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Retro Gamer 97

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:33 pm
by Ockhams Razor
Oliver Frey cover- check
6 page article on Zzap!64 - check
Awesome!

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:19 am
by Ockhams Razor
also, they have just released Volume 3 of the emag and it contains the 20-minute video of 'The Newsfield Years'.

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:54 pm
by Lloyd Mangram
Oi!
Ta!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:51 am
by Lloyd Mangram
Downloaded it on my ipad (the decadence!) and I liked the article about Zzap!64, although the interview was hardly 'cutting edge' or something.

Couple of errors I came across (without looking for them) though: "Sanction" instead of "Sanxion" plus Markie was quoted on the excellent covers of "Super Pro", I'm pretty sure (99%) he meant "Super Play".

Enjoyable stuff anyhoo.
Ta!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:13 pm
by Iain
Picked this up at the airport on my way back from England over the weekend. Nice interview but as Lloyd said, nothing too new in it.

Interesting article on cover tapes as well, although they made no mention of the old argument that full games on the cover tapes was damaging the commercial games market, although maybe this only applied to the 16bits...

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:50 pm
by Professor Brian Strain
Iain wrote:Picked this up at the airport on my way back from England over the weekend. Nice interview but as Lloyd said, nothing too new in it.

Interesting article on cover tapes as well, although they made no mention of the old argument that full games on the cover tapes was damaging the commercial games market, although maybe this only applied to the 16bits...
Well, ELSPA did reach the agreement about limiting the number of full games given away on a disk/tape, which in general was aimed at 16-bit magazines but did cover the tapes as well.

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:58 pm
by Lloyd Mangram
RE: cover tapes

Commodore User's Cool Spool with playable levels of 720 and Buggy Boy was quite nifty too, and also 1987-ish IIRC.

I expected a little more attention for the first Zzap! tape with the Rob Hubbard remix (it is mentioned alright) but it was truly a mindblowing experience and got me all into the games music (up to now, actually).

Mentioning Rignall and Penn in the intro but not Jarratt (hello!) and/or Liddon was a shortcoming too - imho.