Advanced Computer Entertainment (January 1992)

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Cover of the January 1992 issue of Advanced Computer Entertainment

ACE, which stands for Advanced Computer Entertainment was a gaming magazine published in the U.K. in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It covered both computers and consoles. Computer coverage in 1992 included the Amiga, Atari ST, and PC. The January 1992 issue includes:


  • Games News - Spiderman's 30th anniversary celebrated with a new arcade game and an upcoming movie from Sony's Columbia Pictures; B17 Flying Fortress from Microprose coming soon; Gremlin producing sequel to Utopia; Sega starts bundling Sonic with the Megadrive; Japanese gamers camp out for Zelda III; expansion for Wing Commander II coming from Origin; Electronic Arts to release editor for Populous; Namco introduces Starblade to arcades; Bart Simpson, Terminator 2 and WWF Superstars coming to the Game Boy; and more.

  • Tech News - Spectrum Holobyte and W Industries (makers of the Virtuality arcade system) join forces to develop virtual reality games.

  • Letters - Letters from readers about the short length of some games, recent changes in ACE, the CDTV, rising software prices, big game boxes with little in them, and more.

  • In the Works - Previews of games that are in progress including Cyber Fight from Electronic Arts, ATAC from Microprose, and Apocalypse from Mirrorsoft (sort of an updated Choplifter).

  • Previews - Previews of soon to be released games including Bodycount from Strangeways, KGB from Virgin Games, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis from Lucasfilm, Populous from Bullfrog, John Madden's Football (the first!) from Electronic Arts, Fire and Ice from Image Works, and Special Forces from Microprose.

Table of contents from the January 1992 issue of Advanced Computer Entertainment

Table of Contents from the January 1992 issue of Advanced Computer Entertainment (continued)


  • Another World - An arcade adventure game for the Amiga (version being reviewed), Atari ST and PC (DOS) that is reminiscent of Prince of Persia.

  • Epic - A 3D space shooter for the Atari ST, Amiga, and PC (DOS). Compared here to Wing Commander.

  • Populous II - Sequel to the classic Electronic Arts real-time strategy game for the Amiga, Atari ST, and PC (DOS).

  • Wolfchild - An arcade side-scrolling run and gun type game with a sci-fi theme for the Amiga and Atari ST.

Back cover of the January 1992 issue of Advanced Computer Entertainment

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