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Game Players Volume 1 Number 1

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Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Mega Drive (the eventual Sega Genesis)
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 7800
  • PC
  • Macintosh
  • Amiga
  • Commodore 64
  • 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; magazine goals and structure)

The Tip Sheet (1 page; letters column focusing on reader tip requests and submissions; discussed but not shown:)

  • Double Dragon
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)
  • Gauntlet (NES)
  • Contra (NES)

Player's World

  • Nintendo In Japan (2 pages; Famicom, Famicom Disk Drive, Super Mario Bros. 2 (Japan version); all shown)
  • Face-To-Face... With Scott Curtis (1 page; celebrity interview)

Nintendo News - New Titles Perk Up Nintendo Library (5 pages; NES games; all shown; includes sections:)

  • Bionic Commando
  • Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
  • Rampage
  • Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

PC Players - Take Me Out To The Videogame (4 pages; all shown; includes sections:)

  • Hardball
  • Pete Rose Pennant Fever
  • Earl Weaver Baseball

Sega Masters - What's New For 1989 (3 pages; numerous SMS games mentioned; Altered Beast (SMS), Spellcaster (SMS), Rampage (SMS), Bomber Raid (SMS) shown; includes sections:)

  • 16-Bit Sega Machine? (the eventual Sega Genesis; not shown)
  • Power Strike (SMS; shown)

Commodore Players - Getting Started With Two SF Games (3 pages; both shown; includes sections:)

  • Six Tips For Neuromancer
  • Touring Space Station Oblivion

Atari Safari - New Games For Atari 7800 & 2600 (1 page; Double Dragon (7800), Rampage (2600) shown)

Arcade Action - Scouting The Arcades (2 pages; After Burner, Cyberball shown; includes sections:)

  • Current Favorites

Amiga Players - Dragon's Lair: Is It Real Or Is It Videodisc? (2 pages; shown)

Mac Players - Two Unique Games (1 page; The Manhole, Crystal Quest shown)

Cheap Thrills - Fun At A Bargain: PD & Shareware Computer Games (3 pages; both shown; includes sections:)

  • Space Spirals For PC
  • Moria For Amiga

Nintendo Game of the Month: Super Mario Bros. (12 pages; NES; strategy guide)

PC Game of the Month: Genghis Khan: A Study of Regal Principle (5 pages; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • Castlevania II (NES) (Castlevania II: Simon's Quest)
  • Airborne Ranger (PC)
  • Cyborg Hunter (SMS)
  • Tecmo Bowl (NES)
  • The Twilight Zone (PC)
  • Bubble Bobble (NES)
  • Amagon (NES)
  • Battlehawks 1942 (PC)
  • Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (PC)
  • Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode (NES)
  • Time Soldiers (SMS)
  • Rocket Ranger (PC)
  • Defender II (NES)
  • Star Saga One - Beyond the Boundary (PC)
  • Flying Dragon (NES)

News & Previews (5 pages; all shown unless noted)

  • Realism, Accuracy In Titanic (Search for the Titanic (PC,Apple II,Atari ST,Amiga,C64,C128))
  • New U-Force Controller Liberates Gamers (NES accessory)
  • DigiTek Adds PC Version of Miniature Golf Game (Hole-In-One Miniature Golf (PC,C64))
  • Hand-Held Games Are Back Again! (Nintendo, Konami, Acclaim hand-held stand-alone games; not shown)
  • Mattel Debuts NES Power Glove (accessory)
  • Mindscape Adds More Action Games To Its Lineup (Hostage (Amiga,ST,C64,C128,Mac,IIGS,PC); not shown: Aussie Games (PC,C64,C128), Sgt. Slaughter's Mat Wars (PC,C64,C128), International Team Sports (PC,C64,C128))
  • Test Drive II Fulfills Racing Fantasies (PC,Amiga,Apple II,C64,C128)
  • Comic Book Heroes Face Dr. Doom (Dr. Doom's Revenge (PC,C64,C128,Amiga,Atari ST))
  • Jack Nicklaus Available Soon For NES
  • Go West, Young Gamer, With Gold Rush (Gold Rush! (PC,Apple II,Mac,Amiga,Atari ST))
  • P-P-P-Pleeze Save The Toons From The Dip (Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (PC,Amiga,C64,C128,,Apple II))
  • Break The Bank With Casino Master (PC,Mac; not shown)
  • Go Fishing With New EA Game (Reel Fish'n (Amiga,Atari ST,PC); not shown)
  • New Indiana Jones Movie Will Be Computer Game (two planned Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade computer games; not shown)

Guideposts: The Hot 100 (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 Volume 1 Number 1
    Month: April/May
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom Halfhill
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 1

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