Classic Gaming Volume 2 Features The Dreamcast

The latest instalment of Future Publishing's retro gaming bookazine has hit the shops, and this time it features our beloved Dreamcast. Gamesradar Classic Gaming Volume 2 is 144 pages of retro loveliness, and it contains sections focusing on five different consoles plus a selection of the best games for each platform. The Commodore 64, Atari ST, Super Nintendo, Neo Geo AES and (of course) the Dreamcast are all included, and each chapter gives an overview of the hardware, a selection of peripherals and console variants. As a nice extra touch, contemporary magazines covering each platform are also mentioned, meaning classic mags like Commodore Format, Super Play and DC-UK are all given a shout out.
The games sections aren't exhaustive, but they do cover the best titles for each system, most of them with huge full-page images. The Dreamcast section in particular features games such as Sonic Adventure, Shenmue, Rez, Resident Evil Code Veronica and Soul Calibur; and there's a double page feature on the output of Capcom in general. There are a lot of other bookazines of this type also available from rival (well, former rival) publisher Imagine, and of course there's the monthly magazine Retro Gamer which consistently produces high quality articles on a range of retro topics.

The difference here is that the content contained in Classic Gaming Volume 2 is all original (as opposed to compiled articles from Retro Gamer), and the Neo Geo AES section was actually written by the Junkyard's very own Rob Jones. Speaking of Retro Gamer, make sure you all go and buy back issue 146 as that's the one with my Dreamcast article in it. Cheers.
You'll find a video walk through/mini review below, and if it tickles your fancy you can buy Classic Gaming Volume 2 (priced £9.99 including shipping to anywhere in the world, as far as I can tell) from Future's online store here. You can also find the other books/mags mentioned in the video at Imagine's web store, although the fantastic Megadrive/Super Nintendo book is currently out of stock.

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