Oct 282010
 
The Retro League episode 54

The Retro League episode 54 – Charles Barkley’s Shut Up and Jam: Christmas Edition (also our favorite Halloween games) has been released. The weekly retrogaming podcast has a slight Halloween theme about it this time around. Highlights amongst the usual articles, news, links and discussion are ‘Happy 25th Birthday, Sega Master System!’, ‘Zombies Ate My

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Atari User issue 2

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Oct 262010
 
Atari User issue 2

We reviewed the premiere issue of Atari User here and, while we found the magazine interesting, there were many design issues which, we felt, could do with improving. Those criticisms still stand and, really, it doesn’t take much effort to get an average looking ezine into a great looking ezine. With issue 2, the Atari

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Raze issue 3 official digital release

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Oct 252010
 
Raze issue 3 official digital release

Another official release of Raze magazine at Out-of-Print Archive, fully authorised by Roger Kean, owner and publisher of Newsfield Publications. This issue, number three from January 1991, covered the rapidly emerging videogaming consoles (Mega Drive, PC Engine, NES) and 16-bit computers (Amiga, Atari ST and PC) with reviews, features and more. To accompany this release,

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Binary Land remake

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Oct 212010
 
Binary Land remake

The classic Hudson Soft puzzle game Binary Land, which was originally released on a handful of various formats in the mid 1980s (including the Famicom), has been remade for Windows. Developed by Sokurah, with graphics by Lobo and music by Spacefractal, the game tasks the player with reuniting two penguins, Gurin and Malon, at the

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Teodoro no Sabe Volar released on ZX Spectrum

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Oct 202010
 
Teodoro no Sabe Volar released on ZX Spectrum

Teodoro no Sabe Volar, translated as ‘Teodoro can’t fly’, has been released on the ZX Spectrum courtesy of Retroworks. This is a classic action adventure style platform game where the player controls Teodoro in his quest to save Cornejal kingdom from an invading army. The game zip archive, which can be downloaded from the game

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The Retro League episode 53

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Oct 202010
 
The Retro League episode 53

The Retro League episode 53, sub-titled ‘Tasty Controllers’, is available to download. The Retro League is a weekly podcast with news, articles, discussion, links and more on all things retrogaming. This week, regular segments ‘Virtually Retro’ discusses Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, and ‘The Price is Wrong’ looks at “The Legend of Zelda Ocarina

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Review: Blade Buster

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Oct 182010
 
Review: Blade Buster

[Duffman was persuaded back to playtest this fine shoot-‘em-up release for the Nintendo Famicom (aka the NES).] Developed by High Level Challenge, Blade Buster is essentially a classic style single player “score attack” shoot-‘em-up. Taking control of a small space ship, the player navigates the vertically scrolling screen, taking out enemy ships, picking up score

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Sir Ababol released on Amstrad CPC

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Oct 182010
 
Sir Ababol released on Amstrad CPC

The Mojon Twins continue their Amstrad CPC conversion marathon with Sir Ababol, originally released on the ZX Spectrum back in July 2010. The player takes control of Sir Ababol, a young crusader from the 11th Century on a mission to track down the mysteries of wild ababol flowers. What are those red flowers, which, coincidentally,

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Oct 152010
 
Back in Time: October 1990

‘Back in Time’ is my monthly feature at Out-of-Print Archive where I look back at the classic video gaming magazines twenty years ago this month. This month it’s October 1990 when three brand new magazines were launched (Raze, Mean Machines and Commodore Format), the Commodore C64GS launched, Ivan ‘Iron Man’ Stewart’s Super Off Road raced

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Lala Prologue released on Amstrad CPC

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Oct 142010
 
Lala Prologue released on Amstrad CPC

The Mojon Twins seem to be going through an Amstrad CPC conversion phase, what with the recent Speccy game Cheril of the Bosque being converted, and now CPC gamers have Lala Prologue in Mode 1 colour glory. The game has the player taking control of Lala with the task of retrieving all the Great Witch

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