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 ...]

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 ...]

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 ...]

Retro Gamer issue 91

With all the Laser Squad excitement at the moment, we almost forgot about the latest issue of Retro Gamer. Rather than put up the usual news post about the thing, though, we thought we would write up a mini review of the more interesting features. It’s a classic Crash/Zzap!64 style cover as Oli Frey supplies the superb artwork for this issue: King Kong munching on [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 91 celebartes Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th Anniversary

Right about now, Retro Gamer issue 91 should be hitting the shelves of select stores across the UK and it’s another superb cover with a foil coating along with a Sonic map and timeline within the folds. This issue, the RG team has plenty of content to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, which coincidently was released on the Mega Drive on the [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 90

The 90th issue of Retro Gamer hits UK and virtual store shelves this week, although subscribers will have had the joy of getting to read their advanced copy. The four weekly dedicated retrogaming magazine covers all things retro, from the latest news, reviews, interviews, features and more. This month the guys have focused on the 25th anniversary of Zelda by taking a lookback at the [... read more ...]

Sega Pro issue 1 digitally archived

The very first issue of Sega Pro – and the first for Paragon Publishing – has been digitally archived over at Out-of-Print Archive. Sega Pro was a very successful UK publication that was launched in 1991 and lasted right up to the Saturn’s demise. The magazine had such esteemed staff as Dominic Handy, Les Ellis and Damian Butt. So what can you expect to see [... read more ...]

Back in Time: May 1991

As we head ‘back in time’ for another nostalgic trip down retrogaming lane, we stop off at May 1991. It was a time of change with Amiga Power launching and a new weekly games magazine called Games-X being launched. Not only that but The One magazine has split into two: The One for Amiga Games and The One for ST Games. Games wise, the magazines [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 89

With issue 89, Retro Gamer has gone full on with the Commodore 64 as they provide the ultimate Collector’s Guide to the popular 8-bit computer. But that’s not all, as Retro Gamer have done wonders to produce another retro packed issue. Other highlights include Cheap as Chips: Jill of the Jungle (which we covered in Retroaction issue 1), Making of Starquake (with developer Steven Crow), [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 88

With issue 88 of monthly classic videogaming mag, Retro Gamer goes Missile Command mad with a Making of… article on the game as well as an exclusive interview with creator Dave Theurer and a Coin-Op Capers article on the classic arcade game. There is also the History of Road Rash (with Randy Breen, who was involved in every Road Rash title), From the Archives: Firebird, [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 87

Issue 87 of Retro Gamer should be hitting those store shelves right about now. It’s a Nintendo 64 special issue, with the 64-bit console gracing the front cover and featuring in The Collector’s Guide to the N64 article. Other highlights in the issue include Hail to the Duke (article on the Duke series past and present with Scott Miller and Randy Pitchford), The Making of [... read more ...]

Raze issue 4 Archived

Another official digital release of Raze has been archived over at Out-of-Print Archive, courtesy of Roger Kean (the former co-founder of Newsfield Publications who granted us permission to host his back catalogue of magazines), Mort (who scanned the magazine) and triverse (who edited this release). Raze issue 4 was originally released in February 1991 when the Amiga, Atari ST and PC reigned supreme across the [... 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 ...]

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 ...]

DC-UK issue 16 archived

DC-UK issue 16 from December 2000 has been digitised and archived over at Out-of-Print Archive. The magazine, which was scanned by 3style, covers Sega’s illfated – although critically successfull – Dreamcast. To accompany the release there are four online articles taken from the magazine itself: a feature on the JAMMA show of 2000, as well as reviews of Half-Life, Jet Set Radio and Seaman. The [... read more ...]