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Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:28 pm
by RichL
Got my subs copy today. Love the cover.

Come on, who is going to complain about this one?

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:49 pm
by psj3809
Lots of speccy stuff in it for me so I’m happy. Not long to go till issue 200 !!

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:58 pm
by Crusty Starfish
It's on the side by the front door... Day off tomorrow so will open it then :)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:28 am
by AceGrace
Is this late into the shops again?

Been to Smiths and Tescos twice, once yesterday, once today and the new issue is not on the shelves.

Anyone seen it?

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:18 am
by ely
Got my subs copy yesterday. Looks like a good issue for me.

I'm liking the cover, has the budget gone up for them as both this months and last months seem to be of a higher quality than they used to be?

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:34 am
by NickThorpe
AceGrace wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:28 am
Is this late into the shops again?

Been to Smiths and Tescos twice, once yesterday, once today and the new issue is not on the shelves.

Anyone seen it?
We've been made aware of a distribution issue, related to copies with the North American cover (different barcode, dollar prices) making their way into UK stores. Could you please let us know the locations of the stores you've tried?

The issue is still available from MyFavouriteMagazines if you have further trouble finding it. https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/ ... issue-198/

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:36 pm
by MatOfTheDead
NickThorpe wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:34 am
AceGrace wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:28 am
Is this late into the shops again?

Been to Smiths and Tescos twice, once yesterday, once today and the new issue is not on the shelves.

Anyone seen it?
We've been made aware of a distribution issue, related to copies with the North American cover (different barcode, dollar prices) making their way into UK stores. Could you please let us know the locations of the stores you've tried?

The issue is still available from MyFavouriteMagazines if you have further trouble finding it. https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/ ... issue-198/
i tried
Mccoll's
10 Stephenson Square, Walsall · 01922 616142
when they checked for me yesterday morning the lady behind the counter told me the order was Ceased but reordered a copy for me (they normally have it on the shelf each month)

and i also checked
WHSmith
50 Park Street, Walsall WS1 1NL

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:09 pm
by Coolblue2000
It is also missing from the shelves of Tesco and WHSmith in Solihull West Midlands.... They both normally stock it.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:20 pm
by RichL
If its linked, I have noticed the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine hasn't turned up in Smiths or three different Sainsburys.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:06 pm
by Eric
No copies in the entire Glasgow airport - it has six WH Smiths.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:46 am
by AceGrace
I tried Tesco and Smith's in Worthing

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:16 am
by Shinobi
It was in both WH Smith’s near me Glossy Megadrive cover. I may buy it for the Shadow Dancer article🤔

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:33 pm
by AceGrace
I decided it order it online.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:46 pm
by Crusty Starfish
OK, so had a chance to have a read of some articles and flick through the rest.

The Subs cover is not bad - shiny. Black & silver - better than some of the subs covers.

Retro Revivals are now 2 pages. That's a lot of blocks on the double page of Bomber!!!!!
Mega Drive Mini - won't be getting one, but a good read.
Story of M2 - excellent.
Making of Astro Clone - never heard of it! I may have a bash on emulation as it looks a bit rubbish but kind of sounds good :D
Shadow Dancer - no interest. May read one day.
3d space wars... I'm going to dig out my Dragon Emu and go looking for the rom! Dragon 32 better than the speccy :O :D
making of Blackthorn. Never heard of it. Will be looking at it though.
History of Rollercoaster Tycoon - Awesome! Fantastic game and a great read.
The Software Toolworks - something to read another time.
Making of XIII - I remember reading reviews of this in mags! I can't bring myself to call it retro. But it is a brilliant game.
Retro Inspired - PACER. This looks bloody brilliant!
Francois Lionet in the Chair - I read the whole thing with an Allo Allo accent in my head. Anyone that is involved with a game called censored'in (or Chicken Chase) deserves a read :D
Retro rated - Antstream... as a backer and user of the system, I have to say that it IS worth getting but there are a number of things that do need (and hopefully) will be sorted.
Next Month... Metal Gear Solid 2.... that's a headline game to put me off! and Amstrad Action :o

Overall.... not a bad issue. Nothing really standout exciting though. Still keeps me reading though :)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:28 pm
by mrmessy
Still not available in Stourbridge Tesco or W H Smith. Good job it is not ten years ago or I would be most agitated by now.