Digitising Mega Drive Advanced Gaming issue 1 for official release

To coincide with the “official” release of Mega Drive Advanced Gaming issue 1, as well as the UK’s 10th anniversary of the Mega Drive, we take a look at what went into digitizing this magazine. If you’re in the dark where “Mega Drive Advanced Gaming” (MAG from now on) and “official” releases are concerned then go check out Out-of-Print Archive’s interview with Hugh Gollner, the publisher/owner of Maverick Magazines [...]

Review: Classic Gamer Magazine vol 3 issue 1

We’ve had quite a few new retrogaming ezines released in the past few weeks. First there was Retromaniac (which we reviewed here, followed by Atari User (which we also looked at here, and now we a new issue of Classic Gamer Magazine. The last issue of Classic Gamer Magazine was released back in 2004. Six years is a long time, an eternity in retrogaming terms, [... read more ...]

Review: Atari User issue 1

Atari User have just launched their inaugural issue 1 (vol 1). No, not that Atari User, this Atari User, a brand new, completely different edition with the same name. However, just like the Atari User of old, this new ezine covers all things Atari, from the classic gaming consoles to the home computers, with the likes of news, features and reviews. Issue 1 of the [... read more ...]

Retro (Dis)Respect: Last Ninja 2

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact, we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. Today, we take a look at one of the two high profile games that famously didn’t make the ‘Action Test’ section of Amstrad Action… [...]

Controversy: How To Be A Complete Bastard

We continue our ‘How To Cause A Complete Controversy’ feature where we look back at the computer and video games that have caused outrage and controversy. This time, we, fittingly, look at the game that inspired this feature’s title and caused a lot of fuss in the letter’s pages of Amstrad Action… [...]

Back in Time: October 1985, Amstrad Action issue 1

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact, we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. So today, in a special edition of Back in Time, we take a look at the very first issue of Amstrad Action. [...]

Retro Respect: Rick Dangerous 2

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact, we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. Already this week, we’ve looked at AA’s top ten games of all time. So today, we take a look at that highest rated game of all time.

Amstrad Action All Time Top 10 Games

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact we’re featuring articles all week specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine. Following on from the tribute magazine, we publish, for the first time, Amstrad Action’s Top 10 Games of all time.

Making of... Amstrad Action tribute magazine

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. Today, we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the Amstrad Action tribute issue was produced. [...]

Amstrad Action: History in the Making

[Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact we will feature articles all week specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine. Today, we take a nostalgic trip back through the magazine’s history.] Amstrad Action was without doubt the most successful and popular magazine in its field, giving Future Publishing the success to launch [... read more ...]

Review: RetroManiac issue 1

Hearing about and reading RetoManiac was like a rollercoaster for us. First we were up with the excellent points of this new ezine, the next, we were zooming back down with some of the lesser good points. Let us explain ourselves here… First things first, RetroManiac is a new Spanish retrogaming ezine, produced in glorious PDF and available to download for free. It contains some [... read more ...]

Twilight of the Spectrum: Dizzy Clones

[Richard Tarjan continues his journey through the Spectrum’s twilight years to tell us that there was, and still is, a thriving homebrew scene after the platform’s commercial demise. In previous editions (issue’s 2 & 3), we touched on the subject of new generation games, making and distributing of new software. In this edition we take a look at Dizzy clones… ] Presented by Richard Tarjan What [... read more ...]

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. [...]

Retroaction World Cup of Soccer games: the final

With the quarter finals and semi finals of Retroaction’s World Cup of soccer games already by us, it’s now time for the final. The eventual winner may have been a foregone conclusion for many, but it must be said that the runner-up gave a good game. For the final time, and in a particular order this time, here are the runner-up and winner of our World Cup of Soccer Games 2010…

Retroaction World Cup of Soccer Games: Semi Finals

We’ve already presented our results of the Retroaction World Cup of Soccer Games quarter finals, so it’s now time for the semi finals. Again, we also picked out our outstanding player award for each game – basically, what we think is the best version of that game. So in no particular order, here are the games that reached our semi finals…