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Electronic Games LC2 Issue 1

ISSUE: 1Content


  • Sega Genesis
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Turbografx-16 CD-ROM Player
  • Amiga
  • arcade


(TOC transcription follows, with (notes) and bullet lists added for clarity)


Gamers Guide to Science Fiction

EG offers a complete overview of science fiction software, with sections devoted to action, adventure and licensed titles. Also included are interviews with Harlan Ellison, Syd Mead and William Shatner. ('Players Guide To Science Fiction;' includes interior article "cover" featuring artwork by H.R. Giger; largely running commentary including the following sub-sections:)

  • About The Cover (sidebar; about this "article cover's" artwork)
  • Electronic Anthologies - Some intriguing old wine in new bottles (sidebar)
  • A Candid Conversation With Harlan Ellison - The Noted Futurist Contemplates His First Electronic Games (interview)
  • Syd Mead - Creating Brave New World - The Art Designer Behind Tron, 2010, and Blade Runner Goes Electronic Games (interview)
  • William Shatner Talks About Games - Candid Comments By The Man Behind Captain Kirk (sidebar interview)


EG's Fall/Winter Preview

What new and exciting games are coming out this holiday season? EG takes you for a flyby of some of the best upcoming video game and computer software. (by Arnie Katz & the EG staff)

The Sound of Gaming

Everything you ever wanted to know about soundboards and the companies that make them. (by Bill Kunkel and Joyce Worley; includes 'A Little Byte Music' and 'Meet the Miracle' sidebars)

East - Meets - West

The reasons behind the changes game companies make to Japanese imports, including the list of criteria Nintendo uses when evaluating games submitted for approval. (by Marc Camron; subtitled 'The Real Reasons Behind the Modification of Japanese Software')

Smartening up... with Electronic Games

The latest edutainment titles are here, and EG has them. (by Joyce Worley)


Power On! - A New Beginning... (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Hotline (news section)

  • Sony Data Discman Adds Sounds
  • American Sammy Gives Up On US
  • Pinball In Shootout
  • Sega takes aim with Menacer
  • 100,000 Fans Go To Summer CES
  • Atari Goes Back to Silicon Valley; Jaguar Is On The Prowl
  • HAL Closes Doors
  • Game Gear/Genesis Price Cuts and CD-ROM Introduced For Genesis
  • Atari Celebrates The Anniversary of Pong
  • Software Publishers Elect Officers, Board
  • A Look to the East (by Marc Camron)
  • Turbo Technologies Cuts Prices On Game Units
  • Capcom Joystick is 8- & 16-Bit Compatible
  • Maxell Sponsors New Jersey Concert Series
  • Broderbund Signs Three New Affiliate Labels
  • Game Names Go Novelty In Licensing Programs
  • Capcom Signs with NFL
  • LucasArts New Name For Lucasfilm Games
  • Top Coin-Ops of May 1992
  • Top Selling PC Games for May 1992

Game Doctor - Questions Answered: Answers Questioned! (Q&A by The Game Doctor)

Fandom Central - An Introduction to Electronic Gaming Fandom (commentary and fanzine reviews by Arnie Katz; includes 'Join The Jury!' sidebar describing reader-submitted game review recurring contest)

  • The Video Game Revolution #1
  • MASTERminds #1
  • CyberBeat #5
  • The 2600 Connection #11

The Kunkel Report - Left Brain, Right Brain Gaming (by Bill Kunkel)

Video Game Gallery (cart/card video game reviews)

  • Atomic Runner (Gen)
  • The Duel: Test Drive II (SNES)
  • Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds (NES)
  • Harley's Humongous Adventure (SNES)
  • Side Pocket (Gen)
  • Monopoly (SNES)
  • Street Fighter II (SNES)
  • Greendog: Beached Surfer Dude (Gen)
  • NHLPA Hockey (Gen)
  • David Crane's Amazing Tennis (SNES)
  • Wings 2: Aces High (SNES)

Software Gallery (disk computer game reviews)

  • Conflict Korea (DOS)
  • Aquaventura (Amiga)
  • Crisis in the Kremlin (DOS)
  • Solitaire's Journey (DOS)
  • Hardball III (DOS)
  • The Dark Queen of Krynn (DOS)
  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (DOS)

CD Gallery (CD-ROM video game and computer game reviews)

  • Loom (DOS CD)
  • Wing Commander Deluxe Edition (DOS CD)
  • Battle Chess (DOS CD)

Insert Coin Here - Inside The World Of Coin-Op (by Jay Carter; arcade coverage)

Portable Playtime (portable video game reviews)

  • Bionic Commando (GB)
  • Track & Field (GB)
  • Centipede (GB)

Playing to Win (game strategies)

  • Global Effect (DOS)
  • Krusty's Super Fun House (SNES,Gen)
  • Mini Strategy - Street Fighter II

Test Lab - Evolution Or Revolution (by Ed Dille; Turbo Touch 360 controller review; includes 'The Man Behind The Touch: Michael McKenna' sidebar interview)

Lore (book reviews)

  • Wing Commander I & II: The Ultimate Strategy Guide
  • Quest for Clues: The Book of Orbs

The EG Poll ('The Electronic Games Reader Poll')

Things to Come ('Coming Attractions...;' next issue)


(TOC cover credits/fine print:)

About the art: We at EG would like to thank the following artists for their contributions to this issue:

Cover: Aliens vs. Predator (TM) & © 1992 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. (TM) indicates a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Aliens vs. Predator art appears courtesy of Dark Horse Comics.

Science Fiction Cover: Illustration by H.R. Giger. © 1974 H.R. Giger, used with permission of CyberDreams, Inc.

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: Illustration by Barclay Shaw © 1983 Barclay Shaw, used with permission.

And a special thanks to our freelance artists:

Eric Curry - All department logos, and various photography

David M. Davis - Smartening up... With Electronic Games

Gary Ciccarelli - Darth vs. the Enterprise

[The cover artwork is taken from the first 'Aliens vs. Predator' graphic novel, published by Dark Horse Comics - Areala]

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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 1
    Month: October
    Year: 1992
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 100
    Price: $3.95 USA, $4.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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