Retro Gamer Issue 121 Official feedback

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Sneak Peek

Post by antsbull » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:29 pm

Didn't they already say in the forums that the 3D0 feature would be in 122?

This issue looks amazing - although to be fair, I say that every month. Definitely love the design work on the WindWaker article, looks beautiful. Glad that Coin-op Conversions is back too, thats one of the best parts of the mag IMO.

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Sneak Peek

Post by rossi46 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:52 pm

Strider guide. Yes please.
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Sneak Peek

Post by psj3809 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:38 am

New issues now arrived...

Cover doenst blow me away but you cant please everyone
Nice to see Jim Bagleys new iOS game in the news section (Very good it is)
Making of Zelda - Windwaker - Never played this, i'll give it a read later
Compilation Kings - Ohhhhh this looks good from Mr Mason, this'll bring a fair few memories back
English Software - Never heard of them but i'll give it a go
Strider - Need to play this again on MAME
Bombuzal - Never played this, again have to track it down and try it out
Fairchild Channel F - Totally new to me, i'll give it a go, like these old old retro consoles
Classic moments - Command & Conquer - Again more memories hear seeing that screenshot, a classic game
Rambo videogames - Loved these games, a good article for me
Bluffers Guide to RPG's - Another good un
Gribblys Day Out - Never played it as i was a Speccy boy, i'll give the article a go though
Nigel Alderton interview - LEGEND ! Worked on some of my favourite Speccy games, Chuckie Egg of course and Commando (Ha ha cool, just saw two of my questions in there for him)

Glad Astro Wars got a mini review for iOS, love having this on my device with me at all times

Next month looks good, Impossible Mission, Film licenses, 20 years of the 3DO, Ecco the Dolphin, Apple II, C64 games that time forgot, GTA III, Software creations

Ohhhhh the Megadrive Book bookazine seems to be out, didnt know there was one.

Great issue for me this month

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Sneak Peek

Post by mikeb » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:51 am

Some nice stuff this issue... never played Wind Waker but it looks like a quite extensive and interesting feature so I'll give that a go. Looking forward to reading the Bombuzal, Compilation and Rambo bits too... Adrian!! Woops, wrong film...

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Sneak Peek

Post by The Laird » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:19 pm

You really should rename this thread and merge it with the other one!

For those that haven't seen it, here is the cover:


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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Sneak Peek

Post by PostieDoc » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:25 pm

Sorry, I am quite new to Retro Gamer and didn't know that all posts about an issue go into the Sneak Peek thread.


I do like that cover though, very fetching.

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Sneak Peek

Post by nakamura » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:58 pm

That cover is stunning. Loads of great content too. Looking forward to reading it.
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Sneak Peek

Post by yukon yohan » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:14 pm

I'm sure this has been mentioned already, but why does it say Wind MAKER on the cover?

EDIT: Nevermind, I've been put right. I didn't get that at all. Clearly I shouldn't drink on a school night...
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Sneak Peek

Post by Spacepatrol » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:16 pm

Really nice cover, looks to be a really good balanced issue.

I'm confused is this the official feedback thread or a sneak peek thread??? :S

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Official feedback

Post by markopoloman » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:18 pm

A much much better issue for my kind of thing. This has some cracking content.

The Compilations section was brilliant! So many great memories :D (and that Thalamus compilation... YES, speccy owners should definitely be impressed!!) :wink:
English Software - great read. Had most of their C64 games. Not exactly stunners but some very playable games. (Knight games was better on the C64 though :wink: )
Gribbly's day out - quality :D Braybrook was a C64 god!

Have save the rest for the weekend at Expo......

(and must mention that although I have little interest in Zelda, that cover is rather nice :D )

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Official feedback

Post by merman » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:30 am

Great issue, and some great design work in there.

Hope people enjoy the Bombuzal piece, personally I enjoyed so much of this issue - Craig's guide to RPGs was nicely done, and Marty's Fairchild piece filled in an interesting slice of history.
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Official feedback

Post by RichL » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:30 pm

The cover is very blue...

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Official feedback

Post by sem » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:45 am

Lovely issue! Looking forward to the Software Creations piece next month. Well done all involved.


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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Official feedback

Post by kaiserpc » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:13 pm

great issue, best for a while, loads of articles I am interested in,
english software (Knight Games, and Electra Glide had some of the best music on the c64)
rpg guide

plenty to read :-)
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Official feedback

Post by gman72 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:41 am

Its a good issue overall.
Nice cover.
Lovely piece on English Software.
Plenty of good stuff to get my teeth into.
Another article on old Atari games... yawn... but each to their own.
A couple of nitpicking errors I found.
In the Windwaker piece im sure it says Windwaker was the only Zelda game on the GC, obviously that's not the case even if we discount the collectors disc because they are N64 emulated we still have Four Swords and Twilight Princess, you cant even say that Windwaker is the only Zelda GC game not to be converted to another console now the HD version is out.
In the Strider piece it says that Strider on PC engine only has one extra level... im afraid it has two extra levels.
A good issue none the less.
Well done all. :D
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