Yesterzine is a show about games and how well they may or may not have aged, told through flicking through a different old gaming magazine every episode.


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Ace 35 - Yesterzine 33 - "50 foot monster"

Posted on 24th September, 2021
Ace was a magazine that marked high, out of 1000 in fact, resulting in our 2 main games being technically the 2 highest scorers of the entire series.  The first, a strategy classic more than showing its age visually and the 2nd a game I've never heard of but given my history really, really should have.


Elsewhere what happens when a small British joystick company tries to take on Sega and Nintendo?  Disaster is what but the ramifications of the project ended up changing gaming forever. Twice.



The Master System games of Lost Judgment

Posted on 24th September, 2021

Sega's Yakuza games have always has functioning arcade machines in but this week's release of Lost Judgement marks a first, a functioning console.  And it's a Master System. 8 games are included and 2 of them shouldn't work on a PS5 at all.  What have they done there, which of the 8 games on it are worth your time and what might their choices of games, and indeed console mean for future products from Sega?


The 8-Bit market stands on the precipice and Dizzy, perhaps it's most loved character takes centre stage.  As we look at his lesser known life the gaming heaven is more of a Dizzy game than any of our Dizzy games.  The gaming hell is a cartoon platformer that brings a licence to a game fight and elsewhere Yesterzine calls in its foremost gaming expert, a 1 year old child.




Sonic 1 vs Sonic 1

Posted on 13th August, 2021

Sonic on 8-bit is a very different game to Sonic on 16-bit, but how different are the 2 8-bit releases to each other. I've always assumed the Game Gear one was the Master System one but worse... the truth may be more interesting...



Yesterzine 31- MMS23 - "Bed Jogging"

Posted on 30th July, 2021

1994, the Mega Drive's final stab at glory.  The vanguard comes in the form of a legendary RPG series and a game licenced from an equally legendary racing driver.  Elsewhere, Mean Machines previews a game that doesn't exist.



4 games, 2 names....

Posted on 16th July, 2021

The Master System had mant Great games, such as "Great Soccer", "Great Golf", "Great Golf" and "Great Soccer". Sadly those really are 4 different games, Yesterzine explains....

Why did NMS hate Zool?

Posted on 9th July, 2021
Whilst reading Nintendo Magazine System for episode 30 of Yesterzine, Zool missed out on being the gaming hell by a scant 2%.  This is a game Amiga magazines rated as high as 97% just 2 years earlier.


So what's the deal? Format snobbery? Bad conversion.... or were Amiga owners fooled by getting anything to fire back at their Sonic owning mates?



The era of official magazines is over, but how did it begin? And what connects the very first with the very last?  We open a copy of the excellently named Nintendo Magazine System and discover a gaming heaven that's one of Nintendo's standouts, a gaming hell that no-one wanted and Nintendo's vision of the next generation, at least in 1994.



The third famous Amiga games magazine had its critics, most notably the other 2 Amiga games magazines but was it really so bad? In its defence an interactive game about movies, an interactive movie that may or may not be a game and a football game that may or may not be interactive or even in fact exist at all.



What's on the Cart?

Posted on 14th May, 2021

I found a cheap Chinese knock-off cartridge on ebay promising 25 things I can't read and a movie whose game never reached the Mega Drive. I showed the listing to @super_quincy and he did the only sane thing, bought one too so we could discover it together.


You join us one Friday night as we boot them up for the first time blind...