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Game Players Issue 3

ISSUE: 3Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Gameboy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari Lynx
  • IBM PC
  • Amiga
  • Commodore 64
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • Macintosh


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

The Editors View (1 page; editorial by Tom Halfhill; the Summer CES)

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

  • Gradius (NES)
  • Milon's Secret Castle (NES)
  • Bubble Bobble (NES)
  • Golgo 13 (NES)
  • Deadly Towers (NES)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (Famicom; tip being, Famicom games won't work on NES)
  • R-Type (SMS)
  • Double Dragon (SMS)
  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS)

Player's World

  • NEC's TurboGrafx-16 Advanced Game System Challenges Nintendo (3 pages; shown: hardware & accessories, Keith Courage in Alpha Zones, Victory Run, Vigilante; includes sections:)
    • Optional Accessories
    • Technical Details
  • Award-Winning Computer Games (1 page; shown: Tetris, Battle Chess, King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella, F-19 Stealth Fighter)
  • Face-To-Face... With Wil Wheaton (1 page; celebrity interview)

Nintendo News - Hot This Fall: Portable Game Boy, New NES Games (4 pages; Gameboy hardware shown; games shown:)

  • Super Mario Land (GB)
  • Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II (NES)
  • Cybernoid (NES)
  • Bigfoot (NES)
  • Knightrider (NES) (Knight Rider)
  • Road Blasters (NES)
  • 720 (NES)
  • Infiltrator (NES)
  • The Last Starfighter (NES)
  • DuckTales (NES)
  • Sky Shark (NES)
  • Demon Sword (NES)
  • Bashi Bazook: Morphoid Masher (NES)

Arcade Action - Hard Drivin': The World's Best Driving Game? (2 pages; Hard Drivin' shown)

PC Players - Role-Playing Made Easier (4 pages; games shown; includes sections:)

  • Times of Lore
  • Prophecy

Sega Masters - Genesis: A New Beginning For Sega? (3 pages; Sega Genesis hardware shown; includes sections:)

  • Unaltered Beast (shown: Altered Beast, Super Thunder Blade)
  • Technical Details (shown: Tommy Lasorda Baseball)

Atari Safari - Atari's Colorful Answer To Game Boy (1 page; Atari Lynx hardware shown; games shown:)

  • California Games
  • Electrocop (unnamed)
  • Monster Demolition (aka Rampage?)

Amiga Players - Dungeon Master (2 pages; game shown)

Commodore Players - Hillsfar And Pro Soccer (3 pages; games shown)

Mac Players - Pucks And Power (1 page; games shown:)

  • Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition
  • Shufflepuck Cafe

Cheap Thrills - Two Revivals (3 pages; games shown; includes sections:)

  • The Adventures of Captain Comic For PC Compatibles
  • Gravity Wars For The Amiga

Nintendo Game of the Month: Zelda II - The Adventure of Link (10 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: Space Quest III - The Pirates of Pestulon (7 pages; PC; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • Slipheed (PC)
  • The Magic Candle (PC)
  • Steel Thunder (PC)
  • NFL Challenge (PC)
  • Search for the Titanic (PC)
  • Air Fortress (NES)
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (NES)
  • Hudson's Adventure Island (NES)
  • Mappyland (NES)
  • Thundercade (NES)
  • Paperboy (NES)
  • Blood Money (Amiga)
  • Batman, The Caped Crusader (C64)
  • Rastan (SMS)

News & Previews (6 pages; all shown unless noted)

  • Lucasfilm Debuts Indiana Jones And Loom (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (action game; C64,Amiga,ST,PC), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (graphic adventure; PC,Amiga,ST),Loom (PC,Amiga,ST))
  • Data East Kicks Off MVP Sports (ABC Monday Night Football (PC))
  • Gamers Await Double Dragon Sequel (none shown; Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Amiga,ST,PC,C64,IIGS,NES), Monopoly (ST,Amiga,PC), Clue Master Detective (computer); Scrabble, Risk updated to allow hard disk install)
  • Epyx Hangs Ten Again! (California Games II, Revenge of Defender (PC), Flyton 500 (PC))
  • StarGoose Flies Into Stores (StarGoose (PC,Amiga,ST); not shown: Sargon 4 (Mac,PC))
  • Absolute Adds Videogame Titles (Kung Fu Master (7800); not shown: A Boy and His Blob (NES), Shredder (NES), James Bond 007 (Sega game), R.C. Grand Prix (Sega game), Tomcat: F-14 Fighter Simulator (7800), F-18 Hornet (7800))
  • Lo! An AD&D Sequel Appeareth (not shown; Curse of the Azure Bonds)
  • It's A Bird, It's A Plane... (none shown; Superman: The Man of Steel (PC,Amiga,ST), Miami Vice (PC,ST,IIGS,C64,Amiga))
  • Quest For Day-Trippers (not shown; Knights of Legend)
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame (Hardball II (PC), Conspiracy: The Deadlock Files (PC); not shown: The Third Courier (PC), Don't Go Alone(PC))
  • Guess Whodunnit With Kyodai (Murder Club (PC), not shown: Ancient Land of Ys (PC,IIGS))
  • Mindscape Offers Variety (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (PC,Mac,Amiga); not shown: Gauntlet II (PC,Amiga,ST,C64), Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun (PC,Amiga,ST), Harley-Davidson: The Road to Sturgis (PC,Amiga,ST))
  • "When" In The World is Carmen? (not shown; Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?)
  • A Cure For Videogame Fever (Homework First NES parental lock accessory)
  • Hand-To-Screen Combat (Mattel Power Glove accessory)

Guideposts: The Hot 100 (5.5 pages; Top 100 video and computer games; none shown)

The Game Player's Hall of Fame (1 page; reader bios)

Chartbusters (1 page; poll results and top lists)

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    Title: Game Players Issue 3
    Month: August/September
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 3

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