Back in Time: December 1990

‘Back in Time’ is a monthly feature I do for Out-of-Print Archive where I look back at the classic video gaming magazines twenty years ago this month. Back in December 1990, Robocop 2 began patrolling the gaming streets, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles began their invasion onto all the major formats, Creatures invested the Commodore 64 and Narc started shooting up a storm on the [... read more ...]

Back in Time: November 1990

SWIV shot up the opposing shoot-‘em-ups on the Amiga, Midnight Resistance run-‘n’-gunned its way from the arcades onto the C64, Speedball 2 made for a brutal futuristic sport on the Atari ST and Rick Dangerous began his multi-format domination in his multi-accolade winning sequel. All this must mean it’s time for another visit ‘Back in Time’. ‘Back in Time’ is my monthly article over at [... read more ...]

Back in Time: October 1990

‘Back in Time’ is my monthly feature at Out-of-Print Archive where I look back at the classic video gaming magazines twenty years ago this month. This month it’s October 1990 when three brand new magazines were launched (Raze, Mean Machines and Commodore Format), the Commodore C64GS launched, Ivan ‘Iron Man’ Stewart’s Super Off Road raced all over the major gaming formats, Wonderland proved a wonderful [... read more ...]

Back in Time: September 1990

‘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 month, it’s September 1990 when the likes of Computer & Video Games reigned supreme as the leading multi-format magazine, Amstrad launched their new GX4000 games console, The Games Machine magazine bowed out, and a sleek black 16-bit gaming [... read more ...]

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. [...]

Back in Time: August 1990

“Smash TV crashed into the arcades, Kick Off 2 kicked the other soccer games in to touch, Midnight Resistance impressed all and Italy 1990 topped the All Formats Top 20 Chart…” That was August 1990 and this is ‘Back in Time’, Out-of-Print Archive’s monthly lookback at the classic video gaming magazines twenty years ago, which is written by this author. To accompany the biggest edition of [... read more ...]

Back in Time: July 1990

Another month and another instalment of ‘Back in Time’ at Out-of-Print Archive. This month, we look at the classic videogaming magazines from July 1990, covering such legendary UK magazines such as C&VG, Crash, Zzap!64 and more. As usual, there are online articles from the magazines covered to accompany the main feature: C&VG’s review of the arcade game G-Loc, Zzap!64 Amiga review of Blood Money on [... read more ...]

Back in Time: June 1990

Another plug for a fabulous article presented by this very author: ‘Back in Time’: June 1990. ‘Back in Time’ is a monthly feature where we look back at the classic video gaming magazines twenty years ago this month. This month we look at the most popular magazines when Operation Wolf shot onto the Sega Master System with an excellent conversion of the hit coin-op, Sinclair [... read more ...]

Back in Time: May 1990

            Turrican arrived on the Commodore 64 to critical praise, Escape From The Planet of the Robot Monsters escaped from the arcades onto the home micros, players were stumbling around in the dark with Castle Master, lots of fun was had across multiple formats with Fiendish Freddy’s Big Top O’ Fun, Player Manager kicked all the other 16-bit management games into the [... read more ...]