Racketboy Podcast #9

Racketboy Podcast Episode 9 – PAX East Retro-Roundup Part 1 has been released.  In this episode we have interviews with Gary Vincent (from The American Classic Arcade Museum), Stewart Nacht (from CheapAssgamer CAGCAST), Joe Santulli (from Digital Press) and Jamie (from Game Underground).  The podcast file and more details can be found at RetroGaming with Racketboy’s webpages (link below). Weblink:  Racketboy Podcast Episode 9

CPC Oxygen Phase II

You may remember the excellent CPC Oxygen online magazine from a few years ago and the re-launched site at cpcoxygen.fxwebdevelopment.com.  Well, CPC Oxygen Phase II has now arrived; making full use of WordPress features, meaning any CPC fan can contribute articles to the site.  There’s also the Amstrad Action archive, which links back to the old site, so go check it out, contribute some articles [... read more ...]

LV-426 (Aliens remake)

Aliens was arguably the best of the sci-fi film series — certainly, the most action packed — so it’s great to see the remake of the best game that was based on this film get updated to version 1.5.  Everyone should know the plot — which happens to take place on a planet called LV-426 — so I won’t repeat it here…  Suffice to say [... read more ...]

Invasion of the Zombie Monsters

At the recent RetroMadrid fair, Relevo Videogames presented a new game for MSX and ZX Spectrum called Invasion of the Zombie Monsters.  This B-Movie style title is a great looking arcade shooter that will be available to purchase in physical form from Matranet and will later be available in download emulator format.  More details can be found at the Relevo Video Games website. Weblink: http://www.relevovideogames.com/2010/03/invasion-of-zombie-monsters.html

Orion Prime now in English and Spanish

The time has finally come.  The French speakers of the world have already had the chance to play this fantastic game, but now orders are being taken for the English and Spanish versions – as well as the aforementioned French version.  Orders for Orion Prime are available until the end of April, when it will stop, and download versions will be available at the end [... read more ...]

NintendoAge vol 4, issue 3 (March 2010)

The March 2010, Volume 4 Issue 3, of NintendoAge is now available to download. The monthly e-Zine covers everything Nintendo and the PDF can be downloaded for free (following a quick registration, if you aren’t already). This month’s content includes: Captain’s Chair: Game Boy FinNESt Literature Member Spotlight: Custom NES Guy The Ecstasy of Order: King of Blocks? Dargon Quest I & II Price Guide [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 74

Issue 74 of Retro Gamer has just been released in the shops across the UK. Retro Gamer is a commercial UK magazine dedicated to retrogaming and can be picked up around the world at select stores. Highlights in this issue include: Ghosts ‘n Goblins franchise cover feature Joystick feature Double Dragon feature The Making of… Tapper The Making of… Xor The Making of… Spy Vs [... read more ...]

Classic Video Gamer Magazine Issue 3

Issue 3 of Classic Video Gamer Magazine (Winter 2009) is available to purchase in digital PDF form for $1.95.  There is a special preview download available to readers who wish to get a taste of the issue.  Issue 3′s retrogaming content includes: Cover Feature: Rush Rush Rally Racing for Sega Dreamcast & Zaku for Atari Lynx NWCE 2009 Show Report Review: Review: Last Hope Pink [... read more ...]

C & A Games issue 1

Issue one of a new Polish magazine, C & A Games is out now. From the makers of C & A Fan, this flashy designed new zine covers old and new games on the Commodore machines. The first issue comes with a supplement game, Knoorki, which is the focus for this issue, including an interview with the coder, and other extras. The PDF archived magazine, [... read more ...]

Lotek64 issue 32 released

Lotek64 issue 32 has been released. The quarterly German retrogaming magazine, which comes in both print and digital PDF form, contains news, articles and reviews on all things retro, although the C64 does feature prominently. Both print and PDF editions can be found at the Lotek64 website. Highlights this issue includes: Show Report: Hobby + Elektronik 2009 pixel punch: target computer players Death Rally Kick [... read more ...]

Rick Dangerous re-released on Amstrad CPC128+

A team of crack coders – Fano, BBC-Iron and MacDeath – have re-released Rick Dangerous on the Amstrad CPC128+, making use of the extra memory that the PLUS hardware offers. Extra features include “the famous digitised ‘Whhhaaa’ sample at 15Khz”, “full levels from 16bits versions”, “Cutscenes with graphics from the Amiga version”, “Musics [sic] from the Atari ST version” and much more. More details and [... read more ...]

MSXdev'09 competition results

The MSXDev’09 gaming development competition has come to a close and the winners have been announced. Dr. Pill from Infinite is the big winner, coming away with first place after gaining an 83.3% score. Dr. Pill also achieved the following category awards: “Game with Best Graphics” (shared with Retaliot), “Best Music” and “Most Original Game”. Menace from TNI finished as runners up and achieved the [... read more ...]

Retro Gamer issue 71

Issue 71 of Retro Gamer is out now.  RG is a dedicated retrogaming magazine from the UK, but can also be picked up worldwide from certain outlets.  This issue’s highlights include: After Burner (Arcade feature) SID chip feature Roger Kean and Oliver Frey (creators of Crash magazine) interview The Making of… Toe Jam & Earl PlayStation retrospection Don’t bother much with contemporary reviews that RG [... read more ...]

Dr. Pill released on MSX

Infinite submitted their game entry right on time for the MSXDEV’09 competition. Dr. Pill is a simulation game that takes place in a doctor’s office where the player deals with infections, symptoms and pills. The game’s ROM and manual can be downloaded from the MSXdev’09 pages. Weblink: http://msxdev.msxblue.com/status.htm ]]>

Stray Cat released on MSX

A late entry into the MSXDev’09 competition from developer Imanok. Stray Cat is a run-’n’-jump platform game with the goal of getting the cat, Flash, to his date with the cutest kitty at downtown. The game’s ROM and manual can be downloaded from the MSXdev’09 pages. Weblink: http://msxdev.msxblue.com/status.htmWeblink: http://msxdev.msxblue.com/msxdev09/roms/StrayCat.rar ]]>