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Issue 12

Super Play Issue 12

October 1993
Release Date: 2 Sep 1993
Pages: 100
Editor: James Leach


James Leach took over the reins of Super Play for issue 12 and brought with him an specially extended Fantasy Quest section providing an explanation of the different types of RPG and featured some of the latest games like Secret of Mana and Breath of Fire. They also reviewed a couple of RPG’s: Dungeon Master scored 88% and Lagoon a pitiful 56%. Games like Ogre Battle and Mystic Quest were also previewed at the end of the feature.

News this month looked into Game Prices, and why the UK seemed to be one of the worlds worst markets for game prices - however all this seemed to be changing with the news that Mario All-Stars and Goof Troop were going for an RRP of £49.99. They also had a look at both Konami and Namco’s lineups for 1994, including the impressive Turles: Tournament Fighters, Legend of the Mystical Ninja 2 and Battlecars. Peter Evans came up with another host of gems from Japan and they also looked at several innovations from Nintendo. The team also gave their predictions for the next 12 months as Super Play was a year old.

Another game scoring well this month was the UK version of unusual top down shoot-em up Zombies Ate My Neighbours, which Zy scored at 89% - praising the innovation on offer. Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing scored a similar 88%, with Cam Whinstanley praising the graphics and uniqueness of the concept. Sunset Rider also scored 87% and Out to Lunch scored 84%, showing that the SNES was due for a superb Autumn.

This month the team covered the first part of the players guide for Super Mario Collection, basically walking you through the entirety of the first Mario Bros game. Jonathan Davies took over Gamefreak for this issue, covering more details on import games. They covered Street Fighter II Turbo within a free guide book, and also some hints and tips within the magazine itself. Super Play Classic for this month was the excellent Super Castlevania IV, scoring 91%.



  • Wildest Fantasies! Super Play explodes the mysteries of Super Nintendo role-playing games.
  • Emergency! We talk to the people at the other end of the Nintendo Hotline.


  • Mario & Wario
  • Desert Fighter
  • Battlecars
  • Pac Man 2
  • Suzuka 8 Hours
  • Prime Goal
  • Pac Attack
  • Metal Marines
  • Aero the Acrobat
  • World Heroes
  • Super Power League
  • 2025 The Special Edition
  • Jurassic Park
  • Zool
  • Holy Sword Legend 2
  • Medara 2
  • Y'S IV Mask of the Sun


  • Lagoon
    Author: Andy Lowe
    Country: Uk
    Score: 56
  • Dungeon Master
    Author: Jason Brookes
    Country: Jap
    Score: 88
  • Yoshi's Safari
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: Jap
    Score: 69
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbours
    Author: Zy Nicholson
    Country: UK
    Score: 89
  • Rock 'N' Roll Racing
    Author: Cam Winstanley
    Country: UK
    Score: 88
  • Sunset Riders
    Author: Dan Jevons
    Country: UK
    Score: 87
  • Kevin Keegan Player Manager
    Author: Tim Tucker
    Country: Uk
    Score: 59
  • Claymates
    Author: Zy Nicholson
    Country: Uk
    Score: 79
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: 'Veediots'
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: Uk
    Score: 47
  • Out to Lunch
    Author: James Leach
    Country: Uk
    Score: 84
  • Super Air Diver
    Author: Cam Winstanley
    Country: UK
    Score: 51
  • Super Back to the Future Part II
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: Jap
    Score: 61
  • Rocky Rodent
    Author: Zy Nicholson
    Country: UK
    Score: 50
  • Super Widget
    Author: Zy Nicholson
    Country: Jap
    Score: 54
  • Japanese Pro Wrestling
    Author: Jonathan Davies
    Country: Jap
    Score: 78

Players Guides

  • The Super Mario Collection


  • Sue Grant Production Editor
  • Jonathan Davies Staff Writer
  • Jeremy Bridgeman Designer
  • Lisa Nicholls Art Editor
  • Zy Nicholson Staff Writer
  • James Leach Editor