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Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:43 am
by greenberet79
I might have missed this somewhere already but the new number 6 bookazine is out - I just bought mine in Smiths. I only went in to get the Speccy/Commodore special, ended up spending £20 :?

No idea what's in it as I didn't even look at the contents, just swooped for it.

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:34 am
by Morkin
Thanks for the heads up. :) Fingers crossed my local WHSmiths stock this one as they tend to be very slow in having these on the shelves.

EDIT

It's on the Imagine Shop.

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The ultimate guide to classic gaming

Classic hardware
- An in-depth look at the Nintendo 64 and Amstrad PC.

Iconic games
- A look at Stunt Car Racer, Contra III and more.

Making-Ofs
- Behind the scenes of Ms Pac-Man, Missile Command and others.

Exclusive Interviews
- We chat with industry legends Sid Meier and Allan Alcorn.


Also inside...

Retro Revival
- Jetpac
- Die Hard
- PC Genjin
- 3D Deathchase
- Bank Panic
- Super Mario 64

The History Of…
- Lemmings
- Road Rash
- Secret Of Mana

Classic Game
- Stunt Car Racer
- Fiendish Freddy’s Big Top ’O Fun
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Total Eclipse
- Psycho Fox

Collector’s Guide
- Nintendo 64
- Amstrad CPC

Obscura Machina
- C64GS The Game System
- Fujitsu FM Towns Marty
- Tatung Einstein

Minority Report
- Nemesis ’90 Kai
- Zorgon’s Revenge
- Gauntlet: The Third Encounter

The Making Of...
- Ms Pac-Man
- Starglider
- Missile Command
- Starquake
- The Lotus Trilogy
- Jet Set Willy 2

The Unconverted
- R-Type Leo
- Lucky & Wild
- 64th Street: A Detective Story

The BIG Feature
- Sonic Boom: The Success Story Of Sonic The Hedgehog
- The Bluffer’s Guide To Mac Gaming
- Lord Of Chaos
- Don’t Copy That Floppy
- The Bluffer’s Guide To Isometric Games
- Attack Of The Clones

From the Archives
- Parker Bros
- Virgin Software
- Broderbund

In the Chair
- Allan Alcorn
- Sid Meier

Future Classic
- Shadow Of The Colossus
- Astro Boy
- Eternal Darkness

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:51 am
by kiwimike
Double thanks...with the heads up, I checked out the bookzines in the imagine shop...and the ZX/C64 book was in stock again. :)

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:53 am
by greenberet79
kiwimike wrote:Double thanks...with the heads up, I checked out the bookzines in the imagine shop...and the ZX/C64 book was in stock again. :)
Yep I thought I'd missed out on the Speccy/C64 book, not sure if they've done a reprint or something as I've seen it around quite a few places in the last week.

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:58 am
by psj3809
Yep thanks for the heads up, got all the other books so dont want to miss out on this one. Just ordered it now

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:16 am
by greenberet79
psj3809 wrote:Yep thanks for the heads up, got all the other books so dont want to miss out on this one. Just ordered it now

I'd love 1 and 2, but no way I'm paying the crazy ebay prices!

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:16 am
by slacey1070
damn and I was out at lunch time :-(

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:27 pm
by TwoHeadedBoy
Ah bugger, another one! I always buy them because I know I'll regret it if I don't (usually when I see those mad eBay prices), but they hardly ever get read. Vol.4 had a flick-through, I couldn't tell you what's in volume 5, but they're still "nice to have".

Now then, there's a Spectrum/C64 one... Will there be a Mega Drive/SNES one?

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:35 am
by kiwimike
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Ah bugger, another one! I always buy them because I know I'll regret it if I don't (usually when I see those mad eBay prices), but they hardly ever get read. Vol.4 had a flick-through, I couldn't tell you what's in volume 5, but they're still "nice to have".

Now then, there's a Spectrum/C64 one... Will there be a Mega Drive/SNES one?
Great idea, I don't generally collect them, but I did the Spectrum/C64 one, I would a MD/SNES...lets go nuts! Lets have an Amiga/ST one as well, and add some more.
I would LOVE to see a tribute to '80 consoles too...VCS,5200, Intellivision, Odyssey 2, Vectrex, Colecovision etc etc...

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:36 am
by fujiHunter
kiwimike wrote:Lets have an Amiga/ST one as well...
If the powers that be are reading this then make an Amiga/ST book a priority. ;)

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:03 am
by CraigGrannell
It'd be a bit… lopsided, no?

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:17 am
by kiwimike
CraigGrannell wrote:It'd be a bit… lopsided, no?
:lol: Fair point, but plenty of stuff on both to make it a worthwhile and popular project IMO though. :) This'd also make an interesting topic...ideas for bookazines. Looking forward to getting the ZX/C64 one in the post, and love the Sci fi now Scifi Movie/TV double. Stunned it hasn't sold out, that one, it's brilliant.

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:21 am
by The Laird
Hopefully the upcoming ST article will change a few peoples opinions about the much maligned computer. :wink:

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:38 am
by kiwimike
Jagfest_UK wrote:Hopefully the upcoming ST article will change a few peoples opinions about the much maligned computer. :wink:
I had an ST at one stage, not for long granted, but I always liked it. My mates had Amigas and took the P something chronic, but at the time I liked the built in MIDI for with the synths. Until I realised I was crap and got into painting instead :lol:

Re: Retro Bookazine no.6

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:56 am
by CraigGrannell
I'm not against the ST, FWIW, but when you're talking about reprint two-part bookazines, you need enough in the bank, and I can't think of that many ST-specific pieces in the mag.