This post originally completed on May 21, 2017 at 1:44 AM
Tonight’s magazine scan is the March 1991 issue of Game Player’s.
Despite its relatively small 100-page size, this issue was a nightmare to scan. Perhaps I shouldn’t have scanned on such a hot day (it got up to 90°F at one point). Pretty much every other page had a random vertical line somewhere. This is the reason why there’s only a single scan tonight.
One highlight of this magazine that I noticed while reviewing is coverage of the Nintendo World Championship. If I’m not mistaken, this was the only one that ever occurred (correction: there was a second one in 2015). This brings to mind the movie The Wizard, which I loved as a kid. Too bad I was a Sega fan.
There was also an article covering arcade machines for the home which I thought was interesting. It would seem that back then, trying to bring the arcade experience home was paramount. Now, arcades hardly exist in America, and some games are even ported from home machines back to the arcade (Street Fighter IV comes to mind). The video game industry has really come far these past few decades.
As always, I hope you’ve enjoyed this trip down memory lane.
Game Player’s, March 1991 (PDF, 138 MB)