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Magazine #14: Mega Play - The #1 All-Sega Game Magazine
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on December 10, 2014   |   Episode 14 (Show Archive)  

   
Welcome to the 29 Days of Christmas, Defunct Games' annual holiday celebration. For the next month, we'll spend every single day looking back at the best and worst magazines from the 1980s, 90s and beyond. Count down the days to Christmas with humorous and informative videos talking about classic publications from around the world. Will we talk about your favorite old school magazine? Find out when you read the 29 Magazines of Christmas!
Mega Play
[ Publisher: Sendai Publishing | Price: $3.95 | Format: Sega Consoles ]
Today we're taking a look at Mega Play, the first of several system-specific magazines from Sendai Publishing. With an eye for Sega systems, Mega Play offered gamers a nice amount of original content, as well as four-person reviews. Learn more about this EGM spin-off when you watch today's episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas.



Excerpt: The bi-monthly magazine usually ran between 50 and 70 pages, featuring the usual mix of game previews and cheat codes. Mega Play would close each issue by spoiling a popular Genesis game, because that's what game magazines did at the time. And then there were the reviews, which mirrored EGM's popular four-critic review crew design. Unfortunately, the layout didn't allow for reviews longer than 35 words.

On Tomorrow's Episode: Come back tomorrow when we'll take a look at The Adventures of GamePro, the short-lived comic book series found in early issues of GamePro. With only three issues, you'll want to hear about GamePro's many adventures in Thursday's episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas. Still want more? Don't forget to check out last year's 29 Questionable Power-Ups of Christmas. And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, that way you'll never miss a video. See you tomorrow.

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