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by chinnyhill10
Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:22 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Over-rated games: suggestions for possible article
Replies: 61
Views: 6431

How Amstrad Action never noticed the bug in CPC Lemmings that meant that once you got past about level 10, the password system ceased to work. This (for me) rendered the game useless because you'd have to start from the begining each time making the game a tedious chore. Easily worth 20% off the mar...
by chinnyhill10
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official Feedback FOR ISSUE 43
Replies: 168
Views: 13450

The only tricky element of revisiting old reviews would be hunting down the relevant parties and getting them to spill the beans. The YS and AP posses might be fairly easy. I think Stu is still in touch with a few of them who may in turn be in touch with other Future bods. Also the YS Rock And Roll...
by chinnyhill10
Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: GX 4000 rare games
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Apparently Chase HQ2 has been found recently and the guys on the Amstrad scene are currently trying to organise getting a dump of the cartridge for preservation... http://www.cpczone.net/boards/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1341&sid=9e8fe0cdd3e741cd5440900a013a613f Seen that. I'll believe it when I can actua...
by chinnyhill10
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: GX 4000 rare games
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

GX 4000 rare games

Came across this page earlier http://www.pcwking.netfirms.com/cartridge.html As you can see it's a list of GX4000/CPC Plus games including some very rare bootlegged Polish cartidges of games like Gryzor and Spy V Spy. Some of these games seem to be changing hands for a pretty penny and it's unclear ...
by chinnyhill10
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official Feedback FOR ISSUE 43
Replies: 168
Views: 13450

Enjoying this issue so far. The Rise Of The Robots article was really interesting. Finally some clarification as to what happened. One comment about Back To The 90's though, the 8 bits still had a decent market share and a few original games for the first few years of the 90's so I hope they don't g...
by chinnyhill10
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Darran Jones nominated for best videogames journalist
Replies: 35
Views: 3567

Well done. Good to see the magazine recognised at an industry level.
by chinnyhill10
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: This issues "Mobile Reviews"
Replies: 31
Views: 3095

Not saying all games (eg Speccy/C64 new games) should all get high scores because of their cheap price (eg 99p or 1.99 or in a lot of instances the games are free) but it should figure into the score a fair bit Just as they didn't back in the day. You have to judge the game on the merits of the pri...
by chinnyhill10
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: This issues "Mobile Reviews"
Replies: 31
Views: 3095

Personally I think all games should be scored. You can't just say "oh, but a remake can't be rated using the same system as full price games". Hang on, isn't that what magazines used to do with budget games v full price? Back in the 80's in mags like Crash, would games like Thrust have got such high...
by chinnyhill10
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: * OFFICIAL FEEDBACK: ISSUE 41
Replies: 128
Views: 14588

Best issue for a while. Lots to read. Space Invaders, Get Dexter, etc. Only gripe is that the Gamegear article didn't go into detail about why the screen was so bad. The blurring screen caused me to buy a Lynx instead which had a far better screen. Was it just cheap LCD units or (as was hinted at ba...
by chinnyhill10
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Hardware rarity guide
Replies: 18
Views: 3650

Re: Hardware rarity guide

I think RG needs to update the Amstrad 664 and 6128 rarity rating. the 664 needs to be rarer than the 6128 as in over 6 years of looking on ebay I have only ever seen one! in june one sold fo £94 ! the 6128 is reasonably common so needs to be less rare than the 664. I've pointed this out several t...
by chinnyhill10
Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Poll - Will you miss the Darlings?
Replies: 19
Views: 2755

Bunch of geeks (rich ones though) but yeah they did bring back a ton of memories of the glory years in the 80's. They dont look as geeky as they did then thankfully Codemasters became just another games company around the time they changed the logo and released a full price Dizzy game. Until that p...
by chinnyhill10
Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 40
Replies: 122
Views: 14451

Re: From the forum question for issue 40

Hi guys and gals. It's that time of month when I get you to put your thinking caps on and come up with some hilariously funny answers for out monthly question. This month's is First game you ever purchased With my own money? The Apprentice by Mastertronic for the CPC. It was a rubbish version of So...
by chinnyhill10
Tue May 01, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official feedback for issue 37
Replies: 120
Views: 16543

Fab issue. Great to see the old adverts and nice to get the Q+A's going on Desert Island Disks. The new improved map style screenshots for the spreads are a vast improvement as well. More please! I'd like to see Stu doing more articles as well. His current work seems to be well received and with his...
by chinnyhill10
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Thanks for covering Sweevo's World in Retro Gamer
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: Thanks for covering Sweevo's World in Retro Gamer

To all the Retro Gamer staff, thanks for covering the game Sweevo's World in the latest issue of Retro Gamer. I had this game on the Speccy and I thought it was an interesting game to play. The graphics on the amstrad version look almost as identical to the speccy version. If you like Sweevo's Worl...
by chinnyhill10
Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official feedback for issue 36
Replies: 158
Views: 23360

SirClive wrote:I think, it actually was sold. That is actually an advert for the new IM game.
Some marketing executive wasted their money then!