VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, December 1989

VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, December 1989

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
    • Strider
    • Thunder Force II

  • Computer-Game Reviews
    • Might and Magic, Book II: Gates to Another World
    • Steel Thunder
    • Gauntlet II
    • Desert Rats
    • Vette!
    • Presumed Guilty
    • Populous
    • Qix


  • Editor’s Letter
  • Reader Mail
  • News Bits
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Advertiser Index
  • Inside Gaming
  • Game Doctor

…and more!