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 ...]

X-Men Multi-Retrospective

With the recent release of the new X-Men movie, X-Men: First Class, GameFan has been covering some X-Men games in their website retro section. To kick off the multi-part retrospective, Anthony Earnst covered the one-on-one fighter arcade games X-Men Children of the Atom and X-Men vs. Street Fighter. Michael Chrisman continued the retrospective with a look at The Uncanny X-Men on the NES and X-Men [... read more ...]

Remembrance of an Arcade Gaming Pastime

To many gamers, the late 1980s was the true golden age of arcade gaming.  Looking back at this period, we reminisce about the classic games that we all played and loved.  In hindsight, it was the last great age of arcade gaming as home games consoles began to overtake the arcade in technical ability, negating the need for the average gamer to visit the arcades.  [... read more ...]

Raiders of the Lost Arcades: Battle Lane Vol. 5!

[Continuing our reminiscence of Retroaction's launch two years ago, we take a look at the very first 'Raider of the Lost Arcades' article, which was first published in issue 1.] Arcade gaming used to be a staple diet for most gamers across the land, with such great innovative games like Space Harrier, OutRun, Operation Wolf and many more showing the way forward for computer and [... read more ...]

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…

Raiders of the Lost Arcades: Shinobi

Whenever I think of Shinobi, I think of freshly cooked chips with salt and vinegar. Why? Well, pull up a chair as this goes back a few years to my schooldays. During our lunch break, one of my friends and I would race down to the local fish and chip shop to play this game before any one else could. The game made that much [... read more ...]