Lots of great stuff this month, but particular highlights for me were:
A moment with Malcolm Evans / Classic Game, Trashman - It's great to see New Generation appear in the mag! It never ceases to amaze me that the great devs of the past are surprised that they, or their work, is remembered, Malcolm Evans being a case in point. His classic, Trashman, is just all sorts of good, and well worth bringing to the attention of anyone who hasn't yet played it.
Making of Maniac Mansion - Not really my sort of game, but the feature was brilliantly put together, and I've always liked its back story and larger than life creators. It also looked great, especially The SCUMM Effect
Mapped! and Obscura Machina - A welcome return from two of my favourite features, I love the notated, graphic heavy quality of Mapped!, and the, well, obscure nature of Obscura Machina.
Retrorevivals - A nicely eclectic mix as usual, and great to see a Dragon 32 title given the Retrorevival treatment.
Unconverted - There's just so much mileage to be had from the Unconverted, and this month's quirky choices were inspired.
Classic Game, Discworld - Discworld is clearly made for this type of feature, with lovely rich visuals and equally rich storyline. I thought it was a cracking read, as well as a great looking spread.
Making of Slightly Magic - I either haven't heard of Slightly Magic or have forgotten about it, but whichever it is, I was glad to be brought up to speed by this short yet insightful piece.
Best GBA Games - I really enjoyed this, obviously the original titles only
criteria is what really made it. Is this being spun off into a regular one or two page feature by any chance?
Minority Report - Just great game choices here, an excellent Minority Report.
Making of Jones in the Fast Lane - Although this belongs to a genre that I'm less than keen on, the actual article made for a fascinating read. I'm maybe not likely to ever play it, but having read the piece, I do now understand why other gamers love it.
From the Archives, Atari Corp Part 2 - I'll just say that this was easily as good as the exceptional Part 1, the two parts put together are nothing short of essential reading for anyone who wants the definitive low-down on the gaming giant that was Atari.
Well I've written the feedback equivalent of War and Peace
, as usual, so it can be taken as read that I thought this month's mag was fantastic as always.