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GamePro Issue 6

ISSUE: 6Content


  • Letter From the GamePros (Editorial introduction welcoming us all to the 90s)
  • The Mail (Reader comments, gripes and suggestions)
  • The Cutting Edge (A look at NEC's brand spankin' new CD add-on for the TG-16)
  • Pro Classics (Double Dragon (NES) takes the spotlight)
  • Hot at the Arcades (Quick previews of Sega's Super Monaco GP and Atari's Hard Drivin')
  • The Adventures of GamePro (Chapter 5: The GamePro travels to Castlevania, defeats Dracula, and winds up in California Games)
  • Overseas ProSpects (The Pros look at the Japanese release of Ninja Warriors on the PC Engine/TG-16)
  • Pro News Report (What's shaking in the gaming industry)
  • Pro Challenge Board (Got a high score? See if you can top other reader submissions)


  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)
  • 8-Eyes (NES)
  • Captain Comic (NES)
  • Spellcaster (SMS)
  • Golden Axe (GEN)
  • Rambo III (GEN)
  • Thunder Force (GEN)
  • Dungeon Explorer (TG-16)
  • Commando (7800)
  • Xenophobe (7800)

S.W.A.T. (cheats/strategy from the staff):

  • Dungeon Explorer (TG-16)
  • Astro Warrior (SMS)
  • Double Dragon II (NES)
  • Mega Man II (NES)
  • Keith Courage (TG-16)
  • Dragon Warrior (NES)
  • Bad Dudes (NES)
  • Duck Tales (NES)
  • Star Soldier (NES)
  • Alex Kidd in High-Tech World (SMS)

Reader Tips (cheats/strategy from the readers):

  • Bomberman (NES)
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)
  • Guardian Legend (NES)
  • Bad Dudes (NES)
  • Altered Beast (SMS)
  • Black Belt (SMS)
  • Miracle Warriors (SMS)
  • The Last Battle (GEN)

Ask the Pros (staff answer reader's questions about specific games):

  • Wizards & Warriors (NES0
  • Y's: The Vanished Omens (SMS)
  • Alf (SMS)

Short ProShots (Previews of upcoming games):

  • Ghostbusters II (NES)
  • Tombs and Treasure (NES)
  • Astyanax (here misspelled as 'Astynax') (NES)
  • Castlequest (NES)
  • Godzilla (NES)
  • Ultima IV (SMS)
  • Forgotten Worlds (GEN)
  • Mystic Defender (GEN)
  • Dragon Spirit (TG-16)
  • R-Type (TG-16)

Ads (in order of appearance):

  • Sky Shark (NES)
  • Batman (NES)
  • Hudson Joycard Sansui SSI controller
  • Shadowgate (NES)
  • Golgo 13: Top Secret Adventure
  • TeleGames USA mail order service
  • HAL NES games: Air Fortress / The Adventures of Lolo / Rollerball
  • GamePro subscription ad and subscription card
  • HAL GameBoy games: Revenge of the 'Gator / Shanghai
  • Willow (NES)
  • Bases Loaded (NES)
  • Twin Cobra (NES)
  • The Black Bass (NES)
  • Godzilla (NES)
  • Sunsoft NES games: Fester's Quest / Platoon / Spy Hunter / Batman / Blaster Master
  • Acclaim Super Play LCD handheld games
  • TurboGrafx-16 system
  • 8 Eyes (NES)
  • Golden Axe (GEN) and Sega Genesis hardware
  • Rescue: The Embassy Mission (NES)
  • LJN NES games: Back to the Future / Who Framed Roger Rabbit? / NFL / Marvel's X-Men / A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Tecmo NES games: Tecmo World Wrestling / Tecmo Baseball / Ninja Gaiden / Tecmo Bowl
  • Rock'n' Ball (NES)
  • Phantom Fighter (NES)
  • Hyper Lode Runner (GB)
  • River City Ransom (NES)
  • Super Dodge Ball (NES)
  • Broderbund NES games: Legacy of the Wizard / The Battle of Olympus / The Guardian Legend
  • Jaleco NES games: Bases Loaded / Goal! / Hoops
  • Toys 'R' Us 
  • GamePro subscription ad
  • Robocop (NES)
  • Official GamePro merchandise order form
  • Official The Wizard movie merchandise order form
  • Clash At Demonhead (NES)
  • PCGames magazine subscription
  • The Ultimate Game Club mail order service
  • Stealth A.T.F. (NES)
  • Funco, Inc. mail order service
  • Casino Kid (NES)
  • Tengen NES games: Gauntlet / R.B.I. Baseball / Pac-Man / Super Sprint / Vindicators / Xybots / Road Runner / Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom / After Burner / Alien Syndrome / Shinobi / Rolling Thunder

Noteworthy Stuff:

  • The GamePro editor pseudonyms haven't made their appearance yet, so most articles are credited to either a series of initials or the writer's full name; the exceptions are Andromeda and The Eliminator, but neither have cartoon icons.
  • The game reviews aren't scored on the GamePro 0.5 - 5.0 rating scale yet either, but the reviews read more like ad copy previews than actual pros and cons so the rating system wouldn't really help.
  • The Double Dragon II preview includes a couple of references to icy floors in the game's 8th stage. Either these were removed before the final build of the game, or someone was making assumptions based on screenshots. There aren't any slippery floors in any stage.
  • The Bad Dudes tip in S.W.A.T. has nothing to do with making the game easier, it just helps you duck through the long Data East intro, and the opening story scene. Even in 1990, people hated unskippable cutscenes!
  • The reviewers seem to love everything that came across their desks this month.
  • Whoops! The 'Pros accidentally identified Sega's Scramble Spirit as a Nintendo product in last month's issue.
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    Title: GamePro Issue 6
    Month: January
    Year: 1990
    Publisher: IDG Communications
    Editor: LeeAnn McDermott
    Price: $3.95/$4.95 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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