Issue 1, Grand Theft Auto, Sonic The Hedgehog the ZX Spectrum and David Braben lead our 100th issue celebrations
Retro Gamer issue 100 is on sale today and to celebrate this momentous event it will be packaged with the original issue that first appeared in 2004. This makes it an unmissable edition of everyone’s favourite retro magazine.
In addition to featuring the original Retro Gamer, issue 100 represents some of the finest content to ever grace the magazine, and is filled with fantastic in-depth articles on your favourite games, machines and franchises.
Yuji Naka discusses the creation of Sega’s Sonic The Hedgehog; lead programmer Keith Hamilton reveals what went on behind the scenes of Grand Theft Auto, while Henk Rogers explains how he was able to turn Game Boy Tetris into one of the biggest selling handheld games of all time.
We’ve also managed to get plenty of exclusive interviews, including C64 music whiz Rob Hubbard, Ralph Baer, the father of videogames, and the legendary C64 programmer Andrew Braybrook, who hasn’t spoken about the industry since the closure of Graftgold in 1998. You’ll also receive fascinating insight into the creation of the ZX Spectrum, which is on the eve of its 30th birthday.
Developers have also kindly contributed to our 100th issue, ensuring this is an issue you don’t want to miss. David Braben gives a detailed analysis of his hit 8-bit game Elite, John Romero and Eugene Jarvis speak passionately about one of their most important games, while Activision co-founder David Crane reveals the pioneering techniques he employed while working on the Atari 2600.
Many other developers have contributed to this special landmark issue by signing various pages of the mag. Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani, Final Fantasy VII’s Yoshinori Kitase, Microsoft’s Peter Molyneux, Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins and many, many others have also contributed, further marking issue 100 as one of the most collectible editions of any videogame magazine.