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Game Players Volume 2 Number 3

ISSUE: 9Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari Lynx
  • Atari 7800
  • PC
  • Amiga
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 - TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM
  • 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; 1990 Winter CES discussion)

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

  • Karnov (NES)
  • Maniac Mansion (NES)
  • Superstar Ice Hockey
  • Great Baseball; Reggie Jackson Baseball (SMS)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • Bionic Commando (NES)
  • DuckTales (NES)
  • Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon

Player's World

  • Game Player's First Annual Videogame and Computer Game Awards 1989 (2 pages; game award lists; includes sections:)
    • Game Player's Computer Game Awards
    • Game Player's Videogame Awards
    • Game Player's PC Excellence Awards
    • Game Player's Videogame Excellence Awards
  • Face To Face... With Wendy Cox and Will Nipper (1 page; celebrity interview)

Nintendo News - Games Galore For 1990! (5 pages; 1990 Winter CES coverage; numerous NES and GB games mentioned across all sections; shown: Baseball Simulator 1.000 (NES), Heavy Barrel (NES), Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum (NES), Phantom Fighter (NES), Top Gun: The Second Mission (NES), King's Knight (NES), Magic Johnson's Fast Break (NES), Double Dragon (GB); includes sections:)

  • Super Mario 3!
  • Not Just Kid Stuff
  • New Top Gun Action
  • Game Boy Avalanche

Arcade Action - S.T.U.N. Runner (2 pages; shown)

PC Players - Into The 1990s: Two New Genres (4 pages; includes sections with games shown:)

  • The Manhole
  • David Wolf: Secret Agent

Sega Players - New Games For Genesis, Master System (5 pages; 1990 Winter CES coverage; numerous Gen and SMS games mentioned across all sections; shown: Sega Arcade Power Stick, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Gen), Super Basketball (Gen), Cyberball (Gen), Herzog Zwei (Gen), E-SWAT (Gen), Psycho Fox (SMS), Slap Shoot (SMS), Golfamania (SMS), Assault City (SMS), Shinobi Kidd (SMS); includes sections:)

  • Do The Moonwalk (Michael Jackson Moonwalker)
  • Movie Madness (Spider-Man, Ghostbusters, Dick Tracy, Fantasia)
  • Arcade Action (includes TeleGenesis modem coverage)
  • Third-Party Games
  • Master System

Atari Safari - New Games For Lynx And 7800 (1 page; 1990 Winter CES coverage; numerous games mentioned; shown: Gauntlet: The Third Encounter (Lynx), Rampage (Lynx))

Amiga Players - Basketball and Bikers (2 pages; all shown; Magic Johnson's Basketball, Pocket Rockets, The Cycles, Super Hang-On)

Commodore Players - Shifting The Point Of View (2 pages; all shown; Savage, Pocket Rockets)

Turbo Players - New Games For 1990 (3 pages; 1990 Winter CES coverage; numerous games mentioned across all sections; shown: Bonk's Adventure, Military Madness, Takin' It to the Hoop, Cratermaze, Deep Blue, JJ and Jeff, World Court Tennis; includes sections:)

  • New Game Cards
  • TurboGrafx Vs. Genesis

Cheap Thrills - Crazy Shuffle and Feeding Frenzy (2 pages; Crazy Shuffle (PC), Feeding Frenzy (Amiga); both shown)

Nintendo Game of the Month: A Boy and His Blob (8 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain (6 pages; PC; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • Bases Loaded II: Second Season (NES)
  • Alex Kidd In The Enchanted Castle (Gen)
  • Pipe Dream (PC)
  • Vindicators (NES)
  • Starflight 2 (PC)
  • Castlequest (NES)
  • Phantasy Star II (Gen)
  • Top Gun: The Second Mission (NES)
  • It Came From The Desert (Amiga)
  • Monster Lair (TG16CD)
  • Cobra Triangle (NES)
  • Populous (PC)
  • Adventures of Dino-Riki (NES)
  • Gold Of The Americas (PC)
  • The Chessmaster (NES)

News & Previews (5 pages)

  • New Nintendo Games (approx 2.75 pages of additional 1990 Winter CES coverage; numerous titles mentioned; shown: Mad Max (NES), Heavy Shreddin' (NES), Kid Kool (NES))
  • Ultima's Second Decade (Ultima IV: The False Prophet (PC); shown)
  • Champions Role-Playing Games Coming For PCs (none shown)
  • Challenge The Red Baron (Wings; not shown)
  • Crime Wave Coming (shown)
  • The French Connection (Ubisoft upcoming Amiga/PC line-up; B.A.T.: Bureau of Astral Troubleshooters, Iron Lord, Skate Wars, Unreal; none shown)
  • Silent Service II On The Way (shown)

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

Chartbusters (1 page; poll results and Top lists)

  • Thanks 1

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    Title: Game Players Volume 2 Number 3
    Month: March
    Year: 1990
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 116
    Price: $2.95 / $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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