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|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|
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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.
- Main article: Mega Power/Ratings.
|4||November 1993||1993-10-xx||£4.50||9770969843994-11||Thunderhawk Mega-CD demo disc|
|6||January 1994||1993-12-16||£4.50||9770969843994-01||Psygnosis Mega-CD demo disc|
|10||May 1994||1994-04-xx||£4.99||9770969843048-05||Soul Star Mega-CD demo disc|
|11||June 1994||1994-05-19||£4.99||9770969843048-06||Battlecorps Mega-CD demo disc|
|12||July 1994||1994-06-xx||£4.99||9770969843048-07||Sensible Soccer Mega-CD demo disc|
|13||August 1994||1994-07-21||£4.99||9770969843048-08||FIFA International Soccer Mega-CD demo disc|
|14||September 1994||1994-08-xx||£4.99||9770969843048-09||Soul Star & Battlecorps Mega-CD demo disc|
|15||October 1994||1994-09-xx||£4.99||9770969843048-10||Star Wars: Rebel Assault Mega-CD demo disc|
|16||November 1994||1994-10-xx||£4.99||9770969843048-11||The Lawnmower Man Mega-CD demo disc|
|17||December 1994||1994-11-17||£4.99||9770969843048-12||Mickey Mania Mega-CD demo disc|
|18||February 1995||1995-xx-xx||£5.99||9770969843055-02||BC Racers Mega-CD demo disc|
|19||March 1995||1995-xx-xx||£5.99||9770969843055-03||Lethal Enforcers II Mega-CD demo disc|
|20||April 1995||1995-xx-xx||£5.99||9770969843055-04||Flashback Mega-CD demo disc|
|21||May 1995||1995-xx-xx||£5.99||9770969843055-05||Keio Flying Squadron Mega-CD demo disc|
|22||June 1995||1995-xx-xx||£5.99||9770969843055-06||Time Cop Mega-CD demo disc|
|23||July 1995||1995-xx-xx||£5.99||9770969843055-07||Fatal Fury Mega-CD demo disc|
- Sega Pro, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 10
- Mega Power, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-29), page 88
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- Mega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 96
- Mega Power, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 74
- Mega Power, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 98
- Mega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-xx), page 66
- Mega Power, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-xx), page 67
- Mega Power, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-xx), page 34