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 ...]

Raze issue 1

Out-of-Print Archive has announced another exclusive “official” magazine scan release this week.  This release of Raze issue 1 from October 1990 was scanned by none other than Mort and edited by the OoPA team with full permission from the publisher. Raze was a short lived multi-format title from Newsfield Publications (publishers of Zzap!64 and Crash) and covered the 16-bit computers and emerging gaming consoles.  The [... read more ...]

Roger Kean interview at Out-of-Print Archive

Not only have Out-of-Print Archive received full permission to work on all past Newsfield Publication magazines (Zzap!64, Crash, The Games Machine, Raze, etc.), but they also managed to get an interview with Roger Kean, the Publisher/Managing Director at Newsfield. And an excellent interview it is as well, if I may say so myself. Be sure to check out the first official Newsfield release, issue 1 [... read more ...]

Sega Saturn Magazine issue 1 at Out-of-Print Archive

A brand new scan of the Official Saturn Magazine issue 1 has been released at Out-of-Print Archive. This release was re-scanned and edited by meppi. At the OSSM1 page you will find editorial and content details of the issue as well as a link to download the magazine itself. Online articles to accompany the release include Indy 500 (Arcade), Clockwork Knight 2 (Saturn), Sim City [... read more ...]

Nintendo Magazine System issue 9 at Out-of-Print Archive

Nintendo Magazine System issue 9, June 1993, has been released at Out-of-Print Archive. The multi-format Nintendo magazine from EMAP was scanned by Mort, who allowed triverse to re-work the scans for release at OoPA. As well as having a link to the magazine download, the NMS #9 page also has editorial and content details, plus accompanying online articles from the issue. Online articles chosen for [... 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 ...]

Sega Saturn Magazine 36 at Out-of-Print Archive

The 36th issue of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine from October 1998 has been released over at magazine preservation website Out-of-Print Archive. The cult magazine from EMAP was scanned, edited and compiled by meppi. Accompanying online articles include an interview with Yuji Naka, an interview with AM#1′s general manager Rikiya Nakagawa, an interview with Capcom’s general producer Noritaka Funamizu, a Guardian Force feature and Arcade [... read more ...]

Nintendo Magazine System issue 5 at Out-of-Print Archive

Nintendo Magazine System issue 5 from February 1993 has been released at Out-of-Print Archive. The release was scanned and edited by meppi. Online articles to accompany the release include Bionic Commando (Game Boy), Dig Dug (Game Boy), Super Star Wars (Super Nintendo) and Cybernator (Super Nintendo). Full details of the issue and online articles can be found at the NMS #5 webpage at Out-of-Print Archive. Weblink: [... read more ...]

MAXIMUM issue 6 at Out-of-Print Archive

Issue 6 of MAXIMUM – the multiformat magazine edited by Richard Leadbetter – has been released over at Out-of-Print Archive and what a fine cover to go with a games packed issue. The release was scanned, edited and compiled by meppi, who also had the hard choice of picking four articles to accompany the magazine. The four online articles chosen are the MAXIMUM close-up: Panzer [... read more ...]

Sega Saturn Magazine 35 at Out-of-Print Archive

Another update over at the Out-of-Print Archive, with the latest release of a quality magazine.  This time with issue 35 of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine, which was scanned, edited and compiled by meppi.  Out of the packed issue, four articles were chosen as online preview material: in-depth showcase of Radient Silvergun, interviews with SNK and AM2 and the review of Radient Silvergun.  All this [... read more ...]

Back in Time at Out-of-Print Archive

With things settling down after the April Fools gag, Out-of-Print Archive now move onto the next phase with their first of a new regular monthly feature. Back in Time looks at the classic videogaming magazines that were released 20 years ago this month. This month, naturally, starts with April 1990 when the likes of Zzap!64, C&VG, Your Sinclair and Crash reigned supreme in the UK [... 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 ...]

Nintendo Magazine System issue 4 at Out-of-Print Archive

Nintendo Magazine System issue 4 from January 1993, courtesy of Mort – who kindly donated the scans – and triverse, who edited them. To accompany the release, OoPA have provided online material from the magazine, including reviews of Alien 3 and Lemmings on the Game Boy, Bucky O’Hare for the NES and Push Over for the Super NES. All the articles and full download of [... read more ...]

Hugh Gollner interview at Out-of-Print Archive

Not only did Out-of-Print Archive receive permission to work on all Hugh Gollner’s back catalogue of videogaming magazines but they got an exclusive interview with the man himself. To accompany the official release of Mega Drive Advanced Gaming issue 2, OoPA spoke to Hugh about his publishing career, which included editing/publishing many innovative magazines from the 1980s and 1990s. Check out the link below for [... read more ...]