Horace Goes To The Tower released on ZX Spectrum

Inspired by a recent forum thread on the World of Spectrum website, The Mojon Twins rapidly set to work on bringing Horace back to his native ZX Spectrum. Mention must go to ‘ewgf’ in the WOS forums whose quick write up provided the back-story to the game. The plot follows Horace when he is drunk and down on his luck. Missing the good old days [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 96 part 1

The 96th episode of The Retro League is out now. We haven’t talked about The Retro League for a little while, so if you don’t know about it, this is a weekly retrogaming podcast that covers news, articles, links and more. This week, the guys discuss the ‘philosophy of the “last generation syndrome”‘, popularity of retro stuff and a look at Terraria with guest Critical [... read more ...]

Retrogaming Roundup 38

The 38th edition of Retrogaming Roundup is out. The monthly podcast features news, articles, interviews and more on classic gaming. This month the Top Ten feature has some retro game choices from listeners as it goes live. Elsewhere, there is the regular Hardware Flashback (The Scent Of Video Games), It Came From MAME (D-Day), Gaming Trivia, URLs And EMails. Plus this month, there is an [... read more ...]

N64 Magazine issue 4 digitised

The fourth issue of N64 Magazine from July 1997 has been digitally archived over at Out-of-Print Archive.  The classic videgogaming magazine from Future Publishing was the spiritual successor to the cult Super Play magazine and followed Nintendo’s 64-bit games console.  To accompany the digital release, there are four articles to view online which were taken from he magazine and include ‘How to survive in a [... read more ...]

NES-Bit fanzine in the works

A brand new fanzine focused on Nintendo’s 8-bit gaming consoles is in the works. NES-Bit fanzine is the brainchild of NES-Bit‘s Lorfarius and will cover the NES, Game Boy and Game Boy SP. While there are several volunteers already onboard working on articles and reviews for inclusion in the first issue, NES-Bit are looking for more Nintendo 8-Bitters willing to help out with any articles [... read more ...]

Amiga Mania issue 1

Rather belated news on this new Hungarian Amiga PDF magazine, but newsworthy all the same. Amiga Mania‘s focus is articles, tech, solutions, serious apps and games. In this glorious premiere issue, we can look forward to articles on the Amiga 1000, an interview with Jay Miner (“father of the Amiga”), and a massive six page retrospective of Perihelion (an RPG 3D adventure produced by Hungarian [... read more ...]

Commodore Free issue 52

Issue 52 of Commodore Free has just been released. The Commodore dedicated retrogaming zine covers all things from the VIC-20 to the Amiga, with news, reviews and interviews. This issue’s highlights include reviews of Clone (C16/Plus4), On The Farm, Chang’s Adventure, Deff-Ender and Coins, as well as news on Amiga Mania #1 magazine and the latest happenings in the Commodore scene. Commodore Free is freely [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 93

There is a pretty significant article in issue 93 of Retro Gamer as Ted Dabney and Nolan Bushnell discuss the making of Computer Space, the first commercial videogame. Also in this issue, A Moment With… Duncan Jones, the Super Nintendo Collector’s Guide, Board Of Videogames (board games based on classic arcade hits), The History Of Galaga, Coin-op Capers: Rastan, From The Archives: Atari Inc and [... read more ...]

BEST BITS: Pulseman

“Before the enormously successful Pokemon franchise, Game Freak developed this little unknown action platformer for the Sega Mega Drive.  Chances are that you have never heard of Pulseman, let alone played it, as it was only physically released in Japan during the summer of 1994.  I say “physically released in Japan” because it was briefly available as an exclusive on the short lived Sega Channel [... read more ...]

Computer & Video Games issue 173 digitally archived

Another quality digital release of Computer and Video Games magazine, the multi-format magazine published by EMAP in the UK, has been released at Out-of-Print Archive. Out-of-Print Archive’s meppi picks up from his last CVG release with issue 173 from the classic Paul Davies era in April 1996. Four articles were chosen from the issue as online previews and include reviews of Street Fighter Alpha (Saturn), [... read more ...]

The Atari ST Magazine Archive

The recent riots across England have had nothing to do with retribution, boredom, hardship, unemployment or even anti-government/anti-police/anti-authority, etc. protests. No, no, no, no. That’s just crazy talk. They have been taking place due to the lack of a decent online archive for Atari ST magazines. Hoping to quench this thirst for ST magazine preservation, The Atari ST Magazine Archive has opened its reinforced digital [... read more ...]

Nintendo Age ezine August 2011

The return of the Nintendo Age ezine last month wasn’t a flash in the pan one-off, because here we have issue 2 of volume 5. Nintendo Age covers all things Nintendo and in this issue there is a look at the classic SNES RPG, Earthbound, along with other articles including From Cards to Carts, Hombrewing the Death of an Empire, accessory spotlight and more. The [... read more ...]

GameFan magazine goes retro

Well, not exactly, but GameFan has started its ‘GameFan Retro’ section with issue 6, recognising the ever growing appeal of classic videogaming from gamers young and old. For those that don’t know, GameFan is a well respected US videogaming magazine that launched in 1992 and featured a colourful design layout with multiple screenshots fused with the editorial throughout. This gave the magazine an edge over [... read more ...]

Back In Time: August 1991

Join us as we take an 88 miles per hour trip 20 years back in time to reminisce about the classic videogaming magazines at the time. A time when C&VG, ACE, Zero, Crash, Your Sinclair, Zzap!64, Amiga Power and Amstrad Action reigned supreme. A time when Sonic began his meteoric rise. A time when the Terminator 2 movie licenced game was big news. Back in [... read more ...]