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Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:43 am
by The Laird
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In This Month’s Issue:

The Kings Of Donkey Kong
SNES Mini
Ultimate Guide: Zaxxon
In The Chair: Simon Phipps
Classic Moments: Mischief Makers
The Unconverted
License To Thrill: Aliens
Pocketstation
The Making Of: Arch Rivals
Peripheral Vision: Super Scope
Lost In Translation
The Making Of: Saboteur II
From The Archives: Introversion Software
Hardware Heaven: Sinclair QL
Minority Report: Game Boy Advance
Pushing The Limits: R-Type
Future Classic: Undertale
A Moment With: George Cropper
Collector’s Corner

And Much Much More!

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:21 pm
by Nikolai
Seems a lot of good content, can't wait for my digital issue to arrive!

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:38 pm
by ncf1
brilliant, ive been obsessed with Donkey Kong since King Of Kong so this is perfect for me.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:55 pm
by miqrojamie
Looks like some awesome content, will buy it tomorrow hopefully when it's out :)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:47 am
by Crusty Starfish
Sorry the board is temporarily unavailable..... :evil:

Got my issue today - still in its wrapper as, well, its 2.45am and the rattling caused by the usual excitement would wake the kids up.

Some interesting sounding articles there though, although I am not the biggest fan of Donkey Kong.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:36 am
by kiwimike
Looks a great issue this one, especially interested in reading the King of kong stuff. Saboteur (or II) is always welcome too! Will be nice to get pumped up for the mini SNES release too :)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:13 pm
by miqrojamie
Just bought it from WHSmiths and now going to have a milkshake at Coffee Corner. First thing I've bought on my own as a matter of fact!
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:42 pm
by Sokurah
miqrojamie wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:13 pm
Just bought it from WHSmiths and now going to have a milkshake at Coffee Corner. First thing I've bought on my own as a matter of fact!
Good to see there's younger people on the board too and not just us old farts. :lol:

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:50 pm
by miqrojamie
Sokurah wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:42 pm
miqrojamie wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:13 pm
Just bought it from WHSmiths and now going to have a milkshake at Coffee Corner. First thing I've bought on my own as a matter of fact!
Good to see there's younger people on the board too and not just us old farts. :lol:
Yeah, retro gaming is for any age in my opinion! My interest in old games started when I was 3 and owned a SNES.

Also the content is really good so far but page 28 (R-Type first page) is really fuzzy text for some reason... page 31 is even worse (white text almost unreadable on black bg)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:47 pm
by Eric
Those pages are perfect print for me, although a few small cuts and dents from posting - "its the plastic bags I tell ya!" ;)

The full page Golden Joystick ad placed directly inside Retro Round seem odd - shame to break up Retro Round section just for it to return with a half page Pick Of The Month.

Would like to see the removal of the OLD! gfx from the cover - always felt that it detracts from the particular style of that months cover theme. Also no need for Minority Report to have the Retro Stinker circle. I don't like the use of circle box outs at all (specially if the obscure a screenshot) but shame a bad game here should be dropped in line with Retro Shamer was.

Great to see the return of The Unconverted since issue 138 and with no ads inserted breaking it up that happened a few occasions.

From the Archives seems to new at first glance. Will see how I feel after reading but first I'm off to count those circles - must be better name for them? ;)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:23 pm
by miqrojamie
Eric wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Those pages are perfect print for me, although a few small cuts and dents from posting - "its the plastic bags I tell ya!

Would like to see the removal of the OLD! gfx from the cover - always felt that it detracts from the particular style of that months cover theme. Also no need for Minority Report to have the Retro Stinker circle. I don't like the use of circle box outs at all (specially if the obscure a screenshot) but shame a bad game here should be dropped in line with Retro Shamer was.

Great to see the return of The Unconverted since issue 138 and with no ads inserted breaking it up that happened a few occasions.
Haha, I haven't seen more than 1 or 2 other pages with strange printing, at least. My favourite article so far is the one on SNES Mini.

If I had to change it I think the OLD! GFX should be replaced with the month and year like "8/17" although I really love the fact it's there to mimic "NEW!" on magazines or news articles.

The Unconverted was a very good read and I hope to see it again in future mags.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:12 am
by NorthWay
I'm guessing it's the ZX that R-Type is pushing?
DK Jr is the better game though.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:21 pm
by merman
NorthWay wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:12 am
I'm guessing it's the ZX that R-Type is pushing?
DK Jr is the better game though.
Yes, it's Bob Pape's excellent ZX conversion in Pushing the Limits

Will be putting up a DVD extras thread for the Simon Phipps interview in the next week, there's a lot of extra material.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:56 pm
by ncf1
just finished the Donkey Kong article, loved it, I could read a whole book on that no sweat.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 171

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:32 am
by RetroMartin
Sadly probably the most boring issue for me. The SNES mini and pocket station articles are all that really interested me. Ah well, can't win every issue!