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VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 23

ISSUE: 23Content


  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari ST
  • Atari Lynx
  • IBM PC
  • Amiga
  • Macintosh
  • Commodore 64
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM Player
  • Arcade
  • Pinball

FEATURES (Contents page excerpts)

From Silver Screen To Home Screen by Pamela Sellers
Each week, another game cartridge or disk is released that is based on a movie or television show. Find out why so many companies are going Hollywood.

Swords And Serpents (NES) Player's Guide, Part II by Donn Nauert
Taking on the Serpent's dungeon is hard work, but we've done some helpful mapping and compiled some tips for you.

TurboGrafx-16 Buyer's Guide
In the last year, lots of games have been released for NEC's next-generation video-game machine. We've put a list together of all the current and upcoming releases.

Gifts For Gamers: Holiday Suggestions For High-Tech Hobbyists compiled by Joyce Worley with Becky Shayne
Game players are always looking for great gift items. If you're good boys and girls, Santa will bring them to your house on Christmas Eve.

The Gods Themselves, Part 3: A Player's Guide To The Battle Of Olympus (NES) by Clayton Walnum
This month we close our mission into mythology as we move toward our final battle to save Helene.

Slam Dunk! Electronic Basketball Review by Bill Kunkel
Video sports are getting more elaborate. See the latest developments being made with computerized hoops.

The 1990 Gamers' Poll, Part III: Female Players State Their Likes - And Hates by Arnie Katz and the VG&CE Editoral Staff
Female players are growing in numbers. Read about gender trends in the gaming community, as noted in our reader survey.

Computer-Game Strategies by Frank Tetro, Jr.
Get some advice from our expert disk jockey on Harmony (Amiga/ST/C64/PC) and Faces (PC/Mac).


Video-Game Reviews

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II (NES)
  • Yo! Noid (NES)
  • Caveman Games (NES)
  • Back to the Future Part II & III (NES)
  • Frankenstein (NES)
  • Ninja Spirit (TG16)
  • Hellfire (Gen)
  • Battle Royale (TG16)
  • Gremlins II (NES)
  • Mendel Palace (NES)
  • Drop Off (TG16)
  • Werewolf, The Last Warrior (NES)
  • Mondu's Fighting Palace (Gen)
  • Shadow of the Ninja (NES)
  • Mike Ditka's Big Play Football (NES)
  • Boxy Boy (TG16)
  • Tiger Road (TG16)

Computer-Game Reviews

  • Future Classics Collection (Amiga/PC)
  • Rings of Medusa (Amiga/ST/C64/PC)
  • Balance of the Planet (PC/Mac)
  • Harmony (Amiga/ST/C64/PC)
  • LHX Attack Chopper (PC)
  • Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of Pulsating Pectorals (Amiga/ST/PC)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Secret of the Silver Blades (C64/PC)
  • Treasure Trap (Amiga/ST/PC)
  • Wolfpack (PC)


Editor's Letter by Andy Eddy

Reader Mail

Tip Sheet by Donn Nauert

  • Amazing Spider-Man (GB)
  • Gauntlet (NES)
  • Monster Lair (TG16CD)

News Bits compiled by Joyce Worley

  • VG&CE's Own Creates Clone
  • Tengen Announces Details of "Rent to Own" Program
  • One Stop Hotline
  • World's Most Published Game Gets Sequel
  • Cinemaware Courts IBM PC Sales
  • Educational Programs Get Game Boost
  • Nintendo Goes to Europe
  • Video War Game Goes to Computer; AD&D Computer Game Goes to NES
  • Activision Announces Game Boy Titles
  • Florida Kids Star in Mario Ad
  • Tiger Puts a Spark in SPARCstation
  • Sierra Makes Scoring Correction in Camelot
  • Capcom Serves Games With Domino's Pizza & Cornnuts
  • Clue Book Available for Silver Blades
  • Spectrum Holobyte Sponsors Sweepstakes
  • GEnie Cuts Prices
  • Top Coin-Ops of August 1990
  • Sega Has No-Cost Cure for TV Woes
  • Arcades Replace Coins With Mag-Stripe
  • Innerprise Offers Globulus Challenge
  • Dragon Warrior Becomes Animated Cartoon
  • Wizardrome Opens; Features Video Games
  • Computer-Game Sales Soar in Second Quarter

Easter Egg Hunt

  • Populous (Gen)
  • Mad Max (NES)
  • Super Hydlide (Gen)
  • Dragon Spirit (TG16)
  • Psychosis (TG16)
  • Drop Off (TG16)
  • Total Recall (NES)
  • Boxy Boy (TG16)
  • Mendel Palace (NES)
  • Boomer's Adventure in Asmik World (GB)
  • Dungeon Explorer (TG16)

Yea & Nay

Gaming On The Go - Joypad Jinxes On Luggable Lynxes by Maurice Molyneaux
(Portable game reviews.)

  • Road Blasters (Lynx)
  • Duck Tales (GB)
  • Ms. Pac-Man (Lynx)
  • Xenophobe (Lynx; followup from prior review)
  • Wizards and Warriors X: The Fortress of Fear (GB)

Destination Arcadia by Donn Nauert & Andy Eddy

  • Race Drivin' (arcade)
  • Dr. Dude and His Excellent Ray (pinball)

Game Doctor - Life's Problems Solved! by the Game Doctor

Inside Gaming - Storm Warnings For Video Gaming by Arnie Katz
(Excerpt:) This time around, he analyzes some disturbing trends in the video-game field.

Advertiser Index

COVER (Contents page excerpt)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are not, and Ultra has brought them back to the NES for more martial-arts action. Turn to page 66 to read the review of this new cartridge. Cover Art: Alan Hunter

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    Title: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 23
    Month: December
    Year: 1990
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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