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Post by merman » Sat May 13, 2006 6:49 pm

Zzap! - but then I used to really enjoy the features (the one on Knightmare, Julian Rignall in a flight simulator, Virtuality playtest) almost as much as the actual games reviews...
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat May 13, 2006 6:53 pm

Zzap! really was a standout mag

It has set the template for gaming magazines ever since (the good ones , that is)
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Post by Mort » Sat May 13, 2006 7:01 pm

ZZap by a long way, closely followed by Personal Computer Games and then Crash.

For the 16bit era The One was the best games mag IMHO :D
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat May 13, 2006 7:07 pm

We've had a few threads on old mags and correct me if I'm wrong
but I don't think anyone's mentioned Atari User?

Although not that popular in the UK,it seemed to have quite a devoted following at the time (and was about the only place we could read about new 800xl games)
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Post by mosh » Sat May 13, 2006 8:36 pm

I liked Commodore User... The review for Firebirds Ninja Master remains the high water mark for reviewing sarcasm in my book.

I dont remember if Zzap! was available here (I'm pretty sure you really had to hunt for Crash, because the Spectrum never took off here) or not, but I was a kid with next to no money in those days, so I stuck with what I knew as a decent Commodore C16 information source.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun May 14, 2006 4:40 am

Oric Owner :D

I'm trying to gather a complete collection of those again, but can't find a single issue after watching ebay for months :(
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Post by Scooby1970 » Sun May 14, 2006 4:50 am

Amstrad Action was always my favourite, and of course I used to enjoy the early C&VG magazines.

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Post by revgiblet » Sun May 14, 2006 5:03 am

Zzap! 64
Amiga Power

But my favourite of all time was...

ZERO.

Great mag. They had some brilliant features and hilarious stuff in there. I don't remember much about the review though :D
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Post by LeeT » Sun May 14, 2006 6:09 am

I bought quite a range of gaming mags years ago and ZZAP! was my fave out of all of them (in fact I liked all the Newsfield titles). I always got the impression that a lot of the EMAP mags (certainly in the days before Rignall & co moved across) were staffed by people who knew very little about games.

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Post by Get_in_Gear » Sun May 14, 2006 6:29 am

I was a dedicated follower of Crash, and bought every issue.
But I was eventually won over by Your Sinclair too.
Looking back, that was probably the witter mag, and the writing was more inventive.
I bought the odd issue of Sinclair User, but it wasn't a patch on the other two.

What was the name of the Nintendo mag, was it Total?
I bought a few issues of that when I got my SNES.

Then, entering the PlayStation era I didn't really buy any mags.
The very occasional issue of PSM, maybe.
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Post by markopoloman » Sun May 14, 2006 6:45 am

Zzap!64 was THE mag.


Although I'd agree that for Amiga it had to be The One.

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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Sun May 14, 2006 7:33 am

I think I must be the only person on here that never read zzap or crash. I think i may have been a few years too young.

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Post by GetDexter » Sun May 14, 2006 7:53 am

For me, the one and only AMSTRAD ACTION!

A great magazine in it's early days, well, say the first three years. It had a great layout, clear and concise game reviews and what's more, they published a letter of mine and tips for the game R.E.M in issue 9 (that's May 1986 if you want to look it up - the name to find is 'Riaz'), so they come first for me!

I have around the first 60 issues these days, bought from Ebay in spurts over the last two years. I love them and often read a couple of issues a fortnight.
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Post by sirclive1 » Sun May 14, 2006 10:45 am

1) Crash :D
2) Your Sinclair
3) Amiga Power
4) Sega Power
5) Mean Machines

and now Games(tm) and retro gamer.

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Post by C4 » Sun May 14, 2006 11:21 am

Super Play & Super Gamer.

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