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Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:29 am
by psj3809
Nice surprise this morning. Love the cover featuring lots of arcade machines and the RG staff (army of trolls pixel art cover)

Making of jack the nipper
Minority report - Colecovision
Pac Land
Making of fair light
Design Design
Making of commander keen
When arcades ruled the world
35 years of intellivision
Top 25 playstation games
Ronald Wayne
Bobby king

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:43 am
by The Laird
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Another great issue, I love the cover and the associated arcade article looks like a great read. Can't wait to have a dig into that and relive some happy arcade memories!

Also looking forward to reading the articles on the Intellivision, Design Design, Pac-Land and the interview with Ronald Wayne.

One thing though - very strange to see the superb Lynx version of Pac-Land didn't get a mention!

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:50 am
by psj3809
Had a good flick through of the arcade article. Very impressive and very long which is good. A lot of content I personally like this month. Next months issue (streets of rage cover) has an interesting article in about pokes and cheats. Sounds good

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:22 am
by Sel Feena
^ Nice to hear the arcade feature seems in-depth. Looking forward to picking this up when I can. Also: dat cover. Hnnnnngggg! :x

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:07 am
by mikeb
Just had a quick flick through, the arcade stuff looks lovely, and I'm looking forward to reading the Jack the Nipper and Fairlight features. Did notice Zero Gunner in the Unconverted though... I'm sure I own the Dreamcast version ;]

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:16 am
by NickThorpe
mikeb wrote:Just had a quick flick through, the arcade stuff looks lovely, and I'm looking forward to reading the Jack the Nipper and Fairlight features. Did notice Zero Gunner in the Unconverted though... I'm sure I own the Dreamcast version ;]
That'd be the excellent Zero Gunner 2! The original isn't quite as good and is largely forgotten, but is interesting nonetheless, which is why I chose to feature it. =)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:56 am
by HalcyonDaze00
Fantastic cover but happened with the 80's arcade section? it's an absolute disgrace, a missed opportunity on an epic scale. At the start is sounds great " The 80's produced a multitude of iconic coin-ops", then you read the article and have to read it again to see where this multitude of iconic titles are covered.

The whole article is a huge letdown, far too much focus on what was first and not enough focus on the best games, very poor.

After the epic fail of the arcade piece it's been hard to motivate myself to read any more,but had a quick look through and it's great to see Playstation getting some long overdue coverage, Pacland also looks good as do the Fairlight and Crystal Computing articles. ColecoVision is a waste of four pages.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:05 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
I can't comment on the article as I was off sick and missed three weeks. I'm assuming there is no coverage of double dragon, i know you were keen on reading about it.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:12 am
by HalcyonDaze00
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I can't comment on the article as I was off sick and missed three weeks. I'm assuming there is no coverage of double dragon, i know you were keen on reading about it.
Double Dragon gets two words - "Double Dragon", but that's not why I'm gutted. The article bears no resemblance to the 80's arcades where I spent most of my youth. It's entirely focused on the very early 80's and even then it's just a few games getting a decent mention. I appreciate that 10 years is a huge span to cover but there are so many big hitting iconic 80s games that don't feature it's really quite bizarre. Very disappointing :(

As I said, it's about what was first not what was the best and most fun.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:22 am
by Gonad
Not had time to look inside, but the cover is excellent, one of the best for a long time in my opinion!

Hoping the content lives up to the quality of last month too, which was also right up my street!

Retro Gamer is going from strength to strength! Thanks!

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:23 am
by slacey1070
HalcyonDaze00 wrote:, colecovision is a waste of four pages.
Can I ask why? It's an interesting system that was way ahead of its time and its an interesting read. The magazine would be richer for looking at the many interesting systems available, rather than the likes of the PS1.

The intellvision article looks interesting.

I have everything crossed the mag doesn't go too heavy of newer systems.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:27 am
by The Laird
Glad you like it Slacey :D

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:07 pm
by merman
Once again a very nice variety of systems and subjects, learnt a lot about Intellivision and Colecovision (two formats I have not played much).

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:15 pm
by psj3809
Enjoyed the arcade article. A lot there but yes I do wish the 80s section was expanded upon more. Perhaps top 25 arcade machines etc or just generally more on the 80s arcade scene. I'm sure many of us have MAME on our computers/handhelds etc. would love much more arcade stuff in the mag in the future.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:16 pm
by mikeb
NickThorpe wrote:
mikeb wrote:Just had a quick flick through, the arcade stuff looks lovely, and I'm looking forward to reading the Jack the Nipper and Fairlight features. Did notice Zero Gunner in the Unconverted though... I'm sure I own the Dreamcast version ;]
That'd be the excellent Zero Gunner 2! The original isn't quite as good and is largely forgotten, but is interesting nonetheless, which is why I chose to feature it. =)
Ah yes I forgot there were two :)