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Official feedback thread for issue 27

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:56 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
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It's time for another spanking new issue of Retro Gamer. Hooray!!!

This month's issue contains the following...

The Making of Boulder Dash
Peter Leipa explains how a simple prospector with a lust for diamonds went on to become one of videogames' most beloved heroes.

Developer Lookback - LucasArts
In the first of a two-part series Kim Wild looks back at the chequered history of LucasArts

Retroinspection: Sega Mega Drive
The 16-bit Mega Drive was arguably Sega's finest hour and ignited the infamous console wars. Retro Gamer charts its impressive rise and eventual demise.

The Making of the Zelda CDI games
Thought the CDI Zelda titles were better used as coasters than actual games? John Szczepaniak thinks otherwise and would like to try and change your mind.

The Definitive OutRun
Stuart Campbell straps himself into a Ferrari Testarossa and takes you on a beautiful journey through the history of Sega's classic racer.

Why You Must Play - ActRaiser
Part God sim part scrolling slash'-em-up, ActRaiser had it all. so why didn't it achieve the status it so obviously deserved? Retro Gamer inverstigates.

Full of Eastern Promise - Gomola Speed
Don't be fooled by its simplistic looks, Gomoal Speed is a wonderfully quirky title that could have only been made in Japan.

The Complete Lowdown - Magic Knight
In a brand new interview David Joines reveals the history behind one of Mastertronic's most successful series, the Magic Knight franchise.

Conversion Capers - Hard Drivin'
Converting Hard Drivin' was always going to be a tall order. Mike Day reveals why the home computers just weren't up to the task.

And much, much, much more

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:06 am
by Duddyroar
Ahhhhh. What a gorgeous cover. Shame you didn't use the Japanese Megadrive, which has the better '16-bit' font. Never did understand why Sega changed it.
The Making of the Zelda CDI games
Thought the CDI Zelda titles were better used as coasters than actual games? John Szczepaniak thinks otherwise and would like to try and change your mind.
If anyone can make me want to play those terrible pieces of software, it's John!

Looking forward to this! :)

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:24 am
by forestville
Totally looking forward to getting this mag through the post,
hopefully real soon
8) 8) 8) 8)

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:10 pm
by paranoid marvin
Shame we've gone back to pictures of consoles on the cover-not a good thing,especially considering the quality of the last 2 covers

Can't wait to read the Lucasarts article

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:27 pm
by Duddyroar
Oh I dunno - anything with a Megadrive on the cover is worth buying, IMO!

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:14 pm
by Ritchardo mkII
paranoid marvin wrote:Shame we've gone back to pictures of consoles on the cover-not a good thing,especially considering the quality of the last 2 covers

Can't wait to read the Lucasarts article
I'm guessing this is a piece of marketing strategy rather than a shift in the general design of the mag.

I'm guessing it's not a coincidence that the three covers that had featured hardware since the Imagine launch were the Spectrum, SNES and Megadrive - all of which have a high chance of attracting a casual shopper on a nostalgia trip, picking up the mag and making a purchase. The CPC, GBC and Jaguar are unlike to make the same impact for instance.

I'd be interested to see actually if there was a spike in purchases for the SNES issue (unfair to use the Spectrum as it was the first of the relaunch and the Megadrive one isn't on sale yet...)

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:02 am
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
It's mid-July, the sun's blazing down from out of a bright blue sky, Out Run's in the magazine and you put... a featureless black monolith on the cover? What are you, nuts?

:lol:

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:13 am
by felgekarp
I'm really looking forward to the Magic Knight and Boulderdash stuff. I spent many a friday night at my mates house, where he'd created another 20 Boulderdash levels for me on the construction kit on his C64, great days, or maybe not!

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:19 am
by Cloud Atlas
An OutRun cover would have been perfect, for sure.

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Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:21 am
by paranoid marvin
Rev. Stuart Campbell wrote:It's mid-July, the sun's blazing down from out of a bright blue sky, Out Run's in the magazine and you put... a featureless black monolith on the cover? What are you, nuts?

:lol:
GamesTM had an Outrun cover-one of the best ever!

I hope we're back to a character based cover next month-Jet Set Willy or Dynamite Dan would be good ones

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:33 am
by markopoloman
WOW!

Got my ish this morning!!!! :D :D :D :D

I must say - and I know I've said it before, BUT this is the BEST issue to date!

Point 1 - it arrived on a Saturday so I had a chance to read a good chunk of it whilst my kids were in swimming lessons! Hoooray!!!

Anyway - Boulderdash.... Fantastic article and one of my all time fave games.

Magic night - again, fantastic! Excellent read. I will be playing these again.

Nice interview with Chris from Retro Fusion :D Good to see the mags working without having to bite each others ankles!

Still reading the HUGE Megadrive article - but i like it so far........

thats all for now though! :P :D

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:03 pm
by markopoloman
No one else got it then :shock: :?

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:46 pm
by paranoid marvin
nope-fingers crossed for Monday

Why can't we have post on a Sunday!!?

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Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:27 pm
by Elgin_McQueen
paranoid marvin wrote:
Rev. Stuart Campbell wrote:It's mid-July, the sun's blazing down from out of a bright blue sky, Out Run's in the magazine and you put... a featureless black monolith on the cover? What are you, nuts?

:lol:
GamesTM had an Outrun cover-one of the best ever!

I hope we're back to a character based cover next month-Jet Set Willy or Dynamite Dan would be good ones
The Speedball 2 image of the guy about to throw the ball, but with Dizzy in his hands looking rather scared. That would be a good picture.

New issue

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:38 pm
by skinny
I'm looking forward to my first subscription issue since the 'old days' - yay!