GamePro Subscription Cards (Early 90s)

For this gaming museum post, we have a couple of subscription cards, a postage-paid envelope, and the order form that goes into the envelope for GamePro magazine. Based on the issues of GamePro that I had, these cards are probably from the January 1991 issue. The “Special Holiday Offer” and the two issues shown on the cards being the June and July 1990 issues tend to corroborate this theory.

You can’t see it in the scan but the order form was actually folded and placed into the envelope for who knows how long (well, I guess 26 years). At that time I would’ve been around 12 years old, and maybe I wanted to subscribe but couldn’t so I just folded the order form and pretended that I did. I wonder why I didn’t fill out the form? 🙂

Enjoy yet another piece of video game history.

GamePro Subscription Cards

GamePro Subscription Cards

GamePro Subscription Envelope

GamePro Subscription Envelope

GamePro Subscription Order Form

GamePro Subscription Order Form

GamePro Starfox Flight Manual, August 1993

GamePro Starfox Flight Manual, August 1993

For this daytime museum post we have a GamePro strategy guide for Starfox, included with the August 1993 issue (Street Fighter II Turbo cover). If I remember correctly, this issue came inside a plastic bag, along with the Starfox guide. There might have been a bunch of artwork or graphics on the plastic bag as well, but sadly I can’t find a photo of it. With all the sorting, decision-making, and trashing these past few months, it was probably one of those times when I was too exhausted to take a photo and just trashed it. 🙁 It’s sad but I can’t hold on to every little piece of the past, no matter how much I might feel like I want to.

Even so, this strategy guide is a nice big piece, and now it is up on the internet. A cursory google search suggests that this might be the first PDF’d guide. If so, I’m glad to be able to contribute to video-game-magazine history. Enjoy!

GamePro Starfox Flight Manual, August 1993 (PDF, 19.5 MB)