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by russgalleywood
Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: EIGHTIES MUSIC.
Replies: 223
Views: 24146

I listen to 80s music on my mp3 player at work nearly every day. My favourites are OMD, A Flock of Seagulls and The Buggles. I dont think I've heard any Buggles apart from VKTRS. I'm going to search for some of their stuff :) Good choice Mate! Love Flock Of Seagulls, 'I Ran' is one of my fave tunes...
by russgalleywood
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: EIGHTIES MUSIC.
Replies: 223
Views: 24146

Alison Moyet's 'Alf' album always reminds me of playing Sabre Wulf! I used to play Space Rogue on the Amiga with my headphones on listening to David Bowie (well he's only partly 80's I guess). I also found Flight Simulator II on the Amiga was greatly enhanced by Jean Michel Jarre's Equinoxe album! A...
by russgalleywood
Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Most Disappointing Purchase Ever?
Replies: 86
Views: 6556

Probably Sanxion. I didn't like the game very much at all, but the picture and music were so good that it didn't feel quite so bad. To this day, I still call "The Montagues and the Capulets" the "Sanxion High-Score table music" whenever I hear it. I agree about Sanxion! Walked two miles to town up ...
by russgalleywood
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Gaming Expo 2007!
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Depends how far back you mean! In the 80's there was a great stall towards the bottom end of the market where they sold cheap 8-bit games, bought many Speccy games there! Now there is a small, expensive console game stand normally with a bored looking teenage girl sitting there yawning and ignoring ...
by russgalleywood
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Gaming Expo 2007!
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Wish we had one, we only have a GAME. I think they have just bought Gamestation haven't they?

I spoke to a Guy in a Gamestation in Cornwall whilst on Holiday and he said they were phasing out all the retro stuff now.

So enjoy it while you can Mate!
by russgalleywood
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Gaming Expo 2007!
Replies: 13
Views: 937

I live near Chelmsford, the place that Charles Dickens described as 'The dullest and most stupid spot on the face of the earth'!
by russgalleywood
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Gaming Expo 2007!
Replies: 13
Views: 937

JetSetWilly wrote:and ongar will always have chavs........id rather have a retro gaming expo, meself!
You 'Essex' people are so coarse aren't you! :D
by russgalleywood
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Gaming Expo 2007!
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Shame there is no longer an English one!

No matter what happens along the way, no matter the trials and tribulations. No matter what cruel trick fate may play or whatever the roll of the dice,
Who knows what will occur in life's rich pageant.

But i'll always have Croydon...... :cry:
by russgalleywood
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Are these old movies worth watching???
Replies: 30
Views: 5629

Unfortunately, Flight of Dragons is pretty hard to get hold of too!

It's never been released on DVD and the video is surprisingly expensive on Ebay generally.

A torrent might be your best bet for Beastmaster now, er...not that I condone the use of such things obviously! :wink:
by russgalleywood
Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Are these old movies worth watching???
Replies: 30
Views: 5629

For an old 80's film I would highly recommend 'Hawk the Slayer' - great film a bit like Red-Sonja with some fairly decent (for the time) fx. I got it on DVD recently and its aged quite well. My favourite character is still the Elfin Bowman who can shoot arrows like a gattling gun! Anyone know where...
by russgalleywood
Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Time for some BBC coverage ?
Replies: 102
Views: 10438

Don't forget Micropower/Program Power Mate! Ghouls was pretty good and the previously mentioned Escape from Moonbase Alpha amongst others. Plus one of the best ever Donkey Kong rip-offs in Killer Gorilla! Virgin did a couple of good ones too I remember, loved Space Adventure. I guess I agree about t...
by russgalleywood
Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Emulation Vs Original Carts
Replies: 51
Views: 2633

Would like to say straight away I do both, I play on the old machines as well as the Laptop or GP2X. Thing is, I find, when you can download every game you ever wanted to play or have somehow, ahem, acquired a huge collection of Amiga ADF's for example, you don't actually play all of them! In other ...
by russgalleywood
Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Time for some BBC coverage ?
Replies: 102
Views: 10438

Ah, hadn't seen those!

Thanks Merman.
by russgalleywood
Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: * OFFICIAL FEEDBACK: ISSUE 40
Replies: 129
Views: 15501

Oh and sorry to appear ignorant but does anything pre-nes and master system era count as 8 bit? Um, the NES and SMS are 8-bit, as are the C64, VCS, Speccy, CPC, BBC, and so on. as for the early machines (spectrums, atari, bbc and other randoms) they usually look like absolute S**T compared to the n...
by russgalleywood
Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Time for some BBC coverage ?
Replies: 102
Views: 10438

On the subject of Firetrack, the author was Nick Orlando I think Not quite. His nom-de-plume was 'Orlando', but his real name was Nick Pelling. Great programmer. 3D Pool is a work of near genius. Model B is my personal favourite Beeb emulator. B-Em is good too. Both are slicker (though less feature...