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Game Players Issue 4

ISSUE: 4Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari XE
  • PC
  • Amiga
  • Commodore 64
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD Player
  • Konix Multi-System (editorial coverage; never released)
  • 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; switching from bi-monthly to monthly schedule, the Konix Multi-System, Gametapes, Pro-Top Hotline)

The Tip Sheet (3 pages; letters column focusing on reader tip requests and submissions; discussed, none shown:)

  • King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
  • Phantasy Star II (tip being, there's some confusion over PSII on SMS)
  • Double Dragon (NES)
  • Friday the 13th (NES)
  • Hudson's Adventure Island (NES)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
  • Kid Icarus (NES)
  • Maniac Mansion
  • Rastan (SMS)

Player's World

  • NEC's TurboGrafx-CD: Plenty of Potential (3 pages; shown; Fighting Street (aka Street Fighter); music CD subcode graphics)
  • Super Marioland for Nintendo Game Boy (1 page; shown; Super Mario Land)
  • Face To Face... With Dann Pintauro (1 page; celebrity interview)

Nintendo News - The Classic Games (5 pages; NES; all games shown)

  • Playing Pinball Without Quarters (Pinball)
  • Mazes And Space Zapping (Section Z)
  • Slam-Dunk Action (Double Dribble)
  • The Winner... And Still Champ (Mike Tyson's Punch-Out)
  • That Karate Movie Comes Alive (The Karate Kid)
  • The Best Game That Never Quite Caught On (Karnov)

Arcade Action - Crackdown (2 pages; Crackdown; game shown)

PC Players - Intergalactic Mysteries and Puzzles (4 pages; both games shown; includes sections:)

  • Archipelagos
  • The Omnicron Conspiracy

Sega Masters - Altered Beast: Arcade Action on the Genesis (3 pages; Altered Beast (Gen); primarily tips & strategies; game shown)

Atari Safari - New Games and Light Gun for 7800 & 2600 (1 page; Summer CES coverage; light gun planned (not shown); games discussed:)

  • Barnyard Blaster (7800; light gun compatible)
  • Sentinel (2600,7800; light gun compatible)
  • Crossbow (7800; light gun compatible)
  • Shooting Arcade (2600; light gun compatible)
  • Xenophobe (7800 shown,XE)
  • Commando (7800 shown,XE)
  • Ikari Warrior (2600,7800) (Ikari Warriors)
  • Planet Smasher (7800)
  • Ninja Golf (7800)
  • Mat Mania Challenge (7800)
  • White Water Madness (2600,7800)
  • Mean 18 Ultimate Golf (7800)
  • Off the Wall (2600 shown)
  • Road Runner (2600)
  • Radar Lock (2600 shown)
  • Street Fight (2600)
  • Motorodeo (2600)
  • Super Football (XE)
  • Tower Toppler (XE)
  • Midi Maze (XE)
  • Deflektor (XE shown)

Amiga Players - If I Ruled The World (2 pages; Populous, Sim City; both shown)

Commodore Players - Meeting Your Waterloo And Getting Your Qix (3 pages; Battle of Napoleon, Qix; both shown)

Mac Players - Cosmic Osmo Forever! (1 page; Cosmic Osmo; shown)

Cheap Thrills - New Age Bingo For The Roaring Eighties (3 pages; shown: Mah Jongg (PC), not shown: Tiles (Amiga))

Nintendo Game of the Month: Ninja Gaiden (10 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: Red Storm Rising (6 pages; PC; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • Capone (PC)
  • Stargoose (PC)
  • Jigsaw! (PC)
  • Hidden Agenda (PC)
  • Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer 2.0 (PC)
  • P.O.W. (NES)
  • Bad Dudes (NES)
  • Dr. Chaos (NES)
  • Ducktales (NES)
  • Mega Man II (NES)
  • Wrestlemania (NES)
  • Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II (NES)
  • Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf (Amiga)
  • Baal (C64)

News & Previews (approx. 3.75 pages)

  • Lots of New Games For Sega Master System (SMS games discussed:)
    • Ultima IV (shown)
    • Dead Angle (shown)
    • Golden Axe
    • Dynamite Dux (shown)
    • Scramble Spirit (shown)
    • Cloud Master (shown)
    • Captain Silver
    • Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (shown)
    • World Games
    • Tennis Ace
    • Super Golf
    • Wanted! (shown)
  • Two Historical Strategy Games For Nintendo (NES; Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Genghis Khan; both shown)
  • New LJN Games For Nintendo (NES; shown: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Uncanny X-Men, NFL Football; not shown: Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, The Punisher)
  • Space Game For PCs Has Enhanced Sound (Echelon)

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

The Game Player's Hall of Fame (approx. 0.66 page; reader bios)

Chartbusters (1 page; poll results and Top lists)

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    Title: Game Players Issue 4
    Month: October
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 100
    Price: $2.95 $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 6

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