Retroaction issue 2

Started by Duffman, 13:52, 12 May 09

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Duffman

Hi guys,
Retroaction issue two is out now and contains a fair few CPC games, as well as some other general retro stuff you may be interested in. It's also totally free and in an easy PDF format available from
http://www.retroactionmagazine.com/magazine/

Issue 2 highlights
Features:
Building Classics
The Retr0brite Project
Retromags
Twilight of the Spectrum
Emulator Profile: MAME
Computer Warrior

Interviews:
Ken Silverman
Simon Ullyatt
Mort

Regulars:
Retroscene
Retro Respect: Hexen
GamesMaster Lookback, episode 2
Raiders of the Lost Arcades: X-Men: Children of the Atom
Retro Respect: Buck Rogers: CtD
Killer App: Killer Instinct Gold
How to Cause a Complete Controversy: Night Trap
Retro Respect: Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
The Weird and Wonderful World of Retrogaming: Traffic

Reviews:
Rock Boshers (windows)
BeTiled! (Amstrad CPC)
W*H*B (ZX Spectrum)
Legion of the Damned (C64)
Phantomas Tales #1: Marsport (Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum)
K.O. Cruiser (Atari 2600)
Star Sabre 128K (Amstrad CPC)
Captain S (windows)
Deathchase (Dragon 32, Tandy CoCo)
Frogger (ZX Spectrum)
Nanako Descends to Hell (Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum)
I Need Speed (ZX Spectrum, MSX)
Giddy 3 (Windows)
Danger Tower (MSX)
Sort'em (Amstrad CPC)
Banger Management (ZX Spectrum)
Deep Dungeon (MSX)
Horace Goes Skiing (Windows)
Eternal Light (Amstrad CPC)
Supaplex (ZX Spectrum)
SEUD (ZX Spectrum)


Cheers,
Duffman
Keeping it retro. Oh, yeah!

mr_lou

Neat!
So great to see our beloved Sort'em game reviewed, especially when it receives such a nice score. Never expected that. Thanks a lot for that fine review. :)

Retroaction Mag is a very cozy magazine. Enjoying reading it quite a lot, but mostly scoping for CPC stuff of course. ;)

Duffman

Hey, mr_lou, it was a pleasure to play Sort'em. With so many homebrew games released in the past few months, it's nice to play a simple, yet addictive game. Well done, and hopefully it won't be your last 8-bit homebrew project.  ;)
Keeping it retro. Oh, yeah!

mr_lou

Quote from: Duffman on 10:40, 13 May 09
Hey, mr_lou, it was a pleasure to play Sort'em. With so many homebrew games released in the past few months, it's nice to play a simple, yet addictive game. Well done, and hopefully it won't be your last 8-bit homebrew project.  ;)

Time will tell. :)
Currently we're close to finishing our 3rd mobile game, and when we're done with that, then we really need a break from game-development.

Retro-development is very cozy though, and definitely still appealing. At least for the CPC. The C64 turned out to be too tricky for us for now. But it's not unlikely we'll engage ourselves in another CPC game at a later time. :)

Reading Retroaction is inspiring. :) Please do keep up the good work.

Gryzor

Thanks for a lovely, lovely mag. Sunday morning, listening to Bach's Cello suites, roast in the oven and reading it. Damn nice... =)

Duffman

Quote from: Gryzor on 14:54, 14 June 09
Thanks for a lovely, lovely mag. Sunday morning, listening to Bach's Cello suites, roast in the oven and reading it. Damn nice... =)
Thanks, Gryzor, much appreciated. Work has already begun on issue 3, so it looks like we'll be around for a little while at least.
Keeping it retro. Oh, yeah!

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