ST/Amiga Format

ST/Amiga Format is where it all began, a magazine from Future Publishing bringing the ST and Amiga to public attention. The magazine featured a mix of games and productivity which would serve to give readers a broad understanding of the capabilities of their new machines.

Where it all began

ST/Amiga Format Issue 13

Issue 13 – Download The World in June 1989In some ways June 1989 was the beginning of the end of Thatcher’s government as Labour won its first national election in 15 years (winning most of the votes in the European elections). In China the Tianemen Square protests reached their finale, with the military set against civilians…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 12

Issue 12 – Download The World in May 1989In the UK, Margaret Thatcher hit the 10 year milestone as Prime Minister, she would not be in the job for much longer. A divisive but hugely important figure in British politics, she reshaped the nation and battled the unions to restore order to British society and modernised…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 11

Issue 11 – Download The World in April 1989Probably the biggest event of April 1989 was the Hillsborough disaster, in which 95 people were killed at an FA Cup Semi Final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. The Sun would go on to make itself unwelcome forever on Merseyside by blaming the fans with support from the…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 10

Issue 10 – Download The World in March 1989News for March 1989 is somewhat sparse. Time merged with Warner to become Time Warner, George H W Bush banned import of certain assault rifles, and the Exxon Valdes spilled 240000 barrels of oil into the sea. At the oscars, Rain Man won best picture, with Dustin Hoffman picking…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 9

Issue 9 – Download The World in February 1989In Britain, with its most recent addition of a 4th channel on terrestrial TV back in 1982, Sky TV broadcast its first satellite TV service in Britain, eventually introducing the nation to WWF, The Simpsons and MTV and fundamentally changing the way we watch TV – now instead…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 8

Issue 8 – Download The World in January 1989The UK was pretty quiet, with the only notable events being Muslims protesting in Bradford against Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses, burning his book, a harbinger of things to come and a lesson we failed to heed. On the international stage, it was the end of the Reagan presidency…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 7

Issue 7 – Download The World in December 1988December 1988 was an eventful month, with probably the most famous (for those of us of a certain age) moment being Edwina Curry’s outrageous assertion that most British eggs had salmonella. Egg sales were affected badly. This was however only the 2nd most shocking thing about Edwina Curry,…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 6

Issue 6 – Download The World in November 1988 PreviewsThe previews here are a bit more unknown to me than previous weeks. Puffy’s Saga I don’t know, but a quick Youtube suggests it has much in common with Gauntlet. Turbo Cup is a racing game I’ve heard of but never played, Galactic Conqueror looks like a…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 5

Issue 5 – Download Wait.. what about Carrier Command?To be honest I just couldn’t get anything interesting out of it, struggling to find the motivation for it and honestly what I was writing was just utter shit. Better to leave it to someone else than do a shit job of it. The World in October 1988…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 4

Issue 4 – Download The World in September 1988 After a lacklustre issue 3 we arrive at the far-more-promising issue 4. Indeed I had trouble choosing what to review, not because there was too little quality (see last week) but because there was simply too much. The October issue, arriving in September, saw the magazine delve…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 3

Welcome to Issue 3 – Download After the oddities of issue 2 we find ourselves in issue 3, named as September 1988 but like all games mags actually released the month before. The previews section features an eclectic mix including future classics Speedball, Police Quest 1 and Operation Wolf. Further into the mag we find an…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 2

Welcome to Issue 2 – Download This issue came out in August 1988. It begins with brief previews including Pool Of Radiance, Maupiti Island (which I could have sworn came out MUCH later), Empire Strikes Back, Better Dead Than Alien and Starray. The latter came with my Atari ST and was… ok. Brief mentions for Driller…More

ST/Amiga Format Issue 1

ST/Amiga Format Issue 01 – Download This issue was the first and didn’t have many game reviews. It featured:– Interceptor (Flight Sim – Electronic Arts £24.99 – 91% ST/Amiga Format Gold)– Virus (Thingy – Firebird £19.99 – 86% ST/Amiga Format Gold)– Outrun (Racing game – US Gold £19.99 – VERY generous 71% as it was terrible…More