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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:37 am

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Our special festive edition of Retro Gamer includes...

The Twelve Games of Christmas
We kick off the festive season with our very own 12 picks to play at Christmas

The Making of... Bounder
The developers of Gremlin's cult classic reveal how it came to be.

Retroinspection - Atari ST
Why Atari's ST was so much more than just a poor man's Amiga.

The Classic Game - Turtles in Time
Why Konami's Turtles in Time remains one of the company's greatest scrolling fighters.

The History of Shining Force
The complete story behind Sega's amazing strategy series.

The Twilight Game Zone
Bizarre games that you simply must play.

The Making of - SWIV
All that you'll ever need to know about the hit blaster.

Why You Must Play - Bonanza Bros
Burgling fun with Sega's sneaky duo.

The Making of - Panzer Dragoon Saga
We discover all the hidden truths behind Sega's classic RPG.

Something Old, Something New - Metal Slug 7
SNK Playmore discusses the latest game in the Metal Slug series.


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- The redesigned bits and That cover
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Post by rupert » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:28 am

Got mine this morning.

Not had time to read anything but i've flicked all the way through. Looks good so far.
I noted the Swiv feature, I totally forgotton about that game, will enjoy reading that. Also Bonanza Bros, I used to love that but not played it for years.

Also spotted my quote on the forum section, kinda cool.

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Post by markopoloman » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:31 am

WOW! :shock:

A NEW OLI FREY cover! and it's a Christmas cover too :D

Like going back in time and being 11 again - now where is that Christmas music CD gone.......................


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Post by damoxuk » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:26 am

Also got this morning. The cover is just Sweet - hats of for getting Oli to do a new cover :D

As for the Features - loved the SWIV feature - damn so many hours lost (well not lost really :) playing that on the Amiga. Atari sT feature looks interesting as back in the day I was a Amiga guy and not really played or new much about it's rival. And of course the Turtles Arcade classic game - classic indeed.

Activisionaries however i already read in Games Tm a month back :( (I'm sure I did - right?

As for the Redesign - hmm apart from the Contents page - which looks neater not really noticed any real changes in terms of font/section designs looks pretty much the same. But still class.

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Post by The Master » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:29 am

SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER

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Post by TheDude18 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:31 am

What Bill Bailey said. :wink:
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Post by ToxieDogg » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:46 am

A great mag...love the Twilight Zone games feature, but....

No Captain America Retro Shamer!! :shock:

D'you hear that pitiful noise? That's the sound of me weeping, that is :cry:

Ruined my Xmas, that has :evil:
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:49 am

ToxieDogg wrote:A great mag...love the Twilight Zone games feature, but....

No Captain America Retro Shamer!! :shock:

D'you hear that pitiful noise? That's the sound of me weeping, that is :cry:

Ruined my Xmas, that has :evil:
Calm down, it's been pulled to next issue as we've given it a make over :)
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Post by woody.cool » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:08 am

SHOW THE GODDAMN COVER, ALREADY!

Please, please, please!

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Post by markopoloman » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:52 am

Well, as for the gradual re-designed bits, the 'From the Forum' bit is 100% better! A whole page with LOADS of bits thrown in. I like that very much.

Homebrew is good (no re-design) BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can you change the score colour from green to ANYTHING ELSE! I have to hold the mag up to my eyeball to work out what the scores are!!!!

Loved the Bounder 'making of' article - one of my fave C64 games!

Back to the 80's and 90's were as usual absolutely brilliant

as for the cover.................................... HERE YOU GO!!!


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Post by The Master » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:44 am

Oh, I think I've just cum...
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Post by smila » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:43 am

what a cracking xmas cover that is.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:46 am

That cover is so much better than last year's.
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Post by Team Alfie » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:49 am

Upon initial inspection (i.e. opening the magazine and flicking through it without reading any of the articles) the front end looks a lot more lively, engaging and fresh now. As a consequence the untouched RetroRadar looks a little left out and like it should be next in line for a revamp, although I appreciate the redesign is supposed to be gradual. It's all going nicely so far.
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Post by Timothy Lumsden » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:52 am

Frey xmas covers were as much part of my childhood xmases as roger moore james bond films. Can't wait to pop to smiths later in the week and get a copy!

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