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GamePro Issue 2

ISSUE: 2Content


  • You Asked For It, You Got It (Editor LeeAnne McDermott promises quality to all her readers)
  • The Mail (Readers sound off about issue 1)
  • The Cutting Edge (A look at the new hardware coming to America)
    • Sega Genesis
    • NEC TurboGrafx-16
    • Nintendo Game Boy
    • Konami handheld games
    • Nintendo Super Famicom
    • Konix Multi-System
    • LJN Roll & Rocker controller (NES)
  • The Adventures of GAMEPRO (Chapter one of a new comic story featuring protagonist Alex West, aka: GamePro!)
  • Industry ProFile (A visit to Data East HQ)
  • ProNews Report (Enter a Super Dodge Ball tournament, win a Jaleco-sponsored sweepstakes, save money on Capcom games with Captain Commando bucks, Viz is publishing a Golgo 13 comic, and here's a list of game counselor hotlines broken down by company)
  • ProArtist Series (Scott Hanson of Indianapolis, IN wins first prize in "The Villains" category; now it's time to submit for "The Heroes")
  • ProChallenge Board (Readers submit their best scores)
  • Puzzle Challenge (one word scramble and one word search puzzle to test your skills away from the controller)

Hot at the Arcades:

  • Operation Thunderbolt (Taito)
  • The Final Round (Konami)
  • Turbo Outrun (Sega)


  • Milon's Secret Castle (NES)
  • Guerrilla War (NES)
  • Goal! (NES)
  • Strider (NES)
  • Super Dodge Ball (NES)
  • Stealth ATF (NES)
  • Altered Beast (SMS)

S.W.A.T. (Secret Weapons and Tactics):

  • Alex Kid in Miracle World (SMS)
  • Sky Kid (NES)
  • Goonies II (NES)
  • Space Harrier (SMS)
  • Metroid (NES)
  • Castlevania (NES) x2
  • Spy Hunter (NES)
  • Wonder Boy (SMS)
  • Gyruss (NES)
  • Kid Icarus (NES)
  • Ninja Gaiden (NES)
  • Golvellius (SMS) x2
  • Power Strike (SMS)
  • Karnov (NES)
  • Zanac (NES)
  • Altered Beast (SMS)
  • Gauntlet (NES) x2
  • Duck Hunt / Gotcha / Wild Gunman (NES)
  • Black Belt (SMS)
  • R-Type (SMS)
  • Choplifter (SMS)
  • Metal Gear (NES)
  • Bubble Bobble (NES)
  • Platoon (NES)
  • Mega Man (NES)
  • Ninja (SMS)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)

Reader Tips:

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
  • Spy Hunter (NES)
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)
  • Kenseiden (SMS)
  • R-Type (SMS)
  • Double Dragon (SMS)
  • Rocky (SMS)

Ask the Pros (reader-submitted requests for help):

  • Milon's Secret Castle (NES)
  • Metal Gear (NES)
  • Teddy Boy (SMS)
  • Wonder Boy (SMS)
  • Shinobi (SMS)

Overseas ProSpects:

  • Gradius II (NES)

Ads (in order of appearance):

  • Operation: Wolf (NES)
  • Mappy-Land (NES)
  • Bubble Bobble (NES)
  • Activision's Excellent Nintendo Sweepstakes
  • Super Dodge Ball (NES)
  • Adventures of Lolo (NES) / Rollerball (NES)
  • GamePro magazine subscription
  • Air Fortress (NES) / Vegas Dream (NES)
  • Hoops (NES)
  • Acclaim Wireless Remote Controller (NES)
  • Ultimate Game Club mail order club
  • Hudson Joycard Sansui SSS controller (NES) / Adventure Island (NES) / Adventures of Dino Riki (NES) / Bomberman (NES) / Milon's  Secret Castle (NES)
  • Bad Dudes (Multi)
  • Rastan (SMS)
  • Vigilante (SMS)
  • Galaxy Force (SMS)
  • Dark Chambers (7800)
  • Impossible Mission (7800)
  • Airball (7800)
  • Mega Man 2 (NES) / Strider (NES)
  • GamePro-branded merchandise
  • Toys 'R' Us
  • Atari 2600 and 7800
  • Metal Gear (NES)

Notable Stuff:

  • The cheats column acquires its S.W.A.T. name starting with this issue.
  • Winners of the Excellent Nintendo Sweepstakes take home a full compliment of Activision-published NES carts: The Three StoogesStealth ATF.PredatorGhostbusters, and Super Pitfall. Apparently losing this contest was the only way to win it.
  • The incorrect passwords for The Goonies II and Metroid which were printed last issue are corrected in this one.
  • The editor promises more Sega "coveage" in a response to letters requesting it. Proofreaders? We don't need no stinkin' proofreaders...
  • Last issue, a subscription to GamePro cost $19 per year, a savings of roughly 10% off the $3.50 cover price. If you bought in at that price, you're a sucker because in this issue, a subscription only costs $13.97 per year, while the cover price has gone up to $3.95. Looks like that sweet ad revenue is flowing in!
  • "The Adventures of GamePro"'s conceit basically rips off 1984's The Last Starfighter, right down to the video game mastering protagonist being named 'Alex' in both.
  • Who's bright idea was it to run the screenshot of the Metroid password in S.W.A.T. right across the gutter fold?
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    Title: GamePro Issue 2
    Month: July-August
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: IDG Communications
    Editor: LeeAnne McDemott
    Pages: 84
    Price: $3.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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