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Game Players Volume 2 Number 2

ISSUE: 8Content

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; discussing process behind Game Player's Awards)

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

  • King's Quest IV (SMS)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
  • Last Battle (Gen)
  • Space Harrier (SMS)
  • Mike Tyson's Punch-Out (NES)
  • Dragon Warrior (NES)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)
  • Double Dragon (NES)

Player's World

  • More Parents Playing Videogames (1 page; Mega Man 2 (NES), Super Mario Bros. (NES); both shown)
  • Software Toolworks Acquires Mindscape (1 page; Chessmaster 2100, Paperboy; both shown)

Nintendo News - The Changing World of Nintendo (4 pages; NES games coverage; includes sections with games shown:)

  • Impossible Mission II
  • Baby Boomers and Crystal Mines
  • A Boy and His Blob

Arcade Action - Night Striker (2 pages; shown)

PC Players - The Boys of Winter, The Boys of Summer (4 pages; Wayne Gretzky Hockey, Hardball II; both shown)

Atari Safari - Atari Lynx Makes A Splash In New York (1 page; Lynx coverage; shown: California Games, Electrocop, Gates of Zendocon)

Amiga Players - Offbeat Sports Games (2 pages; Pro Tennis Tour, Omni-Play Horse Racing; both shown)

Commodore Players - Sheilas, Chin-Wag, And Vegemite (2 pages; Aussie Games; shown)

Turbo Players - Pac-Land, Space Harrier, & Final Lap Twin (3 pages; all games shown)

Cheap Thrills - Modern Breakout Clones (2 pages; Popcorn (PC), H-Ball (Amiga); both shown)

Nintendo Game of the Month: Robocop (8 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Sega Genesis Special Section/Sega Genesis Buyer's Guide (15 pages total; a mix of capsule previews and strategy guide sections; all games shown; capsule preview unless noted:)

  • Rambo III
  • Super Hang-On
  • Revenge of Shinobi
  • Space Harrier II
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Thunder Force II
  • Truxton
  • World Championship Soccer
  • Tommy Lasorda Baseball
  • Zoom!
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts (2 pages; strategies)
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (3 pages; strategies)
  • Phantasy Star II (5 pages; strategies)

Computer Game of the Month: M1 Tank Platoon (5 pages; PC; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • Stealth ATF (NES)
  • Manhunter 2: San Francisco (PC)
  • Rolling Thunder (NES)
  • Dungeon Explorer (TG16)
  • Bad Street Brawler (NES)
  • Action Stations! (PC)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (NES)
  • Spellcaster (SMS)
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms (NES)
  • Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain (PC)
  • Godzilla, Monster of Monsters (NES)

News & Previews (3.5 pages; all shown unless noted)

  • Bases Loaded - Now With Biorhythms (Base Loaded II: The Second Season (NES), Pinball Quest (NES))
  • New Titles For Nintendo, Game Boy (none shown: Rock-n-Ball (NES), Isolated Warrior (NES), Power Mission (GB))
  • From PC To Nintendo, and Vice Versa (Castlevania (Amiga), Jack Nicklaus' 18 Greatest Holes of Championship Golf, King of the Beach, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PC); not shown: Metal Gear (PC))
  • A Year At The Races (Indianapolis 500: The Simulation (PC); not shown: Al Unser's Turbo Racing (NES), Michael Andretti's World Grand Prix (NES), Knight Rider (NES), Mad Max (NES), Road Blasters (NES), Stunt Track Racer (Amiga,ST,C64,PC))
  • Treco's Atomic Robo-Kid: The First Independent Title For Sega Genesis

Guideposts: The Hot 100 (6 pages; Top 100 video and computer games; none shown)

Chartbusters (1 page; poll results and Top lists)

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    Title: Game Players Volume 2 Number 2
    Month: February
    Year: 1990
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 124
    Price: $2.95 / $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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