Retro Gamer celebrates its 100th issue

Back in 2005, it seemed unlikely that Retro Gamer would survive past issue 20, never mind 100. Fortunately, the magazine was revived by its current publishers and still produces the goods to this day, content and design wise. With its 100th issue, the Retro Gamer team have pulled out all the stops and packed the 100 odd pages with superb content from start to finish. [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 98

As Retro Gamer rushes headlong towards that milestone 100th issue, we are treated to yet another fine issue. Taking centre stage is SNK’s Metal Slug, as the team look at the making of the classic run-’n’-gun games. Other standout articles include Coin-Op Capers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, In The Chair With… Bruce Everiss, The Making Of Alone In The Dark and The History Of Space [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 97

As Christmas is fast approaching, Retro Gamer produces another festive themed cover in the same vein as Newsfield Publications’ classic gaming mags, Crash and Zzap!64. And that’s fitting, because the highlight of this issue is undoubtedly The Making of… Zzap!64, the Commodore 64′s much loved gaming magazine, with input from Oliver Frey, Roger Kean and Gary Penn – a must read. Tying in with Newsfield’s [... 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 ...]

Retro Gamer Issue 95

Classic video game anniversaries seem to be popping up all over the place these days, and with issue 95 of Retro Gamer, the guys have gone Bubble Bobble crazy as the arcade hit celebrates its 25th. This includes a look at the original arcade classic as well as the various ports and sequels. Other main attractions include the Collector’s Guide: ZX Spectrum, The History Of [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 94

LucasArt’s seminal adventure game, Maniac Mansion, takes centre stage with a Making Of… feature and quite rightly so – there needs to be more adventure gaming taking the spotlight in RG. Elsewhere, there is a feature on Capcom’s Vs crossover series, the top 25 original GBA games list, a look at Amiga 16-bit graphics, Classic Game: Trashman, From The Archives: Atari Corporation and A Moment [... 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 ...]

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 ...]

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 ...]

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 ...]

Retro Gamer issue 83

Wow, it only seems like a couple of weeks since I got the last issue of Retro Gamer, but it’s probably more realistically four weeks. With issue 83, Retro Gamer have gone all Nintendo crazy again fronted by cover feature ‘Going Ape – The History of Donkey Kong Country’ and the Nintendo loving continues with ‘Coin-Op Capers: Donkey Kong’. Also featured inside is ‘A Moment [... read more ...]