Electronic Games LC2 Issue 4

ISSUE: 4Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

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

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

(This issue of EG introduces 'Joystick Jury' and finds 'Gaming On-Line' becoming a regular department. And yes, the TOC does list the game awards as 1992, while the feature itself references 1993.)

FEATURES

National Fan Club
The first national electronic gaming fan club, and EG has all the information so you can become a member. ('Introducing... Gaming's National Fan Club;' 'Inside the First Fan-run Club for Gamers' by Arnie Katz; National Association of Electronic Game Enthusiasts (NAEGE))

EG's 1992 Game Awards
EG lets the readers pic(sic) the best of the best for our first annual Electronic Games' Awards of Excellence. ('1993 Electronic Gaming Awards: Here are the nominees - now you pick the winners!' by The Editors of Electronic Games)

Player's Guide to Gaming Gifts
The Holiday Season is upon us, and EG has gone all out to provide our readers with some great gift giving ideas. (by Joyce Worley, Ross Chamberlain & The EG Staff; running commentary with shout headlines 'Gaming Gifts for Any Occasion,' 'Turn Up the Volume with Musical Gifts,' and 'Gifts for Education and Enlightenment')

Playing With Toys
A brief look at what is sure to be one of the biggest holiday films, and the game license made in Hollywood Heaven. (by Russ Ceccola; includes 'The Game That Never Was' section detailing fictional 'Tank Gunner' game created for the Toys movie)

Ultimate Helicopter Simulator
Electronic games have many uses, including training the country's best chopper pilots how to do their jobs better. ('The Ultimate Helicopter Simulator' by Ed Dille)

EG Interview
Tom Kalinske has helped change Sega from the 8-Bit midget to the 16-Bit master. We talk to him in this months intreview(sic). ('EG Interview: A Look at the Force Behind Sega of America - Tom Kalinski' by Marc Camron)

DEPARTMENTS

Power On! - A Look Ahead Is Better Than None (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback ('Feedback: Letters From Our Readers')

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

  • Apple Introduces New Macs
  • Sega CD Debuts on Big Screen
  • MLSA Expands to Non-Sports
  • Spud Speller Spiels for Wordtris
  • EA, ESPN Settle Fight
  • Street Fighter II Clobbers Pirates
  • Nintendo Brings Starlight To Kids
  • Happy Birthday, Pac-Man
  • Games Fly High
  • Sony/Nintendo Hatch CD Plans
  • A Look To The East... ('Trends' by Marc Camron)
  • Crystal Ball
  • Sega/Accolade War Continues
  • Galoob Uncorks SNES Genie
  • Bobcat Challenges Hedgehog
  • Digital Books Write New Chapter
  • EG Readers' Popularity Poll
  • Behind the Headlines (with Joyce Worley; 'High Fiber Diet')
  • The Force Flips Out
  • High-End CD Shines in Boston
  • Digispeech Launches External PC Audio
  • Sweeps Winners See Big Games
  • Interplay Signs King of Clay
  • Top Coin-Ops: Aug. '92
  • Top PC Games: Aug. '92


Insert Coin Here - Show Stoppin' & Finger Poppin' (by Jay Carter; arcade coverage)

Game Doctor - EG's Answer Man Speaks (by The Game Doctor; Q&A)

Video Game Gallery (cart/card video game reviews)

  • Batman Returns (NES)
  • Dragon's Lair (SNES)
  • Bulls vs. Blazers and the NBA Playoffs (SNES)
  • Equinox (SNES)
  • Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball (Gen)
  • John Madden '93 (Gen)
  • Steel Talons (Gen)
  • Battleclash (SNES)
  • Chester Cheetah - Too Cool to Fool (SNES)
  • Hook (SNES)
  • Captain America and The Avengers (Gen)
  • Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (SNES)
  • Andre Agassi Tennis (Gen)
  • Super Battle Tank: War in the Gulf (Gen)


Software Gallery (disk computer game reviews)

  • SimLife (Mac)
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space (DOS)
  • Heaven & Earth (DOS)
  • Red Zone (Amiga)
  • The Lost Sherlock Holmes (DOS)
  • Utopia (DOS)
  • B-17 Flying Fortress (DOS)
  • Spellcasting 301: Spring Break (DOS)


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

  • Sega CD - Pack-in Software; Sherlock Holmes, Sol Feace, Sega Classics (SCD)
  • The Adventures of Willy Beamish (SCD)
  • Cobra Command (SCD)
  • Sewer Shark (SCD)


Portable Playtime (portable game reviews)

  • Tumblepop (GB)
  • Prince of Persia (GG)


Joystick Jury (reader-submitted game reviews recurring contest; includes 'Join the Jury' sidebar)

  • Darkseed (DOS; winning review by Evan Karp, runner-up review by Dan Brown)
  • Team USA Basketball (Gen; winning review by Tony Bueno, runner-up review by Joel Pritchard, honorable mention review by Shawn Shackelford)


Fandom Central - Fanzines, Get Yer Fanzines! (commentary and fanzine reviews by Arnie Katz)

  • Totally Super NES #4
  • Master Minds #4
  • Paradox #2


The Kunkel Report - The Virtues of Virtuality (by Bill Kunkel)

Gaming On-Line - The Prodigal BBS (by Ed Dille; Prodigy BBS review and 'Prodigy Made Easy' book review)

Test Lab - Adaptability Is Uppermost (by Ed Dille; GAMEHANDLER Controls review; includes 'Dane Galden: The Man Behind The Magic' sidebar interview)

Lore (book reviews)

  • The Official Guide to Sid Meier's Civilization
  • How to Design and Sell Video Games


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:
Jeff Manglat - Cover art - Mario and Link © 1992 Nintendo of America: Sonic and Tails © 1992 Sega of America: Mega Man, Chun Li, and Ryu © 1992 Capcom: Battletoads © 1992 Tradewest: Leisure Suit Larry © 1992 Sierra On-Line.
Eric Curry - All department logos, and various photography
David M. Davis - Gaming On-Line logo
Ed Renfro - National Fan Club
Cliff Spohn - EG interview
Mark Watts - EG Award of Excellence and Players' Guide to Gifts
And Special Thanks to Electronic Arts for use of graphics from LHX Attack Chopper for our Helicopter Simulator article.
Watch this space for future deals on SPAM�, the lunch meat with an attitude, and Norman's Vienna Sausages - MMMMMMM-Good!



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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 4
    Month: January
    Year: 1993
    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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