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TurboPlay Issue 5

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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.)


Welcome to the fifth power-packed issue of TurboPlay Magazine, the best source for information on the TurboGrafx-16. In this issue, our Coming Soon department gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show, detailing all the hot, new products you'll soon see for the TG-16. Also, there's a Super Strategy on Sinistron, new Turbo Tips, another exciting contest, our drawing contest winners - and more. Enjoy. (TOC intro)



A look inside the TURBOPLAY mailbag at letters from TG-16 enthusiasts around the country. Is your letter going to be answered this issue? (reader mail; one page)



We received hundreds of entries to our request for TG-16 related artwork, and there were some real champs. Also, here's a chance to win a free copy of Bonk's Revenge. (two pages; winner artwork shown, random drawing contest announced)




A look at the closed-to-the-public Winter Consumer Electronics Show. NEC and its licensees have lots of great games in the works. ('Winter CES Report' by Victor Ireland; four pages of commentary; includes short intro and the following sections):

  • CD Push
  • Innovative CDs
  • Future Projects
  • Chipping Away With Hits
  • Other News




Wipe the sweat off your TurboStick for a minute, and pick up this detailed guide to defeating the planet-gobbling bio-morphic being and its minions. We know you can make it out alive. ('Sinistron Super Strategy' by Donn Nauert; six page strategy guide)




Reviews of Jack Nicklaus Turbo Golf (chip, CD combo review) and Magical Dinosaur Tour (CD). ('Closer Look;' despite 'preview/review' confusion on part of TOC, these are full game reviews; two pages)

TURBO TIPS (three pages of capsule tips & tricks)

  • Devil's Crush
  • Legendary Axe II
  • Dragon Spirit
  • World Court Tennis
  • Tricky Kick
  • World Class Baseball
  • Dragon's Curse
  • Blazing Lazers
  • Y's: Books I & II
  • Keith Courage in Alpha Zone
  • Neutopia
  • Monster Lair




There aren't many TG-16 owners that have all the TurboChips and CDs made for the system. For that reason, TurboPlay's Donn Nauert has made a listing of all the games currently available and rated them to help you become a more informed buyer. Do you agree with his assessments? (five pages; 1/15th page capsule game reviews, each with game data, screen shot, and review scores - no commentary)

  • Aero Blaster (chip)
  • Alien Crush (chip)
  • Battle Royale (chip)
  • Blazing Lazers (chip)
  • Bloody Wolf (chip)
  • Bonk's Adventure (chip)
  • Boxy Boy (chip)
  • Bravoman (chip)
  • Chew Man Fu (chip)
  • China Warrior (chip)
  • Crater Maze (chip)
  • Cybercore (chip)
  • Deep Blue (chip)
  • Devil's Crush (chip)
  • Double Dungeon (chip)
  • Dragon Spirit (chip)
  • Dragon's Curse (chip)
  • Drop Off (chip)
  • Dungeon Explorer (chip)
  • Fantasy Zone (chip)
  • Fighting Street (CD)
  • Final Lap Twin (chip)
  • Final Zone II (CD)
  • Galaga '90 (chip)
  • Jack Nicklaus Turbo Golf (chip, CD)
  • J.J. & Jeff (chip)
  • King of Casino (chip)
  • Klax (chip)
  • Last Alert (chip)
  • Legendary Axe (chip)
  • Legendary Axe II (chip)
  • Magical Dinosaur Tour (CD)
  • Military Madness (chip)
  • Monster Lair (CD)
  • MotoRoader (chip)
  • Neutopia (chip)
  • Ninja Spirit (chip)
  • Ordyne (chip)
  • Pac-Land (chip)
  • Power Gold (chip)
  • Psychosis (chip)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (CD)
  • SideArms (chip)
  • Sinistron (chip)
  • Sonic Spike (chip)
  • Space Harrier (chip)
  • Splatterhouse (chip)
  • Super Star Soldier (chip)
  • Super Volleyball (chip)
  • T.V. Sports: Football (chip)
  • Takin' It to the Hoop (chip)
  • Tiger Road (chip)
  • Timeball (chip)
  • Tricky Kick (chip)
  • Valis II (CD)
  • Veigues Tactical Gladiator (chip)
  • Victory Run (chip)
  • Vigilante (chip)
  • World Class Baseball (chip)
  • World Court Tennis (chip)
  • Y's Book 1 & 2 (CD) (Y's: Books I & II)

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    Title: TurboPlay Issue 5
    Month: February/March
    Year: 1991
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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