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VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 4

ISSUE: 4Content


  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Sega Master System
  • Atari XE Game System
  • Atari ST
  • IBM PC
  • Amiga
  • Apple (II, IIGS)
  • Macintosh
  • Commodore 64
  • NEC PC Engine
  • NEC PC Engine CD-ROM

FEATURES (Contents page excerpts)

The PC Engine's CD-ROM Player by Lee H. Pappas
Our exclusive coverage of this high-tech machine continues. (PC Engine and PC Engine CD-ROM shown; two pages)

U-Force: Look Ma, No Joystick! by Andy Eddy
Will this futuristic device make the joystick ancient history? (NES; hardware shown; three pages)

Alex Kidd In Miracle World Strategy Guide, Part II by Clayton Walnum
More life-saving assistance for getting through this colorful adventure.  ('Adventures in Miracle World, Part 2: A Player's Guide to Alex Kidd in Miracle World'; SMS; nine pages)

Arkanoid Strategy Guide by Andy Eddy
Hints and tips to help you get past the toughest brick-breaking situations. (NES,C64,PC,Apple II,IIGS,ST,Amiga,Mac; 6.5 pages)

Bringing The Arcade Home by Bill Kunkel and Arnie Katz
Play these arcade games on your computer or game console. (subtitled 'Save Your Quarters With These Video and Computer Games'; home ports of arcade games; five pages)

Computer Games Leap Forward by Arnie Katz, Bill Kunkel and Joyce Worley
Our correspondents give you a glimpse of what is coming to store shelves. (five pages)

An Interview With John Cutter by Bill Kunkel
Meet a talented game producer and find out what goes on behind the scenes.  ('LIghts, Camera... Boot up! An Interview with John Cutter'; interview commentary; four pages)

Computer-Game Strategies by Bill Kunkel and Joyce Worley
Get the upper hand on Reach for the Stars and Typhoon Thompson.

  • Tips to Help You Reach for the Stars (Apple II,IIGS,C64,PC,Mac; one page)
  • Spritebusting: Tips for Typhoon Thompson (ST; one page)


Video-Game Reviews (five pages)

  • Milon's Secret Castle (NES)
  • Trojan (NES)
  • Wizards & Warriors (NES)
  • Fantasy Zone (SMS)
  • Rampage (NES)
  • Amagon (NES)
  • Dark Chambers (XE)

Computer-Game Reviews (4.5 pages)

  • Starglider II (Amiga,ST,C64,PC,Mac)
  • Road Raider (Amiga,ST,C64)
  • Pure-Stat Football (C64,PC)
  • Zoom (Amiga,C64,PC)
  • Reach for the Stars (Apple II,IIGS,C64,PC,Mac)
  • Typhoon Thompson: Search for the Sea Child (ST)


Editor's Letter by Andy Eddy ('Letter From The Editor'; advances in video game technology, including U-Force motion controls, networks and modems, 3-D; VG&CE goes monthly; one page)

Reader Mail (reader mail column; February 1989 issue corrections; one page)

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

  • Konami, Acclaim thinking small (Acclaim and Konami electronic LCD handhelds; Rambo, Airwolf, Wrestlemania (all hardware shown); Double Dribble, Gradius Contra, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Build a world (Hometown U.S.A. (Mac,IIGS,PC,C64,Amiga))
  • Capcom unveils new NES titles (Strider (shown), Mega Man II (shown), Mickey Mousecapade, Adventures in Disneyland, DuckTales)
  • Tengen challenges Nintendo (Tengen goes unlicensed, Atari Games sues Nintendo)
  • Lucasfilm Games with Industrial Light & Magic (Lucasfilm Games now part of ILM; Maniac Mansion shown)
  • Court overturns "look and feel" decision (Data East v. Epyx decision reversed; Karate Champ, World Karate Championship shown)
  • German gamers pick Maniac (Maniac Mansion best seller for 3 months)
  • Sierra duo: Looking for love or hunting a man (Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking For Love (shown; IIGS,ST,PC,Mac), Manhunter: New York (Amiga,IIe,IIc,IIGS,ST,Mac))
  • Atari meets milestone (Atari sells 26th millionth video game system)
  • PSS war games campaign for U.S. market (Firezone, The Annals of Rome, Sorcerer Lord (all for Amiga,ST,Commodore,PC))
  • Nintendo announces 1988 results (sales results)
  • Old video and computer hits lead Ultra line (Q*Bert (NES), Gyruss, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES,Amiga,C64,PC), Defender of the Crown (NES; shown))
  • From round table to time travel (Lancelot, Time And Magik (both shown; for Apple,Amiga,Atari 8-bit,ST,Commodore,PC,Mac))
  • Texas Instruments gives Computer Fun (Computer Fun LCD standalone child guidance toy; hardware shown)
  • Epyx establishes BBS for customers (Customer Service BBS)
  • Traveler's aid for video gamers (Voyager Video Game System Carry Case)
  • Computerists clog California phone lines (Sierra overwhelmed with customer support calls following 1987 holiday season)
  • Pirates! aboard the Mac (shown)
  • Top coin-ops for December 1988 (Replay Magazine Top 10 lists; Best upright video games, Best software)
  • Late-breaking news flash! (Mattel Power Glove (hardware shown))

Easter Egg Hunt (one page)

  • Gradius (NES)
  • Life Force (NES)

Question & Answer - The Game Doctor Tells All! by The Game Doctor (listed in TOC as 'Game Doctor'; Q&A; one page)

Inside Gaming - Piracy and Prices and Me and You by Arnie Katz (commentary; approx. two pages)

Advertiser Index

COVER (Contents page excerpt:)

The innovative U-FORCE could knock out the video-gaming community. Photography by Ladi von Jansky. Boxer "drawn" by Maurice Molyneaux on an Atari ST.

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    Title: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 4
    Month: May
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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