SWATPro (or S.W.A.T. Pro…I see it both ways), was a spinoff of GamePro that focussed on tips, tricks, cheats and that sort of thing. In fact, SWATPro started as a GamePro insert. S.W.A.T. stood for “Secret Weapons And Tactics”. While tons of games were covered in each issue, it always seemed like sort of a ripoff to me. The contents of SWATPro were not unique, it was all stuff pulled from previous issues of GamePro. I suppose that if tips and tricks were your thing and you needed to catch up because you missed some GamePro issues then it would make sense. However, GamePro had much more content and cost the same price. The first issue of SWATPro was published in the Fall of 1990 and covered the following systems:
- Nintendo (NES)
- Sega Genesis
- Sega Master System
- Game Boy
There were more than 120 games covered between those systems.