Continuing on, tonight we have the January 1992 issue of Video Games & Computer Entertainment. Like the December 1991 issue, this one is also 176 pages. It’s interesting to note that the next issue goes back down to 128 pages. Since magazines usually arrive a month before their cover date, I would surmise that the increase in pages has to do with the increased advertising during the holiday shopping season.
Highlights from this issue include a technical guide to the SNES, strategy guides for Phantasy Star III and Star Tropics, and reviews for some classics such as Super Ghouls and Ghosts, Super Castlevania IV, and Wing Commander II.
Lastly, my apologies for the condition of this issue. As in previous scans, there was some mailing damage, but I also noticed some (oil?) stains on a few pages. Ew!
Video Games & Computer Entertainment, January 1992 (PDF, 247 MB)
Here’s the biggest VG&CE yet that I’ve scanned, the December 1991 issue coming in at 176 pages (not including the subscription cards). Our duplex scanner, which is getting old, has problems with heat and dust, resulting in vertical colored lines appearing on certain pages. I have to painstakingly go through each page, look for the vertical lines, and then re-scan with the reverse sensor. In the end, when I get to browse my old magazines on my tablet without any visual artifacts, it’s all worth it.
This is also the second magazine I’ve scanned that features Joe Montana on the cover. Being raised in San Francisco and all, he’s a legend and well-respected, but you have to admit, the covers are kind of cheesy. Luckily, I think that’s it for Joe Montana covers.
That’s it for tonight. The scanning grind continues tomorrow. Good night.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment, December 1991 (PDF, 239 MB)