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Falcon Crash Lands Back at Microprose - This Week In Retro 124

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13th May 2023 1 hr 26 min

Jason from Mr Lurch's Things joins us once again for this longer than usual chat about retro gaming, old tech and more. Microprose has reacquired the Falcon series of flight sims. Classic game Mercenary has been given a modern makeover which doesn't spoil its wireframe looks. Finally, we think back to those tabletop games as found in the Argos catalogue of old. Could LCD gaming hope to come close arcade classics?

All this and our Community Question Of the Week.

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(Sorry for the spelling error in the video Jason)

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00:00 - Show Opening

12:35 - Returning To Base

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40:30 - Merc Rework

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52:50 - The Book Of Dreams

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1:16:58 - Community Question of the Week

Vic20 port of Cruising by Ponder65:

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Python port of Super Sprint by Salem_ok:

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This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

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