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Retro Gamer Issue 93

ISSUE: 93Content

Retro Radar :

Gremlin's Back (Interview with Ian Stewart about the reopening of Gremlin Graphics)

A Moment With... (Interview with Duncan Jones, sci-fi director of Moon and Source Code)

Retro Diary: 19 August - 15 September (Overview of Major Gaming Moments)

  • 19 August 1985 - Level 9 Computing releases Red Moon on Spectrum and Commodore 64
  • 20 August 1993 - Infocom releases Return to Zork
  • 24 August 2007 - 2K Games releases BioShock in Europe
  • 25 August 1983 - Acorn reveals the Electron at the Acorn User Show
  • 25 August 1995 - Namco releases Tekken 2
  • 26 August 1985 - Gremlin Graphics releases Monty on the Run on the Spectrum
  • 28 August 1989 - Nintendo releases Zelda on Game & Watch
  • 30 August 1987 - Capcom releases Street Fighter in arcades
  • 30 August 2004 - Acclaim declares bankruptcy
  • 31 August 1996 - Crash Bandicoot releases on the PlayStation
  • 1 September 1995 - Ubisoft releases Rayman on PlayStation
  • 1 September 1986 - Sega releases OutRun into arcades
  • 1 September 2005 - Sony releases the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in Europe
  • 2 September 2011 - Driver: San Francisco releases on XBOX 360 and PS3 in the UK
  • 6 September 1993 - The 3DO releases in the United States
  • 9 September 1999 - Sega releases the Dreamcast in the United States
  • 9 September 2011 - Star Fox 64 3D releases in the UK
  • 10 September 1941 - Gunpei Yokoi is born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 10 September 2004 - Burnout 3: Takedown for PlayStation 2 and XBOX releases in Europe

Back to the Eighties: November 1989 (A look back at the gaming news of November 1989)

Back to the Nineties: April 1994 (A look back at the gaming news of April 1994)

Cover Story: The Making of... Computer Space (An in-depth look at the birth of Computer Space, the first arcade game from the likes of Nolan Bushnell, Ted Dabney and Larry Bryan

Minority Report: (A look at some of fantastic games for lesser-known platforms and hidden gems of the more famous ones.)

  • Kishin Douji Zenki FX: Vajura Fight (PC-FX)
  • Hyperchase (Vectrex)
  • Xagon (Atari XL/XE)
  • Downland (Dragon 32/ TRS-80)
  • Fungaloids (ZX81)
  • Earthlight (ZX Spectrum)
  • Quadrum (Atari 2600)

The Collector's Guide: Super Nintendo (An in-depth guide to collecting for the Super Nintendo platform, including peripherals, the popular games and the rarest of the PAL games. Includes Q & A with collector Bryan Paton.)

Board of Videogames (Article looking back at some of the board games inspired by popular arcade games, including Donkey Kong, Street Fighter II and Frogger.)

30 Years of Galaga (Retrospective on the development of arcade hit Galaga)

The Unconverted: (Feature on Arcade games that were never ported to home consoles and suggestions on a similar game that did make it to consoles)

  • Shock Troopers (1997)
  • Tazz Mania (1982)
  • Power Drive (1987)
  • Mad Motor (1989)

Coin-Op Capers: Rastan (Feature on a classic arcade game, this month the Taito-published Rastan, and Q & A with Cliff Reese, who use to hold the world record for the game, and John Meegan who helped port the game to the Commodore 64)

Future Classic: Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (Feature about a more recent game and why it will become a classic in the future.)

Signature Series: Quake (Retrospective on the Quake series, including interview with John Carmack and John Romero.)

From the Archives: Atari Inc Part 1 (In-depth biography of one of the classic gaming companies, this month Atari Inc.)

The Making Of... Nodes of Yesod (An in-depth look at the creation of Nodes of Yesod for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Enterprise 64/128 and it's resurrection on the iOS)


  • Galaga Legions DX (XBLA)
  • Deflex (iOS)
  • James Pond in the Deadly Shallows (iOS)
  • Dream Trigger 3D (3DS)
  • Pac-Chomp! (iOS)
  • Z (iOS)
  • Deathsmiles (iOS)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale (XBOX 360)
  • Death Rally (iOS)

Homebrew: (Reviews and news of the latest in homebrew video games)

  • NES Virus Cleaner (NES)
  • Frantic Freddy (Commodore 64)
  • Octopus (Atari 8-Bit)
  • Nanako In Classic Japanese Monster Castle (ZX81)

Mailbag (Letters from the Readers)

Endgame: The Lost Vikings (Retro Gamer spoils the ending cutscene for a retro game)

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    Title: Retro Gamer Issue 93
    Month: September
    Year: 2011
    Editor: Darran Jones
    Country: United Kingdom
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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