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Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 2

ISSUE: 2Content

Review Crew (Steve Harris / Ed Semrad / Donn Nauert / Jim Allee):

  • Guerilla War (NES) - 7/7/8/7
  • Ironsword (NES) - 8/8/7/7
  • Fester’s Quest (NES) - 5/5/5/5
  • Mega Man 2 (NES) - 8/8/8/8
  • 3 Stooges (NES) - 6/8/6/7
  • Adventures of Lolo (NES) - 7/8/8/7
  • Operation Wolf (NES) - 6/7/6/4
  • Q*Bert (NES) - 7/3/4/4
  • Mappyland (NES) - 7/4/6/4
  • Flying Dragon (NES) - 4/5/4/5
  • Hydlide (NES) - 5/6/6/5
  • Alex Kidd in High Tech World (SMS) - 5/7/7/7
  • Reggie Jackson Baseball (SMS) - 7/7/7/7
  • Galaxy Force (SMS) - 6/7/5/5

Next Wave

  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge (ARC/NES)
  • P.O.W. (NES)
  • Thundercade (NES)
  • Super Dodgeball (NES)

Press Start

  • A New Breed of Joystick That Does it All – Beeshu’s Gizmo
  • A Dominating Force is Coming… [Nexoft article]
  • Seeing is Believing! [secret Videogame Tricks, Codes, & Strategies article] (View on YouTube here courtesy of Patrick Scott Patterson!)
  • A Super Contest… [super Dodgeball article]
  • Nintendo’s Four-Player Combo

At The Arcades

  • Tetris
  • Superman

Cover Story

  • Next-Generation Gaming

International Outlook

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (FC)
  • Gradius II (FC)

Dare to Compare

  • U-Force vs. Power Glove

Tricks of the Trade

  • Blaster Master (NES)
  • Zanac (NES)
  • Mega Man (NES)
  • Star Soldier (NES)
  • Wizards and Warriors (NES)
  • Kid Icarus (NES)
  • Milon’s Secret Castle (NES)
  • Ring King (NES)
  • John Elway’s Quarterback (NES)
  • Metal Gear (NES)
  • RBI Baseball (NES)
  • Track & Field II (NES)
  • Metroid (NES)
  • Posiden Wars 3-D (SMS)
  • R-Type (SMS)
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (NES)
  • Rambo (NES)
  • Double Dragon (NES)
  • Legacy of the Wizard (NES)
  • Desert Falcon (7800)
  • Golvellius (SMS)
  • Double Dragon (SMS)
  • Fantasy Zone (SMS)
  • Ghostbusters (SMS)
  • Rocky (SMS)
  • Quartet (SMS)
  • Kenseiden (SMS)

Top Secret

  • Mega Man 2 (NES)
  • Guerilla War (NES)
  • Gyruss (NES)
  • Stealth ATF (NES)
  • Ultima Exodus (NES)
  • Altered Beast (SMS)
  • King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown (SMS)
  • Vigilante (SMS)

PC Gaming

  • TV Sports Football (Amiga)
  • The Duel: Test Drive II (IBM)
  • Galactic Conqueror (Amiga)
  • Combat Course (C-64/128)

Ads (in order of appearance):

  • Tengen NES games (Gauntlet / RBI Baseball / Tetris / Super Sprint / Pac-Man)
  • Bad Dudes (NES)
  • Hudson JoyCard Sansui SSS controller
  • Hudsonsoft NES games (Adventure Island / Milon's Secret Castle / Bomberman / Adventures of Dino-Riki)
  • Bandai NES games (Street Cop / Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde / Monster Party / Athletic World / Bandai Golf / Xevious: The Avenger)
  • Taxan NES games (Fist of the North Star / Mappy Land / Mystery Quest / Star Soldier)
  • Super Dodge Ball (NES)
  • River City Ransom (NES)
  • Thundercade (NES)
  • Ultimate Game Club sales ad
  • TurboGrafx-16 Enter and Win contest
  • Airwolf (NES)
  • Hoops (NES)
  • John Elway's Quarterback (NES) / Double Dragon (NES)
  • Beeshu gaming controllers
  • Ultima: Exodus (NES)
  • Secrets, Codes, and Strategies VHS tape
  • FCI Phone Counseling Hotline
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)
  • Konami portable LCD games (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Double Dribble / Top Gun / Gradius / Skate or Die / Contra)
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly subscription ad
  • Nexoft Corporation
  • Taxan Videodiction Win-A-Game competition
  • Homer's official Nintendo clothing and equipment
  • U.V.T., Inc. used game buy ad
  • Ultima: Exodus hint book
  • Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf (NES)
  • Beeshu joysticks

Notable Stuff:

  • Contains three tear-out tip cards for John Elway's Quarterback, Marble Madness, and Paperboy.
  • There are some lazy reviews in this issue. Donn Nauert's Q*Bert review says that it's just like the arcade game. Likewise, his review for Flying Dragon is, "Just another karate game." Ed Seimrad's review of Hydlide has him admitting he doesn't even remember what the game was about! Like...isn't that kind of your job to know that stuff, dude? 😆

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    Title: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 2
    Month: July/August
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Sendai Publishing
    Editor: Steve Harris
    Pages: 86
    Price: $3.95/$4.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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