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Mean Machines Issue 14 - November 1991

Mean Machines Issue 14 - November 1991

Issue Summary

A flight sim that's actually good? Say it ain't so! But it was so. F-22 Interceptor was reviewed this month on the Megadrive, and indeed it was a corker.

The most noticeable thing about this month's issue was the small plastic Jazza model stuck to the front. I've since lost mine, but I wish I hadn't - it was a pretty smart freebie. See below for more details (and a photo).

Other games featured in this issue included the awesome Super Ghouls n Ghosts on the SNES (still in import land at this point), Super Kick Off on the Master System and the spooky and kooky Immortal on the Megadrive. No doubt Sega fanboys will be seething at the Shining and the Darkness review - I like the game, but even I can admit that it was a little suspect, even at the time. Thankfully MM can be relied on to give an honest review.

 

Free Gift

An AMAZING Jazza figure! Easily one of the best covermounted free gifts ever, it allowed MM fans to have their very own Jazza! It even came complete with banners to put on this sign. Genius. A kind chap wishing to be known only as 'Dave' sent me a photo of his Jazza models (yes, you read that right - the spawny git has TWO of them). He's even painted one! Looks pretty smart, too.

jaztoy

 

Reviews Summary

Nintendo Entertainment System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Digger T RockRead Original Review PDF for Digger T RockPlatform GameRare89%
Kickle CubicleRead Original Review PDF for Kickle CubiclePuzzle GameIrem72%
Low-G ManRead Original Review PDF for Low-G ManPlatform GameTaxan84%
PowerbladeRead Original Review PDF for PowerbladePlatform GameTaito88%
Top Gun 2Read Original Review PDF for Top Gun 2SimulationKonami51%
WWF Wrestlemania ChallengeRead Original Review PDF for WWF Wrestlemania ChallengeBeat 'Em UpAcclaim80%
Sega Master System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Shadow of the BeastRead Original Review PDF for Shadow of the BeastRole PlayingTecmagik80%
Super Kick OffRead Original Review PDF for Super Kick OffSports GameUS Gold96%
Nintendo Gameboy
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
The SimpsonsRead Original Review PDF for The SimpsonsPlatform GameAcclaim85%
Sega Megadrive
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
F-22 InterceptorRead Original Review PDF for F-22 InterceptorSimulationElectronic Arts93%
Fatal RewindRead Original Review PDF for Fatal RewindShoot 'Em UpElectronic Arts83%
KlaxRead Original Review PDF for KlaxPuzzle GameTengen84%
Shining in the DarknessRead Original Review PDF for Shining in the DarknessRole PlayingSega69%
The ImmortalRead Original Review PDF for The ImmortalRole PlayingElectronic Arts90%
ToeJam & EarlRead Original Review PDF for ToeJam & EarlPlatform GameSega87%
Super Nintendo
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Pro SoccerRead Original Review PDF for Pro SoccerSports GameImagineer55%
Super Ghouls 'n GhostsRead Original Review PDF for Super Ghouls 'n GhostsPlatform GameCapcom94%
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