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Issue #28 – Coming Soon

Issue #27 – March 2022

Issue #26 (January 2022) – Old School Gamer – Rhythm Games

The human race has been obsessed with Music ever since Thag hit a big log with a small rock and Gron started dancing. Music has changed through time to reflect the state of humankind, from Gregorian Chant, Renaissance music, and the Grand Masters to Big Band, Lounge, Rock and Roll, Punk, Rap, Thrash, and Rave music. So it was only natural that music would make the leap to video games… and that’s where this issue of Old School Gamer comes in. We cover it all – from the first early beeps and boops to those magnificent Guitar and DJ emulators.

I know I’ve said this before, but wait… there’s more! We reveal Taito’s new line of video game-based pins, the decline of the Street Fighter series, a look at the early VC-4000 game system, a rundown of the Con scene and, for those who still know what a book is, we have a Book Report from Publisher Ryan Burger! So what are you waiting for? Put on those dancing shoes! LET’S ROCK!!!


In This Issue
  • iiRcade
  • DJ Hero
  • Guitar Hero
  • Frequency
  • Beatmania
  • Revolution X
  • DDR & Pump It Up


  • Jaded Gamer
  • Early Music Games
  • Book Report: Pacman
  • Taito Video Game Pins
  • End of Days: Hyper Street Fighter 2
  • Interton Video Computer 4000
  • Convention Roundup

Issue #26 – January 2022

Special Issue – Old School Gamer Tour 2021-2022
Issue #25 (November 2021) – Old School Gamer – The X-Box 20th Anniversary


Okay, I confess! I started gaming when my Dad brought home a Commodore Vic-20 and a couple of Scott Adams text adventure games. I spent many an hour typing my way through The Count and Voodoo Castle. Then the Commodore 64 came out and I immersed myself into the magic of games like F-14 Tomcat, The Train, and many, many others. Then the Amiga 500 appeared, along with Wings, Cannon Fodder and more. I despised consoles. They were for little kids. Then I got a job at Future Publishing and suddenly I saw the light. Today, I own more consoles than computers.

In This Issue
  • iiRcade
  • X-Box 20th Anniverary
  • J Allard Recalls
  • End of Days: X-Box
  • Dark Side of the Drives
  • Deux Ex
  • Ghost Recon
  • Jaden Berk
  • KISS Psycho Circus
  • Movie Inspired Pins
  • Bueller Pin
  • Convention Roundup
Issue #25 – November 2021
Issue #24 (September 2021) – Old School Gamer – The Console War

Believe it or not, I was not your normal kid. I was obsessed with two things in my childhood – reading, and war. I read Homer’s Iliad at 6, Richard Tregaskis’s Guadalcanal Diary at 8, and countless other tomes on the art of getting your way via vulgar displays of power. Now you faithful readers can read about a great struggle – the Video Game Console Wars – which occurred between 1990 and 2000. The drawnout conflict had many casualties and a few winners, just like all wars. But wait! There’s more… We’re proud to announce our new Pinball section! Every issue, we’ll give you the lowdown on everything PIN. We start this new section with rockin’ coverage of pinball’s hardest-rockin’ machines: Led Zepplin, iron Maiden, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and of course, ELVIS. Check it out!

In This Issue
  • iiRcade
  • The Console Wars
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Tommy Tallarico
  • Genesis vs. SNES
  • Pinball Palooza!
  • Zach Sharpe
  • Jaden Berk
  • End of Days: AMigao 4000
  • Convention Roundup
  • Save The Cade!

Issue #24 – September 2021

Issue #23 (July 2021) – Old School Gamer – The Adventure Game Issue

Everyone has had at least one adventure. Even that liitle old lady down the block has had some racy adventures at one time… trust me on this one… I’ve had some amazing adventures in my time on Earth, little old ladies not with- standing. Like the time a friend and I thought we had scored the only… Uh, I can’t ell you about that one… There was this time on tour that I ate 3 egg salad sandwiches and on stage, I… Hmm, you don’t need to hear that one… Then there was the time we made a depth charge and put it my Dad’s pool to see what would happen. We set that thing off and… Anyway, my point is that everyone loves a good adventure and this issue of Old School Gamer is packed with plenty of ’em! So put on your Elven cape, grab your walking stick and climb on in!


In This Issue
  • iiRcade
  • King’s Quest
  • Jane Jensen at Sierra
  • Early NES Adventures
  • The Jaded Gamer
  • Click Bait
  • Sega’s Early AdventuresWhat’s Old Is New
  • End of Days: Famicom Disk System
  • Zelda Hits 35
  • WWF Wrestlefest
  • Retromania Wrestling

Issue #23 – July 2021

Issue #22 (May 2021) – Old School Gamer – The Racing Issue

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like to race. What’s not to like? That feeling you get when you strap yourself in… the scream of engines being revved to the Red Line… the G-forces pushing you back into your seat as your stomp on the gas pedal… the acrid smell of rubber as white clouds of smoke billow from your tires… the scenery that blurs as you accelerate… the thrill of victory as you blow past your opponent… the red light flashing from the Highway Patrol car behind you… the cold steel of the handcuffs… but I digress… If you love going fast, then this is the issue of Old School Gamer magazine for you! So pull on those Italian leather racing gloves and grab this issue!!! Gareggiamo!


In This Issue
  • iiRcade – Wanna Know What’s New
  • Outrun
  • Pit Stop II
  • Brett Weiss’s Bargain Bin
  • Sega Turbo
  • Hard Drivin’
  • Cruisi’n USA
  • Mario Kart
  • End of Days: C64
  • Minicab Reviews
  • Game Gear: Glen’s Retro Show
  • Save the Cade – Arkadia – Arkansas
  • Nox Archaist
  • Once Upon Atari

Issue #22 – May 2021

Issue #21 (March 2021) – Old School Gamer – The First Person Shooters Issue