Mean Machines Issue 9 - June 1991
This issue is historical in as much as it's the only recorded example of Ultraman, that zany Japanese rubber-suited superhero, being on the cover of a mainstream UK videogames magazine. Ah, those were the days...
Alongside the actually-quite-average Ultraman there was another Super Famicom title in the form of the spiffing F-Zero, which I'm sure will need no introduction. Other than that, it was a quiet month on all formats, truth be told. The Megadrive was exposed to the silly-but-fun Wrestle War, whereas the Master System was granted a passable conversion of Capcom's Forgotten Worlds. The only other game of note was the excellent Boy and his Blob on the NES.
This issue also marked the appearance of a certain Mr Richard Leadbetter, who jumped ship from sister magazine CVG. And if that wasn't a big enough treat in itself, there was a free gift in the shape of some glow in the dark stickers, born of the warped mind of Gary Harrod. Mine remain stuck to a wardrobe at my parents house, still glowing away and puzzling guests after all these years. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
Glow in the Dark Stickers. Please see Gary Harrod section on our media page.
|A Boy and his Blob||Role Playing||Nintendo||91%|
|Super Spike Volleyball||Sports Game||Nintendo||83%|
|Forgotten Worlds||Shoot 'Em Up||Sega||62%|
|Gremlins 2||Platform Game||Nintendo||80%|
|Blockout||Puzzle Game||Electronic Arts||91%|
|King's Bounty||Role Playing||Electronic Arts||80%|
|Wrestle Wars||Beat 'Em Up||Sega||88%|
|Epyx World of Games||Sports Game||Epyx||59%|
|Ultraman||Beat 'Em Up||Bandai||77%|