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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:28 am

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The Definitive Xevious
Stuart Campbell continues his definitive journey, this time it's one of Namco's earliest franchises

The Making of The Last Ninja
Mark Cale and John Twiddy discuss the difficulties of creating one of System 3's most successful games

The Classic Game - Donkey Kong Country
Retro Gamer decides to revisit one of the greatest 16-bit platformers of all time

The Big Article - Gaming Illuminati
John Szczepaniak goes deep undercover and discovers a new side of the videogame industry

Retroinspection - Sega Saturn
Forget the cynics, Sega's Saturn was one of the best 32-bit consoles ever made. Here's why.

The Making of - Dungeon Master
Dungeon Master was one of FTL's most successful games and spawned a host of copycat imitators. Creator, Doug Bell, reveals every aspect of its fascinating creation.

The Making of - The Secret of Monkey Island
Retro Gamer looks back at the making of one of LucasArt's funniest point-and-click adventures.

Why you must play - Panzer Dragoon Saga
It's one of the greatest RPGs ever made, yet hardly anyone bought it. Time to discover it for yourselves…

The Making of - Head Over Heels
Jon Ritman takes time out to talk to Retro Gamer about his amazing isometric adventure.

And much more including,
Double Dragon
Ranger X
Prehistoric Isle
Metal Slug 1st Mission
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Post by pantal00ns » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:06 am

Well the cover looks bl00dy nice..


Dungeon Master & Xevious covered looking forward to it.

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:11 am

Cover looks great yet again.
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Post by SirClive » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:15 am

Dammit, I haven't read the last 2 yet!
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:17 am

Trying to bring in more readers?

Looks like a lot of predictable content this month, with several big names that have been extensively covered in the past or in other mags.

Classic cover though and I don't doubt the articles will prove readable.

John's Gaming Illuminati might prove the highlight for me this month.

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Post by Smurph » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:23 am

Great cover. Ranger X gets a mention! Brilliant! Very much an overlooked game.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:31 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:Trying to bring in more readers?

Looks like a lot of predictable content this month, with several big names that have been extensively covered in the past or in other mags.

Classic cover though and I don't doubt the articles will prove readable.

John's Gaming Illuminati might prove the highlight for me this month.

Estimated delivery date?
Last Ninja features lots of exclsuive new art and screens from the upcoming PSP game, while Dungeon Master is an interview with the actual creator. So both articles are approached from new angles, hence why I felt justified in returning to them :)
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Post by Duddyroar » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:43 am

Smurph wrote:Great cover. Ranger X gets a mention! Brilliant! Very much an overlooked game.
I was playing that the other night, it's a nightmare without the six button pad! Thankfully I still have mine. The control method makes my head hurt at times, there's so much going on and in hindsight I think that might have contributed to the game getting overlooked on release. But it's a gorgeous-looking game, and fast! The SNES would have had a heart attack trying to keep that speed with so many sprites on screen at once.

Looking forward to that now!
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Post by Cloud Atlas » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:00 am

That's another striking cover. I keep expecting Retro Gamer to inevitably go downhill slightly after having had such a good run over the last year or so, but this issue looks like another great one.

I hope you'll be spending this month working on an amazing new spine now we can finally say goodbye to the old style.

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Post by GetDexter » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:25 am

The Making Of Head Over Heels !!!! I'm drooling already. I can't get enough of these 'Making Of' features, even though Edge has already covered a 'Making Of...' Monkey Island and Head Over Heels, I think RG adds a little more colour and pizazz to the writing and anyway, I don't get Edge anymore so I am solely reliant on your 'Making Of...' articles these days.

Xevious... one of the few arcade games that I found easy on first play. Not sure why. I always felt it had a slight calming, ethereal quality and it never gave me the same sense of urgency on playing it as, for example, 'Nemesis' or 'R-Type' or 'Raiden' etc. It's a sort of Sunday morning shoot-em-up. :wink:
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Post by Sega2006 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:06 pm

OH MY GOD, ITS THE SEGA SATURN!!! and the rest of the mag seems quite good as well
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Post by Dudley » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:08 pm

Cover is stunning.
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Post by woody.cool » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:39 pm

OH MY GOD! I can't wait to buy the bloody mag - it has:

The making of ..... Head Over Heels - my fav game written by a god in his own write - all must worship him ..... Jon Ritman

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:40 pm

The cover appears very similar to a Crash cover showing a spaceship flying over a Speccy keyboard

edit -got it wrong,it IS Crash issue 5 cover -very nice too


Looking forward very much to the DM article
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Post by CraigGrannell » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:57 pm

woody.cool wrote:The making of ..... Head Over Heels - my fav game written by a god in his own write - all must worship him ..... Jon Ritman
From a journo point of view, that's not far off either. He responded to my emails within hours. Only Peter Favaro (of Alter Ego fame) was faster.
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