Mean Machines Issue 4 - January 1991
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.
|Mega Man 2||Platform Game||Capcom||95%|
|Snake Rattle and Roll||Platform Game||Rare||94%|
|Super Off-Road||Driving Game||Nintendo||84%|
|Gain Ground||Arcade Conversion||Sega||62%|
|Mickey Mouse||Platform Game||Sega||93%|
|Fortress of Fear||Platform Game||Nintendo||80%|
|Pipe Dream||Puzzle Game||Nintendo||87%|
|Battle Squadron||Shoot 'Em Up||Electronic Arts||85%|
|Hard Drivin'||Driving Game||Tengen||51%|
|Gazza's Football||Sports Game||Empire||76%|