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Mean Machines Issue 4 - January 1991

Mean Machines Issue 4 - January 1991

Issue Summary

Megaman (or Rockman as he's known in Japan, fact fans) was the cover star for the fourth issue of Mean Machines. Gary Harrod's stunning artwork really shines. The game was also somewhat on the stunning side, and was rewarded a whopping 95% by the team.

Rare (later the makers of Goldeneye, Donkey Kong Country and, er, Starfox Adventures) unleashed two storming NES titles in shape of Pinbot and Snake Rattle and Roll. Both scored in the 90's and caused much mirth and merriment with the Mean Machines staff.

The Megadrive had what can only be called an 'off' month, with a ropey conversion of the arcade bore 'em up Hard Drivin'. EA's port of the Amiga shooter Battle Squadron faired better.

On both Sega formats there was Moonwalker - the game of the (rather dodgy) movie. It featured Michael Jackson saving kids - you couldn't make it up, etc.


Reviews Summary

Nintendo Entertainment System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Mega Man 2Read Original Review PDF for Mega Man 2Platform GameCapcom95%
PinbotRead Original Review PDF for PinbotSimulationRare90%
ProbotectorRead Original Review PDF for ProbotectorPlatform GameKonami73%
Snake Rattle and RollRead Original Review PDF for Snake Rattle and RollPlatform GameRare94%
Super Off-RoadRead Original Review PDF for Super Off-RoadDriving GameNintendo84%
Sega Master System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Gain GroundRead Original Review PDF for Gain GroundArcade ConversionSega62%
Mickey MouseRead Original Review PDF for Mickey MousePlatform GameSega93%
MoonwalkerRead Original Review PDF for MoonwalkerPlatform GameSega80%
Nintendo Gameboy
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Fortress of FearRead Original Review PDF for Fortress of FearPlatform GameNintendo80%
PacmanRead Original Review PDF for PacmanArcade ConversionNintendo80%
Pipe DreamRead Original Review PDF for Pipe DreamPuzzle GameNintendo87%
SpidermanRead Original Review PDF for SpidermanPlatform GameNintendo85%
Sega Megadrive
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Battle SquadronRead Original Review PDF for Battle SquadronShoot 'Em UpElectronic Arts85%
Hard Drivin'Read Original Review PDF for Hard Drivin'Driving GameTengen51%
MoonwalkerRead Original Review PDF for MoonwalkerPlatform GameSega81%
Amstrad GX4000
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Gazza's FootballRead Original Review PDF for Gazza's FootballSports GameEmpire76%
SwitchbladeRead Original Review PDF for SwitchbladePlatform GameGremlin91%
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