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Game Players Volume 3 Number 5

ISSUE: 23Content

Primary Systems Coverage

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari Lynx
  • PC
  • Amiga
  • 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; evolving video games)

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

  • Maniac Mansion (NES)
  • Robocop (NES)
  • Dragon Warrior (NES)
  • Shadowgate (NES)
  • Wonder Boy III (SMS; Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap)
  • Les Manley in Search for The King ("computer")
  • Batman (GB)
  • Monkey Island ("computer")
  • Shadow Dancer (Gen; Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi)
  • Super Hydlide (Gen)

Player's World

  • The Turtles Are Back! (1 page; by Tom R. Halfhill; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze movie)
  • Face To Face... With "The Party" (1 page; by Jason R. Rich; singing group interview)

Nintendo News - Special Controllers & More Games (3 pages; by Jeff Lundrigan; includes sections:)

  • Bondwell's Lineup (Starfighter 1, Python 2, FlightGrip 2, Maverick 2 controllers; shown)
  • Quickjoy Ni-5 (joystick; shown)
  • CES: The Last Roundup (games mentioned, none shown:)
    • Smash TV
    • Wolverine
    • The Terminator 2: Judgement Day
    • Flight of the Intruder
    • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    • Kiwi Kraze
    • Power Blade
    • Rainbow Islands
    • Vice (Vice: Project Doom?)
    • Pyross
    • Might and Magic (Might & Magic)
    • Cyberball
    • Police Academy
  • Game Genie Update (lawsuit results)

Game Boy Players - More New Games (3 pages; by Phill Powell; includes 'Coming Soon' section; games discussed, shown unless noted:)

  • The Game of Harmony
  • Rolan's Curse
  • Mysterium
  • Caesar's Palace
  • R-Type (not shown)
  • Tail 'Gator
  • Cyraid
  • World Bowling
  • Battle Bull
  • Space Invaders
  • Castelian
  • Altered Space (not shown)
  • Beetlejuice (not shown)
  • F-1 Race (not shown)
  • Radar Mission (not shown)
  • Super R.C. Pro-Am (not shown)
  • Darkman (not shown)
  • Navy SEALS (not shown)
  • Mr. Do (not shown)
  • Monster Master (not shown)
  • Fish Dude (not shown)

Arcade Action - GamePro">GP Rider and Laser Ghost (2 pages; by Scott Wolf; both games shown)

PC Players - Role-Playing, Old and New (3 pages; by Neil Randall; includes sections:)

  • Keeping Up with Jones (Jones in the Fast Lane; shown)
  • Wizardry for the 1990s (Wizardry V: Bane of the Cosmic Forge; shown)

Sega Players - Abrams Battle Tank (3 pages; by Matthew A. Firme; Abrams Battle Tank (Gen); shown; includes sections:)

  • Flicky (shown)
  • Spider-man Is Coming! (Spider-Man (Gen); shown)

Amiga Players - Lemmings and Prince of Persia (2 pages; by Sheldon Leemon; includes 'Prince of Persia' section; both games shown)

Turbo Players - CD Invasion Begins (3 pages; by Neil Randall; includes 'Final Zone II' section; shown:)

  • Magical Dinosaur Tour (TG16CD)
  • Final Zone II (TG16CD)

Atari Safari - WarBirds (1 page; by Tom R. Halfhill; Lynx; shown)

Nintendo Game of the Month: Robocop II (6 pages; by Richard Lashley; NES; strategy guide)

Sega Genesis Game of the Month: Shadow Dancer (6 pages; by Chris Slate; Gen; strategy guide)

Computer Game of the Month: Red Baron (5 pages; by William R. Trotter; PC; strategy guide)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch: Special Strategy Feature (6 pages; by Richard Lashley; NES; strategy guide)

Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown)

  • M.U.L.E. (NES)
  • Sinistron (TG16)
  • Nobunaga's Ambition II (NES)
  • Castle of Illusion (Gen)
  • Totally Rad (NES)
  • SimEarth (PC)
  • Ikari Warriors III (NES)
  • Mickey's Dangerous Chase (GB)
  • Powerball (Gen)
  • Base Wars (NES)
  • Operation C (GB)
  • StarTropics (NES)
  • S.C.A.T. (NES)

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

Game News & Previews (approx. 3 pages; all shown unless noted)

  • Silence Is Golden (GameSounds Personal Remote Sound System (NES))
  • First Laserscope Game (Laser Invasion (NES))
  • Rolan's Curse For Game Boy (not shown)
  • Gold Course Disks For Computers (add-on disks for 'Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf and Course Design' and 'Jack Nicklaus' 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf')
  • Vietnam War Game For Computers (The Lost Patrol (PC,Amiga,ST); not shown)
  • Champions RPG For Computers (PC,Amiga; not shown)
  • Thunder & Lightning For Nintendo (NES)
  • Konami's NASCAR Racing Contest (Bill Elliott's NASCAR Racing (NES,GB) high score photo contest; not shown)
  • Crystal Palace For Nintendo (NES)
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    Title: Game Players Volume 3 Number 5
    Month: May
    Year: 1991
    Publisher: Signal Research
    Editor: Tom R. Halfhill
    Pages: 100
    Price: $2.95 USA, $3.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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