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Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover of the Imagine era

Poll ended at Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:14 pm

Elite
3
8%
Pitfall!
4
10%
R-Type
5
13%
3D Ant Attack
1
3%
Christmas 2008
5
13%
Battlezone
3
8%
Rare
7
18%
Pac-Man
7
18%
Mario-Kart
4
10%
Space Invaders
1
3%
 
Total votes: 40

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Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - (round 1) poll closed

Post by neuromancer » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:14 pm

For my thousandth post (at time of writing) I thought I'd try something new - namely my first ever poll

[Edit: Rounds 1 - 5 and the Face-off are now closed. The Grand Final round can be found here:]
[http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13996]

Given the current discussions concerning design in the 'new look forum' thread, which includes the magazine as well as this site, I wondered what everyone's favourite Imagine-era cover has been?

[edit] - following SirClive's suggestion (below) I'll run this in rounds - this is now round one; the winning cover and runner-up from each round will be entered into a Grand Final poll.

Round two can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13830

Round three can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13832

Round four can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13834

Round five (and final) can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13835

To jog memories I've included the ten covers below (all images have been lifted from the back-issues section of the Imagine web-site - hopefully they won't mind!)

Elite, Pitfall!, R-Type
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3D Ant-Attack, Christmas 2008, Battlezone
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Rare, Pac-Man, Mario-Kart, Space Invaders
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover of the Imagine era

Post by SirClive » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:17 pm

I did one of these polls a year or so ago. It seems a bit pointless to do it with just 10 so why don't you do heats and then a final.
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover of the Imagine era

Post by Rinoa » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:18 pm

I really like this month's Pac-Man cover.
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover of the Imagine era

Post by neuromancer » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:20 pm

SirClive wrote:I did one of these polls a year or so ago. It seems a bit pointless to do it with just 10 so why don't you do heats and then a final.
That would have been a better approach, you're right. I don't think I'm going to change it though as it's been a bit of a nightmare using Paint Shop Pro and ImageShack to get the covers in place (it's not my forte for certain) :D

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Post by neuromancer » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:31 pm

Rinoa wrote:I really like this month's Pac-Man cover.
It's certainly a tremendous cover, and the screen grab doesn't do the raised-vinyl effect justice. How on earth have you racked up over a thousand posts since October?! It's taken me two years to get to that number :o

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover of the Imagine era

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:31 pm

Would certainly have had T'n'F in there but hey. ~Of those , it has to be Pacman!
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover of the Imagine era

Post by neuromancer » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:40 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Would certainly have had T'n'F in there but hey. ~Of those , it has to be Pacman!
Yep, that was a cracking cover - it was in the fourteen candidates I had but didn't make the final cut...

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Post by CraigGrannell » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:54 pm

Of that selection, Battlezone wins it for me. The attention to detail, including the wee vector imagery for other elements, makes it a real classic. Pac-Man would then be a close second.
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover of the Imagine era

Post by neuromancer » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:57 pm

SirClive wrote:I did one of these polls a year or so ago. It seems a bit pointless to do it with just 10 so why don't you do heats and then a final.
On second thoughts, SirClive, I think I'll run this in rounds - I really must be less of a lazy bugger!

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by SirClive » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:04 pm

OK I'll vote then :)

Pacman by a mile.
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover of the Imagine era

Post by Rinoa » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:14 pm

neuromancer wrote:
Rinoa wrote:I really like this month's Pac-Man cover.
It's certainly a tremendous cover, and the screen grab doesn't do the raised-vinyl effect justice. How on earth have you racked up over a thousand posts since October?! It's taken me two years to get to that number :o
Guess I'm a bit of a chatterbox :)
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by neuromancer » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:12 pm

Round two can be found here:
http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13830

I'm now working on round three...


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Post by woody.cool » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:23 pm

I like the R-Type cover :D

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by SirClive » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:42 pm

Just another quick suggestion - I would put the top 2 from each heat through and have 10 in the final. That would account for if one of the heats was too heavily weighted with the most popular covers (like heat 1).
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