GamePro (February 1996)


Source: GamePro – February 1996

GamePro was never one of my favorites but no doubt one of the top two most popular video games magazines in the late 1980s to late 1990s. The February 1996 issue includes:


  • Editors’ Choice Awards For 1995! – Doom, Virtua Fighter 2, and more take top honors in GamePro’s annual retrospective.
  • Cover Feature: Street Fighter Alpha – The best Street Fighter ever comes to the PlayStation! Meet Street Fighter Alpha’s tough new combatants and learn their heavy-hitting moves. “The Fighter’s Edge” breaks it all out for you.

SWATPro Strategy Section

  • Loaded: ProStrategy Guide (PlayStation) – Load up with four levels of Loaded info, then get ready to take on the meanest space scum in the galaxy!
  • The Fighter’s Edge: Street Fighter Alpha (PlayStation) – “The Fighter’s Edge” brings you the toughest Street Fighter to date! Learn the basic moves and heavy-hitting combos for six fighters.
  • SWATPro – Play as Smoke in MK3 (Genesis), plus other secret weapons, tricks, and tactics.
  • Earthworm Jim 2: ProStrategy Guide (SNES) – Jim’s back, and he has something to Psy-crow about! Get down and dirty with these maps and game secrets.


  • PlayStation
    • Gex
    • Zero Divide
    • Alien Virus
    • Twisted Metal
    • Cyber Speed
    • Viewpoint
    • Criticom
  • Saturn
    • Virtua Cop
    • Sega Rally Championship
    • Cyberia
    • Ghen War
    • Solar Eclipse
  • 32X
    • Primal Rage
    • T-MEK
    • Star Trek: Star Fleet Academy
  • Genesis
    • Gargoyles
    • Revolution X
    • Mutant Chronicles: Doom Troopers
    • VR Troopers
    • Scooby Doo Adventures
  • Super NES
    • Wild C.A.T.S.
    • WWF Arcade
    • Scooby Doo Mystery
    • Revolution X
    • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
    • Aaahh! Real Monsters
  • 3D0
    • Primal Rage
    • Psychic Detective: The Case of the Black Diamond
  • Game Boy
    • Killer Instinct
  • Game Gear
    • Tails’ Adventures
    • Sonic Drift 2
    • Cutthroat Island
    • Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie
  • Sports Pages
    • Fifa ’96 (PlayStation)
    • Center Ring Boxing (Saturn)
    • Quarterback Attack (3DO)
    • NFL Quarterback Club ’96 (SNES)
    • Frank Thomas “Big Hurt” Baseball (SNES)
  • Role-Player’s Realm
    • Breath of Fire II ProStrategy Guide, Part 1
    • Lost Eden (3DO)


  • Letters from the GamePros
  • The Mail
  • GamePro Gallery
  • Buyers Beware – A consumer hotline!
  • ProNews – Sega regroups.
  • GamePro Online – Game info from AOL and the internet.
  • The Cutting Edge – The Ultra 64 finally on view at the Shoshinkai Show.
  • GamePro Labs – Programmable Pad, MK 3 Kontrol Pad, and ASCiiPad PS (all PlayStation), plus Team Tap, ProController, and Jaglink (all Jaguar).
  • Overseas ProSpects – Virtua Fighter 2’s makers reveal news about VF 3!
  • Short ProShots – Previews of Ridge Racer Revolution (PlayStation), Samurai Showdown 3 (Neo Geo), and more!
  • PC GamePro – Duke Nukem 3D, IndyCar Racing II, and more!
  • Hot at the Arcades – NHL Open Ice: 2 on 2 Challenge

…and more!