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Diehard GameFan Issue 4

ISSUE: 4Content


  • Sega Genesis (Gen)
  • Sega Mega Drive (MD)
  • Sega CD (SCD)
  • TurboDuo
  • Turbografx-16 (TG16)
  • PC Engine Super CD-ROM (PSCD)
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • Super Famicom (SFC)
  • Neo Geo (NG; domestic and/or import)
  • Game Gear (GG; domestic and/or import)
  • arcade


(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents. (Notes) and bullet lists are added for clarity.)

(Die Hard Game Fan (aka Game Fan) is notable for featuring significant import game coverage. Many of these imports would never see a domestic release or were altered (in regards to content, game title, etc) before release. This is nothing unusual, but DHGF would often omit pertinent game coverage details such as the game's platform, region, or even a game's title, making the import/domestic status of a game sometimes difficult to identify. This problem is improved in later issues. Inferred information (?) is noted, unknown information is common - you have been warned.)

Editorial Zone (editorial; by Dave Halverson)

Hocus Pocus (cheats and tips)

  • Street Fighter 2 (SNES; Pro Action Replay and Game Genie codes)
  • Bio Hazard Battle (Gen; including Pro Action Replay code)
  • Black Hole Assault (SCD)
  • Super Star Wars (SNES)
  • Sonic 2 (GG)

Viewpoint (game reviews; four member panel, each with capsule summary and percentage rating; titles listed may be working titles and/or abbreviated; games reviewed here also include feature reviews elsewhere in the issue)

  • Sega:
    • Battletoads (Gen)
    • Tiny Toons (Gen)
    • Wolfchild (SCD)
    • Jaguar XJ220 (SCD)
    • Chuck Rock (SCD)
    • Risky Woods (Gen)
    • Ecco the Dolphin (Gen)
    • Deadly Moves (Gen)
    • Paperboy 2 (Gen)
    • Pro Quarterback (Gen)
  • Nintendo:
    • Starfox (SNES)
    • Tiny Toons (SNES)
    • Combatribes (SNES)
    • Chester Cheetah (SNES)
    • Vikings (SNES)
    • Albert Odyssey (SFC)
    • King of Rally (SFC)
    • Jaki Crush (SFC)
    • Rival Turf 2 (SNES)
    • Ranma 1/2 Part 2 (SFC)
  • Turbo:
    • Darkwing Duck (TG16)
    • The Legend of Hero Toma (TG16)
    • Gradius Gofer (PSCD)
  • Neo Geo:
    • Cyberlip

Most Wanted (top lists; 'Top Ten,' 'Most Wanted')

The Adventures of Monitaur (comic; four pages)

Sega Sector (Sega related game reviews and previews; Gen unless noted, one page each unless noted, review unless noted)

  • Battletoads (approx. three pages)
  • Blaster Master 2 (preview)
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (two pages)
  • Wolfchild (SCD; two pages)
  • Jaguar XJ220 (SCD; two pages)
  • Ecco (two pages)
  • Chuck Rock (SCD)
  • Risky Woods
  • Pro Quarterback
  • Paperboy II
  • Flashback (preview)
  • Deadly Moves
  • Ex-peranza (MD; preview; the eventual Ranger-X)
  • Snow Bros. (MD; preview)

Planet SNES (Nintendo related game reviews and previews; SNES unless noted; one page each unless noted, review unless noted)

  • Tiny Toon Adventures (approx. three pages)
  • Starfox
  • The Combatribes
  • Chester Cheetah: Too Cool To Fool
  • The Lost Vikings
  • Albert Odyssey (SFC)
  • The King of Rally (SFC)
  • Mech Warrior (1/2 page)
  • Flying Hero (SFC; 1/2 page; review?)
  • Jaki Crush (SFC)
  • Ki Ki Kai Kai (SFC; two pages; the eventual Pocky & Rocky)
  • Rival Turf II (two pages)
  • Ranma 1/2 Part 2 (SFC; two pages)

Turbo Toons (Turbografx-16/TurboDuo related game reviews and previews; one page each unless noted, review unless noted)

  • Darkwing Duck (TG16; approx. one page)
  • Legend of Hero Tonma (TG16)
  • Fighting Run (PCE; 1/2 page)
  • Magical Chase (PCE; 1/2 page)
  • Gradius Gopher (PSCD; two pages)

Savage Amusement (Neo Geo related game reviews and previews; one page each unless noted, review unless noted)

  • Viewpoint (approx. 2 pages; preview?)
  • Cyberlip

CES '93 (10 pages, including one page 'Best of Show' and the following sections (each featuring a ton of screenshots))

  • Sega CD
  • Sega Genesis
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • TurboDuo

Hands On ('Hand On Portables;' one page of portable gaming coverage (commentary, reviews, previews))

  • Shining Force (GG import; review)
  • (screenshots (all GG?)):
    • Krusty's Fun House
    • Alien 3
    • Chase H.Q.
    • Double Dragon
    • Spiderman
    • Battletoads
    • Humans
    • Klax
  • Mortal Kombat (GG)

Graveyard (Marvel Land (Gen?) overview; one page)

Other Stuff (news and speculation; three pages of commentary and screenshots)

Postmeister (reader mail; one page)

The Schedule (game release calendar; one page)

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    Title: Diehard GameFan Issue 4
    Month: February
    Year: 1993
    Publisher: Shinno Media
    Editor: Dave Halverson
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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