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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:06 pm
by Amigaheart
Leaving the UK tomorrow... is there a chance I could find it on the newsstands, or at the Gatwick airport perhaps? Or is it too soon?

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:24 pm
by psj3809
Amigaheart wrote:Leaving the UK tomorrow... is there a chance I could find it on the newsstands, or at the Gatwick airport perhaps? Or is it too soon?
Think too soon. Subscribers normally get their copy a few days earlier

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:20 am
by merman
Amigaheart wrote:Leaving the UK tomorrow... is there a chance I could find it on the newsstands, or at the Gatwick airport perhaps? Or is it too soon?
Shop date is this Thursday unfortunately...

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:20 am
by merman
paranoid marvin wrote:
merman wrote:Great issue, once again plenty of variety. And I own 20 of the 21 budget games...

Chronos?
Exactly.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:07 am
by Antiriad2097
Amigaheart wrote:Leaving the UK tomorrow... is there a chance I could find it on the newsstands, or at the Gatwick airport perhaps? Or is it too soon?
There's always the digital version, not sure what date they update.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:40 am
by Mayhem
A few articles there that pique my interest, and will be reading properly in due course. Enjoyed the budget game feature, but Powerplay wasn't originally a budget title; I have the full price original in my collection. It was later released on budget by Players for the C64. Was it only released on budget for other systems then?

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:36 pm
by merman
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Amigaheart wrote:Leaving the UK tomorrow... is there a chance I could find it on the newsstands, or at the Gatwick airport perhaps? Or is it too soon?
There's always the digital version, not sure what date they update.
Usually the same day as the physical version hits the shops.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:32 pm
by Hiro
Can't wait to read this issue! The Salamander cover is great (I have a Salamander advertisement in my room :mrgreen: ), the Cinemaware article should be amazing and also the Underdogs and the Salamander article itself too. Good, good.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:24 pm
by Charco
My 3DO issue finally arrived last week, hopefully I won't have to wait another 3 weeks for this one! Cover looks great!

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:21 am
by SirClive
I think a new proof reader is needed. More errors than normal in this issue. Content is good though.

I can understand the love for the Salamander cover, especially with the cassette case design that always looks great, but I really think it should have been a Cinemaware cover (though at least you didn't use those awful Alex Kidd covers).

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:53 pm
by paranoid marvin
SirClive wrote:I think a new proof reader is needed. More errors than normal in this issue. Content is good though.

I can understand the love for the Salamander cover, especially with the cassette case design that always looks great, but I really think it should have been a Cinemaware cover (though at least you didn't use those awful Alex Kidd covers).

I agree a Cinemaware cover would have been better, but Salamander is still cool.

And yes, the Alex Kidd ones look AWFUL.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:37 pm
by ncf1
just must concur with the other airs on concern about the lack of Christmassy-ness on the cover... I think its kind of sad actually... even sticking a red santa hat or something on Mr Salamander would have been a nice touch! :wink:

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:46 pm
by Antiriad2097
Salamander is a far better cover than anything Cinemaware could have been. Its a fantastic, striking piece of imagery full of vivid colour. Cinemaware's desire to be cinematic was a style that worked for them, but it does err towards the drab with its natural, muted tones.

I've a backlog of issues to get through (not even opened one for about 3 months), but there's so much in this issue I want to read its jumping to the top of the pile and I'm even planning to stuff it in my bag to take to work, something I don't often do.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:42 am
by RuySan
I didn't even knew Salamander, but the cover looks fantastic. I also agree that the other options were very inferior, even looking amateurish.

But yes, a Cinemaware cover would have been tops.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 123

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:59 am
by sirclive1
Looking foward to " the making of stonkers " .