Back in Time: March 1992

It’s another month, which means another retro helping of ‘Back in Time’.  This time we go back twenty years to take look at the best videogaming magazines from March 1992. This was a time when the quirky platformer Harlequin appeared on the Amiga, WWF Wrestlemania grappled all comers on all formats, Buck Rogers showed everyone how to do a Sci-Fi RPG, Space Crusade made strategic [... read more ...]

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 ...]

Back in Time: 2011

As another year has just ended, we take a look back at the year’s highlights: the games, the ezines, magazines, podcasts and other retrogaming activities…   One of the first homebrew games reported in January 2011 was 1,000 Kung-Fu Maniacs. Developed by Alf Yngve and released through Psytronik, the game follows the kung-fu exploits of Master of Awesome as he travels through the Ninja invested [... read more ...]

Back in Time: December 1991

The ‘Back in Time’ article is back for another helping of classic gaming magazine nostalgia. This month, it’s December 1991 when RoboCop 3 patrolled the 3D gaming scene on the Amiga, Smash TV was ported to many home machines, RoboCod swam onto the 16-bits, Sid Meier’s landmark Civilization emerged and Populous returned for a second coming… Along with the main feature itself, there are four [... 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 ...]

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 ...]

Back in Time: September 1991

“‘Back in Time’ is a monthly feature where we look back at the classic video gaming magazines twenty years ago this month. This month it’s September 1991 and the Super Famicom was beginning to make head roads on the gaming scene with titles such as U.N. Squadron, while two classics, Streets of Rage and Road Rash, hit the Mega Drive and God sims were big [... read more ...]

Back In Time: August 1991

Join us as we take an 88 miles per hour trip 20 years back in time to reminisce about the classic videogaming magazines at the time. A time when C&VG, ACE, Zero, Crash, Your Sinclair, Zzap!64, Amiga Power and Amstrad Action reigned supreme. A time when Sonic began his meteoric rise. A time when the Terminator 2 movie licenced game was big news. Back in [... 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 ...]

Back In Time: June 1991

‘Back in Time’ is a monthly feature where we look back at the classic video gaming magazines twenty years ago this month. This month it’s June 1991 when Roger Wilco went on his fourth Space Quest, Cruise For A Corpse appeared on many gamers’ wanted lists, Prince of Persia amazed gamers everywhere with its superb Amstrad CPC version and the Spectrum covertape wars continued with [... read more ...]

Back in Time: May 1991

As we head ‘back in time’ for another nostalgic trip down retrogaming lane, we stop off at May 1991. It was a time of change with Amiga Power launching and a new weekly games magazine called Games-X being launched. Not only that but The One magazine has split into two: The One for Amiga Games and The One for ST Games. Games wise, the magazines [... read more ...]

Back in Time: April 1991

We head back to April 1991 for another lookback at the pick of the classic videogaming magazines from that month. This was a time when a Brat caused a stir on the Amiga, Super Cars returned to the 16-bit track for another lap, Hero Quest made its successful transition from board game and Gauntlet made its successful transition into 3D…. To accompany the main article, [... read more ...]

Back in Time: March 1991

Once again we jump into our videogaming time machine to go ‘Back in Time’ twenty years to reminisce about the classic videogaming magazines at that time. It was a time of 8-bits and 16-bits, consoles and computers all vying for the gamers’ affections. These magazines and games themselves are truly timeless classics. This was a time when C+VG, Mean Machines, Zzap!64, Your Sinclair, Amstrad Action [... read more ...]

Back in Time: February 1991

Another month, another Back in Time article where I go back twenty years this month to reminisce through the classic videogaming magazines of the time. As regular readers may noticed, I’ve re-designed the format of the article somewhat. This means that the most interesting or standout magazine from each format (Multi, Spectrum, C64, etc.) for the month will be covered. This may mean fewer magazines [... read more ...]

Back in Time: January 1991

‘Back in Time’ is my monthly feature over at Out-of-Print Archive where I look back at the classic video gaming magazines twenty years ago this month. This time around it’s January 1991 and UK gamers were getting their first glimpse of the Super Famicom, RoboCop was still cleaning up the streets, Navy Seals infiltrated the 8-bits, The Last of The Last Ninjas achieved perfection and [... read more ...]