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What cover would make you...

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:30 pm

Pick up a copy of Retro Gamer?

Would you love to see Chuck Rock on the cover? Is it time Retro Gamer featured the Game Boy Advance? Do you long for that Amstrad CPC cover?
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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by Eric » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:42 pm

A CPC cover of course!

I would like to see a giant cassette tape on the full size of the cover with side B on the back cover.

Streets of Rage cover too!

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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by the_hawk » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:42 pm

Toejam and Earl (although there's already been a couple of TJ&E features).


Pretty much any Bob Wakelin Ocean cover, or anything by Oli Frey.

I find covers with just a picture of a console or a computer dull.

Covers with game covers, screenshots & original artwork rule!
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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by ncf1 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:15 pm

This is a most interesting question. The RG covers I loved especially were the Monkey Island 2 cover, the Oli Frey covers, those especially wanted me to lick the pages. Other than that, seeing a big beige Apple II adorning the cover would make me go weak at the knees.

What else would positively make me milk up... hmm lets see. Any RE4 boss, or how about a screenshot from the cabin scene. That would work.

But I guess my all time favourite is the one with Le Chuck on it, that looked positively fantastic. So I'd say what floats my boat is artistic, colourful efforts that tend to make things stir most inside.

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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by Megamixer » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:15 pm


Can't see it happening though so anything to do with original artwork is fine by me. Love the art for stuff like Renegade, Dragon's Lair and Where Time Stood Still...hand-drawn stuff that look like classic movie posters.
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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:24 pm

Renegade, best game cover ever, you personally requested this cover on here over three years ago, I'm sure a couple of people actually sent you a copy too, but unsurprisingly it was completely ignored.

Vice City would make an awesome cover, as would Modern Warfare (nearly 10 years old!), but let's be honest, there have been countless opportunities over the years for fantastic covers based on games you have already covered, but for mystifying reasons the covers are often shambolic.

The brilliant little Alternate Covers piece used to highlight perfectly how many really good covers were ignored, a point often pointed out by readers, and I'm sure this fact contributed to the feature being scrapped.

Don't get me wrong, lots of great covers too, but considering the content you have had to work with these past years the standard of covers is not what it should be. Lets hope this topic helps improve the situation.

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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by RodimusPrime » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:27 pm

For me its mainly the japanese artwork for games.

especially the capcom stuff, always felt Capcom artwork was some of the best. I love some of the more recnt UDON stuff.

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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by ianpmarks » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:36 pm

Would buy the magazine whatever the cover if the content good.

For me I like the old cassette cover ones. My favourite RG cover ever was the Ant Attack one.

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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by DPrinny » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:38 pm

A pair of woman's knickers


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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by Rayne » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:45 pm


They're retro and I want to read about them :)

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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by PostieDoc » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:05 pm

Barbarian, lets go full Maria Whittaker!

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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:11 pm

Definitely Zzoom, perhaps with one of those poor little chaps getting flung in the air?
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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by David » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:22 pm

Another World would be pretty cool

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Re: What cover would make you...

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Re: What cover would make you...

Post by MadManDan79 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:36 pm

A nice babe in bikini playing a mega drive or a snes? :wink:

But seriously Final fantasy, panzer dragoon or Alisia dragoon would look good on a cover...

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