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Retro Gamer https://www.retrogamer.net
The essential guide to classic games

Retro Gamer 206 is on sale now https://www.retrogamer.net/blog_post/retro-gamer-206-is-on-sale-now/
https://www.retrogamer.net/?p=138838
<span class=”next-post” data-next-post=”https://www.retrogamer.net/blog_post/weve-got-space-to-chat-about-lunar-lander/”></span><p><img loading=”lazy” class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-138839″ src=”https://www.retrogamer.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/rg_206_cover.jpg” alt=”Retro Gamer 206 is on sale now” width=”456″ height=”589″ srcset=”https://www.retrogamer.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/rg_206_cover.jpg 456w, https://www.retrogamer.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/rg_206_cover-232×300.jpg 232w” sizes=”(max-width: 456px) 100vw, 456px”>The 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>During the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot supply print issues of Retro Gamer to retailers, but single issues are still available to buy via <a href=”https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/retro-gamer-print-back-issues/”>MyFavouriteMagazines.co.uk</a>. 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 <a href=”https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/spring204/Retro-Gamer-Print.html”>offering 5 issues for £5</a>, a huge saving over the cover price.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Until next time, stay safe, stay at home, and take your mind off the world’s troubles with some games from times gone by.</p>
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We’ve Got Space To Chat About Lunar Lander https://www.retrogamer.net/blog_post/weve-got-space-to-chat-about-lunar-lander/
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<p><a href=”https://forum.retrogamer.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=55722″>Our current Retro Spotlight forum topic focuses on Lunar Lander</a>, Atari’s devilishly difficult arcade game from the Seventies. Inspired by the space race that saw the USA put a man on the moon in 1969, the game tasked players with balancing thrust, gravity and momentum to safely land a spaceship on the hazardous lunar surface. Failure to come in at the correct speed or angle would result in the destruction of the craft.</p>
<p>While Lunar Lander wasn’t a failure by any stretch of the imagination, and was noteworthy as the first Atari arcade game to use vector graphics, its popularity was eclipsed by that of Atari’s other vector space-based game, Asteroids. Despite that, it went on to inspire a whole range of similar games and named its own subgenre.</p>
<p>If you fancy chatting with other like-minded retro gamers about this, <a href=”https://forum.retrogamer.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=55722″>head on over to the forum topic by clicking here</a>.</p>
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Jump Into The Forum For A Chat About Donkey Kong https://www.retrogamer.net/blog_post/jump-into-the-forum-for-a-chat-about-donkey-kong/
https://www.retrogamer.net/?p=138805
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<p><a href=”https://forum.retrogamer.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=55667″>This week’s Retro Spotlight on the forum is Nintendo’s arcade classic Donkey Kong</a>, which is a fascinating game for all kinds of reasons. In the Eighties it was subject to all sorts of battles, as Universal unsuccessfully sued Nintendo over copyright infringement, while Atari and Coleco clashed over conversion rights. In the arcades the game has been the battlefield for vicious high score competitions, featuring stunning victories and astonishing allegations of cheating, and even inspired the documentary The King Of Kong. Donkey Kong himself went on to become a huge gaming star in his own right, appearing across a variety of platform games and a series of bongo-based music games for the GameCube. Oh, and then there’s the small matter of the little bloke you play as, some guy named Mario. We don’t quite know what happened to him later on. If you fancy chatting about the game, <a href=”https://forum.retrogamer.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=55667″>just click here to go straight to the thread</a>.</p>
<p>Incidentally, one of our favourite versions of Donkey Kong is the excellent Game Boy game, which starts off like the arcade game before becoming an astonishing original puzzle platformer. And issue 196 of Retro Gamer is out today, with Nintendo’s green-screened masterpiece on the front cover. Pick that up in all good newsagents, or <a href=”https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/retro-gamer-print-back-issues/”>order it directly via My Favourite Magazines here</a>.</p>
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