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Electronic Games LC2 Issue 10

ISSUE: 10Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • MS-DOS
  • PC
  • PC CD-ROM
  • pinball

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

(EG's Hotline section receives a minor facelift starting this issue.)

FEATURES

Players' Guide to Adventure and Role-Playing Games

Adventure and RPG games have grown in popularity, number, and complexity over the past few years. EG ventures into the caverns to uncover the great original games as well as find out what's in store for future quests. (a collection of related articles:)

  • Cartridge Quests: The Adventure of Video Games (by Bill Kunkel)
  • Close-Up on Young Merlin: Mum's the World on Westwood's Latest Adventure (by Bill Kunkel)
  • In the Grip of the Tentacle! An Advance Look at the Maniac Mansion Sequel (by Arnie Katz)
  • Opening a New Land: Lands of Lore Starts a New Adventure Series (by Arnie Katz and Joyce Worley)
  • Return of the Phantom: Death Stalks the Opera House in the Latest Microprose Adventure (by Arnie Katz)
  • Exploring Arkania: An In-depth Preview of Sir-Tech's Latest Challenge (by Alex Rees)
  • Unlimited Adventures: Make Your Own Adventures in Forgotten Realms (by Ed Dille)

Games Go to the Movies

Most game players are well aware of the many titles that are produced in correlation to blockbuster Hollywood hits. EG looks at the brief history of movie-oriented games and lets you in on the game business that works behind show business. (a collection of related articles:)

  • Games and Movies: Born to Run - Why Some Licenses Fly and Others Die (by Bill Kunkel; includes 'Movies Into... Joysticks?!' and 'Leigh Rothchild: Capstone's Movie Mogul' (by Arnie Katz and Bill Kunkel) sidebars)
  • Movies Turn to Video Games for New Heroes (by Bill Kunkel and Joe Funk)

Fore! Handicapping Golf Games

Warm summer weather means lots of time to hit the links! We take a look at golf simulations for video and computer formats that will keep your game sharp after those rained out tee times. ('Making the Cut: Fore! Handicapping Golf Games' by Ed Dille)

Flying Head to Head

EG pits Star Fox and Super Strike Eagle in a duel! These games are tops in their field for the SNES, and we give each of them a thorough test flight. ('SNES Flight Simulators Go Head-to-Head!' by Bill Kunkel)

EG Directory: State-of-the-Art PC Games (by The Editors of Electronic Games; this feature is not mentioned in this issue's TOC)

DEPARTMENTS

Power On! - Fair Play for Games (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback ('Feedback: Letters From Our Readers')

Hotline ('EG Hotline' compiled by Joyce Worley; news section)

  • La Russa Joins Stormfront
  • Clinton Meets SimCity Builders
  • Coming: Games by Wire
  • LucasArts Previews Two Adventures
  • TTI Intros Peripherals
  • Crystal Dynamics Aims at 3DO
  • ICOM Will Join Viacom Family
  • Flashback: Gourmet Controllers
  • The Battling Bar Codes
  • Origin Gets Eagle Designer
  • Jonny Quest Explores PC
  • Make a Video, Win a Prize
  • Double Dragon Invades TV
  • Power Modeler Adds Planes, Cars
  • Turbo Touch Saves PC Thumbs
  • SF2 Breaks 16-Mega Barrier
  • CES Accessories Giveaway
  • Shareware Award Nominees
  • Lightwave Enhances Game Sound
  • Gravis Bundles Games, Cards
  • Top Video Games - As of April 12, 1993
  • EG Readers' Popularity Poll - June 1993
  • Sega, Accolade Reach Accord
  • Free Adventures For Kids
  • Top Software Sales - April 1993
  • Top Coin-Ops - May 1993
  • Beatles Sing On Compton's CD
  • GamePad Arrives For Mac
  • Capcom Controls Genesis SF2
  • SNES Plays Beethoven's 2nd
  • Accolade Signs Speed Racer

Insert Coin Here - Getting a Fighting Chance (by Jay Carter; pinball coverage)

Game Doctor - Qs, As & Video Games (by The Game Doctor; Q&A)

Fandom Central - Fanzines and Freedom (fanzine commentary and reviews by Arnie Katz)

  • The Guru #1
  • New World News #13
  • The Atari Zone Vol. 5 No. 2
  • Concordant Opposition #1
  • Portable Gameplay #2
  • The Videogame Trader

Video Game Gallery (cart/card video game reviews)

  • Alien 3 (SNES)
  • Street Fighter II Champion Edition (Gen)
  • Dungeon Master (SNES)
  • Super High Impact (SNES)
  • WWF Royal Rumble (SNES)
  • Technoclash (Gen)
  • Goof Troop (SNES)
  • Summer Challenge (Gen)
  • NFL Football (SNES)

Software Gallery (disk computer game reviews)

  • Space Hulk (DOS)
  • Strike Commander (DOS)
  • Harrier Jump Jet (DOS)
  • Inca (DOS)
  • Challenge of the Five Realms (DOS)
  • Liberty or Death (DOS)

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

  • The 7th Guest (PC CD)

Portable Playtime (portable game reviews)

The Jury (reader-submitted game reviews recurring contest; includes 'Join the Jury' sidebar)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Gen; winning review by Jonathan Coats, runner-up review by Antonio & Alfonso De Pasquale)

Playing It Smart - The Conquest of Space For All Ages (by Joyce Worley; edutainment coverage)

The Kunkel Report - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Specialty Controllers (by Bill Kunkel)

Test Lab - Taming the Unfriendly Skies (by Ed Dille; flight sim controller reviews)

Lore (book reviews)

  • Super NES Game Secrets
  • SimLife: The Artificial Life Experimenter's Handbook

Gaming On-Line - Legends of Future Past (by Ed Dille; online networks coverage; Novalink review)

Things to Come/EG Poll ('Coming Attractions' (next issue)/reader poll)

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(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 copyrights are as follows - Cliffhanger © and TM TriStar Pictures, 1993.

Last Action Hero © and TM Columbia Pictures, 1993.

Jurassic Park © and TM Universal City Studios, Inc. & Amblin Entertainment, Inc., 1993. All rights reserved.

Eric Curry - All department logos, and various photography

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor; would you be mine, could you be mine. - Mr. Rogers

This being our July issue, a few summer activities are starting to pop into my brain. Foremost among them would be the time honored summer activity of the neighborhood barbeque. So, why not invite some neighbors over and grill up some burgers and dogs. And if you need an extra for volleyball just drop me a line. I like my burgers medium-well, and I'll make my wife bring some chips and guacamole. Party on Garth.



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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 10
    Month: July
    Year: 1993
    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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