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Official Feedback FOR ISSUE 47

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:36 am


The Complete History of
It’s one of the most infuential games of all time, but what was the inspiration behind Elite? Retro Gamer investigates…

The Making of
Chip's Challenge
Discover how the talented folks at Epyx created one of the Lynx’s best puzzle games.

Developer Lookback
Electronic Arts Part 2
Part two of our three-part feature looks back at what Electronic Arts was up to in the Nineties.

The Making of
We go behind the scenes of one of gaming’s earliest run-‘n’-gun games. Stern’s excellent Berzerk.

In the Chair with
Will Wright
Sim Genius Will Wright takes a break from his highly anticipated Spore to talk to Retro Gamer about his contributions to the industry

The Big Feature
Fruit Machine Spin-Offs
If you were one of the few people that felt Pinball games had no place in Retro Gamer, you’re going to love our new fruit machine feature. Well, you won’t, but it is really good

The Making of
Magic Carpet
We take a look at Bullfrog’s brilliant ahead-of-its-time first-person shooter

Atari 800XL
Atari’s underachieving 8-bit home computer, that is still influencing computers today, gets a once over

Top 25 Racers of all time
Retro Gamer lists the top retro racing games ever. How many have you got in your collection?

And much more including
Ristar, Terminator 2, Pokemon Snap, Scramble and some other stuff that I can't check because our copies haven't come in yet.
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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:40 am

Love the cover and the 'Elite' version of the RG logo etc. Excellent stuff. Really captures that black and white monochrome look obviously, very good.

Really hoping it arrives in the next day or so !

Cant wait to read the Elite article
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Post by felgekarp » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:51 am

Is that cover a mock up because it just looks wrong?

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:52 am

felgekarp wrote:Is that cover a mock up because it just looks wrong?
Nope it's the actual cover

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Post by Heavy Stylus » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:57 am

Monochrome for the win!
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Post by smila » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:02 am

corrr blimey - what a bloody corking cover that is :D
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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:10 am

Is the word Elite from an actual computer version, eg the old skool 3d effect, is that actually from say the Acorn or BBC version or is that something the graphics artist created ?

Great cover though, hopefully it'll get some new readers as there should be a lot of people in Smiths who remember that game and then want to pick up the mag.

Edit - Wahey and if by magic it arrives this morning ! Time to have a quick scan

Elite article looks great, glad the old Elite advert is in there where theres a granny and shes dangerous kinda thing.

Must admit never played Ristar before on the Megadrive, have to give that a go.

Great Atari 800 look back. Interesting top 25 racers, stilll find it weird when theres games from 2000 in there but i suppose its retro. Great to see the Rubber Beermat get a feature

Really like the preview for next months issue !!!!!!!

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Post by markopoloman » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:33 am

The Cover is excellent.

Only had time to flick through - but looks pretty good.

Stopped and read the Fruit Machines article though - and that was really jolly good!

Will read more later..................

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Post by mikeb » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:34 am

Just finished the Elite article.. I've been waiting years to read something like this :)

Great work.

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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:55 am

That vector logo is genius.
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:12 am

I want to like the cover, just don't know if I can. It is a good idea though. :?
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Post by SirClive » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:14 am

It looks better in the flesh. Nice work.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:37 am

Yep, another vote of confidence for the vector cover. Not sure I'd have put the bitmap Elite logo on there at that size, but I'll wait to see the genuine article as I guess it'll look better in the flesh.
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Post by mikeb » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:37 am

Love the layout for the Berzerk piece.. very evocative of a video arcade circa 1982 :)

Havn't had a chance to read any of it yet..

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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:46 am

Have made my feelings towards elite pretty clear!
Had a quick flick through the mag - would appear to me that there are not many articles which are of much interest to me this month - not that I have a problem with that, just personal taste.

Will have a proper read tonight.

PS - Really pleased to see the platform against the screenshots!!!!
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