Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom

I thought that with Mark Waid’s recent run on Daredevil earning some praise, this series could be good. Of course, Mark Waid has been around a lot longer than his Daredevil run, and he’s never struck me as that great. … Continue reading

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Kicker

Or: I’m guessing my new PCB is the American version of the game with the Kicker title screen, rather than the one I played as a boy (and the Japanese version): Shao-Lin’s Road. A much better title. Oh you Americans … Continue reading

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Mmmmm, bacon…

It turns out it is possible to complete the first warp bonus rounds with a rotary controller. It’s just really difficult. And stressful. The trick is to stop breathing and only allow the very slightest twitch of your knob left … Continue reading

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Jeff answers my question…

Just when I was wondering about Mr Minter releasing some games on Android, he’s posted this: “Following our appearance at Replay 2012 exhibition where we demonstrated some of our new conversions we are pleased to tell you that we are … Continue reading

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Tempest 2000: a rotary story

First up, you need to connect your sparkly new rotary controller to your dirty old Jaguar console. You then need to bung in a second controller, load up T2K, go to the Game Options menu and press pause on both … Continue reading

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How to play Tempest 2000

As I finally got Mr Minter to sign my Tempest 2000 cartridge (he already signed my Tempest 3000), I decided I needed to upgrade my Jaguar set up. First to go was the crappy ribbon cable scart cable. Although not … Continue reading

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Wulf

I saw Wulf in the comic shop (last year now I guess, it took them an age to get the six issues out, not Rocketeer long, but long enough), and thought: Steve Niles, decent art, glossy paper, independent publisher, I’ll … Continue reading

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The Cape: 1969

I enjoyed The Cape one shot when it was published, and reasonably enjoyed the four issue series that followed. Now we get The Cape: 1969 where we find the origin of the cape’s power. The story was pretty lightweight and … Continue reading

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