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The Explosive Fun of Bazooka Bill

What can you possibly say about Bazooka Bill? It wasn’t a particularly brilliant game. It didn’t contain any major firsts in video game history. It was a fairly standard side scroller action game. So, why bother writing about it?  Well, Bazooka Bill was one of the...

Old School Gamer Magazine Exclusive: Brian Fargo Talks ‘Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep’

Old School Gamer Magazine talks with video game icon Brian Fargo, who discusses the newest addition to the Bard’s Tale series, Bard’s Tale IV, which is currently in development. Fargo also discusses InXile’s future Wasteland title, as well as Wasteland 2’s eventual...

The Last Official Release: Game & Watch – Mario the Juggler

Greetings, fellow retro gaming comrades, and welcome back to The Last Official Release. Within this article and throughout these words, I explore the last official games ever to grace our favourite consoles. A full list of what I’ve already covered can be found at the...

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No 66 – Diddy Kong Racing!

Its place in kart racing folklore needs no recapping. Well, maybe a little. Adrian tells us how he had to choose a kart racer for his newly purchased N64 and thankfully went for Diddy Kong over a certain other kart racer which shall not be named. Rob thinks he should...

RoundUp 129 – Proportionate Response

Hardware Flashback - (00:00) Dinosaur Pie - (42:36) Kidd Video And Hidden Fortress - I Need A Quarter - (1:37:47) Ted Dabney Interview - (1:41:46) Top Ten Drug Related Games - (3:31:07) Gaming Trivia - (4:37:00) The British IBM: Jet Set Willy - (4:37:27) Live News And...

221 ZX Spectrum Magazines

Crash, Your Spectrum/Sinclair & Sinclair User were 3 of the best selling and much loved ZX Spectrum magazines in the 80's. Rising from the emerging industry of home computer games, these giants wrote the rule book in video game journalism.  Retro Gamer writer Graeme...

No 65 – Tod Frye – Interview

Tod Frye is an extremely big deal in our circles and he kindly give our Adrian an hour of his precious time! He's known for his work on the Atari 2600 Pac Man, Swordquest and also on the 3DO. But, could he finally complete the Swordquest games and Airworld? You'll...

No 64 – McDonald’s Games – But why??

But why, indeed. McDonald's games ranged from the pretty decent to the downright creepy. Rob tells us how this all started, from its early 8-bit Nintendo days to its more than acceptable 16-bit outings. And what's that? There's a pretty decent app out there where you...

220 The Best Game of 1986

0 Dec 15, 2017 Hello and welcome to another episode of RGDS.   This time we battle out the best video game released in the year 1985. Yes its another mega show, where we your humble hosts discuss and battle out the best game released in 1986.  It's an amazing year...

Let's Compare! Basic Fun Mini Arcade Vs. Original 80s Arcade Games - Q*bert, Frogger, Centipede

Dungeon of Death: An RPG For The Commodore PET

I don’t remember the first text based adventure game I ever played. It seems like the sort of thing I should know given my love for the genre, but the title has vanished from my memory. Because of this I suspect, the games have attained something of a towering,...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Phil Day

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Phil Day who is displayed on card number 124, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection.  Phil is one of the best Galaga players in the world.  From the land down under, Phil resides from Australia and is an avid gamer, author and...

The Wonderful Weirdness of IK+

If you created a Venn diagram with circles for the Commodore 64, Jackie Chan, John Travolta, and the ancient art of karate, the overlap would be International Karate +. The game, typically referred to as IK+ (released in the United States as Chop N’ Drop), was not the...

The rise of retro gaming

The rise of retro gaming In a world obsessed with innovation and progress, we also do great deal of looking back at the past. In fact, retro is such a phenomenon these days that it’s reaching into virtually every area of our lives. Of course, it’s always played a huge...