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Mean Machines Issue 13 - October 1991

Mean Machines Issue 13 - October 1991

Issue Summary

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.


Reviews Summary

Nintendo Entertainment System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Galaxy 5000Read Original Review PDF for Galaxy 5000Driving GameActivision91%
Marble MadnessRead Original Review PDF for Marble MadnessPuzzle GameMB Games85%
Super Mario Bros. 3Read Original Review PDF for Super Mario Bros. 3Platform GameNintendo98%
Sega Master System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Xenon 2 - MegablastRead Original Review PDF for Xenon 2 - MegablastShoot 'Em UpMirrorsoft84%
Nintendo Gameboy
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Caesar's PalaceRead Original Review PDF for Caesar's PalaceSimulationNintendo91%
Double Dragon 2Read Original Review PDF for Double Dragon 2Arcade ConversionAcclaim81%
Sega Megadrive
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
FlickyRead Original Review PDF for FlickyPlatform GameSega92%
Mike Ditka's Power FootballRead Original Review PDF for Mike Ditka's Power FootballSports GameBallistic78%
OutrunRead Original Review PDF for OutrunDriving GameSega69%
Thunderforce 3Read Original Review PDF for Thunderforce 3Shoot 'Em UpTecnosoft86%
TurricanRead Original Review PDF for TurricanPlatform GameBallistic73%
Super Nintendo
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Super TennisRead Original Review PDF for Super TennisSports GameTonkin House93%
The Legend of the Mystical NinjaRead Original Review PDF for The Legend of the Mystical NinjaPlatform GameKonami92%
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