Issue 95 Official Feedback

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Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:34 am

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The Story Of Bubble Bobble
Celebrate 25 years of bubbling bliss as we revisit one of Taito's best loved franchises
Cheap As Chips: Dune II: Battle For Arrakis
The Unconverted
The Making Of: FIFA International Soccer
From The Archives: Krisalis Software
The Making Of Project Firestart
Classic Game: Castlevania Bloodlines
Retro Revival: Ramparts
Retro Revival: Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja
Future Classic: Fahrenheit
Collector's Guide: ZX Spectrum
The Making Of: Alien Trilogy
The History Of Resident Evil
A Moment With Ken Levine
In The Chair With Gary Penn
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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by Eric » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:48 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote: The Making Of: FIFA International Soccer
From The Archives: Krisalis Software
The Making Of: Alien Trilogy
The History Of Resident
FIFA 1 and Krisalis' Euro Club Soccer were great steps forward in football games for their time.
Preferred the Saturn version of Alien Trilogy even though the Ps1 version had true transperancies.
As for resi I hope they go back to the survival horror of the original trilogy.

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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:38 am

Am rather pleased about the cover and the main feature to say the least!!

I might actually read this issue as soon as it arrives (ive currently got about a 6 issue backlog)
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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by psj3809 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:15 am

Yep the video preview of the mag looked good, big Speccy feature as well. But i'm a huge fan of Bubble Bobble, love the cover and looking forward to reading about it. Loved the 128k Speccy version, then the Amiga, proper MAME version and then in later years copy on my ipod. Classic game

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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:22 am

psj3809 wrote:....Bubble Bobble....copy on my ipod
Is it as bad as people say?
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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by MattyC64c » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:36 am

I haven't had my copy yet, I took my sub out in August, perhaps it will be with me tomorrow?

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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by Team Alfie » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:19 pm

I wasn't expecting it till Saturday.

I read selected articles when I get the magazine delivered but in terms of reading the whole mag I'm now seven issues behind. I think I might give up on them and start from scratch with this one.
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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by witchfinder » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:21 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote: The Story Of Bubble Bobble
Cheap As Chips: Dune II: Battle For Arrakis
Retro Revival: Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja
Three of my fave games in one issue - I'm looking forward to this! :D
The 100k Challenge - 40 Arcade Classics. 2 MAME Cabs. 1 Average Gamer.
Mastertronic Chronicles - Mastertronic C64 Game Collecting and Reviews
My Youtube Channel (featuring Mastertronic, Funspot, REPLAY and more!)

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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by psj3809 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:43 am

Bub&Bob wrote:
psj3809 wrote:....Bubble Bobble....copy on my ipod
Is it as bad as people say?
It could be far better but its not terrible. Theres basically two games, the 'main' game is some rubbish where you're in the middle of the screen and basically use the ipod to move up and down to get things, i hardly play that as its rubbish. But it does include a version of Bubble Bobble which isnt ideal but i'm just glad to have a version of it on my ipod. Screens quite small, controls so so but its great to have it.

Just wish Taito would release say Bubble Bobble Symphony, theres one group of developers out there who basically 'package' the original MAME roms and release the game for iOS. P47 Freedom Fighter was one example, exact arcade roms but with obviously controls bolted on for the touch screen. Easy money to be made if Taito and others basically re-released their old arcade classics. Theres the Capcom Arcade which has some great games but is rarely updated but i wish other companies would do something similar and re-release these oldies.

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Post by The Laird » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:14 am

Got mine through the door this morning and just had a quick flick through it, a few observations:

* Krysalis/Teque Feature - I was shocked to see absolutely no mention at all of all the games they did for the Lynx and Jaguar. European Soccer Challenge on the Lynx was hailed on its release and they also did the brilliant Lynx version of Desert Strike. On the Jaguar they did games like Brutal Sports Football, Soccer Kid, World Tour Racing (CD) and a host of others many of which went unreleased. I actually know a couple of guys who worked for them as they have come to Jagfest UK most years.

* Bubble Bobble - It says there is no music on the Spectrum but I could have sworn the 128k version had the same music as the ST version.

* Back To The Eighties 1982 - Atari ST chart? The machine wasn't released until 1985 :lol: Its obviously supposed to read Atari 2600 Chart :P

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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:18 am

Congratulations Jagfest. you win this month's trainspotter award :)

I can't comment about the Jag/Atari stuff as I know nothing about the company other than what was written. When you hire people to write articles you trust them to cover all the relevant stuff. Maybe he just thought it wasn't worth mentioning, it's the Lynx and Jaguar after all ;)

The Spectrum one I guess comes from simply focusing on the 48k model, because no one had a 129k version. Yes that's a sweeping statement, but it something that could have easily been checked on WOS

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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by The Laird » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:27 am

What do I win? :o

Please don't say its the 2600 Pacman in the picture :lol:

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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:57 am

Jagfest_UK wrote:What do I win? :o

Please don't say its the 2600 Pacman in the picture :lol:
You win me respect*








































* You will never win that ;)
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Post by ChipTune » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:03 am

Came through this morning.. yay!!!

saw in the mag that Games tm RETRO VOL 4 is out now too, so off to WH Smiths immediately to get that!

a proper retro mag day! after work = bath and Rg + retro 4.. sweet!!!
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Re: Issue 95 Official Feedback

Post by The Laird » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:05 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Jagfest_UK wrote:What do I win? :o

Please don't say its the 2600 Pacman in the picture :lol:
You win me respect*

* You will never win that ;)
:cry: :cry: :cry:

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