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Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:00 am
by sirclive1
An outstanding issue .

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:24 pm
by Shinobi
First issue I bought in a while, the free cd was great. Wish they had included Hopeless which is some of the best music I’ve heard! Or some of the Maniacs of Noise’ stuff like Bombo

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:42 pm
by GunstarCowboy
You have no idea how made-up I was when I realised that this issue had a cover CD...

:D :D :D

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:58 am
by RG_Sam
Arnie wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:05 pm
My only gripe is that my issue has the first 34 pages inset by approx 10mm, this makes the text near the centre a little hard to read as the usual border there is cut away meaning the text runs in to the fold.
Glad you're otherwise enjoying this issue!
Do you mind sending us a photo of the issue with your mag to retrogamer@futurenet.com please? So we can pass it on.
Would be much appreciated =]

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:50 am
by Starlight
I looked at the database which is nice, but does it catalogue each article to a Magazine Number?

Curious as I have them sitting on my bookshelf from 90 to the recent issue, so if I wanna read up some PC Engine games I want to know which number features it on the Front cover. :)

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:05 pm
by merman
Starlight wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:50 am
I looked at the database which is nice, but does it catalogue each article to a Magazine Number?

Curious as I have them sitting on my bookshelf from 90 to the recent issue, so if I wanna read up some PC Engine games I want to know which number features it on the Front cover. :)
Issue 172 featured the PC Engine on the cover, while issue 145 has the top 25 games (as voted for by the readers)

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:41 pm
by Eric
merman wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:05 pm
Starlight wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:50 am
I looked at the database which is nice, but does it catalogue each article to a Magazine Number?

Curious as I have them sitting on my bookshelf from 90 to the recent issue, so if I wanna read up some PC Engine games I want to know which number features it on the Front cover. :)
Issue 172 featured the PC Engine on the cover, while issue 145 has the top 25 games (as voted for by the readers)
Search of http://www.parkproductions.co.uk/area/m ... ogamer.htm gives Issue 143(F-Zero cover) with a Minority Report of PC Engine CD and Issue 111(Lode Runner cover) has a feature Evolution of the PC Engine.

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:10 am
by iprice
Did anyone else not get the poster in their subscriber issue? I got the Remix CD, but there was no sign of the poster. :(

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:17 am
by Starlight
Thanks guys!

I think I posted in the wrong thread too...doh! (I think it was the database thread I was trying to click on the phone).

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:58 am
by Sel Feena
Skimmed through yesterday, planning to read later on. As someone whose first exposure to Pacman was the 2600 version, I do think it’s really unfairly maligned. Also that quick feature about Xac Gaiden was an interesting little read - is it anything like Twinkle Tale?

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:29 pm
by Arnie
RG_Sam wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:58 am
Arnie wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:05 pm
My only gripe is that my issue has the first 34 pages inset by approx 10mm, this makes the text near the centre a little hard to read as the usual border there is cut away meaning the text runs in to the fold.
Glad you're otherwise enjoying this issue!
Do you mind sending us a photo of the issue with your mag to retrogamer@futurenet.com please? So we can pass it on.
Would be much appreciated =]
Yep sure is a great issue.

A couple of photos showing the defect sent.

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:33 pm
by Chinnico
Nice contents!

At least I manged to get a copy earlier than usual (see 'tracking overseas lateness thread') by buying it directly in UK.

Speaking of complaints, could anyone confirm if he also has the bbc arcade clones' screenshots in upper pages 40 and 41 and in bottom page 43 covered with a square orange/reddish 8x8 grid overlay?
Seriously, I am not talking about pixelated images...
The same square/grid pattern can be barely seen in the background of every page of the bbc article (pages 38-43).

Chinnico

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:25 am
by Antiriad2097
Chinnico wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Nice contents!

At least I manged to get a copy earlier than usual (see 'tracking overseas lateness thread') by buying it directly in UK.

Speaking of complaints, could anyone confirm if he also has the bbc arcade clones' screenshots in upper pages 40 and 41 and in bottom page 43 covered with a square orange/reddish 8x8 grid overlay?
Seriously, I am not talking about pixelated images...
The same square/grid pattern can be barely seen in the background of every page of the bbc article (pages 38-43).

Chinnico
I have that. I assume the grid paper background on every page is intentional, but the screenshot grids seem like an error, possibly placeholders or aspect ratio check layers.

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:46 am
by Sephiroth81
I've been busy playing Pac-Mania thanks to this issue. Played it a while back on GBA, but the arcade version is where its at with the extra screen real estate. Word of advice, don't play it on Coinops (version 8, so basically latest) on a modded xbox....its frameskipping unfortunately, so best to stick to it on a PC.

I'll get round to that SID CD at some point.... :mrgreen:

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:21 pm
by kiwimike
We have a Retro/pinball arcade and burger bar starting up here soon- Sounds excellent- and one of their first things is a pac man challenge. I've never been a humungous fan of maze games but I may have to study some patterns and swot up! :lol: