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by Gordon Bennett
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video Games Within Video Games.
Replies: 46
Views: 918

Re: Video Games Within Video Games.

In The Sims Bustin Out on the N-Gage (but not on the GBA version) you can pick up an older Nokia mobile phone and find Snake and a couple of other older mobile phone games to play on it. In Professor Layton and the Lost Specter there is a second game called London Life available from the main menu. ...
by Gordon Bennett
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game
Replies: 57
Views: 1482

Re: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game

I love, love FMV interactive movie adventures, so choosing a favourite is nigh on impossible. But if I must then it would be Quantum Gate and its sequel, Vortex. It has a strong theatrical aspect to it including convincing acting and explores some interesting ideas regarding illusion and reality tha...
by Gordon Bennett
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Any fans of "The Viz" on here?
Replies: 38
Views: 2579

Re: Any fans of "The Viz" on here?

I liked Billy the Fish. Student Grant was my favourite overall. I also quite liked Roger Mellie and Sid the Sexist, plus several of the one-off strips. On their website there was a Flash based voiced animation of Doctor Poo. I don't know if it's still there.
by Gordon Bennett
Thu May 22, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Suggestions for Retro Gamer
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Suggestions for Retro Gamer

jdanddiet wrote:Hi there,
The mag is still doing the company profiles they are just under a slightly different format these days. I'm working on one at the moment for a quirky developer from the 80s.
Please tell me it is Automata UK.
by Gordon Bennett
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Post Your Interesting Gaming Facts
Replies: 145
Views: 6551

Re: Post Your Interesting Gaming Facts

In the 1980s in America an arcade machine that used a camera to digitise the face of the player to be used as the onscreen protagonist was field-tested. Faces from the high score table were used for the computer opponents. The game was scrapped after developers discovered, much to their surprise, th...
by Gordon Bennett
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Easter eggs feature
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Easter eggs feature

Has there ever been a feature in the magazine covering Easter eggs in games? I can't recall seeing one. It's certainly something I would like to see covered. Perhaps some of the more interesting and elaborate ones that have been done over the years could be mentioned, such as the entire game of Mani...
by Gordon Bennett
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 126 - Favourite isometric games
Replies: 67
Views: 2128

Re: From the forum issue 126 - Favourite isometric games

The Sims. I loved having a house full of people to toy with and build however you like. Just enough onscreen to allow a story to play out in your mind. Very much like Elite in that regard. Plus, with a bit of image editing you can do some customisation. I liked to give my Sims wild hair colours and ...
by Gordon Bennett
Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sigue Sigue Sputnik computer game...
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: Sigue Sigue Sputnik computer game...

The Residents had a couple of quite bizarre CD-ROM titles that were games of a sort. Plus several others had something or other on CD-ROM. Peter Gabriel had two, I believe. Plus Prince, The Rolling Stones, Queensryche, Devo, Primus and Earth Wind & Fire. Plus there are bound to be more that I am for...
by Gordon Bennett
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 123
Replies: 36
Views: 1986

Re: From the forum issue 123

I think I've just remembered that the print manual that I spoke of so glowingly shipped with Sierra's game Red Baron, not with Wings. Perhaps they merged in my mind because I much preferred Wings as a game and spent very little time with Red Baron aside from reading that manual.
by Gordon Bennett
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 123
Replies: 36
Views: 1986

Re: From the forum issue 123

Wings without a doubt for me. From the tremendously dramatic intro to the diary entries and flying missions it had me glued to my Amiga for hours. And between the experience of playing the game and reading the quite long printed manual of background information on the planes and aviators of the Firs...
by Gordon Bennett
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The most unfairly treated system/console
Replies: 204
Views: 4591

Re: The most unfairly treated system/console

I'll say the N-Gage, it was a great little gaming device with (in my opinion) brilliant ports of Tomb Raider, Tony Hawk and Pandemonium available for it. The only thing that let it down for me (and many others) was having to hold the thing sideways to make a call, I'll admit I felt very embarrassed...
by Gordon Bennett
Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 122
Replies: 45
Views: 2437

Re: From the forum issue 122

Timothy Leary's Mind Mirror, written by the famous psychologist and LSD enthusiast himself. It begins with a fairly dull psychological profile test then shifts right into a multiple choice based life simulation with a peculiar sense of humour. One of the few that could truly engage and amuse me at t...
by Gordon Bennett
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2012/13 Football season chat
Replies: 600
Views: 16131

Re: 2012/13 Football season chat

Spector wrote:Meanwhile in Scotland, The Paisley Saint Mirren Football Club of 1877 won the League Cup for the first time with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Heart of Madlithuanian, sorry, Midlothian. They last won a cup in 1987. I was there! :D
Congratulations to St. Mirren on an excellent and well deserved win.
by Gordon Bennett
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Things I'd like to see
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: Things I'd like to see

There was a piece on Delta 4 in one of the early issues but I would like to second the suggestion as something I would like to see revisited, perhaps with more details about each individual Delta 4 game and Kingdom O' Magic.
by Gordon Bennett
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nightmare Park (Commodore PET) for Android
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Nightmare Park (Commodore PET) for Android

The games on your page do look very nice. Both look like they run on Windows Mobile devices with QVGA screens. Mine has VGA, will they still work, and more importantly will they work on it with landscape orientation and a physical keyboard?