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Retro Action Issue 3

Retro Action Issue 3

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Published by: Carlos Manolo Juaristi Manrique on May 08, 2011
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ISSUE THREE AUTUMN 2009
We take a look at some of the greatretro fanzines, past and present
Mother 
translation projects
The legacy, the games, the ports,the remakes, the sequels
 
A lot can happen in a matter of months… Eagle-eyed readersmay spot a space left open in the credits mast to the left, and, if your memory is great, you’ll realise that is where our DeputyEditor’s name usually resides. Unfortunately, mandatorymilitary service has caught up with our dear Gnome and we’regoing to have to soldier on... without him for the next fewissues. Don’t despair though as that space in the credits mastwill remain open until his safe return. You may also notice anew position and new name there; Alan Leffingwell is our SubEditor, and is here to sort out our grammar and spellingcatastrophes.I often see people putting down the homebrew scene or justignoring it completely. Since we launched
Retroaction
back inFebruary, I’ve even noticed comments stating that these gamesare nothing but “amateur crap”.The homebrew scene is avitally important part of retrogaming, and helps keep the oldmachines alive as new games are released on a variety of classic platforms. These developers take the time and effort tomake these games so it’s only fair that we cover them withsimilar effort and enthusiasm.Besides, you only need to look atthis issue’s selection of games to see that there are somequality homebrew game releases out there;
Skipp and Friends
and
Knight ‘N’ Grail 
are as polished—if not, more so thancommercial releases.Now, you can’t have missed our front cover which featuresRay McCoy, the star of Westwood Studio’s sci-fi adventure
BladeRunner 
. Not only do we take an in-depth look at that epic, sci-fipoint and click game, but we also managed to chat with LouisCastle, the main man behind the game’s production.A special point of interest in this issue is our eight pagefeature on
Ghostbusters
games. With the recent release of thenext-gen
Ghostbusters
game and rumours of a third
GB
film, wefelt it was appropriate to re-visit the franchise’s gaming past.We spoke to the
Mother 
project lead translator, Mato, aboutbringing that classic RPG game to Western audiences. Followinglast issue’s “Retro Magazines” article, we have now done one onretro fanzines. We thought there would be a few decentpublications out there, but we weren’t prepared for theastonishing passion and quality found in over a dozen e-zinesaround the world, past and present.There’s also the usual mix of regular articles (Raiders of theLost Arcades, How to Cause A Complete Controversy, RetroRespect, Emulator Profile, Weird and Wonderful World of Retrogaming), plus we’ve got interviews, reviews (homebrew,remakes) and more. Phew.Enjoy.The
Retroaction
team
 
EDITOR,DESIGNER
Neil Reive
SUB EDITOR
Alan Leffingwell
CONTRIBUTORS
AckCaptainDDuffmanMark HallMattyDuncan RuleMohammed SoussiRichard TarjanCarl “triverse” Williams
"
That’s my story, just the way I lived it...The galaxy I am in today doesn’t appearon any of our navigation charts; It’simpossible for me to calculate my returntrajectory. I’ll probably drift in space for avery long time...
"
Retroaction
© The
Retroaction
team, 2009. Allcopyrights have been acknowledged and gamesare covered solely for educational and criticismpurposes. No part of this publication may bereproduced in any form without our explicit writtenpermission. You are free, and encouraged, to linkto the original file for download from our website.You may also use pages for preview purposes.We have taken great care to ensure that what wehave published is accurate, but cannot be liablefor any mistakes or misprints.
Retroaction
is anindependent publication and websites mentionedare not affiliated to or controlled by us. We arenot responsible for the content of these sites orany changes made to them.
RETROACTION
ISSUE THREE
 
AUTUMN 2009
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