RETRO Videogame Magazine - Issue #9 Print
RETRO Videogame Magazine - Issue #9 Print

RETRO Videogame Magazine - Issue #9 Print

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We’re getting sneaky in this edition of RETRO Videogame Magazine as we honor the Metal Gear franchise and explore the history of stealth gaming. From our in-depth look at the long-running Metal Gear franchise to our analysis of the future of stealth, this issue is jam-packed with everything a stealth fan could want including looks at classic titles Castle Wolfenstine, Thief: The Dark Project, Deus Ex, Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, and many more! Plus, we interview Warren Spector, provide the ultimate retro game repair guide, and examine the plausibility of stealth gaming mechanics in real life! Here’s the full rundown of what’s inside.




06 - Rise From Your Grave - A handy guide to reviving your retro games.
09 - Stealth Pinball - Secret agents who've seen action in the silver ball arena.
10 - Homebrew Heaven - What's happening in the homebrew scene?
12 - Schwag Bag - Sneaky schwag for the aspiring spy.
14 - High 5 - The five worst forced-stealth levels in gaming? Hard to choose!
16 - Global Gamer Japan - Uh oh, retro-game stores are vanishing in Japan.
17 - Global Gamer U.K. - What are gamers in the U.K. up to?
18 - From the Desk of the Commissioner - The Commish packs on respect for Pac-Man.
19 - Spies Like Us - Show some love for Snake's colleagues in the world of covert ops.
20 - Stealth Mechanics in the Real World - Do tactical stealth techniques translate to real life?
22 - The Future of Stealth - Obstacles and opportunities for future stealth games.
24 - Sneaking Around - No one likes the mandatory stealth mission, do they?
52 - From Cinema to Cinematics - Film and game history have surprising similarities.
54 - Top 100 Console Videogames (1977–1987) - An interesting choice: Antarctic Adventure.
56 - Multiplayer Madness - Super Sprint's greatness inspired many followers.
58 - Celebrity RETRO - The voice of Sam Fisher, Michael Ironside, doesn't play games.
66 - Proving Grounds - The challenging Castle Wolfenstein launched a dynasty.
68 - Kohler's Collect-a-Thon! - Dream up a complete collection for Sega's last system.
70 - Origin Stories - Metal Gear didn't invent stealth, it merely defined it.
72 - Retro Rarities - Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake is the “lost levels” of Metal Gear.
73- The Penguin Games - Nerd Block nerds out over Penta the Penguin.
74 - Experience Points - A comical look at stealth gaming.


25 - Hide and Sneak - David Craddock explores the shadowy beginnings of stealth videogames.

30 - The History of Metal Gear - Jeremy Parish takes a comprehensive tour through the history of war, one nanomachine at a time.

43 - Splinter Cell Retrospective - David Giltinan gives an inside look at the impact and influence of Splinter Cell and Sam Fisher.


57 - Rupert Friend - The star of the Hitman movie makes his passion for gaming known.

59 - Warren Spector - Blind luck played a key role in establishing one of the industry's most influential designers.

60 - Ryan Payton - Get a Kojima Production veteran's insight into the evolution of stealth gaming.

64 - Josh Gad - The star of Pixels loves everything about the '80s, especially videogames!


38 - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
40 - Metal Gear Online
42 - Hitman


45 - Metal Gear Solid (PS)
46 - Rambo, Metal Gear (NES)
47 - Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Syphon Filter (PS)
48 - Thief: The Dark Project (PC), Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (PS)
49 - The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Hitman: Blood Money
50 - Mark of the Ninja, Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (PS2)
51 - CounterSpy, Deus Ex (PC)

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