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Electronic Games LC2 Issue 3

ISSUE: 3Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega CD
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • MS-DOS - MS-DOS CD
  • Amiga
  • Atari ST
  • Macintosh
  • pinball

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

COVER STORY

War in the Pacific

World War II simulations are becoming more popular, and EG is proud to bring you closer to the action. Naval Officer and EG correspondent Ed Dille takes a look at these new games. ('War in the Pacific - Flattops and Frigates: W.W. II Pacific Naval Combat on the Small Screen;' includes interview with Gary Grigsby)

FEATURES

Gaming On Line

In part two of our series on gaming bulletin board services, we look at the new and improved Sierra Network. ('A Look At The Sierra Network' by Russ Ceccola)

Players' Guide to Game Systems

For those who can't decide which game system to buy, EG offers an overview of the latest 16-Bit systems, CD units, games, and controllers, with a look at the status of 8-Bit gaming and the future of 32-Bit super-systems. (collection of related articles with feature "cover" (some article titles surmised:))

  • The 16-Bit System Explosion - Which Contender Can You Count On? ('The 16-Bit Systems' by Bill Kunkel)
  • Does CD-ROM Improve Your Video Games? (by Bill Kunkel)
  • The Five Best Cartridges For... (by Marc Camron)
  • A Look At The 32-Bit Future ('You'll Have to Wait A Year, but the Super Machines are Coming' by Arnie Katz)
  • The Season Of The Controller ('Getting 16-Bit Video Games Under Control' by Ross Chamberlain)
  • Alas, Poor 8-Bit... ('Is The 8-Bit End Near?' by Marc Camron)

EG Interview

Jeff Tunnell, one of the minds behind the Dynamix software development group, talks to EG about his new development house, Jeff Tunnell Productions, and some of the games scheduled from this company, including The Incredible Machine. ('EG Interview: Inside The Incredible Mind of Jeff Tunnell' by Russ Ceccola)

DEPARTMENTS

Power On! - Gaming Fans: Unite or Die! (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback ('Feedback: Letters From Our Readers')

Hotline ('EG Hotline;' news section)

  • Origins Wings To EA
  • Gamers Win Sega/Accolade Battle
  • Shoot-Out In Vegas
  • Cycle Coin-Op Shakes Up Players
  • Sony Hunts for Missing Kids
  • Sega Opens Arcade
  • Atari Closes Lombard
  • Absolute Buys Imagineering
  • EA, Victor Musical In Joint Venture
  • Sierra, Virgin Settle KQ Disagreement
  • ESPN Complains About EASN
  • Tandy Launches VIS
  • What to Do In Wizardry II
  • Dirk Dares Another Dragon
  • Black Hole Swallows Americans In Japan CD-ROM Tourny
  • Where No Gamers Have Gone Before...
  • Spectrum HoloByte Sold
  • Bard's Tale IV Gets Books, Boardgame
  • Origin Forges New Territory
  • Add-On Boosts TG-16 Power
  • SPA Bust Illinois Pirate
  • Seek Wisdom: Boot Daily
  • Malibu Comics Conquer Carts
  • Top Coin-Ops of July, 1992
  • Top Selling PC Games for July, 1992
  • A Look to the East ('Livin' Large' by Marc Camron)

Insert Coin Here - Tales From The Flipside (by Jay Carter; pinball coverage)

Game Doctor - Ask A Question, Get an Answer (Q&A)

Video Game Gallery (cart/card video game reviews)

  • Wing Commander (SNES)
  • Faceball 2000 (SNES)
  • Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES)
  • Best of the Best - Championship Karate (SNES)
  • Crue Ball (Gen)
  • Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest (SNES)
  • Death Valley Rally (SNES)
  • LHX Attack Chopper (Gen)
  • Home Alone (Gen)
  • Rampart (SNES)
  • Predator 2 (Gen)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Gen)
  • Tyrants (Gen)
  • Gargoyle's Quest 2 (NES)
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES)
  • Robocop 3 (SNES)
  • Bio Hazard (Gen)
  • Space Megaforce (SNES)
  • The Menacer 6-in-1 (Gen)

Software Gallery (disk computer game reviews)

  • Master of the Markets (DOS)
  • Gobliiins (DOS)
  • Darklands (DOS)
  • Theatre of War (DOS)
  • Realms (DOS,Amiga,ST)
  • Cruise for a Corpse (DOS)
  • Darwin's Dilemma: The Solution is Evolution (Version 2.0) (Mac)
  • Hunter (Amiga)
  • International Sports Challenge (DOS)
  • The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers (DOS)

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

  • Spirit of Excalibur (DOS CD)
  • Night Trap (SCD)

Portable Playtime (portable game reviews)

  • Batman Returns (GG)
  • Galaga '91 (GG)
  • StarHawk (GB)

Fandom Central - The True Spirit of Fandom (commentary and fanzine reviews by Arnie Katz; includes 'Join The Jury!' sidebar describing reader-submitted game review recurring contest)

  • Computer Gaming Update #11
  • Digital Press #6, #7
  • Zapp! #4
  • Mindstorm #6

The Kunkel Report - Bring Me Shovelware! (by Bill Kunkel)

Test Lab - Painting A Picture Perfect Future (by Ed Dille; SNES Mario Paint with Mouse review)

Lore (book reviews)

  • Sega Genesis Game Secrets
  • Ultima: The Avatar Adventures

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:

Paul Alexander - Cover and War in the Pacific art

Eric Curry - All department logos, and various photography

Bob Forrest - Game Systems Cover and All Game Systems Photography (© 1992 Bob Forrest)

Cliff Spohn - EG interview

We regret that the(sic) some of the performers scheduled to appear this month were unable to make it, and would like to invite President George Bush, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, His Holiness the Pope, Jerry Mathers, the Flying Fitzpatricks, Elvis, the guy on 34th street that juggles cleavers, Jack Copley of the Bronx Zoo, and David Letterman to join us in the future.



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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 3
    Month: December
    Year: 1992
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 116
    Price: $3.95 USA, $4.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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