Back in Time: January 1992

New year, new ‘Back in Time’ article. This time we go back twenty years to take look at the cream of the videogaming magazines from January 1992. This was a time when the Sega magazine scene was kicking off big time with two new launches, Sega Force and MegaTech, while the first dedicated Nintento mag, Total!, also appeared. Games wise, Another World was simply out [... read more ...]

Commodore Free issue 57

The Christmas edition of Commodore Free focuses on the short lived Commodore 64GS (basically a C64 minus the keyboard/tape drive). This includes a look at the machine itself as well as reviews of the four games that were bundled with it, including Fiendish Freddy’s Big Top O’ Fun, Flimbo’s Quest, Klax and International Soccer.  Also notewrothy within the feature is a screen grab of one boxed C64GS going [... read more ...]

Back in Tine: November 1991

I managed to rustle up another dose of Back in Time at Out-of-Print Archive. This is our monthly feature where we go back twenty years this month and take a look at the videogaming magazines. Everyone will know that Computer & Video Games was the world’s first magazine dedicated to videogaming, and in November 1991, they celebrated their tenth anniversary. Elsewhere, there were two newly [... read more ...]

Commodore Free issue 55

Everyone has owned or has, at least, played on a Commodore computer at sometime, so this fine ezine will cater for you. If you’ve never read Commodore Free before – and you really should have – it covers all things Commodore (C64, Amiga, VIC-20, etc.) with news, reviews, interviews and more. This 55th edition features news on the Prince of Persia release on the C64, [... read more ...]

Back In Time: October 1991

“So take me away, I don’t mind, but you better promise me, I’ll be back in time…” Yup, it’s time to “get back in time” (yes, thank you, Huey), to exactly twenty years this month to take a nostalgic look at the videogaming magazines of October 1991. This was a time of sadness and uncertainty for many 8-bit magazines as one of the major publishers [... read more ...]

Lotek64 issue 37

What was actually reported as issue 38 being released, it doesn’t seem as though it, erm, has been. Time to catch up on the last release then… The German based zine covers news, reviews, interviews and much more on all things classic gaming, with a slight slant towards the Commodore. In issue 37, we can look forward to reading about Slim Jim on the C64, [... read more ...]

Commodore Free issue 53

The 53rd issue of Commodore Free has just been released. The Commodore dedicated retrogaming zine covers all things from the VIC-20 to the Amiga, with news, reviews and interviews. This issue’s highlights include a review of Forgotten Forest (Alf Yngve’s recent entry into the SEUCK Compo 2011), a review of Edge Grinder (a shoot-‘em-up from Jason “TMR” Kelk), snippets on VicDoom (yes, Doom made it [... read more ...]

Amiga Mania issue 1

Rather belated news on this new Hungarian Amiga PDF magazine, but newsworthy all the same. Amiga Mania‘s focus is articles, tech, solutions, serious apps and games. In this glorious premiere issue, we can look forward to articles on the Amiga 1000, an interview with Jay Miner (“father of the Amiga”), and a massive six page retrospective of Perihelion (an RPG 3D adventure produced by Hungarian [... read more ...]

Commodore Free issue 52

Issue 52 of Commodore Free has just been released. The Commodore dedicated retrogaming zine covers all things from the VIC-20 to the Amiga, with news, reviews and interviews. This issue’s highlights include reviews of Clone (C16/Plus4), On The Farm, Chang’s Adventure, Deff-Ender and Coins, as well as news on Amiga Mania #1 magazine and the latest happenings in the Commodore scene. Commodore Free is freely [... read more ...]

Laser Squad Week: The 16-bit Versions

Following our look at the 8-bit versions of Laser Squad – as part of our Laser Squad week special – we now take a look at the 16-bit versions of the game along with the videogaming magazine’s views at the time… Amiga/Atari ST (1990) Obviously, the 16-bit versions have notably better graphics, with full use of the respective machine’s colour and sprite capabilities. While not [... read more ...]

Commodore Free issue 51

The 51st issue of Commodore Free has just been released. The retrogaming zine covers all things Commodore related, from the VIC-20 to the Amiga, with news, reviews and interviews. This issue’s highlights include a review of the latest Commodore 64 game, The Adventures of Jim Slim in Dragonland, which is accompanied by an interview with the developers, Protovision and a look at their website. Elsewhere, [... read more ...]

Stephen Marley talks Martian Gothic

Following up on our Martian Gothic article, we wanted to find out more about this underrated horror adventure and what better person to ask than Stephen Marley, the game’s script writer and designer? Retroaction: Looking at a selection of your novels (the Chia Black Dragon series, Managra and Dread Dominion), your work mainly focuses on sci-fi and fantasy. Can you give us a little insight [... read more ...]

Weird and Wonderful World of Retrogaming: Weird Dreams

When it comes to weird games you can’t get any weirder than the appropriately titled Weird Dreams. Developed by Herman Serrano, James Hutchby and Tony King of Rainbird Sofware for the PC in 1988, the game was ported to other formats including the Amiga, Atari ST and Commodore 64, with varying success. Weird Dreams features some of the most bizarre, outlandish scenarios and character enemies that a player could witness. The game’s plot follows on from a short novella,

Commodore Free issue 50

Commodore Free has reached its 50th issue, which is quite an achievement for a fanzine. Launched towards the end of 2006, the Commodore dedicated retrogaming zine has been published every month since, with the odd exception. In fact, things weren’t looking good when the editor was requested to remove the first three issues over copyright problems with some images used. To send this kind of [... read more ...]

C&A Games issue 3

The third issue of C&A Games has been released. The spin-off from Polish publication C&A Fan is dedicated to Commodore gaming with news, reviews, interviews and more. This issue Polish readers – and others with patience to translate the articles – can look forward to reading the likes of Flimbo’s Quest, Predator, Night of the Ninja, Berzerk MMX, Final Fight, Uwol, as well as articles [... read more ...]