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: 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 ...]

Mean Machines issue 6 digitally archived

We head back to the birth of the console gaming boom with issue 6 of Mean Machines from March 1991, courtesy of meppi from Out-of-Print Archive, who has lovingly digitally restored the magazine to its former glory. This was a time when the classic multi-format console magazine covered the Sega Master System, Mega Drive, NES, Game Boy and the ill-fated GX4000. As usual, four articles [... 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 ...]

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 ...]

Mean Machines issue 4 released at Out-of-Print Archive

Mean Machines was a leading multi-format gaming console magazine published by EMAP during the early ninties, eventually splitting into Mean Machines Sega and Nintendo Magazine System. Besides being a hugely influential magazine with authoritive coverage, Mean Machines had some damn fine gaming journalists through its run, with the likes of Julian Rignall (launch editor), Richard Leadbetter, Paul Davies, Radion Automatic and Gus Swan. And now, [... read more ...]

Mean Machines issue 3 at Out-of-Print Archive

Another fine release from one of the UK’s most famous videogaming magazine, Mean Machines. The third issue (December 1990) in its run was scanned and edited by meppi. Online review articles to accompany the release include Batman (NES), Solar Jetman (NES), Tecmo World Wrestling (NES) and Hellfire (Mega Drive). Go check out the MM3 page where you can find a link to the magazine download, [... read more ...]

Mean Machines issue 2 at Out-of-Print Archive

After revealing that the revelation of Out-of-Print Archive being sold off was, in fact, a rather sneaky April Fool joke, things are more or less back to normal at OoPA. A brand new scan of Mean Machines issue 2 has been released, courtesy of meppi. The release comes along with a handful of online reviews from the magazine itself, including Bubble Bobble on the NES, [... read more ...]

Mean Machines issue 1 at Out-of-Print Archive

This week, Out-of-Print Archive present a brand new scan of the very first of the legendary UK magazine Mean Machines, which was published by EMAP during the 1990s. The October 1990 issue was scanned and edited by meppi and can be found at the MM1 page, along with the following online reviews: Bionic Commando (NES), Wonderboy III (Master System), Double Dragon II (NES) and Truxton [... read more ...]