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VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 2

ISSUE: 2Content


  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Sega Master System
  • Atari ST
  • Atari XE Game System
  • IBM PC
  • Amiga
  • Apple (II, IIGS)
  • Commodore (64, 228)


FEATURES (contents page excerpts; bullet lists and (notes) added)

The Photon Experience by Howard H. Wen
The story behind, and a look into, the real-life "video-game" of Photon. ('A Report on Photon Starbase Facility'; four pages)

Spelunker Strategy Guide by Clayton Walnum
The ultimate player's guide to this great cave-exploring adventure. ('The Great Cave Trek: A Player's Guide to Spelunker'; NES; ten pages)

Life Force Strategy Guide by Andy Eddy and Lee Pappas
Zip through the first two levels of this exciting new Konami game. Next issue we'll finish the game! (NES; Part 1; five pages)

Best Of 1988 by Arnie Katz and VG&CE Editors
Our selection of the year's top computer and video games. ('The Year's Best Video And Computer Games: Our Editors Pick The Outstanding Cartridges And Disks Of 1988;' by Arnie Katz and the Editors of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment; ten pages)

Meet Mr. Sports by Bill Kunkel
A conversation with Ed Ringler, game designer, author and dreamer. ('Meet Mr. Sports - A Conversation with Ed Ringler;' discussion commentary; three pages)

Waging World War II by Arnie Katz
Computer and video wargaming concentrating on the big WWII. ('Waging World War II - Military Simulations for Computers and Video Games'; seven pages)

Computer-Game Strategies by Bill Kunkel and Arnie Katz
WW II Games, Test Drive, Blockbuster (collection of strategy related articles:)

  • Mastering World War II Simulations (one page)
  • Rev Up Your Score At Test Drive (Test Drive strategies; Amiga,ST,C64; one page)
  • Score Big at Blockbuster (Blockbuster strategies; Amiga,ST,C64,C128,PC; one page)


Video-Game Reviews (one page each)

  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS)
  • Ghost House (SMS)
  • Gato (XE)
  • Fantasy Zone II (SMS)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
  • Power Pad (NES accessory; 'Power Set')
  • Remote Ultimate Superstick (NES,SMS controller; listed in TOC as 'Beeshu Joystick')
  • Life Force (NES; included outside the usual review section, this review is not listed in the TOC)

Computer-Game Reviews (one page each)

  • Rocket Ranger (Amiga,C64,PC,IIGS)
  • World Class Leader Board (Amiga,Apple II,ST,C64,PC)
  • Battle Chess (Amiga,PC)
  • Heroes of the Lance (Apple II,Amiga,ST,C64,PC)
  • Infocomics (Apple II,C64,PC)
    • Lane Mastadon vs. The Blubbermen
    • Gamma Force in Pit of a Thousand Screams
    • ZorkQuest - Assault on Egreth Castle
  • Jet (ST,Amiga,Apple II,C64,PC)


Editor's Letter by Andy Eddy (DRAM shortage; one page)

Reader Mail (letters column; one page)

News Bits compiled by Joyce Worley (news section; four pages; capsule news stories:)

  • Money Talks - Epyx's French Connection (Epyx to release seven UBISoft games in the USA; mentioned: Trials of Honor (Amiga,Atari ST,C64,PC))
  • Out of the Skies & Into The Drink (Periscope! (C64,Apple,PC))
  • Mac Takes Flight to Smithsonian (P51 Mustang Flight Simulator (Mac+,SE) added to Smithsonian Institute gallery)
  • MicroIllusion (Yaba Daba Doos) (MicroIllusions acquires Hanna-Barbera license; properties mentioned: The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Johnny (sic - Jonny) Quest; planned for Amiga, C64, Mac, MS-DOS)
  • Video Gamescope - Nintendo takes TV ('Super Mario Brothers Power Hour' cartoon)
  • Shaping Tomorrow - Down the Manhole (Activision's first Hypercard adventure, Manhole)
  • Seeing in 3-D (Haitex X-Specs 3-D glasses (Amiga,C64,PC,Mac,VCR); mentioned: SpaceSpuds)
  • Sierra Shows Its Colors (Sierra On-Line announces support for color-graphics capabilities of Mac II)
  • Promotions - Incentives To Buy (misc. sweepstakes, contests, freebies and rebates)
  • World Computerists Shanghai'd (Activision's Shanghai widely available for 24 computer systems)
  • Coin-snatchers Go NES (Bionic Commando, Rampage)
  • Nintendo Acclaims Joystick (Acclaim Remote Controller)
  • TV Special Spotlights Hulk Hogan (Acclaim to cosponsor animated Hulk Hogan TV special)
  • Top Summer Sellers for 1988 (Softkat Top 10 list)
  • Top Coin-Snatchers (Replay magazine Top 10 lists)
    • Best Upright Video Games
    • Best Software
  • Infocom Changes Format (Shogun (Apple II,IIGS,PC,Mac,Atari ST,Amiga,Commodore)
  • Double Dragon to NES (cartridge shortage; puffy stickers; Tiger handheld)
  • Sega Gives the Nod to Activision (Activision signed as SMS licensee; mentioned: Shanghai, Ghostbusters, Rampage, Bomber Raid, Cyborg Hunter)

Inside Gaming - Software Goes International by Arnie Katz (1.66 pages)

Question & Answer - Straight Dope From the Game Doc! by The Game Doctor (listed as 'The Game Doctor' in the TOC; Q&A; one page)

COVER (TOC excerpt:)

Maurice Molyneaux displays his computer artistry on an Atari ST. Model: Roman. Photographers: Ladi von Jansky, Linda Matthews

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    Title: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 2
    Month: February
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Pages: 100
    Price: $2.95 Canada $3.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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