Retro Respect: Speedball 2

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, to give its full title, is arguably the Bitmap Brothers’ most famous and best game. The game was released for many formats including the Amiga, Atari ST, Mega Drive, and even the C64. Taking the basic ideas behind the original Speedball, the Bitmap Brothers used the best parts of the first game and incorporated them with a whole host of new features for the sequel. [... read more ...]

SCROLL videogaming zine launches with SNES tribute issue

SCROLL is a new videogaming “midzine” (minimal magazine) that has been launched that has been produced by Ray Barnholt. The Super NES celebrates its 20th anniversary in North America this year, so to commemorate that fact, SCROLL dedicates its first issue’s 40 pages to the 16-bit console, including the history of the console, its endurance, the games, both praised and underrated. As well as the [... read more ...]

The Retro League Interviews #12 - Brandon Cobb

The Retro League Interviews podcast series continues with #12 as Brandon Cobb, President of Super Fighter Team – publisher of Beggar Prince, Legend of Wukon (review and interview in RA#1), Zaku (review and interview in RA#4) and more – drops in for a chat. Although Super Fighter Team has been covered extensively, including in our very own digital pages, there are some interesting news on [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 86

Issue 86 of Retro Gamer hits the UK high street stores this week. The cover feature this time around is Isometric Evolution, which looks back at the history of the isometric genre, with input from Jon Ritman (Batman, Head Over Heels) and Sandy White (Ant Attack). Another highlight this issue is The History of Streets of Rage, a feature on Sega’s classic side-scrolling beat-’em-up series. [... read more ...]

Dreamcast Magazine Issue 1 Archived

Another exclusive for Out-of-Print Archive as the digital archiving of Dreamcast Magazine issue 1 is announced. Dreamcast Magazine was the UK’s Official publication for Sega’s underrated console. Published by Paragon Publishing, the magazine launched in September 1999 and mirrored the fortunes of the machine it covered, coming to a premature end with its last issue in June 2002. The magazine can be downloaded it its [... read more ...]

Shining Force SOS

Shining Force SOS is a campaign to show Camelot (the original developers) how much the fans love the original games and to encourage them to work with Sega once again on a new Shining Force game. On 29th March 2011 the Shining Series will celebrate its 20th Anniversary and to coincide with that occasion, the Shining Force SOS will hand over a “bundle of love” [... read more ...]