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VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 7

ISSUE: 7Content


  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari XE Game System
  • Atari ST
  • IBM PC
  • Amiga
  • Apple
  • Apple IIGS
  • Macintosh
  • Commodore (64, 128)
  • Konix Multi System (Joystick survey coverage)

FEATURES (Contents page excerpts)

Genesis: Sega's New Beginning by Andy Eddy
Sega brings the first truly 16-bit game console to America. Get a first look... and enter to win one too! (four pages; hardware (including Power Base Converter) shown; various titles discussed; software shown (working titles retained)):

  • Soccer
  • Tommy Lasorda Baseball
  • Altered Beast
  • Last Battle
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Super Hang On
  • Golf

Two New Light-Gun Games For The XEGS by David Plotkin
Atari fans will look forward to this pair of action-packed cartridges, Crimebuster and Crossbow. (two pages; software shown)

Hands-On With The Game Boy by Andy Eddy
Find out how this portable plays and who's creating new games for it. (two pages; hardware, cartridges shown)

A Question Of Control by Bill Kunkel and Joyce Worley
There are lots of game controllers out there, and our joystick jockeys will help lead you through the pack. ('A Question of Control: A Survey of Joysticks & Other Devices for Game Players'; four pages; following introduction, 3rd party controllers sorted by compatibility, then product or manufacturer; includes 'The Ultimate Controller?' sidebar discussing the Konix Multi System)

  • Atari-Compatible Controllers
    • Atari Proline
    • Kraft
    • Beeshu
    • Suncom
    • Magnum
    • Mindscape Powerplayers
    • Camerica
    • Advanced Gravis
    • Wico
    • Epyx 500XJ
  • Non-Atari Controllers
    • Kraft
    • Suncom
    • Beeshu
    • CH Products
    • Wico
  • The Japanese Control Pad
    • Camerica
    • Acclaim Remote Control
    • Beeshu
    • Bandai
    • Nintendo Power Pad
  • Amazing Science! (gimmick controllers)
    • U-Force
    • Mattel's Glove Controller (aka Power Glove)
    • Hudson Soft
    • Camerica Freedom Connection

(controller hardware shown:)

  • Wico's The Boss
  • CH Products' Flightstick
  • Wico's Ergostick
  • Wico's Command Control Red Ball
  • CH Products' Mach III
  • Acclaim's Remote Controller

R-Type Strategy Guide, Part II by Andy Eddy
More expert advice to guide you through the last four levels of this harrowing space adventure. (SMS; six pages)

Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link Strategy Guide, Part II by Clayton Walnum
In the second installment of this in-depth series of maps and tips, Clayton assists you through more Escapades in Hyrule. ('Escapades in Hyrule: Part 2 - A Player's Guide to Zelda II'; NES;  eleven pages)

Modem-Mania: Fun By Phone by Michael A. Banks
Michael takes you on a tour through the exciting world of computer games that are only a phone call away. (four pages)

Computer-Game Strategies by Frank Tetro and R. Bradley Andrews
This month we let loose with tons of clues for Batman, Rocket Ranger and Ancient Art of War at Sea.

  • Ruining The Reich With Rocket Ranger (Rocket Ranger (Amiga,IIGS,ST,C64,PC); approx. 1.25 pages)
  • Basics For A Would-Be Batman (Batman (Amiga,ST,C64); approx. 1 page)
  • Sailing The Bounding Main with Ancient Art of War at Sea (Ancient Art of War at Sea (Apple,PC,Mac); approx. 0.75 pages)

Worlds of Kesmai by Bill Kunkel
This talented team of online-game designers have freed the imagination of thousands of computerists. ('Worlds of Kesmai: Online-Game Creators Speak Out'; John Taylor and Kelton Flynn; interview commentary; three pages)


Video-Game Reviews (5.5 pages)

  • Hoops (NES)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)
  • John Elway's Quarterback (NES)
  • Final Legacy (XE)
  • Air Fortress (NES)
  • Rambo III (SMS)
  • 1943: The Battle of Midway (NES) (not listed in issue contents)

Computer-Game Reviews (5.5 pages)

  • Cyber Cop (Apple,Amiga,C64,PC)
  • Lancelot (Amiga,C64,PC,Mac)
  • Scoop (Apple,PC)
  • Space School Simulator (Amiga,ST,PC)
  • Hostage (Amiga,Apple IIGS,ST,C64,Mac,PC)
  • Star Wars (Amiga,ST,PC,C64,C128)


Editor's Letter by Andy Eddy (editorial; in response to Ed Semrad's opinion and review of VG&CE; one page)

Reader Mail (reader mail column; one page)

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

  • Tengen and Nintendo in Tetris Competition (rights dispute)
  • Origin Unveils Four (four titles announced for Apple, C64, PC: Space Rogue, Knights of Legend, Windwalker, Omega)
  • CD-ROM's First Entertainment Product (Activision's The Manhole CD-ROM (Mac Plus,SE,II,IIx))
  • Ultima Players Aging (average age of Ultima (NES) over 23; hotline service; hint book planned)
  • Double the Dragons, Double the Mess (American Technos v Tradewest; rights dispute)
  • Top Coin-Ops for April 1989 (Replay Magazine top lists; Best Upright Video Games, Best Software)
  • Rechargeables Power Play (rechargeable batteries increasing in popularity)
  • Dynamix Signs With Mediagenic (Mediagenic signs  exclusive rights to sell Dynamix titles worldwide)
  • Toddler Toy Uses Top Tech (Listen & Learn Farm Animals edutainment toy ball for toddlers)
  • Wizardry Goes To Joystick Jury (Sir-Tech Software sponsors 'Wizardry - What's Hot, What's Not' essay contest)
  • SPA Changes Gold to Gross (SPA changes sales numbers labels (Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond) to numeric (Over 50000, Over 100000, Over 250000, Over 500000)); title sales numbers)
  • CAPCOM Announces Video-Game Rebate ($2.50 with the purchase of two games, $5 with four, $10 with ten; mail-in certificate pack-in)

Easter Egg Hunt (tips, codes, strategies; two pages)

  • Spelunker (NES)
  • Golvellius (SMS)
  • The Legend of Kage (NES)
  • Ghosts 'N Goblins (NES)
  • Double Dragon (SMS)
  • Spy Hunter (NES)

Game Doctor - Questions from Readers - Answers from our Leader! by the Game Doctor (Q&A; approx. 1.33 pages)

Inside Gaming - Gaming British Style by Arnie Katz (commentary; two pages)

Advertiser Index

COVER (Contents page excerpt)

Sega's Genesis game console helps roll in the next generation of video-gaming excitement. Photography by Ladi von Jansky.

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    Title: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Issue 7
    Month: August
    Year: 1989
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Andy Eddy
    Pages: 100
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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