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RETRO Videogame Magazine - Issue #7

RETRO Videogame Magazine - Issue #7

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"Retro Videogame Magazine's Issue #7 might just have the most fighting game content ever packed into a single magazine... ever. " - FIGHTERSGENERATION.COM

 

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ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE?!?! We celebrate all things Mortal Kombat and the release of MKX with this special fighting-game themed edition of RETRO Videogame Magazine. From exploring the evolution of the famous franchise to going one-on-one with series co-creator Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat fans will find plenty of reasons to form a FRIENDSHIP with Issue #7. Plus, we explore the history of fighting games and deliver up-close looks at franchises like Samurai Shodown, Soulcalibur, Virtua Fighter and many, many more! Check out our preview above and the full listing of contents below before placing 12 quarters on the cabinet to download the full digital edition! Oh, and you can order prints as well while quantities last. WHO'S NEXT?!?!

 

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURES

22 - History of Fighting Games - Patrick Miller plays professor as he offers up a crash course on the icons of the fighting game genre.

31 - Mortal Kombat Retrospective - Brady Fiechter brings Mortal Kombat fans back to the gory glory days of the now-famous franchise.

46 - Samurai Shodown Retrospective - David Craddock contemplates the impact of the often overlooked Samurai Showdown series.

52 - Making Mortal Kombat - Warren Davis gets animated in his analysis of the daring digitization that made Mortal Kombat so unique.

58 - Capcom vs. Data East - Michael Thomasson provides legendary author Bill Kunkel's account of the controversial legal case between Capcom and Data East.



QUICK READS

05 - Rise From Your Grave - Give your fightstick the classic American arcade feel.
06 - Arcade Archives - What's it like operating an arcade in 2015?
07 - Joust Pinball - Why Joust Pinball never took flight.
08 - Homebrew Heaven - Why homebrew gaming is completely awesome and rather complex.
10 - Schwag Bag - We feature the schwag that's worth fighting for.
12 - High 5 - Five fighting bosses hated for being too good at their job.
14 - Global Gamer Japan - It's time to step inside Japan's Yo-Kai Watch craze.
15 - Global Gamer U.K. - Discover why gamers are gathering all around the U.K.
18 - Primal Rage 2 Unleashed - We unurth (pun intended) the cancelled sequel.
20 - A Salute to Soulcalibur - Why innovation has been the series' best weapon.
21 - The Victorious Virtua Fighter - Often overlooked, but never overshadowed.
34 - Mortal Kombat X - Ten reasons why you should be excited to play MKX.
49 - The Reactor - What industry insiders think about the difficulty of creating new fighting games.
50 - Greatest Console Videogames - Where COMBAT ranks on the list of greatest console games.
57 - Rock the Block - Discover why game music fans can't miss out on the latest Nerd Block.
61 - Retro Rarities - Discover a colorful, fast-paced fighting game for the Neo Geo.
62 - Proving Grounds - Feeling hardcore? Embrace the challenge and adventure of Wizardry.
64 - Kohler's Collect-A-Thon - Mastering Sega's System from a collecting perspective.
66 - Origin Stories - Understanding the influence of Karateka.
68 - Celebrity RETRO - UFC Flyweight Champ Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson talks fighting games.
69 - Suikoden II - Find out why Konami's classic RPG has stood the test of time.
70 - Seanbaby vs. The World - Stories never meant to be told with bouncing balls.
72 - Experience Points - A comical look at the concerns of fighting game fans throughout the years.


INTERVIEWS

16 - Shovel Knight - Robert Workman talks to Yacht Club Games about all things Shovel Knight as the celebrated game comes to PlayStation and Xbox platforms.

26 - Seth Killian - Daniel Kayser chats with a true fighting game revolutionary, Seth Killian, about creating the EVO Championship series, arcade memories, and more.

29 - Ed Boon - Our EIC goes one-on-one with Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon to discuss the creation and evolution of the industry's most killer franchise.


PREVIEWS
36 - Street Fighter 5
38 - Tekken 7
39 - Tekken X Street Fighter

REVIEWS
40 - Smash Bros. 64, Marvel vs. Capcom
41 - Battle Arena Toshinden, Bushido Blade
42 - Street Fighter, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition
43 - The Bilestoad, Boxing, Karateka, Garou: Mark of the Wolves
44 - Nidhogg
45 - Guilty Gear XRD

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WIN MORTAL KOMBAT X!

PURCHASE THIS ISSUE IN DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OR PRINT BEFORE APRIL 13, 2015 AT NOON PST AND YOU'LL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED TO WIN A COPY OF MORTAL KOMBAT X ON THE PLATFORM OF YOUR CHOICE!*

OUR EIC DANIEL KAYSER WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON MORTAL MONDAY - 4.13.15 - VIA HIS TWITTER FEED - WILL IT BE YOU?

UPDATE: CONGRATS TO MIKE LENOX OF OREGON! YOU ARE OUR MKX WINNER! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS ISSUE OF RETRO GAMING MAGAZINE!


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