GamePro Issue 25 (August 1991)

Back in August 1991 you would have seen GamePro Issue 25 on the news stands. The cover featured Spiderman doing battle with 4 of his nemesis’s. Just by looking at the cover you can easily tell that Gamepro target audience was probably much younger than it is today. I guess that $1000 in prizes was a decent amount to be won, but not too sure how “The Little Mermaid” could be classified as a Cool Cart? So does anyone remember what is special about August of 1991? Thats right it was the month that the Super Nintendo finally dropped in North America!

GamePro was also psyching us up for their new TV show that was debuting the following month. For our younger crowd, Gamepro actually had a TV show that did reviews of video games. It was hosted by J.D. Roth and some stoner co-host who acted like Keanu Reeves from “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”.  J.D. Roth went on to become the Executive Producer of the hit show “The Biggest Loser”. I think that denim jacket J.D. wore back in 1991 qualifies him for a lifetime “Biggest Loser” award. Oh who am I kidding? I probably rocked a similar look back then.  Lets get onto the contents of this issue….

Pro Review’s

Nintendo Entertainment System

  • Faria
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Adventures of Lolo III
  • Kiwi Kraze
  • Conan
  • Starwars
  • Ninja Giaden III

Sega Genesis

  • Phantasy Star III
  • Fantasia

Game Boy

  • Mega Man
  • Trax
  • Altered Space

Game Gear

  • G-LOC
  • Super Monaco

Atari Lynx

  • Pacland
  • Ninja Gaiden

16-Bit Gamer’s Guide (part 3)

  • Actraiser
  • Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball
  • Castlevania IV
  • Caveman Ninja
  • D-Force
  • Darius Twin
  • Drakkhen
  • F-Zero
  • Final Fight
  • Gradius III
  • Hat Trick Hero
  • Jelly Bean
  • John Madden Football
  • Lakers vs. Celtics
  • Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • PGA Tour Golf
  • Pilotwings
  • Play Ball
  • Populous
  • Raiden
  • RPM Racing
  • Sim City
  • Smash TV
  • Super Bases Loaded
  • Super Battletank
  • Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mega Force
  • Super Play Action Football
  • Super R-Type
  • Super WWF WrestleMania
  • Ultraman
  • UN Squadron
  • Wanderers from Ys
  • Zelda III


  • Xexyz – Passwords (NES)
  • Power Blade – Passwords (NES)
  • Shadow of the Ninja – Nine Men (NES)
  • Splatterhouse – Sound test (TG16)
  • Solar Jetman – Super Password (NES)
  • Dr. Mario – Pick your Pictures (NES)
  • Moonwalker – Stage Select (GEN)
  • Solar Jetman  – Planet Codes w/ 3 or more Men (NES)
  • Gaiares – Configuration Mode (GEN)
  • Warrior of Rome – Passwords (GEN)
  • G.I. Joe – All of the Passwords (NES)
  • California Games – Ride the Sea Gull (Lynx)
  • The Simpsons – Sound Test (NES)
  • Phelios – Lots of 1-Ups (GEN)
  • Tricky Kick – 60 Extra Levels (TG16)
  • Side Arms – Black and White (TG16)
  • John Madden Football – Keep the football when your kicking off (GEN)
  • Power Golf – Play as left handed golfer (TG16)
  • James Pond – Open the exit (GEN)
  • Zalor Mercenary – Full Power-Ups (Lynx)
  • Psycho Fox – Hidden Warp Zone 1-3  (SMS)
  • Power Blade – Sound Test (NES)
  • Kickle Cubicle – Special Game (NES)
  • Kickle Cubicle – Preview of the first boss (NES)
  • Low G Man and Burai Fighter – Begin with 8 Men (NES)
  • Valis III – Level Select (TG16)

Ask The Pros

  • Maniac Mansion
  • Phantasy Star

Short Pro Shots


  • Trog
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Wolverine

Super Famicom

  • Gradius III


  • The Immortal
  • Paperboy

Game Boy

  • Blades of Steel

Pro Report News

  • The Super NES – It’s Official
  • An 8-Bit Adapter for the SNES?
  • Nintendo and Sega Circular Thinking
  • NEC Slashes Turbo-Grafx-16 Price Tag
  • Sega’s Third Party Party!
  • Sega Gets Super “Mario”
  • Wait! There’s More!
  • Capcom”s Greatest Hits
  • Video Game Lock Out
  • Konami’s Six Player Coin-Op

And finally I leave you with this video of the first episode of GamePro TV….Enjoy!

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