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Game Players Volume 2 Number 5

ISSUE: 11Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari Lynx
  • PC
  • Amiga
  • 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; Super Mario Bros. 3, Ultima VI: The False Prophet)

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

  • Ninja Gaiden (NES)
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Gen)
  • King's Quest IV
  • Strider (NES)
  • Super Mario Bros. (NES)
  • Shinobi (SMS)
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)

Player's World

  • Nintendo World Championships! (2 pages)
  • Dragon Quest IV Fever Sweeps Japan (1 page)
  • Face To Face... With Jason Hervey (1 page; celebrity interview)

Nintendo News - Bring On The Games (5 pages; includes sections "Tipsy Ninjas?" , "A Mad Dash", "The Scorpion Deathlock"; NES games shown:)

  • The Battle of Olympus
  • Destination Earthstar
  • The Mafat Conspiracy (Golgo 13)
  • Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu
  • Raid 2020
  • Shinobi
  • After Burner
  • Alien Syndrome
  • Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum
  • Heavy Barrel
  • Al Unser Jr. Turbo
  • Battle Chess
  • Target: Renegade
  • Wrath of the Black Manta
  • Tecmo World Wrestling
  • Xexyz

Game Boy Players - Games Galore! (3 pages; includes sections "Web Wars" and "Brawl Games"; shown:)

  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Wizards & Warriors Chapter X: The Fortress of Fear
  • Fist of the North Star
  • NFL Football
  • Nemesis
  • The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle

Arcade Action - Exterminator (2 pages; shown)

PC Players - Deja Vu II and Clue (4 pages; both games shown)

Sega Players - Previews Of Upcoming Games (3 pages; games shown:)

  • Psycho Fox (SMS)
  • Ghostbusters (Gen)
  • Herzog Zwei (Gen)

Amiga Players - Amiga Meets Nintendo (2 pages; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; shown)

Turbo Players - Military Madness (3 pages; TG16; includes sections "Built-In Manual", "How To Play", "Strategy Hints"; shown)

Atari Safari - Gauntlet: The Third Encounter (1 page; Lynx)

Nintendo Game of the Month: Super Mario Bros. 3 (8 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Sega Genesis Game of the Month: Rambo III (6 pages; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: Ultima VI: The False Prophet (5 pages; PC; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • Cratermaze (TG16)
  • Evert & Lendl in Top Players' Tennis (NES)
  • Shinobi (NES)
  • Snoopy (NES)
  • Kwirk: The Chilled Tomato (GB)
  • Remote Control (NES)
  • Knights of Legend (PC)
  • Blood Money (PC)
  • Code Name: Viper (NES)
  • Battles of Napoleon (PC)
  • River City Ransom (NES)

News & Previews (3 pages; shown unless noted)

  • IMN Control (IMN Control joystick)
  • More Courses For Jack Nicklaus (Jack Nicklaus International Course Disk Vol. II expansion for Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf)
  • Indiana Jones Movie Offer (free copy of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie with the purchase of both Indy: The Action Game and Indy: The Graphic Adventure)
  • Nintendo Fun, Disney Style (NES; Rescue Rangers, Adventures in the Magic Kingdom)
  • The Return of Rodney and Lester (Ski or Die, LHX Attack Chopper for computer platforms)

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

Chartbusters (poll results and Top lists)

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    Title: Game Players Volume 2 Number 5
    Month: May
    Year: 1990
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 116
    Price: $2.95, $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 1

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