Mean Machines Issue 13 - October 1991
There's no mistaking the fizzog on this month's issue - Mario's insane stare is rather unsettling, but we'll let him off - Super Mario Brothers 3, reviewed this month, is a fantastic game. As well as a review, there was an interesting and informative 'History of Mario' section. Nice.
With a couple of interesting import reviews this month, the Super NES kept everyone talking. Goeman Warrior (renamed Legend of the Mystical Ninja here in the West) amazed with its mini-games and awesome visuals, whereas Super Tennis was (and some would argue still is) the best videogame representation of the sport ever.
Elsewhere, Sega's dire conversion of arcade classic Outrun disappointed. Thankfully there were other Megadrive gems like Flicky (which looks shit, but isn't) and Thunderforce III.
|Galaxy 5000||Driving Game||Activision||91%|
|Marble Madness||Puzzle Game||MB Games||85%|
|Super Mario Bros. 3||Platform Game||Nintendo||98%|
|Xenon 2 - Megablast||Shoot 'Em Up||Mirrorsoft||84%|
|Double Dragon 2||Arcade Conversion||Acclaim||81%|
|Mike Ditka's Power Football||Sports Game||Ballistic||78%|
|Thunderforce 3||Shoot 'Em Up||Tecnosoft||86%|
|Super Tennis||Sports Game||Tonkin House||93%|
|The Legend of the Mystical Ninja||Platform Game||Konami||92%|