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Game Players Volume 1 Number 6

ISSUE: 6Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari XE
  • PC
  • Amiga
  • Commodore 64
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • arcade

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

The Editors View (1 page; editorial by Tom Halfhill; discusses magazine improvements and Genesis vs. TurboGrafx-16)

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

  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)
  • Altered Beast (SMS)
  • Maniac Mansion
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
  • Rollerball (NES; tip being, the game hasn't been released yet)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
  • Dragon Warrior (NES)
  • Altered Beast (Gen)
  • Super Thunderblade (Gen)

Player's World

  • Face-To-Face... With David Faustino (1 page; celebrity interview)
  • Videogaming in the U.K. (3 pages; sections:)
    • Nintendo Who? (lack of Nintendo's popularity in Great Britain)
    • PCs: All Work And No Play (popular computer systems in the UK)
    • Mutual Lend-Lease (logistics of releasing UK titles in the USA)
    • Layoffs at Epyx (sidebar)

Nintendo News - Computer Games Come Home To Nintendo (5 pages; computer-to-NES ports; games shown; includes sections:)

  • Rule Your Own Country (Defender of the Crown, Nobunga's Ambition, Romance of the Three Kingdoms)
  • Are You Ready, Sports Fans? (Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf, Kings of the Beach)
  • Fantasy And Sci-Fi Adventure (Shadowgate, Rocket Ranger)
  • Enter The Danger Zone (Rescue: The Embassy Mission, Silent Service)
  • Three Times The Laughs (The Three Stooges)

Arcade Action - Aqua Jack and Final Lap (2 pages; both shown)

PC Players - Space Vets and Racing 'Vettes (4 pages; Universe 3, Vette!; both shown)

Sega Players - New Games For Genesis, Master System (5 pages; numerous Genesis and SMS games mentioned; includes preview sections (games shown) for the following:)

  • Arnold Palmer Golf (Gen)
  • Rambo III (Gen)
  • Super Hang-On (Gen)
  • Mystic Defender (Gen)
  • Truxton (Gen)
  • Forgotten World (Gen)
  • World Championship Soccer (Gen)
  • Spellcaster (SMS)
  • Walter Payton Football (SMS)
  • Captain Silver (SMS)
  • Casino Games (SMS)
  • Wanted (SMS)

Atari Safari - Xenophobe For 7800 And XE (1 page; shown)

Amiga Players - Lords of the Rising Sun (2 pages; Lords of the Rising Sun; shown)

Commodore Players - A New Source of Fantasy (2 pages; Fire King; shown)

Turbo Players - The Legendary Axe and Victory Run (3 pages; both shown)

Cheap Thrills - Cards and Craps (2 pages; Mille Bornes 4.01 (PC), Las Vegas Craps (Amiga); both shown)

Nintendo Game of the Month: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (10 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (5 pages; PC; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; games shown)

  • The Magic of Scheherzazade (NES)
  • Star Sage Two - The Clathran Menace (PC)
  • Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit (Amiga)
  • Arkanoid II: The Revenge of Doh (PC)
  • Faxanadu (NES)
  • Golden Axe (Gen)
  • Fiendish Freddy's Big Top 'O Fun (PC)
  • Cloud Master (SMS)
  • The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (NES)
  • Sword of Aragon (PC)
  • Revenge of Shinobi (Gen)
  • All-Pro Basketball (NES)
  • Clash At Demonhead (NES)
  • Total Eclipse (C64)
  • Dragon Warrior (NES)
  • John Madden Football (PC)
  • Monster Party (NES)

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

  • NFL Football for Nintendo (NES)
  • Mad Magazine's Favorite Spies Return To Nintendo (Spy Vs. Spy: The Island Caper (NES))
  • Listen Carefully, Grasshopper (Phantom Fighter (NES))
  • Stealth and Strategy From Activision (Stealth ATF, Archon for NES)
  • The Orbs Are Back! (Manhunter: San Francisco (PC))
  • Emperor Zae Wants You (Star Fleet II: Krellan Commander; not shown)
  • Space Rogue and Omega From Origin (for PC,Apple II,Mac,Amiga,ST,C64; both not shown)
  • Shuffle-Board, But No Ocean Cruise (Shuffle Mania (PC); not shown)
  • In Search of the Desert Fox (Rommel: Battles for North America (PC); not shown)
  • Space Quest III, Now For the Amiga
  • Fester's Quest For Nintendo (NES)
  • The Playroom for PCs
  • 8 Eyes For Nintendo (NES)
  • Breach 2 For PC, ST, Amiga

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 6
    Month: December
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 138
    Price: $2.95 / $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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