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Mean Machines Issue 19 - April 1992

Mean Machines Issue 19 - April 1992

Issue Summary

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).


Reviews Summary

Nintendo Entertainment System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
BattletoadsRead Original Review PDF for BattletoadsBeat 'Em UpTradewest93%
Bugs Bunny's Birthday BlowoutRead Original Review PDF for Bugs Bunny's Birthday BlowoutPlatform GameNintendo35%
Double Dragon 3Read Original Review PDF for Double Dragon 3Beat 'Em UpAcclaim65%
Hunt for Red OctoberRead Original Review PDF for Hunt for Red OctoberShoot 'Em UpHi-Tech64%
Kick OffRead Original Review PDF for Kick OffSports GameImagineer36%
New Zealand StoryRead Original Review PDF for New Zealand StoryPlatform GameOcean79%
Rainbow IslandsRead Original Review PDF for Rainbow IslandsPlatform GameOcean67%
Road FighterRead Original Review PDF for Road FighterDriving GamePalcom9%
Sega Master System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Back to the Future 3Read Original Review PDF for Back to the Future 3Platform GameImageworks68%
Speedball 2Read Original Review PDF for Speedball 2Sports GameImageworks88%
Sega Megadrive
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Art AliveRead Original Review PDF for Art AliveSimulationSegaN/A
Double DragonRead Original Review PDF for Double DragonBeat 'Em UpBallistic59%
Double Dragon 2Read Original Review PDF for Double Dragon 2Beat 'Em UpHalsoft30%
Two Crude DudesRead Original Review PDF for Two Crude DudesBeat 'Em UpData East79%
Super Nintendo
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Contra III: The Alien WarsRead Original Review PDF for Contra III: The Alien WarsShoot 'Em UpKonami95%
F1 Exhaust HeatRead Original Review PDF for F1 Exhaust HeatDriving GameSeta91%
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