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  • EGM 2 (August 1994)

    Source: EGM 2 – Issue Number 2 – August 1994

    For a few years anyway, one issue enough just wasn’t enough for Electronic Gaming Monthly. So they came up with EGM 2 (EGM^2…whatever). Each one was in the neighborhood of 200 pages most months and sometimes larger. The August 1994 issue of EGM 2 includes:

    • Knuckle Down with the Latest Installment in the Sonic Series! – We’ve got the scoop on Sega’s latest step in technology, the add-on cart Sonic & Knuckles. You can now play as that ornery critter from Sonic 3. There are more techniques for players to master, like Knuckles’ gliding and wall-scaling maneuvers. Of course, Dr. Robotnik is here once again to make sure both of these boys have a rough time. You’ll have a ball visiting all-new levels and learning the secrets of the game. Sonic fans all across the glob won’t want to miss it.
    • Put On Your Driving Gloves and Goggles for Daytona USA – Start your engines racing fans! Daytona USA is crashing into the arcade! In this issue of EGM 2, we’ve devoted four super-intense pages to the quarter-muncher. Hold on tight as wee speed through every turn, hazard and straightaway in this Virtua Racing-style game.
    • Take a Peek at the Games for the 3DO and 32X! – Fresh from this year’s Summer CES, readers will get a chance to preview the long list of games for the 32-Bit 3DO and 32X systems. Behold such 3DO games as Star Control, Off World, GEX, Samurai Showdown, Alone in the Dark, Sesame Street, and Road Rash. Star Control, Shadow of Atlantis, Star WArs, and Off Road will soon be released for the 32X.
    • Departments
      • Insert Coin
      • Interface: Letters ro the editor
      • Fandom Central
      • Press Start
      • Gaming Gossip
      • Tricks of the Trade
      • Next Wave
      • International Outlook
      • Arcade Action
      • Contests
      • Arcade Strategy
      • Special Features
      • Ad Index
      • Last Minute Update
    • Fact Files
      • International Fact Files – The Land of the Rising Sun comes through again with the coolest games around, including Ghost Chaser Densei, Ninja Boy, Zig Zag Cat, and Ragnacenty. It’s all here in this issue of EGM 2!
      • Super NES Times – Feeling the summertime blues? Well, Super NES has the cure with such radical carts as Power Rangers, Popeye, Demon’s Crest, Batman, Michael Jordan, Crazy Chase, Super Punch Out, and Mega Man X 2.
      • Outpost Sega – Although it’s the dog days of summer, Sega is going strong with their latest releases. Jump into the action with such new carts as Star Blade, Battlecorps, Zero Tolerance, and Aero 2.
      • CD-i Action – Dirk returns to save the princess.
      • Super Gear – Take the kings of MTV with you this summer!

    …and more!


  • Mortal Kombat


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    Source: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment – June 1993

    There isn’t really a whole lot that can be said about Mortal Kombat that hasn’t already been said a million times. It was originally released in the arcades in 1992 and the ports to home consoles were some of the most eagerly anticipated that there have ever been. The ad above is from the June 1993 issue of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment and teases the upcoming home releases.


    Super NES

    Initially, ports for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis were released. While the Super Nintendo version was graphically better, the Genesis version was more true to the arcade in terms of gameplay and was not censored to the degree that the SNES version was. Blood was included and the original fatalaties were unlockable. A Sega CD version was released that included all the gore from the arcade version out of the box and was given an MA-17 rating. However, the Sega CD version wasn’t much of an improvement over the Genesis version and it had long load times as well. There were also ports for the Game Boy and Game Gear. As you can imagine, the Game Boy version was…not that great. Apparently even an NES ports was considered but it never got past the planning stages. There was also a port for the Atari Jaguar planned but this was also cancelled. In 1994 DOS and Amiga versions of the game were released. In this case the DOS version was the better version. The Amiga version really could have been much better.


    Genesis

    Later, in 2004, near arcade perfect ports were released as part of Mortal Kombat: Deception for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. That same year a standalone TV plug-in version was released by Jakks Pacific. While similar to the Super Nintendo version, it was a different port and wasn’t quite as good. Another near arcade perfect port was released as part of Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play. Finally, Mortal Kombat was released in downloadable form as part of the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for Windows, PS3 and the Xbox 360 in 2011.

    While you can find close to arcade perfect ports these days or even emulate the arcade version, the 16-bit ports are fun as well and worth picking up if you collect for those systems. This was certainly one of THE games to have for your Super Nintendo or Genesis “back in the day”.




  • Sega Visions (October/November 1993)


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    Source: Sega Visions – October/November 1993

    Sega Visions was Sega’s answer to Nintendo Power, however it never quite had the same level of popularity and didn’t last nearly as long. The September/October 1993 issue includes:

    • Say What?…Overheard at Sega – All the news and gossip that’s fit to print…and some that ain’t.
    • Yo Sega! – Readers write in with ?’s and !’s.
    • Sega Game Features
      • Sonic Spinball – Jumpin’ Blue Blazes, Look at Sonic Now!
      • Jurassic Park CD – A Sega CD adventure so real you’ll think you are there.
      • Disney’s Aladdin – Disney’s hit movie comes to life on your Genesis.
      • Sneak Peeks – A first look at some cool games
        • Star Trek: The Next Generation on Genesis
        • Sonic Chaos on Game Gear
    • Just Review It
      • Sega CD Tips and Strategies
        • Lethal Enforcers
        • The Secret of Monkey Island
        • Robo Aleste
      • Genesis Tips and Strategies
        • Aero the Acro-bat
        • Mazin Saga
        • Zombies Ate My Neighbors
        • Chuck Rock 2: Son of Chuck
        • Haunting Starring Polterguy
        • The Addams Family
        • Robocop III
        • Cliffhanger
        • General Chaos
        • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
      • Game Gear Hints on the Go
        • Quest for the Shaven Yak Starring Ren Hoek and Stimpy
        • Star Wars
        • Journey from Darkness: Strider Returns
        • Desert Strike
        • Robocop III
    • Heavy Equipment
      • Outback Joey from Heartbeat
      • Deluxe Carry-All and Holster Case
    • Departments
      • Sonic Comic
      • Sports Playbook
        • NFL Football ’94 Starring Joe Montana
        • Bill Walsh College Football
        • World Series Baseball
        • Wimbledon Tennis
        • N.H.L. Hockey ’94
        • Boxing Legends of the Ring
      • VizKidz! – Neato Games and Stuff – not for adults!
      • Totally Sonic
      • Sega Visionaries
      • Power Shopper – Hot deals on games.

    …and more!