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by joefish
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Home Brew Section
Replies: 208
Views: 29180

Re: Home Brew Section

Wishing our own 'Big K' all the best for his recovery, and hoping he is back up and at 'em soon enough.

But to the editor, could someone not have penned something relevant to homebrew to fill the gap in the meantime?
by joefish
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 210
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 210

Just seen the next issue in Tesco, a day before it's supposed to be out.
Any subscribers got theirs yet?
by joefish
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 1915

Re: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?

Nope. Got to be Buzzsaw+ (Box Deluxe Mix) on the Spectrum. This is a completely independent and unbiased opinion, of course. :D :D :D Seriously though, I like Tetris , but have rather had my fill of it over the years. Personally I think Puzzle Bobble is probably one of the best alternatives out the...
by joefish
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Change one thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3445

Re: Change one thing?

My top gripe with the Spectrum is that the 128K really should have had the option of the extra graphics mode that Timex added to their Spectrum variant, with 8x1 colour attributes instead of 8x8. It costs very little to implement in the ULA as it just re-uses the pixel address counter for colours (w...
by joefish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 182 missing something?
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Issue 182 missing something?

Did someone forget to put the freebie SEGA sticker sheet in the outgoing subscriber copies, or just mine?
I got the MegaDrive mini-book, but no stickers that I can find.
by joefish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 1915

Re: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?

Nope. Got to be Buzzsaw+ (Box Deluxe Mix) on the Spectrum.
This is a completely independent and unbiased opinion, of course. :D :D :D
by joefish
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gaming elements that annoy you.
Replies: 36
Views: 2165

Re: Gaming elements that annoy you.

I hate the escort missions too. Just Cause 2 had some terrible ones where the guy you're supposed to keep alive keeps running out in front of a gattling gun. Although in places the free-roaming nature of the game would let you mess with the neatly scripted events :mrgreen: One I remember had a choke...
by joefish
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your go-to MAME games
Replies: 27
Views: 1089

Re: Your go-to MAME games

A lot of variety in this list! And it reminds me, I haven't played Mappy in a while. Nor Time Pilot or Sky Kid Deluxe . Though they're great games I'm more into later stuff with better 2D graphics. My go-tos are usually Space Harrier and R-Type . I also like a bit of Trigon , and Midnight Wanderers ...
by joefish
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: 30 years of CITV
Replies: 30
Views: 3883

Re: 30 years of CITV

greenberet79 wrote:I'm not sure of this "Ant and Dec" you speak of.
Did PJ and Duncan make an appearance on it?
Actually, yes, they did. The very last show Ant & Dec did for CITV featured a viewer's vote that ended in all the presenters and guest bands joining in a performance of Let's Get Ready to Rhumble. :lol:
by joefish
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 165 - Worst jump from 2D to 3D
Replies: 23
Views: 1032

Re: From The Forum issue 165 - Worst jump from 2D to 3D

I think Sonic was the biggest disappointment. Lemmings and Worms flat-out didn't work with the primitive environmental modelling of the time, and the new camera view didn't suit those game types at all. Earthworm Jim , Castlevania , Alundra and a load of others jumped to 3D before the technology was...
by joefish
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 164
Replies: 54
Views: 2456

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 164

I liked the piece on Top Ten, but I thought it overdid the praise for all their games, when a couple of them (e.g. Dawnssley) were proper stinkers.
by joefish
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First home game u played that was closest 2 arcade quality?
Replies: 42
Views: 1564

Re: First home game u played that was closest 2 arcade quali

I think pre-rendered works OK if: (a) there was a decent designer involved in the first place (b) the art design is consistent across all sprites and backgrounds (c) the lighting of the models isn't so directional that it's obvious when a sprite is drawn in the 'wrong place' compared to its neighbou...
by joefish
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First home game u played that was closest 2 arcade quality?
Replies: 42
Views: 1564

Re: First home game u played that was closest 2 arcade quali

Pre-rendered on really snes doesn't look good, but like I said i'm not a fan of the technique anyway. You could start a thread of Arcade Games that look like crap shareware knock-offs based on that! I remember the first time I saw a Prehistoric Isle 2 arcade machine and thinking 'Wow, there's a seq...
by joefish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best vehicles in games
Replies: 23
Views: 711

Re: Best vehicles in games

HALO's Warthog is a lot of fun to drive, and also to man the gun turret while a second player drives.
Also loved the Desert Fox from XBox Crimson Skies - fast and manoeverable with neat weapons.
by joefish
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First home game u played that was closest 2 arcade quality?
Replies: 42
Views: 1564

Re: First home game u played that was closest 2 arcade quali

Probably when I got New Zealand Story on the Atari ST. It's not arcade-perfect by quite a way - the screen clearly still has borders and a fixed score panel. But it was the first time I was playing a game with proper hi-res coloured sprites, colourful scrolling backgrounds (instead of mostly black s...