Retro Gamer UK – Issue 205, 2020
English | 119 pages | pdf | 154.45 MB

Welcome at Retro Gamer UK magazine Issue 205, 2020

There have been clashes over game systems for as long as I can remember. From the moment I owned an Amstrad I quickly learned that I was inferior to my C64 and Spectrum-owning peers, and would be teased relentlessly because of it. That rivalry seemed to reach a peak with the arrival of the 16-bit systems, and while console one-upmanship continues to this day it seldom feels as vicious as it was while the Mega Drive and SNES were duking it out.
You’ve only got to read the magazines of the time on both sides of the pond to see how much disruption there was during this period, whether it was readers gleefully sharing mutilated pictures of Mario and Sonic, or companies like Sega using adverts to declare statements like ‘Genesis does what Nintendont’ in the United States. Console ownership has always been tribal, but it felt hugely entrenched during the late Eighties and early Nineties, and now it looks like it was largely intentional.
This month’s Retro Gamer UK Magazine cover feature goes behind the scenes and reveals just what Nintendo and Sega were up to during their tumultuous tussle for console supremacy. Tom Kalinske and Mike Hayes, who worked at Sega and Nintendo respectfully, are just a few of the people we’ve quizzed about this fascinating period that saw two tribes go to war. So grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride.

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