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Great Retro-gaming websites - the sticky thread!

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:55 am
by CraigGrannell
Right. So people are getting narked by the mag's standing copy, and the repetition within those pages, so here's a chance to do something about it. Within this thread, please post full URLs to interesting retro-gaming websites, along with a short description regarding what the site's all about. No bitching or sniping in this thread either, please—any such stuff will be deleted without warning.

Hopefully, this thread will provide Darran with a bigger selection of interesting sites to draw on when dealing with that section of the mag.

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:30 am
by Bub&Bob
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/index.html
Great hand held electronic gaming site, full to bursting with all your favourite hand helds of old, along with many you probably never heard of.

http://www.ehis64.net/
The Emlyn Hughes International Soccer Community
A site dedicated to possibly the best 8-bit home computer football game ever. Lots of info about the game and an excellent online league.
(very strange entry on the home page, dated 8 July 2007!?)

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:35 am
by dr_bob
might be grabbing the wrong end of the stick on this , but :
Atari :
www.atariage.com : sort of a standing repository of Atari 8 bit (and some 16bit) information .The Forums there are probably the best place to ask if you've any (non ST) atari questions.
www.atarimania.com : proably the best place to look for info on atari 8 bit games , cover scans, year of release, tape/disk images etc.

C64:
http://www.lemon64.com/ : one stop shop for info on c64 software releases , decent forum there too.

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:38 am
by dr_bob
Sega SMS: http://www.sega8bit.com/
lots of info on the SMS and its games, active forum too

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:50 am
by felgekarp
Bub&Bob wrote: http://www.ehis64.net/
The Emlyn Hughes International Soccer Community
A site dedicated to possibly the best 8-bit home computer football game ever. Lots of info about the game and an excellent online league.
(very strange entry on the home page, dated 8 July 2007!?)
That's the only football game I've ever enjoyed playing, used to love the Spectrum version.

http://www.racketboy.com/retro/
Retro Gaming With Racketboy
Lot of Dreamcast stuff, regular features on what he thinks are hidden gems on various consoles and decent stuff you can pick up at bargain prices.

http://my.stratos.net/~hewston95/RTM/RTM_Home.htm
Retrogaming Times Monthly
Monthly newsletter with regular features such as comparing games across different platforms in a slightly more indepth way than the thread on here, there's always a bit of Apple stuff as well

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:38 am
by romanista
www.macretro.tk for a nice compact overview of machines and how to emulate them on the mac..

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:48 am
by Mr_Staypuft
Craig, hope these are useful:
(I'm at work currently, can't check if you've printed any of these before)

http://www.gagaplay.com/jemu2/applet/
Online emulation of classic arcade games, from 1942 to Street Fighter 2.
(great for lunchbreaks at work)

http://www.greatgamesexperiment.com/
Like a "Facebook" for gamers. Lots of retro titles & retro fans.

http://monroeworld.com/forum/
Shane Monroe's forum. Discuss classic gaming, or how much Dragon's Lair sucks. (if you dare!)

http://www.aussiearcade.com.au/
A forum for Australians who have retro arcade games at home.

http://c64s.com/
Online emulation of C64 games. Also great for work lunchbreaks.

http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/
For Neo Geo fans.. from Arcade to Home to Pocket.

http://arcadecontrols.com/arcade.htm
Information on setting up and repairing home arcade equipment.

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:35 am
by SirClive
Mr_Staypuft wrote: http://monroeworld.com/forum/
Shane Monroe's forum. Discuss classic gaming, or how much Dragon's Lair sucks. (if you dare!)
Is it just me that finds that forum and RGR incredibly dull?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:45 am
by Antiriad2097
Yes.

I love RGR, been listening to it for years, long before RG started.

Initially I was a bit meh, but I've grown accustomed to Shane's presentation. I miss it this year, real life has taken over and he's not had much time to record.

Forum hasn't been up to scratch since the big Armchair Arcade shutdown though. Prior to that, it had quite a buzz.

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:47 am
by Celebaglar
SirClive wrote:
Mr_Staypuft wrote: http://monroeworld.com/forum/
Shane Monroe's forum. Discuss classic gaming, or how much Dragon's Lair sucks. (if you dare!)
Is it just me that finds that forum and RGR incredibly dull?
It's US based and unashamedly so - which basically means they don't cover anything that isn't part of their past gaming experience. This rathr reduces the scope for variety somewhat and a great deal of interesting subject matter just doesn't register there.

Anyway, fo those who liked Lords of Midnight there's

http://www.icemark.com

http://www.midnightmu.com and the forum http://forum.midnightmu.com

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:53 am
by Antiriad2097
I'd say it was more 'Shane' based than US based. Shane tells personal stories and gives his opinion. He welcomes opposition to those opinions and can debate at great length on them.

Even if you don't agree with Shane's rants, there's no denying that the interviews are worth the download alone.

Note that if you buy the compilation discs (at minimal profit - this helps fund the CGE trips), you get the interviews in isolation from the rest of the show.

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:08 am
by SirClive
I think it is the legnth of the rants, the fact that he doesn't edit it and the number of times he said 'this is supposed to be good, but I haven't tried it'. I suppose its a time thing, but if they only get released once a month max (and almost always longer) then I think the production values could be a little better.

I do download it and listen though as it is still better than all the fanboy podcasts out there (WoW FTW! and all that crap).

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:47 am
by fulgenzio
http://www.retrogamer.it/

More than 1000 reviews!

Made in Italy. :wink:

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:17 am
by Heavy Stylus
www.rgcd.co.uk

Homepage of the only CD-based discmag dedicated to reviewing new homebrew games and hardware for old consoles and computers. Also features write-ups of retro remakes and independent games with a retro look-and-feel for PC/Mac users.

The magazine is written and maintained by several high-posting members of this here forum too, so it's more than worthy of a mention in RG. :wink:

Issue three is out next weekend, btw. Oh, and we sell homebrew GBA carts as well...

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:42 am
by Lordsmiff
I'm sure this is in everyone's favourites somewhere but just in case...

retrospec.sgn.net

Definitely a fantastic retro website with some truly great remakes on there.

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zxf.magazine.googlepages.com/home

This is a link to a free mag called ZXF which is dedicated to all things ZXy :)

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www.redkeyreddoor.com

Not been updated for ooh, quite a bit now, but there's still some interesting bits and pieces on there :)

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www.retro-trader.com

This is one of those sites I've had in my bookmarks for a long time and not yet had a chance to go back to - looks pretty comprehensive though and the shop looks good :)

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www.retrogames.co.uk

Another online shop but loads on offer...

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www.merseyremakes.co.uk

And finally, another remakes site :)

Hopefully, someone will like one or two of these :)

Cheers,
Smiffy.