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    Features: Letter From the Editor (GamePro's going monthly starting in November, dudes! Totally tubular!) The Mail (You write, the Pros respond) The Cutting Edge (new hardware previewed for your pleasure): Hudson Soft's Joycard Sansui SSS controller (NES) Happ Control's Professional Control Pad (NES) Atari Lynx portable system ProClassics (Sega's Fantasy Zone on the Master System gets the ProView treatment this issue.) The Adventures of GamePro (Alex West's adventures in the world of video games continue in Chapter 2: Revelations!) GamePro Reader Survey Contest (Send us your personal information, and you could win a TurboGrafx-16, a couple games, or a t-shirt) Overseas ProSpects (Dragon Spirit for the TG-16) ProNews Report (Taito's "Say Rap, Say Taito, Say Yo!" sweepstakes, Capcom donates games to hospitals, new TG-16 titles announced by NEC, Galaxy of Electronic Games is coming to the San Jose Convention Center, KOEI's recreating the past, and a list of different companies' game counselor help lines) Industry ProFiles (Steve Massey visits Acclaim to interview CEO Greg Fischbach, while Vince Vosti checks in with Konami) ProChallenge Board (Think you've got what it takes to topple the titans? Submit your scores already!) Puzzle Challenge answers Hot at the Arcades: Cyberball (Atari) Arch Rivals (Bally Midway) Twin Eagle (Taito) ProViews: 720 Degrees (NES) Phantom Fighter (NES) DuckTales (NES) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES) Alex Kidd in High Tech World (SMS) Reggie Jackson Baseball (SMS) Wonderboy III (SMS) Phantasy Star (SMS) Karateka (7800) Rampage (7800) World Class Baseball (TG16) S.W.A.T. (Secret Weapons and Tactics): Fantasy Zone (SMS) Phantom Fighter (NES) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (NES) Action Fighter (SMS) Gauntlet (NES) Zanac (NES) Trojan (NES) Marble Madness (NES) Racket Attack (NES) Adventures of Lolo (NES) Star Force (NES) Bases Loaded (NES) Star Force (NES) Power Strike (SMS) Cyborg Hunter (SMS) S.W.A.T. Tactics (strategies): Bases Loaded (NES) Lord of the Sword (SMS) Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) Hoops (NES) Black Belt (SMS) Tower Toppler (7800) Airball (7800) Phantasy Star (SMS) Mighty Bomb Jack (NES) Reader Tips (reader-submitted hints and cheats): Super Pitfall (NES) Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) Life Force (NES) 1943 (NES) Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road (NES) Enduro Racer (SMS) Transbot (SMS) Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS) Alien Syndrome (SMS) Rastan (SMS) Ask the Pros (readers beg for help, the Pros respond): Metroid (NES) Karnov (NES) Golvellius (SMS) Ads (in order of appearance): Taito "Say Rap, Say Taito, Say Yo!" Sweepstakes Adventures of Lolo (NES) / Rollerball (NES) Activision's Excellent Nintendo Sweepstakes Air Fortress (NES) / Vegas Dream (NES) Mega Man 2 (NES) / Strider (NES) Bases Loaded (NES) Power Glove (NES) Fester's Quest (NES) World Championship Wrestling (NES) PCGames magazine subscription Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach (NES) / Monster Party (NES) / Shooting Range (NES) / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES) / Street Cop (NES) / Wild Boys (NES/Unreleased) TurboGrafx-16 system Toys 'R' Us GamePro-branded merchandise Super Dodge Ball (NES) Bad Dudes (Multiple systems) TAXAN's Star Soldier sweepstakes Nobunaga's Ambition (NES) GamePro magazine subscription Hudson Joycard Sansui SSS controller (NES) / Adventure Island (NES) / Milon's Secret Castle (NES) / Bomberman (NES) / Adventures of Dino Riki (NES) The Ultimate Game Club mail-order service Sega Genesis hardware Blades of Steel (NES) / Double Dribble (NES) / Track & Field II (NES) Notable Stuff: Activision is still trying to ruin everybody's day by giving out copies of their games in a sweepstakes. Jeff Westermann of Sacramento, CA wrote in to complain about the lack of Atari 2600 coverage despite there being more 2600 units out there than anything else. This is the 2019 equivalent of someone complaining to Game Informer that they waste too much time on PlayStation 4 stuff when the PlayStation 2 was the best-selling home console of all time. At some point, Jeff, you gotta move on. Happ Control's Professional Control Pad looks like a straight rip-off of Sega's original 3-button Genesis controller, right down to the design of the D-Pad, its black colour scheme, angled button arrangement, and arched design. Sunsoft's design for their Fester's Quest ad gets recycled for other games as well, with only the image on the TV screen and the ad copy changed. It's still the same kid clutching his NES controller, staring into the television. Speaking of rip-offs, TAXAN pillaged their alien artwork from the xenomorphs of "Alien" and "Aliens". It wasn't enough for "The Adventures of GamePro" to rip off The Last Starfighter last issue; now they have to rip off TRON as well. "Wild Boys" was an unreleased game by Bandai. Back in 2015, a test copy of it was found on eBay...having already been gutted to serve as a test cart for Kickle Cubicle. The ProViews of Alex Kidd in High Tech World and Reggie Jackson Baseball are in the Nintendo section for some reason. GamePro just cannot make up their minds about subscription prices: now we're up to $19.97 for twelve issues. What happened to people who paid $13.97 for their subscriptions just two months back? International subscribers need to tack an extra $10 on to that price now, instead of the $5 bump charged two months ago. Greg Fischbach of Acclaim (a company noted for publishing a crap-ton of awful licensed games) has this to say about the company's approach to licensed software: "If the consumer thinks that you've deceived him by using [a] popular license such as Rambo or Wrestlemania, and then haven't been able to follow through with a product that's on it--you only get one chance to do that. [...] Licenses can't just be used willy-nilly." And yet... GamePro mixed up "Taito Software, Inc." with "Taito of America" last issue. Oops!
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    This issue was graciously lent to Retromags for scanning by Coury Carlson from My Life in Gaming. Visit them on YouTube: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Entertainment System Sega Master System ColecoVision Commodore 64 IBM PC Amiga PC Engine (news coverage) arcade pinball (leaderboards coverage) --- (The following is a transcription of this issue's table of contents. (Notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.) DEPARTMENTS Top Ten ('Top Ten Games;' top list) Insert Coin ('The Heat is On!;' editorial by Steve Harris) Coming Soon (release calendar; games listed, none shown; working titles, typos purposefully retained) June Rambo (NES) Bionic Commando (NES) 1943 (NES) Legendary Wings (NES) City Connection (NES) RBI Baseball (NES) Double Dragon (NES) Maze-Hunter 3-D (SMS) Zillion II: The Triformation (SMS) Parlour Games (SMS) Monopoly (SMS) Wonder Boy in Monster Land (SMS) Space Harrier 3-D (SMS) Alex Kidd - The Lost Stars (SMS) Camerica Freedom Stick (joystick) July Ultima (NES) Dr. Chaos (NES) Jeopardy (NES) Wheel of Fortune (NES) Fighting Golf (NES) Xenophobe (NES) Gauntlet (NES) Blade Eagle 3-D (SMS) Aug. Empire City (NES) Xevious (NES) Galaga (NES) Titan Warrior (NES) Street Fighter (NES) Black Tiger (NES) California Games (NES) Indiana Jones (NES) Iron Tank (NES) Platoon (NES) Bubble Bobble (NES) Tecmo Baseball (NES) Tecmo Bowl (NES) Oct. Predator (NES) Zeta Gundum (NES) Legacy of Wizard (NES) (Legacy of the Wizard) Guardian Legend (NES) Battlefields of Napolean (NES) John Elway's Quarterback (NES) Pac-Man (NES) Master Blaster (NES) (Blaster Master) Sep. Zombie Hunter (NES) Willow (NES) Rampage (NES) Robocop (NES) Robowarrior (NES) Racket Attack (NES) Marble Madness (NES) Guerilla War (NES) Touchdown Fever (NES) Also Coming Soon... Mega Controller (NES) Cobra Command (NES) Seicross (NES) Mag Max (NES) Operation Wolf (NES) SkyShark (NES) Super Dodge Ball (NES) Shanghai (SMS) Reggie Jackson Baseball (SMS) Walter Payton Football (SMS) Alf (SMS) Kenseiden (SMS) Spy vs. Spy (SMS) Golvellius (SMS) Zero Fighter (SMS) Shinobi (SMS) Double Dragon (SMS) Thunderblade (SMS) R-Type (SMS) Out Run 3-D (SMS) Poseiden Wars 3-D (SMS) Phantasy Star (SMS) Miracle Warrior (SMS) Lord of Sword (SMS) Rambo 3 (SMS) (Rambo III) HOT GAMES TO LOOK OUT FOR... Galaga Xevious Super Xevious Marble Madness Shinobi (SMS) Thunderblade (SMS) R-Type (SMS) Double Dragon (SMS) Out Run 3-D (SMS) Press Start (news coverage) You Ought To Be In Pictures (movie license discussion) Gentlemen Start Your Engines (PC Engine; hardware, Power League Baseball, R-Type 1 shown) Reading To Win (Japanese video game tip and strategy guide books; EGP to offer tip booklets in coming issues as well as traditional video game centered books) Haven't I Seen You Somewhere Before? (Mastertronic's upcoming Arcadia Systems Super Select System; video game 'jukebox' arcade machine featuring a dozen pre-existing games) Some Systems Never Fade Away (Telegames USA's ColecoVision games & support) Interface (reader mail; not listed in this issue's TOC) Gaming Gossip (rumors & speculation; by Quartermann) Behind the Screens ('Behind the Screens at SNK;' interview with SNK President Paul Jacobs and National Sales Manager Linda Lavin) Next Wave (arcade coverage; by Jeff Peters) Atari's Vindicators Romstar's The NinjaWarriors (sic; The Ninja Warriors) Atari's Final Lap Logon (computer coverage) Coin-op companies promise hot summer lineup Boot Camp (C64; review) Contra (C64,PC; review) Rush 'n Attack (PC; review) The Awesome Arcade Action Pack Vol. 1 (Amiga; review) Sidewinder Xenon Blastaball APA International Scoreboard (high score leaderboards) Coin-Op Games Video Games Pinballs Home Games Nintendo Sega EGP Comics (RoboWarrior comic) FEATURES A Closer Look at the Japanese Famicom System Before the Nintendo Entertainment System there was the Family Computer system or Famicom. This precursor to the American NES has dominated the Japanese video game market for years, with over 9,000,000 currently in the hands of hungry video fanatics across the Pacific. Find out more about this system, how it differs from our NES, and see what games are available over there that may soon be selling over here. Fantastic reading reprinted from The Game Machine, the U.K.'s leading gaming mag. ('Nintendo Family Computer' by Shintaro Kanaoya with additional material by Steve Harris; reprinted with permission from The Games Machine; includes 'A Look At Some Of The Hottest Famicom Games...' section; includes coverage of the following:) Dragon Quest (the eventual Dragon Warrior) Super Mario Bros. II (Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels) Pac-Land Galaga Mickey Mouse (the eventual Mickey Mousecapade) Mr. Joysticks! An interview with Beeshu's Don Shulman Meet Don Shulman, the man who has brought an abundance of quality joysticks and other peripherals to Nintendo, Sega, Atari and Commodore owners. ('Mr. Joysticks!'; interview commentary) Taito Enters the Computer Software World Taito America, the U.S. subsidiary of one of the world's leading coin-operated arcade game makers, has announced plans to release a whole line of popular Taito arcade hits in multiple computer formats. ('Taito Explodes Onto The Computer Scene...;' interview with Alan Fetzer) IN-FOCUS The Pros and Cons of 3-D Gaming Encouraged by recent advances in video game technology, three-dimensional games have taken a quantum leap ahead to reach true perfection. Led by the Sega Master System and its incredibly true-to-life duplication of 3-D effects, these games are now firmly established as a new and exciting part of home gaming. Get the complete story where 3-D has gone and where its going in this special report by Roger Sharpe. ('3-D Video Gaming'; includes sections 'Taking A Closer Look At The Sega-Scope 3-D Games...' and 'The Nintendo 3-D Question'; includes detailed coverage of the following:) Maze Hunter 3-D (SMS) Space Harrier 3-D (SMS) Blade Eagle 3-D (SMS) CONTESTS The Electronic Game Player Jumpin' Joysticks Give-Away Here's a great opportunity to win one of the most fantastic new peripherals available for your Atari, Sega and Nintendo systems, Camerica's new Freedom Stick! An incredible remote-control joystick that allows you to play game from almost anywhere in the room! ('The Electronic Game Player Jumpin' Joysticks Giveaway!!') ALSO IN THIS ISSUE... Homefront Previews Another great new section in THE Computer and Video Game Resource! Get exclusive sneak peeks at some super games for release in the NES later this year. (arcade screenshots sometimes shown) Iron Tank Predator Gauntlet Robowarrior Bionic Commando Legendary Wings 1943 - The Battle of Midway The Winning Edge A new regular feature in Electronic Game Player! Learn all of the latest tips, tricks, hidden bonuses, and secret power-ups, continues, and level selects! Dozens of secrets that will help you improve your scores and impress your friends! Contra (NES) Super Xevious (NES) Karnov (NES) Super Pitfall (NES) Ikari Warriors (NES) Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road (NES) Arkanoid (NES) Gradius (NES) Deadly Towers (NES) Commando (NES) Enduro Racer (SMS) Quartet (SMS) Gauntlet (NES?) Spacer Harrier (SMS) Space Harrier 3-D (SMS) Fantasy Zone (SMS) Action Fighter (SMS) Black Belt (SMS) Gunsmoke (Gun.smoke (NES)?) The U.S. National Video Game Team Endorses Once again the U.S. National Video Game Team lends their name to the best products available for the gaming enthusiasts. Look at what joystick the team things are the best in this regular feature that only spotlights the very best. Hot Stuff (Atari,Commodore joystick) Iron Tank (NES) Freedom Stick (NES,SMS,Atari,Commodore joystick)
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System --- (Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity. Games for NES.) Editor's Notes (approx. 1/2 page; editorial by Selby Bateman; issue synopsis; includes 'A Note From The Publisher' detailing Signal Publishing Inc.'s federal consent order requiring it not to infringe on Nintendo tradenames, trademarks, service marks, including no relation to Nintendo Power magazine) Game Player's Mailbag (two pages; letters column; tips, Q&A, and reader submissions; games discussed or mentioned:) Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Skate or Die Metroid Bubble Bobble Hudson's Adventure Island Mickey Mousecapade Metal Gear Section Z Super Mario Bros. 2 Double Dragon You Asked For It!: Answers to Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (three pages; letters column; Zelda II Q&A tips and strategies) Super Strategy (NES games; five-page tip sections with game overview/review and loads of screenshots) The Adventures of Lolo Bionic Commando Golgo 13 Guerrilla War Metal Gear Metroid Milon's Secret Castle Ninja Gaiden Super Mario Bros. 2 Ultima Hot Hits (NES games; similar to the Super Strategy articles above, but limited to two pages per game) Air Fortress Anticipation Back to the Future Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach Blades of Steel Bomberman Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Gyruss Hudson's Adventure Island John Elway's Quarterback Mappyland Mystery Quest Operation Wolf Paperboy Rollerball Skate or Die Star Soldier Thundercade Vegas Dream Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Alternative Games: Getting The Most From Your Nintendo (four pages; this article is not listed in the TOC; sports, board game, and action-adventure genre NES games; discussed:) Tecmo Baseball (shown) Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf (shown) Double Dribble (shown) Bases Loaded Bandai Golf Anticipation (shown) Tetris (Tengen version shown) Side Pocket Racket Attack R.B.I. Baseball Hoops Rollerball Pinball Winter Games Wood & Water Rage Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune Othello Mappyland (shown) The Adventures of Lolo (shown) Mickey Mousecapade (shown) Chessmaster 2000 Mystery Quest Bubble Bobble (shown) Amagon City Connection (shown) From Computers To Nintendo: Two Excellent New Games (four pages; Ultima, Nobunaga's Ambition discussion; both games shown) DIRECTORY (one page; game publisher/developer directory)
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Super Famicom (the eventual Super Nintendo Entertainment System) Nintendo Game Boy Sega Master System Sega Game Gear (overseas coverage) Sega Genesis - Mega Drive NEC TurboGrafx-16 NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD Player SNK Neo Geo arcade Below is a synopsis of this issue's contents. Game title typos, shorthand, working titles, etc, are maintained for the historical record. Any relevant clarifications and comments are noted (like so). - RetroDefense --- (This issue's cover refers to 'Exclusive Pix of New & Improved Atari Lynx' coverage, but no such coverage is presented in this issue. Also, page numbering seems to indicate pages 50-67 to be missing. These discrepancies are probably related to the 'Atari Adventure' insert printed in EGM #21 - in all likelihood, it was originally intended to be printed in this issue.) Insert Coin - Real-Life Video Game Warriors... by Steve Harris (editorial) Interface (letters column) Electronic Gaming Review Crew (4-member panel game reviews; each review includes a screenshot, short game summary and four capsule reviews with commentary & score, with the combination encompassing 1/3rd of a page) The Simpsons (NES) (The Simpson: Bart vs. the Space Mutants) Metal Storm (NES) Isolated Warrior (NES) Dragon's Lair (NES) Mickey Mouse (SMS) (Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse) Gaiares (Gen) Hellfire (Gen) Dick Tracy (Gen) Super Star Soldier (TG16) Valis 2 (TG16CD) (Valis II) F-1 Race (GB) Dragon's Lair (GB) Magician Lord (NeoGeo) Ninja Combat (NeoGeo) Gaming Gossip by Quartermann Electronic Gaming Express Neo-Geo Doubles It's Game Library! 6 New Games Unveiled At WCES! (capsule game previews) Blue's Journey League Bowling King of the Monsters The Super Spy Ghost Pilots Sun Shine Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (NES; this 'Special CES Review!' amounts to a 1-page 'Fact File') Tricks of the Trade (tips, tricks and codes) MegaMan 3 (NES) (Mega Man III) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (NES) (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game) Shadow Dancer (Gen) John Madden Football (Gen) Burning Force (Gen) Arrow Flash (Gen) Low G Man (NES) Granada (Gen) Shadow of the Ninja (NES) Castle of Illusion (Gen) (Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse) Columns (GG) International Outlook - Mega Drive Software comes on strong in 1991! (capsule game previews) Blue's Almanac (Gen) Star Cruiser (MD) Heavy Unit (MD) Midnight Resistance (MD) Qix (MD) Twin Cobra (MD) Wonder Boy (GG) Dragon Crystal (GG) The Super Famicom Times - Pilotwings (1-page preview) Behind The Screens at Jaleco USA - "The Making of Metal Mech" (three-page behind-the-scenes) Nintendo Player (NES; unless noted, 2-page 'Fact File' game overviews) Metal Storm The Krion Conquest Nobunaga's Ambition II (1-page) Outpost: Genesis (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews) Air Buster 1991 Winter Consumer Electronics Show (large collection of capsule game previews; listed in TOC as 'Next Wave') NES previews: Star Wars Battletoads S.C.A.T. Super Bowl (Tecmo Super Bowl) Sim City Wolverine Gunnac Totally Rad Bo Jackson Baseball Super Spy Hunter Noah's Ark Lolo 3 (The Adventures of Lolo III) Ultimate Journey Talespin Power Blade Lone Ranger Flight of the Intruder Dragon Warrior 3 (Dragon Warrior III) Double Dragon 3 (Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones) Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge Project Space Shuttle Magic Darts Hunt for Red October American Gladiators The Rocketeer Smash TV F-15 Strike Eagle Robocop 2 Ikari 3 (Ikari III: The Rescue, Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue) Earth Bound (Earthbound) Pool of Radiance (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance) Conan Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure) Godzilla 2 Rockin' Kats Touchdown Fever Klash Ball Monopoly Mimi(sic) Putt (Mini Putt) Uninvited Rainbow Island Fun House Laser Invasion Faria Greg Norman's Golf Power Whomp 'Em Ufouria Police Academy Dragon Fighter Darkman Die Hard Airball World Champ Hatris Cowboy Kid Sword Master Might and Magic Vice Blaze Buster Mike Tyson's Intergalactic Power Punch Genesis previews: Raiden Trad Alien Storm Spiderman (Spider-Man) Sonic the Hedgehog Abrahm's Tank Battle 688 Attack Sub Valis 3 (Valis III) Jesse 'The Body' Ventura Wings of Wor Gain Ground Dino Land Junction The Berlin Wall Warrior of Rome Swamp Thing Ms. Pac-Man R.B.I. 3 (R.B.I. Baseball 3) Pit Fighter Hardball Star Control Onslaught Dando Task Force Harrier EX Wardner Elemental Master Death Duel Stormlord Sagaia Space Invaders Crossfire Dark Castle Might and Magic 2 (Might and Magic II) King's Bounty James Pond PGA Tour Golf Road Rash Sega Master System previews: Golden Axe Warrior TG16/TG16CD previews: Dead Moon Wanderer's From Y's (Ys III: Wanderers From Ys) Yo Bro Top Score Club (listed in TOC as 'High Scores') Game Over! - Phantasy Star II (Gen; spoiler alert!)
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Super Famicom (the eventual Super Nintendo Entertainment System) Nintendo Game Boy Sega Master System Sega Genesis - Mega Drive NEC TurboGrafx-16 NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD Player - PC-Engine CD-ROM Player Atari Lynx Atari Panther (ultimately never released) arcade Below is a synopsis of this issue's contents. Game title typos, shorthand, working titles, etc, are maintained for the historical record. Any relevant clarifications and comments are noted (like so). - RetroDefense --- (Some of the magazine sections listed below (Sega Masters, Gameboy Club, Atari Adventure) are inferred from prior issues, and are never formally named within this specific issue.) Insert Coin - The Shape Of Games To Come... by Steve Harris (editorial) Interface (letters column) Electronic Gaming Review Crew (4-member panel game reviews; each review includes a screenshot, short game summary and four capsule reviews with commentary & score, with the combination encompassing 1/3rd of a page) Arch-Rivals (NES) G.I. Joe (NES) Rad Gravity (NES) Ninja Crusaders (NES) Quantum Fighter (NES) Last Alert (TG16CD) TV Sports Football (TG16) Arrow Flash (Gen) Bimini Run (Gen) Lakers vs. Celtics (Gen) Mondu's Fight Palace (Gen) Double Dribble 5 on 5 (GB) Operation-C (GB) (Operation C) Zarlor Mercenary (Lynx) Gaming Gossip by Quartermann Electronic Gaming Express Atari Set To Roar With New "Panther" 16-Bit Machine Next Wave (capsule game previews) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (NES) Lolo 3 (NES) (Lolo III) Zombie Nation (NES) Nobunaga's Ambition (NES) Ufouria (NES) Super Spy Hunter (NES) Star Wars (NES) Stormlord (Gen) Sword of Sodan (Gen) Sonic; Spiderman; Battle Tank; Attack Sub (Gen; shared preview) (Sonic The Hedgehog, Spider-Man) Powerball (Gen) Cyraid (GB) Air Buster (Gen) R-Type (GB) MegaMan (GB) (Mega Man in Dr. Wily's Revenge) Pac Man (GB) (Pac-Man) Tricks of the Trade (tips, tricks and codes) Solstice (NES) Legendary Axe 2 (TG16) (Legendary Axe II) Last Alert (TG16CD) Gauntlet 2 (NES) (Gauntlet II) Shadow Blasters (Gen) Bimini Run (Gen) Tommy Lasorda Baseball (Gen) Valis 2 (TG16) (Valis II) Operation C (GB) John Madden Football (Gen) Buster Douglas Boxing (Gen) Lakers vs. Celtics (Gen) E-SWAT (Gen) Turbo Champ (this issue's Turbo Champ is billed as a magazine-bound-in-magazine insert, complete with cover; 'The Ultimate All-TurboGrafx-16 Magazine') Best Games of 1990! (Top 5) Y's Books One & Two (TG16CD) (Ys: Books I & II) Bonk's Adventure (TG16) Ninja Spirit (TG16) Military Madness (TG16) Splatterhouse (TG16) Bonk (Bonk's Revenge; TG16; 2-page 'Fact File') 1991 TurboGrafx-16 Preview Guide... (game previews) TV Sports Basketball Super Star Soldier Battle Royale Aero Blaster (Aeroblasters) Bomber Man (Bomberman) TailSpin (TaleSpin) Lords of the Rising Sun Camp California TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM Super Power!! (game previews) It Came From the Desert Wanders of Y's Final Zone II Sherlock Holmes Magical Dinosaur Tour Valis II Last Alert TurboGrafx-16 Multi-Player Games! - Turbo-Tap Action For Up to Five-Player Interaction!! TV Sports Football Super Volleyball Tiger Road TurboGrafx-16 Third-Party Games - The Best Turbo Games From the Hottest Game Companies!! Sinistron Klax Side Arms Turbo Accessories (Stack Rack game organizer, Game Encyclopedia, Game Card Soft Pack, Ultimate Superstick TurboVision) NEC's Turbo Express - The Portable Color Super-Power! (shown, with hand-held tech spec comparison chart (Express, Gameboy, Lynx, Game Gear)) International Outlook Third Party Mega Drive Companies End Year With Dozens of New games (capsule previews) Elemental Master (MD) Dangerous Seed (MD) Shining Darkness (MD) '4 In One Cart' (MD) Avenger (PCECD) Super Mario World (SF; 4-page preview) The Super Famicom Times (capsule previews) Master's Golf Hole In One Golf UN Squadron (Area 88) Wanderers From Y's Gdleen Behind The Screens: Taito ('EGM Visits - Taito of America;' 4-page article) Arcade Alley Double Dragon 3 R-360 and D3-BOS Thunder Force 3 AC (Thunder Force III AC) Nintendo Player (NES; 2-page 'Fact File' game overviews) Isolated Warrior Adventure Island II The Simpsons (Bart vs. The Space Mutants) Sega Masters (SMS; 2-page 'Fact File' game overviews; not listed in TOC) Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Outpost: Genesis (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews) Fatal Labyrinth Bimini Run Gaiares Gameboy Club (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews; not listed in TOC) Dragon's Lair Atari Adventure (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews; not listed in TOC) Zarlor Mercenary (Lynx) U.S. National Video Game Team's Super Play - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES; four page strategy guide) Top Score Club (listed in TOC as 'High Scores') Game Over! - Thunder Force III (Gen; spoiler alert!)
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Super Famicom (the eventual Super Nintendo Entertainment System) Nintendo Game Boy Sega Master System Sega Genesis NEC TurboGrafx-16 NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD Player Atari Lynx arcade Sharp 21G-SF1 TV/Super Famicom combo (overseas coverage) Sega/IBM Tera Genesis/PC hybrid (never released) Below is a synopsis of this issue's contents. Game title typos, shorthand, working titles, etc, are maintained for the historical record. Any relevant clarifications and comments are noted (like so). - RetroDefense --- (Some of the magazine sections listed below (Sega Masters, Gameboy Club) are inferred from prior issues, and are never formally named within this specific issue.) Insert Coin - Is This The End? by Steve Harris (editorial) Interface (letters column) Electronic Gaming Review Crew (4-member panel game reviews; each review includes a screenshot, short game summary and four capsule reviews with commentary & score, with the combination encompassing 1/3rd of a page) Gauntlet 2 (NES) (Gauntlet II) Solar Jetman (NES) Skull & Crossbones (NES) Adventure Island 2 (NES) Ghouls & Ghosts (SMS) (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) Vermilion (Gen) (Sword of Vermilion) Granada (Gen) Battle Squadron (Gen) Klax (Gen) Final Zone 2 (TG16CD) Veigues Tactical Gladiator (TG16) Aeroblaster (TG16) (Aeroblasters) Gremlins 2 (GB) (Gremlins 2: The New Batch) Robo Squash (Lynx) Gaming Gossip by Quartermann Electronic Gaming Express Sega and IBM Ink Deal For Tera... A Genesis and IBM Computer Combo! (Tera hardware shown; Genesis CD-ROM artist rendition shown) Sharp Introduces a TV with a Super Famicom Built In! (Sharp 21G-SF1 shown; a Sharp TV/Famicom combo is also shown) Next Wave (capsule game previews with screenshots) Isolated Warrior (NES) Krion Conquest (NES) Arch Rivals (NES) Puzznic (NES) Metal Mech (NES) Sherlock Holmes - Consulting Detective (TG16CD) Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (SMS) Phantasy Star 3 (Gen) (Phantasy Star III) M.U.S.H.A. (Gen) Crackdown (Gen) Kung Fu Master (GB) Power Mission (GB) Ms. Pac-Man (Lynx) Zarlor Mercenary (Lynx) Tricks of the Trade (tips, tricks and codes) Super Monaco GP (Gen) Mondu's Fight Palace (Gen) MegaMan 3 (NES) (Mega Man III) Insector X (Gen) Mercenary Force (GB) Castlevania 3 (NES) (Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse) Captain Skyhawk (NES) Y's (TG16CD) (Ys: Books I & II) Solar Jetman (NES) Strider (Gen) International Outlook - The First Batch of New Third-Party Super Famicom Softs Hit the Street! (full page previews:) Final Fight (SF) Gradius 3 (SF) (Gradius III) Arcade Alley - 1990 AMOA (listed in TOC as 'Arcade Express;' two pages of arcade game previews, shown:) Magic Sword Hit the Ice Pit Fighter Dragon Saber Brute Force Thunder & Lightning GP Rider Nintendo Player (NES; 2-page 'Fact File' game overviews) Shadow of the Ninja G.I. Joe The Punisher Sega Masters (SMS; 2-page 'Fact File' game overviews; not listed in TOC) Dick Tracy Outpost: Genesis (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews) Dick Tracy Granada Technocop Turbo Champ (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews, unless noted) Aeroblasters (TG16) Sinistron (TG16) Tricky Kick (TG16; small capsule preview with screenshots) Gameboy Club (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews; not listed in TOC) Operation C U.S. National Video Game Team's Super Play - Mega Man III (NES; six page strategy guide) Screen Play (T2: Judgement Day movie; not listed in TOC) Top Score Club (listed in TOC as 'High Scores') Game Over! - Target Earth (Gen; spoiler alert!)
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    Insert Coin: "In the name of the game...," by Steve Harris Interface: Letters to the Editor Review Crew: Game Boy: Burai Fighter Genesis: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Dynamite Duke, Final Zone, John Madden Football Lynx: Rygar Master System: Joe Montana Football NES: Caveman Games, Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy, Silver Surfer, Werewolf Gaming Gossip: by Quartermann Electronic Gaming Express: Sega CD final specs Game Boy to NES converter Next Wave (previews): Genesis: Dick Tracy, Gynoug, Thunder Force 4 Master System: Buster Douglas Boxing, Pat Riley Basketball NES: Metal Storm, Pac-Mania TurboGrafx-16: Bomberman Tricks of the Trade (codes): Game Boy: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Genesis: Phelios NES: Journey to Silius TurboGrafx-16: Bravoman, Klax, Super Star Soldier, Veigues Tactical Gladiator International Outlook: Mega Drive: Crackdown, Darius 2, Gaiares, Twin Cobra, V-Attack Super Famicom: Ghouls & Ghosts 3, Jelly Bean Simpsons Pinball (2 page report) Nintendo Player: Simpsons: Bart vs Space Mutants TMNT II: The Arcade Game Sega Masters: Ghouls & Ghosts Outpost: Genesis: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Dynamite Duke John Madden Football Turbo Champ: Super Star Soldier Ninja Spirit high score contest Atari Adventure: Rygar Game Boy Club: 4 player adapter Burgertime Chase HQ Double Dribble 5 on 5 F-1 Race Gremlins 2 Kung Fu Master Operation C R-Type Spot Wizardry Super Play: Ultima: Quest of the Avatar (4 pages) Sega Genesis Batman contest Screen Play (movies): Highlander 2: The Quickening Shadow of the Ninja contest Top Score Club: Target Earth (Game of the Month) ...and many others for Nintendo, Sega, Turbo, Genesis, Arcade. Game Over! (endings): Ys: Book I & II