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Post by jdanddiet » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:29 pm

As much as I enjoy reading about games I haven't played, it's always more fun to read about something I did play, and systems that I played them on as well.

As a result this issue was a real gem for me for several reasons.

Amstrad CPC 6128: my mate had one of these beauties and have some great memories playing some fantastic games. Article seemed a bit short though, could have used a couple more box outs to break it up?

Jon Ritman: one of my heroes (ermm look at the avatar....) so a real treat

Wing Commander: great article, very in-depth, no mention of the film, loved it.

Battlezone: seriously, who did not fall in love with this in the arcades?

Renegade: The Speccy version is the best. The end.

Baldur's Gate: my introduction to RPG's and still one of my faves along with it's fellow infinity engine games.

The forgotten ones: nice little unexpected gem this. very interesting.

Top 25 isometric games: The Great Escape was 6 places too low. Otherwise fine.

Accolade: ummm my favourite Accolade game was Universal Soldier, one of the three to avoid...good article though, lots of info and variety.

Myst: I won't read this 'cos I hated the game. Oh well.

Otherwise the usual sections were of their usual quality and the only bit of skin on the back pages was a bloke!
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Post by kelp7 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:11 pm

jdanddiet wrote:Amstrad CPC 6128: my mate had one of these beauties and have some great memories playing some fantastic games. Article seemed a bit short though, could have used a couple more box outs to break it up?
Likewise it was my best mate that had a CPC6128 and it really was an awesome machine. Used to love playing Nemesis, Laser Squad, Trapdoor, Rampage, Ghosthunters and a few others. Also making our own GAC adventures :)
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Post by romanista » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:56 am

haven't seen the issue yet, but the feature about macretro was surely the best page the magazine ever had..

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Post by Sureshot » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:04 pm

Just to let you know, I was in Smiths today and they've already got this month's in. Haven't read through most of it yet but I'm obviously very pleased to see my Retrobate profile in there - cheers Darran. :)

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Post by DJevAL » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:41 pm

Wooo!

That's me in Collector's Corner!!


What with pieces on the Amstrad CPC 6128, Renegade, Head Over Heels/Ritman, Psycho Pigs UXB (just got this recently! Addicted to it!!), and Battlezone... this is for obvious reasons my fav issue for a long time :D:D

CHEERS DAZ AND TEAM!!!

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Post by Xyphoe » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:44 pm

^ ^ ^

Oh and new username from now on.
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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:37 pm

oh I forgot to mention it's was nice to see Maria Whittaker's boobs again, cheers B&B!
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Post by russgalleywood » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:18 am

Hi Guys,

haven't finished reading it yet but looking good so far, up to the usual standard.
(Love the Baldurs Gate article but wish it could have been a little longer).

One thing I have noticed which may seem petty and not be very important to most readers but a few may understand.

In the back pages there no naked ladies!

Now, while I have no issue with looking at pretty girls in their undies, (don't tell the wife), I prefer for my 9 and 5 year old Lads not to see these to often just yet as they also love looking through the mag with me.
So it was nice for once to not have to skip past these pages whilst reading it with the 9 year old!

I know you hard-working staff and contributors have nothing to do with this really but just wanted to say, well done on this :)

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Post by kelp7 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:37 pm

DJevAL wrote:Psycho Pigs UXB (just got this recently! Addicted to it!!)
Anyone remember the magazine adverts for this? 'scandalous'....
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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:18 pm

kelp7 wrote:
DJevAL wrote:Psycho Pigs UXB (just got this recently! Addicted to it!!)
Anyone remember the magazine adverts for this? 'scandalous'....
I was actually very suprised that the adverts weren't mentioned. They are by far the main reason why this game has remained memorable for most gamers , same as the Game Over ad
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Post by Mayhem » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:36 pm

Actually I forgot to mention that myself... indeed, the lack of even a note about the advert was surprising.
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Post by Lorfarius » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:19 am

jdanddiet wrote: Wing Commander: great article, very in-depth, no mention of the film, loved it.
The film was mentioned.
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Post by sirclive1 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:56 am

Best issue for a good while (nowt wrong with the last few , this issue is just superb).

The Jon Ritman interview is the best interview ive read in RG.

The homebrew sections are fab.

Loved the making of Battlezone.

Top 25 isometric feature was interesting , we should have more " Top 25 " features.

Thanks for a great issue !
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Post by Fred83 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:55 am

Lorfarius wrote:
jdanddiet wrote: Wing Commander: great article, very in-depth, no mention of the film, loved it.
The film was mentioned.
No mention of the cd32 version *im open to correction if i have missed that!

Cool to see sonic 4 *sometimes known as sonic crackers* mentioned in the mag
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Post by Dunjohn » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:13 pm

Yes! I've finally been deemed worthy to appear in the magazine in non-incidental form*! And all it took was a massively-expanded From the Forum box clearly badly in need of filler quotes. The fact that I'm talking about a Mario game makes me feel like a traitor, but Sonic 3D was 95% platformy bits.

Haven't read much else yet. Shoot 'em up special next month, which is odd; based on what I've seen on the forums, nobody's really interested in that genre. Ploughing through the Myst article at the mo', it's great!

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