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'''''Retro Gamer''''' is a magazine which is printed and published in the UK by [http://www.imagine-publishing.co.uk/ Imagine Publishing]. It is almost exclusively dedicated to re-visiting the halcyon days of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming (with the odd splash of 32-bit to provide controversy!)
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'''''Retro Gamer''''' is a magazine which as of 2017 is printed and published in the UK by [http://www.futureplc.com/ Future plc]. It is almost exclusively dedicated to re-visiting the halcyon days of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming (with the odd splash of 32-bit to provide controversy!)
  
Each issue (currently priced at £4.99) features a range of articles with a wide reaching brief to entice as many readers in as possible, and as a result the [[CPC]] and some of its games have been featured a number of times (although not as much as most of us would like - such is the nature of personal prejudice!)
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Each issue (priced at £4.99 as of 2017) features a range of articles with a wide reaching brief to entice as many readers in as possible, and as a result the [[CPC]] and some of its games have been featured a number of times (although not as much as most of us would like - such is the nature of personal prejudice!)
  
 
== List of Amstrad CPC games reviewed in ''Retro Gamer'' ==
 
== List of Amstrad CPC games reviewed in ''Retro Gamer'' ==
  
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|''[[BB4CPC]]''||100||104||87%||
 
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|''[[R-Type]]'' (Easter Egg remake)||101||100||82%||
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|''[[R-Type]]'' (Easter Egg remake)||104||103||94%||Originally rated 82% in issue 101, page 100; rating in issue 104 is for updated release with bug fixes
 
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|''[[Imaginario Colectivo]]''||108||103||59%||
 
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|''[[Invasion of the Zombie Monsters]]''||116||105||83%||
 
|''[[Invasion of the Zombie Monsters]]''||116||105||83%||
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|''[[Amstrad CPC 16KBs ROM Game Development Competition 2013]]''||120||104||81%||''[[Amstrad_CPC_16KBs_ROM_Game_Development_Competition_2013#Cyber_Huhn|Cyber Huhn]]'', ''[[Amstrad_CPC_16KBs_ROM_Game_Development_Competition_2013#Overkoban|Overkoban]]'', ''[[Amstrad_CPC_16KBs_ROM_Game_Development_Competition_2013#Relentless|Relentless]]'' and ''[[Amstrad_CPC_16KBs_ROM_Game_Development_Competition_2013#Subtera_Puzlo|Subtera Puzlo]]'' reviewed
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|''[[Lab Escape]]''||121||105||70%||
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|''[[La Guerra de Gamber]]''||127||105||70%||
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|''[[The Prisoner]]''||137||104||Not rated||
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|''[[Megablasters: Escape from Castle in the Clouds]]''||140||107||87%||
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|''[[A Prelude to Chaos]]''||156||107||8/10||
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|''[[Jewel Warehouse]]''||157||107||7/10||
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|''[[Space Invaders Arcade Emulator]]''||158||107||8/10||
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|''[[Defence]]''||161||106||8/10||
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|''[[Golden Tail]]''||161||107||8/10||
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|''[[Magica]]''||163||107||80%||
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|''[[Chibi Akuma(s) Episode 1: Invasion!]]''||165||106||85%||
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|''[[El Tesoro Perdido de Cuauhtemoc]]''||170||109||92%||Awarded a ''Retro Gamer'' Sizzler
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|''[[BEARS!]]''||176||109||81%||
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|''[[Chibi Akuma(s) Episode 2: Confrontation!]]''||177||109||88%||
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|''[[Galactic Tomb]]''||183||108||83%||
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|''[[The World War Simulator: Part II]]''||185||106||70%||ZX Spectrum version was also reviewed
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|''[[The Dawn of Kernel]]''||187||104||93%||Awarded a ''Retro Gamer'' Sizzler
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|''[[Phantomas 2.0]]''||192||104||88%||
 
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* [http://www.retrogamer.net/ Official web site]
 
* [http://www.retrogamer.net/ Official web site]
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Latest revision as of 07:44, 24 March 2019

Retro Gamer is a magazine which as of 2017 is printed and published in the UK by Future plc. It is almost exclusively dedicated to re-visiting the halcyon days of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming (with the odd splash of 32-bit to provide controversy!)

Each issue (priced at £4.99 as of 2017) features a range of articles with a wide reaching brief to entice as many readers in as possible, and as a result the CPC and some of its games have been featured a number of times (although not as much as most of us would like - such is the nature of personal prejudice!)

List of Amstrad CPC games reviewed in Retro Gamer

Name Issue Page Rating Comments
The Smirking Horror 10 15 65%
Columns CPC 10 16 75%
Yarkon Blues 12 15 75%
Iron Sphere 18 79 7/10
Groops! 40 16 86%
Magical Drop CPC 48 97 62%
Star Sabre 51 96 88%
Mariano the Dragon in Capers in Cityland 53 96 78% ZX Spectrum version was also reviewed
3D Deathchase 54 96 82%
Sudoku 57 100 89% ZX Spectrum version was also reviewed
Frogger 59 103 89%
Sort'em 61 105 71%
BeTiled! 63 99 88%
Nanako in Classic Japanese Monster Castle 66 99 82%
Sewer Rat 68 99 51%
Sudoku Master 69 99 81%
Robotron: 6128 71 99 63%
Rick Dangerous 128+ 74 99 85%
Dead on Time 77 98 93% Awarded a Retro Gamer Sizzler
Orion Prime 83 98 92%
Cheril of the Bosque 84 101 83%
Uwol 2 88 101 62%
Sub Hunter 89 100 90% Awarded a Retro Gamer Sizzler
Hora Bruja 91 101 67%
BB4CPC 100 104 87%
R-Type (Easter Egg remake) 104 103 94% Originally rated 82% in issue 101, page 100; rating in issue 104 is for updated release with bug fixes
Imaginario Colectivo 108 103 59%
Totems 111 105 86%
Knights and Demons 115 104 84% ZX Spectrum and MSX versions were also reviewed
Invasion of the Zombie Monsters 116 105 83%
Amstrad CPC 16KBs ROM Game Development Competition 2013 120 104 81% Cyber Huhn, Overkoban, Relentless and Subtera Puzlo reviewed
Lab Escape 121 105 70%
La Guerra de Gamber 127 105 70%
The Prisoner 137 104 Not rated
Megablasters: Escape from Castle in the Clouds 140 107 87%
A Prelude to Chaos 156 107 8/10
Jewel Warehouse 157 107 7/10
Space Invaders Arcade Emulator 158 107 8/10
Defence 161 106 8/10
Golden Tail 161 107 8/10
Magica 163 107 80%
Chibi Akuma(s) Episode 1: Invasion! 165 106 85%
El Tesoro Perdido de Cuauhtemoc 170 109 92% Awarded a Retro Gamer Sizzler
BEARS! 176 109 81%
Chibi Akuma(s) Episode 2: Confrontation! 177 109 88%
Galactic Tomb 183 108 83%
The World War Simulator: Part II 185 106 70% ZX Spectrum version was also reviewed
The Dawn of Kernel 187 104 93% Awarded a Retro Gamer Sizzler
Phantomas 2.0 192 104 88%

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