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In an effort to get this list back up and available.  Please see the revised / updated / NEW Newsletters list of the past.  This list is specifically around the NES / Sega Genesis / SNES / N64 era.  We didn't quite get into old Atari or anything mid to early 1980s.  That can be a discussion for later.  

Unfortunately no cover pics yet either.  Still have to work those in as thumbnails at a later date.  If you have anything to add, please comment!  WOuld love to know about other issues maybe we don't have listed or you have seen and can help develop this master list.  

 

Publisher - Newsletter Title Cover Photo
Acclaim Masters of the Game  
v1 n1 - Double Dragon II / Iron Sword Cover  
v1 n2 - Back to the future II and III Cover  
Special Sweepstakes Edition - Bart vs the World  
Special Sweepstakes Edition - Bart vs the World (Alternate Cover)  
Special Sweepstakes Edition - Bart's Nightmare  
   
Acclaim The Inside Juice  
v1 n1 - NBA Jam  
v1 n2 - NBA Jam TE  
   
Ascii News  
1991 Summer  
   
Asmik Klue Klub  
Membership Kit  
   
Bandai Gaming News  
Issue 12 - Jan 1992  
Issue 13-14 - Feb / March 1992  
Issue 17-18 - June / July 1992  
Issue 17-18 - August / Sept 1992  
   
Beyond Gaming  
#1 - [Need Cover and publish date information]  
#2 - Godzilla [01/1990]  
#3 - Fist of the North Star [06/1990]  
#4 - Ghoul School [1991]  
   
Capcom Craze Club  
1992 Winter - Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse . Little Mermaid . Mega Man
 
1993 Spring - Final Fight 2 . Goof Troop . Mighty Final Fight  
1994 Spring - Slammasters . Soccer Shootout  
1994 Summer - Super Street Fighter 2  
1994 / 1995 Winter - Xmen . Punisher  
1996 Collector's Edition - Fox Hunt . BoF II . Mega Man Family Poster  
   
Captron Magic  
Vol. III Issue IV - Mascot Cover  
Vol. III Issue V - Ninja Gaiden II  
Vol. III Issue VI - Baseball Spectacular  
Vol. III Issue VII - Game Boy Spectacular  
Vol. III Issue VIII - Johnny Arcade  
Vol. III Issue IX - Holiday Issue  
Vol. IV Issue I - TMNT II  
Vol. IV Issue II - Bart v Space Mutants  
   
Culture Brain  
v1 - Dec 89?  
v2 - Jan 90?  
v3 - Feb 90  
v4 - March 90  
v5 - May 90  
v6 - July / August 90  
v7 - Sept / Oct 90  
Winter Edition - No 7  
   
Eidos Interactive  
Vol 01 - September 1996  
   
Electronic Arts Sports Network  
v1 n1 - Michael Jordan  
v1 n2 - Madden  
v2 n1 - Bill Walsh  
v2 n2 - Shaq  
   
EGM Top Score!  
Issue 1 - Fall 1986  
Issue 2 - Winter 1987  
Issue 3 - July/Aug 1987  
Issue 4 - Sept/Oct 1987  
Issue 5 - Nov/Dec 1987  
Issue 6  
Issue 7  
   
Enix Warrior World  
Premiere Issue  
Spring 1991  
September 1991  
Spring 1992  
Summer 1992  
Spring 1993  
Summer / Fall 1993  
Winter 1993 / 1994  
Spring / Summer 1994  
Fall / Winter 1994  
Spring / Summer 1995  
   
FCI Screenplay  
v1 - Spring 1990 - Phantom Fighter  
v2 - Fall 1990 - CES Show  
v3 - Spring 1991 - Ultima: Quest of the Avatar  
v4 - Fall 1991 - Ultima: Runes of Virtue  
v5 - Spring 1992 - Bard's Tale  
v6 - Fall 1992  
   
Hudson Bee Newsletter  
1989 First Edition w/ mailer and contents  
   
Hubee Network  
v1 n2 - March 1992  
v1 n3 - Dec 1992  
Winter 1993  
   
Imagesoft Player News  
v1 n1 - Dodgeball  
v1 n2 - Spring 1990 - Dodgeball  
v1 n3 - Fall 1990 - Solstice  
   
KEMCO VIP Nooz  
v1 n1 - Spring 1990 - NWC . Shadowgate  
Winter 1991 - déjà vu  
   
Namco Newsflash  
1991 - Premiere Issue  
1992 - Rolling Thunder 2  
Fall 1992 - 3rd Edition  
Fall 1993 - 4th Edition  
   
Natsume News  
v1 n1 - Dec 90  
v1 n4 - July 1993  
   
Neo News / NEO GEO Related  
Issue 04 - Dec / Jan 1994-95  
Neo geo various  
NEO GEO Fan Club v1 n1  
   
Nexoft News  
Winter 1990 - Premiere  
   
Nintendo Fun Club  
v1 n1 - Winter 1987  
v1 n2 - Summer 1987  
v1 n3 - Fall 1987  
v1 n4 - Winter 1987  
v1 n5 - Feb/Mar 1988  
v2 n6 - April/May 1988  
v2 n7 - June/July 1988  
   
Nintendo Power Flash  
v1 - Summer 1988 - MTPO  
v2 - Fall 1988 - Zelda II  
v3 - Winter 1989 - SMB 2  
v4 - Spring 1989 - Cobra Triangle  
v5 - Summer/Fall 1989 - Power Glove  
v6 - Winter 1990 - Dragon Warrior  
v7 - Spring 1990 - SMB 3  
v8 - Summer 1990 - Final Fantasy  
v9 - Fall 1990 - Dr Mario  
   
Sammy Times  
v1 n1 - Spring 1993  
v2 n1 - Spring 1994  
   
SEGA Team Newsletters  
No 1 - Winter 1988 - Outrun  
No 2 - Spring 1988 - After Burner  
No 3 - Summer 1988 - Shinobi  
No 4 - Fall 1988 - Thunder Blade  
No 5 - Jan 1989 - R-Type  
No 06 - April 1989 - Altered Beast  
No 07 - Dec 1989 - Alex Kidd  
   
SETA Controlpad  
Volume I  
Volume II  
Volume III  
Volume IV  
Volume V  
Volume VI  
Volume VII  
Volume VIII  
Volume IX  
Volume X?  
   
SNK Super Player  
v1 n1 - Soldier of Fortune  
v2 n1 - March 1989 - Guerilla War  
v2 n2 - April 1989 - Baseball Stars  
v2 n3 - May 1989 - Meet the Consumer Products Division  
v2 n4 - ??  
v2 n5 - Sept / Oct 1989 - POW  
v2 n6 - Nov / Dec 1989 - Season's Greetings  
   
Squaresoft Ogopogo Examiner  
#1 - Spring 1992  
#2 - Fall 1992 - Mystic Quest  
#3 - Secret of Mana  
#4 - Breath of Fire  
#5 - Final Fantasy III  
   
Sunsoft Game Time News  
v1 n1 - 1988 Premiere  
v1 n2 - Summer 1988 - Freedom Force  
v? n? - Fall 1989 - Batman  
v1 n3 - Winter 1989 - Sun People  
v? n? - Special Christmas Edition 1989  
v? n? - Spring 1990 - Fester's Quester's  
v? n? - Winter 1991 - Hey, We're Back!  
v? n? - Spring 1992 - Lemmings  
v? n? - Fall 1992 - Road Runner  
   
Takara Master Game Club  
Takara Master Game Club Letter, Membership Card, Brochure & SNK Billy Kane Fig
 
   
Taito Times  
v1 n1 - Fall 1989 - Sky Shark  
v1 n1 - Fall 1989 - PC Version  
v2 n1 - Spring 1990 - Wrath of Black Mantra  
   
Taxan Videodiction  
v1 n1 - early 89  
v1 n2 - early 89  
v1 n3 - July 1989  
v1 n4 - September 1989  
v1 n5 - November 1989  
v1 n6 - January 1990  
Summer 1990 - Welcome  
Fall 1990 - Low G Man  
   
The Pit Newsletter / Kombat Klub  
Kombat Klub - Premiere Issue  
v1 - Issue 1  
v2 - Issue 1  
   
Tradewest H.O.T. Shots Club  
Premiere Issue (date unk)  
Summer 1989 - Off Road  
   
TurboGrafx-16 Turbo Edge  
Fall 1991  
Spring 1991  
Spring 1992  
   
Working Design Direct Line  
Issue 1  
Issue 2  
Issue 3  
   
Vic Tokai News  
May 1989 - Duke ToGO  
October 1989 - All-Pro Basketball  
Nov 1989 - Clash at Demonhead  
Dec 1989 - The Wizard  
January 1990 - Electronic Party!  
March 1990 - Tom Grice  
July 1990 - Mafat Conspiracy  
August 1990 - Game Boy Light  
December 1990 - Krions are Coming  
Edited by acidjaguar
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Great list! I have some additional info. The Acclaim Masters of the Game with Bart vs. The World was included in EGM #90 December 1991 as a supplement. Although, there's an alternate cover with slightly different art and without the "advertising supplement" on the bottom. FCI Screenplay have v.3 Ultima: Quest of the Avatar and v. 4 Ultima: Runes of Virtue covers. Sunsoft Game Time News has a Summer 1990 issue with a Journey to Silius cover. Namco Newsflash's first issue has 1991 in the copyright. Inside EASN's first two issue seem to be from 1992, and the last two from 1993.

I love these kinds of publisher newsletters! That and old video game store catalogs

EGM Dec 1991 Pg  001.jpg

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