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by skinny
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 128
Replies: 139
Views: 4121

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 128

Nice to see a mention of Croc - a game I played, enjoyed and finished back in the day. I do remember the camera was very dodgy at times, but there were some nice hidden bonus levels if you could find them. Is it just me that's surprised that issue 128 doesn't have anything relating to systems with 1...
by skinny
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 125 - Favourite movie licence
Replies: 52
Views: 1585

Re: From the forum issue 125 - Favourite movie licence

I remember standing in the shop (I think it was WH Smith's) watching people playing Ghostbusters (on a C64) and thinking how amazing it looked so I bought it (I had a Spectrum). Even though it wasn't quite as good I still thought it was fantastic, but at school on Monday morning I was told it was a ...
by skinny
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 123
Replies: 53
Views: 3469

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Favourite article was the Stonkers one. I loved that game! Have to say I'm sad to see Iain Lee go. I remember when he first started writing in the magazine and I thought 'Why is that guy who used to be on the telly writing in Retro Gamer', but nearly every month what he wrote struck a chord with me....
by skinny
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Feature Request - Music Games
Replies: 20
Views: 2017

Re: Feature Request - Music Games

Wham! The Music Box on the Spectrum. I used to spend hours trying to make half-decent sounding tunes. I should dig out my Spectrum and see if my old tapes will still load, and find out just how bad they sound these days!
by skinny
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 114 Platformers
Replies: 138
Views: 7817

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Croc on the Playstation. One of those games that turned up as a demo on a magazine disc and was good enough to go and buy. It was out when Nintendo had Mario 64 which I'll admit was better! But, it was an enjoyable game which was good to play, a bit challenging at times (including an annoying camera...
by skinny
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 111 - Feedback Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 6113

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 111 - Feedback Thread

Nice to see my old school friend Barry Leitch finally making it into Retro Gamer. I remember when he was starting out with computer music (the days of the 'Chicken Song' and a rather nice C64 version of 'Bat Out of Hell') then one day he didn't come back to school and the rest is history!
by skinny
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum issue 113 Amiga
Replies: 80
Views: 3764

Re: From the Forum issue 113 Amiga

Never had one personally, but a friend's brother had one and it was the first place I saw Microprose F1GP, so I'd have to say that. The first step (if I don't count Revs!) of an incredible series.
by skinny
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 109
Replies: 55
Views: 4451

Re: From the forum issue 109

While I loved Jetpac (it just went on and on and on!) probably Atic Atac. Fantastic smooth animation and having different secret passages for each character gave it real longevity and a feeling of 'three games in one'.
by skinny
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 106 feedback thread
Replies: 203
Views: 13022

Re: Issue 106 feedback thread

Loved the Astro Wars article - I remember a mate of mine had it and I thought it was amazing at the time. I had CGL's Galaxy Invader 1000, which sadly I left at my parents' house and was 'disposed of' during a house move. I bet the price of Astro Wars and other similar games go through the roof on e...
by skinny
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: 'retro' films you think people should see...
Replies: 94
Views: 5078

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Some great shouts in this thread already, notably Forbidden Planet, Sleuth and Salem's Lot. I have to add 'The Wicker Man' 1973 with Edward Woodward. (Don't even mention the Cage 'remake') Saw it for the first time while working a nightshift in the early nineties and was stunned. The director's cut,...
by skinny
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Much more DOS and old PC gaming coverage please!!
Replies: 199
Views: 11203

Re: Much more DOS and old PC gaming coverage please!!

I'd be interested to see a Retro Gamer article on the PC game Grand Prix Legends, released in 1998 (that must be retro?!!?) Given the game was based on 1967 Formula 1 (retro!) and is now 14 years old itself, it must qualify? I bought my first PC in 1998, made sure the spec was good enough to run it ...
by skinny
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum issue 99
Replies: 118
Views: 5183

Re: From the Forum issue 99

I had a Spectrum. It was great because it meant being able to play computer games at home. I also only got it because my Grandpa died and it was bought with my share of the inheritance money. Lovely man, and it gave me something to remember him by. And my parents probably thought I would use it to h...
by skinny
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Hot Topic - Best Jetpac game
Replies: 35
Views: 2329

Re: Hot Topic - Best Jetpac game

Original Jetpac on the Spectrum - one of those games that was just so addictive from the first time you played it. Simple? Yes. Repetitive? Yes. Incredibly addictive? Absolutely! An all-time classic, no doubt whatsoever. Also enjoyed Lunar Jetman, but it didn't have the 'just one more go' factor tha...
by skinny
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 92 Feedback Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 6030

Re: Issue 92 Feedback Thread

Game Gear Shinobi article brings back good memories of a game I really enjoyed and played to the end - no walkthroughs, no cheats.
by skinny
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum Issue 91
Replies: 62
Views: 2545

Re: From the Forum Issue 91

The only Sonic games I have played are 1 and 2 on the Game Gear - both were great at the time. I got through the first one in 5 days, then another week to get all the Chaos Emeralds. Now I have to go and dig out my Game Gear for another go!