Retro Gamer - Issue 165

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Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by markopoloman » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:11 pm

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In this issue...


In a world exclusive interview, Nintendo’s Takashi Tezuka discusses creating one of the greatest Zelda games of all time - A Link To The Past

Creating The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
Discover how Zelda’s greatest 2D adventure was created for the Super Nintendo

Top 20 Apple II Games
We reveal the greatest games for Apple’s system and quiz some of its most important developers

The Making Of Uridium 2
Andrew Braybrook explains how he supercharged his shoot-’em-up sequel for Commodore’s Amiga

The History Of Iron Soldier
Everything you need to know about one of the Atari Jaguar’s biggest franchises

Also inside...
- Creating The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
- Ultimate Guide: Alien Storm
- Top 20 Apple II Games
- The History Of Iron Soldier
- The Making Of Uridium 2
- Pushing The Limits: Savage
- Classic Moments: Rolling Thunder
- Celebrating The Action Max
- The Making Of Black
- From The Archives: Bubble Bus Software
- The Making Of Bubsy 3D
- Future Classic: Viva Piñata
- Minority Report: Mega Drive
- Back To The Noughties
- Retro Revival: Bactron
- Desert Island Disks: Bob Smith
- Resident Evil VII: Biohazard
- Fire Emblem Heroes
- Retro Revival: Autoduel

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by DRS » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:40 am

Oh I've waited many issues for my chance to make a bid for a 'trainspotter award' for pedantry and finally it's here... the Iron Solider article talks about Mechs being mentioned in literature from 'the late 18th century' by the likes of HG Wells... oh you should have either said 'late 1800s' or 'late 19th century' there.

Do I win? DO I??!

I'll get my coat...

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by greenberet79 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:03 am

Hey, my question was asked in Desert Island Disks.

BEST
ISSUE
EVER

:lol:
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by merman » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:55 am

Really enjoyed Craig's round-up of the top 20 Apple II games and the Iron Soldier making of.

Oh, and having praised the 3D sections of C64 Alien Storm, why then did the piece not show any images of it?
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by mr jenzie » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:20 pm

greenberet79 wrote:Hey, my question was asked in Desert Island Disks.

BEST
ISSUE
EVER

:lol:
aww screw you ya big teachers pet
i've not got anything of MINE in the mag bloody yet
:?
:D

and already got it *ahem* on my computer and will of course buy it ..... of course .....

funny cover too, and look forward in a couple of months to reading the zelda / uridium / savage / rolling thunder / action max / black / bubble bus / bubsy megadrive stuff ..... and of course all the other things in it too :lol:

now excuse me while i wedgie greenberet79 .....

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by kiwimike » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:11 pm

greenberet79 wrote:Hey, my question was asked in Desert Island Disks.

BEST
ISSUE
EVER

:lol:
Well done that man :lol:

They had me at Apple II games :)

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by DRS » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:23 am

greenberet79 wrote:Hey, my question was asked in Desert Island Disks.

BEST
ISSUE
EVER

:lol:
We aim to please... keep them questions coming and this won't be a one off mate! Cheers!

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by ncf1 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:10 pm

Apple II love. This is good.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by mr jenzie » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:56 pm

and another fantastic issue guys
GIVE YOURSELVES A BIG PAT ON YOUR BACKS!!

.....

oh you already have
:mrgreen:

colourful and bright cover
loads and loads and loads and loads of pictures ..... i like pictures 8)
eye wateringly small text
and lost to read about
even another game for me to discover too ..... generations lost on da megadrive!

the best thing abut the mag is you don't have to read it all before next issue too ..... dip in and out at your leasure!

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by ianpmarks » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:57 am

The time has come for me to stop reading the magazine.
Not because of the content - it looks like a great issue, but because I physically find it difficult to read, even with my reading glasses on. Its actually frustrating, and a stop start experience.

I also read Private Eye, Viz, BBC History and Practical Classics, and with my glasses on they are all easy to read, in fact most of them I can read without glasses. Retro Gamer however really is a struggle even with my glasses on, and near impossible to read with them off. The photo captions particularly are ridiculously small. I have just given up trying to read them.

Text/background colour combinations are often bizarre, and coupled with poor quality printing do not make for a pleasant reading experience. This months worst (but not only) offenders were Action Max - white text on grey was a struggle, as well as poor printing. Also the Apple II article was difficult even with white on black, as the print quality was poor, and in the middle too pages blurry anyway. I recently found an old RG my loft from a few years back - Final Fantasy - and the difference in paper and print quality between it and the current Zelda issue is staggering.

I'm not the only one to have problems, and I always thought I'd stop reading when i wasn't enjoying the content. However the last few issues have been great content wise. I just find it physicallu an unpleasurable reading experience - so I'll just read the magazines that have sensible sized fonts in sensible/readable colours. Sorry.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by andy vaisey » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:50 am

Have briefly thumbed through the magazine and can't find any coverage of the game named on the cover, 'Uridum 2'... ;)

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by dave3622 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:25 pm

andy vaisey wrote:Have briefly thumbed through the magazine and can't find any coverage of the game named on the cover, 'Uridum 2'... ;)
You must have thumbed through VERY briefly! It starts on page 48.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by andy vaisey » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:44 pm

dave3622 wrote:
andy vaisey wrote:Have briefly thumbed through the magazine and can't find any coverage of the game named on the cover, 'Uridum 2'... ;)
You must have thumbed through VERY briefly! It starts on page 48.
Yes, coverage for Uridium starts on page 48.

However, my cover promises 'Uridum'...

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by Negative Creep » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:08 am

I liked the Bubsy 3D article - often the story behind a complete failure is far more interesting. Easy to forget that no one ever sets out to create a bad game and it must hurt seeing something you've spent so much time on being ripped to shreds. No mention of the fact the cover has a completely fictitious magazine award though?
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 165

Post by NickThorpe » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:53 am

A made-up cover award would be a great story, but the truth is far more horrifying.

PSExtreme did actually exist and ran a Bubsy 3D cover story, and later awarded the game 93%, making it apparently just as good as acknowledged classics Tekken and Doom.
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