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VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 18

ISSUE: 18Content


  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari Lynx
  • Atari ST
  • IBM PC
  • Amiga
  • Apple
  • Apple IIGS
  • Macintosh
  • Commodore 64
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • NEC TurboExpress
  • arcade

FEATURES (Contents page excerpts)

VG&CE's Game Boy Buyer's Guide by Marshal M. Rosenthal and Donn Nauert
Suddenly, there are tons of games available for Nintendo's portable game machine. To help you sort through all the choices, we've put together a survey of the new and upcoming Game Boy cartridges.

The TurboGrafx-16 Goes Into The Shrinking Machine by Andy Eddy
At press time, word reached us about the changing status of the TurboGrafx-16 portable machine. VG&CE takes you behind closed doors to see what it looks and acts like.

Batman (NES) Strategy Guide, Part II by Andy Eddy and Donn Nauert
This second and final tutorial will lead you through the final levels of this exciting game, right up to your confrontation with the Joker himself. Don't give up.

The Quest For Sky Castle: A Player's Guide To Alex Kidd In The Enchanted Castle by Clayton Walnum
This detailed guide will help you find your way to Sky Castle in yet another Alex Kidd adventure, this time for the Sega Genesis.

Around The Bases: A Survey Of Electronic Baseball by Bill Kunkel and Arnie Katz
Of all the sporting endeavors in electronic gaming, baseball has been the most often attempted. If you don't know which one to get, our experts will help you decide.

Stepping Forward, Jim Nangano Gets Ready For The Big Time! by Bill Kunkel
His name has been tied to some of the most popular computer games. Find out more about him in a behind-the-scenes look at this intrepid developer.

Computer-Game Strategies by Frank Tetro, Jr.
Joystick jams? Keyboard callouses? Mouse migraines? Sit back and pore over our tips on Bruce Lee Lives (PC), Mean Streets (Amiga / PC / C64) and Bubble Bobble (Amiga / Apple / C64 / PC).


Video-Game Reviews

  • Air Diver (Gen)
  • The Mafat Conspiracy (NES)
  • RBI Baseball 2 (NES)
  • Target Renegade (NES)
  • Bad News Baseball (NES)
  • Psycho Fox (SMS)
  • Crater Maze (TG16)
  • Cyber Core (TG16)
  • Rad Racer II (NES)
  • Super Hydlide (Gen)

Computer-Game Reviews

  • Battle Squadron (Amiga)
  • Keef the Thief (Amiga / Apple IIGS / PC)
  • Mechwarrior (PC)
  • Arkanoid II: The Revenge of Doh (Apple IIGS / C64 / PC)
  • Nuclear War (Amiga / PC)
  • Gunboat (Amiga / ST / C64 / PC)
  • Living Jigsaws (PC)
  • Harpoon (PC / Amiga / ST / Mac)


Editor's Letter by Andy Eddy

Reader Mail

News Bits compiled by Joyce Worley

  • LJN Purchased by Acclaim
  • Industry Gets Update on FM-Towns
  • Seismic to Produce Genesis, Master System Games
  • Free Brochure Explains Batteries
  • Game Boy Gets Classic Software Support
  • Rad Lad DJ's Activision BBS
  • Frodo Lives!
  • Sierra Brings Dynamix On-Line
  • BDL Denied License for NES Portable
  • Apple Warranty Extended
  • Game Counselor Dies In Crash
  • Top Coin-Ops of March 1990
  • Free Catalog for Mac Users
  • What's Hot in the Land of the Rising Sun
  • Software Sellers for January
  • Toy Company Cashes in on Mario
  • Publisher Offers Free Try-Out Games
  • EA Hits Video-Game Market in Force

Tip Sheet

  • Kenseiden (SMS)
  • R-Type (TG16)
  • Alf (SMS)
  • Starforce (NES)

Easter Egg Hunt

  • Super C (NES)
  • Super Hang-On (Gen)
  • Crater Maze (TG16)
  • Xexyz (NES)
  • Ghouls 'n' Ghosts (Gen)
  • Tommy Lasorda Baseball (Gen)
  • Neutopia (TG16)
  • Tetris (Nintendo, NES)

Yea & Nay

Gaming On The Go by Maurice Molyneaux
(Atari Lynx hardware overview and review)

Destination Arcadia by Donn Nauert
(Reviews of Snow Brothers: Nick and Tom (arcade), Ballarena (arcade))

Game Doctor - The Man With the Answers Reveals All! by The Game Doctor

Inside Gaming - Electronic Gaming Fandom Lives! by Arnie Katz
(Reviews of fanzines Turbo-Pro #1, cyberDrome #1, Video Wars #1, The Altered Beat Vol. 1 No. 1)

Advertiser Index

COVER (Contents page excerpt)

Cover: NEC's mad scientists have been working hard at shrinking down the TurboGrafx-16 into a handheld package. Will it hit our shores before Christmas? Turn to page 56 to find out what the plans are for this wonderful machine. Cover Art: Alan Hunter

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    Title: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 18
    Month: July
    Year: 1990
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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