Aero The Acro-Bat, Making of...

Aero the Acro-Bat was a short lived and underrated game from Sunsoft. The original game, released in 1993 on the SNES and Mega Drive, featured a red bat named Aero, who had to rid his circus of an evil clown. This was right down Sonic the Hedgehog territory with 2D platforming action, involving taking out the enemy with a drill attack or a limited amount [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 46

The Retro League Episode 46 – The Death of Physical Media? is available to download. In this episode the main subject is, as the sub-title suggests, the future of physical media. Other highlights include the regular segments of news, Virtualy Retro, Games of the Week and more. [...]

Back in Time: August 1990

“Smash TV crashed into the arcades, Kick Off 2 kicked the other soccer games in to touch, Midnight Resistance impressed all and Italy 1990 topped the All Formats Top 20 Chart…” That was August 1990 and this is ‘Back in Time’, Out-of-Print Archive’s monthly lookback at the classic video gaming magazines twenty years ago, which is written by this author. To accompany the biggest edition of [... read more ...]

RetroGaming Roundup 22

RetroGaming Roundup 22 – Stop! Thief!! is available to download. RetroGaming Roundup is a monthly podcast featuring news, interviews, links, regular features (such as ‘It Came From MAME’) and much more. The podcast can be downloaded in low or high quality as well as a special edition. Show highlights in Roundup 22 include: Hardware Flashback, Mike’d Up… [...]

Retro Respect: Assault Suits Valken

Known as Cybernator when released in the Western world, Assault Suits Valken was released in 1992 on the Super Famicom, and is the prequel (in story) to the Mega Drive game Assault Suit Leynos (a.k.a. Target Earth). The series was a great success in Japan but in the west it failed to gain mass appeal. [...]

The Retro League episode 45

The Retro League episode 45 – Top 5 Sega Master System games has been released and is available to download. The Retro League is a weekly podcast featuring retrogaming news, discussion, links and more. Previous episodes are also available to download for free from the website. This week the guys look at the best games available on the Sega Master System. The episode show notes [... read more ...]

Space Pixy released on Mega Drive / Genesis

The annual NEO Retro Coding Compo has been running for a few years now. However, it was only for the 2010 competition that the rules had been relaxed so that the games entered don’t just have to be a GBA, NDS or PSP game. Despite this, all 52 games, bar one, were developed for the NDS or PSP handheld console. The one game that stood [... read more ...]

C&A Games issue 2

It’s been a while since we reported on the first issue of C&A Games (Commodore & Amiga Games) – a Polish ezine spin-off dedicated to games from the C&A Fan team – but issue 2 is finally here. Inside the games ezine you will find games reviews, interviews, maps and more. The ezine can be downloaded in high quality PDF format for free. Just some [... read more ...]

Bionik Granny Returns released on C64

The original Bionic Granny has been hailed as one of the worst games in gaming history, even being bestowed with the ‘Retro Shamer’ title in an issue of Retro Gamer, so why would you want to revisit the game? Well, The New Dimension (programming, graphics and music by Richard Bayliss) probably thought they could make it playable, because, despite the original game’s atrociousness, there is [... read more ...]

SCACOM Aktuell issue 18/19

SCACOM Aktuell issue 18/19 has been released. SCACOM Aktuell is a German retrogaming PDF ezine that covers the Commodore range of computers with news, interviews, articles, reviews and more. The ezine can be downloaded for free in PDF or ZIP formats as well as being avaible to read online via an image browser. Issue 18/19 highlights include: X1000 AmigaONE Commodore Meeting 2010 Interview with Walter [... read more ...]

Computer & Video Games issue 171 at OoPA

Computer & Video Games issue 171 has been released at Out-of-Print Archive. The multi-format magazine from February 1996 was scanned and edited by meppi. The magazine can be downloaded for free and in its entirety from the CVG171 page at Out-of-Print Archive’s website. There you can also find four accompanying online articles: a Nintendo Ultra 64 feature, Sega Rally review on the Saturn, Namco Museum [... read more ...]

Uwol, Quest for Money C64

If you haven’t heard of Uwol, Quest For Money by the legendary Speccy coders The Mojon Twins then you should quickly check out the original ZX Spectrum version, which we reported on here and the subsequent Mega Drive / Genesis port, developed by Shiru, which we reported here. Done? Then it’s time to check out The Mojons’ rather spiffy looking Commodore 64 version, which can [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 80

Retro Gamer issue 80 should be hitting those UK stores right about now. The UK’s only dedicated retrogaming magazine can also be picked up around the world at select stores and, of course, by subscription. The ever-improving Retro Gamer features the following content this issue: The Ultimate Guide: Axelay The Making of… Bad Influence Retroinspection: Atari 5200 Coin-op Capers: Ikari Warriors Let’s All Play: Axelay [... read more ...]

Nelo & Quqo released on ZX Spectrum

A new adventure game, Nelo & Quqo, has been released on the ZX Spectrum. The game had been in development back in the CEZ days and has now been completed thanks to the help Mikomedes, WYZ, and the Retroworks team. The player takes control of Nelo as he awakens with a stinking hangover and discovers that quqo plans to rob a bank. The Nelo & [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 44

The Retro League episode 44 – Golly Gee Beaver Blah Blah Blah Blah has been released. The Retro League is a weekly podcast with all kinds of retrogaming content, from news, auctions, links, discussions and more. The podcast can be downloaded – as can previous episodes – for free, from the Retro League website. News Get Lamp documentary Old game magazines worth money? Tetris World [... read more ...]