Retroaction issue 1

Feb 042009
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  • Raiders of the Lost Arcades: Battle Plan! Vol. 5. Unfortunately, the arcade is becoming extinct as a gaming platform, so we take a trek back through time – using MAME’s random generator – to relive some of the arcades greatest, worst, and indifferent games.
  • Retro Respect: Jill of the Jungle. We’ve all missed a
    minor classic during our time. We resurrect the forgotten classics, the
    misunderstood, the underdogs, the games that are actually quite good, but never gained the attention or accolades it deserved.
  • Computer Warrior. Memoirs of the Computer Warrior, from the 1980s Eagle comic strip, where gamers discover how to play computer games for real, virtually. We start where it all began with the first story arc.
  • Retro Respect: Speedball 2. The Bitmap Borthers’ finest game gets the Retro Respect treatment.
  • The Weird and Wonderful World of Retrogaming: Sensible Train-Spotting. There have been some truly strange games released in the past. This is our feature where we dig up some of these weird and daft games from yesteryear. Sensible Train-Spotting is first up.
  • GamesMaster Lookback. We take a look at the classic first episode of the GamesMaster television show. Challenges, games, celebrities, Dominik.


  • Legend of Wukong (Mega Drive /Genesis)
  • Sub Hunter (C64)
  • Perfect Fit (MSX)
  • Shoot Redux (ZX Spectrum)
  • Sudoku (Amstrad CPC)
  • Albatrosity (ZX Spectrum)


  • John Wilson (a.k.a. the Balrog) of Zenobi Software.
  • Brandon Cobb – President of Super Fighter Team (the developer/publisher of Legend of Wukong).
  • Paul Kooistra – developer of CPC game Star Sabre.


  • Retro Remakes Competition 2008. The competition, all the categories, all the games…
  • Clash of the 8-bits. Mark Hall takes on the CPC, C64, and ZX Spectrum to discover which machine has the best version of Space Harrier.
  • Amsoft – A Personal Experience. Richard Goulstone relives some of his fondest memories of Amsoft; the company, the games, and the experience.
  • Emulator Profile – DOSBox. Duncan Rule informs us all about the number one DOS emulator.
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