Retro Gamer - Issue 137

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Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by The Laird » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:20 pm

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In this issue:

How the PlayStation changed gaming
Tribute to Ralph Baer
The Making Of: Highway Encounter
Ultimate Guide: Combat School
From The Archives: Automata
Bluffer's Guide To Dungeons & Dragons
Desert Island Disks: Jez San
A Moment With Matt Gray
Lost In Translation: Puyo Puyo
Minority Report: Commodore Plus/4
Future Classic: Hotline Miami
The Making Of: Pit-Fighter
The History Of: Eternal Champions
Classic Moments: Monty Python's Flying Circus

& much much more!

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by PostieDoc » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:15 pm

Mine has arrived although I haven't had a chance to read it yet.
I'm looking forward to seeing what they have done with the Plus/4 minority report.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by kiwimike » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:36 pm

Nice looking lineup, and wonderful to see a Ralph Baer tribute.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by Charco » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:51 pm

That was quick! Just got 136 the week before Christmas and only about a third of the way through. Hopefully this arrives next week :)

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by RichL » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:30 pm

20 years of the PlayStation and their crappy online service being down all over Christmas is ironic.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by markopoloman » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:26 pm

Got mine through the post today. Obviously I'm no Playstation fanatic but fully agree it should be in the mag, so will read through the article. Had a skim through it and got to the No.1 game and thought 'WHAT!???!' then looked at the title of the article and saw it was the greatest PS1 games you never played :lol:

Some great stuff there though so will enjoy reading over the coming days ...
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by NorthWay » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:42 pm

Will be interesting to see how the PSX article it holds up to very well fleshed out Edge coverage.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by the_hawk » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:38 pm

I HAVE played some of those PS1 games, do I get a sticker or do I ask for my money back?
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by PostieDoc » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:40 pm

I enjoyed the Dungeons and Dragons article, very informative and well written.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by BennyTheGreek » Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:58 pm

Another great issue

The Highway Encounter article was particularly brilliant (it is one of my favourite games)...just a comment though...I have a version of Highway Encounter for the Memotech series of computers, but never seen any mention of it....in the cassette inlay it mentions it was produced under licence of Vortex by Orion Software and a Lancs address...were there any other conversions that were produced?...

I dont have a memotech computer, so cant comment on the quality of the conversion..... :evil:

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by BennyTheGreek » Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Found a video on youtube for a version on the tatung Einstein....

It was a great game...wonder if it was easy to convert?

cant imagine many being sold...

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by The Laird » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:10 pm

The Memotech MTX series and Tatung Einstein were based on the MSX standard, not directly compatible but close, a bit like the ColecoVision.

The MSX got a lot of lazy Speccy ports as it also had a Z80, same sound chip and a graphics mode that is almost identical. So I would imagine it was easy to convert over to the Memotech and Einstein too.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by rossi46 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:45 pm

RichL wrote:20 years of the PlayStation and their crappy online service being down all over Christmas is ironic.
I don't see the connection.

I haven't read the issue yet but the cover is ace.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by gman72 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:50 pm

RichL wrote:20 years of the PlayStation and their crappy online service being down all over Christmas is ironic.
Sony was hacked... the timing of the attack was planned. Your point is utterly pointless.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Post by jdanddiet » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:57 pm

if you're digging the Playstation feature this month may I shamelessly self-promote my article on Fear Effect in this month's GamesTM :)
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