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Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 23

ISSUE: 23Content


  • Nintendo Entertainment System - Famicom
  • Nintendo Super Famicom (the eventual Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Atari Lynx
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega Genesis - Mega Drive
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 - PC-Engine
  • FM-Towns (never released)
  • Camerica The Express (portable NES prototype coverage; never released)
  • Camerica NES/Gameboy adapter (prototype coverage; never released)
  • PC

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


Insert Coin - 1,000,000 Readers! by Ed Semrad (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)

  • Battletoads (NES)
  • Ultimate Journey (NES)
  • Monopoly (NES)
  • Lolo 3 (NES) (The Adventure of Lolo III)
  • Lone Ranger (NES) (The Lone Ranger)
  • TV Basketball (TG16) (TV Sports Basketball)
  • Sherlock Holmes (TG16) (Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective)
  • Batman (Gen)
  • Midnight Resistance (Gen)
  • Twin Cobra (Gen)
  • Wings of Wor (Gen)
  • Mickey Mouse (GG) (Castle of Illusion)
  • Revenge of Drancon (GG)
  • Punisher (GB) (The Punisher)

Software Calendar (presented by EGM and Vic Tokai)

Gaming Gossip by Quartermann

Electronic Gaming Express

  • Camerica To Release NES Games - Rumors Of Portable Nintendo and Gameboy Converter also Growing! (prototype hardware shown)
  • Konami To Be First To Demonstrate Super NES Games! (Gradius 3 (III), Wanderers From Y's (Ys), Goemon, Castlevania 4 (Super Castlevania IV))

Next Wave (capsule game previews)

  • Snow Brothers (NES) (Snow Bros.)
  • Smash TV (NES)
  • Rockin' Kats (NES)
  • Harlem Globetrotters (NES)
  • High Speed (NES) (High Speed Pinball)
  • Talespin (TG16)
  • Camp California (TG16)
  • Dino Land (Gen)
  • Onslaught (Gen)
  • GG Shinobi (GG)
  • Navy Seals (GB)
  • Mr. Do (GB)
  • Track Meet (GB)

Tricks of the Trade (tips, tricks and codes)

  • Gaiares (Gen)
  • Mega Man 3 (NES) (Mega Man III)
  • Aeroblasters (TG16)
  • Revenge of Drancon (GG)
  • Ikari 3: The Rescue (NES) (Ikari III: The Rescue, Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue)
  • Psychic World (GG)
  • Valis 3 (Gen) (Valis III)
  • Sagaia (Gen)
  • Rampage (Lynx)

Electronic Arts & Electronic Gaming Monthly Present The 16-Bit Entertainment Buyer's Guide (16-page insert; see full breakout below)

International Outlook - Game Companies Unveil New Summer Carts at Tokyo Consumer Software Group Trade Show! (capsule game previews)

  • Jerry Boy (SF)
  • Wanderers From Y's (Famicom) (Wanderers From Ys)
  • Gdleen (SF)
  • Hyper Zone (SF)
  • Double Dragon 2 - The Revenge (MD)
  • Zero Wing (MD)
  • Space Battle Ship Gomora (MD)
  • Fire Mustang (MD)
  • Fastest 1 (MD)
  • Bonanza Brothers (MD)
  • The Legend of Ju Ju (Famicom)
  • Palamedes 2 (Famicom)
  • Final Soldier (PCE)
  • Magic Soldier (PCE)
  • Bonk 3 (PCE)

The Super Famicom Times (game previews, 1-page each)

  • Super R-Type
  • U.N. Squadron

Behind The Screens at ICOM Simulations - "Accomplishing The Impossible With CD-ROM" (three-page behind-the-scenes; FM-Towns hardware, Sherlock Holmes screenshots shown)


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

  • The Rocketeer
  • Ultimate Journey (1-page)
  • Battletoads
  • Hudson Hawk (1-page)

Outpost: Genesis (2-page game overviews, unless noted)

  • Midnight Resistance
  • Alien Storm (1-page)
  • Hardball (1-page)
  • Street Smart (1-page)

Game Boy Club (1-page game overviews)

  • The Punisher

Gear Up! (GG; 1-page game overviews)

  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

U.S. National Video Game Team's Super Play - Batman (Gen; four page strategy guide)

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

Game Over! - Super Mario World (SF; spoiler alert!)


Electronic Arts & Electronic Gaming Monthly Present The 16-Bit Entertainment Buyer's Guide

The Complete Guide to 16-Bit Gaming (2-page article comparing 8-bit and 16-bit)

Super Famicom (2-page system overview)

Sega Genesis (2-page system overview)

Software Guide (Gen; capsule game overviews)

  • NHL Hockey
  • Road Rash
  • Blockout
  • Might & Magic
  • The Faery Tale Adventure

Software Preview (Gen; capsule game previews)

  • King's Bounty
  • Rings of Power
  • The Immortal
  • Centurion: Defender of Rome
  • Starflight

Computers (2-page overview)

Software Guide (PC; capsule game overviews)

  • Chuck Yeager's Air Combat
  • Birds of Prey
  • Earl Weaver Baseball II
  • Powermonger
  • Car & Driver
  • Thanks 4

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    Title: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 23
    Month: June
    Year: 1991
    Publisher: Sendai Publishing
    Editor: Steve Harris
    Pages: 132
    Price: $3.95/$4.95 Canada/£2.50
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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