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  • SWATPro (Fall 1990)

    Source: SWATPro – Issue Number 1 – Fall 1990

    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
    • TurboGrafx-16
    • Game Boy

    There were more than 120 games covered between those systems.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (January 1997)

    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – January 1997

    After the original Electronic Games, Electronic Gaming Monthly was probably the most influential and popular video games magazine. The January 1997 issue includes:

    Departments

    • Insert Coin – Our editorial director goes to the Dark Side.
    • Press Start – The news that’s making headlines in the world of video games.
    • Gaming Gossip – THE inside source on the gaming industry from Q-Mann.
    • Next Wave Protos – Exclusive first-looks at games on the horizon.
    • Review Crew – A no-holds-barred critique of gaming’s latest releases.
    • Tricks of the Trade – Want a power trip? Check out the hottest cheats here.
    • Special Features – An in-depth look at the newest of the new (including Mechwarrior 2).
    • Next Wave – Get a sneak peek at upcoming titles for all systems!
    • Contests – Don’t miss your chance to win BIG!
    • Team EGM – Previews and reviews for sports games.
    • Interface – An open forum for readers’ questions and concerns.

    Features

    • EGM Delivers The Gaming Goodies From Shoshinkai – While gamers were feasting on turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, our editors were busy compiling the information gathered at this year’s Shoshinkai Show in Japan. Now gamers can savor each morsel of gaming info provided in this issue.
    • Which MKT Version Is Better: The PS Or N64? – Mortal Kombat Trilogy has hit the PlayStation and the Nintendo 64. The EGM editors dissect each one, showing the pros and cons of each version (glitches, character differences and the price tag). As well, each Review Crew member picks the version he says is the best to get!
    • Final Fantasy VII Update Sheds Some Light… – …on what gamers can expect from the next Fantasy installment. This much-anticipated title – to be released in the second half of this year – will be on three discs instead of the rumored two in order to live up to gamers’ expectations. Final Fantasy buffs won’t be disappointed with this one!

    Next Wave

    • Saturn – Play as a not-too-quick-to-become disposable assassin in SCUD.
    • PlayStation – Find out who you truly are in the latest role-playing game for the PS – Persona.
    • Neo Geo – Samurai Showdown IV packs all your favorite characters and a whole lot more.

  • Nintendo Power (July 1994)


    Source: Nintendo Power – Issue Number 62 – July 1994

    While I personally always preferred multi-format magazines like EGM, there’s no doubt that Nintendo Power was the go-to magazine for a great many Nintendo owners. In 1994, the Super Nintendo was near its height and we were still stuck with the black and white Game Boy. The July 1994 issue includes:

    Game Reviews

    • Super Street Fighter II
    • Breath of Fire
    • Disney’s Jungle Book
    • Sports Scene
    • Liberty or Death
    • Tetris 2
    • Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls
    • Tarzan
    • Disney’s The Jungle Book
    • Space Invaders
    • Jeopardy Sports!

    Special Features

    • Play It Loud
    • Williams Profile
    • Secret of Mana Special
    • Super Game Boy: Make for the Border

    Regular Features

    • Tips
      • Classified Information
      • Counselors’ Corner
    • Updates
      • Now Playing
      • Pak Watch
      • Next Issue
    • Feedback
      • Player’s Pulse
      • Power Player’s Challenge
      • Top 20

    …and more!