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June 14, 2010

Retro Gamer issue 77

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 18:20

Issue 77 of Retro Gamer have been out for a while now and this is some of the things you can read about:

  • Back to the Eightes – June 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – December 1992
  • The Making of… Zork
  • Retroinspection: Sega 32x
  • Prince of Persia
  • Why You Must Play… Hyper Sports
  • From the Archives – Hewson Consultants
  • The Unconverted
  • The Making of… A Boy and his Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia
  • Coin-up Capers: Super Hang-On
  • The Making of… Beatle Quest

June 1, 2010

Retro Gamer #76

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 19:32

 I’m very late with this, since the next issue if Retro Gamer is allready out. But this is some of the things you can read in issue 76 of Retro Gamer:

  • Back to the Eighties – May 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – November 1992
  • Digital Dreams: How Microsoft plans to bring back the arcades of old
  • Axes to Grind: The Legend of Golden Axe
  • The Making of… Strider
  • The Classic Game: Chrono Trigger
  • From the Archives: Traveller’s Tale
  • The Making of… Vib-Ribbon
  • The 25 Best 8-bit Arcade Conversions of All Time
  • The Making of… Rogue
  • Retroinspection: Apple II
  • The Making of… Trailblazer and Cosmic Causeway

The latest issue (and backissues) can be bought at Imagineshop.co.uk.

April 18, 2010

Retro Gamer #75

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 11:22

I like old videogames, that’s why I like to read Retro Gamer. This is what you can read in the latest issue of Retro Gamer #75:

  • Back to the Eighties – April 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – October 1992
  • The Making of… The Addams Family
  • The Classig Game – REZ
  • Retro Shamer: The Scout Steps Out
  • From the Archives – Tynesoft
  • The Making of… Road Blasters
  • Dizzy’s Eggshellent Adventures
  • The Unconverted
  • Retroinspection: Famicom Disk System
  • Why You Must Play… Wonderboy In Monster Land
  • In the Chair with John Romero

Retro Gamer can be bought from ImagineShop.co.uk.

March 9, 2010

Retro Gamer #74

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 23:10

A new issue of Retro Gamer is available. This is some of the things you can read in issue 74 of Retro Gamer:

  • Back to the Eighties – March 1983
  • Back to the Ninteties – September 1992
  • The Definitive Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  • The Making of… Xor
  • Retroinspection: Sam Coupe
  • The making of… Spy vs Spy triology
  • Controlling History
  • Import Only: Aquales
  • The Making of… Tapper
  • The Classic Game: The Newzealand Story
  • Coin-op Capers: Double Dragon
  • The Making of Puggsy

Retro Gamer can be bought from ImagineShop.co.uk. You could also check out RetroGamer.net.

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 Imagineshop.co.uk.

February 6, 2010

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

You can order Retro Gamer from ImagineShop.co.uk.

December 27, 2009

Retro Gamer: Videogames Hardware Handbook – 1977 to 1999

Filed under: blog — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 11:55

I’m a big fan of the Retro Gamer magazine and I’m a subscriber. From time to time they release a bookazine. This time it’s the Videogames Hardware Handbook which gives you the articles about videogame systems and computers from 1977-99 they written about. You can the bookazine from ImagineShop.co.uk. Here’s the list:

1977-79

  • Atari 2600

1980-89

  • Intellivision
  • Game & Watch
  • Sinclair ZX81
  • BBC Micro
  • ZX Spectrum
  • Dragon 32
  • Commodore 64
  • Vetrex
  • MSX
  • Famicom
  • Amstrad CPC 464
  • Commodore Amiga
  • Atari ST
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Sega Master System
  • PC Engine
  • Sega Mega Drive
  • Konix Multi System
  • Nintendo GameBoy
  • Atari Lynx

1990-99

  • Sega Game Gear
  • Super NES
  • Philips CD-i
  • Sega Mega-CD
  • 3DO
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Sega Saturn
  • NEC PC-FX
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo Virtual Boy
  • Game Boy Color
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Neo Geo Pocket
  • Bandai Wonder Swan

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