Early in the magazineâ€™s life, Retro Gamer often came with a CD-ROM filled with various homebrew games and â€˜80s classics. But as the UK publication grew the cover CD was eventually dropped in favour of focusing attention elsewhere.
This month – thirteen years since the last Retro Gamer cover disc â€“ a free CD once again graces the cover.
â€˜Retro Gamer Presents C64 Remixâ€™ features a bevy of music courtesy of C64 Audio. Retro Gamer hasnâ€™t detailed the full track listing (the issue isnâ€™t due shops until 22nd March) but the slipcase mentions reimagined versions of Sanxion, Wizball, Ghouls â€˜n Ghosts, and more.
The CD is labelled â€˜Volume 01â€™ which suggests we may see other cover discs in the future.
The C64 love doesnâ€™t end there as issue #179 also comes with a double-sided poster featuring the breadbin itself and a smattering of artwork from the late Bob Wakelin.
Legendary mascot Pac-Man takes the cover meanwhile, with not one but two features on the yellow fellow inside â€“ the story of Tod Frye’s Atari 2600 port, which made him an overnight millionaire, and an Ultimate Guide to the arcade classic Pac-Mania.
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