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Issue 10

Super Play Issue 10

August 1993
Release Date: 1 Jul 1993
Pages: 100
Editor: Matt Bielby


Super Play hit double fingers in the summer of 1993, with Final Fight 2 as the cover game. They gave the USA version a respectable 75%, praising the graphics, but found it too easy and with nothing they hadn’t seen before. 

Also this issue, the team went to the Consumer Electronics Show (the precursor to E3) in the US. There were plenty of games to show, with the first look at Mario All-Stars and plenty more information on Street Fighter II Turbo. In their big report they detailed over 150 games coming to the SNES, although besides All-Stars, and an NES redesign there wasn’t any big news from Nintendo. Matt also got a chance to have an interview with Kuniaki Kinoshita, the man leading Konami’s game development division.

WWF Royal Rumble, Striker and Shadowrun were the UK releases this month, Striker was touted as better than any other Soccer game on the SNES, scoring 89%, whilst WWF got a 79%, and the accolade of the best WWF game on the SNES. Shadowrun also got 85% with Andy Lowe praising how the game was presented. Import Wise, Super Turrican got 80%, Bubsy 77% and Sepentrion scored 88%.

TIpped this month was Legend of the Mystical Ninja, whilst they also looked at the ways the Japanese and Americans viewed their games and how they were marked differently. There was also a troubleshooter guide for the SNES, showing readers how to fix any minor or common problems with their consoles. Within the What Cart section they covered a Super Play Classic, which was basically an old game re-reviewed. For this month they covered Legend of the Mystical Ninja, giving it 90%.



  • Different Strokes: The different ways Americans and Japanese view their games
  • Snes Troubleshooter: What to do when it all goes horribly wrong
  • CES: The latest news direct from America's biggest games show


  • Mega Man X
  • Clay Fighter
  • Super Empire Strikes Back
  • Rocky Rodent
  • Alien Vs Predator
  • Pretty Solider Sailor Moon
  • Street Fighter II Turbo


  • Final Fight 2
    Author: Matt Bielby
    Country: Jap
    Score: 75
  • Super Turrican
    Author: Jason Brookes
    Country: USA
    Score: 80
  • WWF Royal Rumble
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: Uk
    Score: 79
  • Bubsy
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: USA
    Score: 77
  • Striker
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: UK
    Score: 89
  • Run Saber
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: USA
    Score: 59
  • Shadowrun
    Author: Andy Lowe
    Country: Uk
    Score: 85
  • American Gladiators
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: USA
    Score: 16
  • International Tennis Tour
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: Jap
    Score: 69
  • Septentrion
    Author: Jason Brookes
    Country: Jap
    Score: 88
  • Dracula Kid
    Author: Jason Brookes
    Country: USA
    Score: 82
  • GP-1
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: USA
    Score: 62
  • Doraemon
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: Jap
    Score: 46
  • Super Black Bass
    Author: Sue Grant
    Country: Jap
    Score: 42

Players Guides

  • Legend of the Mystical Ninja


  • Matt Bielby Editor
  • Sue Grant Production Editor
  • Jonathan Davies Staff Writer
  • Jason Brookes Staff Writer
  • Jeremy Bridgeman Designer
  • Lisa Nicholls Art Editor
  • Zy Nicholson Staff Writer