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    Default EGM Video Game Buyer's Guide, circa 1992. Intresting stuff!

    While digging through boxes of old gaming mags, I came across the 1992 Video Game Buyer's Guide 1992. Very, very intresting stuff. Among the highlights.

    It seems every game reviewed in 1991 is covered here. Battletoads for the NES got all 9s... jebus, is this the most overrated game ever or what?

    Sonic the Hedgehog beat Super Mario World for Game of the Year. Heh, 10 years later everyone remembers Super Mario World as an instant classic while Sonic is little more then a gimmicky type game.

    Bonk's Revenge was the TG16 game of the year...

    Sherlock Homes for the TG 16 was named most innovative game of the year for it's FMV style game play that they couldn't WAIT to see more of. Heh.

    Holy shit, they reviewd the systems, review crew style.

    NES got a 5 from Steve, 5 from Ed, 6 from Martain, and a 6 from Sushi X.
    SNES got a 8, 8, 8, and 7.
    SMS got a 5, 4, 5, and 5.
    Genesis 9, 9, 9, and 9
    TG 16 got a 6, 7, 6, and 6
    Neo Geo (!) got a 7, 6, 6, 5. How my memory fails me, I didn't even remeber this thing was out in 1992
    Gameboy got a 4, 4, 5, and 3
    Lynx got a 6, 5, 5, and 5.
    Game Gear got a 3, 4, 3, and 4.
    Turbo Express got a 7, 7, 6, and 7.

    They said that in 1992 the Genesis was going to kill the SNES because it could never outperform the Genesis. Heh. Two years later, DKC would undo all of that.

    Well, this helped serve a reminder that people were impressed by anything back in 1992.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    Well, this helped serve a reminder that people were impressed by anything back in 1992.
    Well you should remember that those games WERE impressive in 1992. You can't really judge 1992 with 2003 hindsight colored vision (although it's fun) .

    I still have that issue and remember it well. They were pretty much spot-on. Bonk's Revenge was the shiznit and any type of "video" on a gamesystem pretty much floored you.. but the honeymoon didn't last too long :P

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    Heh, 10 years later everyone remembers Super Mario World as an instant classic while Sonic is little more then a gimmicky type game.

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    Whatever happened to Sushi X?

    Sonic a gimmick game? Lay off the crack rock.

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    Sonic a gimmick game? Lay off the crack rock.
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    Personally, I think that the Sherlock Holmes game was very, very underated. This game should not be confused with crap like Supreme Warrior and Slam City. The FMV for Sherlock Holmes made sense in the context of the type of game it was.

    It was like a Murder Mystery - Who dunnit game. It wasn't in any way shape or form trying to be a real video game, unlike Sewer Shark and crap like that. When I first got Sherlock Holmes for the Sega CD (I never had a Turbo CD), I loved it, and I thought that I would be playing tons of games like that in the future, little did I know that I would never see another game like it.

    It's really too bad that Full Motion Video games got such a bad rap in general, that nobody would dare make another FMV game ever again. Sure, most of the games were total crap, but used in a game like Sherlock Holmes, it made perfect sense.

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