Electronic Games LC2 Issue 20

ISSUE: 20Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

  • Atari Jaguar
  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega Super 32X (the eventual 32X; development news coverage)
  • Project Reality (the eventual Nintendo 64; development news coverage)
  • Sega CD
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • 3DO
  • DOS - MS-DOS
  • PC CD-ROM - Windows CD
  • Macintosh - Macintosh CD
  • arcade

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

(For whatever reason, this issue of Electronic Games omits system compatibility specs per review. As a result, some information is inferred.)

(This issue is incorrectly labeled 'Volume 2, Issue 7' on the cover. It's actually Volume 2, Issue 8.)

(A loose supplement - 'EG's Complete Guide To Mortal Kombat II' - was included with this issue and is a companion of 'EGM's Complete Guide To Mortal Kombat II' supplement, included with EGM April 1994.)

FEATURES

New Look of Games

Revolution is in the air, and on the gaming screen! This special section gives the inside story of the phenomenal new technology and techniques available to serious gaming hobbyists. ('The New Look of Games;' collection of related articles:)

  • Wavefront: the New Graphics (by Bill Kunkel)
  • The Interactive Movies (by Russ Ceccola)
  • New World Dons the Helmet (by Joyce Worley; includes 'The Forte VFX1' and 'The CyberMaxx' sidebars)

Players' Guide to Martial Arts

This will be a thinking gamer's look at the newest and forthcoming fighting games for all platforms, including such major hits as Mortal Kombat, The Art of Fighting, and Super Street Fighter. (collection of related articles:)

  • Cartridge Carnage (by Bill Kunkel; includes 'Coin-Op Combat: A Guide to the Latest Arcade Fighting Games' section and 'Exotica' sidebar)
  • Mayhem In Multimedia (by Bill Kunkel)
  • Fighting Games Conquer the Computer (by Laurie Yates)
  • Punching With the Pros (by Ed Dille)

State of the Art SNES

Here it is! This section clues you in on the best available software for the Super Nintendo system. We highlight the best cartridges in many categories so you can know which ones are worth the price! ('State of the Art Report: SNES - These cartridges Define The Nintendo 16-Bit Experience' by the Editors of Electronic Games; includes the following sections:)

  • The Best of SNES
  • Best Fighting Games
  • Best Action Games
  • Strategy & Action/Strategy
  • Best Adventure & RPGs
  • Best Sports Game
  • Best Graphics
  • Best Sound

It's Bubsy Time!

Everyone's favorite furball is back for another crazy adventure on the video screen! We get the behind-the-scenes information on the development of the game, as well as some great preview shots of what the final product should look like.

EG Interview - Hand of the Harvester

EG sits down with Gilbert Austin, the man behind Harvester. Although the game itself is quite dependent on using horror to move the story along, having a conversation with the creator reveals a whole new side to the man. Consider him the David Lynch of computer games, and look inside for more info on this unique personality. ('Gilbert Austin - The David Lynch of Electronic Games' by Russ Ceccola)

Hotel Mario

Check into one of the most fun resorts you've ever seen! This great new game for the Philips CD-i system highlights this well-programmed and easy to play release. Dash through doors and up and down elevators to gain access to higher levels. Better tip the bellhop! ('Hotel Mario - Check In Without Reservation' by Laurie Yates)

DEPARTMENTS

Power On! - Electronic Gaming Boom Means Tough Decisions (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback - Are Violent Video Games a Training Ground for a Brutal Society? (reader letters column)

Hotline (news section)

  • Park Place: Raid or Rescue? - Were the Creators of Madden Football Blind-Sided by Sony? (by Bill Kunkel; includes 'Timeline' sidebar with capsule reviews of the following games:)
    • John Madden Football (Gen)
    • NHL Hockey (Gen)
    • Beat The House (PC)
    • Mohammad Ali Boxing (Gen)
    • "New" NFL Football (SNES)
    • Monday Night Football (PC)
  • Nintendo Plugs Super Game Boy Into SNES Cartridge Slot
  • Interactive TV Planned For Kids
  • Babylon 5, Lennon On CD-ROM
  • Game Packs Griffey Card
  • Zero Reforms, Gets Own Game
  • Technology Gets Physical - Vest Shakes Up Players
  • Panasonic Cuts 3DO Price
  • ESPN Plays Ball With Prodigy
  • TI Develops Revolutionary Chip
  • Codemaster J-Carts Have 4-Way Play
  • Jukebox Plays Video Games
  • SPA Gives $100K For Job Skills
  • Nintendo Unveils Project Reality
  • Sega Improvement - Peripheral Ups Genesis To 32-Bit
  • Davidson Adds Entertainment
  • Davidson Licenses Fisher-Price
  • Whispers From Pavilion X (rumors & speculation)
  • Logitech Offers Sound Advice
  • Edutainment On Main Street
  • Past Winners Return To Computer Bowl
  • Pumpball May Reduce Fatigue
  • Top Coin-Ops March, 1994
  • EG Readers' Popularity Poll March, 1994
  • SPA Gives Codie Software Awards
  • Interplay Forms Russian Connection
  • Sim City Accesses Atlanta
  • Top Software January, 1994
  • Top Video Games As Of February 14, 1994

Game Doctor - The Sega Super Cart & Michael Jackson (Q&A)

The Electronic Gaming Awards - Here are YOUR Picks for the Best Interactive Entertainment

  • Video Game of the Year - Aladdin (Gen)
  • Computer Game of the Year - Alone in the Dark
  • Console Multimedia Game of the Year - Sonic CD
  • Computer Multimedia Game of the Year - Day of the Tentacle
  • Portable Game of the Year - Mortal Kombat
  • Best Action Video Game - Cool Spot
  • Best Adventure/RPG Computer Game - Lands of Lore
  • Best Sports Video Game - NHL '94
  • Best Electronic Gaming Audio/Visual Effects - Ecco
  • Best Action Strategy/Strategy Video Game - The Lost Vikings
  • Best Strategy Computer Game - Syndicate
  • Best Action/Action-Strategy Computer Game (Tie) - Lemmings II, Prince of Persia 2
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Electronic Game - Dune II
  • Best Sports Computer Game - NHL Hockey
  • Most Humorous Electronic Game - Clay Fighter
  • Best Electronic Military Simulation - Warlords II
  • Best Electronic Gaming Fanzine - Digital Press

Cartridges (cart/card video game reviews; each* with 'Behind the Screens' sidebar featuring trivia, history, strategy, mini-interview, developer commentary, etc (interviews & developer commentary are noted))

(* The Flintstones and Jetsons reviews share a sidebar.)

  • Sub-Terrania (Gen)
  • Tempest (Jag)
  • Mutant League Hockey (Gen)
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines (Gen)
  • Chester Cheetah: Wild, Wild West (SNES; Jeff Hill (director) commentary)
  • Tommy Moe's Skiing & Snowboarding Winter Extreme (SNES)
  • Asterix and the Great Rescue (Gen)
  • The Pirates of Dark Water (Gen (SNES screenshots shown))
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (SNES; Daniel Lucas (director of cart development) commentary)
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Spunky's Dangerous Day (SNES)
  • Mega Man Soccer (SNES)
  • The Flintstones: The Treasure of Sierra Madrock (SNES)
  • The Jetsons: Invasion of the Planet Pirates (SNES)
  • Disney's Aladdin (GG)
  • Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (GG?; Sam Goldberg (VP of marketing) commentary)

Disks (disk computer game reviews; each with 'Behind The Screens' sidebar featuring trivia, history, strategy, developer commentary, mini-interview, etc (interviews & developer commentary are noted))

  • Genghis Khan II (DOS?)
  • Arena: The Elder Scrolls (DOS; VJ Lakshman interview)
  • Hannibal (MS-DOS)
  • Quest For Glory: Shadows of Darkness (DOS?; Corey and Lori Cole commentary)
  • Flight Simulator Toolkit (MS-DOS; Matt Miller (software manager) interview)
  • The Terminator: Rampage (MS-DOS; VJ Lakshman (chief designer) interview)

CD-ROM (CD-ROM computer and video game reviews; each with 'Behind the Screens' sidebar featuring trivia, history, strategy, developer commentary, mini-interview, etc (interviews and developer commentary are noted))

  • Star Trek: 25th Anniversary CD (PCCD)
  • Critical Path (PCCD)
  • Total Eclipse (3DO)
  • Heimdall (SCD)

Coin-Op - The Rites of Spring - Games Emerge from the Winter's Hibernation (arcade, pinball coverage)

The Kunkel Report - More on the video game rating system and news from soggy Seattle (by Bill Kunkel)

Fandom Central - Arnie's back from vacation - and he's got new fanzines! (fanzine reviews)

  • SNES Gaming #6 (edited by Rich Wigstone)
  • The Good, The Bad, and the 8-Bit #5 (edited by Brian Pacula)
  • Video Views #19 (edited by Ulrich Kempf)
  • Zineophilia #1 (edited by Noah Dziobecki)

Test Lab - The Activator (Sega Activator review)

Lore (book reviews)

  • Official Sega Genesis Power Tips Book Volume 2 (authored by Carl Rowley)
  • The Ace's Guide to Galactic Tactics (authored by Ed Dille)

Gaming On-Line - Make a Killing on the Stock Market Or Manage Your Own Dream Team (online network coverage; Compuserve, INN, MPG Net, Genie)

Playing It Smart - The Road to Adventure Travels Distant Lands and Fantasy Worlds (by Joyce Worley; edutainment software coverage:)

  • The Legends of Oz (WinCD,MacCD)
  • America Adventure (DOS,WinCD)
  • Brazil: An Exotic Journey (PCCD,Mac)

The Jury - Readers Agree: Aladdin For Genesis Captures Movie Look, Good Game Play (reader-submitted game reviews recurring contest; includes 'Review a Game in EG's Monthly Contest!' sidebar; winning review by Michael N. Hidalgo, runner-up review by Alfonso & Antonio De Pasquale)

The EG Poll (reader poll)

Things to Come (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:

Wavefront for the awesome cover art

Cliff Spohn - EG Interview

Jeff Mangiat - Players' Guide to Martial Arts

Bill James - Hotline: Sony vs. Park Place

Post no bills.

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EG's Complete Guide To Mortal Kombat II (loose supplement included with this issue)

(one page:)

  • Mortal Kombat II - And so the story goes...
  • Friendship, Babality, and Fatality Hints
  • Inside This Issue!!!
  • Key (move list legend)

(character special move descriptions; two pages total:)

  • Reptile
  • Liu Kang
  • Johnny Cage
  • Jax Briggs
  • Shang Tsung
  • Sub-Zero

(character profiles, with character bio, Game Over description, Fatality, Friendship and Babality move lists; two pages each:)

  • Jax Briggs
  • Johnny Cage
  • Liu Kang
  • Reptile
  • Shang Tsung
  • Sub-Zero

EG's Tear-Out Move List (one page)

  • Johnny Cage
  • Jax Briggs
  • Liu Kang
  • Reptile
  • Shang Tsung
  • Sub-Zero


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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 20
    Month: May
    Year: 1994
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 132
    Price: $3.95 USA, $4.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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