Retro Gamer Issue 118 - Feedback Thread

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Retro Gamer Issue 118 - Feedback Thread

Post by psj3809 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:54 am

Just got this through the door. Nice cover, based on Flashback. Hope someone can scan it in.

Apparently its Darrans 100th issue, so congrats, impressive milestone. Page about Revival and a few photos of it. Damn those giant Gameboys look superb.

Nice Flashback article, must admit i've never 'got' into this game much but i'm sure after reading this article i'll give it much more of a go on my ipad. Hey great stuff, article on Chequered Flag. Loved that game as a kid, think its aged badly, looks shocking but i remember playing this as it was one of the free games i got with my Speccy so great memories of this.

Guide to lightgun games, never got into these much but looks interesting.

Two page screenshot of Sagaia, have to give this shooter a play.

Flight of the Amazon Queen, never really bothered with this game before. Looks decent though

NES - Never had one as a kid (Went the Megadrive route) but i must admit i 'cough' loved using emulators for this and going through the games catalogue

Mastertronic. This looks a great article, nice to see Caves of Doom get a mention. Looks an interesting article.

Good stuff - a list ! 25 top Megadrive games. I'll enjoy this later.

Defender of the Crown - Damn, nice month for me this issue. One of the first games i saw on my mates Amiga. This reminds me to download it from the app store. Loved these early years of the Amiga when i had it.

Dino Crisis - Never played it, looks alright.

Desert Island Disks - Paul Norman, never heard of him but he was working for the enemy (C64 ;)

Retrorated - Glad SWKOTOR got a good review,

Next month - Super Castlevania IV, Q*Bert, Puzzle games and more.

Good month for me this issue for sure

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Post by marksmith34 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:51 am

Just received my issue, flicked through, not a single 8 bit computer featured (I like the hardware articles)

This is quickly becoming Retro Console Gamer......

Another boring issue for me, just like last month.

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Post by the_hawk » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:07 pm

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From that list I'm only really looking forward to the Mastertronic article, but RG never fails to surprise me, there's always an article or two that I end up enjoying more than I thought I would.

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:08 pm

Well theres a large article on Mastertronic who obviously did 8 bit computers. Article on Chequered Flag, thats two large 8bit articles there. Next month features the Speccy 128k

Theres plenty of stuff for 8 bit fans this month.

Any bits you do like ? Constructive criticism is good but looking at all your 3 posts they're all negative !

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:39 pm

marksmith34 wrote:Just received my issue, flicked through, not a single 8 bit computer featured (I like the hardware articles)

This is quickly becoming Retro Console Gamer......

Another boring issue for me, just like last month.
There are plenty of 8-bit features. If you're expecting an 8-bit hardware feature every month, then yes, you're going to be disappointed. We only typically do one hardware feature a month, and can't just do 8-bit. Next month is a feature on the spectrum 128K, so hopefully that will be of interest to you :)
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Post by Mayhem » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:00 pm

psj3809 wrote:Well theres a large article on Mastertronic who obviously did 8 bit computers. Article on Chequered Flag, thats two large 8bit articles there. Next month features the Speccy 128k
And Paul Norman is 8-bit too (on the C64)...
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Post by merman » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:08 pm

Another stylish looking issue, from the cover to the brilliant lightgun article. (Although I will point out the selection of games was different for each of the 8-bit computer versions of the Magnum...)

Really enjoyed Graeme's Mastertronic piece, the look back at Flashback and the Dino Crisis feature. And of course once again Paul Drury entertains with Desert Island Disks.
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Post by ncf1 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:02 pm

cover looks amazing.. congratulations Darran if it's your 100th issue, that's a fantastic achievement! well done mate. Thanks for all the great work.

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:11 pm

ncf1 wrote:cover looks amazing.. congratulations Darran if it's your 100th issue, that's a fantastic achievement! well done mate. Thanks for all the great work.
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Post by RetroBob » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:18 pm

Haven't got mine yet but did see the cover, amazing! Looking forward to reading it.
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Post by Prof Mango B Coconut » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:47 pm

Mine's just arrived - beautiful cover!
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Post by Hitman_HalStep » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:58 pm

that is a damn good looking cover,congratulations Darran on the milestone.looking forward to picking it up.
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Post by Mire Mare » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:02 pm

I arrived home from holiday today to find RG on the door mat. Perfect! Glass of wine and feet up a bit later on. Oh, and that cover, I LIKE that cover :)

Congrats on 100 issues from me too.

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Post by gman72 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:41 pm

marksmith34 wrote:
This is quickly becoming Retro Console Gamer......
This is soooooooo not true.
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Post by The Laird » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:03 pm

Outstanding issue for me in the most part!

I might be a bit biased though this month as I appear in the mag 4 times (photo, 2 quotes and my own article!)

Seriously though I can't wait to give this a read. The Mastertronic article, Light Guns (even though the Atari gun is missing), Making Of Chequered Flag and Mega Drive top 25 being my personal highlights.

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