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Post by CraigGrannell » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:57 am

I think Mike's answer to this is the most important: very few people have anything remotely accurate regarding sales figures. Even the arcade-game making-ofs only typically offer 'best guess' sales figures. The same goes for release dates.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:35 am

Well, despite my criticisms of the Top25 arcade games feature I had never seen or heard of the Pac-Man game before! So, at least it mean't I discovered something new.

Had a go last night - Its pretty good!

(obviously, I went out and bought the cab :wink: )
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Post by GenghisJones » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:48 pm

only just got around to taking my copy out of the plastic bag - and immediately got a big kick from the Outrun cover: memories of bunking of english lit to play it at Burger Junction came flooding back (though I would have probaby got better than a C if I'd played less Outrun)

great content too - my only quibble is the retro shamer - I actually think the idea of having a retro shamer is brilliant - but the humour is a little..well...Jeremy Clarkson (ie: not as funny as it thinks it is)

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Post by Stuart@retrogamer » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:03 pm

Jeremy Clarkson :D

Darran's going to start writing them for a bit now anyways; we're having a swap around.

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Post by mikeb » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:16 pm

GenghisJones wrote: great content too - my only quibble is the retro shamer - I actually think the idea of having a retro shamer is brilliant - but the humour is a little..well...Jeremy Clarkson (ie: not as funny as it thinks it is)
I have to admit it made me laugh quite a lot. I obviously share Stu's warped sense of humour ;)

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Post by markopoloman » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:18 pm

Take away the humour from that Bionic Granny retro shamer - and there would be about 10 words :lol:

I couldn't string 5 lines together let alone 2 pages on that game!

Keep them like they are.
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Post by GenghisJones » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:25 pm

how about adding a 'developers lowlights' to the retro shamer page - i'm sure most of these developers made more than one shonky game.

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Post by mikeb » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:08 pm

To be fair, they would probably have run out of space on the page with 'early' Mastertronic ;)

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Post by Uridium » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:15 pm

GenghisJones wrote:only just got around to taking my copy out of the plastic bag - and immediately got a big kick from the Outrun cover: memories of bunking of english lit to play it at Burger Junction came flooding back (though I would have probaby got better than a C if I'd played less Outrun)

great content too - my only quibble is the retro shamer - I actually think the idea of having a retro shamer is brilliant - but the humour is a little..well...Jeremy Clarkson (ie: not as funny as it thinks it is)

i'm off for a magical sound shower
lol yeah, I remember bunking off most of my lessons to get to the West End and play the sit down cab in the arcade on The Strand. I also remember trying to show off by completing the stages by using one hand to steer (ooooooh).

By the way. I love the new issue, in particular the Outrun and Konami features. Though don't agree with you about Salamander 2, the first one was waayyyyyyy better. :)

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Post by mikeb » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:51 pm

Uridium wrote:Though don't agree with you about Salamander 2, the first one was waayyyyyyy better.
I think it was fairly diplomatic and only mentioned that the graphics were better, lets face it... I do like the way you can shoot off your options though, makes for unique game among its Konami shmup peers.

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Post by elmosexwhistle » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:59 pm

i was slightly puzzled that the intellivision controller was described as "the best controller ever" (not an exact quote!) because i always found it somewhat difficult and clunky to use, although the swappable overlays were a very cool idea.

issues looking good so far anyway (thumbs up) and i read out the bionic granny article to my friends and we all had a good laugh ^.^

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Post by liveinabin » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:14 pm

I was going to post the same thing. I REALLY tried to get on with the Intellivision. I wanted to play some of those games SO badly and, because of the controller issues, badly was the only way I could play them.

And if the plastic-disc-on-a-spring wasn't bad enough, you couldn't move and fire at the same time! Really uncomfortable in the hand too, being just a rectangle. Still, the writer of the article seemed to get on with it very well. I guess his hands must be just the right size for it.
I had to give up on mine. Such a shame. Tron Solar Sailer with the Intellivoice was awesome, just unplayable with that damn disc.

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Post by liveinabin » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:22 pm

Oops. Forgot to say - this issue was absolutely bloody marvellous!
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I'm one happy subscriber!

Next issue looks fantastic. Can't wait for the Sandy White interview, wish I'd know about Retro Fusion, I'd like to have met him.

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Post by Dunjohn » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:13 pm

Success!

After four months on this godforsak... er, most excellent forum I finally get a mention in the magazine!

Admittedly, it's only a tiny shot of my avatar with my screen name barely visible beneath it on one side of one of the website screenshots on the Retrobates article, but it's a start.

Haven't read much of it yet, I'm only just in the door, but next month's Soul Calibur thing sounds interesting (Sorry. I read magazines starting at the back).
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Post by knight_beat » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:31 pm

Dunjohn wrote:Haven't read much of it yet, I'm only just in the door, but next month's Soul Calibur thing sounds interesting (Sorry. I read magazines starting at the back).
I'm particularly impressed by the retro-themed porn ad this month. Text retro to a phone number and you gain access to a WAP site. Very 1999!

I have only just bought the issue, though it already looks like one of the best issues for ages. Lots of juicy articles that cover a plethora of games (and I don't say that about every mag). Well done chaps! I'm also happy that you resisted the urge to have YET ANOTHER pixel art cover. I hate those things.

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