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This magazine was likely released in October 1992 and cost £2.50.  A Street Fighter II T-Shirt Transfer was attached to this issue.

NewsEdit

NMS conquers ITV's You Bet! - (11)

Game Announcements

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)

RegularsEdit

Inter-Action

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)

Advance ScreeningEdit

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)

ReviewsEdit

TKO Super Championship Boxing scored 88% but that's clearly an error. Issue 3's game index gave it 36%

Main ReviewsEdit

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

CommentsEdit

Spider-Man and the X-Men: Arcade's Revenge - 89%

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!

Road Runner's Death Valley Rally - 39%

All looks and no gameplay, Roadrunner is a poorly designed, highly frustrating and very disappointing game which does no justice to the licence whatsoever.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - 69%

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.

Star Trek: 25th Anniversary - 68%

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.

TKO Super Championship Boxing - 36%

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...

Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge - 21%

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

TipsEdit

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)

NoteEdit

There are several errors with the page numbering in this issue.  This Wiki has used what would have been the correct numbers.

Other CreditsEdit

Art Editor

Gary Harrod

Deputy Editor

Steve Merrett

Production Editor

Andy McVittie

Senior Staff Writer

Radion Automatic

Staff Writers

Paul Davies, Gus Swan

Contributor

Richard Leadbetter

Designer

Fraser Gray, Tom Cox, Dave Kelsall

Publishing Director

Graham Taylor

External LinksEdit

This issue is available at the Out of Print Archive

Issue IndexEdit

NMS Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1992 123
1993 456789101112131415
1994 161718192021222324252627
1995 282930313233343536373839
1996 404142434445464748495051
1997 525354555657585960616263
1998 646566676869707172737475
1999 767778798081828384858687
2000 888990919293949596979899
2001 100101102103104105106107108109110111
2002 112113114115116117118119120121122123
2003 124125126127128129130131132133134135
2004 136137138139140141142143144145146147
2005 148149150/151152153154155156157158159160
2006 161162

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