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TurboPlay Issue 13

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(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents and contains excerpts. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity.)


The Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, at the end of May, brought about some wild news for TurboGrafx-16 owners. Our new Senior Editor, Chris Bieniek, has detailed all the late-breaking stories in this issue's TurboNews. Also, there is lots of software being readied for release, both cards and CDs. Check out TurboNews, Coming Soon and Closer Look for the scoop. Hey, by now you should know the routine... turn the page and enjoy. (TOC intro)



You've got loads of questions for us, and we've got answers. This issue, we discuss Street Fighter II, Splatterhouse, Altered Beast, Cosmic Fantasy 2 and more. (reader mail; one page)


TURBOTIPS (by Chris Bieniek; one page; capsule tips & tricks)

  • Bonk's Revenge
  • Valis III
  • The Addams Family
  • Turrican
  • Raiden



We've gotten our hands on advance information on some new Bonk games, particularly Bonk III and a game containing a futuristic cyborg version of Bonk. You won't want to miss this! (by Chris Bieniek; four pages; two articles:)

  • Bonk To The Future (2.5 pages; Bonk's Thunder Shooting (the eventual Air Zonk) coverage)
  • Bonk: The Kid, The Myth, The Legend (1.5 pages; Bonk series coverage, with focus on upcoming Bonk III)



New pricing, new games, new system. This report is hot stuff! (news section; two pages)

  • TTI Lowers TurboGrafx-CD Price
  • TurboGrafx-16 System For $69.99?
  • TurboDuo Set For October Release


CLOSER LOOK (game reviews; approx. 3.5 pages)

  • Neutopia II (chip)
  • Falcon (chip)
  • Lords of the Rising Sun (CD)



The Japanese market is a wonderful hotbed of software. Victor Ireland provides a peek at some of the more recent releases for the PC Engine. (five pages; international previews; approx. 1/2 - 1 page each)

  • Valis: Fantasm Soldier (SCD)
  • Coryoon (card)
  • Future Boy Conan (SCD)
  • Terraforming (SCD)
  • Twin Bee (card)
  • Cyber-Dodgeball (card)
  • Macross 2036 (Robotech) (SCD)
  • Babel (SCD)
  • Parodius (card)



Step right up and try your luck with our newest contest. Do you want some free software? If you put it all together, we'd be happy to give it to you. Also, the winners of the Crazy Punch Line contest from our February/March issue. (caption contest winners; word search contest)



There are a lot of games on the horizon for the TG-16, and we'd like to give you a taste of those that are in the immediate future. (by Chris Bieniek; four pages; includes short intro and software list sorted by scheduled month of release; also includes section spotlighting certain games with commentary and screenshots)

  • June
    • Lords of the Rising Sun (CD)
    • Cosmic Fantasy 2 (CD)
  • July

    • Falcon (chip)
  • August

    • Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu (chip)
    • Neutopia II (chip)
    • Splash Lake (CD)
  • September

    • New Adventure Island (chip)
    • Dead Moon (chip)
    • TV Sports: Baseball (chip)
    • Order of the Griffon (chip)
    • Shape Shifter (CD)
    • Discis Book (CD)
  • October

    • Super Star Soldier II (chip)
    • Super Sagaia (CD)
    • Ghost Manor (chip)
    • Legend of Hero Tonma (chip)
    • Prince of Persia (SCD)
  • November

    • Shadow of the Beast (SCD)
    • Dragon Slayer (SCD)
    • Bonk's Thunder Shooting (chip) (the eventual Air Zonk)
    • Magical Chase (chip)
  • December

    • Darkwing Duck (chip)
    • Camp California (SCD)
    • Loom (SCD)
    • Syubibinman (chip)
    • Mesopotamia (chip)
    • Rayxanber III (SCD)
  • January 1993

    • F-1 Circus (chip)
    • Ninja Warriors (chip)
    • Dynastic Hero (SCD)
  • Future

    • Super CD-ROM System Card
    • Gate of Thunder (SCD)
    • Buster Bros. (CD)
    • Dungeon Explorer II (SCD)
    • Genpei Tourmaden 2 (chip)
  • (Preview section with commentary and screenshots:)

    • Dead Moon
    • Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu
    • TV Sports: Baseball
    • New Adventure Island
    • Order of the Griffon
    • Cosmic Fantasy 2

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    Title: TurboPlay Issue 13
    Month: June/July
    Year: 1992
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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