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  • GamePro (October 1996)


    Source: GamePro – October 1996

    GamePro was never one of my favorite gaming magazines. It did have a lot of good content but the organization always seemed…random. Nevertheless, it was a popular and long lasting magazine. The October 1996 issue includes:

    Cover Feature

    • Nintendo 64: The U.S. Launch
      • The N64: It’s Heeeeeeeeeere!
      • Let the Games Begin: N64 Release Calendar
      • The Game Names: Updates on MK Trilogy, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, and Freak Boy
      • The Cutting Edge: Nintendo 64 Graphics Hardwired
      • Super Mario 64 ProStrategy Guide

    Special Feature

    • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Gold! – An inside look at LucasArts’ five hot Star Wars games: Shadows of the Empire (N64), Dark Forces (PlayStation), Rebel Assault II (PlayStation), Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (PC-CD), and X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (PC-CD).

    SWATPro Strategy Section

    • Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 ProStrategy Guide – Mario’s most essential moves, how to use camera views, and a breakdown of the first two areas.
    • The Fighter’s Edge Presents: Tekken 2 (PlayStation), Conclusion – Best combos, special moves, linking moves, and throws for the remaining bosses: Anna, Devil, Angel, Bruce, Kuma, Ganryu, Roger, and Alex.
    • SWATPro – Secret coedes and tips! Play as Akuma in X-Men: Children of the Atom, Toshinden 2 boss codes, Game Shark codes, and more!


    • N64
    • PlayStation
    • Saturn
    • SNES
    • Sports Pages
    • Role-Player’s Realm


    • Head-2-Head
    • The Mail
    • Art Attack
    • Buyers Beware
    • ProNews – Johnny Cage will appear in Mortal Kombat Trilogy!
    • GamePro Online – AOL games and hot Web sites
    • GamePro Labs – ASCII Saturn Stick, Psychopad K.O., and Saturn 3D Analog Controller
    • Overseas ProSpects – CoolBoarders and Motor Toon 2!
    • Sneak Previews – Fighting Vipers, Soviet Strike, Treasures of the Deep, Doom, and more!
    • PC GamePro – Starcraft, Interstate ’76, and more!
    • Hot at the Arcades – Soul Edge Version II

    …and more!

  • Tengen (Sega Genesis)


    Source: Sega Visions – Issue Number 6 – Fall 1991

    Tengen is a label that Atari used to publish games on non-Atari systems. They are perhaps best known for releasing unlicensed games on the NES and a number of decent games on the Sega Genesis. This ad features three games for the Genesis.

    Pit-Fighter is a conversion of an Atari arcade game of the same name. Pit-Fighter wasn’t really a great game even in its original arcade form. However, its novelty was the used of digitized actors for the fighters. Of the various conversions, the Sega Genesis version is probably the best. Despite its relative mediocrity, there are a number of ways that Pit-Fighter can be played. The best legitimate way to play it is probably to pick up a copy of Midway Arcade Treasures 2 for the GameCube, PS2, or Xbox, a copy of Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition for Microsoft Windows, or a copy of Midway Arcade Origins.

    RoadBlasters is another arcade conversion and is one of my favorite arcade games. I remember spending quite a bit of time playing this one at a local bowling alley. Game play is somewhat similar to a more advanced Spy Hunter. Basically, you drive a weaponized futuristic car and attempt to blow stuff up while avoiding the same. There are a number of conversions of RoadBlasters but the Genesis version is certainly one of the best of the original ports. However, there are more recent arcade perfect versions available via Arcade’s Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2 and Midway Arcade Treasures.

    R.B.I. Baseball 3 is the only non-arcade conversion here though the original R.B.I. Baseball was available in arcades. In addition to the Genesis, it was also available for the NES in graphically reduced form. As far as baseball games go, this one is pretty mediocre. Plus, sports sims don’t really hold up that well over time for the most part anyway.

    This ad is from the Fall 1991 issue of Sega Visions. All screen shots are from the Sega Genesis version of the game.