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  • Game Players (November 1993)

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    Source: Game Players – November 1993

    Game Players wasn’t one of my favorite gaming magazines. It always just seemed a little more shallow that some others to me. However, if often did cover a lot of games so it was useful for seeing a good cross section of what games were available. The November 1993 issue includes:

    Departments

    • Video Control
    • GP Press
    • Reader’s Network
    • Game Players 27407
    • Codebreakers
    • TechTalk
    • GP Sports
    • Ahead of the Game
    • BackTalk

    Features

    • Cover Story: Everything you always wanted to know about the new Mega Man and Sonic games but were afraid to ask.
    • Mega Man X for Super NES
    • Sonic CD for Sega CD
    • Sonic Spinball for Game Gear
    • Sonic Chaos for Genesis
    • Indiana Jones
    • Jurassic Park
    • Aladdin
    • Aero the Acro-Bat
    • World Heroes
    • Rocky Rodent
    • Spider-Man & X-Men
    • Eternal Champions
    • Lethal Enforcers
    • Street Fighter

    Reviews

    • Dungeon Master
    • Kendo Rage
    • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
    • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Vol. 2
    • Star Trek
    • Super Off Road: The Baja
    • Top Gear 2

    …and more!


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  • Monaco Grand Prix (1999)

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    Monaco Grand Prix is a formula one racing game that was released for Windows, Nintendo 64, PlayStation and Dreamcast. It is based on the Formula One World Championship but licensing can be an awkward thing in the sports game world and this is a good example. Ubi Soft licensed the name of the Monaco track and named the game after it. However, they did not license the names of the other track so while they are also featured in the game they have different names. Also, none of the driver names nor official cars were licensed but the sponsors were.

    At any rate, the licensing doesn’t matter all that much as long as the game is good. While not spectacular, this game did received average to above average reviews. If you are a fan of the genre then you would have probably derived some fun out of this game. Improvements in technology mean that the more realistic games like this one don’t hold up as well over time though so there are better choices if you want a realistic formula one racing game.

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    However, if you do want to give this one a try, you’ll have to track down an original copy as there are no re-releases as far as I know. The PlayStation is probably the best combination of cheap and easy to find and play (at least if you have a PlayStation). The Nintendo 64 version is ok as well but you’ll probably pay more for it. The Dreamcast version got poorer reviews but admittedly I haven’t tried it.

    The above ad is from the July 1999 issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine.

    Source: Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine – Volume 2, Issue 10 – July 1999


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (August 1995)

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    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – Issue Number 73 – August 1995

    There were a vast number of home video game systems to chose from in the mid 1990s and EGM covered them all. From the older but still viable 16-bit classics to Segas frankenstein add-on system to the latest and greatest 32-bit systems and systems that were never really mainstream, they were all here. It makes today’s video game scene look tame by comparison. The August 1995 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly includes:

    Cover Story – Super NES, Genesis, PlayStation? Which system will have the best translation of Mortal Kombat 3? Check out this issue’s cover story!

  • Departments

    • Insert Coin
    • Interface: Letters to the Editor
    • Press Start
    • Review Crew
    • EGM Hot 50
    • Gaming Gossip
    • Special Features
    • Arcade Action
    • International Outlook
    • Next Wave
    • Tricks of the Trade
    • Team EGM
    • Lifestyles
    • Advertising Index

    Fact-Files

    • Super NES – Save the kiddies from the baddies in SWAT Kats!
    • Genesis – Go on a deadly adventure with Indiana Jones!
    • Sega CD – Drive a bus across the desert and back again in Penn & Teller!
    • 3DO – Play s a brain on a scavenger hunt in Daedalus Encounter!
    • PlayStation – Wear a cosmic powersuit in the futuristic RPG Space Griffon!
    • Game Gear – Stop the evil terrorists with the portable game, Jungle Strike!

    Features

    • Which System Will Be Crowned King of the Home Translation of MK3? – The Super NES, Genesis and PlayStation will be battling this holiday season for the best translation of the arcade smash, Mortal Kombat 3. The Genesis version, although a bit grainy, contains smooth animation and excellent sound. The Super NES version has everything from the Versus Screen with the secret code on the bottom to the Continued Screen. Don’t forget the PlayStation version with its fantastic graphics, and the game might even be shipped with the system. It’s up to gamers now to judge the winner!
    • It’s Mario’s 10th Anniversary and Nintendo Celebrates with Yoshi’s Island! – Mario, the famous plumber, is in trouble again and it is up to Yoshi to help his Italian pal out. Super Mario 2: Yoshi’s Island will be slamming onto the Super NES. In this issue, we have hot pictures, secrets and a cool two-page map of the game. This cart falls in nicely with the other Mario games and sticks to its genre, with all the Mario secrets, techniques and loads of levels. However, this time the classic look is traded for an almost childlike perspective with crayon style graphics and cuteness at every angle.
    • EGM Travels to the Tokyo Toy Show to Bring Back Exclusive Pictures – The Tokyo toy show is one of the most highly anticipated shows in Japan and EGM was there! Housing tons of video game companies and toy manufacturers, we received exclusive pictures on Rockman 3 (Mega Man X3) and Final Fight 3. Also check out the shots of Mickey Mouse 3, DarkStalkers for the PSX, RayTracers, Zeitgeist, Hat Trick Hero, Darius Gaiden (Darius 3 in the U.S.), Race Drivin’, Clockwork Knight 2, Kabuki Fighting Lore and many more. Also, EGM snuck in and photographed the highly anticipated 3DO M2 unit!

    More than 60 games are reviewed, previewed or otherwise covered in this issue.