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Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:04 am
by jdanddiet
Issue 196 is here!

Cover feature 30 years of the gameboy
Making of Firelord
In the chair Vincent Baillet
History of 2000ad games
Ultimate guide super adventure island
X-com fully declassified

Plus lots more


Plus all the regulars and the return of Iain Lee!

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:27 am
by RichL
Am here for:-

‘Don’t like the subscribers cover. Boo hiss get rid etc.’

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:57 am
by psj3809
Good issue for me as i love the Gameboy !!! Firelord and a 2000 AD article, all good for me personally ! Not long to go now till the big 2 0 0 !!

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:45 pm
by Crusty Starfish
I've got it - but it's still in its wrapper. Life is just so busy atm, so will hopefully get to have a butchers hook sometime Wednesday.

Never been a fan of the Gameboy (although Tetris was cool on it). Actually, the content on the cover has very little to 'turn me on' this issue. But you never know, I'll read all the bits I'm not interested in and be happy I've read about something I'd never have dreamed about reading :D

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:12 pm
by ncf1
Great to see you back Iain! Love the column!

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:12 pm
by kiwimike
Looks a great issue. Game boy feature and the 2000AD games is a great idea for a feature...Judge Dredd always better than Robocop!!!!

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:44 am
by MatOfTheDead
another great read loved the 2000AD feature and the game boy feature was a good read

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:40 am
by Whazeboo
Time for some extensive feedback...

30 Years of the Gameboy: I must admit never played a Gameboy as I was a Atari Lynx fan. The GB never did get much coverage by RG so it is nice the article makes up for it.
The Making of Firelord: Nice article about this little Sabre Wolf clone. I discovered this game when I started C64 emulation on my pc in the late nineties. Got never far in it.
Ultimate Guide to Ninja Spirit: Was not a big fan of this game on my Amiga, though I kept playing until I reached Level 2 that had great in-game music.
The Making of Loco: Another C64 classic I totally forgot about! I remember well the fast-scrolling graphics and my C64 shouting "Welcome to Suicide Express!" thinking it was the most state-of-the-art game ever. Also never knew it was a clone of a Sega arcade game.
The History of X-com: Not my genre but a nice read. Which there was also a little box 'Conversion Capers' comparing the game between Amiga, PlayStation and PC.
The Making of Columns: Interesting history about this game. I think I only played a few minutes in Mame a long time ago. Must investigate more time in it.
Ultimate Guide to Super Adventure Island: Another game I have never played but have to check out. Looks like Wonderboy on steroids.
From the Archives PF Magic: This is what I like most in RG - the history of little known software companies for failed consoles.
History of 2000AD Games: Nice article! I have owned and played many Judge Dredd games (four of them in total I think?) With each new Dredd game the City of Megacity One came more to life. I absolutely love the latest one, Judge Dredd vs Judge Death, though I find it was a tad easy. I need to dig up that game to see if it still runs on Windows 10.
The making of LMA Manager: Sorry, not interested in soccer management. ;)
In the Chair Vincent Baillet: Without exception French games in the 80s and 90s were odd in a graphical and playable way. This guy is responsible for many of them. The TinTin 3D game looks very nice by the way.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:33 am
by merman
I have seen people criticising the mag again for being safe and covering the "same topics", but this issue shows some great variety once more and really interesting stuff.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:10 am
by romanista
Just wanted to say The GBA Micro feuture could have mentioned it is now the most sought after gba.. and everytime i'm with mine in the trian people look jealously at it.;)

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 196

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:08 am
by Crusty Starfish
The non-subscriber cover is horrible! I actually prefer the Subs one for this issue.