Friday, July 31, 2020

Electronic Game Player (May/June)

Electronic Game Player (May/June)

Electronic Game Player is a pretty obscure video game magazine mostly because it was short lived. However, it was the immediate predecessor to Electronic Gaming Monthly which was not so obscure... The May/June 1988 issue includes:


  • The Electronic Game Player Great Game Give-Away - Here's your chance to win over fifty cartridges for your Nintendo Entertainment System absolutely free! One lucky winner will get a slew of titles, including games that aren't even available in stores yet!

  • Behind the Scenes at the CES - Grab your V.I.P. pass and head for Las Vegas with Electronic Game Player for an advance look at all of the home games and computer software you'll be playing in the months to come.


  • Video Games Battle Back - With millions of game systems filtering into American living rooms and arcade receipts exceeding $5,000,000,000, the video game hobby appears to be healthier than ever. Some say the wonderful world of electronic gaming has returned from the dead. Others contend that it never had left us. Find out the real story and get an insight on where the major companies plan to go from here.

Also In This Issue...

  • Score! - Top champs give you their secrets to winning at Out Run, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, and Alien Syndrome. Look for plenty of helpful tips in this new expanded section.

  • The Home Front - Get the complete scoop on over a dozen new releases for the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Master System. Be sure to check out Ed Semrad's reviews of Victory Road and Zaxxon 3-D, as well as Wizards and Warrior and Freedom Force.

  • The U.S. National Video Game Team Endorses - A new column you'll find exclusively in Electronic Game Player! The U.S. Nation Video Game Team, the only internationally recognized group of professional game players, lend their special "Players Seal of Approval" to three of the hottest new carts! Read the team's endorsements of Double Dragon, Fighting Golf, and RBI Baseball in this regular feature that spotlights only the very best titles!

  • Logon - Todd Rodgers, Jim Gilliam, and John Styles review Accolade's Test Drive and Card Sharks, Mindscape's into the Eagle's Nest, Data East's Speed Buggy, Q*Bert, and TNK III.


  • Coming Soon
  • insert Coin
  • Interface
  • Press Start
  • Gaming Gossip
  • Next Wave
  • Behind the Screens
  • APA International Scoreboard

...and more!

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