Official Feedback Thread - Issue 60

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Post by merman » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:50 am

mikeb wrote:Enjoyed the Frak! Making Of. And here was me thinking the name obviously came from Battlestar Galactica... Have'nt played it in a while but I did'nt remember the C64 version being that bad, but maybe I'm mixing it up with memories of the BBC game in the school computing dept. That's certainly one big fat Trog...
The biggest problem with Trog and his pixels being so wide on the C64 is that you cannot see very far ahead, making some of the leaps of faith even more difficult...

I'll wait for the official thread, but unofficially I'd say this is an EXCELLENT issue with a great range of content (from 8-bit to arcade to 16-bit to PC) and some very well written features. Great job, guys!
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Post by The Master » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:51 pm

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Tore open the wrapping, opened at random, and inhaled deeply - MMMMMMmmmm, the scent of Robotron 2084.

This occasion must go down in history,

(now for another sniff)
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Post by Fightersmegamix » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:30 pm

It's a good issue. I like mario kart and would prefer fewer in depth articles rather than lots of one or two page spreads. Would have been a lot better with a top 25 shmups though :)

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Post by psj3809 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:39 pm

The Frak article was superb, really brought back the memories. Someone installed that on the BBC's at school so everyone started playing that game, not the best game but back then it was very good.

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Post by Havantgottaclue » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:33 pm

I've not had much time to read the issue much yet but I have read the MSX Retroinspection, and it was excellent. Great to see Space Manbow in the Perfect Ten - it's a pretty nifty shooter.

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Post by AmigaJay » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:01 pm

I've had a quick glance through, looks a great issue, I'm playing catch up reading old issues I've bought plus I'm only 1/2 way through issue 59! the only reason i opened the sub bag was my g/f saw the mariokart cover and wanted to read it she loves the game...i think our 3000+ game dual on our DS' proves this!

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Post by neuromancer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:36 am

Those of you who have girlfriends who read the mag, you're lucky. Mine reads Canal Boat magazine. She doesn't understand my retro passion at all :(

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Post by markopoloman » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:23 pm

neuromancer wrote:Those of you who have girlfriends who read the mag, you're lucky. Mine reads Canal Boat magazine. She doesn't understand my retro passion at all :(
Off to work now- but am really looking forward to all the 'canal' jokes/comments when I get back in :lol:

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Post by shifter » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:29 pm

been way to busy but getting though this issue.

Really like the MK feature had me glued to the very end.

Robotron2084 mmmmm the dribble on the pages i tried to blame on the dog but dont have a dog sighhhh.

Probally get flamed for this but the star letter on the letters page about the mini pacman was really intresting would love to have seen more about that kinda phone modding etc.

off to read some more 8)

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:22 pm

neuromancer wrote:Those of you who have girlfriends who read the mag, you're lucky. Mine reads Canal Boat magazine.
So she takes pleasure from canal knowledge? ;)
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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:55 pm

guess it doesn't float her boat...

Rather than criticising your retro passion , she should be whispering sweet conversational nothings like "goodness , something twice the size of the royal barge has just hoved into view between the sheets" :wink:
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Post by nokgod » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:54 pm

See if you can find a canal boat simulator, i bet the Japanese have got one somewhere..... :?

only just opened mine today, having just got back from the wilds of Snowdonia. Great cover, Mariokart is one of my all time faves so i'm looking forward to this.... :D
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Post by raith_rover » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:50 pm

Going to try and track down a copy. Failed in Edinburgh earlier, so hopefully can pick it up somewhere else that's normally a good bet.

It is disheartening that finding the mag is troublesome for some of us - yes, I know subscribe - with the shelves full of 360 and PS3 mags all proclaiming the same exclusives.

On the debate for the cover game, I enjoyed Mario Kart but never the same paramount zeal that many others managed.

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Post by markopoloman » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:51 pm

Ant & Paranoid - I knew we'd get canal jokes from you two :lol:

But only two!!!

and I expected so much more :roll:

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Post by JetSetWilly » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:53 pm

I liked the front cover, and the issue looks stuffed to the spine with good features. Have had a quick flick through but am going to have a proper read tomorrow when I get some time to myself. The R-TYPE feature looks awesome, though.
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