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Tips & Tricks Issue 9

ISSUE: 9Content


  • WWF Wrestlemania (Interview with creators Sal DiVita and Mark Turmell, special moves list for all the fighters, and more!)


  • Readers' Tips (aka: the letters page)
  • Classic NES Tips
  • Genesis Tips
  • Super NES Tips
  • Saturn / 32X Tips
  • PlayStation / Game Gear
  • Sega CD Tips
  • Jaguar Tips
  • 3DO Tips


  • Air Combat (PS1)
  • Scooby-Doo Mystery (GEN)
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition (SNES)
  • D (3DO)


Ads (in order of appearance):

  • ESPN Extreme Games (PS1)
  • Destruction Derby (PS1)
  • Gex (PS1/SAT/3DO)
  • Vectorman (GEN)
  • Vectorman "You Win!" Special Cartridge contest
  • Arcade Classics (GB)
  • Tips and Tricks magazine subscription
  • WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game (SNES/GEN/32X/PS1/PC)
  • Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Video Game (SNES)
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie (GEN/GG)
  • Battle Arena Toshinden (PS1)
  • Primal Rage (SNES/GEN/GG/GB/PC)
  • Mortal Kombat II (SAT)
  • VideoGames magazine subscription
  • Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend (GEN/SAT)
  • Wipeout (PS1/PC)
  • NFL Quarterback Club '96 (SNES/GEN/GB/GG/SAT/PS1/PC)
  • NBA Jam T.E. (PS1/SAT/PC)
  • Funco buy/sell/trade ad
  • Ultimate Gamer magazine subscription
  • Rayman (PS1/SAT/PC)
  • Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety (SNES/GEN)

Notable Stuff:

  • No editorial page this issue.
  • So that Vectorman cartridge with the special "You Win!" screen is absolutely wild. Out of the millions Vectorman cartridges produced by Sega, some had slightly altered programming which displayed a special screen upon the game's completion. On this screen was a phone number to call and report that you had beaten the game, along with an address where you would send proof of the game's purchase and the cartridge itself. In exchange, Sega would ship back a normal copy of the game (you got a cart back, just not one of the special ones), and you would be entered into a contest to win one of the prizes. People could also enter just by sending in a postcard with their information, so you technically didn't have to beat the game to win a prize. A twelve year old boy from New Mexico named Keola Kaula won the grand prize of $25,000 and a tour of Sega's US headquarters (and later wound up in prison for, among other things, fraud, attempted murder, drug possession, and trafficking in stolen vehicles). There's no way of knowing if you own a winning cart without playing the game to completion, and to date (April 2021) there is no existing ROM dump of a Vectorman winning cartridge. Winning carts were sent to Sega for verification (and presumably destroyed or warehoused afterwards), meaning there's no way to know how many, if any, of these cartridges still exist in the wild. There are no copies known to be in the hands of private collectors, making a winning Vectorman cart one of the rarest Sega Genesis collectibles in the world. So take yours out and beat it today; you may be sitting on a treasure trove!
  • Midway developer Sal DiVita was the face behind the mask of the titular anti-hero in the never-released Judge Dredd arcade game, in addition to portraying Nightwolf and the cyborg ninjas in Mortal Kombat 3.


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    Title: Tips & Tricks Issue 9
    Month: November
    Year: 1995
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Chris Bieniek
    Pages: 80
    Price: $4.99
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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