Amtix

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Amtix
Amtix1.jpg
Issue 1, November 1985
Categories Computer magazine
FrequencyMonthly
First issueNovember 1985
Final issue
Number
April 1987
18
Company Newsfield Publications Ltd
Country United Kingdom
Language English
ISSN 0952-3022

Amtix (stylized as AMTIX!) is a magazine that originally reviewed Amstrad computer software in the mid-1980s, published monthly by Newsfield Publications Ltd.

Unlike Zzap!64 and CRASH (its more successful sister publications from Newsfield), the original version of Amtix! was relatively short-lived. It ran for 18 issues in total between November 1985 and April 1987, plus a special preview issue (Issue zero) which was given away with Zzap!64 and CRASH.

After issue 18, Amtix! was sold to Database Publications who merged the Amtix! games sections into their own Computing With the Amstrad magazine. [1]

Like Zzap!64 and Crash, Amtix! had very distinctive, comic-style cover art, drawn by Oliver Frey.

In September 2021 the magazine was relaunched as a quarterly A5 publication by Fusion Retro Books under the title AMTIXCPC Micro Action.

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References

  1. "The End of the Road for Amtix!". Amtix!. Newsfield Publications Ltd. (18). Retrieved 13 February 2015. After nearly eighteen months of hard reviewing, the AMTIX team is disbanding [..] This is the last issue of AMTIX! [..] Newsfield are passing the title on to Database Publications, who plan to incorporate the best features of AMTIX! in their magazine, COMPUTING WITH THE AMSTRAD.