Electronic Games LC2 Issue 5

ISSUE: 5Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

Sega Genesis
Sega Game Gear
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Game Boy
TurboDuo/TurboGrafx-16 Super CD-ROM
Atari Lynx
MS-DOS - MS-DOS CD
Amiga
arcade
pinball

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

('Joystick Jury' is renamed 'The Jury' starting this issue.)

FEATURES

Haunted House
EG explores a fantastic haunted castle... in Texas? Join us for a look at Britannia Manor. ('The Ultimate Adventure: Lord British creates a live-action role-playing masterpiece' by Russ Ceccola)

EG Interview
A candid talk with Bob Jacob, about the next wave of video game heroes. Straight from the comic books to you! ('EG Interview: The Four Color World of Bob Jacob - A Gaming Visionary Talks about Comic Books and Interactive Entertainment' by Arnie Katz)

PC Games Directory
Ring in the New Year with EG, by remembering all of the best PC games of '92, with our exclusive PC Game Directory. ('Computer Entertainment 1992 - A Look Back at the Gaming Year' by Arnie Katz; includes 13 pages of 1/12th page, MS-DOS disk-based computer game overviews, each with short description and single screenshot; includes feature "cover" labeled 'Electronic Games' 1993 Directory Of PC Games')

Sherlock Holmes
EA's PC hit is about to become a multimedia masterpiece, and EG has the inside info. ('The Making of a Multimedia Masterpiece - Bringing Holmes' Lost Files to Life!' by Bill Kunkel)

Hat Trick!
A quick look at three new hockey games for three top formats: NHLPA for Genesis, Gretzky 3 for PCs, and Hockey for the Lynx. ('Hat Trick! - New Hockey Games Skate onto the Electronic Ice' by Bill "Banana Stick" Kunkel)

Players' Guide to Fantasy Gaming
This months' Player's Guide is your escort into the worlds of wonder and imagination. EG looks at the best in fantasy gaming and throws in a few surprises just for fun. (collection of related articles, complete with 'Players' Guide to Fantasy Gaming' feature "cover;" some article titles surmised:)

  • Fantasy Video Games: The World of Monsters, Magic and Most of All - Immagination(sic)! (by Bill Kunkel)
  • Worlds of Fantasy Gaming: New and Forthcoming Adventures and RPGs for Electronic Heroes (by Bill Kunkel?)
  • All About King's Quest VI: EG Learns the Inside Scoop From Roberta Williams and Jane Jensen (by Russ Ceccola; includes 'King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow - A Critical Look' sidebar)
  • EG Journeys into the Next Generation of Computer Games - Behind the Scenes; Betrayal At Krondor (by Russ Ceccola; includes 'Krondor and its Origins' sidebar)

DEPARTMENTS

Power On! - How Can I Look and Feel Good When I Got This Code? (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback ('Feedback: Letters From Our Readers')

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

  • EA Gets Smart
  • Rumors Fly In CD Tug-of-War
  • Chessmeister Lampoons Classic Board Game
  • Access, Virgin Sign CD Deal
  • Extra Game on Turbo Cart
  • 360 Steps Into Space
  • Zorking Out at Activision
  • Pinball For Who
  • Psych Prof Touts Games
  • Acclaim Signs Synthetic Actors
  • Video Games Top Wish List
  • The Sears Connection
  • Carmen Gets Recognized
  • Fuji Offers Tips and Advice
  • A Look to the East... ('Catching up...' by Marc Camron)
  • Epyx Starts New Label
  • Sierra Prepares Teacher Packs
  • Interplay Goes On-Line
  • Computer City Goes National
  • Comdex Scoops
  • Put Your Mac On Television
  • Crystal Ball
  • Duo Doubles As PC-CD Drive
  • November EG Readers' Poll
  • Acclaim to Support Top CD Platforms
  • Top Coin-Ops: September 1992
  • Top Selling PC Games: Sept. 1992

Insert Coin Here - Are You Game? (by Jay Carter; arcade and pinball coverage)

Game Doctor - Q&A With The Gaming Guru (by The Game Doctor; Q&A)

Video Game Gallery (cart/card video game reviews)

  • World Class Leaderboard Golf (Gen)
  • Lotus Turbo Challenge (Gen)
  • Streets of Rage 2 (Gen)
  • Chakan: The Forever Man (Gen)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Gen)
  • Uncharted Waters (Gen)
  • Sunset Riders (Gen)
  • Magical Quest: Starring Mickey Mouse (SNES)
  • Ecco (Gen)
  • Ultima: Warriors of Destiny (NES)
  • SimEarth (SNES)
  • Skulljagger (SNES)

Software Gallery (disk computer game reviews)

  • The Ancient Art of War in the Skies (DOS)
  • Cyber Empires (DOS)
  • Terminator 2029 (DOS)
  • Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender (DOS)
  • Lords of Time (Amiga)

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

  • Dragon Slayer (TGSCD)
  • Wing Commander II/Ultima Underworld (PC CD)

Portable Playtime (portable game reviews)

  • Super Space Invaders (GG)
  • Mega Man III (GB)
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)

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

  • The Legend of Kyrandia (DOS; winning review by David Pokorny, runner-up review by Curt Blakeney, honorable mention review by Mike Mann)
  • Super Play Action Football (SNES; winning review by Ray Spinney)

Playing It Smart - Focus on Edutainment (by Joyce Worley)

Fandom Central - Fandom at Three (commentary and fanzine reviews by Arnie Katz)

  • Video Gaming Monthly, Vol. 2 No. 8
  • Hyperzine #1
  • Sega Prime #2
  • Atari Zone Vol. 4 No. 5
  • Gametron #1
  • Classic Systems & Games Monthly #9
  • The Video Game Revolution #11

The Kunkel Report - Escape from the Software Prison! (by Bill Kunkel)

Test Lab - A Sheep in Wolves' Clothing? (by Ed Dille; The Sega Menacer Gun for Genesis review)

Lore (book reviews)

  • Jetfighter II: The Official Strategy Guide
  • Compute's Conquering Super Mario Bros. Adventures, 2nd Edition

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:

Boris Vallejo - Cover
Accolade for providing the Boris Vallejo art for the Fantasy Guide Cover. The art is from their game Onslaught.
Eric Curry - All department logos, and various photography
David Henderson - Lord British Feature
Cliff Spohn - EG Interview
Bill Vann - Hat Trick!
And the winner of this month's "I wanna grow up and be Elvis" essay is Sabrina Rene Wilson, who explains that 'music isn't really that important - but all that food...' Ms. Wilson will receive the Elvis vs. Don Hoe CD, plus a year's supply of Cheez Whiz. Thank you Ms. Wilson, for taking time to write.



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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 5
    Month: February
    Year: 1993
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 130
    Price: $3.95 USA, $4.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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