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Electronic Game Player Issue 1

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  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Sega Master System
  • Commodore 64
  • Amiga
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari XE
  • arcade
  • pinball


(The following is a transcription of this issue's table of contents. (Notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.)


Rating the Joysticks

Find out which Nintendo-compatible joystick is right for you as Steve Harris compares the Nintendo Advantage +, Epyx 500XJ, Wico Command Control, and Beeshu Jazz, Jammer, and Zinger. Must reading for every NES owner! ('Taking Control - EGP Gives You A Closer Look At The NES-Compatible Joysticks')

  • NES Advantage +
  • Wico's Command Control
  • Epyx's 500XJ
  • Beeshu's Zinger
  • Beeshu's JAZZ Stick
  • Beeshu's Jammer Super Stick

Masters of the Game

Top guns from around the country compete in the 1987 Video Game Masters Tournament for Guinness Book of Sports Records honors. Hear from the winners as well as the losers in this exclusive account of the gaming event of the year. ('Playing To Win - Top Players Compete For Guinness Book of Sports Records Honors')


The Nintendo Entertainment System

Nintendo, the coin-op manufacturer of favorites such as Super Mario Bros. and Hogan's Alley, has entered the home gaming system race full force with their remarkable Nintendo Entertainment System. Already a best-seller in Japan, the NES boasts a multitude of exciting features, including an interactive robot that actually plays games with you! With its outstanding game play and wide assortment of software, many are calling the NES "the most advanced video game system ever!" Find out why in this special In-Focus report. ('Home Gaming Excitement with the Nintendo Entertainment System')


Insert Coin

Meet the people who bring you EGP. ("The time is right...;" editorial by Steve Harris)


Readers sound off! (reader mail)

Press Start

The U.S. National Video Game Team, disappearing video games, mega-memory carts, return of the lasers, and video games saving lives.

  • Video Game Patriots (U.S. National Video Game Team)
  • Laser Perfect (Millennium Games' 'Freedom Fighter' laserdisc arcade game)
  • Let's Get Physical! (Bandai's 'Family Fun Fitness' pad accessory, 'Athletic World' game)
  • Endangered Species (converting arcade cabinets to new games)
  • Exceeding the Limits (Sega introduces high-capacity "mega' cartridges at CES)
  • Video Wizards ('Arcade Wizardry' instructional videos)
  • Memory Test (Nintendo introducing battery saves with 'The Legend of Zelda')
  • Teaching Your Old Dog New Tricks (upcoming 2600 games from Absolute)
  • California Dreamin' (Epyx's 'California Games')
  • High Scores for Life (Aladdin's Castle arcade chain donates to MADD, SADD)
  • Special When Lit (Pinball Expo)

Gaming Gossip

Read the latest rumors from around the industry. (rumors and speculation)

Behind the Screens

A revealing conversation with the programmers of Bally/Sente. Learn how coin-op sensations like Night Stocker and Xenophobe are born.

Next Wave

Grab your V.I.P. pass and journey to Chicago for the annual AMOA arcade-game convention! ('Hot New Games Debut For The Winter Season')

  • Behind the Scenes at the AMOA Arcade Game Convention
  • Most Challenging Game: Nintendo's R-Type
  • Most Innovative Game: Sega's Heavyweight Champ
  • Most Surprising Game: Atari's Pac-Mania
  • Best Pinball Machine: Williams' Big Guns
  • Best Game of Show: Taito's Operation Wolf

Our 'Cades

Roving reporter Woody McCoy begins his quest for the world's largest arcade at Castle Amusement Park in Riverside, California.

Player Profile

Meet Mike Ward and Jim Vollandt; the masters of the video game marathon. ('player pro-file - A Candid Talk with the Masters of the Marathon;' interview with Mike Ward and Jim Vollandt; includes 'A Lesson in Patience' sidebar)


World record holders give you their tips to beat Super Mario Bros. and 720 Degrees. ('Score - How To Master;' arcade strategies)

  • Vs. Super Mario Bros.
  • 720

The Home Front

Siskel and Ebert couldn't do it better! Get in-depth reviews on over two dozen of the hottest games for 1988.

  • Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)
  • Zillion (SMS)
  • World Runner in 3-D (NES)
  • Desert Falcon (7800)
  • Missile Defense 3-D (SMS)
  • Out Run (SMS)
  • Deadly Towers (NES)
  • Rad Racer (NES)
  • Arkanoid (NES)
  • Sky Kid (NES)
  • Ikari Warriors (NES)
  • Lunar Pool (NES)
  • Star Raiders II (XE)
  • Fantasy Zone (SMS)


Todd Rogers picks his favorite coin-op to computer game software. ('Logon: Arcade Action Comes Home to Your Computer' by Todd Rogers; reviews:)

  • Gauntlet (C64)
  • Aaargh! (Amiga)
  • Gun.Smoke (C64)
  • Arkanoid (Amiga)
  • Speed Rumbler (C64)

The APA International Scoreboard

The highest scores from top players around the world! (high score leaderboards)

  • Video Games
  • Pinballs

Coming Soon...

An at a glance director of new products, games, and software (upcoming release list; this column is not listed in this issue's TOC)

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Sega Master System

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    Title: Electronic Game Player Issue 1
    Month: January/February
    Year: 1988
    Publisher: Sorjana Publications
    Editor: Steve Harris
    Pages: 52
    Price: $2.95 USA, $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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