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MEGA issue 1 was released on 17th September 1992, cover dated October 1992 and cost £1.95. This issue covered the Mega Drive and some Mega CD coverage.

Mega City (News)Edit

Headlines - 6 pages (8-13)

PreviewsEdit

Previews - 6 pages (24-29)

FeaturesEdit

Contents - 2 pages (6-7)

Interview: Is Kryten any good at Thunder Force III, or what? - 2 pages (16-17)

Cult BBC2 TC space comedy Red Dwarf is watched by more than 6.5 million viewers - that's twice as many as Gamesmaster. Everyone knows that Kryten the droid (Robert Llewellyn) can hoover with his groinal socket but, in the first of a series of interviews in which TV celebrities try their hand at Mega Drive games, Neil West proposes a very different challenge...

More than just a game - 4 pages (18-21)

Ever wondered how EASN make their sports sims so good? Neil West spoke to Don Transeth the executive director of EASN to find out just how the company set about creating a rootin-tootin', run-and-shootin', jock strappin' sports masterpiece.

The Charts - 1 page (23)

Top 100: The best Mega Drive games of all time - 9 pages (76-84)

Worst 10 - 1 page (85)

The 1992 Sega European Championships - 2 pages (88-89)

Nine Sega hot-shots from around Europe flew into London to play Mega Drive. After three hours, one was to emerge victorious. MEGA were there to gallantly applaud the winner and heartlessly challenge the sobbing losers to a thrashing at EA Hockey

Mega Mouth (Letters) - 2 pages (90-91)

Shut Down - 1 page (98)

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Format Pages Pg No(s) Overall (%)
Earnest Evans Uncredited Mega CD N/A 8 30
Funky Horror Band Uncredited Mega CD N/A 8 31
Heavy Nova Uncredited Mega CD N/A 8 12
Sol-Feace Uncredited Mega CD N/A 8 48
NHLPA Hockey '93 EA Sports Neil West Mega Drive 6 32-37
92
Krusty's Super Fun House Acclaim Amanda Cook Mega Drive 2 40-41
80
Prince of Persia Victor Neil West Mega CD 2 42-43
41
LHX Attack Chopper Electronic Arts Paul Mellerick Mega Drive 4 44-47
88
ThunderForce IV Technosoft Neil West Mega Drive 2 48-49
81
Speedball 2 Virgin Games Andy Dyer Mega Drive 2 50-51
81
Aquatic Games, The Electronic Arts Paul Mellerick Mega Drive 2 52-53
75
Sports Talk Baseball Sega Andy Dyer Mega Drive 2 54-55
74
Team USA Basketball EA Sports Paul Mellerick Mega Drive 1 56
72
Smash TV Flying Edge Paul Mellerick Mega Drive 0.5 57
37
Dodgeball Sega Amanda Cook Mega Drive 0.5 57
73
Dragon’s Fury Tengen Andy Dyer Mega Drive 0.5 60
83
Last Battle (re-release) Sega Uncredited Mega Drive N/A 60
4
Super Hang-on (re-release) SegaUncreditedMega Drive N/A 60
74
Super Thunderblade (re-release) Sega Uncredited Mega Drive N/A 60
18
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (re-release) Sega Uncredited Mega Drive N/A 60
36
World Cup Italia ’90 (re-release) SegaUncreditedMega Drive N/A 60
20
Space Harrier 2 (re-release) Sega Uncredited Mega Drive N/A 60
55
Zany Golf (re-release) SegaUncreditedMega Drive N/A 60
11

Other Details
G = Graphics, S = Sound, GP = Gameplay, GS = Game Size, A = Addiction.

Game Title Format G S GP GS A
NHLPA Hockey '93 Mega Drive
9
8
9
8
8
Krusty's Super Fun House Mega Drive
8
7
6
6
7
Prince of Persia Mega CD
5
8
5
6
6
LHX Attack Chopper Mega Drive
8
8
9
8
8
ThunderForce IV Mega Drive
9
4
5
8
7
Speedball 2 Mega Drive
8
7
8
5
8
The Aquatic Games Mega Drive
8
8
5
6
6
Sports Talk Baseball Mega Drive
7
9
7
5
7
Team USA Basketball Mega Drive
8
5
8
4
6

CommentsEdit

NHLPA
Bigger, better and bloodier than its older brother, NHLPA Hockey truly kicks. Sell your old cart and buy it

Krusty's Super Fun House
A platform-puzzler with class, but the passwords will help you finish it quickly and you probably won't want to come back to it

Prince of Persia
A nice game to play, but not something that you'll get a lot of value-for-money from. And a complete waste of the capabilities of the Mega CD

LHX Attack Chopper
Get this! LHX Attack Chopper is a game with real depth. The control system is fairly complicated, but who said flying a chopper was easy? With 5 different skill levels and 30 missions to complete, check this out if you want a real challenge

ThunderForce IV
Technically amazing, but the only amazing thing about the game underneath is how bog-standard it is. Aero Blasters and Hellfire stomp all over it, with big boots on

Speedball 2
Definitely best when two people are playing. It can get a bit frustrating but it's good aggressive fun

Mega PlayEdit

Tips - 3 pages (62-64)

Rip 'n' Tip - 4 pages (65-68)

Mega Medic - 4 pages (70-73)

Arena - 1 page (74)

AdvertsEdit

Virgin Games

The Terminator, European Club Soccer, Speedball 2, Chuck Rock, Corporation

Domark/Tengen

Dragon's Fury, Pit-Fighter, Pac-Mania, Paperboy

Sega Power - 3 pages (95-97)

Other CreditsEdit

Art Editor

Amanda Cook

Deputy Editor

Andy Dyer

Staff Writer

Paul Mellerick

Production Editor

Ashley Young

Contributors

Stuart Campbell, Andy Hutchinson, James Leach, Adrian Price, Adam Waring

Publisher

Steve Carey

AnalysisEdit

Type Pages %
News 6 6%
Features 8 8%
Reviews 25 25%
Previews 6 6%
Competitions 2 2%
Other Editorial (Contents, Surveys, etc..) 24 24%
Tips 11 11%
Advert: Games 4 4%
Advert: Magazines 0 0%
Advert: Other 14 14%
Total Editorial 82 82%
Total Adverts 18 18%

External linksEdit

MEGA issue 1 at Out-of-Print Archive

Issue indexEdit

MEGA Index
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1992 MEGA01-Oct1992
1
Mega02-001
2
Mega03-001
3
1993 Mega04-001
4
Mega05-001
5
Mega Issue 6
6
Mega07-001
7
Mega08-001
8
Mega09-001
9
Mega10-001
10
Mega Issue 11
11
Mega Issue 12
12
Mega Issue 13
13
Mega Issue 14
14
Mega15-001
15
1994 Mega16-001
16
Mega17-001
17
Mega18-001
18
Mega19-001
19
Mega20-001
20
Mega21-001
22
Mega22-001
22
Mega23-001
23
Mega Issue 24
24
Mega Issue 25
25
Mega Issue 26
26
Mega Issue 27
27
1995 Mega28-01
28
Mega29-01
29
Mega30-01
30
Mega Issue 31
31
Mega Issue 32
32
cover missing
33
Mega Issue 34
34
Mega Issue 35
35
Mega Issue 36
36
Mega Issue 37
37

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