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Magazine #18: Turbo Play - The Longest Running Turbo Mag
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on December 14, 2014   |   Episode 18 (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!
Turbo Play
[ Publisher: Larry Flynt | Price: $3.95 | Format: TurboGrafx ]
Today we're taking a look at Turbo Play, which has the distinction of being the longest-running TurboGrafx-16 magazine of all time. But don't get too excited, because this bi-monthly publication only lasted 14 issues. Discover why Turbo Play is better than Turbo Force when you watch today's episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas.



Excerpt: Unlike Turbo Force, which launched a year later, Turbo Play featured reviews. Early on, the reviews were short and lacked a proper score. They eventually switched to a longer format review, which mirrored what Video Games & Computer Entertainment was doing. But still, no score. Six months in, the magazine got the message and switched to a five-star rating, And then, two issues later, to an 10 point rating that also factored in sound, music, graphics and playability. They stuck with this rating until their final issue in August or 1992.

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