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Mean Machines Issue 20 - May 1992

Mean Machines Issue 20 - May 1992

Issue Summary

"Everything I do...I do it for yoooooooooooooooou..."

Ahem, sorry. Came over all 'Bryan Adams' then. The big movie hit of the year arrives on the NES, but although the game has enough pulling power to be placed on the cover this month, actual coverage is limited to one preview page right at the back of the magazine.

The major event this month was the UK release of the SNES. Nintendo took out a massive five page advert to promote the new console. The machine was a massive success as we know, but back then it was less certain as Sega's successful Megadrive held a huge market share. MM covered this upcoming console war with a head-to-head comparison of the two machines. The verdict was non-committal, as you would expect from a multi-format magazine not wanting to upset half it's readership.

The amazing Zelda: Link to the Past was reviewed in its Japanese form, the team weren't put off by the fact that they didn't have a clue what was going on and awarded the game a stonking 95% regardless.


Reviews Summary

Nintendo Entertainment System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
HookRead Original Review PDF for HookPlatform GameOcean72%
Joe & Mac - Caveman NinjaRead Original Review PDF for Joe & Mac - Caveman NinjaPlatform GameElite79%
Sega Master System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Bonanza BrosRead Original Review PDF for Bonanza BrosArcade ConversionSega57%
Sega Megadrive
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
CorporationRead Original Review PDF for CorporationRole PlayingVirgin86%
Steel EmpireRead Original Review PDF for Steel EmpireShoot 'Em UpHot B70%
Test Drive 2Read Original Review PDF for Test Drive 2Driving GameBallistic67%
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?Read Original Review PDF for Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?Role PlayingElectronic Arts63%
Super Nintendo
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Smash TVRead Original Review PDF for Smash TVArcade ConversionAcclaim92%
Super SoccerRead Original Review PDF for Super SoccerSports GameHuman73%
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastRead Original Review PDF for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastPlatform GameNintendo95%
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