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Post by NorthWay » Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:23 pm

Here is an idea that you might want to revitalize and expand on:

I read The Retrogaming Times on the net, but the best bit of it is "The many faces of ..." (here: http://my.stratos.net/~hewston95/RT/ManyFacesHome.htm).
The scoring might be "interesting" but they do compare a lot of versions with each other. I like it.

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Post by Mayhem » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:12 am

I think the upcoming "Conversion Capers" section might well be doing a similar thing... though just with arcade machine ports.
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Post by yakmag » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:24 am

How about a competition where readers are given a selection of classic games from different formats to review. The reviews are judged the prize been a day at retrogamer hq?? or a possible other retro themed prize?

Just a thought mind......

Think it would be good.....

Honest guv..

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Post by backdrifter » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:51 am

More 'making ofs' for the lesser known titles that I loved 'back in the day' would be most welcome if you ask me.

Titles like Dreamweb on the Amiga, and Hacker on the C64.

Always wanted to read a making of article for Uplink too, though me thinks it's a few more years til that's considered retro enough....

Something on the times of Infocom too would be nice.

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Post by C4 » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:27 pm

I would like a feature on Wario Land Super Mario Land 3 as it is my favourite portable title.

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:52 pm

A feature on retro Japanese stuff would be cool, kinda Like the old RG used to have monthly... that was my fave part of the mag :(
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Post by GetDexter » Sun May 14, 2006 2:37 pm

How about an article on 'The Anthropic Principle Of Gaming' ?? :wink:
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Post by GetDexter » Mon May 15, 2006 3:34 pm

On a more serious note, an interview with Mark Haig-Hutchinson (who wrote Highway Encounter) or Paul Shirley (who wrote 'Spindizzy') would be good.
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Post by psj3809 » Fri May 19, 2006 3:56 am

Its a pity Costa Panyai (sp) has never been found who did a ton of excellent Vortex games back in the day. His games were always excellent, pity hes just disappeared

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Post by woody.cool » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:02 am

How about Retro Gamer doing an article on the Commodore 16 and/or Commodore Plus4.

The C16 was the first machine I ever owned and alot of people don't even realise that it existed. There was some really cool games around for this system at the time and I'd love to see Retro Gamer pay homage to a superb "Starter Computer" as it was labelled at the time.

Also, how about an article on the Acorn Archemiedes.

And finally, the old Retro Gamer mags featured an article which showed retro arcades. I have found what, in my opinion, is the best retro arcade in Britain.

In Blackpool (on the promenade) there is an arcade full of retro arcade machines. In there we have 2 Street Fighter II machines, Mortal Kombat II, Operation Wolf, Gauntlet, Outrun & even House Of The Dead aswell as many others. I'd love to see an article showing this place off to everybody.

Also if you see the topic about Street Fighter II on the Retro Gamer forum (somewhere) I've posted some more details about what I do when I go there on a Saturday afternoon.

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Post by SirClive » Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:39 pm

Yes please! C16 was my first 'proper' computer. Had a zx81 and g7000 Videopac before that, but the C16 was amazing for a whippersnaper.
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Post by woody.cool » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:02 pm

Oh My God! Someone else had a Videopac G7000. I still have mine (as well as still having my C16)

But what a waste of space the keyboard on the G7000 was, did you ever use your G700's keyboard for anything?

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Post by SirClive » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:33 am

God I can't even remember what the games were like. I think I had a pool game and a pacman clone. I was winning one really cheap on ebay a while ago and the guy cancelled the auction with about an hour to go :evil:
Definately gonna get one at some point.
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Post by woody.cool » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:05 am

The major drawback of the G7000 was ----- NO SOUND!
That kinda "degraded" the whole experience!

The graphics were kinda Atari 2600 ish - but the joysticks were pretty cool (just like the Atari 2600 ones)

I'll have to dig it out of the cupboard and stick it on for a real "blast from the past"

I don't know if you'r aware but the "Philips VIdeopac G7000" was also called the "Magnavox Oddessy 2" in some parts of the world!

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Post by Mayhem » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:07 am

More the other way around... the Odyssey 2 came first and was sold as the G7000 in various parts of Europe.
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