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Computer Game Review Issue 6

ISSUE: 6Content




Atari ST

Sega Genesis

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Sega Mega CD (the eventual Sega CD)

Phillips Super Nintendo CD-ROM (never released)

PC-Engine Duo (the eventual TurboDuo)


Initialize - Late, Great Games by David White (editorial)

Postage Due (letters column)

Reviews (each 1-page review includes game overview, screenshots, and 3-member panel capsule reviews, each with commentary and score)

  • Conquests of the Longbow (PC)
  • Shuttle (PC)
  • No Greater Glory (PC)
  • Amnios (Amiga)
  • Winter Challenge (PC/Amiga)
  • Hare Raising Havoc (PC)
  • Le Chuck's Revenge (PC)
  • Dusk of the Gods (PC)
  • Madden '92 (Gen)
  • Drakkhen (Gen)
  • ToeJam & Earl (Gen)

On The Edge: CGR Peripheral Review - The Computer Gamer's Bible by R. Andrew Rathbone (review with cover scan, overview, and 3-member panel review capsules, each with commentary and score)

CGR Previews (1/2 page each, with overview, screenshots and tech specs)

  • Castles: The Northern Campaign (PC)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions (PC)
  • Black Crypt (Amiga)
  • Wing Commander II Operation Disk (PC)
  • Great Britain Scenery Upgrades (PC)
  • Eye of the Beholder II (PC/Amiga)
  • Heimdal (Amiga)
  • Civilization (PC)

International Previews (U.K. coverage; approx. 1/2 page each, with overview, screenshots and tech specs)

  • Cyber Assault (PC/Amiga/ST)
  • Abandoned Places (PC/Amiga/ST)
  • Eternam (PC/Amiga)
  • KGB (PC/Amiga)
  • Boston Bomb Club (PC/Amiga/ST)
  • Moonstone (PC/Amiga)

Computer Game Review's Awards For 1991 (four pages of awards; includes 'The CGR Reviewers' Top Ten Games of 1991' and 'The CGR Reviewers' Favorite Games of All-Time' sidebars)

(The following awards are the primary focus of this article, with game box packaging shown and two runners-up also listed per award:)

  • Simulation Game of the Year - Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
  • Action Adventure Game of the Year - Wing Commander II
  • Role Playing Game of the Year - Might and Magic III
  • War Game of the Year - Patton Strikes Back
  • Sports Game of the Year - 4D Boxing
  • Puzzle Game of the Year - Are We There Yet?

(The following awards include commentary only:)

  • Best Graphics of the Year - Spaceship Warlock
  • Best Sound Effects and Speech of the Year - Wing Commander II
  • Best Soundtrack of the Year - Vengeance of Excalibur
  • Best Manual of the Year - Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
  • Best Game Playability of the year - 4D Boxing
  • Best Opening Sequence of the Year - Wing Commander II
  • Best Ending Sequence of the Year - Might and Magic III
  • Best Peripheral of the Year - Sound Blaster Pro
  • Best Conversion From Another Medium - Megafortress

Strategies (two pages of strategy per game, unless noted)

  • Dune (three pages)
  • Dusk of the Gods
  • Pools of Darkness
  • Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator (three pages)
  • Ultima Underworld (three pages)
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

16-Bit Strategy (two pages of strategy per game)

  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (SNES)
  • Road Rash (Gen)

16 Bit Express (1-page overview of new systems and tech improvements)

  • 1992 - The Year Games Grow UP (intro)
  • Mega CD-ROM (hardware shown)
  • PC Engine Duo (hardware shown)
  • Nintendo/Phillips CD-ROM
  • Video Games (increased meg count in cartridges)

In The Works - Dozens of Hot Releases Just Around the Corner! (mentioned:)

  • Ultima VII
  • Ultima Underworld
  • Strike Commander
  • Wizardry VII
  • Eye of the Beholder II
  • Falcon 3.0
  • Star Trek
  • Castles Mission Disk
  • Monkey Island II: Le Chuck's Revenge
  • Indiana Jones
  • Civilization
  • Darklands
  • Shadow of the Beast III

First Person (three page interview)

(Excerpt:) CGR talks with David Bradley, creator of Sir-Tech's latest installment in the continuing Wizardry series, entitle The Crusaders of the Dark Savant.

Game Over - Warlords (spoiler alert!)

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    Title: Computer Game Review Issue 6
    Month: January
    Year: 1992
    Publisher: Sendai Publishing
    Editor: David White
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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