Covermount Capers: Amstrad Action issue 4

In this first of our new series of articles, we look back at the more interesting, the historically significant and the just fantastic freebie covermounts. What better way to start than by looking at Amstrad Action issue four’s covertape from its Christmas 1985 Special Issue, which is surely one of the most important covermounts in magazine history. Everyone likes something for nothing and gamers are [... read more ...]

Back in Time: July 1991

The early 1990s was a time when the consoles really began to make inroads on the computer domination on the UK gaming scene and this was amplified with the release of the original Sonic the Hedgehog on the Mega Drive. This is the time where our July 1991 Back in Time article focuses on this month. As usual, we also take a look at a [... read more ...]

How to Cause A Complete Controversy: Stormlord

When Stormlord was originally released on the 8-bit computers back in 1989, there wasn’t so much of a murmur about the game’s ‘au naturale’ fairies. Sure, there were the odd childish sniggers from a few reviewers, but most just passed it off as nothing offensive – as it should have been. It wasn’t until a couple of years later that the game started receiving censorship and controversy.

Retro (Dis)Respect: Last Ninja 2

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact, we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. Today, we take a look at one of the two high profile games that famously didn’t make the ‘Action Test’ section of Amstrad Action… [...]

Controversy: How To Be A Complete Bastard

We continue our ‘How To Cause A Complete Controversy’ feature where we look back at the computer and video games that have caused outrage and controversy. This time, we, fittingly, look at the game that inspired this feature’s title and caused a lot of fuss in the letter’s pages of Amstrad Action… [...]

Back in Time: October 1985, Amstrad Action issue 1

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact, we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. So today, in a special edition of Back in Time, we take a look at the very first issue of Amstrad Action. [...]

Retro Respect: Rick Dangerous 2

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact, we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. Already this week, we’ve looked at AA’s top ten games of all time. So today, we take a look at that highest rated game of all time.

Amstrad Action All Time Top 10 Games

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact we’re featuring articles all week specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine. Following on from the tribute magazine, we publish, for the first time, Amstrad Action’s Top 10 Games of all time.

Making of... Amstrad Action tribute magazine

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. Today, we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the Amstrad Action tribute issue was produced. [...]

Amstrad Action: History in the Making

[Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact we will feature articles all week specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine. Today, we take a nostalgic trip back through the magazine’s history.] Amstrad Action was without doubt the most successful and popular magazine in its field, giving Future Publishing the success to launch [... read more ...]