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October 1987 Computer Entertainer

Hot off the presses is the October 1987 issue of Computer Entertainer. Right off the bat it appears that Nintendo has continued its onslaught of software sales this fall. Topping the charts is The Legend of Zelda followed by Ikari Warriors. Kid Icarus seems to have fared slightly better than Metroid. It will be interesting to see if these newer titles rise up the charts over the next few months!

This issue is light on Nintendo news, but heavy on Nintendo reviews. The games that are rated this month from the review editors at Computer Entertainer are:

The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner (3 out of 4 for graphics, 3 out of 4 for entertainment)

Zanac (3.5 graphics, 3.5 entertainment)

Lode Runner (3 graphics, 3 entertainment)

Raid on Bungeling Bay (3 graphics, 3 entertainment)

Star Voyager (2.5 graphics, 3.5 entertainment),

Stinger (4 graphics, 4 entertainment)

Arkanoid (3 graphics, 3.5 entertainment)

Spelunker (3.5 graphics, 3.5 entertainment)

Deadly Towers (3 graphics, 3.5 entertainment)

Spy Hunter (3.5 graphics, 3.5 entertainment)

Sky Kid (2 graphics, 2.5 entertainment)



Apparently there has been some massive confusion with figuring out how to get through the different stages in Capcom’s Section Z. The company has provided detailed maps to Computer Entertainer, so if you get stuck take a look at them for clarification on page 12.

As is quickly becoming the case at retailers across the country with many NES Game Paks, it appears that Broderbund titles in particular have become difficult to find. This is because the company played it safe and didn’t order enough cartridges. So, the editors strongly encourage you to buy those games up if you see them, since they probably won’t last for long with the holiday shopping season upon us.

Read the entire issue below for more details!


Computer Entertainer October 1987


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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