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Mean Machines Issue 16 - January 1992

 Mean Machines Issue 16 - January 1992

Issue Summary

Yup, another free gift this month, a totally excellent Sonic the Hedgehog 16 page special edition comic book. Ace, if you were into that kind of thing. More good news came in about Nintendo's launch of the Super Nintendo. Sooner and cheaper as expected! Also pretty entertaining for the Jaz fanboys was Yob's Gossip, a page full of pics from the Mean Machine team having a ball in Abersgwesyn, a remote village somewhere in mid Wales.

On the games front it was the NES public getting spoiled with Star Wars, the game of the film, scoring a whopping 95%, and Smash T.V. the ultra violent coin-op conversion, rated 90%. The first of the Castlevania titles for the Snes received a warm welcome from the Mean Machines team with a 93% score. The series would remain popular for years to come on different gaming platforms. Another legendary games series was just about to reach its finest hour: The Legend of Zelda III for the Snes showed up in the preview pages!

 

Reviews Summary

Nintendo Entertainment System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Dragon's LairRead Original Review PDF for Dragon's LairPlatform GameMovietime21%
Mission ImpossibleRead Original Review PDF for Mission ImpossibleRole PlayingKonami86%
Smash TVRead Original Review PDF for Smash TVArcade ConversionAcclaim90%
Star WarsRead Original Review PDF for Star WarsPlatform GameLucasfilm95%
TrogRead Original Review PDF for TrogPlatform GameAcclaim74%
Sega Master System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Bubble BobbleRead Original Review PDF for Bubble BobbleArcade ConversionTaito85%
Donald Duck - The Lucky Dime CaperRead Original Review PDF for Donald Duck - The Lucky Dime CaperPlatform GameSega92%
KlaxRead Original Review PDF for KlaxPuzzle GameDomark88%
MercsRead Original Review PDF for MercsShoot 'Em UpSega81%
RampartRead Original Review PDF for RampartPuzzle GameTengen87%
Shadow DancerRead Original Review PDF for Shadow DancerArcade ConversionSega71%
Nintendo Gameboy
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
R-TypeRead Original Review PDF for R-TypeShoot 'Em UpIrem82%
Sega Megadrive
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Granada XRead Original Review PDF for Granada XShoot 'Em UpWolfteam82%
Marble MadnessRead Original Review PDF for Marble MadnessPuzzle GameElectronic Arts88%
Mario Lemieux Ice HockeyRead Original Review PDF for Mario Lemieux Ice HockeySports GameSega76%
Pit FighterRead Original Review PDF for Pit FighterBeat 'Em UpDomark81%
QuackshotRead Original Review PDF for QuackshotPlatform GameSega83%
Rolling Thunder 2Read Original Review PDF for Rolling Thunder 2Arcade ConversionNamco85%
Super Nintendo
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Super Castlevania IVRead Original Review PDF for Super Castlevania IVPlatform GameKonami93%
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