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VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 19

ISSUE: 19Content


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

FEATURES (Contents page excerpts)

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker: A Video-Game Thriller by Andy Eddy
Sega has brought lots of celebrities to the Genesis, though all but one have simply lent their name to the game. Read about the game-developing collaboration between Sega and Michael Jackson.

Medallions And Magic: A Player's Guide To Neutopia (TG16), Part I by Clayton Walnum
The journey to gather the eight medallions will take you through many strange lands. Follow our hints as we lead you through the first half of this intriguing adventure.

Electronic Arts Takes On The Video-Game Market by Andy Eddy
Electronic Arts owns a giant chunk of the computer-game world, and now it wants to try its hand with the NES and Genesis. Read on to discover what you'll soon be seeing from EA's studios.

Battling The Behemoth: A Player's Guide To Shadowgate (NES) by Clayton Walnum
Shadowgate is filled with complex puzzles that will keep gamers busy for hours on end, but if you're stuck, our adventuring expert will chaperon you to safety.

Genesis And TurboGrafx-16 Take On The 16-Bit Computers: A Technical Overview by Frank Eva
The next-generation video-game systems are powerful machines, but how well do they stack up to 16-bit home computers?

Off-The-Wall Games: The Weird Anthology Disks by Joyce Worley
Ever since the Games series of computer software appeared, lots of others have tried to duplicate - and surpass - Epyx's success. Here's a look at some of those oddball compilations.

Computer-Game Strategies by Frank Tetro, Jr.
Millions of gamers turn to the advice of our resident expert. (Just kidding.) Don't miss out as we dole out tips for Super Hang-On (ST / C64 / PC / Mac) and Ballistix (Amiga / ST / C64 / PC).


Video-Game Reviews

  • Michael Andretti's World GP (NES)
  • King of Casino (TG16)
  • Burai Fighter (NES)
  • Bigfoot (NES)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES)
  • Tombs and Treasures (NES)
  • Top Gun II (NES)
  • The Battle of OIympus (NES)
  • Shove It! - The Warehouse Game (Gen)
  • Golden Axe (SMS)
  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (SMS)

Computer-Game Reviews

  • Conquest of Camelot: The Search for the Grail (ST / PC)
  • Heat Wave (Amiga / ST / C64 / PC)
  • Richard and Alan's Escape From Hell (PC)
  • Gold of the Americas (Amiga / PC)
  • Starflight 2: Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula (PC)
  • Bandit Kings of Ancient China (Amiga / PC)
  • The Colonel's Bequest (Amiga / ST / PC / Mac)
  • MicroLeague Wrestling II (Amiga / PC)
  • NY Warriors (Amiga / ST / PC)
  • Pro Tennis Tour (Amiga / ST / PC / C64)


Editor's Letter by Andy Eddy

Reader Mail

News Bits compiled by Joyce Worley

  • SPA Presents Software Awards
  • Changing Hardware Stuns Computer Game Sales
  • Strike Eagle Lands in Arcade
  • Magnavox Wins Damages From Mediagenic
  • Activision Unveils Games for NES, Game Boy, Genesis
  • Acclaim Adds SuperPlay Handheld Games
  • Electronic Arts Wins "Best Software Publisher" Awards
  • Tengen Gets Award
  • Commodore Pulls Plug on Entertainment Software
  • FBI Nabs Game Pirate
  • GI Joe, The Simpsons Coming to NES
  • California Dreams Joins EA Affiliate-Label Program
  • Industry Veteran Rewords Webster's
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 Gains Support
  • Alan Kay Predicts Future of Computers
  • Top Coin-Ops of April 1990
  • Game Show Inspires Smash T.V.

Tip Sheet by Donn Nauert

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

Easter Egg Hunt

  • Bad News Baseball (NES)
  • Iron Tank (NES)
  • World Championship Wrestling (NES)
  • Moto Roader (TG16)
  • J.J. and Jeff (TG16)
  • Burai Fighter (NES)
  • Astyanax (NES)
  • Code Name: Viper (NES)
  • Cybernoid (NES)
  • Hydlide (NES)
  • Vegas Dream (NES)
  • Cyber Core (TG16)
  • Phantasy Star II (Gen)
  • Truxton (Gen)

Yea & Nay

Gaming On The Go - Game Boy Grab Bag by Maurice Molyneaux
(Portable game reviews - this issue, focusing entirely on Game Boy.)

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (GB)
  • The Amazing Spiderman (GB)
  • Skate or Die (GB)
  • Quarth (GB)
  • Space Invaders (GB)
  • Nemesis (GB)
  • CosmoTank (GB)

Destination Arcadia by Donn Nauert
(This issue, a trio of game reviews.)

  • Vapor Trail (arcade)
  • Cadash (arcade)
  • D.J. Boy (arcade)

Game Doctor - All the Questions That Are Fit to Print by The Game Doctor

Inside Gaming - CD: Revolution Or Hype? by Arnie Katz
(Excerpt:) This month interactive CD is the subject on his mind.

Advertiser Index

COVER (Contents page excerpt)

Michael Jackson, one of the biggest entertainers of our time, gives a hand to Sega to create an exciting journey into this world of videos in Moonwalker for the Genesis. Turn to page 32 for a sneak peek. Photography: Sam Emerson. Background Art: Alan Hunter.

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    Title: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 19
    Month: August
    Year: 1990
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Pages: 152
    Price: U.S.A. $2.95 Canada $3.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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