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Post by Bland_Boy » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:37 pm

This is just in general feedback.

I love to finally have a magazine about games that actually
has some interesting things in it most-every issue.

Great magazine and the ONLY magazine about games
I ever buy nowadays.

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Post by mohicankid » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:26 pm

quick someone else censored off the mag, so darren will print more of it on here!....saves me waiting :lol:
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Post by Sabreman64 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:35 pm

I noticed a surprising omission in the Star Wars arcade game article. The section on the various conversions of the coin-op included Spectrum, C64, Amiga and just about every other format you could think of, except one. The version of the game included as an extra in Rogue Squadron 3. I would have been interested to know how faithful to the arcade machine the Rogue Squadron 3 version is.

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Post by Mayhem » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:13 pm

It's very accurate imo having played it... just a PITA to actually control using the thumbstick.
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Post by mikeb » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:59 pm

Yeah - shame about that - great emulation of the original game rendered almost unplayable by the non-re-configurable thumb-stick control :(

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:15 pm

Sabreman64 wrote:I noticed a surprising omission in the Star Wars arcade game article. The section on the various conversions of the coin-op included Spectrum, C64, Amiga and just about every other format you could think of, except one. The version of the game included as an extra in Rogue Squadron 3. I would have been interested to know how faithful to the arcade machine the Rogue Squadron 3 version is.
I didn't include it because it was simply an unlockable. In hindsight it would have been better to add it in.
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Post by Mayhem » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:55 am

I thought you got Star Wars from the off and had to unlock the other two using codes...?
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Post by mikeb » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:07 am

You have to beat Luke's campaign in the main game. As the Force is not very strong in this one, I cheated and put in a code :)

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Post by MikeHaggar » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:16 am

You could play it straight away if you had the demo disc.

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Post by mikeb » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:59 am

Reckon Stuart was a bit harsh on Return of the Jedi - really enjoyed it in the arcade particularly the bike chase bits, a great edge-of-your seat test of hand-eye-coordination. Graphics were very eye-catching for their time too. Although its admittedly far less fun in MAME without the original cockpit-style controller.

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Post by Titan » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:48 pm

Good issue. Am quite interested in watching King of Kong now, that was a great feature ^^
Particularly enjoyed the article on Streets of Rage 2 (one of my favourite games ever), though it perhaps could have benefitted from having an explanation as to why its so much better than the third game (and there are many reasons!)
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Post by yethboth » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:39 pm

Bub&Bob wrote:How many more posts you gonna do that in?

THIS ONE: :P

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:27 pm

mikeb wrote: the original cockpit-style controller.
Which reminds me. The article says Star Wars had a 'handlebar' controller. No idea what sort of weird bike Stuart rides, but that's no handlebar, its a yoke.
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Post by filecore » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:42 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
mikeb wrote: the original cockpit-style controller.
Which reminds me. The article says Star Wars had a 'handlebar' controller. No idea what sort of weird bike Stuart rides, but that's no handlebar, its a yoke.
I see your point, but the Star Wars controller, you can't push in or pull out, just 'twist', and so is not a yoke in the traditional aircraft sense.

Customised yoke maybe. Though. handlebar controller is not that far away. :)

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Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:50 pm

yethboth wrote:
Bub&Bob wrote:How many more posts you gonna do that in?

THIS ONE: :P

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