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Mean Machines Issue 12 - September 1991

Mean Machines Issue 12 - September 1991

Issue Summary

The Super Famicom really started to turn up the heat in this issue, with yet another must-have title in the form of Capcom's Area 88 (UN Squadron to Western gamers). There was also the impressive Super R-Type for lucky Famicom owners. However, Nintendo's new console wasn't having all the fun as Megadrive owners had Streets of Rage to drool over - the first in a trilogy of Megadrive releases that are so good, you have to wonder why Sega hasn't updated the series on current consoles.

Star Flight, also on the Megadrive, won the award for Crappest-Looking- But-Actually-Kinda -Great-Game competition, with graphics so poor they looked like a small child had drawn them. Still, it played like a dream!

There was another Radion Automatic comic strip this month, and it was just as nutty as the the first.


Reviews Summary

Nintendo Entertainment System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Battle of OlympusRead Original Review PDF for Battle of OlympusPlatform GameBroderbund79%
Goal!Read Original Review PDF for Goal!Sports GameJaleco33%
Isolated WarriorRead Original Review PDF for Isolated WarriorShoot 'Em UpVAP80%
Sega Master System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Ace of AcesRead Original Review PDF for Ace of AcesSimulationSega29%
Nintendo Gameboy
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Choplifter 2Read Original Review PDF for Choplifter 2Shoot 'Em UpNintendo90%
Sega Megadrive
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
FantasiaRead Original Review PDF for FantasiaPlatform GameInfogrames61%
Road RashRead Original Review PDF for Road RashDriving GameElectronic Arts91%
SpidermanRead Original Review PDF for SpidermanPlatform GameSega90%
Star FlightRead Original Review PDF for Star FlightRole PlayingElectronic Arts94%
Streets of RageRead Original Review PDF for Streets of RageBeat 'Em UpSega90%
Super Nintendo
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Super R-TypeRead Original Review PDF for Super R-TypeShoot 'Em UpIrem90%
UN SquadronRead Original Review PDF for UN SquadronShoot 'Em UpCapcom94%
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