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PostSubject: NGamer Issue 3   Fri 28 Oct 2016 - 20:11



This time 10 years ago, NGamer was operating at maximum hype level during a month where there was very little actually occurring release-wise. I mean, the main review is an import of Tingle RPG ffs. In fact, a hefty chunk of the reviews this month were import DS games. Personally, I wasn't a fan of this issue, barring the interesting piece on Virtual Console predictions. I did find the Nintendo bias leaves a nasty taste in the mouth - putting Nintendo's finest SNES games up against Altered Beast and Golden Axe (two primitive arcade titles from the late 80s).

Also seeing Lego Star Wars 2 go in as 10th best Gamecube game (Smash Bros Melee at 11th) - what's that all about?!
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Fri 28 Oct 2016 - 21:25

Has this one been scanned in and made available? I'm going to struggle to take part otherwise (not that I've finished issue 2 yet... Embarrassed ).
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Fri 28 Oct 2016 - 23:27

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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 16:26

This was the first NGamer I ever bought and I still have it. I'll give it a good read soon Smile
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 19:52

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Has this one been scanned in and made available? I'm going to struggle to take part otherwise (not that I've finished issue 2 yet... Embarrassed ).

Link to download Issue 3 and Issue 4
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 20:18

Truly, sir, you are the Hero of Time. Thank you! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 21:44

I have ripped the DVD for this issue too, but can only find trial versions of DVD ripper software so the video has a big logo in the middle of it. Anybody able to advise of free DVD ripping software (or may have DVD ripping software)? I have Windows 10. Unless somebody wants me to send them the stash of NGamer DVDs I have?
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 21:45

We're nominating Grant for an MBE, right? I don't have any DVD software I'm afraid. Someone else help!!!!!!!!!
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Sorry you were a bit down on this issue - to me, with all of the (reserved) hype, this made me want to subscribe immediately.
Started re-reading this - I can't believe how much I forgot!
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 21:57

No, I don't have anything to do with the royal family or the outdated peerage system.I'd vote GJones for president, though (sorry Rum).

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[*]The concept of transferring Miis on the Wiimote memory - did anyone ever do this in the end?

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YES! Myself and friends used this to take Miis to one another's houses. The likes of Chuck Norris, Mr. T and General Zod, because we were very funny.
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[*]More sadly, the concerns raised by motion-steering via ExciteTruck


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To be fair, Excite Truck came out great- as did Mario kart. It was whenever anyone other than Nintendo tried to do motion steering . . .
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Sun 30 Oct 2016 - 10:49

Drunkalilly wrote:
It was whenever anyone other than Nintendo tried to do motion steering . . .
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Mon 31 Oct 2016 - 22:34

I've not downloaded this yet, but I remember the print issue quite well. This was when I was starting to get really hyped for the idea of the Wii, if not really the launch line-up. I can also remember seeing the screenshots of Far Cry Vengeance back in 2006 and thinking 'aye, that looks baws'. I'm sure that it got something like 25% in the review a few months afterward (which was well-deserved, as I found out later).

Anyway, more thoughts to come once I get it downloaded. Cheers for starting this up again gjones Thumbs Up!
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Thu 10 Nov 2016 - 23:29

Into the reviews section now - I forgot the legendary orange in a shopping trolley! And actually I forgot all about Tingle's Rosy Fresh Something. Actually I wish I played it; I might grab an old copy somewhere. *looks on Amazon and eBay* ha ha ha ha ha silly me.
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Sat 12 Nov 2016 - 10:23

Seeing as I just done got done with issue 2, this'n will be winging its way into my eye sockets before too long. Only two issues behind! Dance
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Sun 13 Nov 2016 - 22:58

Aye - 'tis difficult keeping up!

I sure miss "alternatively stupid" reviews - Kittsy going out to learn what Mahjong is all about; Chrissy suggesting the art game is theraputic for recovering alcoholics.

And of course the usual unnecessary asides; bulk copying dumb YouTube and website comments. Not in this issue, but in one of the last NGCs, someone made a Metroid quilt;
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"You are my shero" wrote one commenter. "I like how it's pixellated, just like real life" said someone who is presumably stuck in the Matrix.
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Tue 7 Feb 2017 - 18:55

Man, it felt like there were a million games coming for the Wii, didn't it? And they all came with the possibility of completely changing the world. What a time to be alive.

Here are some choice turns of phrase:
  • The transparency effects on this planet-within-a-planet will make your teeth fall out.
  • ...the prospect of which should make any Nintendo gamer want to strike themselves in the gut with excitement
  • What's the point of Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis when we'll hopefully be Virtual Console-ing the same game to our Wii for the price of two vegetable pasties, a can of coke and a packet of square crisps.
  • You don't remember Gobots? Rubbish aunts would buy them instead of Transformers, ruining Christmas.
  • It's an anime-based mountain bike racing game that takes place at the pace of a whiskey-addled OAP pottering around Budleigh Salterton.
  • A moped enema would be preferable to playing any more of this game.


And the footnotes in the Yoshi's Island 2 preview are a thing to behold...
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Wed 8 Feb 2017 - 10:56

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Budleigh Salterton.

Some great fish and chips down there.
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Wed 8 Feb 2017 - 21:58

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Here are some choice turns of phrase:

  • The transparency effects on this planet-within-a-planet will make your teeth fall out.
  • ...the prospect of which should make any Nintendo gamer want to strike themselves in the gut with excitement
  • What's the point of Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis when we'll hopefully be Virtual Console-ing the same game to our Wii for the price of two vegetable pasties, a can of coke and a packet of square crisps.
  • You don't remember Gobots? Rubbish aunts would buy them instead of Transformers, ruining Christmas.
  • It's an anime-based mountain bike racing game that takes place at the pace of a whiskey-addled OAP pottering around Budleigh Salterton.
  • A moped enema would be preferable to playing any more of this game.


And the footnotes in the Yoshi's Island 2 preview are a thing to behold...

Yeah - the old issues are N64-tastic. *sigh* Everything current is entry-level bantz by comparison...
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PostSubject: Re: NGamer Issue 3   Thu 9 Feb 2017 - 12:31

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Drunkalilly wrote:
Here are some choice turns of phrase:

  • The transparency effects on this planet-within-a-planet will make your teeth fall out.
  • ...the prospect of which should make any Nintendo gamer want to strike themselves in the gut with excitement
  • What's the point of Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis when we'll hopefully be Virtual Console-ing the same game to our Wii for the price of two vegetable pasties, a can of coke and a packet of square crisps.
  • You don't remember Gobots? Rubbish aunts would buy them instead of Transformers, ruining Christmas.
  • It's an anime-based mountain bike racing game that takes place at the pace of a whiskey-addled OAP pottering around Budleigh Salterton.
  • A moped enema would be preferable to playing any more of this game.


And the footnotes in the Yoshi's Island 2 preview are a thing to behold...

Yeah - the old issues are N64-tastic. *sigh* Everything current is entry-level bantz by comparison...

March 2017 marks the 20-year anniversary of N64 magazine (which has been archived digitally). Any interest in this? I'd probably try games via Project 64.
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