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GamesTM 13 - Retro Section


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Evening all,

There's been no mention of it yet, so thought I would provide everyone with a quick overview of this months Retro section in GamesTM 13...

- This month in 1993, The Atari Jaguar

- Mario Family Tree

- Classic Machine - PC Engine

- Target Renegade

- Secret of Monkey Island

- A Very Retro Christmas (looks at Christmas games / features through the years)

- Games That Never Quite Made it - Castlevania Resurrection - DC

- Great Game Bosses - Alex Kidd in Miracle World - Janken Matches

There's more than just the above, but those are the main features.

One section not listed there, and a new one from this month onwards is the two pages allocated to the retro related emails. Entitled `Retro Contact`, this section is a place where talk is retro and nothing but retro. A truly excellent idea in my opinion, and one that's sure to generate some interesting chat in the coming months.

I also like the idea of GamesTM asking people to write in with the location of retro arcade games up and down the country, so that we all have a chance to play on them. This is a double edged sword though, because whilst it gives us the chance to play games from our youth, it also alerts the collectors to where these games are located, and thus another retro machine goes into a private collection.

The only niggle I have with this issue's Retro section (and one that I'll harp on about until it changes) is the fact that the `Classic Machine` section is too short. I didn't have a PC Engine back in `the day`, so this article was certainly of interest to me, but I want more info. Come on fellas, you can do it!

On a final note, nice to see that amongst `This Week's Favourites` lurks the wonderful `3D Deathchase` - quality retro gaming!

Rob

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Yes, Yes, Yes. Keith (the Retro Editor) and myself definately agree with you.

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to extend this section (it's intended to give you a nostalgic glimpse back at the past, rather than an indepth look at it

I know it must be frustrating for you all, but there's not a lot we can do about it (maybe you should start up a petition or something :unsure: )

Glad you liked 3D Death Chase, expect more on it in the future.

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Yes, Yes, Yes. Keith (the Retro Editor) and myself definately agree with you.

Good to hear!

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to extend this section (it's intended to give you a nostalgic glimpse back at the past, rather than an indepth look at it

Not allowed? But it's what we, the readers want.

I know it must be frustrating for you all, but there's not a lot we can do about it (maybe you should start up a petition or something  :unsure: )

I know you're kidding, but could you point me in the direction of who to contact about this please? It's spoiling what could be a truly wonderful section of the magazine.

If you need readers like myself to prompt the management into giving you more space for the `Classic Machine` section, I am more than happy to drop them an email.

Glad you liked 3D Death Chase, expect more on it in the future.

Superb! Any chance you could get an interview with Mervyn Escort, the programmer?

Rob

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Unfortunately, we are not allowed to extend this section (it's intended to give you a nostalgic glimpse back at the past, rather than an indepth look at it

Frankly, if you can't extend the 'Classic Machine' feature, then I'd rather see you ditch it. Or possibly don't print two pages of screenshots, but use those pages to write about the machine.

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Frankly, if you can't extend the 'Classic Machine' feature, then I'd rather see you ditch it. Or possibly don't print two pages of screenshots, but use those pages to write about the machine.

Yep. I'd go along with that.

The two pages of screenshots are nice to look at, but I'd rather be filling up my ill-used brain with useless retro machine facts than a selection of (nice) pictures.

As I said, let me know who I need to contact about altering/increasing the space of the `Classic Machine` section and I will drop them an mail.

I'm sure others will do likewise judging from the response of this thread.

Rob

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