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Mean Machines Issue 15 - Christmas 1991

Mean Machines Issue 15 - Christmas 1991

Issue Summary

Another spiffing free gift this month, with an excellent Super Mario Bros 3 hologram! You can just about make it out in the image on the left - trust me, it's mega! And that's not all - included inside the issue was a reproduction of the legendary 'Issue Zero' of Mean Machines - the issue that was created to convince the suits at EMAP that the magazine was worth publishing. This mag was talked about in hushed tones by MM readers all over the country, and this was the first chance they had to see it! It was...well, it was very much like Issue One, with several reviews carried over. Still, it was pretty cool, right?

Seeing as it was Christmas, this month's issue was a bumper 196 pages. Contained inside were plenty of reviews and previews, as well as a special 'Making of' section and a look back on the previous MM issues of 1991. There were also five competitions, each involving a member of the MM team, which are too bizarre to mention here.

On the reviews front, the Megadrive had some tasty Xmas titles in the shape of John Madden '92 (very much like the first game, though) and the stunning Robocod - starring non other than James Pond.


Free Gift

The excellent hologram shown above - and a copy of the legendary Issue Zero of Mean Machines!


Reviews Summary

Nintendo Entertainment System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
California GamesRead Original Review PDF for California GamesSports GameMB Games90%
Captain PlanetRead Original Review PDF for Captain PlanetPlatform GameMindscape59%
Defender of the CrownRead Original Review PDF for Defender of the CrownRole PlayingPalcom59%
Maniac MansionRead Original Review PDF for Maniac MansionRole PlayingLucasfilm89%
Sega Master System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Back to the Future 2Read Original Review PDF for Back to the Future 2Role PlayingImageworks37%
G-LocRead Original Review PDF for G-LocSimulationSega82%
Laser GhostRead Original Review PDF for Laser GhostShoot 'Em UpSega76%
Line of FireRead Original Review PDF for Line of FireShoot 'Em UpSega46%
Ms PacmanRead Original Review PDF for Ms PacmanArcade ConversionTengen31%
Outrun EuropaRead Original Review PDF for Outrun EuropaDriving GameUS Gold63%
Sonic the HedgehogRead Original Review PDF for Sonic the HedgehogPlatform GameSega90%
Super Space InvadersRead Original Review PDF for Super Space InvadersShoot 'Em UpDomark82%
Nintendo Gameboy
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Castlevania 2Read Original Review PDF for Castlevania 2Platform GameKonami91%
WWF SuperStarsRead Original Review PDF for WWF SuperStarsBeat 'Em UpAcclaim85%
Sega Megadrive
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Dark CastleRead Original Review PDF for Dark CastleRole PlayingElectronic Arts23%
Galaxy Force 2Read Original Review PDF for Galaxy Force 2Shoot 'Em UpSega59%
Golden Axe IIRead Original Review PDF for Golden Axe IIBeat 'Em UpSega69%
Joe Montana 2Read Original Review PDF for Joe Montana 2Sports GameSega83%
John Madden Football '92Read Original Review PDF for John Madden Football '92Sports GameElectronic Arts95%
MercsRead Original Review PDF for MercsShoot 'Em UpSega88%
PacmaniaRead Original Review PDF for PacmaniaArcade ConversionTengen86%
Raiden TradRead Original Review PDF for Raiden TradShoot 'Em UpMicronet81%
RobocodRead Original Review PDF for RobocodPlatform GameElectronic Arts95%
Shadow of the BeastRead Original Review PDF for Shadow of the BeastRole PlayingElectronic Arts82%
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