Retro Gamer Thread - Issue 100 Out now

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PostRetro Gamer Thread - Issue 100 Out now
by qupe » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:44 am

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Sorry pics don't do it justice.

20 Years of Sonic

Another gorgeous cover that folds out to reveal a map of a sonic level on the front and a Sonic Time Line on the back

Some of the Features

Treasure special (8 pages)
An interview with Michel Ancel (Rayman fame)
Guide to Smash TV
The Making of North & South
A feature on the making of the Untouchables

Plus all the usuals

Future Classic
Minority Report
Import Only
The Classic Game

Oh and a review of some Zelda game on the 3DS

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PostRe: Retro Gamer 91
by Dig Dug » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:52 pm

I was about to make this.
I thought the cover was a bit horrid to be honest. :shifty:


reviews:
3DS:
The legend of zelda: ocarina of time 3D 98%
Dead or Alive Dimensions 91%

DS:
Puzzle Bobble Universe 50%

PS3:
Virtua Tennis 4 82%

PSP:
Final fantasy IV: The Complete Collection 90%

XBLA:
Trouble Witches Neo! 79%
Sega Rally online Arcade 70%

360:
Mortal Kombat 76%

ios:
Chaos Rings Omega 71%
Atari's Greatest Hits 56%

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PostRe: Retro Gamer 91
by qupe » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:03 pm

Dig Dug wrote:I was about to make this.
I thought the cover was a bit horrid to be honest. :shifty:


The front part is ok, but I like the fold out bit more, which is still part of the cover. I was torn on it at first.

Loads in this issue though.

Didn't realise there were only 50000 copies of Ikaruga on the Dreamcast, just selling mine too, justs sits in a box so may as well and have it on the Xbox.

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PostRe: Retro Gamer 91
by Dangerblade » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:17 pm

I think the cover is gorgeous :wub:

What's the street date for this one? Will probably pick it up in Smiths on Friday, assuming it's out by then.

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PostRe: Retro Gamer 91
by Dangerblade » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:01 pm

Oh, and Retro Gamer Collection 5 will be released very soon...



That cover is also gorgeous :wub:

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PostRe: Retro Gamer 91
by Rep1ay » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:13 am

It's out on the 23rd to coincide with Sonic's birthday apparently :D Suscribers get them earlier than the official date of publication, I'm paying to advertise in it and I still don't get an early copy, so a definate bonus to suscribing.

Check out my quarter page advert somewhere in the back few pages.

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PostRe: Retro Gamer 91
by Dangerblade » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:36 pm

Didn't want to make another thread, but I picked up Retro Gamer 95 yesterday. Will be taking up the subscription offer I think, which is £1 for the first three issues, then £21 every 6 months, which works out at just £3.50 per issue! Retro Gamer 96 will feature a "world exclusive" article on the making of Final Fantasy VII, which should be interesting. I wonder what they have planned for Retro Gamer 100...

Oh, and Retro volume 4 is out now, too: https://www.imagineshop.co.uk/bookazine ... vol-5.html

I've got all 4 of these now, along with 4 of the 5 Retro Gamer Collection books (I need issue 3). They go for a decent amount on eBay, so they're definitely worth the investment.

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PostRe: Retro Gamer 91
by ~Earl Grey~ » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:24 pm

Sonic did have a pretty sophisticated physics 'engine' for its day didn't it?

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PostRe: Retro Gamer 91
by Phelan » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:05 am

hi My Retro Gamer 91 arrived this morning. I've had a quick flick through and have seen:

Mashed Turtles: A review of this party game.

Deathchase: A mention to this is given in the "What's Brewing?" section.

And last and absolutely the best of all, we have an interview with Jason Kendall (Gwobby) in the "Homebrew Heroes" section.

I love this magazine, every month I wait to see what the front cover is, just like when I was a child with 'New Atari User'. Though, I must admit, I'm in the camp of people of who do not read it from start to finish - there are too many modern computer games mentioned.
Right about now, Retro Gamer issue 91 should be hitting the shelves of select stores across the UK and it’s another superb cover with a foil coating along with a Sonic map and timeline within the folds. This issue, the RG team has plenty of content to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, which coincidently was released on the Mega Drive on the 23rd of June 1991. Elsewhere, there are other articles to look forward to, including The Ultimate Guide to… Smash TV, three Making of… features (Bugaboo, North & South and The Untouchables), Spectrum Games That Time Forgot, From The Archives: Treasure, In the Chair With… Michel Ancel, Classic Games (Solomon’s Key & Total Eclipse), the usual regulars and more.

As usual, the issue is also available to purchase online, in physical and digital versions, at the Imagine eshop. Make sure to get the full lowdown of the issue, including accompanying commentary, from editor Darran Jones with his preview video clip as he flicks through the pages.

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PostRe: Retro Gamer 91
by Dangerblade » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:30 pm

That arrived a bit late then, what with it being out in June...

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PostRe: Retro Gamer 91
by PCCD » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:35 am

I thought Maf was promoted to deal with these bots in a Maf like fashion?

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PostRe: Retro Gamer Thread - Issue 96 Out now featuring FF VII
by qupe » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:50 pm

Issue 96 has arrived for me today and some of the features are:

Final Fantasy VII World Exclusive The Making of
The Making of Radiant Silvergun
Readers Top 25 C64 games
The Story of Monty Mole

and much more.

Not have a proper look yet but looks like a very nice issue.

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PostRe: Retro Gamer Thread - Issue 96 Out now
by Rapidly-Greying » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:07 pm

A certain handsome 35 year old man is quoted twice this issue,his first time in a magazine since a copy of Your Sinclair many years ago.

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PostRe: Retro Gamer Thread - Issue 96 Out now
by ~Earl Grey~ » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:45 pm

Rapidly-Greying wrote:A certain handsome 35 year old man is quoted twice this issue,his first time in a magazine since a copy of Your Sinclair many years ago.


Clive Sinclair has to be older than 35 now, surely....

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PostRe: Retro Gamer Thread - Issue 96 Out now
by Dangerblade » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:59 pm

Got my first subscription copy this week, issue 97. Has a great article on the covertape wars of the late 1980s/early 1990s. Another gorgeous cover by Oliver Frey, too. Next month's issue looks like another cracker, with features on the Metal Slug, the Game Gear and Alundra. :D

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PostRe: Retro Gamer Thread - Issue 96 Out now
by Rapidly-Greying » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:21 pm

Alundra,yummy. The greatest Zelda game that isn't actally a Zelda game.

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PostRe: Retro Gamer Thread - Issue 98 Out now
by qupe » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:21 pm



Not enough love for this magazine. Here are Issues 98's features as discussed by the editor of the mag.

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PostRe: Retro Gamer Thread - Issue 98 Out now
by Ad7 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:32 am

Picked up the Videogames Hardware Handbook Vol2. at a services the other day.

Bloody fantastic read!

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PostRe: Retro Gamer Thread - Issue 98 Out now
by Jazzem » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:05 pm

Been reading issue 99 over the past day or so, great stuff! Really liked the interview with the Another World creator, as well as the C64 vs Spectrum debate (fascinating even to someone like me who was born after those systems were in their prime). Not to mention the feature on Golden Axe :wub:

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PostRe: Retro Gamer Thread - Issue 98 Out now
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:35 pm

I thought the article was a little unfair to the Speccy, to be honest.

Timex was pushing the speccy as a business machine in the us, under the Timex Sinclair brand. The reason why the "Spectrum" was "nowhere" in the US is that it wasn't called a Spectrum!

It still didn't do too well, though, which I put down to the fact that even if Timex had been pushing it as a home micro, it'd still have had an uphill battle vs. the Apple 2 and Tandys, which were very similar styles of machine.

It also ignored the Speccys considerable afterlife in Russia. Indeed, it wasn't all that long ago that someone reverse-engineered and re-implemented the Speccy's ULA with more colours, making modern microcontroller-based clones a distinct possibility.


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