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Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 20

ISSUE: 20Content


  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Super Famicom (the eventual Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Game Gear (overseas coverage)
  • Sega Genesis - Mega Drive
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD Player
  • SNK Neo Geo
  • 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


(This issue's cover refers to 'Exclusive Pix of New & Improved Atari Lynx' coverage, but no such coverage is presented in this issue. Also, page numbering seems to indicate pages 50-67 to be missing. These discrepancies are probably related to the 'Atari Adventure' insert printed in EGM #21 - in all likelihood, it was originally intended to be printed in this issue.)

Insert Coin - Real-Life Video Game Warriors... 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)

  • The Simpsons (NES) (The Simpson: Bart vs. the Space Mutants)
  • Metal Storm (NES)
  • Isolated Warrior (NES)
  • Dragon's Lair (NES)
  • Mickey Mouse (SMS) (Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse)
  • Gaiares (Gen)
  • Hellfire (Gen)
  • Dick Tracy (Gen)
  • Super Star Soldier (TG16)
  • Valis 2 (TG16CD) (Valis II)
  • F-1 Race (GB)
  • Dragon's Lair (GB)
  • Magician Lord (NeoGeo)
  • Ninja Combat (NeoGeo)

Gaming Gossip by Quartermann

Electronic Gaming Express

  • Neo-Geo Doubles It's Game Library! 6 New Games Unveiled At WCES! (capsule game previews)


Blue's Journey


League Bowling



King of the Monsters



The Super Spy



Ghost Pilots



Sun Shine



  • Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (NES; this 'Special CES Review!' amounts to a 1-page 'Fact File')

Tricks of the Trade (tips, tricks and codes)

  • MegaMan 3 (NES) (Mega Man III)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (NES) (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game)
  • Shadow Dancer (Gen)
  • John Madden Football (Gen)
  • Burning Force (Gen)
  • Arrow Flash (Gen)
  • Low G Man (NES)
  • Granada (Gen)
  • Shadow of the Ninja (NES)
  • Castle of Illusion (Gen) (Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse)
  • Columns (GG)

International Outlook - Mega Drive Software comes on strong in 1991! (capsule game previews)

  • Blue's Almanac (Gen)
  • Star Cruiser (MD)
  • Heavy Unit (MD)
  • Midnight Resistance (MD)
  • Qix (MD)
  • Twin Cobra (MD)
  • Wonder Boy (GG)
  • Dragon Crystal (GG)

The Super Famicom Times - Pilotwings (1-page preview)

Behind The Screens at Jaleco USA - "The Making of Metal Mech" (three-page behind-the-scenes)

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

  • Metal Storm
  • The Krion Conquest
  • Nobunaga's Ambition II (1-page)

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

  • Air Buster

1991 Winter Consumer Electronics Show (large collection of capsule game previews; listed in TOC as 'Next Wave')




  • Star Wars
  • Battletoads
  • S.C.A.T.
  • Super Bowl (Tecmo Super Bowl)
  • Sim City
  • Wolverine
  • Gunnac
  • Totally Rad
  • Bo Jackson Baseball
  • Super Spy Hunter
  • Noah's Ark
  • Lolo 3 (The Adventures of Lolo III)
  • Ultimate Journey
  • Talespin
  • Power Blade
  • Lone Ranger
  • Flight of the Intruder
  • Dragon Warrior 3 (Dragon Warrior III)
  • Double Dragon 3 (Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones)
  • Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge
  • Project Space Shuttle
  • Magic Darts
  • Hunt for Red October
  • American Gladiators
  • The Rocketeer
  • Smash TV
  • F-15 Strike Eagle
  • Robocop 2
  • Ikari 3 (Ikari III: The Rescue, Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue)
  • Earth Bound (Earthbound)
  • Pool of Radiance (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance)
  • Conan
  • Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure)
  • Godzilla 2
  • Rockin' Kats
  • Touchdown Fever
  • Klash Ball
  • Monopoly
  • Mimi(sic) Putt (Mini Putt)
  • Uninvited
  • Rainbow Island
  • Fun House
  • Laser Invasion
  • Faria
  • Greg Norman's Golf Power
  • Whomp 'Em
  • Ufouria
  • Police Academy
  • Dragon Fighter
  • Darkman
  • Die Hard
  • Airball
  • World Champ
  • Hatris
  • Cowboy Kid
  • Sword Master
  • Might and Magic
  • Vice
  • Blaze Buster
  • Mike Tyson's Intergalactic Power Punch

    Genesis previews:
  • Raiden Trad
  • Alien Storm
  • Spiderman (Spider-Man)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Abrahm's Tank Battle
  • 688 Attack Sub
  • Valis 3 (Valis III)
  • Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
  • Wings of Wor
  • Gain Ground
  • Dino Land
  • Junction
  • The Berlin Wall
  • Warrior of Rome
  • Swamp Thing
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • R.B.I. 3 (R.B.I. Baseball 3)
  • Pit Fighter
  • Hardball
  • Star Control
  • Onslaught
  • Dando
  • Task Force Harrier EX
  • Wardner
  • Elemental Master
  • Death Duel
  • Stormlord
  • Sagaia
  • Space Invaders
  • Crossfire
  • Dark Castle
  • Might and Magic 2 (Might and Magic II)
  • King's Bounty
  • James Pond
  • PGA Tour Golf
  • Road Rash

    Sega Master System previews:
  • Golden Axe Warrior

    TG16/TG16CD previews:
  • Dead Moon
  • Wanderer's From Y's (Ys III: Wanderers From Ys)
  • Yo Bro

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

Game Over! - Phantasy Star II (Gen; spoiler alert!)

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    Title: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 20
    Month: March
    Year: 1991
    Publisher: Sendai Publishing
    Editor: Steve Harris
    Price: $3.95/$4.95 Canada/£2.50
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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