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by fredghostmaster
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Save our forum!
Replies: 115
Views: 4614

Re: Save our forum!

It's offline more often than online at the moment, no wonder no one is posting :(
by fredghostmaster
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 172 - ZX Spectrum Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 1069

Re: From The Forum issue 172 - ZX Spectrum Anniversary

I mostly play Spectrum games on a DS these days. A Spectrum in your pocket, who knew that day would come all those years ago!
by fredghostmaster
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 80's arcade crash
Replies: 33
Views: 639

Re: The 80's arcade crash

[/quote] The VCS wasn't that popular in the UK, certainly not with my peer group. All i remember are the pong clones that were called "tv games" made by grandstand and the like being popular in the 70s and early 80s, and the BBC micro being introduced into schools. ZX spectrums then took over from 1...
by fredghostmaster
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From THe Forum: Issue 170
Replies: 27
Views: 831

Re: From THe Forum: Issue 170

Never owned a Commodore 64 but always looked forward to playing Graham Gooch's Cricket round my mates house, after school.
by fredghostmaster
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If You Could Choose One System
Replies: 81
Views: 1974

Re: If You Could Choose One System

Spectrum for me, so much variety of games to choose from.
by fredghostmaster
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer 168
Replies: 68
Views: 2101

Re: Retro Gamer 168

Really enjoyed the Imagine article, well the bits I could read anyway!
by fredghostmaster
Mon May 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Highly rated games that you do not like.
Replies: 60
Views: 1436

Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

3D Deathchase on the Spectrum. Played it when it came out and played it on numerous occasions over the years and I just don't see what the fuss is about.
by fredghostmaster
Sat May 13, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: console battle QUARTER FINAL R1 ATARI 2600 VS MASTER SYSTEM
Replies: 40
Views: 866

Re: console battle QUARTER FINAL R1 ATARI 2600 VS MASTER SYSTEM

I haven't been paying much attention to these console vs console threads but thought I'd check this one out as I love the 2600. Seriously, what the hell is going on? Who on earth would rank the crappy Master System above the daddy of them all, the 2600? Dear oh dear...
by fredghostmaster
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why did you choose your avatar?
Replies: 26
Views: 655

Re: Why did you choose your avatar?

Mine is from the most exciting time to enter an arcade, the early 80's.
by fredghostmaster
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Console battle Q7 SUPER NINTENDO VS MEGADRIVE
Replies: 26
Views: 513

Re: Console battle Q7 SUPER NINTENDO VS MEGADRIVE

I owned both. The SNES had my favourite game out of the two (SMW) but overall I played the Megadrive a lot more and I return to it far more frequently than the SNES. Megadrive for the win.
by fredghostmaster
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First games you played on each system
Replies: 46
Views: 1086

Re: First games you played on each system

This has got me racking my brains but I can remember some: Atari 2600 - Outlaw - a kid round the corner had it and I thought it was amazing. ZX81 - was that Asteroids game that someone mentioned earlier where your ship was a number 0-9 - this was at school Spectrum- think it was Penetrator - also at...
by fredghostmaster
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Happy Birthday MAME 20 today.
Replies: 21
Views: 495

Re: Happy Birthday MAME 20 today.

I remember discovering MAME for the first time and I couldn't quite believe it was true until I got it working. When Bombjack appeared on my screen, all ready to play, it felt like Christmas had come early. From that day on, a whole new world of emulation opened up, giving access to all those long f...
by fredghostmaster
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari classics volume 1 and 2
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Atari classics volume 1 and 2

32p each for the likes of Atari Video Cube, Basic Math, Chess etc is too much, yes.
by fredghostmaster
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari classics volume 1 and 2
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Atari classics volume 1 and 2

32p a game isn't great, especially as so many of the better 2600 games are missing. Personally, I own all the 2600 games I like already, on cartridge, plus I can play them all on my PSP or laptop for free, anytime I like. Even so, I'm a sucker for these compilations (I bought the Atari Classics Evol...
by fredghostmaster
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari classics volume 1 and 2
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Atari classics volume 1 and 2

Bit of a rip off making it into 2 volumes, just greedy for 35-40 year old games.