Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue #47 – June 1993

Episode 22 – This week on the show, let’s read EGM #47 from June of 1993. This was the very issue that got me into collecting and reading old gaming magazines when I found it at a flea market for 50 cents a few years ago. Electronic Gaming Monthly might be the most recognized and iconic gaming magazine from back in the day, even if it wasn’t the best from an editorial point of view.

These episodes are edited for length and therefore do not feature every single page of the magazine, but are still probably extremely long-winded and definitely not for everybody.

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50 Comments

  1. Buckycarbon on December 30, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Hahaha Cyborg Justice. I used to haul my Genesis to school in middle school and play beat em ups at lunch in the lounge. Cyborg Justice’s strength is that you can build your own robots and fight with friends… but there’s a secret 2 hit kill move that anyone can do, which kills the game. Once you learn that it just because a dance to see who can pull it off first. Otherwise, silly fun, but yeah, kinda boring and sub par to what it could have been.

  2. Brinstar on December 30, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    My parents and teachers would be so proud of me for reading tonight

  3. Prizrak2084 on December 30, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Heh. I remember this one. When I bought my SNES, they had a deal where if you register it, you got Super Mario All Stars for free in the mail. I thought that was awesome. That’s in addition to the standard pack-in of Super Mario World. So, I got 5 Mario games with my SNES! BTW, Super Turrican was cool, but my favorite is Mega Turrican on the Genesis. Some of the best music ever in that game and it just plays really tight, with no slow-down, while pushing the Genesis’ sprite and scrolling capabilities. That game really surprised me by how good and polished it was.

  4. Unspokenfor on December 30, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    I had 4 years worth of Egm issues from 94-98 and my brother threw them all away

  5. G on December 30, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    There is so much nostalgia

  6. Nickolas Ecker on December 30, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    The NES version of Batman Returns is almost better!

  7. Jonathan on December 30, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Cool Spot is underrated. The SNES version is a good time.

  8. Retrogamer Dell on December 30, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    From 92 to 94 was the era I subscribed. I loved this magazine alone w Gamefan and to a lessor extent Gamepro

  9. FallicIdol on December 30, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    RBI is still making mediocre games for the Switch now.

  10. Bubba Mo Seks on December 30, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    omg what a channel man! what a dig. relaxed worthy presentation. delightful era. i was a huge EGM reader back then. (+Mean Machines,GamesMaster)

  11. Marcus Bullock on December 30, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    that mario is missing game sucks ass lol, i hated it because i had no idea it would be so boring

  12. Marcelo B. on December 30, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Mighty Final Fight for the Super Nintendo? That would’ve been interesting.

  13. Card Captor Li on December 30, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I was born in June 1993

  14. yurizaitsef on December 30, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I was born on June 18th 1993. Im 27 now and this makes me feel old. I had nes and super Nintendo and ps1. With my twin brother we played mortal combat. Top gear overdrive, and MACE. Vigilante 8 and the first SOCOM games.

  15. Michael Anderson on December 30, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    I had two letters published one in gamepro subject why are games priced higher then music or movies?
    Second was a EGM subject My rant about a bad review on a game I gave my little girl and she said she loved the game I don’t recall the game today

  16. Matthew Lane on December 30, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Thats a tuff one genisis with sonic or streets of rage 2?

  17. Brett S on December 30, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Nice video!

  18. brandname6 on December 30, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    The drawings on envelopes were always so creative and a highlight

  19. Zyfi on December 30, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Man dude

  20. Zachary Saylor on December 30, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Heh cool, conjured up a buried memory. 5 years old on a road trip to visit my Dad’s side of the family, my father took out the middle seat of the van (I miss that van) and my older brother and I were laying on a pile of sleeping bags and he was explaining Mortal Kombat to me while going over this issue; I kept asking about Gorro and then I would imagine him battling Blanka from Street Fighter on a grain elevator (we lived in the Midwest).
    Thanks for the flashback 🙂

  21. Matthew Lane on December 30, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    I used to get EGM but i dont have a single one left. I read them to death😭

  22. Sloppy Toons on December 30, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Growing up in east Europe and Australia, these magazines always came my way like 2-3 months behind, but without internet it was still cool. I liked American magazines better than the UK ones, as they were way too much opinion. CVG, Mean Machines tries to be funny, but had nothing on Sega Power. And then Edge took that format and was way too serious. American ones like EGM and Game informer has reviews down in little snippets and more people to round that pry up, the rest was just information.

  23. For The Love Of The Game on December 30, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    As a kid in ’93 I remember blowing all my xmas money on Mortal Kombat for the SNES and did not regret it.

  24. Vince A on December 30, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Damn $130 for a console , $400 now a days . I’ve been selling all the EGm magazines I have. I had them all, and gamepro magazines.

  25. Matthew Lane on December 30, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    I liked yo noid i had a friend who borrowed it to me when i was young

  26. Lyle Wiley on December 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    I had this issue! Had hundreds of these magazines I collected and they disappeared when we moved. I was so heartbroken!! Lol!

  27. Samuel Stinson on December 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    I enjoyed Yo Noid! and Cool Spot. Good platformers.

  28. Bob Loblaw on December 30, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    So sad you just skipped over the Mario Lemieux article @26:54

  29. Michael Anderson on December 30, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Mortal kombat Tipper Gore and Congress Nintendo and Sega on the hot seat

  30. JDawg on December 30, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    I remember the Toy’s R Us in my city had the SNES on display to play with Batman Returns on one and Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball on the other. Many, many days going there and playing.

  31. Marcus Bullock on December 30, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    cool spot was a neat mascot they should’ve kept the brand focused on him

    starfox’s style actually originates from a game called Spectre for old computers

  32. Michael Anderson on December 30, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Check your Magazines I had 3 of my letters published in early 90’s gaming magazines

  33. Giovanni Castaldo on December 30, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    RBI baseball 93 was an average game. If I was to rate it I would give it a 4-5. There was definitely better baseball games at the time.

  34. BigPapaPage716 on December 30, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    I think this is the first one I remember from my childhood, thanks for your content!

  35. sc0tt0musprime on December 30, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    I rented Cool Spot so many times as a kid that I could have just purchased the game for less.

  36. ERASE ONE on December 30, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Just got 2002 issue 161 GTA VICE COVER and I’m hooked gonna start collecting them. Great video by the way

  37. hem0gen on December 30, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    I won a Super Gameboy through one of the drawing contest. I wish I could remember the issue. It was either in Gamepro or EGM since those were the mags that I read back then. I remember the drawing was of Earthworm Jim. I need to get some copies of those mags during that time period to find it.

  38. G Peso on December 30, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    i remember getting this when i was a kid. at “the city” mall in orange ca. its now the outlets at orange…. good memories.

  39. Javier Gutierrez on December 30, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    I loved going to BRE Software !! They unfortunately closed early this year 🙁 . Good times

  40. Jon O on December 30, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    I was genuinely excited when these issues showed up in my mailbox. Great memories!

  41. Chris Pacheco on December 30, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    "Just Don’t Smile When They Say You’re Grounded…"😆

  42. Chris Doe on December 30, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    REmember when they came out with an EGM 2

  43. TRJ2241987 on December 30, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    This was my first issue of EGM

  44. fairuz wahab on December 30, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    those were the days

  45. Venom Neff on December 30, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Damn I miss EGM Fuck IGN

    EGM: It’s Over IGN i have the High Ground!

    IGN: You Understimate the Power of Ignorant

    EGM: Don’t try it (Slashes Ign’s Limbs)

  46. ninjacape on December 30, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Sushi X was mostly played by by a guy named Ken Williams. After Williams left, he was then played by multiple editors. Williams returned in late 96 to play Sushi again. When Williams left for good in 1999, the character was retired.

  47. darnez levy on December 30, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    I brought a few gaming mags,here and there back in the 80’s,as early as 82,I believe.But,I started buying them monthly in the 90’s through the early 2000’s.I have tubs of them,still looking brand new!

  48. Strange Aeons on December 30, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    I find it interesting that Night Trap was the #3 bet selling Sega CD game. This would have been around the same time as the government crack down on Video Game violence and the introduction of the ESRB. Night Trap was one of the games that the Congressional hearings really focused on because of the portrayal of violence against women. I wonder if all the attention the hearings gave to Night Trap created a spike in sales….. Food for thought.

  49. Roberto on December 30, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Chris, don’t despise the Game Gear, it’s a great system, somehow it suffered almost the same as the SMS regarding third party support, but I assure you, if you managed to buy it back then and played the great games it has, your opinion would be totally different. You like the Lynx because you had one back then, but, wow, is the GG a much, much better handheld ahead of its time, the NEO GEO Pocket was basically a Game Gear in 1998…
    In any case, you should check at least a top 10 list and try some games.

  50. Jorge Perez on December 30, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Cool spot was awesome. I loved it, I still have it.

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