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Mean Machines Issue 10 - July 1991

Mean Machines Issue 10 - July 1991

Issue Summary

Gary Harrod's stunning cover artwork for Shadow of the Beast graces this month's issue. A preview for the Master System version is contained inside.

The biggest change this month was staff-related - Matt Regan departed the magazine to work on fellow EMAP publications Sinclair User and PC Leisure.

In terms of reviews, the big one was obviously Sonic the Hedgehog on the Megadrive. After the months of build up, the game was finally reviewed and as expected, the MM team loved it. Also on the Megadrive was the shooter Zero Wing - the game that was responsible for the recent "All you base" internet cult. Notice how no one made a big fuss about it back in 1991 - it took more to entertain us back then.

On the (still very youthful) SNES we had Sim City. Thankfully Nintendo had given the boring PC version a complete facelift and it turned out to be one of the must-have early SNES releases.

And to top it all off, more free glow in the dark stickers! Yippie! Ahem.


Free Gift

More glow in the Dark Stickers as in previous issue! Please see Gary Harrod section on our media page.


Reviews Summary

Nintendo Entertainment System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Captain SkyhawkRead Original Review PDF for Captain SkyhawkShoot 'Em UpRare91%
Jack Nicklaus' GolfRead Original Review PDF for Jack Nicklaus' GolfSports GameKonami48%
Ninja GaidenRead Original Review PDF for Ninja GaidenPlatform GameTecmo90%
Sega Master System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Sega ChessRead Original Review PDF for Sega ChessSimulationSega77%
Nintendo Gameboy
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
King of the ZooRead Original Review PDF for King of the ZooPlatform GameNintendo79%
Sega Megadrive
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Bonanza BrosRead Original Review PDF for Bonanza BrosArcade ConversionSega82%
Faery Tale AdventureRead Original Review PDF for Faery Tale AdventureRole PlayingElectronic Arts61%
Might and MagicRead Original Review PDF for Might and MagicRole PlayingElectronic Arts80%
Sonic the HedgehogRead Original Review PDF for Sonic the HedgehogPlatform GameSega92%
Star ControlRead Original Review PDF for Star ControlShoot 'Em UpBallistic86%
WardnerRead Original Review PDF for WardnerPlatform GameVisco84%
Zero WingRead Original Review PDF for Zero WingShoot 'Em UpToaplan91%
Sega Game Gear
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
GG ShinobiRead Original Review PDF for GG ShinobiPlatform GameSega90%
Super Nintendo
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
SimCityRead Original Review PDF for SimCitySimulationNintendo94%
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