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TurboPlay Issue 14

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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.)


You've asked for more games, and TTI has heard your call for help. What that means for TurboPlay readers is more reviews, more previews... just plain more! You'll be formally introduced to new software, such as Shapeshifter, Dead Moon, Prince of Persia, Order of the Griffon, Splash Lake, Chase HQ and more more. All that, in addition to our normal platter of tips and news, plus a trip to the Tokyo Toy Show. Just turn the page and enjoy! (TOC intro)



As always, you can count on our "mailman" to delve into the questions you need responses to. This issue, find out about pinball games, Super CD, heavy metal, sports games and rentals. (reader mail; two pages)



Did you know that the TurboExpress has come down in price? How about a way to hook a TurboDuo to a PC? Or how you can get a free video? We don't have film at 11, but we've got all these stories for you now... inside. (news section; approx. two pages)

  • Super System Card Set For 1993 Release
  • TurboExpress Price Slashed
  • TTI Changes Duo Pack-In
  • TurboDuo SCSI Interface For CD-ROM
  • Free TurboDuo Videotape



Last year, this feature was one of the most popular articles in TurboPlay, because it game TG-16 owners a look at what could come to the U.S. At your request, we've journeyed to Japan again for a sneak peek at this year's crop of PC Engine games. (by Mike Davila; three pages of international previews (each with brief commentary and screenshot) sorted by game company; includes short 'New Hardware' section describing planned PC Engine Duo RAM backup cart; games covered:)

  • Taikouki (CD)
  • Color Wars (CD)
  • Rayxamber III (CD)
  • Bomberman (card)
  • Capcom World (SCD)
  • Dodge Ball (card)
  • Power League V (card)
  • Power Sports (card)
  • Record of Lodoss War (CD)
  • Soldier Blade (card)
  • The Supplementary of Momotarou (card)
  • Yuna (SCD)
  • Super Schwarzschild II (SCD)
  • Snatcher (CD)
  • Ranma 1/2 - Defeat the Former Champion! (CD)
  • Daisenryaku II - Campaign Version (SCD)
  • Slime World (SCD)
  • The Tower of Druga (card)
  • Tsuppari Ohzumou (card)
  • Wizardry V - Heart of the Maelstrom (SCD)
  • F1-Circus Special (SCD)
  • Terra Cresta II (card)
  • Bonanza Brothers (SCD)
  • Tecmo World Cup Soccer (SCD)
  • Cosmic Fantasy III (SCD)
  • Dungeon Master (SCD)


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

  • It Came From the Desert
  • Yo' Bro!
  • Blazing Lazers



As the TG-16 library grows, you have more choices. (game reviews; five pages)

  • Shapeshifter (SCD)
  • Order of the Griffon (chip)
  • Dead Moon (chip)
  • Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu (chip)
  • Splash Lake (CD)



Should you get yourself one of the more recent Japanese games? Check out Victor Ireland's ongoing look at imports to find out. (four pages; international previews; approx. 1/2 page each)

  • Heavy Unit (card)
  • Overhauled Man 3 (Shubibinman 3) (CD)
  • Forgotten Worlds (SCD)
  • Tatsujin (card)
  • Super Darius (CD)
  • GunBuster (SCD)
  • Ninja Warriors (card)
  • Spriggan Mark 2: Re-terraforming Project (SCD)



The list is growing! TurboPlay updates you on the current release schedule and gives you previews of the games to be reviewed in the next issue. (by Chris Bieniek; five pages; collection of game previews (each with brief commentary along with two screenshots) sorted by release month; includes future software release list; includes short intro explains release date changes and cancellations)

  • August
    • Falcon
    • Lords of the Rising Sun
    • Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu
    • Neutopia II
    • Splash Lake
  • September

    • Cosmic Fantasy 2
    • Exile
    • New Adventure Island
    • Order of the Griffon
    • Soldier Blade
  • October

    • Dead Moon
    • Shapeshifter
    • Air Zonk
    • Prince of Persia
    • Ghost Manor
    • Shadow of the Beast
  • November

    • Dragon Slayer
    • Hit The Ice
    • Loom
    • Chase H.Q.
    • Forgotten Worlds
  • Future

    • Gate of Thunder (3-in-1) (TurboDuo pack-in)
  • (release schedule list:)

  • December

    • Somer Assault (chip)
    • Time Cruise (chip)
    • Shockman (chip)
    • Samurai Ghost (chip)
  • January

    • Buster Bros. (CD)
    • Magical Chase (chip)
    • Camp California (SCD)
  • February

    • Darkwing Duck (chip)
    • Wings of Thunder (SCD)
    • Legend of Hero Tonma (chip)
  • March

    • World Sports Competition (chip)
    • Bomberman '93 (chip)
    • Dungeon Explorer II (SCD)
    • Riot City (SCD)
  • Future Releases

    • Sim Earth (SCD)
    • Lode Runner II (chip)
    • Dangerous Journeys (SCD)
    • John Madden Football
    • Ghost Warrior Spriggan (CD)
    • Fighting Street II (SCD)
    • Beyond Shadowgate (SCD)
    • Fantasy Star Soldier



Ouch! Sharp-eyed TG-16 players took us to taks for a mistake in last issue's contest. We'll give you all the details on that and introduce you to a new way to win prizes. (screenshot ID contest winners; word search contest correction; postcard contest)


Cover art: ICOM Simulations was kind enough to provide us with one of the beautiful pieces of art that were digitized into Shapeshifter, one of the new TG-16 games we review this month.

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    Title: TurboPlay Issue 14
    Month: August/September
    Year: 1992
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Pages: 32
    Price: U.S.A. $1.95 Canada $2.50
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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