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VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 36

ISSUE: 36Content


  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Atari Lynx
  • Atari ST
  • PC
  • Amiga
  • Macintosh
  • Commodore 64
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM Player
  • arcade



FEATURES (Contents page excerpts)


Phantasy Star III (Gen) Player's Guide, Part I by Clayton Walnum
Our outer-world guide will help you solve the mysteries of the twin moons and how to make it through the first-generation quest. ('From World to World: A Player's Guide to Phantasy Star III')


Everything You Wanted To Know About The SNES
VG&CE helps you unravel the technical enigma that shrouds the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ('Everything You Wanted to Know About the SNES* (*and have asked and asked and asked...)')


Star Tropics (NES) Player's Guide, Part II by Clayton Walnum
Get your submarine cranked up and head out to the high seas. Join us as we explore the West Tunnel, Hermit's Mountain, the Whale maze and more! ('Island-Hopping The Hard Way Part Two: A Player's Guide to Star Tropics')


Skating On Electronic Ice by Bill Kunkel
Video games based on ice hockey have been around as long as baseball and football titles, but are usually overshadowed by the more popular sports. This survey will provide you with a comprehensive guide of electronic hockey simulations.


Holy Hologram! by Bill Kunkel
Take a look at the possible future of video games. Sega's Time Traveler (arcade) could be the first step toward virtual reality games.


Gamers Love A Mystery by Arnie Katz
Mystery adventures have become the third most common theme for entertainment-computer software. Join Arnie as he opens the doorways to electronic espionage. ('Gamers Love A Mystery: VG&CE's Survey of Mystery, Detective and Espionage Games')




Video-Game Reviews

  • It Came From The Desert (TG16CD)
  • Cyberball (NES)
  • Wanderers From Ys (Ys III) (TG16CD)
  • John Madden Football (SNES)
  • Master of Monsters (Gen)
  • F-15 Strike Eagle (NES)
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (SNES)
  • Ultimate Air Combat (NES)
  • Rampart (NES)
  • Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
  • Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball (SNES)
  • Darkwing Duck (TG16)
  • Space Shuttle Project (NES)
  • The Immortal (Gen)
  • Paperboy 2 (SNES)
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (NES)
  • True Golf Classics: Waialae Country Club (SNES)
  • Rolling Thunder 2 (Gen)

Computer-Game Previews

  • Are We There Yet? (PC)
  • Elvira II: Jaws of Cerberus (PC)
  • The Games: Winter Edition (PC)
  • SimAnt (Amiga/PC)
  • The Immortal (PC)

Computer-Game Reviews

  • Wing Commander II: vengeance of the Kilrathi (PC)
  • Rules of Engagement (Amiga/ST/PC)
  • Tony La Russa's Ultimate Baseball (C64/PC)
  • Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (PC)
  • AD&D: Gateway to the Savage Frontier (Amiga/C64/PC)
  • Knights of the Crystallion (Amiga)
  • The Terminator (PC)
  • MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients (PC)
  • TimeQuest (PC)



Editor's Letter by Andy Eddy


Reader Mail


Tip Sheet by Donn Nauert

  • Skull & Crossbones (NES)
  • Xexyz (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES)
  • Tim Soldiers (SMS)
  • Time Traveler (arcade)
  • Crystalis (NES)

News Bits compiled by Joyce Worley

  • Mediagenic Seeks Relief in Bankruptcy Court
  • Sierra Serves Surf and Turf in 1992
  • Sierra Unveils CD-ROM Plans, Equipment Bundles
  • Buzz Aldrin Conquering Space With Interplay
  • NEC Bundling Free CD+G Disc
  • Galoob Wins First Round To Collect Nintendo Bond
  • SimCity Now Has Over One-Million Population
  • Interplay Gets Sports Affiliate
  • Harpoon Battlebook Now Available
  • Lucasfilm CD-ROMs PC Hits
  • Disney Becomes Phoenix's Sound Source
  • Jaleco's Offering for 1992 Stress Action and Quality
  • New Publisher Loves Animals
  • New Company to Explore Interactive Multimedia
  • Ad Lib Adds Gold
  • Philips, Broderbund Plan CD-I Book
  • Top Coin-Ops of September 1991
  • Top 10 IBM PC Games for August 1991

Easter Egg Hunt

  • Cadash (TG16)
  • Super R-Type (SNES)
  • Ys III: Wanderers From Ys (TG16)
  • Twin Cobra (Gen)
  • Stormlord (Gen)
  • Actraiser (SNES)
  • M-1 Abrams Battle Tank (Gen)
  • Parasol Stars (TG16)
  • Fantasia (Gen)

Gaming On The Go by Chris Bieniek (portable game reviews)

  • Ninja Gaiden (GG)
  • Turrican (GB)
  • S.T.U.N. Runner (Lynx)
  • Beetlejuice (GB)
  • Joe Montana Football (GG)
  • Bill Elliott's NASCAR Fast Tracks (GB)
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (Lynx)
  • Ninja Gaiden Shadow (GB)

Destination Arcadia by Donn Nauert (arcade reviews)

  • Steel Talons
  • Sunset Riders

Fandango - The Fanzines Keep on Comin' by Arnie Katz (fanzine reviews)
(CyberBeat #3, A Short History of the Video Gaming Industry, MindStorm #1)


Inside Gaming - Holiday Dreams - If I Were Commissioner of Gaming... by Arnie Katz
(Excerpt:) This month, Arnie celebrates the new year with an outline for progress in the industry.


Advertiser Index


Computer Strategies

  • Armor Alley (PC/Mac)
  • Heart of China (PC)

COVER (Contents page excerpt)


Originally released as a computer title by Cinemaware, It Came From the Desert will be reintroduced by NEC as a CD game for the TurboGrafx-16. Turn to page 42 for a review of this exciting game. Cover Art: Johnee Bee

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    Title: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 36
    Month: January
    Year: 1992
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Pages: 176
    Price: U.S.A. $3.95 Canada $4.50 U.K. £2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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