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This issue was dated October 1992 and cost £3.95

NewsEdit

News Headlines - 5 pages (10-11,14,16,20)

PreviewsEdit

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive) - 2 pages (100-101)

Super High Impact, Side Pocket (Mega Drive) - 1 page (103)

Gods (Mega Drive) - 1 page (104)

Superman (Mega Drive) - 2 pages (106-107)

Mega-Lo-Mania (Mega Drive) - 2 pages (108-109)

FeaturesEdit

Contents - 2 pages (4-5)

Editorial - 2 pages (6-7)

Mean Yob (Letters) - 4 pages (28-30,32)

Q+A - 3 pages (36-38)

Top 10 Charts - 2 pages (72-73)

Lookback - Mean Machines Issue 1Julian Rignall & Richard Leadbetter - 3 pages (110-112)

Games Index - 8 pages (132-133,135-140)

ReviewsEdit

Note: The review scores for both Smash TV games were incorrect (Everything got 88%). Issue 2's games index confirms the scores they should have got.

Main ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Reviewer(s) Pages Pg No(s) Over (%)
Thunder Storm FX Wolf Team Mega CD Richard Leadbetter &
Gus Swan
4 22-25 73
Predator 2 Acclaim Mega Drive Radion Automatic &
Julian Rignall
3 54-56 80
Atomic Runner Data East Mega Drive Radion Automatic &
Paul Davies
4 58-61 91
Green Dog Sega Mega Drive Julian Rignall &
Paul Davies
4 64-67 49
Aquatic Games, The Electronic Arts Mega Drive Radion Automatic &
Gus Swan
4 76-79 61
Smash TV Flying Edge Mega Drive Gus Swan &
Paul Davies
2 84-85 72
Smash TV Flying Edge Master System Radion Automatic &
Gus Swan
2 86-87 27
Prince of Persia Victor Mega CD Radion Automatic &
Julian Rignall
3 92-94 72
NHLPA Hockey 93 Electronic Arts Mega Drive Gus Swan &
Paul Davies
4 96-99 90

CommentsEdit

Thunder Storm FX - 73%

Not so much a game as a glorified demo, for those interested in technical excellence.

Predator 2 - 80%

A fine blasting game that should appeal to all mass carnage and destruction fans.

Atomic Runner - 91%

A welcome challenge after so many games that have been just too easy. The only thing to really moan about in this title is its miniaturised graphical style, but even that doesn't affect the gameplay at all and the end result is a superb blaster.

Green Dog - 49%

It might look and sound like a million dollars, but the gameplay ain't worth a dime. The lack of challenge and variety means that it only takes a day or two to complete this and become bored.

Aquatic Games, The - 61%

If Robocod was the fillet, this is the fish-head. Nothing compared to its predecessor, The Aquatic Games is a dull sports game with a few feeble puns thrown in for good measure.

Smash TV - 72%

A flawed conversion of a classic game. A sadly missed opportunity which could have been bettered by a few tweaks in the right places.

Smash TV - 27%

A ghastly conversion that fails on every level to capture even the merest hint of the brilliance of the coin-op. Avoid it at all costs unless you're a sad masochist out to waste your cash.

Prince of Persia - 72%

While this is another good conversion of what is, to a lot of people, a very good game, the programmers have failed to fully utilise the memory at their disposal, leaving Mega CD Prince of Persia more like an okay Megadrive game.

NHLPA Hockey 93 - 90%

A brilliant hockey simulation that contains everything an avid fan of the sport could wish for and then some. The problem is that EA Hockey does exactly the same job, minus the stats!

Spotlight: Driving GamesEdit

Reviews by Richard Leadbetter - 4 pages (126-127,129,131)

Game Title Publisher Format Page No(s) Over (%)
Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II Sega Mega Drive 126 94
Fastest One Nitsibutsu Mega Drive 126 29
Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge Flying Edge Mega Drive 126 44
Megatrax Namco Mega Drive 126 33
OutRun Sega Mega Drive 126-127 69
Road Rash Electronic Arts Mega Drive 127 92
Super Monaco GP Sega Mega Drive 127 87
Super Hang-On Sega Mega Drive 127 89
Turbo OutRun Sega Mega Drive 127 42
Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II Sega Master System 129 41
Battle OutRun Sega Master System 129 80
Chase HQ Taito Master System 129 86
Enduro Racer Sega Master System 129 32
Fire and Forget II Titus Master System 129 86
OutRun Sega Master System 129,131 80
OutRun 3D Sega Master System 131 81
OutRun Europa US Gold Master System 131 63
RC Grand Prix Sega Master System 131 70
Super Monaco GP Sega Master System 131 79
Chase HQ Sega Game Gear 131 87
OutRun Sega Game Gear 131 64
Super Monaco GP Sega Game Gear 131 58

TipsEdit

Mega Drive - 3 pages (40-42)

Master System - 2 pages (44-45)

Game Gear - 1 page (47)

Guides

Other CreditsEdit

Art Editor

Oz Browne

Deputy Editor

Richard Leadbetter

Production Editor

Andy McVittie

Senior Staff Writer

Radion Automatic

Staff Writers

Paul Davies, Gus Swan

Designers

Fraser Gray, Dave Kelsall

Publishing Director

Graham Taylor

External LinksEdit

This issue can be purchased with all of the other issues on DVD at The Zzuperstore

Issue IndexEdit

Mean Machines Sega Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1992 Mean Machines Sega Issue 1
1
Mean Machines Sega Issue 2
2
Mean Machines Sega Issue 3
3
1993 Mean Machines Sega Issue 4
4
Mean Machines Sega Issue 5
5
Mean Machines Sega Issue 6
6
Mean Machines Sega Issue 7
7
Mean Machines Sega Issue 8
8
Mean Machines Sega Issue 9
9
Mean Machines Sega Issue 10
10
Mean Machines Sega Issue 11
11
Mean Machines Sega Issue 12
12
Mean Machines Sega Issue 13
13
Mean Machines Sega Issue 14
14
1994 Mean Machines Sega Issue 15
15
Mean Machines Sega Issue 16
16
Mean Machines Sega Issue 17
17
Mean Machines Sega Issue 18
18
Mean Machines Sega Issue 19
19
Mean Machines Sega Issue 20
20
Mean Machines Sega Issue 21
21
Mean Machines Sega Issue 22
22
Mean Machines Sega Issue 23
23
Mean Machines Sega Issue 24
24
Mean Machines Sega Issue 25
25
Mean Machines Sega Issue 26
26
1995 Mean Machines Sega Issue 27
27
Mean Machines Sega Issue 28
28
Mean Machines Sega Issue 29
29
Mean Machines Sega Issue 30
30
Mean Machines Sega Issue 31
31
Mean Machines Sega Issue 32
32
Mean Machines Sega Issue 33
33
Mean Machines Sega Issue 34
34
Mean Machines Sega Issue 35
35
Mean Machines Sega Issue 36
36
Mean Machines Sega Issue 37
37
Mean Machines Sega Issue 38
38
1996 Mean Machines Sega Issue 39
39
Mean Machines Sega Issue 40
40
Mean Machines Sega Issue 41
41
Mean Machines Sega Issue 42
42
Mean Machines Sega Issue 43
43
Mean Machines Sega Issue 44
44
Mean Machines Sega Issue 45
45
Mean Machines Sega Issue 46
46
Mean Machines Sega Issue 47
47
Mean Machines Sega Issue 48
48
Mean Machines Sega Issue 49
49
Mean Machines Sega Issue 50
50
1997 Mean Machines Sega Issue 51
51
Mean Machines Sega Issue 52
52
Mean Machines Sega Issue 53
53

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