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Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 18

ISSUE: 18Content


  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Super Famicom (the eventual Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD Player
  • Atari Lynx
  • arcade
  • Sharp 21G-SF1 TV/Super Famicom combo (overseas coverage)
  • Sega/IBM Tera Genesis/PC hybrid (never released)

Below is a synopsis of this issue's contents. Game title typos, shorthand, working titles, etc, are maintained for the historical record. Any relevant clarifications and comments are noted (like so). - RetroDefense


(Some of the magazine sections listed below (Sega Masters, Gameboy Club) are inferred from prior issues, and are never formally named within this specific issue.)

Insert Coin - Is This The End? by Steve Harris (editorial)

Interface (letters column)

Electronic Gaming Review Crew (4-member panel game reviews; each review includes a screenshot, short game summary and four capsule reviews with commentary & score, with the combination encompassing 1/3rd of a page)

  • Gauntlet 2 (NES) (Gauntlet II)
  • Solar Jetman (NES)
  • Skull & Crossbones (NES)
  • Adventure Island 2 (NES)
  • Ghouls & Ghosts (SMS) (Ghouls 'n Ghosts)
  • Vermilion (Gen) (Sword of Vermilion)
  • Granada (Gen)
  • Battle Squadron (Gen)
  • Klax (Gen)
  • Final Zone 2 (TG16CD)
  • Veigues Tactical Gladiator (TG16)
  • Aeroblaster (TG16) (Aeroblasters)
  • Gremlins 2 (GB) (Gremlins 2: The New Batch)
  • Robo Squash (Lynx)

Gaming Gossip by Quartermann

Electronic Gaming Express

  • Sega and IBM Ink Deal For Tera... A Genesis and IBM Computer Combo! (Tera hardware shown; Genesis CD-ROM artist rendition shown)
  • Sharp Introduces a TV with a Super Famicom Built In! (Sharp 21G-SF1 shown; a Sharp TV/Famicom combo is also shown)

Next Wave (capsule game previews with screenshots)

  • Isolated Warrior (NES)
  • Krion Conquest (NES)
  • Arch Rivals (NES)
  • Puzznic (NES)
  • Metal Mech (NES)
  • Sherlock Holmes - Consulting Detective (TG16CD)
  • Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (SMS)
  • Phantasy Star 3 (Gen) (Phantasy Star III)
  • M.U.S.H.A. (Gen)
  • Crackdown (Gen)
  • Kung Fu Master (GB)
  • Power Mission (GB)
  • Ms. Pac-Man (Lynx)
  • Zarlor Mercenary (Lynx)

Tricks of the Trade (tips, tricks and codes)

  • Super Monaco GP (Gen)
  • Mondu's Fight Palace (Gen)
  • MegaMan 3 (NES) (Mega Man III)
  • Insector X (Gen)
  • Mercenary Force (GB)
  • Castlevania 3 (NES) (Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse)
  • Captain Skyhawk (NES)
  • Y's (TG16CD) (Ys: Books I & II)
  • Solar Jetman (NES)
  • Strider (Gen)

International Outlook - The First Batch of New Third-Party Super Famicom Softs Hit the Street! (full page previews:)

  • Final Fight (SF)
  • Gradius 3 (SF) (Gradius III)

Arcade Alley - 1990 AMOA (listed in TOC as 'Arcade Express;' two pages of arcade game previews, shown:)

  • Magic Sword
  • Hit the Ice
  • Pit Fighter
  • Dragon Saber
  • Brute Force
  • Thunder & Lightning
  • GP Rider

Nintendo Player (NES; 2-page 'Fact File' game overviews)

  • Shadow of the Ninja
  • G.I. Joe
  • The Punisher

Sega Masters (SMS; 2-page 'Fact File' game overviews; not listed in TOC)

  • Dick Tracy

Outpost: Genesis (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews)

  • Dick Tracy
  • Granada
  • Technocop

Turbo Champ (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews, unless noted)

  • Aeroblasters (TG16)
  • Sinistron (TG16)
  • Tricky Kick (TG16; small capsule preview with screenshots)

Gameboy Club (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews; not listed in TOC)

  • Operation C

U.S. National Video Game Team's Super Play - Mega Man III (NES; six page strategy guide)

Screen Play (T2: Judgement Day movie; not listed in TOC)

Top Score Club (listed in TOC as 'High Scores')

Game Over! - Target Earth (Gen; spoiler alert!)


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    Title: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 18
    Month: January
    Year: 1991
    Publisher: Sendai Publishing
    Editor: Steve Harris
    Price: $3.95/$4.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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