Retro Gamer - Issue 191

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Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by psj3809 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:00 am

Its that time already ! Just receiving my issue, subscribers cover is okay. Flicking through it...

News of a Jet Set Willy film, looks good
Bitmap brothers - nice feature on them
Making of Gods - never played this !
Bounty Bob Strikes back - Loved this back in the day
Ultimate guide to Badlands
Fat Worm blows a sparky - Never got the joke back then (too young). Wasnt keen on this but should be an interesting write up
35 years of the Amstrad CPC - At least i've got some spare toilet paper to use ;)
Making of Split Personalities - Never was keen on this back in the day but as Andrew wrote this i'll read it for sure
Ultimate guide - International Superstar soccer pro
Making of the longest journey - never played/heard of this game, shall read it to see what its about
Top 25 Playstation 2 games
History of Total war
Interview with Chris Shrigley - Damn didnt realise he did Footballer of the year

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by RichL » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:58 pm

I like the subscribers cover - there I said it.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by RetroBob » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:06 pm

Me too!
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by PostieDoc » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:03 pm

Very good issue.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by antsbull » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:30 am

Can someone post a photo of the subs cover? I thought the retail cover looked superb (saw it on facebook).

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by MatOfTheDead » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:17 am

got my copy this morning looking forward to getting stuck into that cpc article and the ps2 stuff
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by ulrich7ad » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:57 pm

Good issue for me this one. Some surprises with the PS2 list, never saw first place coming.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by knight_beat » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:25 pm

antsbull wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:30 am
Can someone post a photo of the subs cover? I thought the retail cover looked superb (saw it on facebook).
There's a decent photo of it on this ebay auction:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-Gamer- ... 3412777994

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by antsbull » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:34 pm

knight_beat wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:25 pm
antsbull wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:30 am
Can someone post a photo of the subs cover? I thought the retail cover looked superb (saw it on facebook).
There's a decent photo of it on this ebay auction:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-Gamer- ... 3412777994
Cool thanks for that! Looks awesome, can't wait for it to turn up

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by ely » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:22 am

Jeez, why is someone sticking the latest copy of RG up on Ebay already?

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:29 pm

They read the bits that interested them and are done with it/They only read issues that have articles they like and there was nothing in it this month? They decided they didn't want the mag before their sub ran out? Lots of reasons. The faster its on there, the less competition for a sale, so it makes sense. Could even be they have it up for sale and will send it on in a few days if they're still reading.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by merman » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:38 pm

Really enjoyed the Chris Shrigley and Total War pieces.
Kieren, it's a shame your piece misses out the amazing score table & attract sequence when talking about Bounty Bob Strikes Back.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by The Laird » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:01 pm

merman wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Really enjoyed the Chris Shrigley and Total War pieces.
Kieren, it's a shame your piece misses out the amazing score table & attract sequence when talking about Bounty Bob Strikes Back.
I did take quite a few screenshots of it but you can't really do it justice in print.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by ely » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:43 pm

Loved this issue, the Bitmap Bros. article really makes me want to read the Read Only Memory Bitmap Bros. book whch I have but have not got round to yet. Making of Gods also added to to that need to read the book.

Bounty Bob Strikes Back is a great little game, although it's a shame Bill Hogue decided on a "more of the same" vibe than push the bounderies a bit. I didn't realise it has been converted to the Speccy etc. either.

Fat worm Blows a Sparky, famous to me purely for the name which, I've never played it and didn't realise it was a 3D game at all!

Enjoyed the 35 years of the CPC, good to get Roland Perry interviewed for that. One comment, some one has said that people were using them with TVs so the graphic mode choise was based on that, given the CPCs all came with monitors did a lot of people us TVs with them?

Interview with Shirgley was quite an eye opener, the whole chop shop experience in the US sounds like a terrible job!

Good job RG team :)

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:48 pm

With so many green screen CPCs sold, it's inevitable that there would have been a fair few users who invested in the modulator to play on a colour TV.
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