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  • Title: Ultra Game Players Issue 93
  • Month: January
  • Year: 1997
  • Publisher: Imagine Publishing
  • Editor: Chris Slate
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
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Content Issue:#93

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE
 
Sega Saturn
Nintendo 64
Sony Playstation
PC - PC CD-ROM
arcade
 
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(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents.  (Notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.)
 
LOADING (editorial and staff bios)
 
ON THE DISC (description of disc contents; mac and pc demos, videogame videos)
 
NEWS (eight pages total)

  • Shoshinkai '97: Nintendo Stands Tall ('Nintendo's annual show did not disappoint;' show coverage; Zelda 64, Starfox 64, Mario Kart 64, Yoshi's Island 64, more; 3.33 pages)
  • The Online Gaming Wars Begin ('Both TEN and MPath Interactive launch online gaming services')
  • Sega Slashes Software Prices ('In the ongoing console wars, Sega has fired an important shot in cutting the price of its titles')
  • Take 2 ('Take 2 acquires Mission and announces agreement with Legend')
  • New Euro Help For SCEA ('The latest addition to Sony's US management team hails from Sony Europe')
  • Arcade Focus (brief AMOA, JAMMA commentary)
  • Options (accessory and peripheral reviews:)
    • Wireless Pro Controller (PS)
    • Saturn Stick (Sat)
  • Initial N64 Sell Out ('Nintendo frontman, Howard Lincoln, boasts of Nintendo's initial sales.')
  • News Feed (collection of short news stories)
  • Editorial Corrections
  • Wiretap (rumors and speculation:)
    • Date East Heads Back East
    • No Go for M2?
    • Nintendo Unveiling Atlantis (Virtual Boy)
    • Die Hard Sega Gossip
    • Epic Working on Nintendo 64?
    • Bits & Bytes (collection of short rumormill stories)
Ultra Game Players - 50 Big Videogame Predictions For 1997 (predictions for the coming year, sectioned by quarter; five pages; includes '10 Things We'd Love To See, But Won't' sidebar)
 
PREVIEWS (game previews; 1/2 - 1 page each)
  • Resident Evil 2 (PS,Sat,PC)
  • Riglord Saga 2 (Sat)
  • Sangoku Musou (PS)
  • Spider (PS)
  • Toshinden 3 (PS)
  • Christmas Nights (Sat) (aka Nights into Dreams Limited Edition; two pages)
  • Hexen II (PC)
  • Final Fantasy VII (PS; 1.5 pages)
  • Soul Blade (PS)
  • Test Drive: Off Road (PS,PC)
  • Scud (Sat,PC)
  • Bushido Blade (PS)
  • Dark Earth (PC)
REVIEWS (game reviews; one page each unless noted)
  • Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition (Sat)
  • Twisted Metal 2 (PS)
  • Sonic 3D Blast (Sat)
  • Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries (PCCD)
  • Killer Instinct Gold (N64)
  • Virtua Cop 2 (Sat)
  • Virtual On (Sat)
  • Jet Moto (PS)
  • Shadows of the Empire (N64)
  • 2xtreme (PS)
  • Cruisin' USA (N64)
  • Kings Field II (PS)
  • Terminator: Skynet (PCCD)
  • Contra: Legacy of War (PS)
SPORTSLINE (sports game reviews, previews; one page each unless noted)
  • Worldwide Soccer '97 (Sat; capsule import preview) 
  • NBA Shootout '97 (PS; preview)
  • NFL Gameday '97 (PS; preview)
  • In the Zone 2 (PS; review)
  • FIFA '97 (PS; review)
ALL ACCESS (codes, tips, cheats; three pages (not counting Tomb Raider guide))
  • Wipeout XL (PS)
  • Spot Goes to Hollywood (PS)
  • NHL Powerplay (Sat)
  • Waverace 64 (N64)
  • Project Overkill (PS)
  • Game Shark Codes (PS,Sat)
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PS,Sat)
  • Shattered Steel (PC)
  • Tomb Raider Part Two (PS,Sat,PC; strategy guide; nine pages)
NETWORK (reader mail and artwork; five pages; includes 'The Jaded Gamer,'The Fan Site of the Month,' and 'Ask the Industry' sidebars)
 
Release List (release calendar)
 
RATED (collective review score summation from prior issues; two pages)
 
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(UGP subscribers received an exclusive, b&w two-page insert with their issue, with additional coverage of the following:)
 
Mario Kart 64
Star Fox 64
Zelda 64
 
 
 



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