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The Games Machine
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Launch Editors

Gary Penn, Graeme Kidd

Company

Newsfield Publications

ISSN

0954-8092

First Date

October 1987

Final Date

September 1990

Total Issues

34

The Games Machine was a multi-format games magazine published by Newsfield Publications from 1987 until 1990. In 1990, Newsfield decided to re-launch the magazine as Raze, which would focus more on the emerging gaming consoles.

EditorsEdit

Graeme Kidd (Oct/Nov 1987) - 1 Issue

Gary Penn (Oct/Nov 1987) - 1 Issue as Co-Editor

Oliver Frey ( - Aug 1988)

Jon Rose (Sep 1988 - )

WritersEdit

Please see here for a list of writers who are credited with writing articles or reviews in The Games Machine.

StatsEdit

ReviewsEdit

Issue Games Reviewed Average Score Highest Score Highest scoring game Lowest Score Lowest scoring game
1 40 74% 96% Mercenary 41% Centurions: Power X-Treme
2 59 71% 95% Driller 32% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
5 39 78% 94% Dungeon Master 31% Time Fighter
6 54 68% 93% SideWinder 26% Loads of Midnight
7 58 70% 98% Carrier Command 20% Galactic Invasion
8 60 70% 95% Driller 32% Lazer Tag
9 65 68% 95% Where Time Stood Still 17% Brix II
10 63 66% 89% Mickey Mouse,
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
24% Chubby Gristle,
Super Breakout
11 55 68% 97% Carrier Command, Starglider 2 19% Street Gang
12 58 68% 90% Armalyte 30% Pink Panther
13 54 69% 93% Powerdrome 33% Action Service

Other InfoEdit

Issue Cover Date Release Date Pages Price Editor Publisher
1 Oct/Nov 1987 17th September 1987 132 £1.25 Graeme Kidd Newsfield
2 Dec/Jan 1987/88 19th November 1987 148 £1.25 Oliver Frey Newsfield
5 April 1988 108 £1.25 Oliver Frey Newsfield
6 May 1988 21st April 1988 116 £1.25 Oliver Frey Newsfield
7 June 1988 19th May 1988 124 £1.25 Oliver Frey Newsfield
8 July 1988 16th June 1988 124 £1.25 Oliver Frey Newsfield
9 August 1988 21st July 1988 116 £1.25 Oliver Frey Newsfield
10 September 1988 18th August 1988 132 £1.25 Jon Rose Newsfield
11 October 1988 15th September 1988 124 £1.25 Jon Rose Newsfield
12 November 1988 20th October 1988 132 £1.25 Jon Rose Newsfield
13 December 1988 17th November 1988 156 £1.25 Jon Rose Newsfield
14 January 1989 15th December 1988

Issue IndexEdit

The Games Machine Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1987 The Games Machine Issue 1
1
The Games Machine Issue 2
2
1988 The Games Machine Issue 3
3
The Games Machine Issue 4
4
The Games Machine Issue 5
5
The Games Machine Issue 6
6
The Games Machine Issue 7
7
The Games Machine Issue 8
8
The Games Machine Issue 9
9
The Games Machine Issue 10
10
The Games Machine Issue 11
11
The Games Machine Issue 12
12
The Games Machine Issue 13
13
The Games Machine Issue 14
14
1989 The Games Machine Issue 15
15
The Games Machine Issue 16
16
The Games Machine Issue 17
17
The Games Machine Issue 18
18
The Games Machine Issue 19
19
The Games Machine Issue 20
20
The Games Machine Issue 21
21
The Games Machine Issue 22
22
The Games Machine Issue 23
23
The Games Machine Issue 24
24
The Games Machine Issue 25
25
The Games Machine Issue 26
26
1990 The Games Machine Issue 27
27
The Games Machine Issue 28
28
The Games Machine Issue 29
29
The Games Machine Issue 30
30
The Games Machine Issue 31
31
The Games Machine Issue 32
32
The Games Machine Issue 33
33
The Games Machine Issue 34
34

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