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From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:25 pm
by NickThorpe
Well, [press] my [trousers] and call me [Reginald], we're doing issue 199! And you know what that means - that's right, it's the one hundred and ninety-ninth issue of Retro Gamer. But before we get to issue 200 and all the festivities, it's time for me to dip my spoon into your collective jar of mental honey. So here's a question:

What was your favourite shareware game back in the Nineties, and why?

As usual, a shadowy cabal will choose a number of answers for publication in the magazine, based on unpublished and inexplicable criteria.

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:55 pm
by Crusty Starfish
It has to be something I still play to this day... Deluxe Galaga - Amiga by Edgar Vigdal. (it's still available as Warblade on iPhone and other systems).

And on the PC - Scorched Earth. I'm still playing Pocket Tanks on PC & iPhone!

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:19 am
by NorthWay
Must be Llamatron. I think I paid for it - I know I paid for several of Jeff's games.

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:14 am
by djcarlos
Got to be Doom. Predictable choice, yes.... but.... DOOM.

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:08 am
by MatOfTheDead
doom its the only choice by the way is this issue out the 5th of october or the 31st

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am
by kebabinho
Agreed, it has to be Doom.

For me its till the best game ever.

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:28 pm
by kiwimike
Uh...yes. Doom by a landslide. I agree, it's probably still my all time favourite game, providing the illusion of a 3D world and pure blasting fun

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:19 am
by the_hawk
I wish I could remember what it was called. It was a Missile Command clone & it was the greatest version of Missile Command I've ever played...but I've never been able to find it since!

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:52 pm
by RichL
MatOfTheDead wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:08 am
doom its the only choice by the way is this issue out the 5th of october or the 31st
5th.

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:35 am
by MatOfTheDead
RichL wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:52 pm
MatOfTheDead wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:08 am
doom its the only choice by the way is this issue out the 5th of october or the 31st
5th.
okay ill have to get it from WH smiths then as my subscription doesnt start till the 31st issue

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:01 pm
by antsbull
Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle - the first time we had a truly great platformer on PCs - the original trilogy were good, but this was when id Software started touching greatness.

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:25 am
by mr jenzie
more QUAKE for me
got a disk with the sharegame ..... no WAREz here folks ..... and loads of stuff too

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:44 am
by Nikolai
For me, I cannot be any other game than Commander Keen 4. That game or Super Mario Bros. 3 was my first ever videogame, both came to my attention at the same time - around age four. I still play it yearly to this day. It's just so good!

Re: From the Forum - Issue 199: Shareware

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:55 pm
by Nin10dofan
im sure i'v seen shareware before, but who are the I still have cabal for the zx spectrum, great game