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Game Players Volume 3 Number 3

ISSUE: 21Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Super Famicom (editorial coverage; the eventual Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari Lynx
  • PC
  • Amiga
  • Neo-Geo
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD Player
  • 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; the Super Famicom)

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

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (GB)
  • Ghostbusters (Gen)
  • Gold Rush (PC)
  • R-Type (TG16)
  • Destiny of an Emperor (NES)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (PC)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

Player's World

  • Hundreds Cheer Final Winners At Nintendo World Championship (2 pages; includes lists of finalists, photo showing Robert Whiteman, Jeff Hansen, Thor Aackerlund)
  • Bringing The Arcade Home (2 pages; hardware and cabinets shown; includes sections:)
    • The G.A.M.E. (arcade cabinet for NES,Gen,TG16)
    • Neo-Geo (AVS)
    • The Powarcade (Jamma module arcade cabinet)
  • Face To Face... With R.J. Williams (1 page; celebrity interview)

Nintendo News - Games and More Games for '91 (3 pages; Star Wars (NES) discussed and shown in intro; numerous games mentioned across all sections but not shown unless noted; system compatibility noted only when given; includes sections:)

  • Winter CES
    • The Game of Harmony (GB)
    • Monopoly
    • Swordmaster
    • Die Hard
    • Ultimate Air Combat
    • Robocop II
    • Burgertime Deluxe (GB)
    • Bo Jackson Baseball (NES)
    • Lolo 3 (The Adventures of Lolo III)
    • Day Dreaming Davey (NES; shown)
    • Rollerball
    • Dexterity: The Misadventures of Dexter Doolittle
    • Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue
    • Final Fantasy II
    • Godzilla II
  • For The Younger Set
    • Talespin (NES)
    • Firehouse Rescue
    • Perfect Fit
    • I Can Remember
    • Sesame Street A-B-C
    • Sesame Street 1-2-3
    • Count's Counting
    • Tom & Jerry (NES,GB)
    • Dungeons and Ducks (GB)
    • American Gladiators
    • Barbie (NES)
    • Twin Peaks (NES)
    • Totally Rad (NES; shown)
    • War on Wheels
    • Metal Mech
    • The Last Ninja
    • Wall Street Kid
    • Happily Ever After
    • Klashball
    • Shadow of the Ninja
    • S.C.A.T.
    • Twin Eagle (NES)
    • Rally Bike (NES)
    • Thunder & Lightning
    • World Bowling (GB)
    • Championship Bowling (NES)
  • RPG Treasures
    • Deja Vu (NES; shown)
    • Uninvited
    • Mariner's Run (NES; shown)
    • Counterstroke
    • Krion Conquest
    • Crystal Passage
    • Laser Invasion (NES)
    • The Lone Ranger (NES)
    • Base Wars
    • Ufouria
    • Super Spy Hunter
    • Formula One: Built To Win
    • Battle Bull (GB)
    • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (NES)
    • Beetlejuice (NES,GB)
    • The Untouchables
    • R.B.I. Baseball III (NES; shown)
    • Airball
    • F-15 City War
    • Double Strike

Game Boy Players - Game Boy or Brain Boy? (3 pages; InfoGenius Productivity Paks, shown; includes sections:)

  • What, No Keyboard? (keyboard workarounds in InfoGenius Productivity Paks)
  • The Sword of Hope (game shown)

Arcade Action - Spring Fever (2 pages; Space Gun, Cisco Heat, Pigskin 621 AD; all shown)

PC Players - PGA Tour Golf and Links (3 pages; both shown)

Sega Players - Buster Douglas K.O.'s Tyson - Again (3 pages; James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing (Gen) discussed and shown; includes sections:)

  • Data East Endorses Genesis (Data East becomes official licensee; Gen; games mentioned, not shown:)
    • Crystal Quest
    • Vapor Trail
    • Midnight Resistance
  • EA's New Games (Gen; games discussed, not shown:)
    • PGA Tournament Golf
    • Dark Castle
    • King's Bounty
    • Might & Magic II
    • Unreal
    • Road Rash
    • James Pond, Underwater Agent
  • Genesis Games Galore (games mentioned, not shown unless noted:)
    • Onslaught
    • Star Control (shown)
    • Hardball!
    • Wings of Wor (shown)
    • Jesse "The Body" Ventura's Superstars of Wrestling
    • StormLord
    • Death Duel
    • Death by Steel
    • Gaiares
    • Gain Ground
    • Valis III
    • Dinoland
    • Arcus Odyssey
    • Blue Almanac
    • Pit Fighter
    • Pac-Mania
    • R.B.I Baseball III

Amiga Players - Powermonger (2 pages; game shown)

Turbo Players - Veigues (TG16), Drop Off (TG16), and Valis II (TG16CD) (3 pages; all games shown)

Atari Safari - Rampage (1 page; Lynx; shown)

Nintendo Game of the Month: G.I. Joe (5 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Sega Genesis Game of the Month: Strider (4 pages; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: King's Quest V (5 pages; PC; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • Magician (NES)
  • Bandit Kings of Ancient China (NES)
  • Bravoman (TG16)
  • Rollergames (NES)
  • Countdown (PC)
  • Ultimate Basketball (NES)
  • Rise of the Dragon (PC)
  • Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom (NES)
  • M.U.S.H.A. (Gen)
  • Gauntlet II (NES)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (GB)
  • Muppet Adventure No. 1: Chaos at the Carnival (NES)
  • Hal Wrestling (GB)
  • Chase H.Q. (GB)
  • Wrestlemania Challenge (GB)

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

News & Previews (approx. 2.66 pages; shown unless noted)

  • AD&D Magic From FCI (Pool of Radiance (NES, not shown), Heroes of the Lance (NES))
  • M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E (edutainment computer games; Mickey's Colors & Shapes: The Dazzling Magic Show (not shown), Mickey's 1-2-3's: The Big Surprise Party)
  • Natsume Challenge (sweatshirt contest; Shadow of the Ninja (NES) and Amazing Penguin (GB, not shown) promotion)
  • Get A Grip (Stik-Gripper Total Control Stand for computer joysticks)
  • Return to Skara Brae (The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate; not shown)
  • Computer Metropolis (online service, not shown)
  • Game Boy Sound Booster (Nuby Game Boy Amplifier)
  • Chip's Challenge For NES (not shown)
  • Arcade Flight Simulator (Sega R360)
  • Thanks 1

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    Title: Game Players Volume 3 Number 3
    Month: March
    Year: 1991
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Price: $2.95 $3.95 CANADA
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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