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May 1990

Issue 53
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Another mediocre tape: Samurai (CRL, 7, April 1987) and a demo of Scramble Spirits (Grandslam).
    Irregular colum SAM Surgeon starts, and reveals plenty of up-coming software titles.
    YS starts it's "Complete YS Guides to..." series, this issue covering beat-'em-ups.
    YS Critics' Games of 1989 announced: first was Stunt Car Racer (Microprose), second Chase HQ (Ocean) and third Carrier Command (Rainbird).

 W Search WoS Archive  T Search The Tipshop  p Original YS page 
 V Read Article  P Read Preview  R Original Review 
 r Re-Release Review  C Compilation Review  G YS Guide Entry 

Top Ten Games

1 
WT
 R C G 
Rainbow Islands/Ocean
2 
WT
 P R G C C G 
Chase HQ/Ocean
3 
WT
 R 
Gazza's Super Soccer/Empire
4 
WT
 P R G C r 
Batman: The Movie/Ocean
5 
WT
 P R G C G G 
Robocop/Ocean
6 
WT
 R 
Scramble Spirits/Grandslam
7 
WT
 R C 
Turbo OutRun/US Gold
8 
WT
 R C C C 
Ghouls and Ghosts/US Gold
9 
WT
 C 
P47/Firebird
10 
WT
 R C 
X-Out/Rainbow Arts

Previews

 WT p
 R C 
Dynasty Wars/US Gold
 WT p
 R r 
Switchblade/Gremlin

Reviews

 WT pV
 R C
Castle Master/Incentive
 93 
 WT p
Super Dragon Slayer/Codemasters
 88 
 WT p
 R
4 Soccer Simulators/Codemasters
 87 
 WT p
Italian Super Car/Codemasters
 84 
 WT p
The Race/Players
 83 
 WT pV
 R G
Klax/Domark
 81 
 WT pV
 R G
E-Motion/US Gold
 80 
 WT p
 R C
Beyond The Ice Palace/Encore
 79 
 WT p
Mountain Bike Racer/Zeppelin
 77 
 WT p
Arcade Trivia Quiz/Zeppelin
 76 
 WT pV
 R
Crackdown/US Gold
 76 
 WT pV
 R
Darius +/The Edge
 75 
 WT pV
 R C
Impossamole/Gremlin
 73 
 WT pV
 R
Oriental Games/Firebird
 73 
 WT pV
 R C
Ninja Spirit/Activision
 71 
 WT pV
 P R r
Cyberball/Domark
 70 
 WT p
 G
F-16 Fighting Falcon/Mastertronic
 69 
 WT p
 R G
1943/Kixx
 67 
 WT pV
 R
Knight Force/Titus
 59 
 WT p
 R C G
Ikari Warriors/Encore
 57 
 WT p
Arcade Fruit Machine/Zeppelin
 55 
 WT p
Psycho Hopper/Mastertronic
 46 
 WT p
 R
Fighting Warrior/Mastertronic
 39 

Misc Reviews

 WT pV
 R
The Hobble Hunter/Compass
 50 
 WT pV
 R
Dead End/Interactive
 40 

Features

 p Contents 
 p Pssst 
 p Cover Tape 
 p Sam Surgeon 
 pv Letters 
 p Program Pitstop 
 p YS Superstore 
 p Input Output 
 p Subscriptions 
 p Back Issues 
 p Reviews 
 p Joystick Jugglers 
 p Tipshop 
 p Bargain Basement 
 p Dynasty Wars poster 
 pv YS Adventures 
 p Future Shocks 
 pv YS Complete Guide To Beat-'em-ups 
 p Critics Games Of The Year '89 

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