1990 Electronic Gaming Monthly Video Game Buyer's Guide

December, 1989. The Soviet Union is crumbling. Captain N and the Super Mario Brothers Super Show! premiered that summer, and this month a weird cartoon called The Simpsons will get its own show this month instead of being a segment on The Tracey Ullman Show. There's a really addictive new (Russian?!) NES game called Tetris, the Genesis and the TurboGrafx-16 are brand new, and the 16-bit era is dawning...

What was your favorite game of the year? See if your favorites (and least favorites) match ours when EGM picks the winners of 1989 and highlights the games, machines, and companies that made this the hottest year in the history of video games!!!!!

It really does have five exclamation marks in the magazine. And the font is some kind of prehistoric ancestor of Comic Sans. I wish I was making this up. This is all faithfully reproduced for the ages, with all the bad jokes and everything.

Here we go in the time machine...

(Electronic Gaming Monthly, aka EGM, is published by EGM Media Group LLC, and this is reproduced without permission for scholarship and research. Their website is http://www.egmnow.com/.)

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