Back in Time: January 1992

New year, new ‘Back in Time’ article. This time we go back twenty years to take look at the cream of the videogaming magazines from January 1992. This was a time when the Sega magazine scene was kicking off big time with two new launches, Sega Force and MegaTech, while the first dedicated Nintento mag, Total!, also appeared. Games wise, Another World was simply out [... read more ...]

Zooming Secretary released on NES

It’s not often we get to play much in the way of NES homebrew games at Retroaction. However, Zooming Secretary is one game we simply couldn’t ignore. Developed by Shiru in collaboration with PinWizz, the game has the player in control of a new secretary who must make it through a week’s trial without getting fired. This involves answering telephone calls, filing and the usual [... 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 ...]

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 ...]

NES-Bit Magazine System issue 1

As reported a short time ago, a new zine titled NES-Bit Magazine System was in the works and now it’s finally here in all its glory. Created by the Nintendo community, the zine is devoted to the NES with articles, reviews and much more. With a colourful design and enthusiastic team of writers, this is one zine to look out for. For their inaugural issue, [... 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 ...]

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 ...]

NintendoAGE eZine Vol. 5 Issue 1

After a lengthy period in hibernation, the NintendoAGE eZine is back with Vol. 5 Issue 1 July 2011 edition. Returning back to its monthly release, this issue’s highlights contents include a Q&A with Ralph Baer, Nintendo Fun Club News collecting, Accessory Spotlight, Super Price Guide and more. As before, the eZine can be downloaded for free in PDF format from the NintendoAGE website. Weblink: NintendoAge [... 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 ...]

Halo NES demake released

Pixel Force: Halo, a PC game made in the style of an NES arcade platformer, has been released by Eric Ruth Games. Based on the original Halo: Combat Evolved Xbox game, Pixel Force: Halo successfully shows us how the game might have looked and played had it been released back in the day when the NES ruled the land. The default keyboard setup of the [... read more ...]