Retro Gamer 225 is on sale now!

The latest issue of Retro Gamer is on shelves now, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Monkey Ball, we’ve taken a special look back at the GameCube classic. As well as that, we have an interview with Sega’s Masao Shirosaki about the creation of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, the newest game in the series that remakes classic courses and party games from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe.

Of course, that’s not all. Elsewhere in the issue we have an ultimate guide to the classic platformer Chuckie Egg, which delighted players on the BBC and beyond, and a look back at the making of the lighthearted management strategy classic Theme Park. Collectors are well catered for as we look at the state of the market for Mega-CD games, and speak to boutique publisher Strictly Limited Games. In fact, we’ve got something for everyone, whether that’s the evolution of the 8-bit favourite Nodes Of Yesod, the story of Disney’s first foray into game development with Donald Duck In Maui Mallard, the bluffer’s guide to rhythm action games, an ultimate guide to the original Yakuza on PS2, or a conversation with Giles Goddard about how his N64 hit 1080 Snowboarding relates to his new VR game Carve Snowboarding.

You can pick up issue 225 of Retro Gamer in all good newsagents, or buy subscriptions and single issues from Magazines Direct.

Retro Gamer 224 coverThe latest issue of Retro Gamer is hitting shelves today, and we’re celebrating the 25 year old Nintendo 64 by taking a deep look at the hardware. To find out how the machine ticked at a technical level, we speak to developers who worked on great games including Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, 1080 Snowboarding, Diddy Kong Racing, Excitebike 64 and Star Wars Episode I: Racer.

Of course, that’s not all. Elsewhere in the issue we have a tribute to Falcom, the celebrated Japanese RPG developer that has just reached its 40th anniversary, as well as features on the creation of the PS2’s graphical marvel Ghosthunter, the surprisingly tough The Simpsons: Bart vs The Space Mutants and the CD-ROM showcase Litil Divil. You’ll also find an Ultimate Guide to Technos’ beat-’em-up sequel Double Dragon II: The Revenge, covering the arcade game with a look at all of the home conversions, plus a feature on the evolution of the ever-popular egg Dizzy. A guide to collecting games for SNK’s magnificent Neo Geo Pocket Color also awaits, as does our regular long interview – this time with videogame music veteran Matt Furniss.

You can pick up issue 224 of Retro Gamer in all good newsagents, or buy subscriptions and single issues from Magazines Direct.

Retro Gamer 206 is on sale nowThe latest issue of Retro Gamer is on sale now, with a cover feature looking at the impact of Valve’s groundbreaking Half-Life series! Read about how these classic games evolved the first-person shooter with their immersive storytelling, innovative use of physics and support for mods that became huge games in their own right.

Elsewhere in the issue, we speak to wrestling and gaming experts about the wrestling genre, and revisit the unique natural disaster themed action adventures of the Disaster Report series. While Formula 1 drivers are racing on F1 2019, we learn about the creation of Codemasters’ original Grand Prix Simulator. We’ve also got features on the evolution of Ant Attack and videogame stamps, an ultimate guide to SCI: Special Criminal Investigation, and much more besides.

During the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot supply print issues of Retro Gamer to retailers, but single issues are still available to buy via UK subscriptions will continue as normal, so if you want to make sure you don’t miss an issue, it’s worth taking the time to set one up – especially as we’re currently offering 5 issues for £5, a huge saving over the cover price.

For international customers, existing subscribers will have their print issues held to be mailed at a later time, with digital copies provided in the interim. Single issues can be ordered for international postage, but new non-UK subscriptions can’t be taken out until we’re able to resume normal service.

Until next time, stay safe, stay at home, and take your mind off the world’s troubles with some games from times gone by.