Retro Gamer issue 181

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Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by psj3809 » Wed May 16, 2018 10:14 am

Just come through the door, subscribers cover - Street Fighter.

Inside...

Street Fighter - not a fan of the game, huge article
8 bit architects - looks interesting
Making of Rescue - Looks good, old Speccy game
Simpsons hit the NES
Ultimate guide to Pengo
Making of Avalon and DragonTorc - Looking forward to this
Making of Donkey Kong Country 2
Extra life - Keeping old games alive
Ultimate guide to Samurai Shodown
Digital Pictures
Making of Hitman
Interview - Andy Beale

Next month - Mercs

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by Nikolai » Thu May 17, 2018 10:18 pm

Ah, Street Fighter... :D

I have a small story for that: Back in the early 90s, I inherited a NES and had some friends with NES and SNES. No one had Sega in Norway really, and PlayStation was far away. I was young (born in 1986), and played this game which I loved that I was sure was called Street Fighter. Absolutely loved it; the fighting in the streets, the thugs with their knives and iron chains, the scrolling style really felt so COOL. 8) And the bosses... Even though I died on the first one more often than not. Yes, there is something wrong with this picture, isn't it. :mrgreen: I think this "Street Fighter" might have another name than we kids thought. :lol: I think I didn't catch onto this before late 90s, at the earliest. :lol:

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri May 18, 2018 10:18 pm

A 'Where's Willy'?
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by merman » Thu May 24, 2018 4:40 pm

A nice range of articles, particularly enjoyed the Street Fighter overview and the piece on keeping old games alive.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by soopytwist » Thu May 24, 2018 5:23 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 10:18 pm
A 'Where's Willy'?
My fault, sorry!

On the subject...77%? Okay, okay that's fair I guess; it can be a little frustrating but that's what the infinite lives cheat mode and quick save/load is for. I wonder if RG actually completed it though, or found all the secrets?

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by antsbull » Fri May 25, 2018 3:26 am

Just received this in the mail and haven't had a chance to open it yet, but the cover is incredible! I would say this is one of my favorite ever covers of all time, well done who ever is responsible for that.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by kelp7 » Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 am

Am I really reading an article about architectural structures in 8-bit video games? Who on Earth gave that the go ahead? Scraping the barrel a bit.
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by merman » Sun May 27, 2018 6:33 pm

kelp7 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 am
Am I really reading an article about architectural structures in 8-bit video games? Who on Earth gave that the go ahead? Scraping the barrel a bit.
It was inspired by this forthcoming book on Unbound, all about videogame cities/architecture:


https://unbound.com/books/virtual-cities/

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by Arnie » Mon May 28, 2018 8:29 am

merman wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 6:33 pm
kelp7 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 am
Am I really reading an article about architectural structures in 8-bit video games? Who on Earth gave that the go ahead? Scraping the barrel a bit.
It was inspired by this forthcoming book on Unbound, all about videogame cities/architecture:


https://unbound.com/books/virtual-cities/
I quite liked it, something different. You missed one of the very early city landscapes though from the bomber type games. Having to destroy buildings in order to land your plane, It's a good job we've learnt to make runways and airports in cities now.

I think the street fighter piece dragged on a bit, Its not a game I'm really that interested in.

I have still got much to read, there still looks plenty more of interest to come.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by NorthWay » Tue May 29, 2018 8:23 am

I haven't seen the non-subs front, but I suspect that will be the winner this month again - the sub version has absolutely nothing but some SF II drawing on the front (a game I have 0 interest in).

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by NorthWay » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:37 pm

NorthWay wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:23 am
I haven't seen the non-subs front, but I suspect that will be the winner this month again - the sub version has absolutely nothing but some SF II drawing on the front (a game I have 0 interest in).
Aaaaaand... I hate being right. Newsagent got it Thursday and the white background was swapped for a nicer blue one, plus ofcourse insets with soundbytes from inside.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by Fawltykog » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:42 pm

Surprised RG didn't get the expert on all things Street Fighter 'DarkSydePhil' to add his words of wisdom to the overlong (imo) article. :)

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by Shinobi » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:47 am

Nikolai wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Ah, Street Fighter... :D

I have a small story for that: Back in the early 90s, I inherited a NES and had some friends with NES and SNES. No one had Sega in Norway really, and PlayStation was far away. I was young (born in 1986), and played this game which I loved that I was sure was called Street Fighter. Absolutely loved it; the fighting in the streets, the thugs with their knives and iron chains, the scrolling style really felt so COOL. 8) And the bosses... Even though I died on the first one more often than not. Yes, there is something wrong with this picture, isn't it. :mrgreen: I think this "Street Fighter" might have another name than we kids thought. :lol: I think I didn't catch onto this before late 90s, at the earliest. :lol:
That sounds like Irems Vigilante to me. Final Fight was originally called Street Fighter 1990(before Street Fighter 2 came along).
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by Solegor » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:32 am

NorthWay wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:23 am
I haven't seen the non-subs front, but I suspect that will be the winner this month again - the sub version has absolutely nothing but some SF II drawing on the front (a game I have 0 interest in).
I will agree. Subs cover is just a stripped down version of non-subs cover with swapped font and a lot of empty space. I thought subs will be getting something special every month but alas it seems like there is only budget for one artwork every month:(

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Post by NorthWay » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:54 pm

kelp7 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 am
Am I really reading an article about architectural structures in 8-bit video games?
I kinda liked it, but I would have thought it belonging to a pre-Imagine era.

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