EGM 2 (June 1996)


Source: EGM 2 – Issue Number 24 – June 1996

Unlike the world of today where physical video game magazines are extinct for all practical purposes, the mid 1990s were overflowing with such publications. So much so that Electronic Gaming Monthly couldn’t get enough into their main multi-hundred page publication and they published a second monthly magazine, EGM^2. The June 1996 issue includes:


  • Insert Coin
  • Interface: Letters to the Editor
  • Press Start
  • Previews
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Strategies
  • Advertising Index


  • Alien Trilogy – Finally, the long-awaited Cheat Menu has now been found…great cheats available!
  • Night Warriors – Double your turbo speed and get a non-shaded pause screen with this code!
  • Game Shark Codes – The Shark can be your friend if you enter the passwords correctly for the SS and PS.
  • SFA 2 – Uncover Chun-Li’s old uniforms and two hidden fighting stages by entering this code.

Cover Story

  • Play with the Power of a God in this Latest Fighter – The latest entry into the fighting genre is another great title by the gurus at Williams but not by the same MK team. This new 3-D fighter was designed by a completely different group, however, they do the Williams name proud. It is an exceptional example of true 3-D perspective fighting, with all the moves, combos and fatalaties to keep fighting fans happy. Check out the first of many articles on War Gods, covering the initial stages and moves that will get you up and playing.


  • Fight or Die for your Party in Guardian Heroes – Guardian Heroes, Treasure’s first action/adventure title for the Saturn, pits you against a number of worthy (and just plain tough) foes. In this EGM^2, there is a six-page jam-packed guide to help players with moves, opponents, levels and more. It also details characters’ backgrounds and strategy. As well, there are several detailed maps pointing out important information gamers should know. There is also a quick reference guide that gives players some very useful tips.
  • Skeleton Warriors Has More Than Meets the Eye – Deceptively complicated with gameplay and skill level gradually increasing, Skeleton Warriors might be too much for a non-observant player. With huge numbers of enemies on screen at one time, many can become overwhelmed during any point in this action game. However, in this issue there is a detailed guide that takes the reader by the hand and helps him/her through the more difficult levels of gameplay. With much-needed hints on Bosses and levels, this guide won’t leave anyone stranded.
  • They Don’t have a Backbone, But They Sure Are Tough – Who said playing with worms couldn’t be fun? They are if you send in a unit to destroy an opponent with mines, missiles and sheep (yes, sheep!). In this mud-free strategy guide, players will be victorious because everything to know about this game has been packed into this issue. Find out which strategy works best and what weapons to use during certain situations. For example, the Prod works well if an enemy is close to a cliff. However, if you want to knock the opponent forward, the Dragonball works best!

…and more!