Yesterday’s Gamer

There has been a surprisingly copious amount of videogaming zines released in the past few months, ranging from average to good. Thankfully, Yesterday’s Gamer falls into the latter category. However, this is intended as a one-off production. Produced entirely by Joshua Croft over the course of 18 months, Yesterday’s Gamer covers everything from the true classics right up to the recent “future” classics. Taking centre [... read more ...]

Mean Machines issue 6 digitally archived

We head back to the birth of the console gaming boom with issue 6 of Mean Machines from March 1991, courtesy of meppi from Out-of-Print Archive, who has lovingly digitally restored the magazine to its former glory. This was a time when the classic multi-format console magazine covered the Sega Master System, Mega Drive, NES, Game Boy and the ill-fated GX4000. As usual, four articles [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 96

Whether you love it or hate it, the Final Fantasy series has proven to be the world’s most popular Role Playing Games ever and Retro Gamer looks at, arguably, the best of the whole lot with a Making Of… article. Other big articles include The Story of Monty Mole, The Making Of… The Revenge Of Shinobi and Top 25 Commodore 64 games. In amongst the [... read more ...]

Back in Tine: November 1991

I managed to rustle up another dose of Back in Time at Out-of-Print Archive. This is our monthly feature where we go back twenty years this month and take a look at the videogaming magazines. Everyone will know that Computer & Video Games was the world’s first magazine dedicated to videogaming, and in November 1991, they celebrated their tenth anniversary. Elsewhere, there were two newly [... read more ...]

Commodore Free issue 55

Everyone has owned or has, at least, played on a Commodore computer at sometime, so this fine ezine will cater for you. If you’ve never read Commodore Free before – and you really should have – it covers all things Commodore (C64, Amiga, VIC-20, etc.) with news, reviews, interviews and more. This 55th edition features news on the Prince of Persia release on the C64, [... read more ...]

Computer and Video Games' landmark issue 174 digitally archived

It’s fair to say that following the departure of the legendary Julian Rignall in the early 1990s, the world’s first dedicated videogaming magazine, Computer & Video Games, suffered badly. Despite the efforts of some well known editors and journalists, the magazine lost favour amongst its fans and they, like Rignall, departed for pastures new. Step in Paul Davies, who, within a few short months, was [... read more ...]

Retrocade Magazine launches

Retrocade Magazine has just premiered its first issue. With an emphasis on arcade gaming, the retrogaming ezine is available to purchase in PDF digital format for $4.99. I know what you’re thinking – well, we certainly were: “$4.99? This better be the best darned digital magazine ever.” And on first impressions – nice cover and great contents list – that was the case. Content wise, [... read more ...]

94 Super World Cup Soccer kicks off on the Master System

SMS Power continues its Autumn of Dumps with the unearthing of two elusive Korean Master System games. First up, and of most interest to us, is 94 Super World Cup Soccer which was developed by Open in 1994 – yes, they were developing Master System games in 1994. The 1994 World Cup may have had something to do with that as well, but, for obvious [... read more ...]

Dire Job (Trabajo Basura) released on ZX Spectrum

The Mojon Twins have been hard at work updating their La Churrera game engine for the ZX Spectrum with the release of v3.99. Not only that but they have spent two whole afternoons developing a new game to showcase this new engine. Trabajo Basura, which we are assured, translates as Dire Job, is a classic platform romp that all Mojon Twins fans will be familiar [... read more ...]

Komoda issue 5

We’ve mentioned the Commodore 64 retrogaming ezine, Komoda, before, but we must emphasize our delight when we see a new issue released, what with its classic retro graphics style design and content to match. It really is a must read. OK, it’s in Polish, but Google Translator (or a similar package) can be your best friend at times like these. Within the digital pages of [... read more ...]

GunLord Available to pre-order for Dreamcast and Neo Geo

With an emphasis on “exploring huge worlds and blasting off enemies”, GunLord bears more than a little reseblence to the Turrican series, and that’s no bad thing as the classic Commodore 64 run-’n’gun platformer is one of our favourite games. Developed by NG:DEV.TEAM, GunLord is available to pre-order for the Sega Dreamcast, Neo Geo MVS and Neo Geo AES. With features such as nine huge [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 104

Just seeing the catchphrase “Who You Gonna Call?” as the sub-title of this week’s Retro League podcast stopped us in our tracks and we pricked up our ears. We’re massive fans of the Ghostbusters film and the many video games that has materialised over the years – as our big feature in Retroaction issue 3 can testify to – so this alone made the download [... read more ...]

Retrogaming Roundup 40

We hit number 40 of the Retrogaming Roundups and the monthly podcast is as fresh and interesting as ever, with news, discussion, and interviews on all things classic gaming. This month’s returning sections include Hardware Flashback with the Williams PHOF, Guinness Gaming Records, Top Ten with Game Controllers, The British Hour and more. This edition also includes features such as part two of an editorial [... read more ...]

Prince of Persia Finally Gets Ported To The Commodore 64

It’s astonishing to think that Jordan Mechner’s 1989 platform game, Prince of Persia – famous for its fluid animated rotoscoping visuals and matching gameplay – was never given a release on the Commodore 64, and yet that was the case. According to Mechner, he couldn’t get anyone to port his game to the C64 as the 8-bit machine was deemed too old in 1989. Step [... read more ...]

Nintendo Age Volume 5 Issue 3

With Volume 5 Issue 3, NintendoAge displays a superb new look – very retro. The videogaming ezine, which is getting back into its monthly release, contains articles on everything to do with Nintendo, from articles to reviews. This issue’s main feature is Action 52, an article on the quest to find a copy of the unlicensed NES cart compilation. Other articles include Final Fantasy II, [... read more ...]