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These high-quality articles are taken straight out of our printed issues starting from '92.
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 Spotlight Features
      Beam Sega Games to Your TV
     High-Quality Reviews
      Super Mario, Street Fighter, & Much More
 Game Previews
      Exclusive 16-Bit Mega Man Photos
     Tips N Tricks
      Bonus Continues in Cybernator
 Fun Content
      Top 10 Old-School Arcade Games
     Slime Time
      SOTM Spring '93

What About That Other Site?

To the chagrin of our publisher, we are not the only games mag on the scene, nor are we the only website about games and pop culture! For any seasoned "Net Vet" you're aware of the hundreds of other such sites out there. Though we prefer to avoid bringing up web-competitors (we can share, right?), we're handing an olive branch to the folks at Games Domain: A respectable U.K. site with an assortment of analyses. In our view, the more the merrier!

Euro-Tunes or Euro-Snooze?

One of our guilty pleasures here at PyroPlayers is engaging with the infamous Eurovision competition each year. May has returned, and with it, the strange and eccentric bands representing a host of nations - like the Olympics, only talent isn't required. Last year's festivities were won by Ireland's Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan for the agonizingly depressing "Rock n Roll Kids". Hope they pump up the volume this time and allow for some fun music, again!

Paranormal is the New Normal

Curious about strange and unknown mysteries? Take a visit to The Shadowlands, a new website offering glimpses into mysterious creatures, UFO sightings, and spooky ghost stories. There are some answers we may never have, but for everything else, there's the internet!

Time to Find Our E.T.

Our local science wiz, Mark Legend (Sega Shooter Fan), informs us that at an observatory site in Australia, the new Project Phoenix will explore the stars for extraterrestrial signals. Let's hope we find the friendly kind. I'd much rather our friends 'down under' discover Mork than the Xenomorph Queen.

Happy New Year!

We'd like to wish our readers a happy and prosperous new year as we head deeper into the future. New tech is on the way, with more games and reviews to match! Did everyone see Salt-n-Pepa on Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year special? They outshined Hootie, that's for sure.

Street Fighter the Movie

After a long, long wait, Steven de Souza's Street Fighter, based on the hit arcade game, will be released in theaters nationwide this Christmas! If you haven't seen the trailer yet, it will surely blow your mind. Here's hoping Guile, Ryu, and Ken can take down M. Bison with a hadouken or two.

Marvel Action Hour

For all you superhero comics fans out there, you may already be in the know - but for the rest of us, it's super cool news that a new TV block has premiered dedicated solely to the animated adventures of Iron Man and The Fantastic Four. Check your local listings as the station may differ.

MS Paint Web Tool

Wish you could edit or create in Microsoft Paint but use a different operating system? Well now you can! Thanks to the programming ability of Isaiah Odhner of CanvasPaint, everyone can now access the software in your web browser! Click on the title and check it out :)

Featurette: A Primer

In this block, a section we admirably call the "Bonus Featurette," our editors will type up smaller highlights pertaining to a multitude of topics. Everything from a hot new website to a reunion of our favorite hair metal band, be sure to check this column each week!

Feats of Gaming's Legends

 We've launched a brand-new page for our website, an all-new element from our Sept-Oct '93 printed mag. Give a warm welcome to Legends, a short-form area where our reviewers take a look back in gaming history (Yes, our web styling is based on the original Pong aesthetic!) First up are the mascots of the 8-Bit era. On the horizon this month our team will be providing updates to several other sections of the site with plenty more coming down the pipeline.

Sept/Oct Reviews and Previews

 All Reviews and Previews from the Sept/Oct '93 issue of PPM are now posted to the site. Go check out our thoughts on Street Fighter II Turbo on SNES and Mortal Kombat for Genesis! We also made sure to provide a 3DO games update on the precipice of that console's hyped-up launch. The latest edition to our Top Ten Page is now live! Be on the lookout for a Legend-ary update coming your way before this month's end! Till then, Happy Autumnal Equinox!

September Coming Attractions!

Back to pencils, back to books, back to teacher's dirty looks! September is back again and change is in the air. Especially on the gaming scene! Lots of exciting releases were on the forefront back in Sept of '93, and we've chronicled all the big ones. PPM has some fun announcements in store for the site - but just for now we're starting off easy with our newest Spotlight feature on the wonders of "Sega Channel". Check out some new Tips for X-Men and Cybernator too!

Web Updates for July & August

Enjoying the heat? It sure feels like summer here at PPM HQ. A/C blasting and keyboards clittering, with an occasional beach day thrown in. We've added our top-line Spotlight Feature from July '93: Our Summer CES round-up. Our editors have also taken the liberty of adding mag issue summaries to our Cover Gallery page; just click a cover image and see a run-down of what's inside. The latest mag cover will also be available for your viewing pleasure. Lots more in the works, including a brand-new page or two, so stay tuned!

The Coolest Place Around

In July of '93 our editors took a bold, new direction for the mag and dared to include a section not entirely about video games! The CoolZone thus became a staple of PyroPlayers. Keeping up on all of the coolest pop culture tidbits that we feel our readers may enjoy (that means no news about Fabio's choice of shampoo), the Cool Zone is your one-stop shop for the entertainment happenings worth your time. First up is our look at the Jurassic Park juggernaut.

July/August Reviews and Previews

Our resident PPM Wiz Team has uploaded all 12 main Reviews from the July/Aug '93 issue of PyroPlayers Mag to our webpage mainframe. This time we take a look at a slew of fantastic summer titles, ranging from ultra-technical role-playing games to chaotic space shooters. Our highest rated game this issue was Link's Awakening on Game Boy with a perfect score. In addition to our reviews, see our rejuvinated Previews page. We're working on further web updates, including two new Spotlight features, and we hope to have those up real soon!

Top 10

We've added a new featured page named the "Top 10". This section premiered in our May/June 1993 issue and is going strong to this very day! The first iteration catalogued our thoughts on 16-bit scrolling shooters. Check a look over at our Top 10 page!

News Room: A Primer

In "News Room" we will supply you with the latest news striking the world of video games, including routine updates on this very website! We plan bi-monthly uploads from our printed mags: Spotlights, Reviews, Previews and, of course, our Slime of the Season. Whenever we have news, we will notify you of a link to the right web page. [Old News Here!]


Super Nintendo
SEGA Genesis

Konami's cyber-mech hit is loads of fun, but it can get very difficult, very fast! To make things a bit easier, press and hold Down, Up, L & R on the title screen. Then press Start. Now keep those buttons held down and press Start once more. Go ahead and enter a new game, and you'll find 6 bonus credits to continue playing and avoid that crushing Game Over screen! No signs of an invincibility cheat, but we'll try to uncover some more secrets!


It's always a treat when platform games let you enter in a code to resume where you left off. Unfortunately X-Men is lacking in that area. Rest assured, there is a secret Stage Select screen! Press and hold Down, A, and C as the game boots up. At the title screen, press Start, switch your controller to port 2, and hit Start again. Now back to port 1, and press Start. In the control room press Down on the panel you wish to warp to and then jump!

See Below a Cover Scan of Our Very First Issue in October 1992

& For More Cover Art, Journey Within the Halls of the PPM Gallery

Check Out the Side Bar or Player Sitemap Below for Links to Various Features and Reviews!

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