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Official feedback for Issue 32

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:05 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
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The Definitive Galaxian
Aftera brief break, Stuart CAmpbell returns with yet another definitive guide. This time, abaout all things Galaxian.

The Making of Prince of Persia
Where did one of the most athletic videogame characters ever created originate? Creator, Jordan Mechner has all the answers.

The evolution of football management
From Football Manager on the Spectrum to.. Football Manager on the Xbox 360. We speak to Kevin Toms and Miles Jacobson.

The Classic Game
It's one of the greatest Game Boy platformers, yet never gets the same love as its home console brothers. Meet Mario's tiniest adventure.

The Complete Lowdown
Phantasy Star
Retro Gamer looks back at one of Sega's most popular franchises and asks its developers how it progressed from a typical RPG to a sprawling online behemoth.

Before they were famous
What games were the likes of Matthew Smith and Jon Ritman working on before they hit the big time? John Szczepaniakgrabs his retro shovel and starts digging.

Retroinspection
CD-i
Often mistaken for playing interactive games and very little else, RG looks pack at the Philips CD-i - a machine that failed to capitilise on its potential.

The Making of
The Fist Series
The Way of the Exploding Fist was one of the most important 8-bit beat-em-ups ever created. Retro Gamer goes behind the scenes.

Desert Island Disks
Owen Rubin
Owen Rubin may not be a name that instantly comes to most gamer's minds, but he's been behind a slew of great Atari coin-ops.

Plus
Sonic Rivals
Combat School
Thunder Force III
Dracula X
Sexy Parodius
And much much more.

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:11 pm
by CraigGrannell
I like it!

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:13 pm
by paranoid marvin
Love the cover! :D

(pity there's no snow though!) :cry:

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:17 pm
by Opa-Opa
Now thats a nice cover. (gutted there is no snow though, just a sprinkle on the RG logo would have done :( )

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:18 pm
by SirClive
That is one STUNNING cover.

I love it.

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:19 pm
by Sega2006
Does it come with Galaxian :D :D

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:27 pm
by Antiriad2097
A most excellent cover, the best non-Frey one yet. Much, much better than last month's.

And WOTEF on there too. Interesting...

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:52 pm
by GetDexter
A feature on 'The Way Of the Exploding Fist' !!! I can't wait! I had this influential and innovative game for my Amstrad at the time and absolutely loved it. Before you Amstrad bashers get started, yes I KNOW that the Amstrad version only had one backdrop whereas the Speccy and Commie versions had two or more, and I KNOW it was also slightly slower than those versions, but do you realise that the Amstrad version had the best colour and crisper graphics!!!

Exploding Fist was the best!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:56 pm
by Opa-Opa
Forget that CPC rubbish, look at the top right of the cover and you can see Combat School..
I think that is a fantastic game, the arcade joystick version was OK but the trackball version was something else, many a chunk of skin was lost to that machine as I "overspun" the ball and sliced my finger.. Ouch..!

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:21 pm
by Sabreman
Really nice cover!

(Should have been Phantasy Star though :P )

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Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:37 pm
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sega2006 wrote:Does it come with Galaxian :D :D
Worst mis-spelling of "Xevious" I've ever seen...

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Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:44 pm
by CraigGrannell
Antiriad2097 wrote:And WOTEF on there too. Interesting...
As Darran says, the article covers all three games in the series, not just WotEF. Triple the fist! Erm.
GetDexter wrote:Before you Amstrad bashers get started, yes I KNOW that the Amstrad version only had one backdrop whereas the Speccy and Commie versions had two or more, and I KNOW it was also slightly slower than those versions, but do you realise that the Amstrad version had the best colour and crisper graphics!
Man, are you going to hate one of the captions (if they used it)... Mind you, at least the CPC version was better than the awful C16/+4 effort.

Here's looking forward to the issue!

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Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:06 pm
by Sega2006
Rev. Stuart Campbell wrote:
Sega2006 wrote:Does it come with Galaxian :D :D
Worst mis-spelling of "Xevious" I've ever seen...
Nope, pretty sure I spelt it right. Weren't you the one who said outrun was bad?

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Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:19 pm
by SirClive
CraigGrannell wrote:at least the CPC version was better than the awful C16/+4 effort.
I had it on the C16 and I know my memoy is what it was, but I remember really liking it.

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Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:11 pm
by CraigGrannell
SirClive wrote:I had it on the C16 and I know my memoy is what it was, but I remember really liking it.
The only "really liking it" I can imagine someone doing with the C16 game would be comparative—for example: "I really liked it compared to having my eyeballs yanked out with a rusty spoon". And even then it's a close-run thing.