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by TheAlex
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 2128

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

I loved my Amstrad CPC and friends did too. A lot of Amstrad versions were better than the Spectrum equivalents. How many games did you have for your Amstrad? I had about 50 original games and maybe 400 copies. I can't say that I felt missing out having an Amstrad. A good RGB monitor, a fair select...
by TheAlex
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum: 192
Replies: 22
Views: 906

Re: From the forum: 192

It's a tough choice between Daley Thompson's Decathlon on the Amstrad and Wetrix on the N64. I'll go for Wetrix as I enjoyed playing it as recently as last year. It's the second best take on the Tetris formula (behind Tetris Attack on the SNES). Creating lakes to prevent your water meter filling up ...
by TheAlex
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 2128

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

I loved my Amstrad CPC and friends did too. A lot of Amstrad versions were better than the Spectrum equivalents.
by TheAlex
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 190
Replies: 47
Views: 2095

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 190

I was surprised by the f words too - it's not something I expected and hit the wrong side of balance in my opinion. If I had kids I would've considered Retro Gamer a "safe read" too - not that kids are the target market obviously. It's not like it's watering the magazine down by not including a few ...
by TheAlex
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 189
Replies: 23
Views: 1366

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 189

It was a nice surprise to see a feature on Space Station Silicon Valley.
by TheAlex
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: RE: Free Subscription Incentives
Replies: 41
Views: 2217

Re: RE: Free Subscription Incentives

Dave300 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:57 pm
Hi, apologies if this is the wrong place to ask but has anyone received their 8bitDo yet?
Mine arrived about 6-7 weeks after I subscribed.
by TheAlex
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 184
Replies: 20
Views: 1200

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 184

As a returning subscriber (I unsubscribed when it was upped from 6 issues a year, I think), this is an issue I wouldn't have bought, as none of the main features are games I'm interested in. Despite that, I did enjoy reading some of them, especially The Oregon Trail game (which I wasn't aware of). O...
by TheAlex
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Subscriber Covers
Replies: 60
Views: 2706

Re: Subscriber Covers

I don't like being negative about a magazine I generally enjoy, but (now I'm actually a subscriber again) the Daytona subscriber cover is the worst so far. The regular news stand cover looks great.
by TheAlex
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: RE: Free Subscription Incentives
Replies: 41
Views: 2217

Re: RE: Free Subscription Incentives

Hi, I have also been a subscriber for a long time and I have a rolling direct debit subscription where I don't have to keep renewing. Am I able to also get the controller and still keep this self renewing direct debit I have set up? Yes. I've just received this month's issue and there's a full page...
by TheAlex
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Renting videotapes
Replies: 160
Views: 9398

Re: Renting videotapes

'People tell me I'm mad for opening a video rental shop in Liverpool'
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-o ... g-14825811

There's a "hidden arcade" too.
by TheAlex
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: RE: Free Subscription Incentives
Replies: 41
Views: 2217

Re: RE: Free Subscription Incentives

I'd imagine 8bitdo get something out of this, so I doubt the full controller price comes out of magazine funds. It's good publicity for 8bitdo. I've resubscribed for the first time in many years (I guess I buy the magazine 2-4 times a year on average). I'd only seen the 8bitdo controllers a few days...
by TheAlex
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 913

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

I was never a fan of Tetris. A review of Tetris Attack in Nintendo Official Magazine convinced me it was different enough from Tetris, and Tetris Attack became my favourite puzzler of all-time. It's especially fun (and tense) playing multiplayer with my brother - building up massive chains and dropp...
by TheAlex
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Subscriber Covers
Replies: 60
Views: 2706

Re: Subscriber Covers

I'm not a subscriber and I've preferred every one of the newstand covers since the different covers were introduced. I think it works with some magazines. I'm not sure why it doesn't with Retro Gamer. Edit: Now I've subscribed via the controller offer, I hope the subscriber covers are ditched. If an...
by TheAlex
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Magazine cop out !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Magazine cop out !!!

I buy other magazines and Retro Gamer is one of the two best (the other being Wanderlust) in terms of delivering content, especially where the cover feature is concerned. I bought an issue of Trail recently and the main cover feature was a 2-minute read!
by TheAlex
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 178
Replies: 20
Views: 1194

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 178

I enjoyed the MUD article even though some of it went over my head. I was hoping for a bit more from the Goldeneye feature given how many pages it took up, but it was good nonetheless.

I liked the little Oh Mummy feature too. Championship Manager still to read - I'm looking forward to that one.