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February 9, 2010

Retro Gamer issue 73

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 23:16

This is what you can read in issue 73 of Retro Gamer:

  • Back to the Eighties – February 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – August 1992
  • The Ultimate Hero: The Complete History of Sabreman
  • The Making of… Return Fire
  • Import Only: La Abadia Del Crimen
  • From the Arcihves: Durell Software
  • The Making of… Simon
  • The Classic Game – Uridium
  • The Unconverted
  • The Making of… Dan Dare
  • Retroinspection: Colecovision
  • The Making of… Return of the Jedi
  • In the Chair with… Martyn Brown

You can by Retro Gamer from

February 6, 2010

Sonic the Hedgehog 4

Project Needlemouse is Sonic the Hedgehog 4. The new game will be released episodical on WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network. The Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 will feature HD graphics, while the Nintendo Wii version will use some sort of motioncontroll. The best part is that Sonic 4 is back to it’s original 2D roots, where Sonic belongs. The first episode will be released Summer 2010.

Here is the full pressrelease from

SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the first game developed specifically for the download market from the world’s fastest hedgehog. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I will be available via download on Microsoft XBLA, Sony PSN and Nintendo WiiWare, bringing with it the addictive classic 2D side scrolling action that Sonic fans have been waiting for.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I offers sublime 2D gameplay through beautifully rendered HD environments. Fans will be able to speed through each level with the classic Spin Dash move, and destroy enemies using the Homing Attack. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I sees the return of the much-loved special stages and takes players through a variety of different Zones, all inspired by the Mega Drive era.

Each level from Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I is separately selectable from the main menu, making it easy for players to replay their favorite sections as they wish. Long time fans will not be disappointed as they rejoin the action and face all new intense boss battles against everyone’s favourite villain – the ever devious and evil – Dr. Eggman!

“Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I is a return to the classic game style of the original Sonic games” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director SEGA Europe Ltd. “It’s great to be able to offer fans of the Sonic series the type of game they have been asking for in a high definition experience.”

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I will be available in Summer 2010 for XBLA, PSN, and WiiWare.

Retro Gamer #72

Filed under: retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 14:00

I know that issue 73 is allready out, but sometimes this post comes very late. Anyway, this is some of the things you can read in Retro Gamer issue 72:

  • Back to the Eighties – January 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – July 1992
  • Coin-op Capers: Nemesis
  • The Making of… Frenzy
  • The Classic Game – The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • Retroinspection: Sinclair ZX80
  • Why You Must Play: Flying Shark
  • The Making of… Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom og Shadow Over Mystara
  • Import Only: Pulseman
  • A decade of Fallout
  • The Making of… Driver
  • The Making of… Bubble Ghost
  • In the Chair with… Stephen Crow

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December 26, 2009

Retro Gamer #71

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 17:39

I allways look forward to a new edition of Retro Gamer. So this is some of the thing you can read in issue 71:

  • Back to the Eighties – November 1987
  • Back to the Nineties – June 1992
  • Coin-up Capers: After Burner
  • DOS Gaming: A Bluffer’s Guide
  • The SID Crowd
  • The Making of Joe Jam and Earl
  • Retroinspection: Playstation
  • From the Archives – RamJam Corporation
  • The Classic Game – Space Channel 5
  • In the Chair with… Peter Molyneux

You can get Retro Gamer from

November 15, 2009

Retro Gamer #70

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 19:10

So Retro Gamer issue 70 is out, and here is some of the suff you can read:

  • Back to the Eighties – October 1987
  • Back to the Nineties – May 1992
  • Tales From Monkey Island
  • The Making of… Jet Force Gemini
  • The Classic Game – Gribbly’s Day Out
  • Why You Must Play… Dragon Ninja
  • The Top 25 Dreamcast Games
  • The Making of… Switchblade
  • Retroinspection: Neo Geo Aes
  • The Making of… The Empire Strikes Back

Retro Gamer can be ordered from


October 14, 2009

Portable NES

Filed under: blog,Nintendo,retro,videogames — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 20:29

I saw this YouTube-video of the portable 8-bit Nintendo NES on GoNintendo. It’s a nice hack to put an emulator inside a NES gamecart. It looks very cool. According to, it’s based on a generic Chinese media player. It can play NES, Gameboy, and Gameboy Color ROMs and have a 2.8-inch LCD and 4GB of storage.

October 3, 2009

Retro Gamer #68

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 15:49

Retro Gamer #68

Forgot to blog about this when I received issue 68 of Retro Gamer weeks ago. But this is what it contained:

  • Back to the Eighties – July 1987
  • Back to the Nineties – March 1992
  • The Making of… Asteroids
  • Retroinspection: Tiger
  • The Making of… Starblade
  • The Comple History of Ultima
  • The Making of… Super Sprint
  • The Making of… Legend

Next issue, that should be number 69, is out on October 6.

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