Official feedback for Issue 63

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Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by markopoloman » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:02 am

Sorry to hi-jack your thread Mark but we might as well make it all official like ;)

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Retroinspection Game Boy
Your in-depth guide to Nintendo's most successful handheld.

History in your hands
Retro Gamer charts the humble origins and current progress of handheld gaming.

Why you must play: Rygar
Why you just have to experience, Tecmo's hardcore platformer.

Cheap as Chips - Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
Sega's old mascot takes some lessons from Joe Musashi.

Making of Joust
Find out what happens when you cross knights with flying ostriches.

Making of Night Trap
The true story behind one of gaming's most controversial titles.

Making of Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Bill hogue recalls the genesis of Bounty Bob's popular sequel.

Making of Stardust
The origins of the cult Amiga blaster.

Manic Miner - Hidden levels
Stuart Campbell reveals the secret levels you've never played.

In the Chair - Archer Maclean
One-time Retro Gamer columnist takes time out of his busy schedule to discuss his successes in the industry and his brand new Wii game.

Desert Island Disks - Kevin Toms
The beard's long gone, but Kevin Toms remains a firm fan of the footy management sim. Find out what he's been upto since leaving the Football Manager franchise behind.

The Classic Game - Skool Daze
Stuart Hunt goes back to school in order to play a Speccy classic

Company Profile - Revolution Software
How the popular 16-bit studio is enjoying a healthy revival.
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Re: Un-Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by markopoloman » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:10 am

Oooooh! It's here

The cover, even though I have never been a fan of habdhelds is actually pretty good! It folds out in the middle Cool!

Bit hard to show it opened out - so won't ruin it for you :D

Right, Off to read the Exclusive Manic Miner secret levels.........................
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Re: Un-Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by Holpil » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:22 am

Is it thursday this'll be in teh shops?

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Re: Un-Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by Greyfox » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:32 am

yep...hope to grab mine then too..I like the fold out idea..nice one..and thanx for sharing the preview with us..at least the desing team wheren't lazy this month in making like that...hated the last one..a real Microsoft paint effort!
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Re: Un-Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by markopoloman » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:49 am

Well it's a better pic than my one Darran :D Better remove the Un from the Official in the thread title too! :wink:
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Re: Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by rainbird rich » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:56 am

Just had a quick flick through issue 63, and found a couple of the articles very nostalgic!

Kevin Toms - Way back in the very early 80s, I wrote a couple of pleading letters to Addictive Games, pestering Kevin Toms about a BBC Model B version of Football Manager. About 9 months later, Kevin phoned me up at home out-of-the-blue and asked me if I wanted to play-test the BBC version before release. Obviously I said yes, and was only too glad to help (I was a mere student studying A-levels at the time). I did get a free complimentary copy of the published game when it was finally released, and I guess that experience gave me the taste for it, as I ended up working in the industry 4 years later! :-)

Revolution - I remember seeing a very early version of 'Lure of the Temptress' at Mirrorsoft, and I remember play-testing it for Mirrorsoft *and* for Virgin. Ditto for 'Beneath a Steel Sky' which was a good solid graphic adventure. I have less pleasant memories of the first 'Broken Sword' as my main task was to cut up all the sampled speech, top and tail it and ensure that the best 'take' was used in the game itself. It took for ever to do, and how many different ways do you think an actor can say 'does this tissue mean anything to you?'... that job almost drove me nuts! ;-)

Overall though a great issue, but I have to admit I don't like the fold-out cover at all. Give me an ordinary flat cover anytime.
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Re: Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by psj3809 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:16 am

Quick flick through, love the Gameboy article, brings back tons of memories.

Did laugh at the preview at the next issue about Stuart Campbell looking at the tetris clones "Just dont tell him that its a puzzle game" !

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Re: Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by thevulture » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:25 am

Whilst i DO think the cover is superb!,it`s not that practical,kept annoying me whilst trying to read the mag.

Anywho,some fantastic stuff in there,Highlights for me:

History in your hands-Great piece

Making of joust-hmnn,that "buzzard"concept art,thats a VULTURE,not a buzzard,innit? :lol:

Gameboy feature-i recall at the time,when a few 16-Bit developers were quizzed about their thoughts on it,Peter Mon(Bullfrog)Hated it!,said he expected it to dissapear,very soon,as it was so under powered.

Night trap-jeez,the FMV on the 32x ver.looks horrible,just the MCD game,but in bigger window,what`s that all about?

Bounty Bob strikes back feature?Fantastic.

Interview with archer-Brilliant.Have a lot of respect for this guy,his games are superb and he was such a great voice on the strengths of the 8-Bit atari micro`s.

Now?just got the LONG wait till the next issue. 8)

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Re: Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:48 am

Im confused - WTF has that retro reunited thing got to do with feedback for Issue 63?
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Re: Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:59 am

Bub&Bob wrote:Im confused - WTF has that retro reunited thing got to do with feedback for Issue 63?
I'm guessing he's just pointing out that he thinks he can make better covers. I'm going to move it so we can keep stuff relevant.
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Re: Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by iLOVEZelda » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:19 am

I just got mine in the post, my first issue from my first ever subscription.
I could not rely on my local high street to get copies in anymore.....
Anyway i just want to say how amazingly cool the cover is. Hope there will be more folding covers in the future.
Well done Retro team and thank you. Off now to pour over the pages...ahhh bliss. :D

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Re: Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by psj3809 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:25 am

Dont think poor Darran and that can win with the covers, the odd 'clever' fold out type one i think is cool but it seems the last few months its been some clever 'rubix cube' contraption ;)

Prefer the normal type of cover myself but nice clever one this month.

Great to see an article on Bounty Bob and Skool Daze, two great games.

Theres us lot moaning about the sex lines etc, they've all gone and now instead we get a topless bloke on an advert for t shirts !

I'm just devastated Kevin Toms has got rid of his beard/moustache. Dont think his date of birth was 1978 ! How old is the fella ? Late 40's ?

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Re: Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by the_hawk » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:33 am

psj3809 wrote: I'm just devastated Kevin Toms has got rid of his beard/moustache. Dont think his date of birth was 1978 !
That would have meant a full beard & a top selling computer game by the time he was about five or six years old, now that's some going!
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Re: Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by Rinoa » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:48 am

Just got home from work and saw RG in the post box!

I really like the cover and I'll bet the Nintendo handheld articles will be a great read. Also good to see Chrono Trigger in there too :D
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Re: Official feedback for Issue 63

Post by Opa-Opa » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:23 pm

Great issue, annoying cover..
Few mistakes popping up here and there, for example who told Richard Burton that Jack the nipper was Wally Weeks son..?
Two different games from two different companys, I think he is getting confused with Hurberts Dummy Run from Microgen...

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