This post originally completed on May 21, 2017 at 3:22 PM
On this Sunday afternoon we have the February 1991 issue of Game Player’s magazine.
This issue was a pretty nice one, with many iconic games making appearances. I added quite a few of them (plus some relatively obscure but cool-looking ones) to my playlist after reviewing the scan. Fortunately, it wasn’t too bad despite today being almost as hot as yesterday (scanner did get pretty hot, though). To name a few of the highlights: Super Mario Brothers 3, Populous, Test Drive III, Strider, Dr. Mario, Columns, Wing Commander, and many more. 1990 must have been a great year for games in general.
Some things I wanted to mention about the physical magazine that I keep forgetting to: Game Player’s used a very soft and floppy type of paper; also, a lot of the pages are misaligned. The magazine is glue-bound, and I have been using a pair of kitchen shears to cut off the spine, which shows the volume number, issue number, and “GAME PLAYER’S MAGAZINE”. On some pages the kitchen-shear technique is visible, but luckily you can’t really tell on most pages. Some sources online suggest using a heat gun or blow dryer to melt the glue and pull out the pages, but when I tried this with a different, non-gaming magazine, I found that too many pages curled up, making them difficult to feed into a sheet-fed scanner.
After seeing all these cool games, I think I might just spend the rest of my afternoon playing them. We shall see. As always, I hope you enjoy this issue.
Game Player’s, February 1991 (PDF, 137 MB)