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by fredghostmaster
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If not the "Big 3" 8-bits then who?
Replies: 35
Views: 1617

Re: If not the "Big 3" 8-bits then who?

I'd vote for Vic 20 but it isn't on the list. People forget just how popular a machine it was around 1982-3 until the C64 kind of killed it. Also fond memories of doing my O level Computers exam on a BBC, which I always found easier to program than Commodore or Sinclair computers. Had a few decent g...
by fredghostmaster
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 178
Replies: 20
Views: 1998

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 178

An ok issue for me, personally I think 14 pages of Goldeneye is a bit overkill, at least 4 pages too many but hey ho. I've enjoyed the Enduro Racer, Football Manager & MUD features, so some good stuff in there too.
by fredghostmaster
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From THe Forum 179: Share your Pac-Man anecdotes with us
Replies: 21
Views: 1328

Re: From THe Forum 178: Share your Pac-Man anecdotes with us

I remember going to a holiday camp in 1981, looking forward to playing old favourites Space Invaders & Asteroids. When I got there, I found Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Phoenix & Crazy Climber, all new games to me. I didn't know what to play first, gaming heaven!
by fredghostmaster
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer issue 177
Replies: 94
Views: 6018

Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Finally got round to reading the top 30 and it was largely as expected. The only 3 surprises for me were the NES reaching the top 10, ahead of the Spectrum, which I found rather unlikely and both the Amstrad & the Lynx making the top 30. Still, it was only a bit of fun and an interesting read.
by fredghostmaster
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Space Invaders 40 years old today
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: Space Invaders 40 years old today

A legendary game that changed everything. It hasn't aged well and is pretty dull to play these days but as a young boy, that arcade cab blew my mind and kick started my lifelong love of computer games. Getting an Atari 2600 with Space Invaders remains the greatest Christmas present I ever got.
by fredghostmaster
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game would you like to see remade for the VIC-20
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: What game would you like to see remade for the VIC-20

Reading the Moon Cresta article this month made me try to think whether there was any sort of version for the Vic 20? Obviously not an official version but a rip off? Considering Moon Cresta was out when the Vic 20 was popular and it is a fairly basic game, I'd be quite surprised if no one had a go ...
by fredghostmaster
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New Kickstarter today: Crash 'Magazine' 2018 Annual
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: New Kickstarter today: Crash 'Magazine' 2018 Annual

I've got it but my wife has confiscated it for Christmas. From what I've seen flicking through, it looks excellent. Great job Boyo.
by fredghostmaster
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: [RARE] Polybius 1981 ROM discovered and playable
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: [RARE] Polybius 1981 ROM discovered and playable

If it isn't spam, show some screenprints.
by fredghostmaster
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 176 - Favourite football game
Replies: 34
Views: 1830

Re: From The Forum issue 176 - Favourite football game

My favourite is The Boss by Peaksoft on the Spectrum though that is a management game. I used to have some great late night, post pub drunken battles with my mates on World Cup Italia 90 on the Megadrive, back in the day. Great memories.
by fredghostmaster
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Frank Bruno's Boxing
Replies: 19
Views: 969

Re: Frank Bruno's Boxing

Some excellent games on that Elite compilation.
by fredghostmaster
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - ISSUE 174.
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Re: Retro Gamer - ISSUE 174.

Swearing on the cover just looks wrong. The cover is one of the least memorable I can remember, hopefully the content will make up for it.
by fredghostmaster
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time
Replies: 110
Views: 6106

Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

1. Atari 2600 (10 Points)
2. ZX Spectrum (9)
3. Saturn (8)
4. PSP (7)
5. DS (6)
6. Dreamcast (5)
7. Wii U (4)
8. Megadrive (3)
9. Gameboy (2)
10. Vic 20 (1)
by fredghostmaster
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 175 - Sonic 2: Magic or tragic?
Replies: 20
Views: 860

Re: From The Forum issue 175 - Sonic 2: Magic or tragic?

I've never understood why Sonic 2 is so highly rated, I'd always choose the first Sonic, which I played to death and my kids love even now.
by fredghostmaster
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Subscriber since 2012, really close to cancel it
Replies: 20
Views: 1864

Re: Subscriber since 2012, really close to cancel it

That is awful customer service. Don't give up BenyoBoy, shame them into giving you what you paid for and a proper apology.
by fredghostmaster
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Subscriber since 2012, really close to cancel it
Replies: 20
Views: 1864

Re: Subscriber since 2012, really close to cancel it

Years ago I ordered some back issues. They took my money and never sent me the issues, eventually admitting they were now out of stock. It took me about 6 months to get my money back after endless emails. After that experience I decided never to become a subscriber and judging by peoples posts on th...