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Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 2)

Poll ended at Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:54 pm

Speccy
7
19%
Street Fighter
4
11%
Nintendo Entertainment System
1
3%
Dreamcast
5
14%
C64
6
16%
Megadrive
1
3%
Sonic
7
19%
SNES
0
No votes
Morkal Kombat
2
5%
Castlevania
4
11%
 
Total votes: 37

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Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - (round 2) poll closed

Post by neuromancer » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:54 pm

This is round two of my poll to celebrate my thousandth post (or so it was at the original time of writing)

[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]

As the poll will only support ten covers at a time I originally chose ten which I particularly liked, but following SirClive's suggestion I'm now running this in rounds; the winner and runner-up of each round will make it into a Grand Final poll.

Round one can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13825

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!)

Speccy, Street Fighter, Nintendo Entertainment System
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Dreamcast, C64, Megadrive
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Sonic, SNES, Morkal Kombat, Castlevania
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 2)

Post by woody.cool » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:24 pm

I like the Street FIgher cover the most ..... closely followed by the SNES cover.

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 2)

Post by Jeremiah Jones » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:44 pm

The Ayami Kojima artwork on the Castlevania cover is just too good.

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Post by Rinoa » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:44 am

The Sonic cover!
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Post by neuromancer » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:58 am

This was a two-way split between the Speccy and Mortal Kombat for me; the Speccy was such an important part of my childhood / early teenage years; Mortal Kombat was a defining game at an important time in my adult life.

I'm not a great fan of the covers featuring photographs of hardware, but the Speccy picture is lifted beyond the ordinary for me through the interesting angle and the moody, atmospheric background wash.

[edit] I've just noticed for the first time that the Snes cover writes 'SNESational' - I always read it as plain 'sensational', which is odd as I'm a fan of puns.

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Post by neuromancer » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:07 am

I've added links to all five rounds to the first post on each poll, but it's unlikely that many people re-read the first post, so I'll add all five links here:

Round one can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13825

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

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Post by Mire Mare » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:12 am

The Dreamcast cover. All the console needs is a halo and the heavenly look would be complete :)

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Post by markopoloman » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:33 am

Hmmm - a hard choice as none of them are going to win the overall competition.

I 'obviously' voted for the C64 cover as I would be more than happy to put that pic in the 'Would you' thread :? :lol:
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Post by neuromancer » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:01 am

markopoloman wrote: I 'obviously' voted for the C64 cover as I would be more than happy to put that pic in the 'Would you' thread :? :lol:
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:58 pm

Couldn't possibly vote for a photo of a computer/console , no matter how much I might love it
Sonic wins for me
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Post by neuromancer » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:40 am

Personally I find the Mortal Kombat cover very striking, but I voted for the Speccy as a) I own one, and b) it does look particularly good from that angle.

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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:41 am

markopoloman wrote:Hmmm - a hard choice as none of them are going to win the overall competition.

I 'obviously' voted for the C64 cover as I would be more than happy to put that pic in the 'Would you' thread :? :lol:
I voted C64 cover too so will fight you for her!
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 2)

Post by neuromancer » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:45 am

Bub&Bob wrote:
markopoloman wrote:Hmmm - a hard choice as none of them are going to win the overall competition.

I 'obviously' voted for the C64 cover as I would be more than happy to put that pic in the 'Would you' thread :? :lol:
I voted C64 cover too so will fight you for her!
Wouldn't the Speccy cover (complete with 'Rubber Love' tagline) be better suited for this sort of action? :D

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 2)

Post by markopoloman » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:53 am

neuromancer wrote:
Bub&Bob wrote:
markopoloman wrote:Hmmm - a hard choice as none of them are going to win the overall competition.

I 'obviously' voted for the C64 cover as I would be more than happy to put that pic in the 'Would you' thread :? :lol:
I voted C64 cover too so will fight you for her!
Wouldn't the Speccy cover (complete with 'Rubber Love' tagline) be better suited for this sort of action? :D
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 2)

Post by Tabe » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:18 pm

Not a weak cover in the bunch. Yes, most of them are just photograph covers but they are very well-done.

I ended up voting for the Dreamcast cover though it was a really tough choice over Street Fighter, the SNES, and Sonic. Really, all excellent covers. In the end, I voted for the Dreamcast one because I really like the design and am partial to that particular issue since a post of mine got featured in it :)

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