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Team Sega Newsletter Issue 4

ISSUE: 4Content

Sega's own newsletter, mailed free to anyone who sent in the registration card for a Sega product (or had a friend sign them up via the mailing list). Sixteen pages, but we're seeing more ads than in previous issues.


  • Now the Fun Starts (John Sauer's editorial about all the great Sega things coming soon)
  • Name the Sega Newsletter contest (see issue 6 to find out how that works out...)
  • Sega Input (all reader-submitted stuff winds up here, but we'll still break it down for you because we love you here at Retromags!)
  • Draw Your Favorite Sega Game Contest Winners (the 9-and-under and 10-15 crowd winners issue shows 16-20 and 21+ winners)
  • Sega Software Checklist (Collect 'em, trade 'em with your friends...)
  • Tech Talk (Everything you ever wanted to know about the SegaScope 3D glasses)
  • Sega Accessories Order Form (Brand loyalty for life, yo! Also, this is the only place you can get Power Strike (SMS), so don't wimp out because supplies are limited...)
  • Scoreboard (The top 5 reader scores for Wonder Boy in Monster World (SMS)! Next month: Thunder Blade (SMS)!)


  • Thunder Blade (SMS)
  • Double Dragon (SMS)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)
  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (SMS)

Tips From the Team (reader-submitted hints and tips):

  • Choplifter (SMS)
  • Great Football (SMS)
  • Gangster Town (SMS)
  • Wonder Boy (SMS)
  • Alien Syndrome (SMS)

Sega Secrets (editor-supplied strategy and tactics):

  • Thunder Blade (SMS)
  • Shinobi (SMS)
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land (SMS)

Ask the Sega Master (the Sega sensei answers reader's questions about specific games):

  • Space Harrier (SMS)
  • After Burner (SMS)
  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS)
  • Aztec Adventure (SMS)

Coming Soon:

  • Poseidon Wars 3-D (SMS)
  • R-Type (SMS)
  • Reggie Jackson Baseball (SMS)
  • Summer Games (SMS) (advertised as 'Summer Games I', but there's never a 'Summer Games II')
  • Altered Beast (SMS)
  • California Games (SMS)
  • Walter Payton Football (SMS)

Notable Stuff:

  • Why, that's a Nintendo game featuring in the ad for the Pro Play Home Arcade Cabinet. Fancy Sega letting that happen, considering John Sauer's editorial next issue, eh?
  • Seriously, guys, there's no stage select for Space Harrier (SMS). Stop asking us about this!
  • Sauer Sez of Double Dragon (SMS), '...rumor has it there's a secret invincible mode hidden somewhere in the game.' No, John, there isn't. Quit playing games with our hearts.
  • A $5 rebate offer on Phantasy Star (SMS) which requires so many steps they have to print more comprehensive instructions for it next issue.
  • Features ads for Electronic Game Player magazine, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (SMS), and Beeshu joysticks.

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    Title: Team Sega Newsletter Issue 4
    Month: Fall
    Year: 1988
    Publisher: Sega of America
    Editor: John Sauer
    Pages: 16
    Price: Free Year Subscription\15$ Year Subscription (3.75$ issue)
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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