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Post by Opa-Opa » Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:34 am

LOL Thanks mate but I was TTP.... :)

As I said I have front page but have no clue how to use it, the pages I have made are just me seeing what I can work out...
I don't have web space because it costs money, which is a bit tight at the moment....

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:00 am

Two of my favourite sites....

http://www.videogamecritic.net/

Excellent to get mini reviews of games on various systems, always helps when looking for a rom to try out on a new system ! ;)

http://www.therubberbeermat.co.uk/

World of Spectrum is my favourite site but i really enjoy this site also. Enjoy reading his top 100 Speccy games...

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/themanor33/T ... -index.htm

Useful for trying out a new game or two which i never did first time round.

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Post by SirClive » Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:04 pm

Just been listening to SegaRadio which is very cool

http://radio.mysega.co.uk/

Is there a site like this with SID tunes?
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Post by merman » Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:38 pm

SirClive wrote:Just been listening to SegaRadio which is very cool

http://radio.mysega.co.uk/

Is there a site like this with SID tunes?
http://www.slayradio.org

Plays mostly remixes, but does have SIDs on as well.

Alistair "Boz" Bowness is on air right now with his regular live show.

You should also check out

http://www.c64takeaway.com

by Jan Lund Thomsen which features remixes and SIDs in a regular podcast
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Post by Szczepaniak » Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:45 pm

Not exactly 100% retro, since he sometimes covers the odd modern title, but if you love obscure (especially Japanese) games, then Hardcore Gaming 101 is one of the best sites around (though he sometimes covers really common games too).

Yeah, it's rough around the edges, but considering it's just one guy and a few friends, it's a great little indie site, that often throws up some obscure gems worth checking out.

http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/index.html

I quit like it because of how exhaustive the articles are. For example, this incredibly awesome King of Fighters article. Talk about excessive and obsessive. Every character listed, 8 HUGE pages of covering the series, and about a gazillion different screenshots. Hell, might even be more than a gazillion screens. Most of the work is like that; a real labour of love.


PLUS! I just discovered today, linking off of HG101 is The OPCFG:
"The Organisation for the Preservation of Classic Forms of Gaming"

Bit of a mouthful, but I remember visiting this a couple of years ago for their import reviews, and I stumbled across it again today. Bit of luck, actually. So here's two links in one post, enjoy!

http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/opcfg/main.html

They have a HUGE amount of information on obscure and Japanese retro games, a lot of retro themed coverage on 2D games, and also a healthy appreciation for decent boxart. Lots and lots of nice features to read, and not an 8-bit micro in sight! :P

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Post by drewbar » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:05 am

Not totally retro, but good for the odd missing manual.

www.replacementdocs.com
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Post by Cornelius » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:39 am

http://www.vgmaps.com

Video game maps. Very handy if you have a version of Final Fantasy with no available map.

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Post by muse hunter » Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:50 pm

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Post by michaelf » Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:22 pm

psj3809 wrote:Two of my favourite sites....

http://www.videogamecritic.net/

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http://www.therubberbeermat.co.uk/

World of Spectrum is my favourite site but i really enjoy this site also. Enjoy reading his top 100 Speccy games...

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/themanor33/T ... -index.htm

Useful for trying out a new game or two which i never did first time round.
Cheers for suggesting my site - how pleased was I to find out it's featured in issue 28 (answer: very)

hurrah! :D

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Post by waeberd » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:40 pm

favourite retro site:
http://www.retroblast.com/

(arcade oriented and very cool)

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Post by SirClive » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:46 pm

This was linked to from the site above.

Its a stick man Dragons Lair!!

http://www.studiohunty.com/dungeon/
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Post by waeberd » Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:27 pm

... and of course the gamebase-project sites (dunno if they were already mentioned):

C64:
http://www.gamebase64.com/

SNES:
http://lostinconsoles.com/snesgamebase/

AtariST
http://www.gamebasest.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

General frontend:
http://www.bu22.com/

and I like the MAWS MAME database:
http://www.mameworld.net/maws/


and of course gametunnel (rather an indie site than a retro site, some nice remakes there though):
http://www.gametunnel.com/

and I found the excellent "PC-Engine bible" some days ago:
http://pcenginebible.roarvgm.com

enjoy! :-)

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Post by Szczepaniak » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:05 pm

Ever fancied reading about every anime-inspired game released on the PS1? Then this is for you:
http://www.psxanimelist.com/

Importlicious, as one might say.

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Post by fairziff » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:42 pm

Those great guys at UKretro are surely worth a mention.......

http://www.ukretro.co.uk

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Post by Rayek » Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:55 am

Here, I might as well plug my own site. Everyone's probably seen the intro thread about a month ago here.

Regardless, it's Emuconnect

http://www.emuconnect.gpjunkies.com

Where people can link up with one another to play emulated classics via netplay...
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