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Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 19

ISSUE: 19Content


  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Super Famicom (the eventual Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis - Mega Drive
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD Player - PC-Engine CD-ROM Player
  • Atari Lynx
  • Atari Panther (ultimately never released)
  • arcade

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, Atari Adventure) are inferred from prior issues, and are never formally named within this specific issue.)

Insert Coin - The Shape Of Games To Come... 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)

  • Arch-Rivals (NES)
  • G.I. Joe (NES)
  • Rad Gravity (NES)
  • Ninja Crusaders (NES)
  • Quantum Fighter (NES)
  • Last Alert (TG16CD)
  • TV Sports Football (TG16)
  • Arrow Flash (Gen)
  • Bimini Run (Gen)
  • Lakers vs. Celtics (Gen)
  • Mondu's Fight Palace (Gen)
  • Double Dribble 5 on 5 (GB)
  • Operation-C (GB) (Operation C)
  • Zarlor Mercenary (Lynx)

Gaming Gossip by Quartermann

Electronic Gaming Express

  • Atari Set To Roar With New "Panther" 16-Bit Machine

Next Wave (capsule game previews)

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (NES)
  • Lolo 3 (NES) (Lolo III)
  • Zombie Nation (NES)
  • Nobunaga's Ambition (NES)
  • Ufouria (NES)
  • Super Spy Hunter (NES)
  • Star Wars (NES)
  • Stormlord (Gen)
  • Sword of Sodan (Gen)
  • Sonic; Spiderman; Battle Tank; Attack Sub (Gen; shared preview) (Sonic The Hedgehog, Spider-Man)
  • Powerball (Gen)
  • Cyraid (GB)
  • Air Buster (Gen)
  • R-Type (GB)
  • MegaMan (GB) (Mega Man in Dr. Wily's Revenge)
  • Pac Man (GB) (Pac-Man)

Tricks of the Trade (tips, tricks and codes)

  • Solstice (NES)
  • Legendary Axe 2 (TG16) (Legendary Axe II)
  • Last Alert (TG16CD)
  • Gauntlet 2 (NES) (Gauntlet II)
  • Shadow Blasters (Gen)
  • Bimini Run (Gen)
  • Tommy Lasorda Baseball (Gen)
  • Valis 2 (TG16) (Valis II)
  • Operation C (GB)
  • John Madden Football (Gen)
  • Buster Douglas Boxing (Gen)
  • Lakers vs. Celtics (Gen)
  • E-SWAT (Gen)

Turbo Champ (this issue's Turbo Champ is billed as a magazine-bound-in-magazine insert, complete with cover; 'The Ultimate All-TurboGrafx-16 Magazine')

  • Best Games of 1990! (Top 5)


Y's Books One & Two
(TG16CD) (Ys: Books I & II)


Bonk's Adventure




Ninja Spirit




Military Madness








  • Bonk (Bonk's Revenge; TG16; 2-page 'Fact File')
  • 1991 TurboGrafx-16 Preview Guide... (game previews)


TV Sports Basketball


Super Star Soldier



Battle Royale



Aero Blaster (Aeroblasters)



Bomber Man (Bomberman)



TailSpin (TaleSpin)



Lords of the Rising Sun



Camp California



  • TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM Super Power!! (game previews)


It Came From the Desert


Wanders of Y's



Final Zone II



Sherlock Holmes



Magical Dinosaur Tour



Valis II



Last Alert



  • TurboGrafx-16 Multi-Player Games! - Turbo-Tap Action For Up to Five-Player Interaction!!


TV Sports Football


Super Volleyball



Tiger Road



  • TurboGrafx-16 Third-Party Games - The Best Turbo Games From the Hottest Game Companies!!







Side Arms



  • Turbo Accessories (Stack Rack game organizer, Game Encyclopedia, Game Card Soft Pack, Ultimate Superstick TurboVision)
  • NEC's Turbo Express - The Portable Color Super-Power! (shown, with hand-held tech spec comparison chart (Express, Gameboy, Lynx, Game Gear))

International Outlook

  • Third Party Mega Drive Companies End Year With Dozens of New games (capsule previews)


Elemental Master


Dangerous Seed




Shining Darkness




'4 In One Cart'








  • Super Mario World (SF; 4-page preview)
  • The Super Famicom Times (capsule previews)


Master's Golf


Hole In One Golf



UN Squadron (Area 88)



Wanderers From Y's







Behind The Screens: Taito ('EGM Visits - Taito of America;' 4-page article)

Arcade Alley



  • Double Dragon 3
  • R-360 and D3-BOS
  • Thunder Force 3 AC (Thunder Force III AC)

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

  • Isolated Warrior
  • Adventure Island II
  • The Simpsons (Bart vs. The Space Mutants)

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

  • Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

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

  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Bimini Run
  • Gaiares

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

  • Dragon's Lair

Atari Adventure (2-page 'Fact File' game overviews; not listed in TOC)

  • Zarlor Mercenary (Lynx)

U.S. National Video Game Team's Super Play - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES; four page strategy guide)

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

Game Over! - Thunder Force III (Gen; spoiler alert!)

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    Title: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 19
    Month: February
    Year: 1991
    Publisher: Sendai Publishing
    Editor: Steve Harris
    Price: $3.95/$4.95 Canada/£2.50
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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