dear retro gamer, firstly, a big thank you for having a letters page still. So many publications have either dropped them or don’t bother to have them at all. i requested a letters page in one publication i buy, and the editor said he’d put a call out for letters. he never did. and, thus, he doesn’t receive letters. Catch-22? it’s great to read other people’s views. even in an age of forums and social media, it’s nice to have a collection of viewpoints gathered together on one page; plus, in years to come, people picking up back issues will be able to get a feel for what today’s readership thought about games. keep up the good work.
have you ever done a feature on Micro Machines? Starting off as very tiny toy cars (if you lost them, that was it), the franchise eventually ‘migrated’ to the videogame world. there have been a few games, but i don’t think you can beat 1991’s Micro Machines game for the nes. that game gave me hours of fun, and was one of the most addictive games of the time.
you would have my eternal and undying gratitude if you were to do a feature on Micro Machines.
Hi stephen, glad you enjoy the mailbag. we’ve been thinking about new ways to get community content into the magazine too, with this month’s How to section being the start of that.
we’re big fans of the Micro Machines series, and have done three major features on its games in the past. those were the making of Micro Machines in issue 79, the History of Micro Machines in issue 113, and the making of Micro Machines 2 and Turbo Tournament in issue 151. we also took a brief look at Micro Machines V3 in a Classic moments spread recently, in issue 182.