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Retro Gamer  |  Issue 229  


Ultimate Guide: Pilotwings John Szczepaniak reveals the interesting history behind this ambitious SNES classic.

The Evolution Of: Battletoads Rory Milne chats to Kevin Bayliss, Paul Machacek and AJ Grand-Scutton about Rare’s crazy amphibians.

Hardware Heaven: SG-1000 Nick picked up this Japanese console a while ago and has been looking for an excuse to cover it.

Retro Gamer’s Guide To: Commodore 64 Commodore’s 8-bit computer is now 40 years old, so it felt like the perfect time to revisit the system in this legacy article.

The Making Of: Gravity Richard Hewison quizzes Ross Goodley about his ambitious strategy game for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST.

Classic Moments: Head Over Heels With the sad passing of Bernie Drummond we felt it was only right to look back at one of the best games he was involved with.

Super-Powered: 30 Games That Pushed The Limits Of The SNES Nintendo’s console celebrates its 30th anniversary in Europe this year, so we decided to reveal the games that pushed the system, while asking devs to name their personal favourites.
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Retro Gamer also offers reviews on the latest retro-themed games and boasts an in-depth buyer's guide for those wanting to add to their existing collections…
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It is the best magazine of its kind. Reviewed viernes, 21 de agosto de 2020
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The best magazine for retro gaming enthusiasts. Full of info and memories! Reviewed viernes, 17 de abril de 2020
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LOADING... I can still remember my first encounter with our cover gamePilotwings. I was visiting my best mate Paul Staddon because he had a Super Famicom and a number of games for it, including Super Ma...
THE RETROBATES DARRAN JONES I’m going to go with Compile’s Super Aleste. It’s an astonishing shmup that proves the SNES was more than capable of throwing lots of sprites about the screen with little slowdow...
PIONEERS PASS AWAY EGRET II MINI HEADS WEST » Masayuki Uemura, speaking about his career at the National Videogame Museum in 2016. Photo credit: Matt Taylor We’ve been eagerly awaiting the...
ANTSTREAM POWERS UP BLAZE ANNOUNCES A NEW EVERCADE COLLECTION Many of you will have no doubt received your Evercade VS by now, but Blaze Entertainment certainly isn’t resting on its laurels. We already knew that...
Right said Fred Who is Iain Lee? Iain Lee is a freelance broadcaster who loves gaming, particularly retro gaming. Join him as he hosts a phone-in show and plays games at www.twitch.tv/iainlee and also check ...
A new strategy Who is Paul Rose? Who is Paul Rose? Paul is probably better known as Mr Biffo – the creator of legendary teletext games magazine Digitiser. These days, he mostly writes his videogam...

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