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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Yesterzine 24 : "Fighting Through Idiots"

Posted on 18th December, 2020

The Amiga Power trilogy concludes and this time there's no way to frame them as the good guys, 3 terrible crimes in 3 consecutive issues mean they absolutely deserve to have all been murdered in issue 65.  We hear their pleas for mitigation as the gaming heaven gets personal and the gaming hell is every NES owner's best friend...



Yesterzine 23 : "The Ghosts of Toilets Past"

Posted on 12th December, 2020

The Commodore 64, the machine that thinks colours should be seen and not heard. This could be a problem when the gaming heaven is a cartoony arcade port and the gaming hell is from the very top tier of cartoon licences.


Meanwhile we take a snapshot in time from possibly the turn of the decade's biggest publisher.




Movie licences, tricky buggers.  Super Play Issue 13 had 2 of them, one the biggest licence of the 90s and somehow one the biggest licence of the 2010s.  They faired... differently.


Meanwhile there is a fight to the death between 2 SNES driving games both based on Amiga originals.  How do they match up on both machines and which one has withstood the last 3 decades intact?



Yesterzine 21 : "Tim Henman's Virtual Fistpump"

Posted on 27th November, 2020

The Sega Saturn, Sega's 2nd attempt at a 32-bit sensation and a console about to get repeatedly kicked in the teeth by Sony's storming into the console market. In the meantime though things looked good, Issue 3 of Sega Saturn Magazine brought us one of the all time great arcade conversions, a unique version of one of Sega's classics and.... the single worst use of FMV in the entire world ever...



Yesterzine Episode 20 - "Jimmy Hoverfoot"

Posted on 20th November, 2020



Games-X was a weekly games magazine, trying to solve the problem of out of date info before the internet did.  It didn't last long.  Halfway through its run, the gaming heaven is an adventure game from the company the invented the genre, twice.  The gaming hell is what happens when the French try to do Space Harrier.

Yesterzine Episode 19 - "Yes, I WILL supersize"

Posted on 13th November, 2020

We're back!


In Episode 19, Sega Power comes under the microscope.  The highest scoring game in the issue was their self proclaimed saviour of the Mega CD, but will a 2 year old Amiga game really do the job? The lowest scoring game is the licence for the 2nd most famous Toy movie of the 90s.  And in the cover feature, the 4 attempts to use video games to sell cheesy heart attacks in a bag...



The Most 7/10 game...

Posted on 18th September, 2020

 Time to put up or shut up, after an entire series of putting 73% reviews on trial, what would I personally give 7/10 to.


Well here's one, The Incredible Crash Dummies on Master System.  I just hope I justify it well enough to avoid jail...



The 73% Trials - Prehistorik (Amiga)

Posted on 21st August, 2020

The conspiracy unravels, the Magazine that uncovered the mark of the beast may be guilty of past crimes itself.  The trail of the century, in the season finale of The 73% Trials!



The 73% Trials : Days of Thunder (GB)

Posted on 14th August, 2020

 Tom Cruise's follow up to Top Gun could not have been more 80s, but to Total, the Game Boy spin off game was absolutely 73.  Was the review a podium winner or embedded in the wall at turn 2?



The 73% Trials : Castelian (NES)

Posted on 7th August, 2020

Castelian went by many names, Subline, Tower Toppler, Kyoro Chan Land and most famously, Nebulus but is a rose by any other name worth 73% in Mean Machines magazine?