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Electronic Games LC2 Issue 15

ISSUE: 15Content


  • 3DO
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Philips CD-I
  • Amiga CD32
  • TurboDuo
  • SNK Neo Geo
  • Pioneer LaserActive
  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega CD
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Atari Lynx
  • MS-DOS
  • Windows
  • Macintosh CD-ROM
  • arcade
  • pinball


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

(The review sections of EG receive another minor make-over starting this issue.)


CENSORSHIP: Gaming Freedom Collides With Reality

EG focuses on the sizzling debate over the regulation and censorship of electronic gaming content, with an emphasis on the Mortal Kombat controversy. ('EG Special Report: CENSORSHIP;' a collection of articles:)

  • Mortal Kontroversy (by Bill Kunkel; includes 'Bob Grebe,' 'Roger Sharpe,' and 'Tom Kalinske' comments sidebars)
  • The View from Nintendo: Peter Main discusses the ethics of video game content
  • From East to West (by Marc Camron)
  • The Standards (by Bill Kunkel; includes 'A Fair Standard: A mini-editorial by Arnie Katz' sidebar)

3DO Software: Does Anyone See a Sonic in Here? (by Ed Dille and Arnie Katz; this feature is not listed in this issue's TOC)

A Preview of Doom

Id Software, makers of the incredibly popular Wolfenstein 3-D series, has a new game about to hit the PC. Our editors get an inside look at their latest work. ('A Glimpse of Doom: EG previews the Latest From id Software' by Bill Kunkel)

A Future for SimCity 2000

Everyone's favorite city-building game is about to climb into the 21st century, and EG has a sneak preview of what the urban scene might be like. ('A Visit to SimCity 2000' by Ross Chamberlain)

All I Want for Christmas

The holidays are here, and our editors have searched Santa's workshop for the latest products that will bring a smile to the gamer on your list. ('All I Want For Christmas... EG's Guide to Holiday Gift Giving' by Ed Dille)

Players' Guide to Electronic Gaming Systems

The EG staff puts all the state-of-the-art systems under the microscope to reveal the faults and virtues of each. (a collection of related articles:)

  • The 16-Bit Debate: SNES vs. Genesis (by Bill Kunkel; includes 'The Five Best Genesis Games,' 'Inside the Genesis,' 'Inside the SNES,' and 'The Five Best SNES Games' sidebars)
  • Rating the MultiMedia Systems (by Bill Kunkel)
  • More Audio Visual Magic for your PC (by Bill Kunkel)
  • Playing on the Neo Geo - A Look at 24-Bit Games (by Joyce Worley)
  • Philips' CD-I is Alive & Kicking (by Ross Chamberlain; includes 'Recent CD-I Releases' sidebar)
  • Portable System Showdown (by Russ Ceccola; includes 'Best Game Gear Games,' 'Best Lynx Games,' and 'Best Game Boy Games' sidebars)

EG Interview: The Barons of the Brickyard - Papyrus Builds IndyCar Racing (by Arnie Katz; Dave Kaemmer (designer; Indianapolis 500, IndyCar Racing) interview; this feature in not listed in this issue's TOC)

Ren & Stimpy: Here Come the NikToons! (by Russ Ceccola; this feature is not listed in this issue's TOC)

Knight of the Stars: Sierra goes all-out with a superstar cast for Gabriel Knight (by Russ Ceccola; includes 'A Stellar Cast For Gabriel Knight' credits sidebar; this feature is not listed in this issue's TOC)

Pinball Plugs In! (by Laurie Yates; this pinball co-feature (see below) is not listed in this issue's TOC)

Pinball Blizzard: Pinball Simulations and Knock-Offs Play the Computer Screen (by Scott Wolf; this pinball co-feature (see above) is not listed in this issue's TOC)


Power On! - The Magazine of Interactive Experiences (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback ('Feedback: Letters From Our Readers')

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

  • Virgin Signs Clive Barker
  • Ms. California World Stars in Date Sim
  • Capcom, TSR To Make Coin-Op
  • Media Vision Plants CD-ROM Garden
  • Pink Goes To Starlight
  • Highway Under Construction ('Behind the Headlines' by Joyce Worley)
  • Schwarzenegger Stars In Pinball
  • Linksters Meet In Las Vegas
  • FujiFilm Sponsors Swimming, Tennis
  • APBA Baseball Gets Maxis Distribution
  • CD Takes A Coffee Break
  • Sonic Is Top Hit Says Q Survey
  • FlightLink Goes South
  • Jaguar Names Developers
  • EG Readers' Popularity Poll - October 1993
  • Interplay Gets Sega License
  • TDK Disk Packs Add MicroLeague Football
  • Capcom, Data East Fight Over Coin-Ops
  • Holobyte Launches Air Combat Bundle
  • Celeris Offers Free Puzzles
  • Dig Gets Deeper In Development
  • EA Forms Sound Group
  • Top Selling Software September 1993
  • Colorado Kids Win American Tail Trip
  • Storage System for Compact Discs
  • Four Can Brave Gauntlet 4
  • Top Coin-Ops October 1993
  • Top Video Games September 1993
  • Fun 'N' Games Gets Good Housekeeping Seal
  • Twin Dolphin Is Building Castles

A Look To The East (by Marc Camron; this department is not listed in this issue's TOC)

Insert Coin Here - Seasoned Greetings (by Jay Carter; arcade coverage)

Game Doctor - Hooked on Phonics Meets SFII! (Q&A)

Fandom Central - Those First Steps Are the Hardest (fanzine commentary and reviews by Arnie Katz)

  • 2600 Connection #18
  • The Obsessed Game Fan #1
  • SNES Gaming #4
  • Uproar #6
  • Video Game Review #6

Video Game Gallery (cart/card video game reviews)

  • The Adventures of Dr. Franken (SNES)
  • Super Empire Strikes Back (SNES)
  • Clay Fighter (SNES)
  • 2020 Baseball (Gen)
  • Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (SNES)
  • Secret of Mana (SNES)
  • Super Battleship (SNES)
  • Pink Goes to Hollywood (Gen)
  • GP-1 (SNES)
  • Lethal Enforcers (Gen)
  • Awesome Possum (Gen)
  • F-1 Pole Position (SNES)
  • Riddick Bowe Boxing (SNES)

Software Gallery (disk computer game reviews)

  • Wing Commander Academy (DOS)
  • Lands of Lore (DOS)
  • SimFarm (DOS)
  • Dark Sun: Shattered Lands (DOS)
  • FlixMix (DOS)
  • More Vegas Games (Win)
  • War in Russia (DOS)

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

  • Sonic CD (SCD)
  • Lord of the Rings (PCCD)
  • The Labyrinth (PCCD)
  • Mega Rock, Rap 'n Roll (MacCD)

Portable Playtime (portable game reviews)

  • Panel Action Bingo (GB)
  • Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (GG)

Playing It Smart - Smart Play Is Fun Play (by Joyce Worley; edutainment coverage)

The Kunkel Report - Who's Winning This War? (by Bill Kunkel)

Test Lab - The Virtual Reality Stuntmaster (by Ed Dille; review; includes 'SNES Compatible/Sega Genesis Compatible' game list sidebar)

Lore (book reviews)

  • Super Star Wars Official Game Secrets
  • X-Wing: The Official Strategy Guide

Gaming On-Line - Price War On Line (by Ed Dille)

Coming Soon/EG Poll ('Coming Attractions' (next issue)/reader poll)


(TOC cover credits/fine print:)

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

Billy Vann - Cover

Gary Colby - Players' Guide to Electronic Gaming Systems

Eric Curry - All department logos, and various photography

Jeff Mangiat - All I Want For Christmas...

Cliff Spohn - EG Interview

Mark Watts - Pinball Feature

Hey kids, do ya know what time it is? It's Howdy Doody time! It's Howdy Doody time! Bob Smith and Howdy too, say Howdy do to you! Let's give a rousing cheer, 'cause Howdy Doody's here! Come on let's start the show - now here we go!... This has been a paid announcement.

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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 15
    Month: December
    Year: 1993
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 164
    Price: $3.95 USA, $4.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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