This magazine was likely released in October 1992 and cost £2.50. A Street Fighter II T-Shirt Transfer was attached to this issue.
NMS conquers ITV's You Bet! - (11)
- Lost Vikings (Interplay), Videokid (Kemco) - (10)
- Fist of the North Star (Toei), Claymates (Interplay), Team Suzuki, Zool (Gremlin) - (11)
- NHL Hockey, Desert Strike (Electronic Arts), Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour (Ubisoft), Mr Nutz (Ocean) - (12)
- The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse, Rival Turf II (Capcom), Sonic Blastman (Taito) - (13)
- Felix the Cat (Hudson), Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds (Asciiware), Troddlers (Storm) - (14)
- Assault Suits Valken (Konami), Jurassic Park Ocean - (15)
- Mailbag - 3 pages (28-30)
- Fanzines - 1 page (34)
- Q+A - 3 pages (36-38)
Charts - 2 pages (64-65)
Game Index - 10 pages (118-127)
Another World (SNES) - 2 pages (102-103)
R-Type (Gameboy) - 1 page (106)
The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (SNES) - 2 pages (110-111)
Cool World (SNES) - 1 page (112)
Super SWIV (SNES) - 1 page (113)
TKO Super Championship Boxing scored 88% but that's clearly an error. Issue 3's game index gave it 36%
See here for some images from the review section.
|Game Title||Publisher||Format||Reviewer(s)||Pages||Pg No(s)||Over (%)|
|Spider-Man and the X-Men: Arcade's Revenge||Acclaim||SNES||Richard Leadbetter & Julian Rignall||5||20-24||89|
|Road Runner's Death Valley Rally||Sunsoft||SNES||Radion Automatic & Julian Rignall||3||56-58||39|
|Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back||Lucasfilm||NES||Julian Rignall & Gus Swan||4||60-63||69|
|Star Trek: 25th Anniversary||Imagineer||NES||Julian Rignall & Paul Davies||3||68-70||68|
|Super Mario Land 2||Nintendo||Gameboy||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||4||72-75||87|
|Spindizzy Worlds||Ascii||SNES||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||4||76-79||90|
|TKO Super Championship Boxing||Sofel||SNES||Paul Davies & Radion Automatic||3||80-82||36|
|King Arthur's World||Jaleco||SNES||Gus Swan & Paul Davies||4||84-87||92|
|Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge||Acclaim||NES||Gus Swan & Paul Davies||3||88-90||21|
|Parasol Stars||Ocean||Gameboy||Steve Merrett & Andy McVittie||4||92-95||81|
|RoboCop 3||Ocean||SNES||Julian Rignall & Paul Davies||3||98-100||48|
- A very challenging game indeed, marred only by the lack of continues or a password system. Otherwise, highly recommended even if you don't like Marvel Comics!
- All looks and no gameplay, Roadrunner is a poorly designed, highly frustrating and very disappointing game which does no justice to the licence whatsoever.
- Hum-drum combination of shooting and platforming. A very poor effort, especially when you consider that Empire Strikes Back is arguably the best and most exciting of the three Star Wars films.
- On the whole, a mediocre Star Trek interpretation whose novelty rapidly wears off. The lack of excitement means most players soon lose interest, but Star Trek fans are likely to get more out of this than most.
Super Mario Land 2 - 87%
- The best quality Gameboy title yet. Its only problem is that it's far too easy. A massive shame because if it had been challenging it would have been an all-time classic.
Spindizzy Worlds - 90%
- An excellent update of a genuine classic, and a long-lasting game that stands head and shoulders above any other Super NES puzzlers. Give GERALD a whirl - you won't regret it.
- A very poor boxing game which fails to provide action, excitement and any sort of challenge. Even ardent boxing fans will be disappointed by this.
King Arthur's World - 92%
- A mega-game, that reveals its secrets in time. At least as good as Lemmings, and maybe even better...
- An utterly dreadful racing game which completely fails to capture any of the thrills and spills of Grand Prix driving. It really is ghastly beyond all compare.
Parasol Stars - 81%
- A good, if a little frustrating conversion which is a worthwhile follow-up to the Gameboy version of Bubble Bobble. Admittedly, there is a slight lack of variety, but it's still a fun and addictive game...
RoboCop 3 - 48%
- A bland, frustrating and totally unoriginal game which is a gross disappointment on a grand scale, especially when you consider the excitement and action of the Robocop films.
Game Styles: FilmsEdit
|Game Title||Publisher||Format||Reviewer(s)||Pg No(s)||Over (%)|
|RoboCop||Ocean||NES||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||113||60|
|RoboCop 2||Ocean||NES||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||113||72|
|Star Wars||JVC||NES||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||113||95|
|Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Acclaim||Gameboy||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||114||90|
|Gremlins 2: The New Batch||Konami||NES||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||114||87|
|Jackie Chan's Action Kung-Fu||Sunsoft||NES||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||114||93|
|Batman||Sunsoft||NES||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||114||92|
|Days of Thunder||Mindscape||NES||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||115||39|
|Hunt for Red October, The||Nintendo||NES||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||115||64|
|Ghostbusters II||Activision||NES||Julian Rignall & Steve Merrett||115||57|
UN Squadron (SNES) - Guide - 4 pages (40-43)
Other Tips - 2 pages (44-45)
- SNES: Super Mario Kart, Krusty's Super Fun House, Gradius III, Final Fight
- NES: Battletoads, Rainbow Islands, Mega Man III
- Gameboy: Parodius, Catrap, Choplifter II, The Addams Family
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (SNES) - Guide - 3 pages (48-50)
Little Nemo (NES) - Guide - 3 pages (52,54-55)
There are several errors with the page numbering in this issue. This Wiki has used what would have been the correct numbers.
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