Electronic Games LC2 Issue 21

ISSUE: 21Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

  • Atari Jaguar
  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Game Boy
  • Atari VCS - 2600 (retro coverage)
  • CD-I
  • LaserActive
  • Sega CD
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • 3DO
  • DOS - MS-DOS
  • PC - PC CD-ROM
  • Macintosh - Macintosh CD
  • arcade

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

(This issue, Electronic Games overhauls its Table of Contents section. (RIP, quirky credits fine-print.) The review sections are also overhauled. Not all reviews include sidebars, but a page of shorter "capsule" reviews is now included along with a new "The Final Grade" sidebar featuring review scores - by a four-member panel - for games not (usually) reviewed elsewhere in the issue.)

Players' Guide To Baseball

The boys of summer are back and it's time for EG's annual baseball preview featuring new and forthcoming simulations. (collection of related articles:)

  • Runs & ROMs: Baseball on Cartridge (by Bill "Casey" Kunkel; includes 'The Prospects: Head-to-Head' sidebar comparing the following:)
    • World Series Baseball (Gen)
    • Zoo Ball (SNES)
    • Powerful Pro Baseball (SNES)
    • MLBPA Baseball (SNES)
    • Hardball III (SNES)
    • Tecmo MLBPA (SNES)
    • ESPN Baseball Tonight (Gen)
    • RBI '94 (Gen)
    • Ken Griffey Jr (SNES)
    • Zoo Baseball (SNES)
    • LaRussa Baseball (Gen)
    • Super Bases Loaded 2 (SNES)
  • ESPN Baseball Tonight Preview (by Bill Kunkel)
  • Baseball: Beyond the Games (by the EG editorial staff; includes 'Sports Illustrated Championship' sidebar)
  • How to Build a baseball Dynasty (by Arnie Katz; includes 'The Top Simulations' and 'EG's Draft Picks' sidebars)
  • Screen Savers - Baseball Style (by the EG editorial staff)

NEWS

Hotline

  • First Round Ends in Capcom Data East Courtroom Street Fight
  • Thumbs Down On Compton Patent
  • Pearson Bids For Toolworks
  • SCES '95 Goes To Philly
  • The $5K Easter Egg
  • Top-Selling Software: '93
  • Entertainment Trade Group Forms
  • EG Readers' Popularity Poll April, 1994
  • The Merger: Time Warner, Tengen, Atari
  • CD-ROM Kits Include Games
  • Merger Wave Readies Industry For Next Generation
    • Williams Back Project Reality
    • Tradewest Bought
  • Blockbuster Host Tourney
  • CD-ROM Goes Arcading
  • Alliance Forms Digital Illusions
  • Interplay Gets Gurps
  • Controllers Pack Games
  • Whispers From Pavilion X (rumors & speculation)

DEPARTMENTS

Power On! ('Potholes in the Highway' editorial by Arnie Katz)

The interactive highway is coming your way, and like it or not, you will have to cope with it.

Feedback (reader mail)

Electronic games - violent or non-violent; will they reduce your stress? One writer thinks so.

Game Doctor ('The Legion of Decency Returns!' by The Game Doctor)

Are video game magazines too lenient when it comes to the censorship issue? Decency returns.

Test Lab ('Sizing Up The World's First Virtual Vest' by Ed Dille; includes 'The Sound of Things to Come' sidebar)

Test Lab clues you in on the new and unique add-on peripheral the Interactor Vest.

Gaming Online ('Net Service To Be Expanded' by Ed Dille)

Net Services to expand with General Manager Baseball, 3-D Golf, and Neverwinter Nights.

Fandom Central ('Dr. Katz's Prescription For Electronic Gaming Fandom')

Reviews of The Guru, Uproar, and Warpzone Zines.

  • The Guru #4 (edited by Brian Goss)
  • Uproar #8 (edited by Mike Pittaro)
  • WarpZone #3 (edited by Matthew Smith)

Relics ('One Person's Landfill May Be Another Prized Collectible;' retro coverage by Joe Santulli)

Atari 2600 Chuckwagon Chase and others.

The Kunkel Report ('Earth to Sega: Is Saturn Burning?' by Bill Kunkel)

Early adopters want to know: Is the Saturn here?

FEATURES

The Giants of Interactive Entertainment ('Meet The Men and Women Who Shaped U.S. Gaming' by the Editors of EG)

The People behind the games who have shaped the very foundation of the electronics industry. (includes profiles of the following, divided into sections and sidebars:)

('The 8 Who Shaped Gaming:')
 
  • Dave Dempsey (Public Relations Manager, EA Sports)
  • Brian Fargo (President, Interplay)
  • Greg Fischback (Chairman, Acclaim)
  • Tom Kalinske (President, Sega of America)
  • Howard Lincoln (Chairman, Nintendo of America)
  • George Lucas (Chairman, Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts Entertainment Company, and Lucas Digital Ltd.)
  • Edward R. McCracken (Chairman and CEO, Silicon Graphics Inc.)
  • Roger Sharpe (Director of Marketing Support Services, Williams Bally-Midway)
     
('The Secret Masters:')
 
  • Ron Abramson
  • Minoru Arakawa
  • Barry Friedman
  • Modie Katz
  • George Metos
  • Ken Wasch
  • Jack Zasadinski
     
('Women with a Voice' sidebar:)
 
  • Linda Blanchard
  • Jan Davidson
  • Sharyn Fitzpatrick
     
('The Rising Powers:')
 
  • Steve Case
  • Bob Grebe
  • Al Nilsen
  • Bill White
     
('The Royality of Creativity' sidebar:)
 
  • Richard (Lord British) Garriott
  • Peter Molyneux
  • Alexey Pajitnov
  • Roberta Williams
     
('The Gaming Giants Hall of Fame:')
 
  • Bruce Artwick
  • Ralph Baer
  • Nolan Bushnell
  • Doug Carlston
  • Jim Levy
  • Jared Lanier
  • Trip Hawkins
  • Ken Williams
     
('Careers at the Crossroads' sidebar:)
 
  • John Cutter
  • Bob Jacob
  • Howard Phillips

State of Art: Multimedia

The EG staff puts cutting edge, multimedia games to the test in this no-holds-barred feature. (includes capsule game overviews of:)

  • Aegis: Guardian of the Fleet (PCCD)
  • Day of the Tentacle (PCCD)
  • Dracula Unleashed (PCCD,MacCD)
  • Mega Rock, Rap, 'n' Roll (PCCD,MacCD)
  • PrizeFighter (SCD)
  • Rebel Assault (PCCD)
  • 7th Guest (PCCD)
  • Sonic CD (SCD)
  • Super Wing Commander (3DO)
  • Bill Walsh College Football (SCD)
  • International Tennis Open (CDi)
  • Joe Montana's NFL Football (SCD)
  • NHL '94 (SCD)
  • Rage in the Cage (SCD)
  • Tony LaRussa Baseball (PCCD)
  • Gabriel Knight (PCCD)
  • Heimdall (SCD)
  • Iron Helix (PCCD,MacCD)
  • Worlds of Xeen (PCCD)
  • Lethal Enforcers (SCD)
  • Pyramid Patrol (LaserActive)
  • Robo Aleste (SCD)
  • Stellar 7: Draxxon's Revenge (3DO)
  • Total Eclipse (3DO)
  • Comanche: Maximum Overkill (PCCD)
  • Escape from Monster Manor (3DO)
  • Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective III (PCCD,MacCD)
  • Voyeur (CDi)
  • Backroads Racers (PCCD)
  • Dune (PCCD)
  • Kether (CDi)
  • The Labyrinth (PCCD)
  • Microcosm (SCD)
  • Tomcat Alley (SCD)
  • Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space (PCCD)
  • SimCity CD (PCCD)

Playing the Field

A guide to some of the hottest soccer cartridges on the market, also, John Madden Football for 3DO. (collection of related articles:)

  • A Pitch for SNES Soccer - If they program them, will you buy? (by Arnie Katz; includes 'Too much of a good thing?' sidebar)
  • Some Dare Call It 'Football' - Two new soccer carts for the Genesis (by Arnie Katz)
  • John Madden Football - Great Sports Game Meets Great Platform (by John W. Hardin; includes 'Did We Mention Instant Replay?' sidebar)

REVIEWS

Cartridge (cart/card video game reviews; includes 'The Final Grade' sidebar featuring review scores for games not (usually) listed here)

  • Eye of the Beholder (SNES)
  • The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang (SNES)
  • Space Ace (SNES; includes 'Behind The Screens' sidebar (Stephen Ross (product development) commentary))
  • The Incredible Hulk (Gen; includes 'Behind The Screen's sidebar (Mike Thomas (Marvel Comics creative services art director) commentary))
  • The King of Dragons (SNES)
  • Sylvester & Tweety in Cagey Capers (Gen)
  • Super Battle Tank (GG; includes 'Behind The Screens' sidebar (Super Battletank (GB) mini-review))
  • Operation Europe: Path to Victory, 1939-45 (SNES)
  • C.J. Elephant Fugitive (GG)
  • Fun 'n' Games (SNES)
  • Saturday Night Slam Masters (SNES)
     
(capsule cart/card reviews:)
 
  • Tempest 2000 (Jag)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Future Past (SNES)
  • Rocko's Modern Life (SNES)
  • Mutant League Hockey (Gen)
  • Skitchin' (Gen)
  • Time Trax (SNES)
  • Raiden (Jag)
  • The Pirates of Dark Water (Gen)

Disk (disk computer game reviews; includes 'The Final Grade' sidebar featuring review scores for games not (usually) listed here)

  • Nigel Mansell's World Championship (PC)
  • Alone in the Dark II (PC MS-DOS)
  • The Blues Brothers: Jukebox Adventure (PC,Amiga)
  • Carriers at War II (PC)
  • Elements (PC MS-DOS)
  • Nomad (PC MS-DOS; includes 'Behind The Screens' sidebar (Sam Palahnuk (designer) commentary))
  • Ultima VIII: Pagan (PC MS-DOS; includes 'Behind The Screens' sidebar (Richard Garriott (designer) commentary))
     
(capsule disk reviews:)
 
  • SimCity 2000 (MS-DOS)
  • Police Quest: Open Season (MS-DOS)
  • Arena: The Elder Scrolls (MS-DOS)
  • Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness (MS-DOS)
  • Genghis Khan II (MS-DOS)
  • Hannibal (MS-DOS)

CD-ROM (CD computer and video game reviews; includes 'The Final Grade' sidebar featuring review scores for games not (usually) listed here)

  • Tomcat Alley (SCD; includes 'Behind The Screens' sidebar)
  • Aegis: Guardian of the Fleet (PCCD)
  • Conspiracy (PCCD)
  • Microcosm (PCCD)
  • Space Ace (CDi; includes 'Behind The Screens' sidebar)
  • Twisted: The Game Show (3DO)
  • The Horde (PCCD; includes 'Behind The Screens' sidebar (Kirk Cameron (in-game actor) commentary))
     
(CD capsule reviews:)
 
  • C.I.T.Y. 2000 (PCCD)
  • Comanche: Maximum Overkill (PCCD)
  • Escape from Monster Manor (3DO)
  • Heimdall (SCD)
  • Star Trek: 25th Anniversary CD (PCCD)
  • Critical Path (PCCD)
  • Total Eclipse (3DO)

Coin-Op ('The Death of Arcade Video! Unmercifully drained of its life blood and secrets by game wizards!' by Jay Carter)

The death of arcade video? How to survive.

Edutainment ('Computer Learning Ware For Families;' edutainment software coverage by Joyce Worley)

Computer learning-wave for the whole family.

Publications (book reviews)

  • Parent's Guide To Video Games (authored by Steven A. Schwartz, Ph.D., & Janet Schwartz)
  • SimFarm Almanac: The Official Guide to SimFarm (authored by Paula Spiese)


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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 21
    Month: June
    Year: 1994
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 132
    Price: $4.95 USA, $5.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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