My first issue was 77 of Amiga Format, very late in the game I know.
I got it because i wanted to try and learn how to do 3d effects as good as I seen in Babylon5, with Real3D on the cover I thought I can do that, I think I only ever made the chess peace with it. lol
I did always enjoy the chirstmas mags, my fav was most likely the one that gave away GC F1 grand prix game, never played until I go it with the mag and was surprise by the graphics specially after an update with F1 Editor. Great game and program.