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  • VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (September 1989)


    Source: VideoGames & Computer Enterainment – September 1989

    VideoGames & Computer Entertainment was the first video games magazine I bought and it always remained my favorite. The September 1989 issue includes:


    • Power Glove: Get a Grip on your Games – Mattel is ready to take video gaming a step into the future, and VG&CE has the whole story for you.
    • Adventure Island Strategy Guide, Part I – Master Higgins is stranded on a secluded island. We’ll help you save him from death’s clutches.
    • Lady Luck: Are you an Electronic High Roller? – Video gambling lets you bring Vegas into your living room, and you can bet that we’ll show you the games to choose from.
    • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Strategy Guide, Part III – After this final segment, you’ll be fully prepared for your confrontation with Ganon.
    • Dinobytes: Bringing Back the Behemoths – Dinosaurs have made a big comeback in computer programs. Stalk out what’s available.
    • The Maestro of Microcomputing – These days, soundtracks are as important to games as the programming. Meet Russell Lieblich, one of the premier computer-tune talents.
    • Victory at Sea: A Player’s Guide to Seagoing Simulations – There’s an ocean of software for all forms of boating battles, and we’ve got a rundown to help you pick your favorites.
    • Computer-Game Strategies – This month, our resident expert helps you play at your best in Kings of the Beach, Pole Position II and Hostage.


    • Video-Game Reviews
      • Super Doge Ball
      • Time Soldiers
      • Wrestlemania
      • Marble Madness
      • P.O.W.
      • Skate or Die
      • Y’s

    • Computer-Game Reviews
      • Chomp
      • Thunder Blade
      • Rampage
      • Barbarian
      • Fire Zone
      • Northern Fleet
      • Wizardry V


    • Editor’s Letter
    • Reader Mail
    • News Bits
    • Easter Egg Hunt
    • Inside Gaming
    • Game Doctor
    • Advertiser Index

    …and more!

  • Mega Play (April/May 1993)


    Source: Mega Play – Issue Number 15 – April May 1993

    Mega Play was a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to the Sega Genesis (and add-ons) that started life as an insert in Electronic Gaming Monthly. It was published from November/December 1990 to June/July 1995. The April/May 1993 issue includes:

    • Editorial – Sega’s staying ahead of the competition with advanced video game technology, including an assortment of new peripherals and accessories for their game systems.
    • Mega Mail – Any questions? This is your chance to ask the experts! Read on to get the latest breaking news in the Sega World!
    • Hi-Tech Sega – A look at Sega’s new 6 button controller and the latest on the 3-D war between Sega’s Slipheed and Nintendo’s StarFox.
    • Mega Tricks
      • Road Avenger
      • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
      • Rolo to the Rescue
      • Gods
      • Batman: Revenge of the Joker
      • Biohazard Battle
      • Hook
      • Kriss Kross
      • Streets of Rage 2
      • T2: The Arcade Game

    • Coming Attractions – Slipheed, debuting from Sega, is a revolutionary new breed of shooter, taking polygon graphics and texture mapping to the limits!
      • Slipheed VR
      • Cyborg Justice
      • Rocket Knight Adventures
      • X-Men
      • The Flintstones
      • Citizen-X
      • The Secret of Monkey Island
      • Journey From Darkness: Strider Returns
      • Aero the Acrobat
      • Virtual VCR: Prince
      • Who Shot Johnny Rock?
      • Gallagher’s Gallery
      • Mad Dog McCree
      • Power Modeler
      • Pacific Theater of Operations
      • Mortal Kombat
      • Spider-Man Vs. Kingpin
      • Indiana Jones
      • Joe Montana NFL Football

    • Mega Previews
      • Cool Spot
      • Rolling Thunder 3
      • Splatterhouse 3
      • Blaster Master 2
      • Jungle Strike
      • Fatal Fury
      • Dracula
      • Global Gladiators GG

    • Mega Files
      • Shining Force
      • Elemental Master
      • Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Treasure Hunt
      • Road Avengers
      • Time Gal

    • Sega CD File – Buckle up for two intense graphic trips on your Sega CD with Road Avenger and Time Gal. Both will keep you in awe for hours!
    • Mega Reviews
      • The Humans
      • Risky Woods
      • TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist
      • Chuck Rock
      • Lotus Turbo Challenge

    …and more!

  • Snatcher (TurboGrafx-16, Sega CD)

    Snatcher (TurboGrafx-16)


    Snatcher can best be described an a cyberpunk themed graphical adventure game. In addition to its cyberpunk theme, what made it unique for the time was its mature themes and in-depth story.


    Snatcher was written and designed by Hideo Kojima (who would later go on to create the Metal Gear Solid) for Konami and first released in 1988 for the PC-8801 and MSX2 in Japan. Snatcher was enhanced and released for the TurboGrafx-CD and later in 1994 again for the Sega CD. The Sega CD version would be the only English language version of the game and the only version released in North America. Versions would also later be released for the Sega Saturn and PlayStation but these were Japanese only releases.


    The story is set in a not too distant future in which android-like beings called Snatchers are snatching victims and taking their place in disguise. You play the role of an officer in a special police force created to fight these Snatchers, the origin of which is unknown. The story and visual style was influenced by movies such as Blade Runner, Terminator and Akira.


    The Sega CD is arguably the best version however it has been censored slightly from the Japanese TurboGrafx-CD version (though not as much as later versions). Given that is has a heavy reliance on text and the Sega CD version is the only English language version, this is really the only reasonable option for a North American audience anyway. Unfortunately, it is also a very expensive option if you want an original copy. However, emulation is an option as well. For whatever reason, there has never been a more modern re-release of this game in North America so the Sega CD version is your only option. However, for cyberpunk and/or graphic adventure fans, this game is well worth trying. Give it a shot via emulation if you aren’t willing to fork over the absurd eBay cost of an original.