Retro Gamer - Issue 141

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Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by The Laird » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:40 am

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In this month's issue:

The Making Of: 720 Degrees
Amiga Power - The lowdown on the new Amiga documentary
In The Chair: Brian Fargo
Bluffer's Guide TO Licensed Games
Creating Centipede
The Making Of: Driller
Minority Report: NEC PC-98
From The Archives: System 3
Ultimate Guide: Parasol Stars
A Moment With: Simon Thornley
Gaming's Greatest Disasters
Ultimate Guide: Super Off Road

And much much more!

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by General Opulence » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:54 am

Decent issue this month again, lots of conversion capers which i love.

Not sure what the Amiga 1200 is doing in the biggest gaming disasters though, had loads of great games, expandable etc surely the Atari Falcon, Amstrad Mega PC and the like were more disasters!?

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by necronom » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:17 am

General Opulence wrote:Not sure what the Amiga 1200 is doing in the biggest gaming disasters though, had loads of great games, expandable etc surely the Atari Falcon, Amstrad Mega PC and the like were more disasters!?
WHAT?! The A1200 is a masterpiece! I played games (and did everything else imaginable on it) from 1993 until 2001. I think I'll be disagreeing a lot with that article.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by flatapex » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:06 am

system 3 AND super off road in the SAME issue?

nerdgasm time for me (fave game ever and one of my fave publishing houses)
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by crusto » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:59 am

Better than last months issue for me. Somehow I've been credited with addipm82's post in the from the forum section. :P
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by rossi46 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:35 pm

if ($A1200== Disaster)
then $subscription=cancelled

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by PostieDoc » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:14 pm

The Gaming's Biggest Disasters is a really well done article but I also disagree with the A1200 being in there.
It is an excellent computer and while it was quickly left behind by PCs and consoles, there are far worse Commodores to put forward instead.
The Plus/4, C128 and that C64 console thingy all spring to mind.

Hopefully the news that the new Amiga documentary will properly cover the ST as well, and not trash it, will please a few people on these forums.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by The Laird » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:19 pm

PostieDoc wrote:The Gaming's Biggest Disasters is a really well done article but I also disagree with the A1200 being in there.
It is an excellent computer and while it was quickly left behind by PCs and consoles, there are far worse Commodores to put forward instead.
The Plus/4, C128 and that C64 console thingy all spring to mind.

Hopefully the news that the new Amiga documentary will properly cover the ST as well, and not trash it, will please a few people on these forums.
if they plan to cover the ST as they say in that interview (as opposed to how it's portrayed in their trailers) then they need to change the name as it's misleading and will just lose them potential sales.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by RichL » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:06 pm

Thank God for something to read!!

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by t0nedude » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:40 pm

Another decent issue, although I also disagree with the A1200 being classed a 'disaster'. 'Twas a great machine and I remember being jealous still having an A500+ when my friend bought one...

I like the Brian Fargo article considering I love RPG's and he's been involved with/created some of the best and his recent Wasteland 2 being excellent and the upcoming Torment..

I also like the Driller article and am surprised no mention is made of other 8 bit conversions, special mention to the superlative C64 version of the game with it's speedy processor...(not) :P

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by Weblaus » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:15 am

I probably won't get the issue before the end of the week (if I'm lucky), but it seems obvious to me that "disaster" isn't meant to describe the quality, but the success.

Plenty of fine games and systems have been great, but were a commercial disaster <- that.

Though from my recollections I'd argue that the A1200 didn't do that badly to be in the later category either.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by Mayhem » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:48 am

Will enjoy reading the Brian Fargo piece and seeing what he has to say. Back in the old, old times of the early internet (I want to say 93-94 here), it wasn't that hard to find out email addresses for many people (there weren't really the negative consequences floating about on the net as there can be today, such a more innocent time!), and I remember exchanging some emails with Brian about the Bard's Tale series, Wasteland, and what Interplay was currently up to. Very friendly guy, even though he was taking time out of his CEO schedule to write to me, some 20 year old guy thousands of miles away heh.

Should be a good issue, once I get my mitts on it.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by deKay » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:50 pm

If anything it was the A600 that was the disaster, not the A1200!

Shocked to see no mention of either Skateboard Construction System or Neighbours in the 720 "other skateboarding games" roundup. And no Grand Prix Simulator or Supercars in the Off Road section!

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by markopoloman » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:18 am

Not arrived yet... but the A1200 a disaster? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Holy Cow! I loved that machine - it was fantastic and some of the AGA games were just amazing. Who on earth included that in the list?
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 141

Post by kiwimike » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:38 am

Oh...Kenseiden on the cover sparks my interest...underrated game IMO

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