Retro Gamer Issue 154

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Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:48 pm

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Issue 154 is out today!

Features include:-

20 years of Quake
Ultimate Guides Renegade, Desert Strike
In the chair Stuart Cox
Celebration of The Vic-20
Licence to thrill Cobra
Making of Croc legend of the gobbos, star strike 1 and 2
History of Dead or Alive
Archives on Microids
Minority report Atari Lynx

Plus all the regulars
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:28 pm

VIC-20
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Mag art style seems different this issue?
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by PostieDoc » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:18 pm

Nice cover.

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by markopoloman » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:11 pm

Had a good flick through today. That cover is the best one in bloody yonks!

Quake article - very very good. Such a classic series of games with such amazing memories.
Croc! - Quality :D
Starstrike - Not a Speccy lover but did play these a fair bit on my mates speccy and loved the 'starwars' feel. Nice article.

Off to read a bit more.
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by Sel Feena » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:31 am

Enjoyed the DOA article quite a bit, have a real fondness for the series. Fast and fluid, the counter system makes for great matches. Visually it's always been great too. And unlike bloody Yoda in Soul Calibur, the Spartan in DOA4 was a great guest character that fit right in.

I haven't been following the Chameleon kerfuffle, but made for a depressing read. I hope Mike Kennedy can recoup some of his money, if his account is true.
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by theantmeister » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:41 am

PostieDoc wrote:Nice cover.
Agreed. Awesome cover.

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by Eric » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:36 pm

Renegade, Cobra, Desert Strike, Top Gear and Microids archives and a very cool cover too.

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by merman » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:58 pm

I'll be posting some DVD extras for the VIC-20 article this week...

Thoroughly enjoyed the Quake retrospective, delighted to see the Stuart Cox interview (giving some insights into Gargoyle/FTL) and another great company feature from David.
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by RetroMartin » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:02 am

Not a bad issue, i liked the Desert Strike article. Havent got round to the Croc or DOA ones yet!
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by psj3809 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:08 am

Great cover. Love Quake so that helps !

Renegade/Desert Strike are good articles for me, also Cobra. Fair bit for me this month, looking forward to Sega next month

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by ArchaicKoala » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:41 pm

I've only had time to quickly read Darren's monthly foreword but his initial impressions of Quake sum mine up perfectly, I didn't appreciate the multiplayer until I had a better machine to play on but then it changed everything :mrgreen:

From a quick glance of the contents it looks like a very solid issue for myself. Other than the lead Quake article, what look to be the highlights for me are:
-Making of Croc
-License to thrill - Cobra
-History of Dead or Alive
-Desert Strike

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by sscott » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:58 pm

Solid issue for me. Nice mix of old and new. Seems either many people don't buy the mag or don't post. Not an obligation but these threads used to have dozens of posts.
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by Megamixer » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:16 pm

sscott wrote:Solid issue for me. Nice mix of old and new. Seems either many people don't buy the mag or don't post. Not an obligation but these threads used to have dozens of posts.
Must admit that I only buy the issues with enough to interest me these days. Time was I'd buy every one and read all the articles (even if they didn't particularly interest me that much) but I just end up with a backlog of mags.

Will be getting this one however as Croc, Dead or Alive and Desert Strike are all favourites of mine.
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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by theantmeister » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:47 am

sscott wrote:Solid issue for me. Nice mix of old and new. Seems either many people don't buy the mag or don't post. Not an obligation but these threads used to have dozens of posts.
How do you get through the mag so quickly? :shock: Or am I slow?

I've only just got past the Back to the nineties article. Good to see Videogame Nation get a mention. I only recently discovered the show and I really enjoy it. It is odd to see actual video game journalists on TV.

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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Post by antsbull » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:46 am

sscott wrote:Solid issue for me. Nice mix of old and new. Seems either many people don't buy the mag or don't post. Not an obligation but these threads used to have dozens of posts.
from memory, the ones with dozens of posts after that had a high percentage of people complaining about ridiculous things that didn't cater exactly to their specific retrogaming wants, and then big arguments resulting from them.

Also, international subscribers (at least where I am) also don't get the mag for several weeks after it comes out in the UK. I'd imagine if the mag wasn't popular it wouldn't be getting made each month.

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