Mean Machines Issue 7 - April 1991
This issue we were given the first taste of the new Nintendo Super Famicom (to be renamed the SNES in the West) - the awesome Actraiser. Enix's God-sim/platform hack-em-up hybrid looked fantastic, sounded fantastic and played fantastic. I remember how excited I was when I saw this review - it just looked light years ahead of anything else, even on the Megadrive. To this day the game features some of the best music I've heard in a videogame. The SNES could sure belt out some decent tunes - it made the Megadrive sounds like a spaz plaything.
Elsewhere, everything else was pretty much put in the shade by Actraiser. Golden Axe Warrior took the good name of the coin-op original and dragged it through the mud. Sega's workmanlike conversion of Capcom's Ghouls n' Ghosts helped matters, but Master System fans will have no doubt been most pleased by the 'classic' review of R-Type. On the Megadrive, sport was very much the flavour of the month with Golf, American Football and Basketball all getting their own games.
A Simpsons pull-out poster. Nothing to get too excited about.
|Rad Gravity||Platform Game||Nintendo||82%|
|Turbo Racing||Driving Game||Nintendo||80%|
|Ghouls 'n' Ghosts||Platform Game||Sega||80%|
|Golden Axe Warrior||Role Playing||Sega||46%|
|Heavyweight Boxing||Sports Game||Sega||46%|
|R-Type||Shoot 'Em Up||Sega||92%|
|Balloon Kid||Platform Game||Nintendo||51%|
|Bomber Boy||Puzzle Game||Nintendo||81%|
|Revenge of the Gator||Simulation||Nintendo||91%|
|Dick Tracy||Platform Game||Sega||82%|
|Joe Montana's Football||Sports Game||Sega||69%|
|PGA Tour Golf||Sports Game||Electronic Arts||91%|
|Super Real Basketball||Sports Game||Sega||79%|