MegaOcio Issue 24 Spanish Magazine March 1991
Updated 17 December 2024
I have dived deep into the archives to discover the European view of 16-bit retrogaming. Edition 24 of MegaOcio was published in March 1991 and written in Spanish. (And this is where Google Translate has jumped into help me). It was the cover that drew me to this magazine. You can easily tell that 1991 was a period of transition with the Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, PC DOS, Spectrum and the looming console wars being covered. The Commodore C64 was along forgotten memory by then.
The cover of MegaOcio Issue 24 is particularly noteworthy. The cover is a giant green feature of the Wrath off the Demon. It features a vibrant and dynamic design, typical of the era's aesthetic, with bold colors and an eye-catching layout. The main article highlighted on the cover delves into the world of classic video games, exploring titles that were popular at the time and providing insights into the early days of what would become a massive industry.
- News - Speed Ball on colsoles, Turrican II, Nintendo and Sony announce the Super Famicon console.
- Education Software - The Walt Disney company offers us three new entertainment for the little ones in the house; aged between two and five years old. Each of the games is dedicated to a different theme: numbers, letters and geometric figures.
- Lemmings game review - Something truly original. And Lemmings is without a doubt, the programmers have been able to faithfully capture an idea as good as this one. Actually the concept of the game is taken from nature, from a little animal called Lemming.
- PANG game review - Almost always, when we hear that a game is going to be converted from arcade machines to the computer, we hope that it will be a good game, even though we know that the machine will be superior and that there will always be some detail that it lacks. Well, Pang is quite an exception.
- Wrath of the Demon game review - When Shadow of the Beast was released, everyone recognized that a historic event had occurred in the gaming world of the Amiga, and that it would be very difficult to top it. In fact, until today, this was the game that was loaded to impress friends. Well, starting today you have another one to impress even more.
- Deathtrap game review - If you haven't heard of Kick Off; Player Manager or Kick Off 2, you don't know anything about games. Anco, the company that created the best soccer games in the history of video games, has made an incursion into the world of adventures with Deathtrap, showing, unfortunately, that it must continue with soccer games to maintain its prestige.
- Cougar Force game review - Cougar is a Secret Agent and his mission is to dismantle a trafficking gang located in an isolated archipelago. To do this he must destroy the control station that is located in the heart of the ocean. After a failed attempt and taken prisoner, Cougar must try to escape from his prison.
- Dragons Lair II: Time Warp game review - The review found Time Warp very complete and entertaining. If you already know this game system and it doesn't appeal to you, you probably won't find anything in it.
- Carlos Sainz Rally game review - Ziggurat returns to the attack again, this time with a simulator that will try to place us in the very shoes of the current world rally champion... Gentlemen, before you... Carlos Sainz Rally!
- Wings of Fury game review - Wings of Fury is one of the latest creations of Broderbund, an arcade game set in the Second World War, in which we control a fighter for the allied force to which a series of missions will be assigned. Their success or failure depends on us.
- Crystals of Arborea game review - Crystals of Arborea is a new adventure made by Silmarils that will immerse us fully in a world in which the only hope for future life can be found in some extraterrestrial crystals spread throughout the planet where we are: Arborea
- Life and Death game review - Have you not had that morbid curiosity about how an open-heart operation or similar will go? What should be done? How to act? Well, to answer us comes this amazing Live & Death.
The latest news in video games is the number of discs that make up each package. Titles like Wrath of the Demon, Time Warp, Space Ace, The Monkey Island, Elvira or even the fabulous King Quest V, are the new programs loaded with graphics, sound, text and animation files that will take up precious space on your hard drive.
Why so many discs? The latest games need good graphics (digitized), good sound (also digitized) and also, many screens and animations. All of this takes up a lot of memory and this is what causes the latest releases to be stored on a large number of disks.
The solution for the moment is in hard disk drives, although the first video games on CD-ROM for personal computers are already being prepared, and even distributed abroad. It is clear that when this system prevails over the others and dominates the market, the number of discs for each video game will be reduced to one, or two, right?
The advertisements in MegaOcio Issue 24 are a study in vintage marketing. They feature products and services that were in vogue, from tech gadgets to fashion, providing a fascinating look at consumer culture during that period. These ads also serve as a reminder of how much technology and design have evolved over the years.