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Game Players Volume 2 Number 1

ISSUE: 7Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari Lynx
  • 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; past and future of the computer-video game industry)

The Tip Sheet (2 pages; letters column focusing on reader tip requests and submissions; discussed but not shown:)

  • Metal Gear (NES)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)
  • Pro Wrestling (SMS)
  • Ultima IV (SMS)
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (Famicom; tip being, you can play Famicom games on your NES w/adapter)

Player's World

  • Game Boy Hits Its Stride (3 pages; all games shown; includes sections:)
    • Modern Technology, Ancient Game (Shanghai (GB))
    • Pinball Keeps Rolling Along (Revenge of the Gator (GB))
    • Chill Out With A Hip Tomato (Kwirk: The Chilled Tomato (GB))
  • Getting The Most From The U-Force and Power Glove (2 pages; hardware shown)
  • Face To Face... With Dustin Diamond (1 page; celebrity interview)
  • Double Dragon For Game Boy (0.5 pages; NES version shown)
  • Game Boy Makes Dynamite Debut (0.5 pages; hardware shown)

Nintendo News - Artistic License (5 pages; unlicensed NES games from Color Dreams and Tengen)

  • Captain Comic (shown; games discussed but not shown:)
    • Baby Boomer
    • Raid 2020
    • Crystal Mines
    • P'radikus
    • Escape From Atlantis
    • Code Blue
    • Dragon Tale
  • More Titles From Tengen (all shown:)
    • Rolling Thunder
    • Road Runner
    • Vindicators

Arcade Action - Crime City (2 pages; shown)

PC Players - Faery Tale Adventure (4 pages; game shown; includes sections:)

  • Playing The Game (Faery Tale Adventure tips)
  • The Desert Fox (Rommel: Battles for North Africa; shown)

Sega Players - Forgotten Worlds and King's Quest (5 pages; tips and strategies for Forgotten Worlds (Gen) and King's Quest (SMS))

Atari Safari - Atari Lynx: Hand-Held Breakthrough! (3 pages; hardware shown; includes section:)

  • An Amazing Maze of Mesas (all games shown)
    • California Games
    • Blue Lightning
    • The Gates of Zendocon

Amiga Players - Simple Pleasures (2 pages; shown:)

  • Shufflepuck Cafe
  • Paperboy
  • Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun

Commodore Players - Indy: The Action Game (2 pages; shown; based on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade film)

Turbo Players - The Game Explosion (3 pages; includes sections:)

  • Dungeon Explorer (shown)
  • Power Golf (shown)
  • Vigilante and China Warriors (both shown)
  • Alien Crush and Blazing Lazers (both shown)
  • Progress Report

Cheap Thrills - EGAINT and Peter's Quest (2 pages; EGAINT (PC), Peter's Quest: For The Love of Daphne (Amiga))

Nintendo Game of the Month: Double Dragon II: The Revenge (10 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: Mean Street (6 pages; PC; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; games shown)

  • Targhan (PC)
  • Rescue: The Embassy Mission (NES)
  • Shadow of the Beast (Amiga)
  • National Football League (NES)
  • Welltris (PC)
  • Willow (NES)
  • Shinobi (C64)
  • Space Rogue (PC)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES)
  • Walter Payton Football (SMS)
  • Casino Kid (NES)
  • Side Arms (TG16)
  • Shadowgate (NES)
  • Arnold Palmer Golf (Gen)
  • The Third Courier (PC)
  • Rock-N-Ball (NES)
  • Rambo III (Gen)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 4.0 (PC)

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

  • Four New Nintendo Companies Release First Cartridges (NES; Godzilla: Monster of Monsters, King's Knight, Castlequest, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)
  • New Life For Joan of Arc (Joan of Arc: Siege & The Sword (Amiga,ST,PC))
  • Run, Spot, Run! (Spot (PC,Amiga,C64))
  • Nintendo Games With Commercials (product placement in games; Pepsi logo in Magic Johnson's Fast Break (NES); reportedly "the first videogame to contain commercials")
  • Safe At Any Speed (The Muscle Cars (PC,IIGS,C64,Amiga; The Duel: Test Drive II expansion), The Third Courier)
  • Upgraded Jet Fighter for PC Compatibles (Jet Fighter: The Adventure; version 1.5; not shown)
  • Elves Vs. The Shogun For Nintendo (Arkista's Ring (NES))

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

Chartbusters (approx 1.5 pages; poll results and Top lists)

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Information

    Title: Game Players Volume 2 Number 1
    Month: January
    Year: 1990
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 132
    Price: $2.95 / $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 3

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