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

3.5 out of 5

17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Lost a ton of purchased issues with the updated app


I LOVE this magazine. I've been a subscriber for over four years and purchased A TON of back issues; seriously hundreds spent on back issues. Unfortunately, with the new app update, nearly every issue I purchased outside of my subscription is now not available, as if I never purchased it. I've emailed the publisher five times in the two weeks and haven't gotten ANY response outside of the automated email. If you ever worry about buying issues that somehow you might be forced to repurchase in the future, DO NOT BUY FROM THIS PUBLISHER, because that's exactly what's happened to me.

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.

Great mag, but horribly broken app


Bought a year’s subscription in June; despite that, new issues stopped being downloadable after September- instead, they show the purchase price of buying the issue individually, which rather goes against the whole point of purchasing a year’s subscription, doesn’t it?

I knew what I was getting into, though, having read the other reviews dating back two years, I just wish terrible business practices weren’t so commonplace these days; the magazine itself is great, but the online publisher should be ashamed of themselves for stealing money from consumers.


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 $3.99
  2. Retro Gamer: The Classic Videogames Magazine $39.99
  3. Retro Gamer: The Classic Videogames Magazine $23.99


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