Before I go on, I have to point out that in this instance, “LTTP” means “Late to the Publication,” not “Late to the Party.”
With that out of the way, the publication I (foolishly and sadly) overlooked until today is the second issue of PC Engine Gamer magazine.
Much like this online publication’s first issue, the second issue is short but sweet. It’s also a bit silly, as evidenced by this “Fish and Tips” comment: “If you’re fed up playing [Mesopotamia], why not try this little trick to … play a secret shoot ‘em up. It might be crappy but it’s better than Deep Blue.” (Also worth a chuckle or two: the “Translation Fun” section of “Feedback.”)
There’s more to this magazine than batty bon mots, though; there’s also a countdown of the best shoot-’em-up bosses, an interview (with Feena of Ys Book I & II) and a pair of reviews (of Dragon Spirit and Ninja Spirit),
Anyway, I highly recommend checking it out (here) if you're a fan of the PC Engine or TurboGrafx-16.
See also: ‘It ain’t over ’til the fat Pithecanthropus Computerurus sings‘