94 Super World Cup Soccer kicks off on the Master System

SMS Power continues its Autumn of Dumps with the unearthing of two elusive Korean Master System games. First up, and of most interest to us, is 94 Super World Cup Soccer which was developed by Open in 1994 – yes, they were developing Master System games in 1994. The 1994 World Cup may have had something to do with that as well, but, for obvious [... read more ...]

Celebrating ten years of Deus Ex

It’s ten years since Deus Ex was released in North America (the game celebrates its 10th anniversary in Europe later this year) and the innovative first person shooter, which fused together elements of action, adventure, RPG and more remains a classic game as ever. It is certainly one of my all time favourite games and the last great game I ever played, and with its [... read more ...]

Retro Future - Celebrating 25 Years of Future Publishing

     To celebrate Future Publishing’s 25th anniversary, Out-of-Print Archive traces the birth and rise of one of the world’s most famous and successful magazine publishing companies. Future Publishing will always have a place in my heart, mainly due to my first ever computing magazine being Amstrad Action and one of my all time favourite magazines, MEGA, both being published by Future. Some time ago, I [... read more ...]

Lotek64 Issue 33

Lotek64 issue 33 has been released. The quarterly German magazine contains news, articles and reviews on all things retrogaming. Highlights this issue includes: Terminator – over 25 years of Terminator gaming. Maniac Mansion Gold – a revamped C64 classic C64 Planet Steam – from the computer game and board game back to the oldies? Soft Adventures machine – adventures on Nintendo DS and much more…   [... read more ...]

C&A Fan issue 6

Issue 6 of C&A Fan (aka Commodore & Amiga Fan) has been released and features some 99 pages of content. C&A Fan is a Polish retrogaming ezine which, as the title suggests, focuses on the C64 and Amiga. The issue can be downloaded in low and/or high quality PDF. Content in this issue includes: Features News Interview with Black Box designer History of the Amiga, [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 31

The Retro League podcast episode 31 – Retro Game Hoedown has been released. The Retro League is a weekly podcast that looks at retrogaming news, websites, the people, the games and more. Previous episodes are also available to download from the website. Highlights this episode include: News Last Halo 2 player leaves Xbox Live Classic Game Fest Price is Wrong auctions Treamcast Atari 2600 lot [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 30

A quick catch up on The Retro League releases as episode 30 – Top 10 of the 1990′s part 2 was released last week. The Retro League is a weekly podcast that looks at retrogaming news, websites, the people, the games and more. This episode includes the conclusion to the Top 10 games of the 1990s, the 20th anniversary celebration of the Game Genie and [... read more ...]

Racketboy Podcast 11 – Live @ TooManyGames

The Racketboy podcast features interviews and soundtracks from the world of Retrogaming. This edition of the podcast was recorded live at the TooManyGames convention in Reading, PA. Highlights for this episode include: (Outrun Intro – Mega Drive/Genesis) (Dave’s Intro (Kid Icarus Intro – NES) (Interview with Thomas Sansome, Video Game Trader Magazine (After Burner III theme – Sega CD) (Interview with Joe LeVan, Challenge Arcade [... read more ...]

Barney Redux released on C64

Coming away from the recent Sideways SEUCK compo 2010 in fourth, Barney has now received the redux treatment. The game, which was developed by wile coyote of Cosine, has you in control of a cowfish who traverses the perils of the seas to make his way back to his coral reef home where his other half, Hannah, waits. The redux version of the game can [... read more ...]

Knight Lore remake

“The original Knight Lore is considered by many as a true classic game…” Yes, I’m quoting myself here. “Developed and released by Ultimate Play the Game on the Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, and the BBC in 1984,” the game was updated with a version for the MSX2 (released last year and was reviewed in issue 3 of Retroaction), we now have an updated remake for [... read more ...]

The Retro League Episode 29

The Retro League Episode 29 – Crack that Whip! podcast has been released. This week, the guys “discuss the Nimrod, hidden characters in SF2′s SNES box art, Raiden 2 for the TG-16, and the Retrode.” The weekly retrogaming podcast’s highlights include: News Links Real face of Mario Cure for Virtual Boy headaches PIXELS: Retro Gamers on youtube Newest Boy Scout badge Final Fantasy 5 and [... read more ...]

Together Retro Game Club: X-Com UFO Defense

This is a fine feature and has been running over at Racketboy for some time now, but I felt paricularly compelled to check out the choice of game this time. UFO: Enemy unknown (aka X-Com UFO Defence) is the game chosen this time and was developed by Julian Gollop, who happened to produce one of my own fave games of all time, and the predecessor [... read more ...]

Support magazine preservation projects, not eBay scammers

Have you noticed that magazine scan DVD sellers seem to be breeding on eBay?  We have and are really getting sick of it all.  These magazines remain copyrighted to the original publisher, whether they are still around or not, and they are definitely not “public domain” as one seller has laughably stated.  The real kick here is that these scans are not even the work [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 26

Episode 26 of The Retro League podcast has been released. Arguments ahoy as The Retro League list their top 10 games of the 1990s plus there’s the usual retrogaming news on auctions, games, websites, etc. News, Virtually Retro, & Random Links New Splatterhouse Also Throws In The Original 16-bit Trilogy The Gaming Historian DexDrive Iron Clad for Virtual Console The Island of Lost Hardware: TVs [... read more ...]

Back in Time at Out-of-Print Archive

With things settling down after the April Fools gag, Out-of-Print Archive now move onto the next phase with their first of a new regular monthly feature. Back in Time looks at the classic videogaming magazines that were released 20 years ago this month. This month, naturally, starts with April 1990 when the likes of Zzap!64, C&VG, Your Sinclair and Crash reigned supreme in the UK [... read more ...]