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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  1. Brinstar on March 2, 2021 at 10:05 pm

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

  2. Venom Neff on March 2, 2021 at 10:06 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)

  3. hem0gen on March 2, 2021 at 10:07 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.

  4. brandname6 on March 2, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    The drawings on envelopes were always so creative and a highlight

  5. For The Love Of The Game on March 2, 2021 at 10:07 pm

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

  6. Strange Aeons on March 2, 2021 at 10:08 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.

  7. Michael Anderson on March 2, 2021 at 10:09 pm

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

  8. Samuel Stinson on March 2, 2021 at 10:09 pm

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

  9. Bubba Mo Seks on March 2, 2021 at 10:10 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)

  10. Chris Doe on March 2, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    REmember when they came out with an EGM 2

  11. Bob Loblaw on March 2, 2021 at 10:13 pm

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

  12. Buckycarbon on March 2, 2021 at 10:13 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.

  13. Matthew Lane on March 2, 2021 at 10:14 pm

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

  14. yurizaitsef on March 2, 2021 at 10:14 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. TRJ2241987 on March 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    This was my first issue of EGM

  16. G on March 2, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    There is so much nostalgia

  17. ninjacape on March 2, 2021 at 10:19 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.

  18. G Peso on March 2, 2021 at 10:20 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.

  19. Jonathan on March 2, 2021 at 10:21 pm

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

  20. Brett S on March 2, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Nice video!

  21. Sloppy Toons on March 2, 2021 at 10:29 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.

  22. JDawg on March 2, 2021 at 10:30 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.

  23. Chris Pacheco on March 2, 2021 at 10:31 pm

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

  24. Aina Akiyama on March 2, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Hi Man dude

  25. lss155 on March 2, 2021 at 10:33 pm

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

  26. Prizrak2084 on March 2, 2021 at 10:35 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.

  27. Jon O on March 2, 2021 at 10:39 pm

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

  28. BigPapaPage716 on March 2, 2021 at 10:39 pm

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

  29. darnez levy on March 2, 2021 at 10:42 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!

  30. Billy Bob on March 2, 2021 at 10:42 pm

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

  31. FallicIdol on March 2, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    RBI is still making mediocre games for the Switch now.

  32. Matthew Lane on March 2, 2021 at 10:44 pm

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

  33. Michael Anderson on March 2, 2021 at 10:45 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

  34. Nickolas Ecker on March 2, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    The NES version of Batman Returns is almost better!

  35. Unspokenfor on March 2, 2021 at 10:47 pm

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

  36. ERASE ONE on March 2, 2021 at 10:47 pm

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

  37. Marcelo B. on March 2, 2021 at 10:48 pm

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

  38. Jorge Perez on March 2, 2021 at 10:48 pm

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

  39. Javier Gutierrez on March 2, 2021 at 10:50 pm

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

  40. Vince A on March 2, 2021 at 10:51 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.

  41. Roberto on March 2, 2021 at 10:52 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.

  42. Michael Anderson on March 2, 2021 at 10:52 pm

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

  43. Zachary Saylor on March 2, 2021 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 🙂

  44. Lyle Wiley on March 2, 2021 at 10:53 pm

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

  45. Marcus Bullock on March 2, 2021 at 10:53 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

  46. Giovanni Castaldo on March 2, 2021 at 10:54 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.

  47. fairuz wahab on March 2, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    those were the days

  48. Marcus Bullock on March 2, 2021 at 10:56 pm

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

  49. Card Captor Li on March 2, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    I was born in June 1993

  50. Matthew Lane on March 2, 2021 at 11:02 pm

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

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