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Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:03 am
by RichL
Various 2D Mario sprites on the subs cover.

Articles (without giving them all away)

Mario 2D games (obvs!!)
Superfrog classic moments;
Makings of Nosferatu the Vampire, Full Tilt Pinball, Crackpots, Stormlord II;
Pushing The Limits - Street Fighter Alpha;
Stefano Arnhold is in the chair.

Lots of other stuff as well, like I said not giving it all away.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:37 pm
by Dudley
also the Spectrum Next which is nice.

And er... me on page 13...

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:41 am
by ely
I really enjoyed the Spectrum Next article.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:18 am
by RuySan
More Mario articles? Is there anything else to tell? Issues with Mario, Zelda, Sonic and the sorts on the cover are the ones that make me save my money, unless there is an article I really want to read.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:22 am
by ely
RuySan wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:18 am
More Mario articles? Is there anything else to tell? Issues with Mario, Zelda, Sonic and the sorts on the cover are the ones that make me save my money, unless there is an article I really want to read.
I feel a bit like this, but I'm sure there's a ton of people that think that when there's "another" Matt Smith Manic Miner/Jet Set Willy article, and yet I love that stuff. Swings and roundabouts as they say :)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:55 pm
by Nikolai
Indeed, I feel Matthew Smith and Manic Miner has been done to death now. But I love Mario, and welcome more if there is something new to it. :shock:

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:02 pm
by Nikolai
Speaking of Matthew Smith, it's eerie how much he looks like me at the same age. I have pics of me at the same age home at my mum's that is virtually indistinguishable. My digital images have not the same picture, but look at him here:
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And then look at me age 17 here:
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I swear, I have an image of me somewhere with the same expression Smith has in the image above, it's really freaky.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:38 pm
by Crusty Starfish
I think he looks more like one of the girls out of Grange Hill!!! :O :D

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:35 am
by merman
RuySan wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:18 am
More Mario articles? Is there anything else to tell? Issues with Mario, Zelda, Sonic and the sorts on the cover are the ones that make me save my money, unless there is an article I really want to read.
If anything it was the "Strike" series article that made me say "not again" - but there were some interesting insights. I had no problem with the Mario piece.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:36 pm
by psj3809
RuySan wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:18 am
More Mario articles? Is there anything else to tell? Issues with Mario, Zelda, Sonic and the sorts on the cover are the ones that make me save my money, unless there is an article I really want to read.
Get your point but I presume these sell well so if it helps the mag I don’t mind the odd mario one.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:03 am
by RichL
My old thought about the use of swear words rears it’s head again.

In the Strike article, it’s telling you to go and find out what SNAFU means on the internet (indicating you don’t want to type / use the word f*** in the article) yet last month in the chair (or one of the recent ones) mentions the F word in the text.

You need to decide if you are treating your readers as adults or not and stick to it.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:15 am
by ely
Having stated earlier in this thread that was disappointed there was another Mario article, I have since read it and enjoyed it a lot. Just need to remind myself that I should always read the things before commenting on them!

One niggle in this issue though. The Marble Madness article starts out by explaining Atari's financial woes in 83/84 and how subsequently the company was split into two divisions (Arcade & Home Consumer). It then states that the latter division was sold to Commodore, which is clearly incorrect as it was actually sold to Jack Tramiel. He'd been ousted from Commodore after a fallout with chairman Irving Gould 6 approx. months earlier.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:54 pm
by senzer
Mario articles, yawn. At least no "free" gift that's completely unwanted this issue. Well done for showing restraint

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:08 am
by psj3809
^Senzer feedback - yawn

Yeah the Mario article was better than i thought as i thought it 'may' have been much of the same. As ely says i really enjoyed it. Really enjoyed the Stormlord II article and the Spectrum Next feature. The Marble Madness article gave me some great nostalgic memories as well

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 203

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:13 am
by Arnie
I found the Mario article interesting enough, over all this is a great issue with plenty of true retro stuff in it. I have no interest in anything beyond the turn of the millennium as it is all the same from then on, only the earlier stuff looks more jagged around the edge due to lower resolution.