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Mega Power
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Backed systems: Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
First issue date: 1993-07-29
Last issue date: 1995-xx-xx
Number of issues: 23
Frequency: Monthly
ISSN: 0969-8434

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Mega Power was a monthly magazine released in the United Kingdom that was aimed specifically at the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Mega-CD market. It was designed to rival the likes of MegaTech, Mega and Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, alongside its sister magazine Sega Pro (which also tackled the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear (and later Sega Saturn).

Mega Power was the first UK games magazine to ship with a cover-mounted compact disc; a demo of Thunderhawk provided with issue #4. Other game demo CDs were released throughout 1993 and 1994, but only became a regular feature from issue #10 (May 1994), when the magazine transitioned towards specifically to covering the Mega-CD. From this point until July 1995, Mega Power was the world's only Mega-CD-centric magazine, though still reviewed "the very best of Mega Drive carts" during this period.

Mega Power came to an end when the Mega-CD's software libray began to dry up, with developers instead focusing on the newly launched Sega Saturn. Sega Pro, which at this point was also offering a CD variant with cover-mounted Mega-CD discs, would find itself re-publishing older Mega Power discs until it too folded after its October 1995 issue.

Ratings

Main article: Mega Power/Ratings.

Back issues

Issue PDF Name Date Price Barcode Extras
1 Logo-pdf.svg August 1993 1993-07-29[1] £1.95 9770969843017-08
2 Logo-pdf.svg September 1993 1993-08-19[2] £1.95 9770969843017-09
3 MegaPower UK 03 cover.jpg October 1993 1993-09-23[3] £1.95 9770969843017-10
4 Logo-pdf.svg November 1993 1993-10-xx £4.50 9770969843994-11 Thunderhawk Mega-CD demo disc
5 Logo-pdf.svg December 1993 1993-11-18[3] £2.25 9770969843024-12
6 Logo-pdf.svg January 1994 1993-12-16[4] £4.50 9770969843994-01 Psygnosis Mega-CD demo disc
7 Logo-pdf.svg February 1994 1994-01-20[5] £2.50 9770969843031-02
8 MegaPower UK 08 cover.jpg March 1994 1994-02-17[6] £2.50 9770969843031-03
9 MegaPower UK 09 cover.jpg April 1994 1994-03-xx £2.50 9770969843031-04
10 Logo-pdf.svg May 1994 1994-04-xx £4.99 9770969843048-05 Soul Star Mega-CD demo disc
11 MegaPower UK 11 cover.jpg June 1994 1994-05-19[7] £4.99 9770969843048-06 Battlecorps Mega-CD demo disc
12 Logo-pdf.svg July 1994 1994-06-xx £4.99 9770969843048-07 Sensible Soccer Mega-CD demo disc
13 MegaPower UK 13 cover.jpg August 1994 1994-07-21[8] £4.99 9770969843048-08 FIFA International Soccer Mega-CD demo disc
14 MegaPower UK 14 cover.jpg September 1994 1994-08-xx £4.99 9770969843048-09 Soul Star & Battlecorps Mega-CD demo disc
15 MegaPower UK 15 cover.jpg October 1994 1994-09-xx £4.99 9770969843048-10 Star Wars: Rebel Assault Mega-CD demo disc
16 Logo-pdf.svg November 1994 1994-10-xx £4.99 9770969843048-11 The Lawnmower Man Mega-CD demo disc
17 MegaPower UK 17 cover.jpg December 1994 1994-11-17[9] £4.99 9770969843048-12 Mickey Mania Mega-CD demo disc
18 MegaPower UK 18 cover.jpg February 1995 1995-xx-xx £5.99 9770969843055-02 BC Racers Mega-CD demo disc
19 MegaPower UK 19 cover.jpg March 1995 1995-xx-xx £5.99 9770969843055-03 Lethal Enforcers II Mega-CD demo disc
20 MegaPower UK 20 cover.jpg April 1995 1995-xx-xx £5.99 9770969843055-04 Flashback Mega-CD demo disc
21 MegaPower UK 21 cover.jpg May 1995 1995-xx-xx £5.99 9770969843055-05 Keio Flying Squadron Mega-CD demo disc
22 MegaPower UK 22 cover.jpg June 1995 1995-xx-xx £5.99 9770969843055-06 Time Cop Mega-CD demo disc
23 MegaPower UK 23 cover.jpg July 1995 1995-xx-xx £5.99 9770969843055-07 Fatal Fury Mega-CD demo disc

References


Sega-related magazines published in the United Kingdom
Future Publishing S: The Sega Magazine (1989-1990) | Sega Power (1990-1997) | Mega (1992-1994) | Sega Zone (1993-1994) | Saturn+ (1995-1997) | Saturn Power (1997-1998) | DC-UK (1999-2001) | DC-Tips (1999)
Paragon Publishing Sega Pro (1991-1996) | Sega XS (1993-199x) | Mega Power (1993-1995) | Dreamcast Magazine (1999-2002) | Dreamcast Solutions (1999)
EMAP MegaTech (1991-1994) | Mean Machines Sega (1992-1997) | Sega Magazine (1994-1995) | Sega Saturn Magazine (1995-1998)
Impact Magazines Sega Force (1992-1993) | Sega Force Mega (1993-1994) | Sega Master Force (1993) | Mega Machines (1993-1994)
Maverick Magazines Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (1992-1995) | Mega (1994-1995) | MegaTech (1994)
Dennis Publishing Sega Zone (1992-1993) | Official Dreamcast Magazine (1999-2001)
Europress Interactive Mega Action (1993-1994)
Rapide Publishing Total Saturn (1996-1997)
Quay Magazine Publishing Dreamcast Monthly (1999-2001) | Dreamcast Strategies (1999)
Magical Media Mr. Dreamcast (2000)