Gremlins 2 spawned on this issue's cover, and was one of two film sequel adaptations to be reviewed, the other being Ghostbusters II. However, unlike the latter game, Gremlins 2 eschewed the popular side-scroller genre to become an overhead adventure with platform and shooter elements. Players would control Gizmo the Mogwai as he tried to fight the evil Gremlins that had gotten loose. While not as revered as most NES games, Gremlins 2 does still have its fans.
One of the more interesting reviews in this issue was of Punch-Out!!. As some may have guessed from the title and year of this feature, this wasn't the famous Mike Tyson-starring game, but the revised version that replaced the former heavyweight champion with a new final boss called Mr. Dream, who was created especially for this game.
|NES Four Score||Mega Man 2 (NES)||Dr. Mario (NES/GB)|
|Snake Rattle 'N' Roll (NES)||Burai Fighter/Burai Fighter Deluxe (NES/GB)|
|Tips from the Pros - Double Dragon II (NES)||The Chessmaster (GB)|
|Rescue: The Embassy Mission (NES)||Tips from the Pros - Bubble Bobble (NES)||Nintendo World Cup (GB)|
|Bad Dudes (NES)||Tips from the Pros - Faxanadu (NES)||Rad Gravity (NES)|
|Punch-Out!! (NES)||Tips from the Pros - Golf (NES)||Jack Nicklaus' Major Championship Golf (NES)|
|Nintendo World Cup (NES)||Reader tip - Probotector (NES)||Ironsword (NES)|
|Ghostbusters II (NES)||Reader tip - Double Dragon II (NES)||Gauntlet II (NES)|
|Gremlins 2 (NES)||Reader tip - Mega Man (NES)||Turbo Racing (NES)|
|The Amazing Spiderman (GB)||Reader tip - Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (NES)|
|Gargoyle's Quest (GB)||Reader tip - Rygar (NES)|
|Double Dragon (GB)||Reader tip - Bionic Commando (NES)|