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Title: Flashback Frustration!
Post by: crayzyian 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??

Title: Re: Flashback Frustration!
Post by: zeropolis79 on 17:29, 28 April 20
Home Computer Club?
Title: Re: Flashback Frustration!
Post by: crayzyian 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...
Title: Re: Flashback Frustration!
Post by: WiltshireWizard 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!
Title: Re: Flashback Frustration!
Post by: Skunkfish on 12:24, 04 July 20
I recall a friend of mine talked his mother into signing up for the Atari ST... Needless to say she wasn't best pleased when she realised the true commitment that she had signed up for!
Title: Re: Flashback Frustration!
Post by: Gryzor on 16:23, 15 July 20
How did they enforce the obligation to keep buying?