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by TheAlex
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum Issue 202
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: From The Forum Issue 202

Hyrule Field, Ocarina of Time. It seemed massive back then as the link between locations. It was a relaxing place to be - possibly the first time I thought that about a game? I loved the sunsets and sunrises, the music and how it became eerie at dusk. I loved galloping across it with Epona.
by TheAlex
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Tetris 99
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: Tetris 99

I've never been a big Tetris fan, but Tetris Attack is one of my favourite all-time games. How does Tetris 99 compare?
by TheAlex
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 200
Replies: 59
Views: 1580

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 200

It's the first time I've spent 20 minutes looking at a magazine cover...then more when I realised the image was the poster too.

I'm enjoying the issue so far, and it looks like one I'll read from cover to cover. I'm looking forward to the bedroom coders and gaming magazine issues.
by TheAlex
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 48
Views: 1040

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

Is this something Retro Gamer could do an article about? Pressure and all that.

I bought a DVD from CEX recently, and on closer inspection, the cover is poor quality so maybe they printed that themselves. That's rather scammy if so.
by TheAlex
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Non-gaming music that reminds you of game music
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Non-gaming music that reminds you of game music

PostieDoc wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:37 am
Game of Thrones title music sounds uncannily similar to the original Settlers game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r385tMuVwjg
I hear that. It reminded me of Song of Storms from Ocarina of Time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KhEMcJoNiA - but Settlers may be even closer.
by TheAlex
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Non-gaming music that reminds you of game music
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Non-gaming music that reminds you of game music

This track reminds me of something from Perfect Dark and/or GoldenEye on the N64. I can't quite place it to a particular tune (anyone?), so although I haven't played either game for a couple of years, maybe it's more about the atmosphere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mv4biRn9bE I asked the guita...
by TheAlex
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Buying CD's
Replies: 41
Views: 1906

Re: Buying CD's

An EP I loved disappeared off Spotify, iTunes etc. earlier this year. I wish I'd bought the MP3s.

I've recently bought CDs by Polish post-rockers Tides from Nebula and violin/piano duo AVA, both signed at gigs to make them that bit special.
by TheAlex
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release
Replies: 78
Views: 1759

Re: The most disappointed you've ever been in a release

There was a while where everything RareWare touched seemed to be gold. The reviews for Banjo Kazooie were great, so I was very excited, and this was after Blast Corps, Diddy Kong Racing and GoldenEye proved Rare was making awesome games for N64. Only, I didn't like Banjo Kazooie. I thought things mi...
by TheAlex
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Collecting Amstrad CPC boxed games
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Collecting Amstrad CPC boxed games

Most of my Amstrad games are in a plastic case, but the following are boxed if I remember rightly:
Galaxy Force (I think this came with a poster).
Flimbo's Quest.
Chase H.Q.

I'll have a longer think. I can't remember the others...
by TheAlex
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1670
Views: 42538

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Thanks for the recommendations @pratty and @Havantgottaclue

I see Ni no Kuni is coming to Switch, so as a big Studio Ghibli and Joe Hisaishi fan, that's another 'must-have'...
by TheAlex
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1670
Views: 42538

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I barely play games these days - only the occasional retro game or with family and friends when I visit. My only 'current' console is the SNES Mini. I'm thinking of buying a Switch for Collection of Mana, though it's too ridiculous to spend £300 just for an official translation and release of a 25-y...
by TheAlex
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Review Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Retro Gamer Review Marks

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:09 am
We might go really old school and have separate scores for graphics, sound, playability etc for the home brew stuff.
I prefer this way of scoring for all games. Playability is always the most important in my opinion, and the graphics could look great in the magazine but not when seen in action.
by TheAlex
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields

Did you have to do much research in terms of watching childrens' programmes? Were you made aware of a bug in the Amstrad CPCs Sooty and Sweep where the game froze every time you entered the bathroom? How did you get the handling so perfect on Postman Pat's van? I played that game recently and it sti...
by TheAlex
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 1384

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

I buy the magazine for the content, the cover for me isn't that important. People seem to put far too much weight on it when in reality I can't imagine they actually spend that much time looking at it. You don't know how 'sad' I am. :wink: I can look at a screenshot of Yoshi's Island anytime, which...
by TheAlex
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 1384

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

I'm surprised the subscriber covers are still going given how much the negative feedback outweighs the positive on this forum. I much prefer (and love) the newsstand cover again this month: https://twitter.com/RetroGamer_Mag/status/1107617369604739072 (though the first replier to that Tweet prefers ...