Retro Gamer - Issue 199

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Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by Crusty Starfish » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:17 am

Did anyone else get this yesterday? I must say it's a absolutely smashing cover!

Fantastic article on DOOM - that was my 1st read of the day.
Then the great Gauntlet the Deeper Dungeons - very good indeed. The C64 version was fantastic.
The History of Alien Videogames - Not fully read it but can't see the awesome C64 Aliens mentioned. Good read so far though.
Can't bring myself to read the Amstrad Action article. It's probably very good but although I'll read about an Amstrad game, the mag holds no interest.
Splinter Cell - nope
Game gear platformers - nope
Legend of Zelda links awakening Ultimate guide - nope

Plenty of other bits to read though.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by RichL » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:42 am

Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:17 am
I must say it's a absolutely smashing cover!
If you like Doom it is.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by ivarf » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:10 am

Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:17 am
Can't bring myself to read the Amstrad Action article. It's probably very good but although I'll read about an Amstrad game, the mag holds no interest.
Think about it this way, would you be reading Retro Gamer without Amstrad Action?

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by NickThorpe » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:39 am

ivarf wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:10 am
Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:17 am
Can't bring myself to read the Amstrad Action article. It's probably very good but although I'll read about an Amstrad game, the mag holds no interest.
Think about it this way, would you be reading Retro Gamer without Amstrad Action?
If you assume that Imagine Publishing was the only potential buyer for Retro Gamer when Live Publishing folded, then the answer is probably "no, you wouldn't."

Paragon Publishing was founded by former Amstrad Action technical editor Richard Monteiro, and launched Sega Pro in 1991, with Damian Butt as staff writer. Damian would eventually become a director of Paragon, leaving following its sale to Highbury House Communications in 2003. He then founded Imagine Publishing along with other former Paragon directors in 2005. Of course, Future then absorbed Imagine in 2016.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by Crusty Starfish » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:58 pm

Are you trying to say.... without Amstrad, Retro Gamer may never have happened? :O

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by Fawltykog » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:18 am

Ohnoitshimagain

I may be persona non grata on this forum but that didn't stop my flu ridden corpse from braving the elements and stumbling on issue 199 a day early today, now that's true dedication to the Retro Gamer cause which i have brought since issue one come rain or shine.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:56 am

You lug 199 issues of RG around with you all the time? Where is it you're bringing these things to that makes that useful?
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by Fawltykog » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:03 pm

I bring nothing useful whatsoever in fact to this or any forum. :)

Anyway another great issue esp the article on the A L I E N series of games (shoulda been an issue or 2 Long) :arrow:

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by ivarf » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:27 am

NickThorpe wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:39 am
ivarf wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:10 am
Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:17 am
Can't bring myself to read the Amstrad Action article. It's probably very good but although I'll read about an Amstrad game, the mag holds no interest.
Think about it this way, would you be reading Retro Gamer without Amstrad Action?
If you assume that Imagine Publishing was the only potential buyer for Retro Gamer when Live Publishing folded, then the answer is probably "no, you wouldn't."

Paragon Publishing was founded by former Amstrad Action technical editor Richard Monteiro, and launched Sega Pro in 1991, with Damian Butt as staff writer. Damian would eventually become a director of Paragon, leaving following its sale to Highbury House Communications in 2003. He then founded Imagine Publishing along with other former Paragon directors in 2005. Of course, Future then absorbed Imagine in 2016.
I was actually thinking about Future Publishing.
"The company was founded as Future Publishing in Somerton, Somerset in 1985 by Chris Anderson with the sole magazine Amstrad Action.["

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:46 am

Fawltykog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:03 pm
I bring nothing useful whatsoever in fact to this or any forum. :)

Anyway another great issue esp the article on the A L I E N series of games (shoulda been an issue or 2 Long) :arrow:
My first draft was 2000 words over, hence the 'you started this show me everything' box out.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by mrmessy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:04 pm

Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:17 am
Did anyone else get this yesterday? I must say it's a absolutely smashing cover!

Fantastic article on DOOM - that was my 1st read of the day.
Then the great Gauntlet the Deeper Dungeons - very good indeed. The C64 version was fantastic.
The History of Alien Videogames - Not fully read it but can't see the awesome C64 Aliens mentioned. Good read so far though.
Can't bring myself to read the Amstrad Action article. It's probably very good but although I'll read about an Amstrad game, the mag holds no interest.
Splinter Cell - nope
Game gear platformers - nope
Legend of Zelda links awakening Ultimate guide - nope

Plenty of other bits to read though.
Ha ha! Like the “nope” approach. I used to read RG cover to cover in the early days, but these days there is a lot of “nope” from me.

I am just far too firmly stuck in the 8 & 16 bit period to even try to read about Splinter Cell. However, I do own a copy! But only for the purposes of soft modding Xboxs, so that 8bit and 16bit games can be played on them. Thank you Splinter Cell. Never played it.

Amazing to think though, that RG is on the verge of 200 issues. I would never have thought it would last this long. Impressive really.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by MatOfTheDead » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:40 pm

absolute cracking read as always
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by greenberet79 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:21 am

Love the Aliens article. Speccy Aliens (UK) still one of my favourite games. Never completed it though :/
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by NorthWay » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:16 am

I noticed one of the Gauntlet screenshots credited to the C= 64 seemed much more probable to be for the Atari on reason of the colours in the status field.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Post by antsbull » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:22 am

The Doom article is top drawer, loved it from start to finish, nice work Nick

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