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Post by Submerge » Mon May 01, 2006 6:44 am

Neil here, new to the forum, and the mag. 26 yr old Economics and Politics teacher in East London. Spare time is taken up with Dj'ing (Techno and d+b).

Favoured platforms = Amiga 500, Speccy 48k.

Best games = The Patrician, SWOS, Lure of the Temptress, Operation Stealth, Wings.

Ello all!
'Let his name be praised' - Lo Ray, Body Blows.

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Post by nes_fan97 » Thu May 04, 2006 6:25 pm

I'm Connor, I'm 13, & I'm a student in the higlands.

Fave consoles: NES, Megadrive, & Atari Jag

Favourite Game Ever: Conkers Bad Fur Day
I think Conkers BFD is the greatest game in the world, it is just so hillarious, & absolutely takes out Crash Bandicoot

Owned Hardware: PSP, PS2, PS1, N64, NES, Megadrive, Dreamcast, Commodore Amiga, Gameboy, Gameboy Colour, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy Advance SP, Atari Jaguar

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Post by SirClive » Fri May 05, 2006 4:33 pm


Now get your ass over to the Top 100 poll and get your vote in!!!

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Post by C4 » Mon May 08, 2006 6:13 pm

nes_fan97 wrote:I'm Connor, I'm 13, & I'm a student in the higlands.
Are you an immortal by any chance?

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Mon May 08, 2006 6:23 pm

C4 wrote:
nes_fan97 wrote:I'm Connor, I'm 13, & I'm a student in the higlands.
Are you an immortal by any chance?

:shock: LMAO :lol: :lol: :lol:
TMR wrote: And you wonder why you're being labelled as elitist... you couldn't be any more elite if you were a wireframe.


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Post by fairziff » Mon May 08, 2006 6:59 pm

My name is Mike. I come from and still live in Rhyl, N.Wales. I lurk on many retro forums under the username 'fairziff'

My first gaming experiance was playing on a school friends Binatone Sports Master . Shortly after, our local sports centre installed a Space Invaders cab. It was a massive draw. We had to queue to have a go on it.

Next step was down to the local arcades armed with a clicker.(which I never had much success with - usually set the alarm off!) Had many hours playing(badly) Space Invaders, Asteroids, Lunar Lander, Battlezone and my all time favourite, Scramble.

Got extremely jealous of my cousins Atari 2600 after seeing the Space Invaders conversion. I remember their telly had the space invaders scores burnt onto the screen!

Shortly after, my uncle used to 'lend' an Intellivision from work.(he worked for Radio Rentals, who branched out into renting the Inty for a while). It was an instant hit with me, I used to play 'Skiing' for hours on it.

The first 'games machine' I ever owned was a ZX81. Bought in kit form for £29.99(+ postage). My uncle built it for me and it worked first time(indeed still does!) He later installed an inverse video mod and a keyboard beep module.

Both were to save my soul whilst typing in hex listings. Loved QS Scramble, Avenger, 3D Monster Maze and my favourite, Mazogs.

Had a 48K rubber key Spectrum for Chrstmas, 1982?. It came with 'The Pyramid' and 'The Alchemist'. Loved Manic Miner and spent many weeks visiting the computer shop in Abergele awaiting the release of Jet Set Willy. I had years of fun from my speccy, with many highlights, but nothing eclipses the sheer excitement of actually taking home my copy of JSW for the first time.

My Speccy gave up the ghost after a few years. A college friend of mine used to work in Dixons. He offered to replace my broken speccy for me. I went to Llandudno Dixons on a Saturday morning armed with my rubber key speccy and left the store with a brand new Spectrum +. I still have the + but alas it's no longer working (I think it is a power issue).

In 1984 I started working in a change booth in a local arcade. I subsequently spent the following 3 years working in and socialising in various arcades.
I saw many on the classic titles installed for the first time and spent every non working hour palying on these wonderful machines. I loved Spy Hunter, Nemesis, Star Wars, Super Locomotive, Moon Patrol, Gauntlet, Space Harrier, Galaga, name but a few. Hated(or rather couldn't play), Defender, Super Mario and all fighting games.

Arcade High Point - Witnessing Dragons Lair being completed for the first time(in Rhyl). 'The Mint' arcade was the only arcade to ever have Dragons Lair in Rhyl. The night on question saw a crowd of 50-100 people gather around the already popular cab sensing that things were about to come to a conclusion. I joined the throng to witness a local lad complete it. The first and last time I have witnessed this spectacle.

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Post by Kai » Wed May 10, 2006 10:34 am

Hi, I'm Kai Lunkeit (Kiel, Germany), on this world since 1978. Addicted to gaming since 1982 :wink:

Gaming history:
1982-1986 Vectrex & Arcade, PC (CP\\M)
1986-1989 Atari VCS, C64, Amiga500&1000, NES, Amstrad CPC464
1990-1995 Amiga500, PC (286/386), SNES, Gameboy, Lynx
1995-2000 PlayStation, PC (pentium), Dreamcast, N64
2001-NOW PlayStation 2, Gamecube, PC (pentium4), MegaDrive (!), XBox

Favorite games: The Chaos Engine, Bubble Bobble, Super Cars, Resident Evil, Up'n Down, Jaguar XJ220, Final Fantasy VIII, Max Payne 2, Silent Hill, Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Gods, Soul Calibur, Speedball 2, Bruce Lee, Monkey Island, SWIV, Snake, Breakout, MadTV, PacMan, IK+, Virtua Tennis, GTA III, Fear Effect, Pang, Marble Madness, H.E.R.O., Dynablaster, Rick Dangerous 2, Flashback, Pinball Dreams, Turrican 2, Rally Speedway, Duke Nukem 3D and hundreds more! :wink:

Favorite magazines: Amiga Joker (1989-1996) and of course RETRO GAMER!

Favorite movies: Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, Terminator 2, Collateral, Total Recall, Bullitt, Police Story, Aliens, Hitcher, Heat, Die Hard, Hard Boiled, Mononoke Hime, Big Lebowski, Leon the Professional, Speed, eXistenZ, Back to the Future, Mad Max 2, Memento, Cube 2, The Thing, The Killer, Angel Heart and hundreds more :lol:

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Post by C4 » Wed May 10, 2006 5:47 pm

I am C4 from the U.K.

Gaming history: Atari 65XE, Sega Mega Drive, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Super NES, Virtual Boy, 2 x Game Boy pocket, 2 x Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Sega Mega Drive II, 4 x Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Player, Super NES Jr., Game Boy Boy Advance SP & a NeoGeo Pocket Colour.

Favourite titles: Super Mario 64, Wario Land Super Mario Land 3, The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past & Tetris.

Favourite magazines: NGC Magazine, retro Gamer, Super Play, Super Gamer & Private Eye.

Favourite films: Star Trek First Contact, Star Wars IV A New Hope, Team America World Police, Spider-Man 2, Batman Begins, Batman & RoboCop.

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Post by pottyboy » Thu May 11, 2006 10:46 am

I suppose I'm the only person left to introduce!

My real name is Andrew Potts from Surrey, aged 19. Sitting here at college typing this up, and quite suprisingly I'm the only one in my class who's ever heard of ANY system before the Master System!

For many people in my class, that was the first machine they played on. I, however, started off playing on my dad's commodore 128... and what great memories I have with it! The machine's up in the loft now, but I still play those classic games via emulation.

Have also owned a Vic-20, Amiga A1200 (best computer ever!), Megadrive, SNES, PS1, PS2, PSP (firmware 2.7 - not really fussed about homebrew etc), DS, GBC, GBA and a ZX Spectrum.

Machine I want to get next: PS3 (no suprises there!)

As for my Avatar, I'm currently developing a Spectrum game in BASIC called 'The Legend of the Red Dragon' although some of you know this already. It's been in development since late 2004, but many rewrites and other commitments (mostly college work) have prevented me from making it, hence the massive delays! The Avatar is actually the loading screen, drawn nicely by deVandemar over at the WOS forums last year.

"And I've got a little TIP for you. Get the POINT?" - Guybrush Threepwood

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Post by nwosteve » Fri May 12, 2006 4:47 pm

Hi all

Im Steve Cotterell from Lowestoft in Suffolk handle nwosteve.

Had a speccy for 25 years and am seriously into retro.

You name it, ive got it. MD, MS, speccys, commodore. nes, snes, the list goes on. Its better to list what i havent got.

Specilise in ms and md stuff. Very close to having complete collections to the best of my knowledge.

Married with no kids - no space for them with all the retro stuff.

Fave game ever? R-type - sheer perfection - action, skill, precision and never a bad original version released.

Special mention to Silkworm - dont know why, its that ending that i love!!!
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Post by GetDexter » Sun May 14, 2006 8:41 am

Hi, my name is Riaz and I live in Cwmbran, Gwent.

I'm 35 and work on an acute psychiatric ward, mainly within the occupational therapy dept.

My first gaming experience was probably buying an orange binatone Pong system from Barnardos in around 1982/3. I took it back after a week because the gun didn't work properly.

My first computer was an Amstrad CPC464 in 1984 and from then I was hooked. I also used to go to the arcades in Barry Island during the school summer holidays in the mid to late eighties and loved playing games such as Gauntlet, Space Ace, Double Dragon, Frogger and so on.

On the old Amstrad I loved Spindizzy, Head Over Heels, Get Dexter, Marsport, Mercenary, Finders Keepers, Chiller and lots more!

Good to meet you all and its good to be home.
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Sorry Dexter!

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Post by Seany » Sun May 14, 2006 10:33 am

Hi. Just joined up, Sean, 26 years old, work in mental health in Southampton, long and chequered gaming history.

Currently rocking a DC, Amiga, modded PS2, Gamecube, Neo Geo and a Supergun.

Interests: fighting games, shooters, and light gun games. Currently playing Metroid Fusion, Street Fighter ALpha 2 (just got the CPS board) and Paper Mario 2. Fave games ever include Real Bout, KOF 96, Parodius (Sexy!), Volfied and Point Blank 2.

I write for Ntsc-uk and have joined Retro Gamer as a freelancer, with some stuff ready to go soon. I am also organising the opening of an amusement arcade in SOuthampton stuffed with retro games, including Radiant Silvergun, Point Blank, and SF Zero 3 amongst others.

Nice to be here and all that jazz.

Your pal,


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Post by Dell_Zincht » Tue May 16, 2006 11:22 am

I'm Gavin. Signed up to the forum back in december last year but only recently started posting.

I'm 22 years old, I'm a student studying Television Production at the University of Teesside, and I also work in Woolworths on the Entertainment department. I'm a huge fan of retro gaming, and I buy Retro Gamer every month. In fact, it's the only games magazine I regularly buy.

I own the following:

Sega Mega Drive
Commodore 64
Amiga 500
Sega Game Gear
Nintendo Gameboy

That it really. I'm a bit of a geek but being at Uni does give me a social life of sorts!

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Post by Utini » Mon May 22, 2006 6:10 pm


Is my usual greeting, especially to those from Norway :D

Your friendly Neighbourhood Utini here - I'm something of a Forum censored; and you can usually find me lurking around various retro, gaming, clan, lan, C#, .Net, C++ sites the internet over - and if you're really lucky you can find me on TeamSpeak, greeting Scandinavian folk in my own, John Carpenter, style.

I was a regular on the GamesTM forums, before the magazine started including all those porno/text ads everywhere and haven't bought a copy since - hope RG doesn't go the same way.

Glad to see RG back. I was never a regular reader, seeing as I only live near bad newsagents that don't stock it, but I did pick it up as and when (and got me the Retro Survival CD); it's a magazine that deserves to do well, and I hope it thrives under Imagine.
Hey, Sweden!
They're not Swedish Mac, they're Norwegian!

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Post by ZeroCipher » Thu May 25, 2006 1:59 pm

Hi my name is Barney been reading Retro Mag since issue one.

I own the following systems:
Spectrum 48k
Spectrum 128k + 2
Atari 2600 (wood finish)
Atari Lynx
Master System (MK1 & 2)
Mega Drive (MK1)
Game Gear
Game Boy (Original, Pocket, Colour, Advance and SP)
Game Cube
Playstation 1 and 2
I also have a Datel Arcade Power Base (Basically an arcade machine that plugs into a TV) and obviously a PC.

I'm an avid collector of games (Retro and New)

In my spare time I work as a Web Designer, I'm also in a band we have a few albums out and we travel the country performing music that only Satan himself would approve of ( & Currently trying to sell our sounds to games companies. I also DJ (Rock, Metal, DnB) and I like to hunt for Ghosts.

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