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Electronic Games LC2 Issue 2

ISSUE: 2Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • MS-DOS - MS-DOS CD
  • arcade

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

COVER STORY

Players' Guide to Football

Football season is here, and with it the 1992-93 season of football games. EG takes an in-depth view of what's a touch down and where the fumbles are. Included are interviews, new games, and instructions on forming your own stat-league. (by Arnie Katz and the EG staff; running commentary with additional sub-sections:)

  • Jim Nangano: Micro League's Macro Talent - EG Huddles with a Top Designer/Programmer (by Arnie Katz)
  • Park Place Producer Tackles Two Breakthrough Grid Games (by Bill Kunkel)
  • Stat Simulations: The Ultimate Coaching Test - An Introduction to Statistical Football (by Arnie Katz & Bill Kunkel)

FEATURES

Light Out!

Join the Crypt Keeper, host of HBO's Tales from the Crypt, as he looks at scary games. Okay, Kiddies. This may be one you'll want to send your parents out of the room for, but if read properly, you just may get a-head. (by Bill Kunkel; 'Monsters, Magic & Mayhem! A Survery of Electronic Spine Tinglers;' includes 'Serious Scares' and 'A Byte to the Neck' sidebars)

Price of Technology

Do you hate to spend fifty-bucks on a video game? How about $60 or $70? Want to know why games cost what they do? Just turn here. (by Marc Camron; 'The Price Of Technology')

Apogee: Shareware

Shareware used to by synonymous with cheap, poorly crafted software. Today, that opinion is changing. Here is a look at one of the companies responsible for that change, and the products they represent. (by Ross Chamberlain; 'Apogee: The Height of Shareware - Wolfenstein 3-D Shoots Down Commercial Games')

EG Interview

Desert Strike - Return to the Gulf, is striking the Super Nintendo and Genesis. EG interviews the creators of this intense action/shooter. (by Bill Kunkel; 'EG Interview - Meet The Force Behind Desert Strike - Mike Posehn and John Manley Discuss Desert Strike: Return To The Gulf;' includes 'Cast and Crew' sidebar)

CD Multimedia

Consider, CD systems for computers and video game systems. Are they here to stay, or just passing by? (by Joyce Worley; 'Multimedia: Will The Black Box Break Through?;' CDTV, CD-I, TurboDuo, Mega CD shown)

Gaming On Line

In the first of his series, Ed Dille looks at America On Line and the new state-of-the-art games being offered to subscribers. (by Ed Dille; 'Gaming On Line... - A Look At America On-Line')

DEPARTMENTS

Power On! - Have Easter Eggs Gone Bad? (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Hotline (news section)

  • Virtuality Opens St. Louis Arcade
  • EA Signs CD Six-Pack
  • EA Supports Sega CD
  • Konami Comes To Genesis
  • Super Controllers Fill Special Needs
  • Computers Mated At Chess-a-thon
  • Sammy Still In Business
  • Radio Shack Gets Software Kiosks
  • Sweatin' To The Video Games
  • Stronger Penalties Urged for Piracy.
  • CD Pact Unites Hong Kong, Russia
  • Sierra Network Design Award
  • Tecmo Moves To Larger Quarters
  • Prodigy Host Mystery Party
  • TSN Introduces Flat Rate
  • SNK Breaks 100 MEG Barrier
  • Myriad Debuts NES Game Packs
  • Malibu, Acme Merge
  • Maxis Gets Down to Business
  • Crystal Ball
  • Koei Romances Sega's Genesis
  • Nintendo CD-ROM To Go 32-Bit
  • Top Coin-Ops of June 1992
  • Top Selling PC Games, June 1992
  • Nintendo Unveils Super FX Chip
  • Recycle Old Systems
  • Cobra Strikes Sega CD
  • A Look to the East (by Marc Camron)
  • SSI & TSR In 7-Year Pact

Insert Coin Here - Inside the World of Coin-Op (by Jay Carter)

Game Doctor - Questions, Questions, Questions! Answers, Answers, Answers! (Q&A by The Game Doctor)

Video Game Gallery (cart/card video game reviews)

  • Super Star Wars (SNES)
  • Mohammed Ali Boxing (Gen)
  • Wordtris (SNES)
  • AD&D: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (Gen)
  • Clue (Gen)
  • Axelay (SNES)
  • Super Buster Brothers (SNES)
  • Magic Sword (SNES)
  • Bart's Nightmare (SNES)
  • Out Of This World (SNES)
  • Universal Soldier (SNES)
  • Mario Paint and Mouse (SNES)
  • On the Ball (SNES)
  • Mick and Mack: The Global Gladiators (Gen)
  • Dragon Warrior 4 (NES)
  • Soldier Blade (TG16)
  • NCAA Basketball (SNES)

Software Gallery (disk computer game reviews)

  • The Dagger of Amon Ra (DOS)
  • Prophecy of the Shadow (DOS)
  • Grand Prix Unlimited (DOS)
  • Hong Kong Mahjong Pro (DOS)
  • Links 386 Pro (DOS)
  • Team Yankee: Pacific Islands (DOS)
  • Super Space Invaders (DOS)
  • Villa Crespo Software's Coffee Break Series (sidebar)

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

  • Stellar 7 (DOS CD)
  • The Lost Treasures of Infocom (DOS CD)
  • The Secret of Monkey Island (DOS CD)

Portable Playtime (portable game reviews)

  • Star Wars (GB)
  • Tom & Jerry (GB)
  • Smash TV (GG)

Fandom Central - How to Become a Fan Publisher (commentary and fanzine reviews by Arnie Katz; includes 'Join The Jury!' sidebar describing reader-submitted game review recurring contest)

  • The Shape of Gaming to Come #6
  • Classic Systems & Games Monthly #7
  • Digital Press #6 & #7
  • Zapp! #4
  • Super NES Gamer #4

The Kunkel Report - Too Many Wizards! (by Bill Kunkel)

Test Lab - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (by Ed Dille; Super NES Super Scope 6 light gun review)

Lore (book reviews)

  • Harpoon Battlebook: The Official Strategies & Tactics Guide
  • Super NES Game Secrets

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

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

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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:

Football photos courtesy of the NFL and individual artists listed.

And a special thanks to our freelance artists:

Eric Curry - All department logos, and various photography

Bob Forrest - Price of Technology and CD Multimedia (© 1992 Bob Forrest)

Cliff Spohn - EG interview

And Extra Special thanks to the folks at HBO for allowing the Crypt Keeper to visit the EG offices. As you can see by the pictures, we had a great time.

Um... by the way... We really don't mind the paper-clips, pens, and computer keyboard Mr. Keeper accidently took back in his briefcase, but if you would, ask him to return Juli, our Art Director. She is needed at work and her plants are dying.



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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 2
    Month: November
    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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