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Electronic Games LC2 Issue 8

ISSUE: 8Content


  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega CD - Mega CD
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System CD-ROM Drive (overseas coverage; never released)
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Watara SuperVision
  • 3DO (overseas coverage)
  • PC-Engine Duo R (overseas coverage)
  • FM-Towns MARTY (overseas coverage)
  • Amiga
  • pinball
  • arcade


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


Players' Guide to Frenzied Fighting

EG takes a look at the Street Fighter 2 phenomenon, and examines SF2's nearest competitor - the incredible Mortal Kombat. Wrestling games are also a part of the rough-and-tumble fighting world, and we've got the whole story on the body-slamming big mens' video game counterparts. (a collection of related articles; some article titles surmised:)

  • Fight! Fight! Fight! Combat in the Streets and Arenas (by Arnie Katz)
  • Matching the Mat Maniacs (by Bill Kunkel; includes 'A Wrestling Insider Look at the Simulations' and 'Mr. X Rates the Wrestling Games' sidebars)
  • Arcade War I (by Sushi X)

EG Interview

An inside look at the creation of one of the hottest arcade games around. Ed Boon and John Tobias tell us about the invention of Mortal Kombat and the incredible success it has enjoyed. ('EG Interview: Meet the Creators of Mortal Kombat' by Bill Kunkel)

Freddy Farkas(sic)

Just when you thought computer games wre getting a little too serious, Al Lowe comes along with a hilarious title. We get the score on Freddy Farkas(sic), and how Lowe created yet another laugh-filled experience. ('Riding The Range with Freddy Pharkas - An Interview with Al Lowe' by Russ Ceccola)

Playing at War

We can all agree that there are enough real wars in the world today. EG looks at the origins of computerized warfare simulations, and where they plan to fight in the future. ('Simulating War' by Ed Dille)


Power On! - A History-Making Announcement (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback ('Feedback: Letters From Our Readers')

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

  • Capcom and Sega Together At Last!
  • game Boy Gets Single Pack
  • The Blue & The Gray Gets A Face Lift
  • Shaq Signs Game Deal
  • Space Mountain and Beyond
  • Trek Beams Interplay Aboard
  • Software Publishers Name Best Games
  • Nintendo Invites Guest to CD
  • Street Fighter Gets Star Treatment
  • DTMC: Grow Up or Climb a Rock
  • Cool Screens For Portables
  • Rebels Delay Assault
  • Amiga, CDTV Cut Prices
  • Turbo-Touch Goes Multi-System
  • Carmen Found All Over the Store
  • Cascade Rolls Onto Genesis
  • Malibu Plans Street Fighter Comic
  • Another Guest In Virgin's House
  • Mallard Revamps Tracon, Moonbase
  • Hot Circuits On Tour
  • A Talk With Spectrum Holobyte's Patrick S. Feely
  • Sonic Summers At HoJos
  • Top Selling Games February 1993
  • Top Coin-Ops of March 1993
  • EA Laces on Reebok
  • Dark Sun Shines on SNES
  • EG Reader's Popularity Poll April 1993
  • U.S. Draws In Online Chess
  • Flashback: The Birth of Portable Gaming

Insert Coin Here - Full Tilt Boogie (by Jay Carter; pinball coverage)

Game Doctor - Answers Galore! (by The Game Doctor; Q&A; includes reader art)

A Look to the East (by Marc Camron; overseas coverage; includes 'Hits of the Far East' sidebar; Duo R, FM-Town MARTY, SNES w/CD-ROM attachment (artist rendition) shown)

Fandom Central - Pubbing Your Ish (fanzine commentary and reviews by Arnie Katz)

  • Video Gaming Monthly 2/10
  • Intellivision Lines #6
  • The Videogame Trader #4
  • In Between the Lines #1
  • The Shape of Gaming to Come #7
  • Totally Super NES #8

Video Game Gallery (cart/card video game reviews)

  • Shadowrun (SNES)
  • X-Men (Gen)
  • Aerobiz: Global Network (SNES)
  • Elemental Master (Gen)
  • Bulls vs. Blazers (Gen)
  • Doomsday Warrior (SNES)
  • Aliens vs. The Predator (SNES)
  • NBA All-Star Challenge (Gen)
  • Taz-Mania (SNES)
  • Splatterhouse 3 (SNES)
  • Jungle Strike (Gen)
  • Battletoads and Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (NES)

Software Gallery (disk computer game reviews)

  • ATAC (DOS)
  • Alone In The Dark (DOS)
  • Caesar (DOS)
  • Cobra Mission (DOS)
  • Eric the Unready (DOS)
  • Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds (DOS)
  • X-Wing (DOS)

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

  • PC-SIG (PC CD)
  • USA Wars: Desert Storm with Coalition Command (DOS CD)

Portable Playtime (portable game reviews)

  • Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (GG)

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

  • Lure of the Temptress (Amiga; winning review by John D. Larkin)
  • Super Star Wars (SNES; winning review by Alfonso & Tony De Pasquale)

Playing It Smart - A Headstart For Kids (by Joyce Worley; edutainment coverage)

The Kunkel Report - The Medium Molds the Message (by Bill Kunkel)

Test Lab - East Meets East (by Ed Dille; SuperVision review)

Lore (book reviews)

  • Mastering Genesis Sports Games
  • Falcon 3: The Official Combat Strategy Book

Gaming On-Line - Accessible Delphi (by Ed Dille; Delphi review)


(TOC cover credits/fine print:)

About the art - We at EG would like to thank the following artists for their contributions to this issue:

Eric Curry - All department logos, and various photography

Cliff Spohn - EG Interview

Mark Watts - Cover and Players' Guide Cover

We at EG strive to keep things interesting. In doing so we would like to get some ideas on what people want out of our magazine. After all, trees die to make this publication possible. We would also like to know if those of you who read this space (all six of you) would like to take part in some sort of exclusive contest. Maybe by winning a date with one of the EG editors. No don't go entering this contest yet, as it doesn't exist but how about some letters if you would be interested. Some of us at EG are married, but there are still a few of us who are eligible. Drop us a line and tell us how you feel.

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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 8
    Month: May
    Year: 1993
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 100
    Price: $3.95 USA, $4.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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