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Retro Gamer

Retro Gamer No. 198

Retro Gamer is the only magazine in the UK that’s fully dedicated to the halcyon days of classic gaming. If you’ve ever fondly blasted away at the Bydo Empire in R-Type, swung Bowser by the tail in Super Mario 64, or navigated all 20 levels of Matthew Smith’s Manic Miner, then this is the magazine for you. Created by a dedicated team of experts, Retro Gamer’s mission is to deliver constantly engaging and passionately written articles that cover a wide range of subjects. We offer our readership in-depth looks at classic games and franchises, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the software houses from yesteryear, and one-on-one exclusive interviews with industry veterans such as Archer Maclean and Hideo Kojima. Stylish, entertaining and beautifully presented, Retro Gamer is the ultimate guide to videogaming’s rich and diverse history.

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2 min.
the retrobates

DARRAN JONES Devil Crash for me. I have been playing it a lot lately and it really is an exceptional pinball game, with a truly phenomenal soundtrack. Expertise: Juggling a gorgeous wife, two beautiful girls and an award-winning magazine Currently playing: Undertale Favourite game of all time: Strider DREW SLEEP Rocket Knight Adventures, of course. It was snubbed from the Mega Drive Mini roster! That cut me deep, man… Expertise: Campaigning for a matt finish cover (hooray for RG197) Currently playing: Cuphead Favourite game of all time: Final Fantasy VIII NICK THORPE Birds fly, fish swim, Nick extols the virtues of Sonic. At this point, you could try to get me to shut up about Sonic by stabbing me, and I’d just drop some rings and carry on. Expertise: Owning five Master Systems (I sold two) Currently playing: Columns Favourite game of all time:…

1 min.

When I first dipped my toes into the murky waters of import gaming, Sega’s Mega Drive was the first machine that I purchased. It introduced me to the joys of 60Hz gaming, getting releases months before the UK, a host of fantastic Japan exclusive shoot-’em-ups and much more besides. As you might have guessed, I’m a big fan of Sega’s 16-bit machine. When the Mega Drive Mini was first announced, my ears immediately pricked up and I kept a close eye on its progress. The quality of mini consoles has jumped up dramatically since Nintendo entered the market with its NES Mini, and past offerings from AtGames had me a little cautious. Before long, Sega not only highlighted the lengths it was going to in order to licence quality games to…

5 min.
arcade thrills for your home

When the Capcom Home Arcade was first announced in April it instantly set the internet ablaze. Some were aghast at the staggeringly high entry point of £200, while others were disappointed with the amount of announced games and the bizarre decision to base the device’s design around the Capcom logo. We’ve now had our hands on an early build of the machine, ahead of its October release, and it has certainly exceeded our expectations. It looks a lot nicer in the flesh and is surprisingly comfortable to use. It’s also easy to see what a difference using Sanwa parts makes to the build quality of the stick. It’s certainly not cheap, but it feels different, special even, and it’s been a labour of love for Koch Media’s Ben Jones who…

3 min.
fighting frenzy

You can always expect some solid announcements to come off the back of the annual Evolution Championship Series, but this year’s reveals have been particularly good. The recently released Samurai Shodown got off to a fantastic start by revealing a bunch of new characters that will be dropping monthly for the rest of 2019. Rimururu will be available by the time you read this, Shizumaru Hisame will drop in September, Basara in October, Kazuki Kazama in November, while Wan-Fu will arrive in December. SNK also revealed to the roaring crowd that The King Of Fighters XV was in development. Fans were treated to nothing more than a stylish logo reveal, but that didn’t seem to matter to the ecstatic congregation. The other new fighting game announced at Evo was the…

1 min.
girl power

Fans of the River City games will be pleased to hear that a latest offering in the series should be available as you read these words. River City Girls is due for release on all existing systems and follows the adventures of Kyoko and Misako as they fight their way through the six varied regions of River City in search of their boyfriends, Kunio and Riki. If those names sound familiar, it’s because their beaus are the usual stars of the franchise, meaning the two friends are going to have quite a fight on their hands. Luckily, both Kyoko and Misako have plenty of individual moves at their disposal, and will still have the option to buy food and gear to upgrade their existing abilities. As you’d expect from a game…

3 min.
a very touchy subject

I had very limited experience with the Mega Drive when I was young. The only time I got to play on it, that I can remember, was when I was about 16 or 17 years old. After a night out on the old razz (just fizzy pop for me, honest!) a group of us would end up at Pepsi Cola Khan’s house and a lengthy session of Sonic The Hedgehog would typically take place. I was absolutely awful at it, and I still am today, but what a thrill! Serious question: is there anyone out there who doesn’t like the first Sonic game? I guess there must be, in the same way some poor individuals don’t like The Beatles, and I can only pray for you. “I used to get a…