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Duo World Issue 1

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(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents and contains excerpts. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity.)


If you were a TurboPlay subscriber, welcome back for more of the detailed coverage of the games you love. If you're new to Duo World, you're in for a treat. Each issue gives you all the info you need on TurboGrafx-16 and Duo products. You get honest reviews, helpful tips and tricks, informative news, insightful previews and behind-the-scenes peeks on the companies that make the products. And all you have to do is turn the page and enjoy! (TOC intro)


Say howdy to Duo World's merry mailman, who will handle all of the burning questions you need answered. (reader mail; two pages)


Get the lowdown on the Japanese introduction of Capcom's popular Street Fighter II (for the PC Engine), how you can get game tips from TTI and check out the new streamlined version of the PC Engine Duo that's just hit Japan. (news section; one page)

  • Street Fighter II Invades the Duo... In Japan (6-button Avenue Pad shown)
  • TTI Announces New Game Tip Line
  • Duo-R In The East (shown)

CLOSER LOOK (game reviews; eight pages; one page per review)

  • Riot Zone (SCD)
  • Camp California (SCD)
  • Dungeon Master: Theron's Quest (SCD)
  • Vasteel (CD)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Volume 2 (SCD)
  • Magical Chase (chip)
  • Bonk III: Bonk's Big Adventure (chip)
  • Cotton (SCD)

DUO TIPS (capsule tips & tricks; by Chris Bieniek; six pages)

  • Gate of Thunder (actually, the "3-in-1" TurboDuo pack-in disc)
  • Chase H.Q.
  • Shockman
  • Air Zonk
  • Bomberman
  • Cadash
  • Somer Assault
  • New Adventure Island
  • Samurai Ghost
  • Soldier Blade
  • Time Cruise
  • Gate of Thunder (this time, the actual game)
  • It Came From the Desert
  • Dead Moon
  • Forgotten Worlds
  • Shadow of the Beast
  • Exile
  • Cosmic Fantasy 2
  • Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu
  • Splash Lake


Victor Ireland looks at the hottest software that's showing up for Japan's PC Engine, sister system to the TurboGrafx-16 and Duo consoles. Take a peek at what may be imported to these shores soon. (two pages; including short intro and the following international previews (approx. 1/2 page each))

  • Genocide (SCD)
  • Rayxanber III (SCD)
  • Pop 'n' Magic (SCD)
  • Bonanza Brothers (SCD)


Senior Editor Chris Bieniek gives you the first looks at games that will be in your local stores in coming months. (one page)

  • Exile: Wicked Phenomenon (CD, July)
  • Robotech/Macross 2036 (bi-compatible CD/SCD, August)
  • Dungeon Explorer II (SCD; September)
  • John Madden Super CD Football (SCD, September)


Anime is a highly recognizable style of Japanese artwork that's sweeping the world. Read more about one of the most popular anime comics and TV shows, Urusei Yatsuta, and how it looks as a PC Engine game. ('Duo Anime' by Steve Pearl; one page, with 1/2 page discussing the anime, the other half discussing the videogame)


Here's your chance to win some free software, courtesy of TTI and Duo World. All it takes is a postcard and a little luck... (one page)

COVER ART: Bonk ushers in the first issue of Duo World, your best source for TurboGrafx-16 and Duo information. Look on page 14 for the review of Bonk's latest journey, Bonk III: Bonk's Big Adventure.

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    Title: Duo World Issue 1
    Month: July/August
    Year: 1993
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Pages: 32
    Price: $1.95 USA, $2.50 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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