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Mean Machines Issue 9 - June 1991

Mean Machines Issue 9 - June 1991

Issue Summary

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.


Free Gift

Glow in the Dark Stickers. Please see Gary Harrod section on our media page.


Reviews Summary

Nintendo Entertainment System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
A Boy and his BlobRead Original Review PDF for A Boy and his BlobRole PlayingNintendo91%
SolsticeRead Original Review PDF for SolsticeRole PlayingNintendo85%
Super Spike VolleyballRead Original Review PDF for Super Spike VolleyballSports GameNintendo83%
Sega Master System
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Forgotten WorldsRead Original Review PDF for Forgotten WorldsShoot 'Em UpSega62%
Nintendo Gameboy
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
BoulderdashRead Original Review PDF for BoulderdashPuzzle GameNintendo90%
Gremlins 2Read Original Review PDF for Gremlins 2Platform GameNintendo80%
Sega Megadrive
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
BlockoutRead Original Review PDF for BlockoutPuzzle GameElectronic Arts91%
HardballRead Original Review PDF for HardballSports GameBallistic80%
King's BountyRead Original Review PDF for King's BountyRole PlayingElectronic Arts80%
Wrestle WarsRead Original Review PDF for Wrestle WarsBeat 'Em UpSega88%
Amstrad GX4000
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
Epyx World of GamesRead Original Review PDF for Epyx World of GamesSports GameEpyx59%
Super Nintendo
Game TitlePDFGenrePublisherScore
F-ZeroRead Original Review PDF for F-ZeroDriving GameNintendo90%
UltramanRead Original Review PDF for UltramanBeat 'Em UpBandai77%
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