Retro Gaming RoundUp 17

Retro Gaming RoundUp is a monthly podcast featuring news, interviews and disussions on all areas of retrogaming. Previous editions are also still available to download from the website (link below). Content this month includes:

Hero Time released on C64

Another impressive looking SEUCK C64 game, this time from Red Devil Software.  Hero Time can be found at the Commodore 64 Scene DataBase. Weblink: http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=86819

Tracksuit Manager Editor released for ZX Spectrum

Tracksuit Manager was one of the greatest 8-bit management games ever, but playing the game with 20-year old out of date stats can be annoying.  Well, despair no longer because BadBeard has developed an editor for the game, meaning that you can enter all the 2010 team and player information and enjoy the game as if it were a new release.  The game editor is [... read more ...]

Retrogaming Times Monthly 68 - January 2010 released

Issue 68 of Retrogaming Time Monthly is out now. The monthly html ezine contains articles, reviews and news on all manners of retrogaming. The January 2010 edition (#64) is available online now at the RTM website. Highlights this issue includes: What’s On Tap? Rec.Games.Video.Classic Is! Press Play On Tape: Denial Collection 3 Apple II Incider – Thexder Obscure Output: The Rainbow Goes Digital Dual Perspective [... read more ...]

Sgt. Helmet Zero released on Spectrum 128k

Following a harsh war in the land of Khartadmocia, prisoners were abandoned behind and left to die. Step forward Sgt. Helmet, a soldier and a gentleman, who vows to rescue the prisoners. It would be simple, too, if it weren’t for those pesky automated security systems. Sgt. Helmet Zero is a no frills rescue mission: move in, kill anything that looks at you the wrong [... read more ...]

RetroGaming with Racketboy Podcast Episode #2

The second podcast from Racketboy has been released.  This time the podcast features interviews with both Mark Turnell and Eugene Jarvis, familiar names from the retrogaming scene.  Both men also worked together on Smash TV, which is featured in Racketboy’s “Together Retro” for this month.  Podcast content: Show Outline (Smash TV soundtrack excerpt) Dave’s Intro Interview – Mark Turmell (Smash TV soundtrack excerpt) Interview – Eugene [... read more ...]

The Wild Bunch released on C64

After a wait of over 20 years, The Wild Bunch finally arrives on the C64.  Programmer Jon Wells began the C64 conversion of this Spectrum and Amstrad classic back in 1987, but had to put the project on hold.  Thankfully, the old disks were retrieved and the game has finally been completed.  The game itself features a plot that wouldn’t look amiss in a classic Sergio [... read more ...]

Zaku released on Atari Lynx

Zaku is a shoot-’em-up for the Atari Lynx handheld gaming console.  Developed by PenguiNet and published by Super Fighter Team, Zaku is the first new Lynx game to be released on the system since the machine’s demise.  The game comes with authentic production values used by Atari themselves, including game card with plastic shell, cardstock box and colour instruction manual.  For more info and ordering [... read more ...]

Realms of Quest III (freeware version) released on VIC-20

The freeware version of Realms of Quest III on the VIC-20 has been released on the Psytronik website.  This is a fully working version of the superb RPG game developed by Ghislain and can be played in its entirety.  The commercial version of the game is due to be released soon and will feature extra features such as a printed game manual, inlay artwork, an [... read more ...]

Platformer Medley Block #1

Another new game release from the Mojon Twins, this time for the Amstrad CPC.  Platformer Medley Block #1 is a platform game featuring supermarket cashier girl Mari Stormbringer.  After munching on n&n’s, which have been polluted due to faulty alcaline batteries nearby, Mari is transported to a strange 2D dimension.  Help Mari return back to her own dimension.  The game can be downloaded in CPC DSK [... read more ...]

Retro # 13 released

Retro is a multi-format retrogaming magazine from Germany, which also comes with coverage of film and music.  Launched in 2007, the magazine is available in print form for 6.95 EUR (with free shipping), while back issues are available in PDF format on a CD-ROM, which is also available to purchase. Content in issue 13 includes: BLEEP BEEP BANG (an in-depth look at computer and video [... read more ...]

iLogicAll released on Amstrad CPC

Released on the ZX Spectrum some time ago, iLogicAll has now been released for the Amstrad CPC by ESP Soft. The game’s story involves helping a small bee called MariBee become the hive’s new queen. To do this the player has to solve Picross-style logic puzzles to reveal the background image. The game can be downloaded in CDT (tape image) or DSK (CPC disk image) [... read more ...]

Retrogaming Times Monthly issue 65

The longest running zine must surely be Retrogaming Times Monthly, which has now notched up its 65th issue, and with 80 issues of its predecessor, Retrogaming Times, comes to 145 (1997-present). The monthly HTML zine covers all computer and console gaming with articles, reviews, and more. Issue 65 is a special Halloween special with including such highlights as:  High Score Monthly! – Frankenstein’s Monster The [... read more ...]

Retro Fusion magazine returns

Retro Fusion was a printed multimedia retro magazine that not only featured a healthy dose of retrogaming but also included articles on retro films and retro TV. Issue zero was launched back in December 2005, with issues 1 and 2 being released throughout Gamstation stores across the UK in 2006. However, the publication was cruelly cut short and hasn’t been seen or heard of since, [... read more ...]

GR9 Strike Force released on C64

Developed by Cosine at the recent Retro Reunited event, GR9 Strike Force is a shoot-’em-up on the Commodore 64. Your mission is to go into enemy territory and take out their land and air defences, paving the way for your ground forces to move in. Plans are already in place for an update, so keep an eye on Cosine’s website for further news. Weblink:  http://www.cosine.org.uk/Download [... read more ...]