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August 1987 Issue Of Computer Entertainer

The latest issue of Computer Entertainer has arrived and we finally know what they think of Nintendo’s big summer release: The Legend of Zelda. They gave it a 3.5 stars out of 4 for graphics and a 4 out of 4 for entertainment value – not too shabby! They say that the game “has a very special kind of magic that makes it a ‘must-have’ for every owner of the Nintendo Entertainment System”. We agree.



Computer Entertainer also weighs in on Rygar and Solomon’s Key. Both get good scores, with the former earning perfect marks. See how our scores compare with our review of Rygar and review of Solomon’s Key.



If you’re a Sega fan (how dare you!) then you’ll be happy to see some of the scores of the latest games for the Sega Master Systems. Apparently the 3D glasses work quite well!




You can read the entire August 1987 issue of Computer Entertainer right here.


Computer Entertainer Review Guidelines:






♦ = ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS (1st set of diamonds = quality of graphics; 2nd set = quality of game play and entertainment value)

Any program for a given system is compared only to other programs for the same system. In other words, all C64-compatibles are judged separately from Apple. Some programs, which are virtually identical for multiple systems, will be so noted. When we review software for more than one system, we will note differences and which system we reviewed.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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