Mean Machines Issue 19 - April 1992
Seta's excellent F1 Exhaust Heat graces the cover this month - the Mode 7 racer, although simple-looking now, was impressive stuff back then. The gulf between the SNES and the other consoles was becoming all too apparent, with Konami's Contra Spirits scoring a whopping 95%.
However it was a bad month for Nintendo's other console. The NES was home to the worst game ever reviewed in Mean Machines - Road Fighter. It scored a laughable 9%. The other games reviewed this month didn't help matters either, but Tradewest's Battletoads managed to salvage something for the NES-owning crowd.
The Sega front was rather subdued this month, with no major releases to speak of. Art Alive, Sega's attempt to make the Megadrive a creative tool for stupid kids everywhere, wasn't given a score due to it not being a proper game (although it could be argued that it didn't deserve a score as it looked awful).
|Battletoads||Beat 'Em Up||Tradewest||93%|
|Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout||Platform Game||Nintendo||35%|
|Double Dragon 3||Beat 'Em Up||Acclaim||65%|
|Hunt for Red October||Shoot 'Em Up||Hi-Tech||64%|
|Kick Off||Sports Game||Imagineer||36%|
|New Zealand Story||Platform Game||Ocean||79%|
|Rainbow Islands||Platform Game||Ocean||67%|
|Road Fighter||Driving Game||Palcom||9%|
|Back to the Future 3||Platform Game||Imageworks||68%|
|Speedball 2||Sports Game||Imageworks||88%|
|Double Dragon||Beat 'Em Up||Ballistic||59%|
|Double Dragon 2||Beat 'Em Up||Halsoft||30%|
|Two Crude Dudes||Beat 'Em Up||Data East||79%|
|Contra III: The Alien Wars||Shoot 'Em Up||Konami||95%|
|F1 Exhaust Heat||Driving Game||Seta||91%|