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Game Players Volume 1 Number 5

ISSUE: 5Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari Lynx
  • PC
  • Amiga
  • Commodore 64
  • 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; console wars)

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

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
  • Ys (SMS) (Y's: The Vanished Omens)
  • Bionic Commando (NES)
  • Castlevania (NES)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)
  • Ultima (NES)
  • Blaster Master (NES)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)

Player's World

  • Face To Face... With Captain Lou Albano (1 page; celebrity interview)
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Winning Strategies For Keith Courage (3 pages; strategy guide)
  • Sega Genesis: The First Five (3 pages; all shown; includes sections:)
    • Space Harrier II
    • Tommy Lasorda Baseball
    • Thunder Force II
    • Super Thunder Blade
    • Last Battle

Nintendo News - New Titles For NES, Game Boy (5 pages; Game Boy (hardware and carts shown; mentioned but not shown: Tennis, Super Mario Land, Baseball, Alleyway, Tetris) and NES coverage; all NES games shown; includes sections:)

  • This Year's Monster? (Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES))
  • Spin-Offs (And Spin-Offs Of Spin-Offs) Dept. (all NES; Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Uncle Fester's Quest, Top Gun: The Second Mission)
  • Blobs And Other Creatures (all NES; A Boy and His Blob, Clash at Demonhead, Demon Sword)

Arcade Action - Golden Axe (2 pages; shown)

PC Players - The Trend Toward Better Graphics (4 pages; Decisive Battles of the American Civil War, Journey; both shown)

Sega Masters - Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (2 pages; SMS; shown)

Atari Safari - Color Portable Gets New Name, Higher Price (1 page; Atari Lynx coverage; hardware shown)

Amiga Players - The Imports Are Coming (2 pages; Gauntlet II, Ikari Warriors; both games shown)

Commodore Players - Dungeons, Dragons, and Destroyers (3 pages; Curse of the Azure Bonks, Destroyer Escort; both shown)

Mac Players - Ishido - The Way of Stones (1 page; shown)

Cheap Thrills - Blackjack! and Gravattack (3 pages; Blackjack! (PC), Gravattack (Amiga); both shown)

Nintendo Game of the Month: Mega Man II (10 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (6 pages; PC; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; games shown)

  • Nobunaga's Ambition (NES)
  • Zany Golf (Amiga)
  • Echelon (PC)
  • The Three Stooges (NES)
  • Might and Magic II (PC)
  • The Adventures of Bayou Billy (NES)
  • Storm Across Europe (C64)
  • Blockout (PC)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • Sim City (PC)
  • Red Lightning (PC)
  • Goal! (NES)
  • Strider (NES)
  • Desert Commander (NES)

News & Previews (4 pages; games shown unless noted)

  • Two New Titles For Game Boy (Shanghai, Revenge of the Gators; none shown)
  • Shadowgate For Nintendo (NES)
  • Monster Party For Nintendo (NES)
  • The Manhole and Fatman For PC
  • Arcade-Quality Joystick Controller For Nintendo, Sega, and Computers (Bondwell QS-128 Deluxe Professional Joystick (shown))
  • The Blue Angels For PC and Amiga
  • Trickier Than A Riddling Sphinx (Eye of Horus (PC,Amiga,ST,C64); not shown)
  • Mean Streets For PC
  • The British Are Coming! (Elite enters U.S. market; Amiga titles mentioned but not shown: Aquablast, Thundercats, Speed Buggy, Wanderer 3D, Ikari Warriors, Beyond the Ice Palace)
  • War Games From Down Under (Computer Software Service importing Panther Games products; titles mentioned but not shown: Fire-Brigade (PC,Mac,IIGS,Amiga,ST), Fulda Gap)
  • Design Your Own Shoot-Em-Ups For Amiga and 64 (Shoot 'Em Up)

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

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

Chartbusters (1 page; poll results and Top lists)

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    Title: Game Players Volume 1 Number 5
    Month: November
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 128
    Price: $2.95 / $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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