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Official feedback for Retro Gamer 31

Post by CraigGrannell » Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:50 am

As Darran's not had time to do the feedback thread and ish 31's found its way to subscribers, I thought I'd kick off the official thread. Thanks to Dudley for the cover scan.

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Retroinspection: N64—Mat Allen waxes lyrical on Nintendo's 64-bit console.

The Mean Team: One of the best gaming mags ever, Mean Machines, falls under Damien McFerran's microscope.

The Making of... Wizball: Jon Hare and Martin Galway talk to Craig Grannell about the genesis of their psychedelic blaster.

Developer lookback: Craig Ritchie investigates aventure gaming legends Sierra Online.

The Adventure Begins: the origin of the text adventure.

The Making of... Broken Sword: Charles Cecil talks to David Crookes about the creation of the historical adventure.

And much more, including:

Super Mario Kart
Duck Hunt
Super Mario Bros. 3
River City Ransom
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Post by AllYourBase » Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:59 am

I really liked issue 31, great work guys. Obviously the Mean Machines feature on page 30 was of great interest to me with my ongoing work with Duddy at the MMA.

I thought the RetroRated section on page 80 was cool. I can't wait for the Wii so I can get my hands on some of those retro classics. Emulating them makes me feel so dirty and well the old consoles just look drab on a HDTV don't they? :)

Nice throwaway comment on Shinobi 3 in the megadrive collection bit, every true ninja needs a double-tap dash attack, monkey-style swinging on overhead platforms, flying kick attack and best of all wall-to-wall bouncing (ala ninja gaiden) - Shinobi Joe never felt so free as in this game.

I've love to see a Shadow Dancer feature about how all the mags got it wrong at the time and that this is an overlooked classic! :lol:

Nice cover art too, retrotastic!! :P
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:38 am

What a nice suprise getting the new ish in the post this morning!

Looks really good,plenty of adventuring themes this month

Nice complemently features to the imminent arrival of Wii

Oh , and afantastic cover-if that one doesnt get casuall browsers to pick the mag up,nothing will!
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Post by markopoloman » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:41 am

What a great issue!

The RF:Wog review is pretty good - although no photo of me :( (and after I gave Darren a lift up - not even a mention) :roll:

Wii - What a great way to entice more peeps to buy the mag! It'll attract a few more with a Wii on the cover and I agree with Darrens comments that it will start a retro revolution! Roll on 8th Dec!!!

Wizball - what a brilliant article for a brilliant game.

Back to the 80's is excellent as usual.

Reading the N64 stuff at the mo - good stuff so far...................


Has anyone mentioned that the cover is bloody fantastic yet???? :wink:

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Post by Opa-Opa » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:44 am

Still reading it, it's great.

Smashing cover by the way :)

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Post by Kai » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:44 am

What the heck is this??? :shock: Nintendo Gamer or what??? :shock:
(Though I have to admit that the cover is beautiful!)

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Post by SirClive » Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:12 am

Kai wrote:What the heck is this??? :shock: Nintendo Gamer or what??? :shock:
(Though I have to admit that the cover is beautiful!)
I as amazed at how much Nintendo is in there. 7 full pages of adverts and at least a third of the content is Nintendo specific. I am not saying this is a bad thing as like everyone else I am really excited about the Wii, but I hope it is more balanced next month.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:31 am

Wonder if we'll get the same coverge the month before the PS3 is released? :wink:
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Post by Mayhem » Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:33 am

Can't complain about a bit of Nintendo love now ;)

(heaven knows it's needed at the moment!)

Aside from my N64 article (plug, plug), the Wizball piece is great and I've been waiting to see what the Dale DeSharone article was like cos John wouldn't tell me why he changed his name! :P

I know SMK is featured in the issue, but I've love to see a proper "Making Of" for it to explain exactly who/what developed the original premise of the game before Nintendo decided "oh we like that" and turned it into the SMK we love today.
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Post by pantal00ns » Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:04 am

Kai wrote:What the heck is this??? :shock: Nintendo Gamer or what??? :shock:
(Though I have to admit that the cover is beautiful!)
Someone beat me to it :wink:


Yep the cover is cracking.

I'm probably the only person on these forums who does'nt hold Nintendo in much regard, (with the execption of Zelda). But by the time I've finished this issue I may change my mind.

However what I've read so far has been great, Hanafuda was an interesting article and mean machines brought back some good memories.

My Nintendo view aside the Wii does look pretty imaginative, lets hope it lives up to everybodys expectations.

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:06 am

Darn, I didn't want to put anythiong up yet as we had something special planned. Trust the subs to actually get the mag early for a change ;)

I've stated it my editorial why the Wii appears on the front cover. Nintendo's console is unique in how I think it's going to have an impact on the retro scene, so I wanted to make readers aware of this fact.

As for next issue, well there's plenty of 8 and 16-bit love for everyone.
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Post by caffeinekid » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:13 am

I just love the "Super Play" style of cover. I could look at those all day long.

Top work - certainly an improvement on last months very brown cover art. ;)
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Post by caffeinekid » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:15 am

There is a bigger pic here btw just in case anyone wants to see it up close and personal. :)
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Post by forestville » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:31 am

very good art work on the front cover
and another issue of rg full of retro goodies

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Post by Dudley » Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:13 pm

caffeinekid wrote:There is a bigger pic here btw just in case anyone wants to see it up close and personal. :)
There's a bigger pic in the locked thread too, I scanned it a hell of a lot bigger.
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