Feb 162009
 
From Silver Screen to Computer Screen – Terminator

(An aborted feature originally intended for issue one of Retroaction – it just wasn’t satisfactorily completed.) If the past has taught us anything it’s not to trust hyped up computer games, especially film licences. Virtually every big hit film has been given the home computer treatment. With a hit film behind the licence, games publishers

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Rock Boshers (Red Faction Demake)

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Feb 122009
 
Rock Boshers (Red Faction Demake)

Rock Boshers is a demake (a remake of a game on older-generation hardware) of the 2001 FPS game Red Faction. Initially developed for the TIGSource Bootleg Demakes Competition a few months back by Dugan (a.k.a. moogled), it has now received the finishing touches. Using a top-down perspective with Spectrum style graphics, the game includes a

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Feb 102009
 
GamesMaster - series one, episode one

(For those that want to know how the GamesMaster article finishes – it was cruelly mashed up in the first issue of Retroaction – then here it is.) On Channel 4 at precisely 6:30pm on Tuesday 7th January 1992, something amazing happened for gamers across the UK; a phenomenal piece of gaming history that influenced

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Horace Goes Skiing Remake

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Feb 102009
 
Horace Goes Skiing Remake

The classic Spectrum game Horace Goes Skiing has received a remake courtesy of Steven Watson, with help on the graphics by sunteam_paul. The original 1982 game Horace Goes Skiing – part of the famous Horace series – was a spin-off from the Hungry Horace game from the same year. As the title suggests, you must

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Retroaction issue 1

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Feb 042009
 
Retroaction issue 1

Regulars: 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

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Feb 042009
 
Retroaction issue one available to download

Issue one is now available to download from http://www.retroactionmagazine.com/magazine/ (here you will get the downloads and highlights of the issue). I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the issue and hope it is the first of many. Highlights: Regulars:Raiders of the Lost Arcades – Battle Plan! Vol. 5 Unfortunately,

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