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    Letters Press Start: Gaming News: Echoes Locations (Metroid Prime 2 for GameCube), Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2), DS Advancements, EGM International, At Ease Soldier, Kingdom Hearts II (PS2), Arrested Development, Celebrity Gamer with Jonathan Davis, Training Day, Afterthoughts: Fable (Xbox), Online This Month, California Dreamin' (Grand Theft Auto San Andreas for PS2), Show & Tell: Jak 3 (PS2), Worn Identity, Free At Last! (wireless joypads), Cheap Tricks, Rumor Mill, The Hot Ten, Coming Soon Net Gains: · 25 to Life (PS2, Xbox) · Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 (PS2, Xbox) · First to Fight: Close Combat (Xbox) · Goldeneye: Rogue Agent (PS2, Xbox) · Call of Duty: Finest Hour (PS2, Xbox) · Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal (PS2) · Conker: Live and Reloaded (Xbox) · Brothers in Arms (PS2, Xbox) · Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox) · Area 51 (PS2) · Project: Snowblind (PS2, Xbox) · Gungriffon (Xbox) · S.L.A.I. Phantom Crash (PS2) · MechAssault 2 (Xbox) · Forza Motorsport (XB) · Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition (PS2, Xbox) · Need for Speed Underground 2 (PS2, Xbox) · ATV Offroad Fury 3 (PS2) · Rise of the Kasai (PS2) · Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 (PS2) · Champions: Return to Arms (PS2) · Iron Phoenix (Xbox) · Capcom Fighting Evolution (XB) · Fight Club (PS2, Xbox) Cover Story: When Aliens Attack - Halo 2 (Xbox) 1up.com Wireless Guide: Mobile RPGS Take Over Japan, Rifts: Promise of Power Review Crew: · Tony Hawk's Underground 2: World Destruction Tour (PS2, Xbox) · Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (PS2, Xbox) · Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone (PS2, Xbox) · Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Robotech: Invasion (PS2, Xbox) · Mortal Kombat: Deception (PS2, Xbox) · FIFA Soccer 2005 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Conflict: Vietnam (PS2, Xbox) · NBA Live 2005 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · ESPN NBA 2K5 (PS2, Xbox) · Blood Will Tell (PS2) · King of Fighters: Maximum Impact (PS2) · Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2) · Guilty Gear Isuka (PS2) · Monster Hunter (PS2) · Men of Valor (Xbox) · Otugi 2: Immortal Warriors (Xbox) · Mega Man Zero 3 (Game Boy Advance) · Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GameCube) Tricks of the Trade: · Madden NFL 2005 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PC) · Sly 2: Band of Thieves (PS2) · Fable (Xbox) · Pokémon Firered & Leafgreen (Game Boy Advance) · WWE Day of Reckoning (GameCube) · Driv3r (PS2, Xbox) · Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow (Xbox) · MVP Baseball 2004 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Silent Hill 4: The Room (PS2) Game Over Next Month
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    Features: Letter From the Editor (GamePro's going monthly starting in November, dudes! Totally tubular!) The Mail (You write, the Pros respond) The Cutting Edge (new hardware previewed for your pleasure): Hudson Soft's Joycard Sansui SSS controller (NES) Happ Control's Professional Control Pad (NES) Atari Lynx portable system ProClassics (Sega's Fantasy Zone on the Master System gets the ProView treatment this issue.) The Adventures of GamePro (Alex West's adventures in the world of video games continue in Chapter 2: Revelations!) GamePro Reader Survey Contest (Send us your personal information, and you could win a TurboGrafx-16, a couple games, or a t-shirt) Overseas ProSpects (Dragon Spirit for the TG-16) ProNews Report (Taito's "Say Rap, Say Taito, Say Yo!" sweepstakes, Capcom donates games to hospitals, new TG-16 titles announced by NEC, Galaxy of Electronic Games is coming to the San Jose Convention Center, KOEI's recreating the past, and a list of different companies' game counselor help lines) Industry ProFiles (Steve Massey visits Acclaim to interview CEO Greg Fischbach, while Vince Vosti checks in with Konami) ProChallenge Board (Think you've got what it takes to topple the titans? Submit your scores already!) Puzzle Challenge answers Hot at the Arcades: Cyberball (Atari) Arch Rivals (Bally Midway) Twin Eagle (Taito) ProViews: 720 Degrees (NES) Phantom Fighter (NES) DuckTales (NES) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES) Alex Kidd in High Tech World (SMS) Reggie Jackson Baseball (SMS) Wonderboy III (SMS) Phantasy Star (SMS) Karateka (7800) Rampage (7800) World Class Baseball (TG16) S.W.A.T. (Secret Weapons and Tactics): Fantasy Zone (SMS) Phantom Fighter (NES) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (NES) Action Fighter (SMS) Gauntlet (NES) Zanac (NES) Trojan (NES) Marble Madness (NES) Racket Attack (NES) Adventures of Lolo (NES) Star Force (NES) Bases Loaded (NES) Star Force (NES) Power Strike (SMS) Cyborg Hunter (SMS) S.W.A.T. Tactics (strategies): Bases Loaded (NES) Lord of the Sword (SMS) Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) Hoops (NES) Black Belt (SMS) Tower Toppler (7800) Airball (7800) Phantasy Star (SMS) Mighty Bomb Jack (NES) Reader Tips (reader-submitted hints and cheats): Super Pitfall (NES) Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) Life Force (NES) 1943 (NES) Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road (NES) Enduro Racer (SMS) Transbot (SMS) Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS) Alien Syndrome (SMS) Rastan (SMS) Ask the Pros (readers beg for help, the Pros respond): Metroid (NES) Karnov (NES) Golvellius (SMS) Ads (in order of appearance): Taito "Say Rap, Say Taito, Say Yo!" Sweepstakes Adventures of Lolo (NES) / Rollerball (NES) Activision's Excellent Nintendo Sweepstakes Air Fortress (NES) / Vegas Dream (NES) Mega Man 2 (NES) / Strider (NES) Bases Loaded (NES) Power Glove (NES) Fester's Quest (NES) World Championship Wrestling (NES) PCGames magazine subscription Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach (NES) / Monster Party (NES) / Shooting Range (NES) / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES) / Street Cop (NES) / Wild Boys (NES/Unreleased) TurboGrafx-16 system Toys 'R' Us GamePro-branded merchandise Super Dodge Ball (NES) Bad Dudes (Multiple systems) TAXAN's Star Soldier sweepstakes Nobunaga's Ambition (NES) GamePro magazine subscription Hudson Joycard Sansui SSS controller (NES) / Adventure Island (NES) / Milon's Secret Castle (NES) / Bomberman (NES) / Adventures of Dino Riki (NES) The Ultimate Game Club mail-order service Sega Genesis hardware Blades of Steel (NES) / Double Dribble (NES) / Track & Field II (NES) Notable Stuff: Activision is still trying to ruin everybody's day by giving out copies of their games in a sweepstakes. Jeff Westermann of Sacramento, CA wrote in to complain about the lack of Atari 2600 coverage despite there being more 2600 units out there than anything else. This is the 2019 equivalent of someone complaining to Game Informer that they waste too much time on PlayStation 4 stuff when the PlayStation 2 was the best-selling home console of all time. At some point, Jeff, you gotta move on. Happ Control's Professional Control Pad looks like a straight rip-off of Sega's original 3-button Genesis controller, right down to the design of the D-Pad, its black colour scheme, angled button arrangement, and arched design. Sunsoft's design for their Fester's Quest ad gets recycled for other games as well, with only the image on the TV screen and the ad copy changed. It's still the same kid clutching his NES controller, staring into the television. Speaking of rip-offs, TAXAN pillaged their alien artwork from the xenomorphs of "Alien" and "Aliens". It wasn't enough for "The Adventures of GamePro" to rip off The Last Starfighter last issue; now they have to rip off TRON as well. "Wild Boys" was an unreleased game by Bandai. Back in 2015, a test copy of it was found on eBay...having already been gutted to serve as a test cart for Kickle Cubicle. The ProViews of Alex Kidd in High Tech World and Reggie Jackson Baseball are in the Nintendo section for some reason. GamePro just cannot make up their minds about subscription prices: now we're up to $19.97 for twelve issues. What happened to people who paid $13.97 for their subscriptions just two months back? International subscribers need to tack an extra $10 on to that price now, instead of the $5 bump charged two months ago. Greg Fischbach of Acclaim (a company noted for publishing a crap-ton of awful licensed games) has this to say about the company's approach to licensed software: "If the consumer thinks that you've deceived him by using [a] popular license such as Rambo or Wrestlemania, and then haven't been able to follow through with a product that's on it--you only get one chance to do that. [...] Licenses can't just be used willy-nilly." And yet... GamePro mixed up "Taito Software, Inc." with "Taito of America" last issue. Oops!
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    Letters Press Start: Gaming News: PS3: Work in Progress, Best Offers, San Andreas Visitor's Guide: The Countryside (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for PS2), EGM International, Men of Valor: Vietnam (Xbox), New School, Auto Erotica, Interview with WWE Diva Torrie Wilson, Online This Month, Rumor Mill, The Hot Ten, Coming Soon Second Comings: · Tony Hawk's Underground 2: World Destruction Tour (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Prince of Persia 2 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · NFL Street 2 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Sly 2: Band of Thieves (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Halo 2 (Xbox) · Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GameCube) Cover Story: The World is Yours - Scarface (PS2, Xbox) Review Crew: · NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Street Racing Syndicate (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · ESPN NHL 2K5 (PS2, Xbox) · NHL 2005 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2, Xbox) · Catwoman (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Armored Core: Nexus (PS2) · Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires (PS2) · Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS2) · Viewtiful Joe (PS2) · Astro Boy (PS2) · Hot Shots Golf Fore! (PS2) · Phantom Brave (PS2) · Spy Fiction (PS2) · Guilty Gear X2 #Reload (PS2, Xbox) · Sudeki (Xbox) · Pikman 2 (GameCube) · Amazing Island (GameCube) Tricks of the Trade: · Madden NFL 2005 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow (Xbox) · Mega Man Anniversary Collection (PS2, GameCube) · Driv3r (PS2, Xbox) · Spider-Man 2 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · PSI Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (PS2, Xbox) · MLB Slugfest: Loaded (PS2, Xbox) · NCAA Football 2005 (PS2, Xbox) Game Over Next Month
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    Editorial Letters to the Editors Press Start: Gaming News Q-Man Gossip For Your Eyes Only: · Castlevania (PS2) · Onimusha 3 (PS2) · Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain (PS2) · Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance) · The Suffering (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Onimusha Buraiden (PS2) · Espionage (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Wrath (PS2, Xbox) · Full Throttle 2 (PS2) · Chaos Legion (PS2) · Virtual On: Marz (PS2) · Maximo vs. The Army of Zin (PS2) · Otugi: Myth of Demons (Xbox) · Rise to Honor (PS2) · Batman: Rise of Sin-Tzu (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Fatal Frame 2 (PS2) · X-Files: Resist or Serve (PS2, Xbox) · Kya (PS2) · Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance (PS2, Xbox) · Alias (PS2, Xbox) · Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · X-Men: Legends (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 (PS2, Xbox) · Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (PS2, Xbox) · Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time (PS2) · Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (PS2) · Drag-On Dragoon (PS2) · Disgaea: The Hour of Darkness (PS2) · Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Socom 2 (PS2) · Spy Hunter 2 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Team SAS (PS2, Xbox) · Narc (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty (PS2, Xbox) · Drake (Xbox) · Roadkill (PS2) · Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder (Xbox) · Blowout (PS2, Xbox) · Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (Xbox) · Ratchet & Clank 2 (PS2) · Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (GameCube) · Madden NFL 2004 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation) · Amped 2 (Xbox) · NFL 2K4 (PS2, Xbox) · NFL GameDay 2004 (PS2) · NCAA Football 2004 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · NFL Blitz Pro (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · NBA Live 2004 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · NCAA Final Four 2004 (PS2) · NBA Ballers (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · NHL 2K4 (PS2, Xbox) · NHL Hitz Pro (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · FIFA 2004 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation) · Downhill Domination (PS2) · Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · WWE Raw 2 (Xbox) · Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (Game Boy Advance) · Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II (Game Boy Advance) · Onimusha Tactics (Game Boy Advance) · Rock 'n' Roll Racing (Game Boy Advance) · Sonic Pinball Party(Game Boy Advance) · WWE Wrestlemania XIX (GameCube) Tour de Force - Star Wars: Rebel Strike (GameCube) Wireless Gaming Review Review Crew: · Midnight Club II (PS2) · Batman: Dark Tomorrow (GameCube) · Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Xbox) · Lost Kingdoms II (GameCube) · Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Xbox) · Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 (PlayStation) · Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Game Boy Advance) · Mega Man: Network Transmission (GameCube) · Choplifter: Crisis Shield (PS2) · Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color (PS2) · Sonic Adventure DX (GameCube) · Motor Trend Presents: Lotus Challenge (Xbox) · Burnout 2: Point of Impact (GameCube) · Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (GameCube, Game Boy Advance) · .hack Part 2: Mutation (PS2) · Conflict: Desert Storm (GameCube) · Auto Modellista (PS2) · Inside Pitch 2003 (Xbox) · Warioware Inc.: Mega Microgame$ (Game Boy Advance) · Mega Man Battle Network 3 (Game Boy Advance) Tricks of the Trade: · Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus (Xbox) · Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (PS2) · Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2) · ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) · Colin McRae Rally 3 (PS2, Xbox) · Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire (Game Boy Advance) · The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GameCube) Game Over
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    Primary Systems Coverage Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Game Boy --- (Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity. With the exception of some news stories and awards, this issue consists entirely of NES coverage.) Editor's Notes (approx. 1/4th page; editorial by Leslie Mizell; issue synopsis) You Asked For It - Mega Man 2 (2 pages; reader Q&A tips and tricks) Little Nemo: The Dream Master (7 pages; game overview and strategies with lots of screenshots; includes 1/2 page 'Winsor McCay: An American Original' section) Game Player's Annual Videogame Awards 1990 (2 pages; NES and GB awards) Super Strategy (each a 5-page NES strategy guide, complete with game overview and lots of screenshots) The California Raisins: The Grape Escape Destiny of an Emperor Dick Tracy Gremlins 2: The New Batch Magician Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom Skull & Crossbones Ultima: Quest of the Avatar Hot Hits (NES; each a 2-page overview with screenshots) Adventure Island II Circus Caper Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu Ultimate Basketball GUIDElines (approx. 4 pages; news & products; not shown unless noted) Three Win Nintendo World Championship (photo: William B. White Jr. (Nintendo of America), Robert Whiteman (18-over champion), Jeff Hansen (11-and-under champion), Thor Ackerland (12-17 champion), Howard Phillips (Nintendo of America)) Lucasfilm and JVC Make Nintendo Deal (Star Wars trilogy; Star Wars (NES) announced) Take a Tengen Home (Tengen games (NES, TG16, Gen) sold in video stores; Gauntlet shown) Pig-Napping Is a Criminal Offense (Jim Henson's Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival (NES), shown) Game Companies Play Christmas Elves (Capcom partners with San Francisco Police Activities League for used game donation program, Acclaim donates ten thousand SuperPlay handheld games to Operation Desert Shield soldiers) Break the Bank in Vegas Dream (NES, shown) Ancient Chinese Warfare (Bandit Kings of Ancient China (NES), shown) Princess Blobette for Game Boy (shown)
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Gameboy --- (Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity. Games for NES unless noted.) Editor's Notes (approx. 1/4 page; editorial; upcoming 1990 games and accessories; monthly publication schedule announced) Game Player's Mailbag (2 pages; reader Q&A mail; Pen-Pal requests; discussed) Bionic Commando IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II Mega Man 2 Metal Gear Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Monster Party Ninja Gaiden Shadowgate Simon's Quest: Castlevania II Super Mario Bros. 3 You Asked For It: Answers To Dragon Warrior (2 pages; reader Q&A with screenshots) Final Fantasy Legend (3 pages; GB; game overview and strategies with screenshots) A Diamond Dozen (7 pages; baseball video games guide; includes one page introduction and overviews of the following (each approx. 1/2 page with screenshots)): Baseball Simulator 1.000 Bases Loaded Bases Loaded 2: The Second Season Tecmo Baseball Baseball Stars Bad News Baseball R.B.I. Baseball R.B.I Baseball 2 Little League Baseball Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball Bases Loaded GB (GB) Baseball Game Boy (GB) SUPER STRATEGY (strategy guides; 5 pages each with loads of screenshots) Astyanax Code Name: Viper NARC Rescue Rangers (Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers) Skate or Die 2: Search for Double Trouble (Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble) Snake's Revenge Solstice Swords and Serpents (includes map) HOT HITS (game overviews with screenshots, 2 pages each) Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing Boulder Dash Championship Bowling Chiller Klax Spot Thunderbirds Toobin' GUIDElines (5 pages; news and products; not shown unless noted; topics:) Let The Game Genie Grant Your Wishes (Game Genie; accessory & screenshot shown) It's A Miracle! (The Miracle keyboard accessory (shown)) Look Ma - No Hands (Konami LaserScope accessory; concept art & hardware shown) Coming Soon To A Store Near You (mentioned; not shown unless noted:) Mega Man 3 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (shown) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Dick Tracy Gremlins II Total Recall (shown) Ghostbusters II (GB) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Beetlejuice Back to the Future II & III Double Dare Family Feud Classic Concentration Super Password Mission: Impossible The Lone Ranger Gilligan's Island The Simpsons U.S.M.C. Harrier (shown) Arch Rivals WWF Superstars (GB) Galaxy 5000 The Adventures of Rad Gravity (shown) The Game of Harmony Heavyweight Championship Boxing Malibu Beach Volleyball (NES,GB) Ultimate Basketball Pyros Ninja Crusaders Ninja Taro Silver Surfer Catrap (GB) WURM Frankenstein U-Force Power Games Hatris (NES (shown),GB) Pipe Dream (NES,GB) DuckTales (GB) Gargoyle's Quest (GB) The California Raisins Street Fighter 2010 (Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight) Destiny of an Emperor Escape from Atlantis King Neptune's Adventure Dragon's Lair (NES,GB) Star Stingray Lock n' Chase (GB) Burgertime (GB) Side Pocket (GB) Dead Heat Scramble (GB) Ultima (GB) Heroes of the Lance (Dragonlance: Heroes of the Lance) Ultima: Quest of the Avatar The Bard's Tale Wheel of Fortune (GB) Jeopardy (GB) The Chessmaster (GB) Jim Henson's Muppet Adventure The Hunt for Red October Adventure Island II Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom Monster Truck Rally World Trophy Soccer R-Type Mechanoids (NES,GB) Pinball Quest Maniac Mansion (shown) Last Ninja Deja Vu North and South Happy Birthday Bugs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (GB; shown) Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad (GB) Pirates Ski or Die NBA All-Star Challenge (GB) Pictionary The Punisher Mercenary Force (GB) Mousetrap Hotel (GB) Jordan vs. Bird: One on One (GB; shown) Super Scrabble (GB) Paperboy (GB) Dirty Harry Bruce Lee Lives Conan: The Mysteries of Time Gauntlet II Ishido (GB) Wizardry Faria Dr. Mario (GB) Balloon Kid (GB) Radar Mission (GB) Isolated Warrior New Kids on the Block Drac's Night Out Heavy Shreddin' Monster Master Chase HQ (GB) Puttmaster G.I. Joe Godzilla (GB) Dweebers (GB) DIRECTORY (1 page; game company directory)
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    Primary Systems Coverage Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Game Boy Sega Master System Sega Genesis Atari Lynx PC Amiga NEC TurboGrafx-16 arcade ------ (Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity.) The Editors View (1 page; editorial by Tom Halfhill; Super Mario Bros. 3, Ultima VI: The False Prophet) The Tip Sheet (2 pages; letters column focusing on reader tip requests and submissions; discussed, none shown:) Ninja Gaiden (NES) Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES) Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Gen) King's Quest IV Strider (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) Shinobi (SMS) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) Player's World Nintendo World Championships! (2 pages) Dragon Quest IV Fever Sweeps Japan (1 page) Face To Face... With Jason Hervey (1 page; celebrity interview) Nintendo News - Bring On The Games (5 pages; includes sections "Tipsy Ninjas?" , "A Mad Dash", "The Scorpion Deathlock"; NES games shown:) The Battle of Olympus Destination Earthstar The Mafat Conspiracy (Golgo 13) Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu Raid 2020 Shinobi After Burner Alien Syndrome Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum Heavy Barrel Al Unser Jr. Turbo Battle Chess Target: Renegade Wrath of the Black Manta Tecmo World Wrestling Xexyz Game Boy Players - Games Galore! (3 pages; includes sections "Web Wars" and "Brawl Games"; shown:) The Amazing Spider-Man Wizards & Warriors Chapter X: The Fortress of Fear Fist of the North Star NFL Football Nemesis The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle Arcade Action - Exterminator (2 pages; shown) PC Players - Deja Vu II and Clue (4 pages; both games shown) Sega Players - Previews Of Upcoming Games (3 pages; games shown:) Psycho Fox (SMS) Ghostbusters (Gen) Herzog Zwei (Gen) Amiga Players - Amiga Meets Nintendo (2 pages; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; shown) Turbo Players - Military Madness (3 pages; TG16; includes sections "Built-In Manual", "How To Play", "Strategy Hints"; shown) Atari Safari - Gauntlet: The Third Encounter (1 page; Lynx) Nintendo Game of the Month: Super Mario Bros. 3 (8 pages; NES; strategy guide) Sega Genesis Game of the Month: Rambo III (6 pages; strategy guide) Computer Game of the Month: Ultima VI: The False Prophet (5 pages; PC; strategy guide) Game Reviews (1 page each; all shown) Cratermaze (TG16) Evert & Lendl in Top Players' Tennis (NES) Shinobi (NES) Snoopy (NES) Kwirk: The Chilled Tomato (GB) Remote Control (NES) Knights of Legend (PC) Blood Money (PC) Code Name: Viper (NES) Battles of Napoleon (PC) River City Ransom (NES) News & Previews (3 pages; shown unless noted) IMN Control (IMN Control joystick) More Courses For Jack Nicklaus (Jack Nicklaus International Course Disk Vol. II expansion for Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf) Indiana Jones Movie Offer (free copy of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie with the purchase of both Indy: The Action Game and Indy: The Graphic Adventure) Nintendo Fun, Disney Style (NES; Rescue Rangers, Adventures in the Magic Kingdom) The Return of Rodney and Lester (Ski or Die, LHX Attack Chopper for computer platforms) Guideposts: The Hot 100 (approx. 5.5 pages; Top 100 video and computer games; none shown) Chartbusters (poll results and Top lists)
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    The Good, the Bad, and the Silly (EGM's annual gaming awards ceremony celebrating the best, worst, and dumbest): Game Most Bought By the EGM Staff: Mario Kart 64 (N64) Most Addictive Game: GoldenEye 007 (N64) Biggest Vaporware: M2 console Best Voice Acting: Oddworld: Abe's Oddyssee (PS1) Worst Voice Acting: Mega Man 8 (PS1) Best Middle: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1) Worst Makeover: Pandemonium (PS1)'s Nikki Back From the Dead: Game Boy Pocket Game That Should Have Stayed on the PC: Hexen (SAT/PS1/N64) Game That Should Have Stayed in the Arcades: War Gods (PS1/N64) Most Diarrhea in a Game: PaRappa the Rapper (PS1) Coolest PR Goodie: E3 Resident Evil Squishy Eye keychain EGM's Favorite Non Work-Related Activity: Decapitato frisbee game Worst Music: NASCAR 98 (PS1/SAT) Hottest Game Babe: Tifa Lockheart (PS1) Hottest Game Hunk: John Madden Most Overexposed: Lara Croft Best Movie to Game: GoldenEye 007 (N64) Worst Movie to Game: The Crow: City of Angels (PS1) Worst Use of a Good License: Fantastic Four (PS1) Worst Use of Adam West: Golden Nugget (PS1) Most Hype For a Game: Final Fantasy VII (PS1) Best Sequel: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1) Most Disappointing Sequel: FIFA 64 (N64) Biggest Reason for Missed Deadlines: GoldenEye 007 (N64) Best Use of Silicon: Lara Croft Best Cure for Insomnia: Tail of the Sun (PS1) Best Intro: Soul Blade (PS1) Worst Intro: The Crow: City of Angels (PS1) Best Ending: Final Fantasy VII (PS1) Game You Need a Ph.D. to Play: Carnage Heart (PS1) Best Use of Teats: Harvest Moon (SNES) Most Promising Game Company: Rare Best 180-degree Turnaround: Acclaim Best Print Ad: Final Fantasy VII (PS1) Worst Print Ad: Nanotek Warrior (PS1) Which Game System Is Best? - The EGM staff pit the SNES, Genesis, PS1, Saturn, and N64 in a head-to-head-to-head-to-head-to-head against each other to crown a winner, then do the same for the Game Boy Pocket, Game.com, and Sega Nomad. All About Miyamoto - An EGM biography on the world's most well-known game developer. Controller Control - How do companies design those controllers, anyway? EGM's Super Game Index - A list of every game, every review score, from the past eight years' worth of issues. Stuff to Look For in 1998 (Previews of upcoming software): Bomberman 64 (N64) Duke Nukem 64 (N64) GoldenEye 007 (N64) International SuperStar Soccer 64 (N64) Madden 64 (N64) Star Fox 64 (N64) Bushido Blade (PS1) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1) Colony Wars (PS1) Crash Bandicoot 2 (PS1) Dragon Ball GT (PS1) Final Fantasy VII (PS1) Mega Man Neo (PS1 / Released as Mega Man Legends) NFL GameDay '98 (PS1) Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS1) One (PS1) Pandemonium 2 (PS1) PaRappa the Rapper (PS1) Resident Evil 2 (PS1) Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha (PS1) Super Street Fighter 2 Collection (PS1) Wild Arms (PS1) Albert Odyssey (SAT) Fighters MegaMix (SAT) Last Bronx (SAT) Mega Man X4 (SAT) Quake (SAT) Saturn Bomberman (SAT) Shining the Holy Ark (SAT) Sonic Jam (SAT) Sonic R (SAT) Best Tricks of the Year (An entire year's worth of cheats condensed down to twenty pages): PlayStation: Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1 Ball Blazers Champions Beyond the Beyond Blast Chamber Bogey: Dead 6 Brahma Force Broken Helix Bubble Bobble Bubsy 3D Buster Brothers Collection Carnage Heard Codename: Tenka Command & Conquer Contra: Legacy of War Cool Boarders The Crow: City of Angels Crusader: No Remorse Darklight Conflict Descent Destruction Derby 2 Die Hard Trilogy Disruptor Dynasty Warriors Excalibur 2555 A.D. Fade to Black Final Doom Gunship Herc's Adventures The Hive Independence Day Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal Jet Moto K1: The Arena Fighters Lemmings 3D Machine Head Machine Hunter Madden NFL '97 MechWarrior 2 Mortal Kombat Trilogy Motor Toon Grand Prix Namco Museum Vol. 1 Namco Museum Vol. 2 Namco Museum Vol. 4 Nanotek Warrior NBA Hangtime NBA Jam Extreme NBA Live '97 NCAA Football '98 Need For Speed 2 NFL GameDay '97 NFL GameDay '98 NFL Quarterback Club '97 NHL '97 NHL Faceoff '97 Norse by Norsewest Ogre Battle Pandemonium! Peak Performance Perfect Weapon Pitball PlayStation Underground No. 1 PlayStation Underground No. 2 Power Move Wrestling Pro Pinball Project Overkill Puzzle Fighter 2 Rage Racer Re-Loaded Robo Pit Robotron X SimCity 2000 Skeleton Warriors Soul Blade Soviet Strike Space Jam Spider Star Gladiator Starblade Alpha Street Fighter Alpha 2 Street Fighter EX+ Alpha (Japan) Street Racer (EGM91) Tempest X3 Ten Pin Alley Test Drive: Off Road Thunder Truck Rally Tiger Shark Time Commando TNN Motor Sports Hardcore 4x4 Tobal 2 (Japan) Tokyo Highway Battle Tomb Raider Triple Play '97 Triple Play '98 Twisted Metal 2 War Gods Warcraft II: The Dark Saga WCW vs. The World Wild Arms Xevious 3D+G Saturn: AMOK Battle Arena Toshinden URA Battle Monsters Bug Too! Command & Conquer Crusader: No Remorse Daytona USA: CCE DecAthelete Die Hard Arcade Die Hard Trilogy Doom Fighter's MegaMix Fighting Vipers Grid Runner Guardian Heroes Gun Griffon Independence Day Loaded Magic Carpet Manx TT Marvel Super Heroes (Japan) Mortal Kombat Trilogy Mr. Bones Need For Speed NHL Powerplay '96 NFL Quarterback Club '97 Pandemonium! Scud: The Disposable Assassin Skeleton Warriors Soviet Strike Space Jam Street Fighter Alpha 2 TNN Motor Sports Hardcore 4x4 Tomb Raider True Pinball Virtua Fighter Kids Nintendo 64: Blast Corps Cruis'N USA Dark Rift Doom 64 FIFA Soccer 64 GoldenEye 007 Hexen International Superstar Soccer Killer Instinct Gold Mario Kart 64 Mortal Kombat Trilogy NBA Hangtime PilotWings 64 Star Fox 64 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Super Mario 64 Tetrisphere Turok: Dinosaur Hunter War Gods Wave Race 64 Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey Ads (in order of appearance): Armored Core (PS1) Namco Games: Tekken 2 (PS1) / Soul Blade (PS1) Alps Interactive Gamepad controller (PS1) Samsung GXTV personal video game TV Electronic Gaming Monthly ad Mace: The Dark Age (N64/PC) Cool Boarders 2 (PS1) Dynasty Warriors (PS1) Maximum Force (PS1/SAT) One (PS1) Alundra (PS1) Vs. (SAT) Command & Conquer: Red Alert Dark Rift (N64) Courier Crisis (PS1/SAT) Mass Destruction (PS1/SAT/PC) WCW vs. nWo: World Tour (N64) Critical Depth (PS1) San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing (N64/PS1/PC) Win the Ultimate Gaming Rig contest Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine ad Electronic Gaming Monthly and EGM2 bonus magazines ad Colony Wars (PS1) Mad Catz Real Wheel controller (PS1/N64) Notable Stuff: That's a lovely piece of Final Fantasy VII artwork on page 12. Of course Tifa won "Hottest Game Babe". Strangely enough, Lara Croft wasn't the runner-up on this one, but Laura Lewis from Enemy Zero on the Saturn was. Clearly nobody on staff was comfortable picking a hot dude for their 'best hunk' category, as their runner-up is Abe from Abe's Oddyssee. Umm...Duke Nukem, anybody? Anyone else find it ironic that the magazine which has had Lara Croft on their cover more times than anybody else is also throwing a "Most Overexposed" award No surprise, the PlayStation and Game Boy come out the clear winners in the battle royale, while the Sega Saturn and Genesis bring up the rear. Both the Miyamoto biography and behind-the-scenes look at controller creation are fascinating pieces which remain relevant even today. The super game list doesn't list everything the magazine ever reviewed. They omit plenty of software from the smaller systems like the CD-i and the Neo Geo, and ignore everything prior to the 16-bit generation, but still...this is one incredible index with some great artwork thrown in throughout, and some little side-bars about titles worth a second look, and miniature essays on subjects like why Link's Awakening is the best Zelda game. Really cool! Saturn Bomberman supports up to 10 players simultaneously. 'Best Tricks of the Year' includes a massive sidebar detailing ten great internet sites to use for finding cheat codes. Needless to say, they're all defunct at this point. Man, remember Happy Puppy? People are still trying to find that Lara Croft nude code. EGM2 did it as an April Fools joke in issue 34. Somebody forgot to label the cheat codes for Command & Conquer and Crusader: No Remorse in the Saturn section. This makes it look like Bug Too! is an absolutely insane game. According to a sidebar, the Konami Code is the most-overused cheat code of all time.
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    Features: You Asked For It, You Got It (Editor LeeAnne McDermott promises quality to all her readers) The Mail (Readers sound off about issue 1) The Cutting Edge (A look at the new hardware coming to America) Sega Genesis NEC TurboGrafx-16 Nintendo Game Boy Konami handheld games Nintendo Super Famicom Konix Multi-System LJN Roll & Rocker controller (NES) The Adventures of GamePro (Chapter one of a new comic story featuring protagonist Alex West, aka: GamePro!) Industry ProFile (A visit to Data East HQ) ProNews Report (Enter a Super Dodge Ball tournament, win a Jaleco-sponsored sweepstakes, save money on Capcom games with Captain Commando bucks, Viz is publishing a Golgo 13 comic, and here's a list of game counselor hotlines broken down by company) ProArtist Series (Scott Hanson of Indianapolis, IN wins first prize in "The Villains" category; now it's time to submit for "The Heroes") ProChallenge Board (Readers submit their best scores) Puzzle Challenge (one word scramble and one word search puzzle to test your skills away from the controller) Hot at the Arcades: Operation Thunderbolt (Taito) The Final Round (Konami) Turbo Outrun (Sega) ProViews: Milon's Secret Castle (NES) Guerrilla War (NES) Goal! (NES) Strider (NES) Super Dodge Ball (NES) Stealth ATF (NES) Altered Beast (SMS) S.W.A.T. (Secret Weapons and Tactics): Alex Kid in Miracle World (SMS) Sky Kid (NES) Goonies II (NES) Space Harrier (SMS) Metroid (NES) Castlevania (NES) x2 Spy Hunter (NES) Wonder Boy (SMS) Gyruss (NES) Kid Icarus (NES) Ninja Gaiden (NES) Golvellius (SMS) x2 Power Strike (SMS) Karnov (NES) Zanac (NES) Altered Beast (SMS) Gauntlet (NES) x2 Duck Hunt / Gotcha / Wild Gunman (NES) Black Belt (SMS) R-Type (SMS) Choplifter (SMS) Metal Gear (NES) Bubble Bobble (NES) Platoon (NES) Mega Man (NES) Ninja (SMS) Phantasy Star (SMS) Reader Tips: Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) Spy Hunter (NES) Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES) Kenseiden (SMS) R-Type (SMS) Double Dragon (SMS) Rocky (SMS) Ask the Pros (reader-submitted requests for help): Milon's Secret Castle (NES) Metal Gear (NES) Teddy Boy (SMS) Wonder Boy (SMS) Shinobi (SMS) Overseas ProSpects: Gradius II (NES) Ads (in order of appearance): Operation: Wolf (NES) Mappy-Land (NES) Bubble Bobble (NES) Activision's Excellent Nintendo Sweepstakes Super Dodge Ball (NES) Adventures of Lolo (NES) / Rollerball (NES) GamePro magazine subscription Air Fortress (NES) / Vegas Dream (NES) Hoops (NES) Acclaim Wireless Remote Controller (NES) Ultimate Game Club mail order club Hudson Joycard Sansui SSS controller (NES) / Adventure Island (NES) / Adventures of Dino Riki (NES) / Bomberman (NES) / Milon's Secret Castle (NES) Bad Dudes (Multi) Rastan (SMS) Vigilante (SMS) Galaxy Force (SMS) Dark Chambers (7800) Impossible Mission (7800) Airball (7800) Mega Man 2 (NES) / Strider (NES) GamePro-branded merchandise Toys 'R' Us Atari 2600 and 7800 Metal Gear (NES) Notable Stuff: The cheats column acquires its S.W.A.T. name starting with this issue. Winners of the Excellent Nintendo Sweepstakes take home a full compliment of Activision-published NES carts: The Three Stooges, Stealth ATF., Predator, Ghostbusters, and Super Pitfall. Apparently losing this contest was the only way to win it. The incorrect passwords for The Goonies II and Metroid which were printed last issue are corrected in this one. The editor promises more Sega "coveage" in a response to letters requesting it. Proofreaders? We don't need no stinkin' proofreaders... Last issue, a subscription to GamePro cost $19 per year, a savings of roughly 10% off the $3.50 cover price. If you bought in at that price, you're a sucker because in this issue, a subscription only costs $13.97 per year, while the cover price has gone up to $3.95. Looks like that sweet ad revenue is flowing in! "The Adventures of GamePro"'s conceit basically rips off 1984's The Last Starfighter, right down to the video game mastering protagonist being named 'Alex' in both. Who's bright idea was it to run the screenshot of the Metroid password in S.W.A.T. right across the gutter fold?
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    Head to Head Buyer's Beware ProNews NetPro ProStrategy Guide: Motor City Online (PC) Cover Feature: Virtua Fight Club - Virtua Fighter 4 (PS2) Special Feature: Toy Story PC GamePro ProReviews/Previews: Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Outcast Global Ops Spring Break Prisoner of War Freedom Force IGI 2: Covert Strike Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Age of Wonders 2: The Wizards Throne 1503 A.D. Game Boy Advances: Game Boy Advance Pro Reviews/Previews: Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, Zone of the Enders: The Fist of Mars, The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, Sheep, Motocross Maniacs Advance, High Heat MLB 2003, Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, Guilty Gear X Advance Edition Game Boy Color ProReview: Shantae Sneak Previews: Malice (PS2, Xbox) Star Wars Jedi Starfighter (PS2) Resident Evil (GameCube) Auto Modellista (PS2) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Xbox) Star Wars Racer Revenge (PS2) Gran Turismo Concept 2001 Tokyo (PS2) Gunvalkyrie (Xbox) Mr. Mosquito (PS2) Mad Maestro (PS2) Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 (PS2) Deus Ex: The Conspiracy (PS2) Fatal Frame (PS2) Vexx (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) Sky Gunner (PS2) Turok: Evolution (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) Monster Jam (PS2) X-Men: Next Dimension (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) Stuntman (PS2) Smashing Drive (GameCube) Prisoner of War (PS2) Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Xbox) Army Men RTS (PS2) Spy Hunter (GameCube, Xbox) Chris Edwards Aggressive Inline (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) Armada 2: Star Command (PS2, Xbox) Shayde: Monsters vs. Humans (Xbox) Xbox Pro Reviews: Jet Set Radio Future WWF Raw Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars Ultimate Fighting Championship: Tapout PlayStation 2 Pro Reviews: Moto GP 2 Pac-Man World 2 GameCube Pro Review: Bloody Roar: Primal Fury Sports Pages: NBA Street (GameCube) Knockout Kings 2002 (Xbox, PS2) NBA 2K2 (Xbox) NBA Inside Drive 2002 (Xbox) World of Outlaws Sprint Cars (PS2) Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2002 (PS2) Previews: Triple Play 2002 (PS2, Xbox), NBA 2K2 (GameCube), Hot Shots Golf 3 (PS2), Street Hoops (PS2, Xbox), 2002 FIFA World Cup (PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation), Soccer Slam (GameCube), Outlaw Golf (Xbox) Role-Player's Realm: Previews: Xenosaga (PS2), King's Field: The Ancient City (PS2) Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (PS2) ProStrategy Guide Code Vault: Max Payne (PS2, Xbox) Star Wars: Obi-Wan (Xbox) Legends of Wrestling (PS2) Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (PS2) Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 (GameCube, Xbox) Star Wars Starfighter: Special Edition (Xbox) Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (PlayStation, GameCube) 4x4 Evo 2 (Xbox) Dark Summit (Xbox) Giants: Citizen Kabuto (PS2) Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder (PS2, Game Boy Advance) Thunderstike: Operation Phoenix (PS2) Jurassic Park III: Park Builder (Game Boy Advance) Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (PS2) Mega Man X6 (PlayStation) Spyro the Dragon: Season of Ice (Game Boy Advance) Project Eden (PS2) Men in Black-The Series: Crashdown (PlayStation) Nascar Thunder (Xbox) Planet of the Apes (Game Boy Advance) Jeremy McGrath Supercross World (PS2)
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    Nintendo Power #138 supplement.
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    Head to Head Buyer's Beware ProNews NetPro: The Saturn's Net Worth Star Wars Masters of Teras Kasi Guide GamePro's Holiday Shopper's Guide Special Feature: Metal Gear Solid Spotlight on Shiny, Spotlight on SEAL Squad 2040, Spotlight on WCW Nitro Overseas Prospects: Tokyo Game Show '97, Europe Turns Out Sneak Previews: Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown (PlayStation) F-Zero 64 (Nintendo 64) Youngblood (PlayStation) Quake (Saturn) Cardinal Syn (PlayStation) Burning Rangers (Saturn) Crime Killers (PlayStation) Yoshi's Story (Nintendo 64) Skullmonkeys (PlayStation) Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PlayStation) Auto Destruct (PlayStation) Sonic R (Saturn) Enemy Zero (Saturn) Need for Speed V-Rally (PlayStation) Powerboat Racing (PlayStation) Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle (PlayStation) Rascal (PlayStation) Lode Runner (PlayStation) Monster Rancher (PlayStation) Arcade's Greatest Hit's: The Midway Collection 2 (PlayStation) Riven: The Sequel to Myst (PlayStation) Forsaken (Nintendo 64, PlayStation) PC GamePro: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Hexen II Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Dark Reign: The Future of War Total Annihilation Take No Prisoners Half-Life Wing Commander: Prophecy Hot at the Arcades: Mortal Kombat 4, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Street Fighter II: 2nd Impact Nintendo 64 Pro Reviews: Diddy Kong Racing WCW vs. NWO World Tour Duke Nukem 64 San Francisco Rush Extreme Racing Bomberman 64 Extreme G PlayStation Pro Reviews: MDK Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub Zero Resident Evil: Director's Cut Moto Racer Test Drive 4 Shipwreckers Marvel Super Heroes Dragon Ball GT Final Bout Jet Moto 2 Pandemonium 2 Red Asphalt Vs. Frogger Rampage World Tour Mass Destruction Reel Fishing Saturn Pro Reviews: Duke Nukem 3D Resident Evil Last Bronx The Lost World: Jurassic Park Mega Man X4 Bust-A-Move 3 Ten Pin Alley Sports Pages: NBA Live '98 (PlayStation) Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey '98 (Nintendo 64) NHL Face Off '98 (PlayStation) NFL Quarterback Club '98 (Nintendo 64) Cool Boarders 2 (PlayStation) Formula 1 Championship Edition (PlayStation) Sports Insider Previews: NCAA Gamebreaker '98 (PlayStation), NBA Shoot Out '98 (PlayStation), Tennis Arena (PlayStation), NHL All-Star Hockey '98 (Saturn), Sega Touring Car Championship (Saturn) Sports Pages Strategy: How to Master Madden Role Player's Realm: Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation) Strategy Guide Tactics Ogre (PlayStation) Quest 64 (Nintendo 64) Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter Strategy Guide The Fighter's Edge Presents: Game-Winning Combos and Strategies: Street Fighter EX Plus (PlayStation) Starfox 64 (Nintendo 64) Strategy Guide S.W.A.T Pro: Resident Evil (Saturn) Warcraft II: The Dark Saga (PlayStation) MDK (PlayStation) Command & Conquer (PlayStation) Street Fighter EX Plus (PlayStation) Mega Man X4 (PlayStation, Saturn) VMX Racing (PlayStation) Broken Helix (PlayStation) NFL Gameday '98 (PlayStation) The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PlayStation) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PlayStation) Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Nintendo 64) NCAA Football '98 (PlayStation) Porsche Challenge (PlayStation) Rage Racer (PlayStation) Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Saturn) Marvel Super Heroes (PlayStation, Saturn)
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    Nintendo Power #111 supplement.
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    FRONT PAGE NEWS: (Page 1) 1986 Video Games Masters Tournament coverage Atari Games Gauntlet II contest announcement CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Page 2) 8/1/86-12/19/86 Atari's Gauntlet II Players Quest Contest 1/2/87-1/4/87 APA/USNVGT NA Tournament of Champions INSERT COIN: (Page 2) Editorial from editor Perry Rodgers PAGE 3 UKNOWN PLEASE FILL IN INFO IF AVAILABLE BEHIND THE SCREENS: (Page 4) Tour of Atari Games headquarters in Milpitas, CA Interviews with Game Designers Dave Ralston, Mike Hally. Software Engineer Ed Logg. Marketing Director Mary Fujihara. OUR'CADES: (Page 5) Spotlight on Captain Video arcade in Los Angeles, CA. By Woody McCoy NEW GAME RELEASES: (Page 6) Atari's Championship Sprint (Arcade) write up Nintendo's VS. Slalom (Arcade) write up Bally/Sente's Night Stocker (Arcade) write up Bally/Midway's Special Force (Pinball) write up Short teases for Romstar's Arkanoid (Arcade), Capcom's Speed Rumbler (Arcade), Taito's Bubble Bobble (Arcade), Premier Technologies Genesis (Pinball) PLAYER PROFILE: (Page Interview with David Palmer. Holder of 7 records from the Video Game Masters Tournament (Plus many more). Plus results table of records held. STRATEGY SESSION: (Page 9) How to Master VS. Super Mario Bros: In depth guide to beating and obtaining high scores for Nintendo's VS Super Mario Bros. arcade game. AMUSEMENT PLAYERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL SCOREBOARD: (Page 11) Top scores table submitted by APA members for arcade and pinball games. Top Score challenge contest for Bally-Sente's Night Stocker (Arcade)
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    Reviews: (page 220) Centipede (Dreamcast) Evolution: The World of Sacred Device (Dreamcast) NBA 2K (Dreamcast) Psychic Force 2012 (Dreamcast) Sega Rally 2 (Dreamcast) Slave Zero (Dreamcast) The King of Fighters DM 1999 (Dreamcast) WWF Attitude (Dreamcast) Earthworm Jim 3D (Nintendo 64) Harvest Moon 64 (Nintendo 64) Lego Racers (Nintendo 64) NBA Jam 2000 (Nintendo 64) Turok: Rage Wars (Nintendo 64) Top Gear Hyperbikes (Nintendo 64) V-Rally Edition 99 (Nintendo 64) NBA: In the Zone 2000 (Nintendo 64) Arcade Party Pak (PlayStation) Army Men: Air Attack (PlayStation) Broken Sword II (PlayStation) Formula One '99 (PlayStation) Grand Theft Auto 2 (PlayStation) MTV Music Generator (PlayStation) NBA: In the Zone 2000 (PlayStation) Medal of Honor (PlayStation) NBA Live 2000 (PlayStation) NCAA Final Four 2000 (PlayStation) Test Drive 6 (PlayStation) Tomorrow Never Dies (PlayStation) Toy Story 2 (PlayStation) Twisted Metal 4 (PlayStation) Vandal Hearts II (PlayStation) Need for Speed Presents V-Rally 2 (PlayStation) Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (PlayStation) Worms Armageddon (PlayStation) Intellivision Classic Games (PlayStation) Q-Bert (PlayStation) Asteroids (Game Boy Color) Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure (Game Boy Color) Madden 2000 (Game Boy Color) Test Drive 6 (Game Boy Color) Previews: (page 66) Dreamcast: Zombie Revenge Gundam Side Story 0079 Psychic Force 2012 Tee Off Golf F1 World Grand Prix Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Shadow Man Re-Volt Legend of the Blade Masters Arcatera Rayman 2: The Great Escape Test Drive 6 Sega GT: Homologation Special SNK vs. Capcom Black Matrix A/D Langrisser Millennium Street Fighter III: World Impact Death Crimson 2 Maken X Nintendo 64: Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Supercross 2000 Tarzan World League Soccer 2000 Big Mountain 2000 Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling NHL Blades of Steel 2000 PlayStation: Gran Turismo 2 Galerians Chocobo's Dungeon 2 Ace Combat 3 Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return Eagle One: Harrier Attack WWF SmackDown SaGa Frontier 2 Road Rash: Jailbreak K-1 Grand Prix Fear Effect Jackie Chan's Stuntmaster Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Micro Maniacs Arc the Lad III Dragon Valor Samurai Spirits Chrono Trigger Growlanser Biohazard: Gun Survivor Game Boy Color: Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Turok: Rage Wars Mickey's Racing Adventure Micro Machines 1 & 2: Twin Turbo Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M. Casper Arcade: Prehistoric Isle 2 Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Garou Densetsu: Mark of the Wolf Quick & Crash Tricks of the Trade: (page 240) Medal of Honor, Aerowings, Airforce Delta, Expendable, Flag to Flag, Marvel vs. Capcom, NFL 2K, Sega Rally 2, TrickStyle, Virtua Fighter 3, Driver, Pokemon Pinball, Pokemon Red & Blue, Pokemon Snap, BattleTanx: Global Assault, Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing, Knockout Kings 2000, Madden NFL 2000, NCAA Football 2000, NFL Blitz 2000, NFL GameDay 2000, Monster Truck Madness 64, Re-Volt, V-Rally Edition '99, WinBack: Covert Operations, Bass Landing, Grand Theft Auto 2, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Super Smash Bros., Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tarzan, Rugrats Scavenger Hunt, Chase H.Q.: Secret Police GameShark Codes: Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko, Micro Machines 64 Turbo, WCW Mayhem, Omega Boost, Um Jammer Lammy, WipeOut 3, You Don't Know Jack Get Some: Tiger Laser Tennis, Yo! MP3 Player, Screenbeat Sound Station, HomeFree USB Network, Tiger Pokemon Pokedex, Resaurus Sonic Adventure Action Figures, Martian Successor Nadesico on VHS, Perfect Blue on VHS, Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Rose Collection 1 on DVD, El-Hazard: The Alternative World Volume 1: The Priestess of Water on DVD Special Features: Should You Buy a Dreamcast or Wait? (page 150), Ralph Baer (page 168), The EGM Slick 50 (page 182)
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    Head to Head Buyer's Beware ProNews GamePro Online: The Best of GamePro Online The Cutting Edge: The Force Will Be with You! GamePro Labs: PS Interceptor (PlayStation), Vortex Analog Controller (PlayStation), ASCII Saturn Stick (Saturn), ZON (Super NES, Genesis, PlayStation, Saturn, PC, Mac) Overseas Prospects: Previews - Nights into Dreams (Saturn), Tobal No. 1 (PlayStation) E3 Explodes! Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Nintendo 64) Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Nintendo 64) Pilotwings 64 (Nintendo 64) Killer Instinct (Nintendo 64) Super Mario Kart R (Nintendo 64) Waverace 64 (Nintendo 64) GoldenEye (Nintendo 64) Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64) Kirby's Air Ride (Nintendo 64) Blast Corps (Nintendo 64) Cruis'n USA (Nintendo 64) Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (Nintendo 64) Freak Boy (Nintendo 64) Robotech: Crystal Dreams (Nintendo 64) Mission: Impossible (Nintendo 64) Final Doom (PlayStation) Soul Storm (PlayStation) Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) Wipeout XL (PlayStation) Disrupter (PlayStation) Tomb Raider (PlayStation) NBA Hang Time (PlayStation) NHL Open Ice: 2 on 2 Challenge (PlayStation) Soviet Strike (PlayStation) Twisted Metal 2: World Tour (PlayStation) Destruction Derby 2 (PlayStation) Duke Nukem 3D (PlayStation) Tenka (PlayStation) Vette: San Francisco Thrills (PlayStation) Shattered Steel (PlayStation) Robotron X (PlayStation) Spider (PlayStation) Supersonic Racers (PlayStation) Kumite: The Fighters' Edge (PlayStation) Jet Moto (PlayStation) Castle of the Damned (PlayStation) Nanotek Warrior (PlayStation) Monster Truck Rally (PlayStation) MTV's Slamscape (PlayStation) Sonic X-treme (Saturn) Virtua Cop 2 (Saturn) WWF Arcade (Saturn) Gun Griffon (Saturn) Three Dirty Dwarves (Saturn) Destruction Derby (Saturn) Amok (Saturn) Black Dawn (Saturn) Hexen (Saturn) Nights (Saturn) Marvel Super Heroes (Saturn) Contra - Legacy of War (Saturn) The Incredible Hulk (Saturn) Virtua Fighter Kids (Saturn) Rayman II (Saturn) Werewolf: The Apocalypse (Saturn) Dark Rift (Saturn) Bug Too! (Saturn) Mr. Bones (Saturn) Major Damage (Saturn) Mass Destruction (Saturn) Dead or Alive (Saturn) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble (Super NES) Vectorman 2 (Genesis) Sonic Blast (Genesis) Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (Super NES) Tetris Attack (Super NES) Kirby Super Star (Super NES) Virtua Fighter Animation (Genesis) Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble (Genesis) PC GamePro: 9 Warhammer 40,000: Dark Crusaders Powerslave Front Page Sports: Baseball Pro '96 Grand Prix II The Neverhood: A Curious Wad of Clay Finds his Soul Snow Crash Star Control 3 Smart Games Challenge #1 Hot at The Arcades: Prop Cycle PlayStation Pro Review: Top Gun: Fire at Will Saturn Pro Review: Shellshock Neo Geo Pro Review: Metal Slug Genesis Pro Review: Arcade Classics Ask the Pros: Aladdin (Genesis) Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Super NES) Game Boy Pro Reviews: Toy Story Olympic Summer Games Virtual Boy Pro Review: 3D Tetris The Sports Page: Triple Play Baseball '97 (PlayStation) NHL Powerplay '96 (Saturn, PlayStation) International Track & Field (PlayStation) F1 Challenge (Saturn) Olympic Soccer (PlayStation) The Final Round (PlayStation) Sports Insider Previews: Aaron vs. Ruth: All-Time Superstars Baseball (PlayStation, PC CD), Madden '97 (PlayStation, Saturn, Genesis, Super NES, PC CD), NHL '97 (PlayStation, Saturn, Genesis, PC CD), World Series Baseball 2 (Saturn), NCAA GameBreaker (PlayStation), Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey (Nintendo 64), 2 Xtreme (PlayStation), NFL Full Contact (PlayStation, Saturn), Tecmo Super Bowl (PlayStation, Saturn), Andretti Racing '97 (PlayStation), Worldwide Soccer 2 (Saturn), NASCAR Racing (PlayStation), 3D Baseball (PlayStation, Saturn), Dream 18 (PlayStation, Saturn, PC CD), Tecmo Great Golf (PlayStation), NCAA Football: Saturday Showdown (PlayStation, PC CD), NCAA Basketball: Final Four '97 (PlayStation, PC CD) Role Player's Realm: Super Mario RPG (Super NES) Strategy Guide The Fighters Edge: Tournament-Winning Combos and Strategies for Tekken 2 (Arcade) SWAT Bonus Section: General Johnny Ballgame's Classified Battlefield Tactics to Iron Storm, Move List for Battle Arena Toshinden 2 (PlayStation), Move List for Art of Fighting 3 (Neo Geo), Game Genie Codes for Super NES & Genesis S.W.A.T Pro: Frantic Flea (Super NES) Tekken 2 (PlayStation) Mortal Kombat 2 (Saturn) Black Fire (Saturn) Alien Trilogy (PlayStation) Prehistorik Man (Super NES) Ridge Racer Revolution (PlayStation) Battle Arena Toshinden 2 (PlayStation) Battle Arena Toshinden Remix (Saturn) Killing Time (3DO) NFL Quarterback Club '96 (Saturn) College Slam (Saturn) X-Men: Children of the Atom (Saturn) Myst (Saturn) Panzer Dragoon II (Saturn)
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    Opening Shots Spawn Point - Games. Gossip. Gear. Previews: Mirror's Edge (PS3, Xbox 360) James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS, PC) Wanted (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Dead Space (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Fallout 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Alpha Protocol (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Rock Band 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2) Halo Wars (Xbox 360) Facebreaker: K.O. Party (Wii) Bayonetta (PS3, Xbox 360) Sonic Unleashed (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2) Feature: Call of Duty: World at War - War Has Changed Feature: The Ultimate Console Guide Reviews: Mario Super Sluggers (Wii) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360) Tales of Vesperia (Xbox 360) Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (DS) Madden NFL 09 (Xbox 360) Disgaea DS (DS) Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (DS) FaceBreaker (PS3) PixelJunk Eden (PS3) Bionic Commando Rearmed (PS3, Xbox 360) Feedback: You Write. We Respond Parting Shot
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    Opening Shots Spawn Point - Games. Gossip. Gear. Feature: GamePro's Fall Preview Guide 2008 Prince of Persia (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand (PS3, Xbox 360) Alan Wake (Xbox 360, PC) The Agency (PS3, PC) Afro Samurai (PS3, Xbox 360) Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) MotorStorm Pacific Rift (PS3, Xbox 360) Baja (PS3, Xbox 360) Bionic Commando (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Bayonetta (PS3, Xbox 360) Beyond Good & Evil 2 (PS3, Xbox 360) BioShock (PS3) Borderlands (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Brutal Legend (PS3, Xbox 360) BioShock 2 (TBA) Blitz: The League II (PS3, Xbox 360) Call of Duty: World at War (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC) Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS) Darksiders: Wrath of War (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) The Conduit (Wii) Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (DS) Dark Void (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Dead Space (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Duke Nukem Forever (PC) Destory All Humans: Path of the Furon (PS3, Xbox 360) Doom 4 (PC) Diablo III (PC) Facebreaker (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Fight Night Round 4 (PS3, Xbox 360) Fallout 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Far Cry 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Fatal Frame IV (Wii) Final Fantasy Agito XIII (Mobile) Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Xbox 360) Fracture (PS3, Xbox 360) Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3) Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360) Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Fable II (Xbox 360) Golden Axe: Beast Rider (PS3, Xbox 360) Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PC) Guitar Hero World Tour (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PC) Guitar Hero Metallica (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2) Halo Wars (Xbox 360) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP, PC) Halo Chronicles (Xbox 360) Indiana Jones (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP) James Bond 007: Quantum of Solice (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS) Infinite Undiscovery (Xbox 360) Infamous (PS3) Just Cause 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Killzone 2 (PS3) Legendary (PS3, Xbox 360) LEGO Batman: The Videogame (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP, PC) The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS) Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360, PC) LittleBigPlanet (PS3) MadWorld (Wii) The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (PS3, Xbox 360, DS, PC) Mario Super Sluggers (Wii) Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (PS3, Xbox 360) Mirror's Edge (PS3, Xbox 360) Midnight Club: Los Angeles (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Neopets Puzzle Adventure (Wii, DS, PC) Project Origin (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Puzzle Quest: Galactrix (Xbox Live, DS, PC) Prototype (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Resident Evil 5 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Red Faction: Guerrilla (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Resistance 2 (PS3) Saint's Row 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (Wii) Shaun White Snowboarding (PS3, Xbox 360) Skate 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) Silent Hill: Homecoming (PS3, Xbox 360) Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP, PC) Sonic Unleashed (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2) Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS) Spyborgs (Wii) Splatterhouse (PS3, Xbox 360) Spore (PC) StarCraft II (PC) The Sims 3 (PC) Street Fighter IV (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Tekken 6 (PS3) Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope (Xbox 360) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP) Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii) Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC) Tiberium (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) This is Vegas (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP) TNA Impact! (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2) Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Xbox 360, PC) Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Tom Clancy's EndWar (PS3, Xbox 360, DS, PSP) Tomb Raider: Underworld (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS, PC) Too Human (Xbox 360) Twisted Metal (PS3) Velvet Assassin (PS3) Valkyria Chronicles (PS3) Wheelman (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Witch King (PC) Reviews: Alone in the Dark (Xbox 360) Rock Band (Wii) Guitar Hero on Tour (DS) Bangai-O Spirits (DS) Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns (DS) Feedback: You Write. We Respond Parting Shot
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    Opening Shots Spawn Point - Games. Gossip. Gear. Previews: Ninja Gaiden II (Xbox 360) Dead Space (PS3, Xbox 360) Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed (Wii) Golden Axe: Beast Rider (PS3, Xbox 360) Secret Agent Clank (PSP) Kaboom Kaboom (DS) Nanostray 2 (DS) GP Unplugged: Beowulf: The Movie Game (Mobile), Castlevania: Order of Shadows (Mobile), LEGO Star Wars (Mobile), Contra 4 (Mobile) Feature: Smash Attack! Feature: Tekken 6 vs. Soul Calibur IV Feature: GamePro Editors' Choice 2007 GamerHelp: Mass Effect: The Epic Guide Reviews: Burnout Paradise (PS3) Unreal Tournament 3 (PC) Soulcalibur Legends (Wii) Trauma Center: New Blood (Wii) Geometry Wars: Galaxies (Wii) Beowulf: The Game (Xbox 360) Nintendo Wii Zapper (Wii) The Golden Compass (Xbox 360) Medal of Honor Heroes 2 (Wii) Universe at War: Earth Assault (PC) Soldier of Fortune: Payback (Xbox 360) Contra 4 (DS) SimCity Societies (PC) SceneIt! (Xbox 360) Smarty Pants (Wii) Time Crisis 4 (PS3) Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command (PSP) Endless Ocean (Wii) The Hub: Ask the Pros, Head 2 Head
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    Head to Head Buyer's Beware The GamePro Top 10 Best Video-Game Franchises: #1 - The Legend of Zelda Loading...Next Generation Console Watch, ProNews, Fable Watch, GP Labs, 10 Years Ago Cover Feature: The Xbox 360 Comes Full Circle, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Gun, Dead or Alive 4, Quake 4, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, NBA 2K6, Madden NFL 06, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Gears of War, Call of Duty 2, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, Ridge Racer 6 Feature: GamePro Holiday Gift Guide Feature: Ethical Dilemmas Previews: 50 Cent: Bulletproof (PS2, Xbox, PSP) Trapt (PS2) Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (PS2) Aeon Flux (PS2, Xbox) Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Xbox) Shadow the Hedgehog (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) ProReviews: Resident Evil 4 (PS2) Ultimate Spider-Man (PS2, Xbox) Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) Half-Life 2 (Xbox) Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi (PS2) Ratchet: Deadlocked (PS2) Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (PS2) SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS2) SSX on Tour (PS2, Xbox) Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PS2, Xbox) Star Wars Battlefront II (PS2, Xbox) Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (PS2, Xbox) Far Cry Instincts (Xbox) Jak X: Combat Racing (PS2) Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Xbox) L.A. Rush (PS2, Xbox) The Sims 2 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (PS2) Serious Sam II (Xbox) Battalion Wars (GameCube) Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (PS2) PC GamePro Previews: Black & White 2 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II Star Wars: Empire at War PC Game Pro Reviews: Quake 4 Black & White 2 Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault Games to Go Reviews: Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance) Metroid Prime Pinball (DS) Games to Go Previews: Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble (DS) Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (DS) Sports Pages: Blitz: The League (PS2, Xbox) NBA 2K6 (PS2, Xbox) NCAA March Madness 06 (PS2) Madden NFL 06 (PSP) FIFA Soccer 06 (PS2, Xbox) Role-Players Realm: X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse (PS2, Xbox) Preview: Dragon Quest VIII (PS2) Code Vault: Outlaw Tennis (Xbox) Big Mutha Truckers 2 (PS2) Capcom Fighting Evolution (PS2) NASCAR 06: Total Team Control (PS2) Rune: Viking Warlord (PS2) The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (Xbox) Madden NFL 06 (Xbox) Pariah (Xbox) Rave Master (GameCube) Death Jr. (PSP) Medievil: Resurrection (PSP) Metal Gear Acid (PSP) Tony Hawks Underground 2 Remix (PSP)
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Game Boy --- (Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity. Games for GB.) EDITOR'S NOTES (approx. 1/4 page; editorial by Selby Bateman; Game Boy success and game quality) SUPER STRATEGY (each a five page game overview with tips and screenshots) The Amazing Spider-Man Batman Double Dragon Final Fantasy Legend Fist of the North Star FEATURES AND MAPS (includes game overview, tips and screenshots, and level maps) The Castlevania Adventure (9 pages) Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear (7 pages) REVIEWS (one page each; game overview with tips and screenshots) Bases Loaded GB Boxxle The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle Flipull Golf Heavyweight Championship Boxing Hyper Lode Runner Ishido: The Way of Stones Kwirk: The Chilled Tomato Malibu Beach Volleyball Motocross Maniacs NFL Football Nemesis Penguin Wars QBillion Quarth Shanghai Skate or Die: Bad 'n' Rad Snoopy's Magic Show Solar Striker Space Invaders World Bowling (listed in contents as World Championship Bowling) BUYERS GUIDE (1/2 page game overview with screenshot) Boomer's Adventure in Asmik World Cosmic Tank Daedalian Opus Dead Heat Scramble Dexterity Heiankyo Alien Jordan vs. Bird: One on One Mousetrap Hotel NBA All-Star Challenge Paperboy Pipe Dream Revenge of the Gator Soccer Mania Super Scrabble Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan WWF Superstars Directory (one page; company contact information)
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    Scan updated with new version on Octobe 18, 2019 Features: Playing to Win (Editorial welcoming readers to the third issue) Map Your Way to Victory (Making your own game maps, or using those provided by the software, to ensure victory) Thumbs Up! Buying the Right Joysticks (Picking the proper peripheral for perfect play) Directory (Contact info for the companies whose games are listed inside) Strategies: Blaster Master Breakthru Contra Double Dragon Gauntlet Ghosts 'N' Goblins Iron Tank Karnov RoboWarrior Super Mario Bros. 2 Bases Loaded City Connection Commando Friday the 13th Galaga Ghostbusters Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf Legend of Kage Life Force Metal Gear Metroid Platoon Renegade Seicross Star Voyager Tetris (Tengen) 3-D World Runner T&C Surf Designs: Wood and Water Rage Xevious: The Avenger Notable Stuff: The editors' strategy to defeat the armored tanks on the Snow Field level of Contra is to let them kill you and just run by while invincible. Er...why not just stand on the left side of the screen and, you know, shoot them? Lots of spelling/grammar errors in the Gauntlet entry ('know' instead of 'now', 'them' instead of 'then', etc...). No mention of the fact you have to beat Ghosts 'N' Goblins twice, guys? For shame... The editors also seem to have trouble differentiating between 'loose' and 'lose'. The screenshot for Legend of Kage where it claims Kage has been killed by alerted guards is actually a shot of him reading the Scroll item, which results in a torrential rain of dead enemies. Alternate cover:
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    Head to Head Buyer's Beware ProNews Hot at the Arcades: F-Zero AX Cover Feature: To Live & Drive in L.A. - True Crime: Streets of L.A (PS2, Xbox) Special Feature: Soul of a Champion - Soul Calibur II (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) Special Feature: 'Ground Force - Tony Hawk's Underground (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) Special Feature: Destined for Greatness - Fable (Xbox) Special Feature: Deep Scars PC GamePro ProReviews/Previews: Call of Duty Final Fantasy XI Temple of Elemental Evil Halo PC Game Boy Advance Pro Reviews: Bokai: The Sun is in Your Hand Shining Soul Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game Boy Advance Previews: Super Mario Bros. 3: Super Mario Advance 4 The Sims Bustin' Out Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu Sneak Previews: Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (PS2) Tak and the Power of Juju (PS2) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (PS2) Medal of Honor Rising Sun (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) Whiplash (PS2) Legacy of Kain: Defiance (PS2, Xbox) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox) SSX 3 (PS2) The Sims Bustin' Out (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) Dynasty Warriors 4 (Xbox) Lupin the Third (PS2) Wrath Unleashed (PS2, Xbox) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PS2) Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox) Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (PS2) I-Ninja (PS2) Kya: Dark Lineage (PS2) Killer 7 (GameCube) Dragon Ball Z Budokai (GameCube) Mega Man X7 (PS2) Amped 2 (Xbox) Time Crisis 3 (PS2) Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance (PS2, Xbox) PlayStation 2 Pro Reviews: The Simpsons Hit & Run Futurama Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild Alter Echo Xbox Pro Reviews: Freedom Fighters Otogi: Myth of Demons The Great Escape GameCube Pro Reviews: F-Zero GX Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg P.N.03 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds Sports Pages: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) NFL Fever 2004 (Xbox) NASCAR Thunder 2004 (PS2, Xbox) Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GameCube) Previews: NFL Street (PS2, Xbox, GameCube), NBA Live 2004 (PS2, Xbox), FIFA Soccer 2004 (PS2, Xbox), NBA Jam (PS2, Xbox) Madden NFL 2004 (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) ProStrategy Guide Role-Player's Realm: Disgaea (PS2) Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII (PS2) Previews: Dynasty Tactics 2 (PS2), Dungeons & Dragons Heroes (Xbox) Code Vault: Bloody Roar Extreme (Xbox) Midnight Club II (Xbox) Pirates of the Caribbean (Xbox) Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 (PlayStation) Mace Griffon Bounty Hunter (Xbox) Rock 'n Roll Racing (Game Boy Advance) Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray (PS2, Xbox) Apex (Xbox) Big Mutha Truckers (PS2, Xbox) Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (Xbox) Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (Xbox) Reign of Fire (PS2, Xbox) James Bond 007: Nightfire (GameCube) Deathrow (Xbox) Iridion II (Game Boy Advance) The Simpsons Road Rage (Game Boy Advance) V-Rally 3 (Game Boy Advance) MLB Slugfest 20-04 (Game Boy Advance) Rugrats: I Gotta go Party (Game Boy Advance) Gauntlet: Dark Legacy (PS2) Spongebob Squarepants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (Game Boy Advance) Kim Possible (Game Boy Advance) The Muppets: On with the Show (Game Boy Advance) Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion (Game Boy Advance)
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Atari 2600/VCS Magnavox Odyssey2 arcade pinball Radio Shack TRS-80 Atari 400 Atari 800 Commodore VIC-20 Texas Instruments 99/4A Sinclair ZX-81 Apple II (TOC transcription follows, with (notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.) --- FEATURES VIDEO GAMES Interview: Nolan Bushnell King Pong talks about Atari, Chuck E. Cheese and what's good and bad about video games. The Absolutely, Positively Last Word on Pac-Man Profile of a phenomenon - by Steve Bloom. They've Got Their ACT-ivision Together The leading software specialists in the burgeoning TV-games business may triple their sales in '82 - by Randi Hacker. (includes 'Like, Imagic' sidebar) PLAY BALL! Can't Tell the Computer Without a Scorecard A primer for computer illiterates and a guide to what to buy - by Howard Coors. Hey, Buddy! Can You Spare a Quarter? Don't look now but John Holmstrom's on the loose. His bonzo sketches and gonzo scribblings come from deep within the heart of video darkness. SPECIAL SECTION BEATING THE GAMES How to play 15 of the most popular coin-op videos. Including Donkey Kong, Robotron, Amidar, Frenzy and Zaxxon. (b&w; 1-page of tips per game; includes arcade cabinet/pinball machine product shot and (if applicable) game screenshot) Stargate Space Duel Hyperball (pinball) Donkey Kong Turbo Ms. Pac-Man Zaxxon Robotron Bosconian Frenzy Mousetrap Centipede Qix Tempest Amidar DEPARTMENTS HYPERSPACE (editorial) A word from the editor. BLIPS (news section) Buckner & Garcia, New York's proposed games tax, Mesquite update, videostats, CES preview. Q&A With Buckner & Garcia (interview) Be the First on Your Block (sidebar; misc new products) Just the Tax, Jack (NY proposed games tax) Best Little Court Case in Texas (Mesquite v Aladdin's Castle) SF to Atari: Thanks (sidebar; Atari donates to 'Save the Cable Cars' campaign) Welcome to CES! (CES preview) Four Score and Seven Billion Points Ago... (sidebar; Twin Galaxy scores) Doonesbury, Tank McNamara, Cathy (newspaper comic strips, video game themed) DR. VIDEO Clinicians across America are starting to use video games as a therapy tool. Dr. William Lynch discusses his findings. ('Video Games as Therapy a Modest Success') COIN-OP SHOP Steve Bloom's diary of recent AOE extravaganza. ('AOE Report: Showdown in Chi-town') HARD SELL A laborious look at Atari's VCS and N.A.P.'s Odyssey2 - by Randi Hacker. ('Atari's VCS vs. Odyssey2 - Pick 'em') BOOK BEAT How's about all those how-tos? Bob Mecoy reviews a bunch. How to Master the Video Games How to Master Home Video Games Score! Beating the Top 16 Video Games How to Win at Pac-Man Playing Ms. Pac-Man to Win! How to Beat the Video Games Winners' Book of Video Games OUTTAKES (photos)
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    Opening Shots Spawn Point - Games. Gossip. Gear. Previews: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) God of War II (PS2) F.E.A.R. (PS3) The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (PC) S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC) Heatseeker (PS2, Wii, PSP) Feature: Burning Down the House Feature: You Don't Know Jack - Sony Strikes Back Feature: What is the Club? ProStrategy: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Conquering All 21 Bosses Feature: New Tech - 7 Game Changing Ideas Reviews: Guitar Hero II (Xbox 360) Sid Meir's Pirates! (PSP) Lunar Knights (DS) Trioncube (DS) Def Jam: Icon (Xbox 360) WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Wii) Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3) World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC) Supreme Commander (PC) Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (PSP) Ghost Rider (PS2) Bullet Watch (Xbox 360) The Hub: Ask the Pros, Head 2 Head
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    Insert Coin Interface Letters to the Editor Fandom Central - The Good Zines part 3 Press Start Gaming Gossip Tricks of the Trade: Star Wars: Rebel Assault (3DO) Looney Tunes B-Ball (Super NES) Ogre Battle (Super NES) Eternal Champions (Sega CD) Gex (3DO) Panzer Dragoon (Saturn) Panic (Sega CD) NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Genesis) Heads or Tails: Mortal Kombat 3 Next Wave: Rayman (PlayStation, Saturn) Dragon (Super NES) Virtual Hydlide (Saturn) Ice Breaker (3DO) Panzer General (3DO) Zhadnost (3DO) Demolition Man (Genesis) Strahl (3DO) Ballz - Director's Cut (3DO) Total Eclipse Turbo (PlayStation) International Outlook: Final Fight 3 (Super Famicom), Virtua Fighter Remix (Saturn), Super Bomberman 3 (Super Famicom), Battle Monsters (Saturn) Arcade Action: P-47 Aces, Virtua Striker, Cool Riders, Street Fighter Alpha, World Heroes Perfect Special Feature! Tekken 2 Special Feature: Chrono Trigger (Super NES) Special Feature: WipeOut Special Feature: Nova Storm, Assault Rigs, Krazy Ivan, Destruction Derby Super NES: Killer Instinct Doom Genesis: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 32X: Blackthorne 3DO: Syndicate Jaguar: Rayman
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    Insert Coin: "In the name of the game...," by Steve Harris Interface: Letters to the Editor Review Crew: Game Boy: Burai Fighter Genesis: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Dynamite Duke, Final Zone, John Madden Football Lynx: Rygar Master System: Joe Montana Football NES: Caveman Games, Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy, Silver Surfer, Werewolf Gaming Gossip: by Quartermann Electronic Gaming Express: Sega CD final specs Game Boy to NES converter Next Wave (previews): Genesis: Dick Tracy, Gynoug, Thunder Force 4 Master System: Buster Douglas Boxing, Pat Riley Basketball NES: Metal Storm, Pac-Mania TurboGrafx-16: Bomberman Tricks of the Trade (codes): Game Boy: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Genesis: Phelios NES: Journey to Silius TurboGrafx-16: Bravoman, Klax, Super Star Soldier, Veigues Tactical Gladiator International Outlook: Mega Drive: Crackdown, Darius 2, Gaiares, Twin Cobra, V-Attack Super Famicom: Ghouls & Ghosts 3, Jelly Bean Simpsons Pinball (2 page report) Nintendo Player: Simpsons: Bart vs Space Mutants TMNT II: The Arcade Game Sega Masters: Ghouls & Ghosts Outpost: Genesis: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Dynamite Duke John Madden Football Turbo Champ: Super Star Soldier Ninja Spirit high score contest Atari Adventure: Rygar Game Boy Club: 4 player adapter Burgertime Chase HQ Double Dribble 5 on 5 F-1 Race Gremlins 2 Kung Fu Master Operation C R-Type Spot Wizardry Super Play: Ultima: Quest of the Avatar (4 pages) Sega Genesis Batman contest Screen Play (movies): Highlander 2: The Quickening Shadow of the Ninja contest Top Score Club: Target Earth (Game of the Month) ...and many others for Nintendo, Sega, Turbo, Genesis, Arcade. Game Over! (endings): Ys: Book I & II
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System - Famicom Nintendo Game Boy Sega Master System Sega Genesis - Mega Drive NEC TurboGrafx-16 - PC-Engine NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD Player Atari Lynx SNK Neo Geo --- Insert Coin - Giving The Players What They Want... by Steve Harris (editorial) Interface: Letters To The Editor Electronic Gaming Review Crew Total Recall (NES) Journey to Silius (NES) Rollergames (NES) Swords & Serpents (NES) Super Monaco GP (SMS) Columns (SMS) Devil's Crush (TG16) Psychosis (TG16) Moonwalker (Gen) Budoken (Gen) Wizards & Warriors X (GB) Batman (GB) Klax (Lynx) Xenophobe (Lynx) Gaming Gossip by Quartermann Next Wave (capsule previews; featured in contents section) Shadow of the Ninja (NES) Y's - Books 1 and 2 (TG16CD) (Ys Books I & II) Legendary Axe 2 (TG16) Bravoman (TG16) Dragon's Curse (TG16) Tiger Road (TG16) Electronic Gaming Express - SNK Announces Stateside Release of 32-Bit Neo-Geo System!! (featured in contents section) Tricks of the Trade Ghouls and Ghosts (Gen) (Ghouls n Ghosts) Thunder Force 3 (Gen) Cyber Core (TG16) Ninja Gaiden 2 (NES) Chip's Challenge (Lynx) Gauntlet: The Third Encounter (Lynx) Dynowarz (NES) Blazing Lazers (TG16) Double Dungeons (TG16) Rad Racer 2 (NES) Bonk's Adventure (TG16) World Court Tennis (TG16) Ironsword (NES) Dig Dug 2 (NES) Tecmo World Wrestling (NES) Populous (Gen) Deep Blue (TG16) Cosmic Epsilon (NES) King of Casino (TG16) Castlevania 3 (NES) International Outlook - The Tokyo Toy Show - The Games of 1991! (10 pages of overseas coverage; featured in contents section as 'EGM Blazes Into Tokyo For The Ultimate Game Show') Nintendo Player (NES 2-page 'Fact Files') Mega Man 3 Sega Masters (SMS 1-page 'Fact Files') Gain Ground Super Monaco GP Turbo Champ (TG16 2-page 'Fact Files') Psychosis Outpost: Genesis (2-page 'Fact Files') Thunder Force III Whip Rush Atari Adventure - New Games Coming Soon for the Lynx (capsule previews) Rampage Slime World Paperboy Zarlor Mercenary Xenophobe Klax Road Blasters Vindicators Ms. Pac Man Rygar 3-D Barrage Gameboy Club (1-page 'Fact Files') Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan Screen Play - Electronic Gaming & Beyond (movies & TV; featured in contents section) Team High Scores Game Over! - Bonk's Adventure (spoiler alert!)