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by backdrifter
Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

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Dread to think how I'll cope once that fifth fret is introduced! Think yourself it's not got as many frets as a real guitar (and steel strings)! http://www.snubcommunications.com/external/rg_guitar.jpg Well, today the fifth fret came into play. And I took to it like the proverbial fish to water :D ...
by backdrifter
Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

It's bloody brilliant! Bought it a month or so ago (cos me £65 altogether) but well worth it.

Only managed to struggle my way through 'medium' thus far. Dread to think how I'll cope once that fifth fret is introduced! Oh, and a shame they had to include a Franz Ferdinand song :wink:
by backdrifter
Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: RG forum's 100 great retro games—as chosen by YOU!
Replies: 522
Views: 70668

65. Sega Rally - Sega Saturn Such sublime handling completely made this game for me. Despite the limited number of tracks, I lost YEARS trying to trim miniscule amounts of time off my quickest laps, and that's something I've been very reluctant to do with most other games. Still the best driving ga...
by backdrifter
Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari Flashback
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Bought this for £10 from PC World too a few weeks back. Only game's I really play much of are Adventure, and Centipede.
by backdrifter
Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most annoying game you've played, and why?
Replies: 39
Views: 5274

Robotech Invasion onthe PS2. Quite how that steaming pile of poo can achieve a 74% at IGN is beyond me.
by backdrifter
Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Books
Replies: 113
Views: 19193

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you really must add "Extra Life, The Coming of Age in Cyberspace" to your collections. The book is a true story about a kid growing up in the 80's and how computers affected his life. I can't see it on Amazon.co.uk, but it's available on .com: Well worth ...
by backdrifter
Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The first game you EVER played on your 8-bit computer.
Replies: 129
Views: 16085

Well, considering I was only born in '84, I seem to recall my first game being Football Manager on the C64, tinkering with my dad's team while he made tea. I must've only been 1, or 2 years old!
by backdrifter
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 23
Replies: 61
Views: 9508

The Sonic games, at least up until Sonic & Knuckles. After that, things went a bit sour. Sonic Rush was a delightful (near) return to form. The Shining Force, and Streets of Rage games are still regularly played in my humble abode. The MD SF games hold some of my most loved gaming memories in fact. ...
by backdrifter
Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games with most hours played
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

I think it's a close run thing between Championship Manager 97/98, Championship Manager 01/02, and Civilization II.

I put the blame squarely on Civ II for ruining my GCSE results, and plummeting me towards a career of freelance writing rather than a Computer Sciene degree!

Thank you Civ II :wink:
by backdrifter
Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Forget the arcades of the 80s - remember the computer shops
Replies: 57
Views: 15360

I've absolutely no idea what the shop itself was called, but just I have very vivid memories of travelling into Sheffield with my uncle, every Saturday morning. We'd wander down the 'The Moor', then turn off at the bottom, wander along for another 5 mins or so, and finally come to this tiny little g...
by backdrifter
Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum question for issue 22
Replies: 85
Views: 11403

Not really a 'retro' answer, but Introversion Software are the developers that single handedly restored my faith in gaming. The first development team in a long long time that I can be sure will release absolutely fantastic titles.
by backdrifter
Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite recent Retro Game releases
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

The Taito Collections have been absolutely wonderful! Easily my favourite retro release.
by backdrifter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If one game could be remade for today...what would it be
Replies: 81
Views: 11122

I'd personally like a see a re-make of the Saturns Dark Savior. A souped up set of graphics, and an improved battle system would be nice.
by backdrifter
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: RG tie ins! Did anyone else know about this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

Spotted these in the PC World in Rotherham last week. Decided to have a look, but my god did the game's looks shockingly bad!
by backdrifter
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's your favourite genre?
Replies: 134
Views: 9285

Well, youve been encouraged me to search out a copy of the original. My bank balence thanks you :P