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Game Players Volume 1 Number 2

ISSUE: 2Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Mega Drive (the eventual Sega Genesis)
  • IBM PC
  • Atari 7800
  • Amiga
  • Commodore 64
  • Macintosh
  • Apple IIGS
  • 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; includes section "New Gametapes" (strategy videos on VHS))

The Tip Sheet (1 page; letters column focusing on reader tip requests and submissions; discussed, none shown:)

  • Zelda II (NES; Zelda II: The Adventure of Link)
  • Double Dragon 2: The Revenge (NES)
  • King's Quest III (PC)
  • King's Quest IV (PC)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
  • Life Force (NES)

Player's World

  • Hot Games In Japan Coming To US (2 pages; focus and shown: Rock Man 2 (aka Mega Man 2); mentioned: Dragon Quest IV, Phantasy Star II, Super Mario Bros. 3, Bases Loaded, Knight Rider, Donald Duck, Deja Vu, Gradius II)
  • Sneak Preview: Super Mario Bros. 3 (1 page; shown)
  • Face-To-Face... With Jeremy Miller (1 page; celebrity interview)

Nintendo News - The Quest For Nintendo Adventures (6 pages; NES coverage; following games shown unless noted; includes sections:)

  • Quest For Castles (Mystery Quest)
  • Earn Crystal Balls (Milon's Secret Castle)
  • Zelda: The Sequel (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link)
  • Ready To Create Characters? (Ultima)
  • Long-Awaited Titles Hit Nintendo Market (discussion of upcoming titles; numerous mentioned, none shown)

PC Players - Baby, You Can Drive My Car (4 pages; both shown; includes sections:)

  • Test Drive II: The Duel
  • 4x4 Off-Road Racing

Arcade Action - Two Great Games (2 pages; both shown; includes sections:)

  • Xybots: Science Fiction Soldiers
  • Vindicators: Tanks of the Future

Sega Masters - New 16-Bit Game Machine Coming Soon (3 pages; includes sections:)

  • New Technology (Sega Mega Drive (aka Sega Genesis) specs discussion)
  • Fascinating Options (Sega Mega Drive (aka Sega Genesis) accessory and add-on discussion)
  • New 8-Bit Games (SMS games; shown: Altered Beast, King's Quest, California Games, Vigilante, Wonder Boy 3 (Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap))

Atari Safari - Two New Sports Games (1 page; shown: Pete Rose Baseball (7800), Title Match Pro Wrestling (7800))

Amiga Players - Sega's Hits Come Home (2 pages; shown: Out Run, Space Harrier, Alien Syndrome)

Commodore Players - Two Quests, Two Approaches (3 pages; both shown; includes sections:)

  • Barbarian
  • Project Firestart

Mac Players - Solve Puzzles, Build Cities (1 page; shown: The Fools' Errand, Sim City)

Cheap Thrills - Two Simulations For PC and Amiga (3 pages; both shown; includes sections:)

  • EGA Trek For PC
  • Metro for Amiga

Nintendo Game of the Month: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (11 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: F-19 Stealth Fighter (5 pages; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • Rollerball (NES)
  • Hostage (PC)
  • Skate Or Die (NES)
  • Presumed Guilty! (PC)
  • The Adventures of Lolo (NES)
  • Wayne Gretzky Hockey (Amiga)
  • Bomberman (NES)
  • TKO (PC)
  • Blades of Steel (NES)
  • Montezuma's Revenge (SMS)
  • Guerrilla War (NES)
  • Kings of the Beach: Professional Beach Volleyball (PC)
  • Bionic Commando (NES)
  • Life & Death (PC)
  • Fidelity Chessmaster 2100 (PC)

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

  • Operation Wolf Launched For Nintendo (NES)
  • Fly Top Aircraft With Bomber (PC)
  • International Team Sports Now Available (C64; PC planned; not shown)
  • LJN's New Nintendo Titles (NES; Back To The Future, X-Men, NFL Football (not shown); Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
  • F40 Pursuit Races Against Time (PC, other computer systems)
  • BAAL Unleashed For Atari ST And Amiga
  • Pow! Right To The Moon (The Honeymooners (PC); C64, Amiga planned)
  • New Commodore Games From Medalist (Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer (C64; not shown), Destroyer Escort (C64))
  • Accolades' Got A Knockout (TKO (PC,C64), Amiga planned)
  • Rock The Enemy With Heavy Metal (PC,C64)
  • Add Pizazz To Home Video (VCR Companion, VCR Companion Film Library (PC); not shown)
  • Nintendo Delivers Paperboy (NES)
  • Red Storm On The Horizon (Red Storm Rising (PC) released)
  • New Sports Action For Nintendo (Tradewest NES titles; John Elway's Quarterback, Magic Johnson's Fast Break (not shown), Taboo: The Sixth Sense (not shown))
  • Cosmi Release Is Top Secret (Presumed Guilty! (PC,Commodore computers))
  • Updated Version Of Balance of Power (Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition (PC,Apple IIGS,Mac,Amiga); not shown)

Guideposts: The Hot 100 (5 pages; Top 100 video and computer games; none shown)

The Game Player's Hall of Fame (approx. 0.5 pages; request for bios)

Chartbusters (1 page; poll results and top lists)

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    Title: Game Players Volume 1 Number 2
    Month: June/July
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 100
    Price: $2.95/$3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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