Amstrad Action (or AA) was possibly the first magazine to covermount software. It was also the longest-lasting Amstrad magazine, going strong well after the others had shut.
Memorable staff include Rod "The Beard" Lawton and Adam Waring, who had written quite a few games. When one of them was re-released, he would write the "Second Opinion".
Long-running features included the technical "Forum", "Action Test" for games reviews, and "Cheat Mode". Interactive fiction was covered by the Pilgrim in earlier issues, and the Balrog in later ones.