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Game Players Volume 3 Number 4

ISSUE: 22Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Super Famicom (the eventual Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari Lynx
  • PC
  • Amiga
  • Commodore CDTV
  • 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; 1991 Winter CES)

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

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
  • Final Fantasy Legend (GB)
  • Super Hydlide (Gen)
  • IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II (NES)
  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS)
  • Skate or Die 2 (NES)
  • Crystalis (NES)
  • Bonk's Adventure (TG16)
  • King's Quest

Player's World - The Miracle Piano Teaching System (3 pages; NES; hardware and software screenshots shown)

Nintendo News - Hot News From CES (3 pages; Super Mario Bros. movie news (Danny DeVito to play Mario), Nintendo Campus Challenge, Nintendo relaxing licensing restrictions; includes sections:)

  • The Super NES (Super Famicom coverage; hardware shown)
  • More Nintendo Games (StarTropics (NES; shown), Sim City (NES; computer version shown?), Gameboy Four-Player Adapter)
  • Will They Play? (unlicensed NES games not compatible with all NES system revisions; Krazy Kreatures (NES) shown)

Game Boy Players - New Stuff At CES (3 pages; discussed, shown unless noted:)

  • Nintendo Game Boy Four-Player Adapter (accessory)
  • F-1 Race
  • unnamed Game Boy Ten-Player Adapter (by Bullet-Proof Software; prototype accessory; not shown)
  • Face Ball 2000
  • Hatris
  • Crystal Quest (not shown)
  • Burgertime Deluxe (not shown)
  • Side Pocket
  • Ultima: Runes of Virtue (not shown)
  • Power Mission (not shown)
  • Fastest Lap (not shown)
  • Atomic Punk (not shown)
  • Triumph (not shown)
  • Robocop (not shown)
  • Skate or Die: Tour de Thrash
  • Mickey's Dangerous Chase
  • Pac-Man
  • Balloon Kid
  • Go! Go! Tank

Arcade Action - Mad Dog McCree (2 pages; game shown)

PC Players - PC Games at Winter CES (3 pages; discussed, shown unless noted:)

  • Falcon 3.0
  • Gunship 2000
  • Darklands
  • Space Shuttle (not shown)
  • Castles
  • Solidarity (not shown)
  • Wing Commander II
  • The Magic Candle 2: The Four and Forty (not shown)
  • Rules of Engagement (not shown)
  • Martian Dreams
  • Personal Pro (not shown)
  • Sports Simulated: Boxing
  • Sports Simulated: Tennis
  • Continuum (not shown)
  • Life & Death II: The Brain

Sega Players - Game Gear Debuts in U.S. (3 pages; includes sections:)

  • The Game Gear (hardware, Super Monaco GP, G-LOC; all shown)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Gen; shown unless noted:)
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Phantasy Star 3
    • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
    • Alien Storm (not shown)
    • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Independent Software (Gen; none shown:)
    • Star Control
    • Saigaia (Sagaia)
    • Space Invaders '91
    • Rastan Saga II
    • Stormlord
    • Crystal Quest
    • Midnight Resistance
    • Vapor Trail
    • Pit Fighter
    • Pac-Mania
    • R.B.I. Baseball III
    • Wardener
    • Swamp Thing
    • Junction
    • Raiden
    • Warrior of Rome

Amiga Players - CDTV Is Here! (2 pages; CDTV hardware specs; shown; numerous software titles mentioned; shown:)

  • New Basics Electronic Cookbook
  • World Vista Atlas
  • The Time Table of Science & Innovation

Turbo Players - 1991: Year of the CD (3 pages; includes sections 'The British Invasion' and 'Disney's Debut; games discussed, shown unless noted:)

  • Magical Dinosaur Tour
  • Scary Poems for Rotten Kids (not shown)
  • Cinderella (not shown)
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit (not shown)
  • JB Harold
  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
  • Shadow of the Beast (not shown)
  • Ballistix (not shown)
  • Impossamole (not shown)
  • Paradroid 90 (not shown)
  • Panza Kick Boxing (not shown)
  • TaleSpin
  • Bonk's Revenge
  • Battle Royale
  • TV Sports Basketball (not shown)
  • Camp California (not shown)
  • Astralius (not shown)
  • TurboLink (TurboExpress link cable; not shown)

Atari Safari - The New Lynx (1 page; remodeled hardware; shown)

Nintendo Game of the Month: Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (7 pages; NES; strategy guide)

Sega Genesis Game of the Month: M.U.S.H.A. (5 pages; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (5 pages; PC; strategy guide)

The Simpsons: Special Strategy Feature (5 pages; Bart Vs. The Space Mutants (NES); strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • Ninja Crusaders (NES)
  • The Savage Empire (PC)
  • Time Lord (NES)
  • Sword Master (NES)
  • Hatris (NES)
  • Moonbase (PC)
  • The Chessmaster (GB)
  • Orb-3D (NES)
  • Bomberman (TG16)
  • Metalstorm (NES)
  • The Hunt For Red October (GB)
  • Sword of Sodan (Gen)
  • The Punisher (NES)
  • Trampoline Terror! (Gen)

Guideposts: The Hot 100 (5 pages; Top 100 video and computer games; none shown)

Game News & Previews (approx. 2.33 pages)

  • Atari Avalanche (Winter CES coverage, games shown unless noted:)
    • World Class Soccer (not shown)
    • NFL Football (not shown)
    • Xybots (not shown)
    • Grid Runner (not shown)
    • Vindicators (not shown)
    • Crystal Mines II (not shown)
    • Blockout (not shown)
    • Rampart (not shown)
    • Scrapyard Dog (not shown)
    • Checkered Flag
    • Ninja Gaiden
    • A.P.B.
    • Shanghai
    • Turbo Sub
    • Warbirds
    • Tournament Cyberball 2072
  • Four Konami Games For PC and Amiga (Super C (NES version shown), not shown: Metal Gear, Double Dribble, Back to the Future Part II)
  • Aerial Assault for Genesis (Air Buster; not shown)
  • Create Art On Nintendo (NES; Video Art; not shown)
  • Totem Time For NES (Whomp 'Em; shown)
  • Oceanful of Game Boy Titles (Navy SEALs, Darkman, Mr. Do; none shown)
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    Title: Game Players Volume 3 Number 4
    Month: April
    Year: 1991
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 100
    Price: $2.95 USA, $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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