Retro Gamer Official Magazine 4+

First for classic videogames

Future Publishing Ltd.

    • 4.5 • 213 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases




Retro Gamer is the only magazine in the UK that’s fully dedicated to the halcyon days of classic gaming. If you’ve ever fondly blasted away at the Bydo Empire in R-Type, swung Bowser by the tail in Super Mario 64, or navigated all 20 levels of Matthew Smith’s Manic Miner, then this is the magazine for you. Created by a dedicated team of experts, Retro Gamer’s mission is to deliver constantly engaging and passionately written articles that cover a wide range of subjects.

We offer our readership in-depth looks at classic games and franchises, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the software houses from yesteryear, and one-on-one exclusive interviews with industry veterans such as Archer Maclean and Hideo Kojima. Stylish, entertaining and beautifully presented, Retro Gamer is the ultimate guide to video gaming’s rich and diverse history.

What you’ll find in every issue:
• Unique – Interviews and features with unique access other publications cannot rival
• History – Delving into the history of the biggest games ever made with the unique ‘making of’ section
• Community – Creating a community where readers are given a chance to have their say on some of the best games in the world
• Extensive – Covering all aspects of the retro gaming world, from the Atari 2600 right up to the PlayStation 2


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*** Please Note: Our digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with the print edition ***

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What’s New

Version 6.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

RonnieBarzel ,

Merely gets the job done, but that’s what’s needed

Some might bemoan the lack of bells and whistles when it comes to reading the magazine in this app, but it does exactly what I want/need: shows me the page. Going page to page is quick and simple, and the higher-level navigation is where you expect it to be, up at the top.

Content wise, Retro Gamer is great, with a mix of lighter features and deeper dives into particular games/series/machines. In each issue, you will almost always learn something new.

(Not doubting problems with the app that others have reported. It’s just that I haven’t encountered those problems over my years as a subscriber.)

Capbros ,

Great mag, decent viewer

Viewer works well enough. Can be a bit tough to turn pages.
Magazine is fantastic, looks great on ipad even if i'd still prefer it in print. Readable on iphone but loses some of the charm of the beautiful page layouts from print edition due to being shrunk so small and having to zoom in to read the actual text.
Also got 169 issues for $47, which is a phenomenal deal.

Danny Welch ,

Love the magazine, but the app is subpar.

There are several areas for improvement with the app, and I really hope the developers will address some of the many complaints over time. The performance is pretty terrible. The library section still has tons of screen space consumed by store, sub, and sign-in. There is a separate store section, so taking up real estate for the library view seems like overkill. There are so few options for organizing the library. Just adding the ability to manually adjust the order would be a huge plus.

Anyway, I love the magazine enough to tolerate the issues with the application, but things good be so much better.


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