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by 5MinuteRetro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: My Saturday night...
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: My Saturday night...

Neat. I'm showing my ignorance here, but what are you playing on? I can see curved edges suggesting a CRT telly, does that mean a real 16bit (or is it MAME)? (Playing Splat! on my +2) I was playing original Out Run in a sit-down hydraulic cab at Arcade Club in Manchester. The most awesome place in ...
by 5MinuteRetro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: My Saturday night...
Replies: 5
Views: 117

My Saturday night...

...it's better than the Spectrum version, anyway. :D
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by 5MinuteRetro
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game art copied from elsewhere
Replies: 218
Views: 9665

Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

When I saw that Free Fighter cover, the first thing it came to my mind was the Stainless Steel inlay, apparently not much to do with it, but I see a guy with a gun, a girl in black and a red car, all in a deserted plain... maybe 'strongly' based on it? Separated at birth: Ricky Steel and Towers of ...
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Was Hannah Smith real?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Was Hannah Smith real?

Well I think we know who the 25% is currently!
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Whatever happened to... John Minson
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Whatever happened to... John Minson

Okay, this isn't exactly a Moon-landings-level conspiracy theory but I remain unconvinced that HS was a real person. While it's possible she wasn't real, I'm not sure why you are so sceptical. I may have misunderstood you, but the only reasons you gave are that there wasn't a fanfare when she left ...
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Whatever happened to... John Minson
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Whatever happened to... John Minson

FlexibleHead wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:04 pm
5MinuteRetro wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:53 am
But photos captioned 'Hannah Smith' don't make Hannah Smith a real person. Those could be photos of anyone --
So basically what you're saying is Hannah Smith was probably Priscilla Langridge... :shock:
Oh good lord. I'm not sure what the teenage me would've made of that!
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Whatever happened to... John Minson
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Whatever happened to... John Minson

I do wonder if Hannah Smith ever really existed or was just another Lloyd Mangram fabrication to make it look like Crash had a bigger workforce than it actually did (something they've admitted to in the past). I know there were photos in that one issue of her with a wrestler and drinking a glass of...
by 5MinuteRetro
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Friday quiz: Faces
Replies: 28
Views: 450

Re: Friday quiz: Faces

1. The Fall Guy
2. Dukes of Hazzard
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Whatever happened to... John Minson
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Whatever happened to... John Minson

I wrote that - thanks for sharing. Glad people are finding it. I wondered where the extra traffic to my blog was coming from, which is how I find myself here. I can't for the life of me remember how I got in touch with John Minson - my old emails don't provide any clues. But I do know he's now invo...
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Whatever happened to... John Minson
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Whatever happened to... John Minson

I'm sure I've wondered this before. Perhaps I've even asked somewhere and forgotten the replies but... does anyone have any idea what became of Crash magazine's Hunter S Thompson wannabe John Minson? He doesn't Google terribly well but one of the hits let me here: https://flexiblehead.blog/2014/02/1...