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Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 4

ISSUE: 4Content


  • Cover Story: Ghouls 'n Ghosts (GEN)
  • Behind the Screens Look at Gameboy (Industry professionals offer their opinions on Nintendo's handheld)
  • International Outlook (A New Look at the PC Engine, Konix is delayed again, and here's the final [see notes below] version of the Super Famicom)
  • P.O.W. - The War Rages On (Strategy guide for P.O.W. (NES))
  • Insert Coin (You Asked For It, You Got It...More Sega!!!)
  • Interface: Letters to the Editor
  • Gaming Gossip (Quarterman whets your appetite for rumour)
  • 32-Bit System Preview (The FM-Towns system...coming soon to your shores?)
  • Enter and Win a GameBoy! (Contest)
  • Top Scores Club (Send in a high score, win the accolades of your friends)
  • Electronic Gaming Top 10 (NIntendo, Sega, Atari and Arcade games...what you should be spending your money on)

Review Crew:

  • Bad Dudes (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • Sky Shark (NES)
  • Defenders of the Crown (NES)
  • Strider (GEN)
  • Spell Caster (GEN)
  • Victory Run (GEN)
  • Dungeon Explorer (TG-16)
  • Last Battle (GEN)
  • Tommy Lasorda Baseball (GEN)
  • Thunder Force II (GEN)

Next Wave (previews of upcoming software):

  • Twin Eagle (NES)
  • Willow (NES)
  • Silkworm (NES)
  • Ninja Gaiden II (NES)
  • Captain Silver (SMS)
  • Nightmare Basketball (SMS)
  • Dynamite Dux (SMS)
  • Rambo 3 (GEN)
  • Forgotten Worlds (GEN)
  • Super Hydlide (GEN)

Top Secret (cheats and tips):

  • Hydlide (NES)
  • Milon's Secret Castle (NES)
  • Cyborg Hunter (SMS)
  • Strider (NES)
  • Tecmo Bowl (NES)
  • Fist of the North Star (NES)
  • Fantasy Zone (NES)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
  • Metal Gear (NES)
  • Rambo (NES)
  • Cobra Triangle (NES)
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land (SMS)
  • Keith Courage in Alpha Zone (TG-16)

Nintendo Players:

  • Tengen's Tetris pulled from store shelves
  • No Super Famicom in '89
  • Bad Dudes (NES)
  • River City Ransom (NES)
  • Twin Cobra (NES)

Sega Masters:

  • Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord (SMS)
  • Spell Caster (GEN)
  • Ultima IV (SMS)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)
  • Scramble Spirits (SMS)
  • Dead Angle (SMS)

Atari Adventure:

  • Xenophobe (7800/XE)
  • Lynx: An Interview With the Men Behind the Machine

Turbo Champ:

  • Massive TG-16 game preview
  • Dungeon Explorer (TG16)
  • Blazing Lasers (TG16)

Outpost: Genesis:

  • The Power Base Converter Arrives!
  • Thunder Force II (GEN)

Game Boy Club:

  • Video Link Cable
  • Alleyway (GB)
  • Boxxle (GB)

Game Over (spoiling the game endings for...):

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
  • Gyruss (NES)
  • Guerrilla War (NES)

Notable Stuff:

  • You can't play US TG-16 games on your Japanese PC Engine according to the letter column.
  • Reviewer Steve Harris refers to Spell Caster as Sega's Simon's Quest and means that nicely.
  • "...GameBoy could well be the Walkman of the 1990's..." says the pull quote from the Behind the Screens article.
  • Fujitsu's awesome FM Towns PC/gaming console hybrid never makes it across the pond, which is a pity.
  • That Super Famicom they claim is the final design? It's not (Nintendo changes the controller buttons and a couple other bells-and-whistles on the system before it goes into production).

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    Title: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 4
    Month: November
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Sendai Publishing
    Editor: Steve Harris
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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