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Offline crayzyian

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Flashback Frustration!
« on: 17:10, 28 April 20 »

All,


I had a flashback today when looking at my CPC game collection.


I remember being a member of a game club in the mid-to-late 1980s, a bit like the Britannia Music Club I guess (was it a Britannia game club?!), whereby you had to buy so many games per quarter/year or whatever.  It was the usual rip-off I think, although I remember getting the following;


Dodgy Geezers (a freebie I seem to remember!)
Out Run
Return of the Jedi
Grand Prix Selection (Super Sprint/Championship Spring/Super Hang-On)
Arkanoid II - Revenge of Doh
TV Special (Krypton Factor/Every Second Counts/Blockbusters)


Can anyone remember the name of this club??

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Re: Flashback Frustration!
« Reply #1 on: 17:29, 28 April 20 »
Home Computer Club?

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Re: Flashback Frustration!
« Reply #2 on: 01:24, 21 May 20 »
Home Computer Club?



Yep - correct!  Found some images online.  Felt like a rip-off at the time, although I was quite young.  I wonder if it was...
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Re: Flashback Frustration!
« Reply #3 on: 15:56, 25 June 20 »
Yep, Home Computer Club.


I never thought it was a rip-off as the initial selection of, if I recall correctly, 4 games you chose were all incredibly cheap. 99p or maybe £2.99 for a disk game.


Then you were obliged to buy one full price game from their catalogue for the duration of... six catalogues? Can't quite remember. I think the catalogues arrived monthly.


However, there were games I owned that way that I never saw appear in my local computer game shops, so in one sense I was glad to have experienced that way of purchasing games. For example, I remember buying Chuckie Egg 2 and Interdictor Pilot that way, which I don't think I would have bought otherwise, and although I am fully aware they received mediocre reviews in the Amstrad magazines of the day, I genuinely liked them both!