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Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:46 am
by psj3809
Just arrived ! Nice subscribers cover to be fair (Yoshis island)

Making of yoshis island (a great game)
Good subscription offer with those mini arcade machines
Evolution of head over heels. Another good one for me
Ocean - my first month at ocean software by mark jones. Looks great. Lucky ***** for starting there so young. Jealous !!
Making of space taxi (c64). Looks good
Ultimate guide to road runner. Arcade game as great. The Speccy version dire !!
Mythos games
Making of skitchin - never heard of this mega drive game before. Looks interesting
Making of afterlife
Making of tenchu
Interview with Rebecca Heineman

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:35 pm
by RichL
I like the cover.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:08 pm
by greenberet79
I hate the subscriber cover. They've been terrible for months and months now. They look a complete afterthought like yeah just throw any old crap on there.

I'd rather have the paid cover.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:07 am
by Crusty Starfish
Also a great Rob Hubbard article (and a FREE CD) to go with it. Listening to that in my car :)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:51 am
by antsbull
greenberet79 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:08 pm
I hate the subscriber cover. They've been terrible for months and months now. They look a complete afterthought like yeah just throw any old crap on there.

I'd rather have the paid cover.
The Gods one last month was one of the alltime best covers in my opinion - I've been collecting since around issue 30.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:56 am
by ely
I loved the Mark Jones article about his first few weeks at Ocean. More like this please!

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:33 pm
by TheAlex
I'm surprised the subscriber covers are still going given how much the negative feedback outweighs the positive on this forum. I much prefer (and love) the newsstand cover again this month: https://twitter.com/RetroGamer_Mag/stat ... 9604739072 (though the first replier to that Tweet prefers the subscriber version).

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:54 pm
by RetroBob
It's a bit subjective and some people might like some and not others. Sample size is too small to draw a conclusion.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:45 pm
by ely
I buy the magazine for the content, the cover for me isn't that important. People seem to put far too much weight on it when in reality I can't imagine they actually spend that much time looking at it.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:57 pm
by Eric
I’ve always wondered why the “R” of “Gamer” on the front cover has a wobble on the r’s leg - doesn’t seem to match the font. The subscribers cover and gifts are not needed in my opinion as I am interested in the content, perhaps there is a sales boost when gifts are added?

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:47 pm
by TheAlex
ely wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:45 pm
I buy the magazine for the content, the cover for me isn't that important. People seem to put far too much weight on it when in reality I can't imagine they actually spend that much time looking at it.
You don't know how 'sad' I am. :wink: I can look at a screenshot of Yoshi's Island anytime, which is all the current subscriber cover is. The newsstand cover represents the magazines I used to read and helps with the nostalgia on the gaming-side too. I like the art of cover design with the placement of text, fonts etc. It's also easier to see at a glance what's in the magazine, rather than having to flip to the contents (e.g. if I can't remember what magazine an article was in).

Anyway, I'm not a subscriber as of the last issue, so I'll be picking up my favoured version of the cover this time. :)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:03 pm
by ely
All very good points. I think maybe there should at least be an option for Subscribers about whether they get one or the other. But it can’t be on a month by month basis as that’d be too much management.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:09 pm
by kiwimike
The Ocean and Tenchu features appeal to me, looks like a great mix in this issue

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:45 pm
by mlucifersam
ely wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:56 am
I loved the Mark Jones article about his first few weeks at Ocean. More like this please!
Thanks for that. I'm chuffed to bits you liked it!

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:49 am
by psj3809
Yep i was going to say the same. It was excellent to read, so jealous of you there in those amazing years !

Was really fascinating and the highlight for me as well