Super Play issue 5 digitally archived at Out-of-Print Archive

The fifth issue of the classic videogaming magazine, Super Play, has been digitally archived over at Out-of-Print Archive. This issue from March 1993 was scanned and edited by meppi and is another outstanding effort – be sure to check out the work that was undertaken to preserve one page. This is the lengths Out-of-Print Archive (OoPA) go to preserve the magazines back to their former [... 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 ...]

Mega Drive Advanced Gaming issue 3 digitally archived

Another official release of Mega Drive Advanced Gaming been digitally archived at Out-of-Print Archive. Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (aka MAG) was launched during the rising popularity of Sega’s 16-bit console in 1992 and endured through to the machine’s decline in 1995. Issue 3 of MAG, which was originally published in November 1992, features a cover review of Thunder Storm FX on the Mega CD, as [... 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 ...]

Dreamcast Magazine Issue 1 Archived

Another exclusive for Out-of-Print Archive as the digital archiving of Dreamcast Magazine issue 1 is announced. Dreamcast Magazine was the UK’s Official publication for Sega’s underrated console. Published by Paragon Publishing, the magazine launched in September 1999 and mirrored the fortunes of the machine it covered, coming to a premature end with its last issue in June 2002. The magazine can be downloaded it its [... read more ...]

Sega Saturn Magazine issue 2 Archived

Sega Saturn Magazine issue2, December 1995, has been archived at Out-of-Print Archive. The official Sega magazine from EMAP covered the underrated console with snippets of coverage on the later releases on the Mega Drive. This new scan of the cult magazine was produced by meppi and comes with four accompanying online Saturn features taken from the magazine itself: Virtua Cop, Firestorm: Thunderhawk 2, Virtua Fighter [... 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 ...]

Mean Machines issue 5 archived

Issue 5 of Mean Machines from February 1991 has been archived over at Out-of-Print Archive. This brand new scan of the multi-format console magazine was produced by meppi and be downloaded in full by visiting the Mean Machines issue 5 webpage at Out-of-Print Archive. There you will also find editorial details, issue contents and four online articles, chosen from the magazine itself: reviews of Crack [... read more ...]

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 ...]

Nintendo Magazine System issue 11

Nintendo Magazine System issue 11 has been digitally archived over at Out-of-Print Archive, courtesy of Mort (who donated the scans) and triverse (who edited them). As expected, this release from August 1993 comes with a selection of four online articles as a taste of the magazine. These include Mortal Kombat, Shadowrun, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Turrican, all on the Super Nintendo. Weblink: Nintendo Magazine [... read more ...]

The Rise and Fall of EMAP's Videogame Magazine Empire

Following my article on Future Publishing, I thought it was about time to do one on EMAP. Launching the world’s first dedicated games mag, C&VG, to producing such greats as Sinclair User, Commodore User, The One, Mean Machines, Sega Saturn Magazine, Maximum and more, EMAP was surely one of the publishing greats at the height of classic gaming magazines. Weblink: The Rise and Fall of [... read more ...]

Nintendo Magazine System issue 10

Nintendo Magazine System issue 10 from July 1993 has been archived over at Out-of-Print Archive. Nintendo Magazines System, or just NMS, was EMAP’s officially endorsed Nintendo magazine from the early nineties and an offshoot from the legendary Mean Machines. As well as the full download, there are four online articles as a taster of the magazine itself: Mega Man 4 (NES), Super Bomberman (SNES), WWF [... 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 ...]