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Game Player's MS-DOS Strategy Guide Vol. 1 No. 4 (Winter 1988)

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This is both the final issue of volume 1 of Game Player's line of magazines and (in my opinion) the first true issue of Game Player's PC Strategy Guide.

Long-time fans of convoluted publishing practices will recall that when Game Player's first began, it published all of its mags under the same umbrella, meaning that volume 1 consists of:

  • Vol.1 No.1 The Game Player's Guide to Nintendo (this issue was also sold under the title Game Player's Nintendo Buyer's Guide)
  • Vol.1 No.2 The Game Player's Guide to MS-DOS Computer Games
  • Vol.1 No.3 Game Player's Nintendo Strategy Guide (this issue was also sold under the title Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games)
  • Vol.1 No.4 Game Player's MS-DOS Strategy Guide (this issue)

Since Vol.1 No.2, The Game Player's Guide to MS-DOS Computer Games, was essentially nothing but a buyer's guide, this issue marks the first time the PC edition of the mag would begin to resemble its regular format of strategies, reviews, and other editorial content.  With Volume 2, the PC and Nintendo branches of the mag would continue their numberings separately.

A lot of editing work went into restoring this mag from the ravages of time, so I hope you enjoy.


*Please note: The page numbers of the magazine counted the included subscription postcard as pages 114 & 115, but I have chosen to move it to the end of the archive rather than interrupt the flow of the actual editorial content pages.  But rest assured that the mag is 100% complete.

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I just noticed that they advertise "color screen shots" on the cover.  That might seem ridiculous to some people, but at the time, the only other USA publication covering computer games was Computer Gaming World, which (ads aside) contained mostly black and white images.

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This is GOLD!  I appreciate your time restoring this. Good ole days of "Color screen shots" lol

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