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Retro Gaming Anthology

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:36 am
by knight_beat
Blimey! I had no idea a second RG anthology would be released. Several copies were on the shelves in WH Smith and various independent news agents. Most of them looked in terrible condition - ripped or bent cardboard. I found one that was in perfect condition, only to discover there were small tears on the back cover of the magazine itself. This annoyed me slightly as I like to keep magazines in pristine condition.

The magazine itself is great. A nice combination of previous and new features. The Mario Wacky world feature looks good. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:43 am
by DonkeySpank
What!??! There's a new RG anthology?!

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:51 am
by markopoloman
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzz avin a larf :shock:

would a new anthology be in such a poor state AND slip past the rest of us retro heads?


naaaah!

a mistake i recon.

i hope

or just maybe........

Retro Gaming Anthology

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:13 am
by knight_beat
I'm glad I am not the only person surprised to see it. It's the 3rd issue in Imagine's Gaming Elite series. It's £5 for 116 pages.

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:53 am
by DonkeySpank
Okay now I'm confused!!

Imagine's Elite series?
Third issue?
WTF?!?!?!

Is this or is this not an official "Retro Gamer Anthology"?!

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:13 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
OK, I'll try and clear a few things up.

Imagine runs a bi-monthly Elite series that in the past has featured the Xbox 360 and Perfect Dark Zero. With many readers of the magazine asking Live for a new anthology, it was decided to release the next Gaming Elite magazine with a retro theme.

This essentially means that it contains features from the first 18 issues of Retro Gamer, albeit with new layouts etc. There are also several new features that have never appeared in RG before.

Hope that clears everything up.

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:19 am
by LeeT
Another one for me to buy! :wink:

Re:

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:13 am
by Spiff
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:There are also several new features that have never appeared in RG before.
Several? Examples, please.

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:24 am
by Morkin
Are there any pictures of the cover floating around the internet ? Just so my Mum knows what to look for in WHSmiths. :lol:

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:19 pm
by forestville
sounds cool 8) posting a picture of the front cover is a good idea

Vindication!

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:10 pm
by knight_beat
My flu-adled brain isn't working correctly at the moment, so I may be mistaken. The following articles look new:

A lookback on the adventures of Bub and Bob
Arcade classics on mobile phones
Jon Ritman looks back on his games
Commodore 64GS lookback
Whatever happened to Mario's Wacky world
Evolution of NES music
An article on board game conversions

Darran, did you receive any copies of the first RG Anthology when Imagine bought Retro Gamer? Is there any chance it will be made available in the 'back issues' section?

Re: Vindication!

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:30 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
knight_beat wrote:My flu-adled brain isn't working correctly at the moment, so I may be mistaken. The following articles look new:

A lookback on the adventures of Bub and Bob
Arcade classics on mobile phones
Jon Ritman looks back on his games
Commodore 64GS lookback
Whatever happened to Mario's Wacky world
Evolution of NES music
An article on board game conversions

Darran, did you receive any copies of the first RG Anthology when Imagine bought Retro Gamer? Is there any chance it will be made available in the 'back issues' section?
The new stuff to Retro Gamer is
Lost In translation - How games are changed to fit in with the West
Whatever Happened to Mario's Wacky Worlds - A CDI game that never got finished
The Evolution of Nes music -
do not press Start Do not collect 200 credits ) board games based on videogames (there are more than you think)
Ear Candy - How music has evolved in gaming

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:40 pm
by koopa42
Is there 2 versions of a cover for this anthology gubbins? I only ask 'cos I saw it when I bought Gtm today and i'm sure I saw a black cover and a white cover :? I could be wrong however

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:42 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
No koops, it's in a slip case

Re: Vindication!

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:13 pm
by Mr. Pointless
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:do not press Start Do not collect 200 credits ) board games based on videogames (there are more than you think)
I certainly remember a Pac-Man one. :?