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  • VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (June 1992)

    Source: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment – June 1992

    VideoGames & Computer Entertainment was my favorite video games magazine of the late 1980s/early 1990s. The June 1992 issue featured the newly released Street Fighter II for the Super Nintendo on the cover and included:


    • The Conquest of Cron: A Player’s Guide to Might & Magic, Part I – Might & Magic for the Genesis is one of the largest role-playing games on any game system. Our game guide will help you get over the worst hurdles, so you can get down to serious adventuring.
    • Superheroes on the Scrolling Screen – Comic-book heroes have long been the focus of some video-game related companies. Join us as we take a look at characters that have made the successful transition from comics to video games.
    • A.C.M.E. Show Report – Held once every year, the American Coin Machine Exposition exposes electronic gaming’s latest entries in the coin-op division. This year’s offerings in San Antonio won’t disappoint you.
    • Bringing The Hardwood Home: Electronic Basketball – 1992 Style – The basketball season ran longer this year, giving software developers extra time to produce more entries. Join our expert as he surveys the best three-point games around.
    • Video-Game Reviews – Street Fighter II, The World Warrior, Splatterhouse 2, Defenders of Dynatron City, The Blues Brothers, Spanky’s Quest, Gunbota, Raiden Trad, Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge, Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?, Rival Turf and Stanley: The Search for Dr. Livingston.
    • Gaming on the Go – Crystal Warriors, Turn and Burn and Basketbrawl.
    • Computer-Game Previews – John Madden Football, A-Train and American Gladiators.
    • Computer-Game Reviews – The Taking of Beverly Hills, Populous II, The Simpsons: Bart’s House of Weirdness, Elvira II: The Jaws of Cereberus, Flames of Freedom, Bush Buck Global Treasure Hunter, Bloodwych, Super Tetris, Out of This World, Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood, Glider 4.0 and Falcon 3.0a.


    • Editor’s Letter
    • Reader Mail
    • Tip Sheet
    • News Bits
    • Easter Egg Hunt
    • Inside Gaming
    • Game Doctor
    • Advertiser Index
    • Computer-Gaming Strategies
    • Fandango

    …and more!

  • Streets Of Rage (Sega Genesis)

    Streets of Rage for the Sega Genesis


    Next to platform games, side-scrolling beat-’em-ups were one of the most popular genres of the 8-bit and 16-bit eras. Streets of Rage, Sega’s answer to Capcom’s Final Fight, was one of the biggest. It was initially developed for the Sega Genesis, Sega Master System (PAL only) and Game Gear.

    In Streets of Rage, you play the role of one of three police officers in a city controlled by Mr. X’s crime syndicate. You must progress from level to level by clearing the streets of his thugs. Eventually you will face Mr. X himself. There are only three buttons for this game; one to jump, one to attack and one to perform a ranged attack from a vehicle. Combined with other movements, various attacks are possible and each playable character has slightly different attacks. There are also various weapons to pick up along the way.

    While Streets of Rage started life on the Genesis and Sega Master System, it eventually found its way to a variety of other platforms. The first re-releases were on the Genesis itself as part of both the Sega Classics Arcade Collection for Sega CD and the Sega Genesis 6-PAK. Later, it was included in Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In 2012 it also became available on Xbox Live Arcade. The latest releases include a few different Steam release for the PC along with a Nintendo 3DS release.

    For those that enjoy this genre, this is definitely one of the top choices along with games like Double Dragon and Final Fight. Streets of Rage was popular enough to spawn two sequels on the Genesis which were also quite popular. Oddly though, after 1994 the series went into hibernation and there were no more official releases. That’s about to change, however, with Streets of Rage 4 due out in 2020 for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The good news is that it sounds like the play mechanics will be largely the same. It will still be a side-scrolling beat-’em-up albeit with updated graphics and some new features. At least they aren’t turning it into a 3rd person 3D action adventure game that seems to be the fate of most older franchises.

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (November 1989)

    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – November 1989

    Electronic Gaming Monthly and VideoGames & Computer Entertainment were really the only two video game magazines I cared about. VG&CE was my favorite but EGM was far more successful. The November 1989 issue of EGM includes:

    • Cover Story – Ghouls and Ghosts – Heralded by EGM as one of the best video games of all time, Ghouls and Ghosts is bound to sell Genesis machines just as well as Mario sells Nintendos! This fantastic 16-bitter packs a full five meg of power to generate some of the slickest graphics, most brilliant sounds, and exciting game play we’ve ever seen! See if you agree in this special Ghouls and Ghosts Game of the Month spectacular – compete with reviews, tips and maps!
    • Behind The Screens Look At GameBoy – Find out the future of this pocket powerhouse from the white shirts and other top-level executives that make the industry move! Get the first word on new soft and other exciting developments going on behind the scenes at the top game companies!
    • A New Look At The P.C. Engine – Although NEC has finally given the go-ahead to the P.C. Engine on these shores under a new