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  • Electronic Games (October 1992)

    Electronic Games October 1992 Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 001 (Cover)
    Electronic Games
    October 1992
    Volume 1, Issue 1
    Page 001 (Cover)

    Source: Electronic Games – Number 1 – October 1992

    This issue of Electronic Games was the first issue in the early 1990s rebirth of the original. I quite liked this magazine but it entered an already crowded market. It was not quite as long lasting as some other popular magazines but it did hang around for nearly five years in this iteration.

    The October 1992 issue of Electronic Games includes:

    Departments

    • Power On!
    • Hotline
    • Game Doctor
    • Fandom Central
    • The Kunkel Report
    • Video Game Gallery
    • Software Gallery
    • CD Gallery
    • Insert Coin Here
    • Portable Playtime
    • Playing to Win
    • Test Lab
    • Lore
    • The EG Poll
    • Things to Come

    Cover Story

    • Gamers Guide to Science Fiction – EG offers a complete overview of science fiction software, with sections devoted to action, adventure and licensed titles. Also included are interviews with Harlan Ellison, Syd Mead and William Shatner.

    Features

    • EG’s Fall/Winter Preview – What new and exciting games are coming out this holiday season? EG takes you for a flyby of some of the best upcoming video game and computer software.
    • The Sound of Gaming – Everything you ever wanted to know about soundboards and the companies that make them.
    • East – Meets – West – The reasons behind the changes game companies make to Japanese imports, including the list of criteria Nintendo uses when evaluating games submitted for approval.
    • Smartening Up… with Electronic Games – The latest edutainment titles are here, and EG has them.




  • WWF WrestleMania Steel Cage Challenge (NES)

    WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge (LJN, 1992)

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    WWF WrestleMania Steel Cage Challenge was released by Acclaim first for the NES in 1992 and later ported to the Sega Master System and Game Gear in 1993 with the SMS version being a Europe only release. The game features 10 wrestlers including, of course, Hulk Hogan. The SMS/Game Gear and NES versions feature slightly different sets of wrestlers to chose from. While WWF fans will certainly be interested, this is a pretty mediocre title and you should probably temper your expectations.

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    There are various modes of play to choose from including one-on-one, tag team and championship. With tag team you of course get to choose two out of the ten wrestlers instead of just one. There are a fairly wide variety of moves that you can execute including punches, kicks, body slams, throws, headbutts, clothesline, powerslam, stomp, elbow drop and others. So what’s the down side? The controls are pretty crappy and the movies are difficult making for an often frustrating play experience. However, multiplayer is the great equalizer and no doubt WWF/WWE fans can still have fun with this one.

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    There has been no re-release of this game nor is there likely to be one. You’ll have to track down an original version (the NES version preferably or perhaps the SMS version if you are in Europe) or try it out on an emulator. There are better fighting games out there, even on 8-bit though so I would say this one is only for the hardcore WWF fan.

    All screenshots above are from the NES version of the game.





  • Bucky O’Hare (NES)

    Bucky O’Hare – Konami, NES, 1992

    Bucky O’Hare was a fairly late release by Konami on the NES, debuting in 1992. The game is based on a relatively obscure comic book of the same name. In this game you play the role of Bucky who must rescue several of his crew members on different planets. Each of these crew members have unique abilities and when you rescue one you then gain the ability to switch to using that crew member as needed.

    The game generally got positive reviews with the one common complaint being that it is a very difficult game. Odd since you would think this character would appeal to younger kids. Being such a late release, the graphics and sound are very good overall and the game plays very much like Mega Man. If you are looking for a challenging Mega Man type game then look no further.

     

    Unfortunately, there haven’t been any re-releases or sequels. If you do want to give this one a try then you will have to track down an original cartridge or fire up an emulator. If you won’t get too frustrated by the difficulty, it is a worthwhile addition to your collection though.