Retro Gamer 175

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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by NorthWay » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:52 pm

Minority Report/Fortress: You what? I think someone pulled a fast one to see if there is done any quality control. Words will be had?

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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by Mayhem » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:21 am

Bub&Bob wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:48 pm
Also, I always really enjoy "The Uncoverted" feature but Hot Rod was on the C64 (I own it and it's a great conversion) and I believe it was also on the other 8-bit & 16-bit computers also.
Ah, not just me noticing then, spotted when going through the issue, was that Ash&Dave had done Hot Rod for Activision. As Battle of the Ports on YT notes, quite a few arcades only ended up being converted to home computers, not consoles, which is why some people don't realise they are out there.
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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:27 pm

Fawltykog wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:41 pm
No 'F' bombs on the cover this month which was nice. :D
Perhaps after all it doesn't help to increase the sales figures for the mag?
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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by greenberet79 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:17 am

Enjoyed the Crash Team Racing feature. One of my most played games ever.

No mention of the sequel on the PSP though - I could never get into it, I didn't like the platform bits you had to negotiate before you could do the racing.
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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:15 am

So who are all the games/characters in the calendar?

Looking at the page for June, on a 5x8 grid, I've recognised:

1,1: Amaterasu (Okami)
1,2:
1,3: Big brother/little sister (Bioshock)
1,4:
1,5: Samus (Metroid)
1,6:
1,7: Monkey (Ape Escape)
1,8: Kratos (God of War)
2,1:
2,2:
2,3: Mario (Mario)
2,4: Alyx/Gordon (Half Life 2)
2,5: Ezio (Assassin's Creed)
2,6: Batman (Batman)
2,7:
2,8:
3,1: Duke Nukem (Duke Nukem)
3,2: Yorda/Ico (Ico)
3,3: Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)
3,4:
3,5:
3,6: Master Chief (Halo)
3,7: Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
3,8: Ryu (Street Fighter II)
4,1:
4,2: Link (The Legend of Zelda)
4,3:
4,4: Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong Country)
4,5:
4,6:
4,7:
4,8: Pyramid Head (Silent Hill 2)
5,1: Conrad Hart (Flashback)
5,2: Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
5,3:
5,4: Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
5,5:
5,6: The King (Katamari Damacy)
5,7:
5,8: Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island)

Can anyone fill the blanks?
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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by Arnie » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:43 pm

Can anyone fill in the blanks?
You have already got a few more than I would have but I'd say 3,5: is Jak and Daxter

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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by TheAlex » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:01 pm

Does the calendar have enough space to write stuff in for each day?

None of the games on the cover interest me, and I was a bit put off by the price increase, but I might buy it for the calendar!

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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by Arnie » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:52 am

TheAlex wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:01 pm
Does the calendar have enough space to write stuff in for each day?

None of the games on the cover interest me, and I was a bit put off by the price increase, but I might buy it for the calendar!
Each day has a 37x23mm box, so I guess that depends on how big your writing is.

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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by NorthWay » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:41 pm

Amiga music: Strictly speaking, PAULA has 65 volume levels. You can argue semantics if you like, but there are 65 programmable settings. (No, I didn't say it makes sense, as such.)

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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by LAIS » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:12 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:29 pm
The price change is because it's a premium issue due to the inclusion of the calendar, just like the Super Play issue was a premium issue and cost a pound extra.
It will return to £4.99 with the next issue.
You won't notice it if you're a subscriber.
It's highly unlikely we'll ever do a Christmas cover in the future as they don't tend to sell. You never know though, we may do one in the future. I like to get them as close to Christmas as possible, and that just hasn't happened lately.
I miss the Xmas cover too, it’s odd that they don’t sell. Having said that Retro Gamer is one of the few magazines where the cover is a selling point to me. It might sound narrow minded but psychologically I’m far more likely to buy it if the focus is a franchise I enjoy compared to if it’s one that I don’t, even if the text on the cover suggests there is something inside that I’d like.

I can’t really justify that silly logic, but it definitely affects my thinking.

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Re: Retro Gamer 175

Post by TheAlex » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:18 pm

Arnie wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:52 am
TheAlex wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:01 pm
Does the calendar have enough space to write stuff in for each day?

None of the games on the cover interest me, and I was a bit put off by the price increase, but I might buy it for the calendar!
Each day has a 37x23mm box, so I guess that depends on how big your writing is.
Thanks. It sounds just about large enough.

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