Search found 73 matches

by Gordon Bennett
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games you knew were great but you just couldn't get into
Replies: 76
Views: 1518

There were several of them, but for me what is most glaring is that I never could enjoy the NES or SNES. I hated the NES controllers. I was used to joysticks at the time, and found the corners of the gamepad dug into my hands. Also, I found the games that I played on it to be ugly and uninspiring, w...
by Gordon Bennett
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So what’s the deal with retro in GameStation?
Replies: 61
Views: 2468

Theres a vectrex in my local GS. I didn't ask how much it costs though :oops: It's definitely worth picking up if it's in your price range. There's nothing else like it, the games are generally good, and there are a few recent homebrew releases that you can buy on cartridge. I'm not too keen on the...
by Gordon Bennett
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 3DO, is it worth buying?
Replies: 12
Views: 494

I think will2097 covered things pretty well in his post above, but I'll add my two pence anyway. It is definitely worth it. The 3DO is my personal favourite console, mainly because of its unusual game library, and the fun that I had with it. In terms of quality games, the best that I have played wer...
by Gordon Bennett
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your favourite console/computer sound chip ^.^
Replies: 48
Views: 1264

It's got to be the SID, hands down. So many deeply satisfying sounds have come out of that little beauty. Warm, buzzing basslines, chirpy ring modulation, delicious filter sweeps. The SID aesthetic is at once unique, instantly recognisable, and a sheer brainbuzz of joy. I put the AY/YM as a second. ...
by Gordon Bennett
Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum Question 47
Replies: 85
Views: 6073

Two player cooperative Elite - one on the keyboard, one with the joystick. Great fun.
by Gordon Bennett
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: People who just don't "get" Retro Gaming
Replies: 130
Views: 5532

I don't really know anyone right now who plays games at all. So, for me, gaming is strictly a solo activity. Occasionally I meet someone who played computer games as a child, and get to astound that person by showing them ScummVM on my Palm. For them, the interest is purely a matter of childhood nos...
by Gordon Bennett
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for David Braben and Ian Bell
Replies: 38
Views: 3256

1. What are the origins of the star system names?

2. Who is Sara? (ST/Amiga cheat).

3. Where did the idea for Thargoids come from?

4. Speaking of Thargoids, I was once attacked by two at the same time. Was this particular piece of sadism put in the game on purpose?
by Gordon Bennett
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:30 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Flash games section?
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

Flash games section?

I think some coverage of Flash based games would be good for the magazine. i was looking around the web today, and thought about the potential retro gaming appeal that Flash offers. In many ways some of what I found reminded me of the 8-bit era. - Most of the games are apparently made by individual ...
by Gordon Bennett
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: what do you think is the best video-game before 1992?
Replies: 41
Views: 6335

It's got to be Damocles on the ST and Amiga.

There is so much exploration to be done in that game, the sheer scope and depth of it is amazing. I spent hours flying and teleporting around that solar system, constantly finding new things.
by Gordon Bennett
Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 46
Replies: 83
Views: 5886

Star Raiders. There was quite literally nothing else in its time that offered such pure, deep immersion in a game world. An absolutely spectacular experience to discover.
by Gordon Bennett
Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most beautiful game you ever played?
Replies: 139
Views: 7445

Photopia
Loom
Ceremony of Innocence
Gadget: Past as Future
Trinity
A Mind Forever Voyaging
The Longest Journey
Elroy Goes Bugzerk
Quantum Gate II - Vortex
Portal
Dolphin's Rune
Alice in Wonderland (windham classics)
Below the Root
Alter Ego

That's all that comes to mind at the moment.
by Gordon Bennett
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: ET phone Retro Gamer
Replies: 45
Views: 5101

I would go with Plumbers Don't wear Ties for the 3DO. Yes, it is rare. It's also obscure, even for a 3DO exclusive title. It's also awful. It's barely a game at all, it's just a choose-your-own-adventure dating sim with still photos and badly recorded voiceovers. The few drawn graphics in the game a...
by Gordon Bennett
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Over-rated games: suggestions for possible article
Replies: 61
Views: 6352

How about Outrun Europa for the Spectrum? Your Sinclair gave it a positive review with several remarkably colourful screenshots, which the review also gushed over - colours which were nowhere to be seen once you actually bought the game and took it home.