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Mega
Publisher: Future Publishing (1992-1994), Maverick Magazines (1994-1995)
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Backed systems: Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega 32X
First issue date: 1992-09-17
Last issue date: 1995-09-xx
Number of issues: 37 (38)
Frequency: Monthly
Circulation:
  • 55,612 (1993-01—1993-06)[1]
  • 45,263 (1993-07—1993-12)[2]
  • 45,214 (1994-01—1994-06)[3]
ISSN: 0966-6206

Mega was a monthly video game magazine sold in the United Kingdom. It was pitched by Future Publishing as a dedicated Sega Mega Drive (and Sega Mega-CD) magazine and entered circulation in the Autumn of 1992.

Mega was initially sold alongside its older sibling, Sega Power (which also covered the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear), multi-format magazine GamesMaster and from 1993 the more industry-focused Edge as part of Future's lineup of games magazines. It competed directly with EMAP's MegaTech, Maverick Magazines' Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, Paragon Publishing's Mega Power and Impact Magazines' Sega Force Mega between 1992 and 1994, at one point outselling all of them.

Future sold the license to Maverick Magazines in the autumn of 1994, who promptly replaced the entire editorial team. It was during this period where Mega moved from covering the full spectrum of Mega Drive games to only those deemed popular, dedicating more of its pages to news and previews[4].

Having also purchased MegaTech in 1994, Maverick were maintaining three dedicated Mega Drive, Mega-CD and at this point Sega 32X magazines simultaneously, all of which would close in 1995 with the arrival of the Sega Saturn.

Ratings

Main article: Mega/Ratings.

Back issues

Issue PDF Name Date Price Barcode Extras
1 Logo-pdf.svg October 1992 1992-09-17 £1.951.95 9770966620000-10
2 Logo-pdf.svg November 1992 1992-10-15[5] £1.951.95 9770966620000-11
3 Logo-pdf.svg December 1992 1992-11-19 £1.951.95 9770966620000-12
4 Logo-pdf.svg January 1993 1992-12-17[6] £1.951.95 9770966620000-01
5 Logo-pdf.svg February 1993 1993-01-21[7] £1.951.95 9770966620000-02
6 Logo-pdf.svg March 1993 1993-02-18[8] £1.951.95 9770966620000-03
7 Logo-pdf.svg April 1993 1993-03-18[9] £2.252.25 9770966620017-04
8 Logo-pdf.svg May 1993 1993-04-15[10] £2.252.25 9770966620017-05
9 Logo-pdf.svg June 1993 1993-05-20[11] £2.252.25 9770966620017-06
10 Logo-pdf.svg July 1993 1993-06-17[12] £2.252.25 9770966620017-07
11 Logo-pdf.svg August 1993 1993-07-15[13] £2.252.25 9770966620017-08
12 Logo-pdf.svg September 1993 1993-08-19[14] £2.252.25 9770966620017-09
13 Logo-pdf.svg October 1993 1993-09-16[15] £2.252.25 9770966620017-10
14 Logo-pdf.svg November 1993 1993-10-21[16] £2.502.50 9770966620024-11
15 Logo-pdf.svg December 1993 1993-11-18[17] £2.502.50 9770966620024-12
16 Logo-pdf.svg January 1994 1993-12-16[18] £2.502.50 9770966620024-01
17 Logo-pdf.svg February 1994 1994-01-20[19] £2.502.50 9770966620024-02
18 Logo-pdf.svg March 1994 1994-02-17[20] £2.502.50 9770966620024-03
19 Logo-pdf.svg April 1994 1994-03-17[21] £2.502.50 9770966620024-04
20 Logo-pdf.svg May 1994 1994-04-21[22] £2.502.50 9770966620024-05 Poster book
21 Logo-pdf.svg June 1994 1994-05-19[23] £2.502.50 9770966620024-06
22 Logo-pdf.svg July 1994 1994-06-16[24] £2.502.50 9770966620024-07
23 Logo-pdf.svg August 1994 1994-07-21[25] £2.502.50 9770966620024-08
24 Logo-pdf.svg September 1994 1994-08-18[26] £2.502.50 9770966620024-09
25 Logo-pdf.svg October 1994 1994-09-29[27] £2.502.50 9770966620024-10
26 Logo-pdf.svg November 1994 1994-10-27[28] £2.502.50 9770966620024-11
27 Logo-pdf.svg December 1994 1994-11-30[29] £2.502.50 9770966620024-12
28 Logo-pdf.svg January 1995 1994-12-30[30] £2.502.50 9770966620024-01
29 Logo-pdf.svg February 1995 1995-01-xx £2.502.50 9770966620024-02
30 Logo-pdf.svg March 1995 1995-02-28[31] £2.502.50 9770966620024-03
31 Logo-pdf.svg April 1995 1995-03-30[32] £2.502.50 9770966620024-04
32 Logo-pdf.svg May 1995 1995-04-30[33] £2.502.50
33 Logo-pdf.svg June 1995 1995-05-31[34] £2.502.50
34 Logo-pdf.svg July 1995 1995-06-30[35] £2.502.50
35 Logo-pdf.svg August 1995 1995-07-30[36] £2.502.50
36 Logo-pdf.svg September 1995 1995-08-31[37] £2.502.50 9770966620024-09
37 Logo-pdf.svg October 1995 1995-09-xx £2.502.50 9770966620024-10
gold Logo-pdf.svg Gold: Summer Special '93 1993-07-01 £2.952.95 9770969500002-06

Supplements

References

  1. Mega, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-21), page 4
  2. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 4
  3. http://www.outofprintarchive.com/articles/features/out-of-print/Crash_of_1994.html
  4. Mega, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-21), page 4
  5. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 98
  6. Mega, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-19), page 106
  7. Mega, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-17), page 106
  8. Mega, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-21), page 98
  9. Mega, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-18), page 98
  10. Mega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 19
  11. Mega, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-15), page 98
  12. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 98
  13. Mega, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-17), page 98
  14. Mega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 98
  15. Mega, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 106
  16. Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 98
  17. Mega, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-21), page 106
  18. Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 100
  19. Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 114
  20. Mega, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 98
  21. Mega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 98
  22. Mega, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-17), page 90
  23. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 90
  24. Mega, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-19), page 90
  25. Mega, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-16), page 90
  26. Mega, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-21), page 90
  27. Mega, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-18), page 82
  28. Mega, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 82
  29. Mega, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-27), page 82
  30. Mega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-30), page 82
  31. Mega, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-xx), page 82
  32. Mega, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-28), page 82
  33. Mega, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-03-30), page 32
  34. Mega, "May 1995" (UK; 1995-04-30), page 32
  35. Mega, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-05-31), page 32
  36. Mega, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-06-30), page 32
  37. Mega, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-30), page 32


Sega-related magazines published in the United Kingdom
Future Publishing S: The Sega Magazine (1989-1990) | Sega Power (1990-1997) | Mega (1992-1994) | Sega Zone (1993-1994) | Saturn+ (1995-1997) | Saturn Power (1997-1998) | DC-UK (1999-2001) | DC-Tips (1999)
Paragon Publishing Sega Pro (1991-1996) | Sega XS (1993-199x) | Mega Power (1993-1995) | Dreamcast Magazine (1999-2002) | Dreamcast Solutions (1999)
EMAP MegaTech (1991-1994) | Mean Machines Sega (1992-1997) | Sega Magazine (1994-1995) | Sega Saturn Magazine (1995-1998)
Impact Magazines Sega Force (1992-1993) | Sega Force Mega (1993-1994) | Sega Master Force (1993) | Mega Machines (1993-1994)
Maverick Magazines Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (1992-1995) | Mega (1994-1995) | MegaTech (1994)
Dennis Publishing Sega Zone (1992-1993) | Official Dreamcast Magazine (1999-2001)
Europress Interactive Mega Action (1993-1994)
Rapide Publishing Total Saturn (1996-1997)
Quay Magazine Publishing Dreamcast Monthly (1999-2001) | Dreamcast Strategies (1999)
Magical Media Mr. Dreamcast (2000)