For similarly-named publications, see C (disambiguation).

C-lehti (sometimes written as C=lehti) was a Finnish computer magazine targeted specifically at Commodore computers.

History and profile

C-lehti was started in 1987[1][2] as a spin-off of MikroBitti and was published six time per year.[3] It was Finland's first ever computer magazine to only cover one specific family of computers. Originally, it covered the Commodore 64 (and to a lesser extent, its "bigger brother" Commodore 128) and the Amiga computers, but later it became more and more Amiga-centric, as the 64 and 128 were rapidly becoming obsolete. The magazine was part of Sanoma.[4]

Later, as the Amiga was also becoming obsolete and lost market share to the PC computers and games consoles, C-lehti discontinued and was renamed Pelit in 1992.[1][3] There were 29 magazine issues in total.

A character in C-lehti was the Guru, drawn by Harri "Wallu" Vaalio. The Guru, a bald man with a bushy beard and a shiny scalp, was the symbol for the magazine's hints and tips column. For hints & tips in computer games, he was called the Peliguru ("game guru") and had a joystick on top of his head. The Guru was never used again after the magazine was discontinued.

Even today, with the exception of some minor console magazines, C-lehti remains the only Finnish computer magazine ever to specifically concentrate on one particular vendor.


  1. 1 2 Mark J. P. Wolf; Toru Iwatani (1 May 2015). Video Games Around the World. MIT Press. p. 161. ISBN 978-0-262-52716-3. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. Tuukka Taarluoto (Fall 2007). "Writing Games. A Study of Finnish Video Game Journalism". University of Tampere. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. 1 2 Jaakko Suominen; Markku Reunanen; Sami Remes (June 2015). "Return in Play: The Emergence of Retrogaming in Finnish Computer Hobbyist and Game Magazines from the 1980s to the 2000s". Kinephanos. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. R M Whiteside; A Wilson; S Blackburn; S E Hörnig; C P Wilson (6 December 2012). Major Companies of Europe 1990/91 Volume 3: Major Companies of Western Europe Outside the European Economic Community. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 82. ISBN 978-94-009-0801-7. Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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