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

This is a magazine app that requires you to purchase single issues or a subscription to access content once you have downloaded the app

Back issues and future issues are available for purchase within the App.

Future issues are also available through the following auto-renewing subscription deals:

• 13 issues (365 days) at £30.99 / $40.99
• 6 issues (180 days) at £17.99 / $23.99
• 1 issue (30 days) at £2.99 / $3.99

=== Terms and Conditions of Subscriptions ===
The subscription will include the current issue if you do not already own it and subsequently published future issues. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. The cost of the renewal will match the initial subscription price.

You may turn off auto-renewing subscriptions by going to your user’s Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during your active subscription period.

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What's New

Version 5.1

Welcome to the new look Retro Gamer app.

Please update your app to ensure you receive the latest issues. Once installed use the 'Restore iTunes Purchases' function under the Help section of the app to sync your past purchases.

Customer Reviews

Best games do not necessarily have the best graphics


Brilliant look back at an era of gaming which defined my generation. Still the best in a lot of ways. Graphics and “power” were always beaten my gameplay.

Does Not Work


So what is the point of a magazine app that won’t let you download a magazine?

When you start this up it offers you a free trial - you can choose a month, quarter or yearly sub to access the magazine, whatever you tap elicits the same “cannot connect to the App Store” message - totally useless!

I want to read the magazine! I want to subscribe! But you won’t let me - very annoying...

10 PRINT 'decent' 20 GOTO 10


I usually buy the print version of this magazine for train journeys or if there is something featured that interests me. Being the 100th issue I thought I'd get a digital copy as I wouldn't keep a print version after I've read it once.

The issue itself is great with interesting features and I'm still getting through it and for £2.99 I'm happy with it (printed is £4.99). My only gripe is that it isn't designed for iPad so the print can look a bit pixelated (I'm on iPad 3) but this fact is mentioned before you purchase so you take your choice there!

Overall i would say that if you're a retro video games fan you won't be disappointed with the content & reading is just a matter of zooming and rotating to suit your preference.


Imagine Publishing
56.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Retro Gamer: The Classic Videogames Magazine £2.99
  2. Retro Gamer: The Classic Videogames Magazine £29.99
  3. Retro Gamer: The Classic Videogames Magazine £17.99


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