VideoGames & Computer Entertainment was my favorite video games magazine and this one, weighing in at nearly 200 pages, comes from near its peak. This issue from December 1989 includes:
- Video Game Design: From the Inside Out – If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes, this article from a video-game artist will set you straight.
- Lords of the Ring: Pro Wrestling Comes to Electronic Gaming – We don’t pull any punches when we describe the history of wrestling video games past, present and future.
- Put the Pedal to the Metal: Car Contests for Backseat Drivers – Some of the most popular simulators in gaming today are driving games, and we’ll run down a list of those that might turn your head.
- TurboGrafx-16 Buyer’s Guide – There are a whole bunch of TG-16 games scheduled to be released in the next future months, so use our guide to plan your holiday wish list.
- Genesis Buyer’s Guide – Genesis owners are anxious to hear what cartridges Sega will be releasing, and when – and now you’ll know.
- Altered Beast Strategy Guide – This fantastic game comes with the Sega Genesis, and VG&CE will lead you through all the worlds to maximize your score.
- VG&CE Directory of Computer-Game Companies
- The Best of the Best: The Megahit Games – What are the most popular games of all time? This article answers that question with a survey of the best-selling programs.
- The Strange Case of Dr. Wily: A Player’s Guide to Megaman 2, Part II – In this final installment, we take you through the remaining levels of this challenging NES game.
- Building a Better World: Bullfrog’s Peter Molyneux Discusses Populous – The leader of the programming group that created this magnificent game talks about deities, controversy and strategy.
- Computer-Game Strategies – Our monthly computer-strategy section will help you tackle Caveman Ughlympics, Apache Strike and Starray.
- Video-Game Reviews
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
- Defender of the Crown
- The Adventures of Bayou Billy
- Demon Sword
- Keith Courage in Alpha Zones
- Thunder Force II
- Computer-Game Reviews
- Might and Magic, Book II: Gates to Another World
- Steel Thunder
- Gauntlet II
- Desert Rats
- Presumed Guilty
- Editor’s Letter
- Reader Mail
- News Bits
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Advertiser Index
- Inside Gaming
- Game Doctor