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Game Players Issue 12

ISSUE: 12Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari Lynx
  • PC
  • Amiga
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • arcade


(Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow.  Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity.)

The Editors View (1 page; editorial by Tom Halfhill; Summer CES rumors; includes sections:)

  • 16-bit Nintendo
  • Hand-held Sega
  • Hand-held NEC
  • "True" 16-bit NEC
  • The tribulations of Tengen

The Tip Sheet (2 pages; letters column focusing on reader tip requests and submissions; discussed, none shown:)

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
  • Golden Axe (Gen)
  • River City Ransom (NES)
  • Blazing Lazers (TG16)
  • The Adventures of Bayou Billy (NES)
  • Leisure Suit Larry III
  • Shadowgate (NES)
  • Afterburner (SMS)
  • The Last Battle (Gen)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)

Player's World - Father And Son Make A Winning Team (1 page; Bruce and Mike Trogdon - father/son team - win regional Nintendo World Championships; includes photo)

Nintendo News - Grading The Grapplers (4 pages; NES wrestling games and upcoming Color Dreams titles; includes sections "Early Efforts" , "Later Releases", "In Other News..."; games discussed and shown unless noted:)

  • Pro Wrestling
  • M.U.S.C.L.E. (not shown)
  • Tecmo World Wrestling
  • Tag Team Wrestling
  • Wrestlemania
  • World Championship Wrestling
  • Hellraiser (NES,Gen; not shown)
  • Storm Lords (NES,Gen; not shown)

Game Boy Players - Double Dragon (2 pages; game overview and strategies; shown)

Arcade Action - Battleshark (2 pages; shown)

PC Players - Champions Of Krynn (4 pages; shown)

Sega Players - The First Genesis Games From Independents (3 pages; Genesis games discussed and shown:)

  • Super Hydlide
  • Air Diver
  • Shove It!
  • Target Earth

Amiga Players - Nuclear War And The Third Courier (2 pages; both shown)

Turbo Players - Neutopia (3 pages; TG16; includes sections "The Quest Begins", "Valuable Items"; shown)

Atari Safari - Chip's Challenge (1 page; Lynx; shown)

Nintendo Game of the Month: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (8 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Sega Genesis Game of the Month: Herzog Zwei (5 pages; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: Loom (5 pages; PC; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • Kings Of The Beach (NES)
  • Takin' It To The Hoop (TG16)
  • Rad Racer II (NES)
  • Trivial Pursuit (PC)
  • Wrath Of The Black Manta (NES)
  • Boxxle (GB)
  • Nightmare On Elm Street (NES)
  • Archon (NES)
  • Zoom! (Gen)
  • Gunboat (PC)
  • Risk (PC)

News & Previews (2.66 pages; shown unless noted)

  • Joe Montana Joins The Sega Team (Joe Montana signs with Sega, football game planned; also discussed but not shown:)
    • Atomic Robo-Kid (Gen)
    • Sega Genesis Arcade Power Stick
    • Super Monaco Grand Prix (Gen)
    • Cyberball (Gen)
    • Storm Lord (Gen)
    • Hellraiser (Gen)
  • Kung-Fu Heroes Tournament (high-score photo contest; game shown)
  • Manage The Environment In Balance Of The Planet (PC; not shown)
  • Flood Of Game Boy Titles (mentioned, not shown unless noted:)
    • Double Dragon
    • Batman
    • Cat Trap
    • Worm
    • Chessmaster
    • Days of Thunder
    • Gauntlet II
    • Paperboy (shown)
    • Dead Heat Scramble
    • Dexterity
    • Final Fantasy Legend
    • Flipull
    • Pipe Dream
    • Hatris
    • Heiankyo Alien
    • Hyper Lode Runner
    • Jeopardy
    • Wheel of Fortune
    • Malibu Beach Volleyball
    • Heavyweight Championship Boxing
    • Monster Master
    • Nemesis
    • Skate or Die
    • NFL Football
    • Penguin Wars
    • Power Mission
    • QBillion
    • Rolan's Curse
    • Soccer Mania
    • Space Invaders
    • World Bowling
    • Wizards & Warriors X
    • WWF Superstars
    • NBA All-Star Challenge (shown)
    • GB Solomon's Club
    • Head-On
    • Snoopy
    • Cosmo Tank
    • Serpent

Guideposts: The Hot 100 (approx. 5.33 pages; Top 100 video and computer games; none shown)

Chartbusters (1 page; poll results and Top lists)

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    Title: Game Players Issue 12
    Month: June
    Year: 1990
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 116
    Price: $2.95, $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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