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EGM2 Issue 38

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  • Highlights of E3 - Every last ding-dang scrap of info the editors could cram between the covers, guaranteed to set your mouth to 'Salivate' and your heart to 'Explode'!
  • Tekken 3 Revealed! - You thought this arcade game's secrets had been torn apart and revealed in their entirety? You ain't seen nothing yet, chumps.
  • Tricks of the Trade: Top Tricks - The best codes ever printed for the best games of the 16- and 32-bit eras make an encore appearance in this special feature.


  • Insert Coin: Let the Games Begin...! - The EGM2 editorial force descends upon E3 with a vengeance. None emerged unscathed.
  • Gamers' Forum - Your chance to talk to the editors
    • Interface - Letters to the Editor
    • What If? - Bizarre scenarios and situations submitted by readers.
    • Trash Talk - Need a little help dishing out the insults? Try some of these reader-submitted pieces of tactical abuse.
    • Q&A - The monthly feedback column. EGM2 asks, you get to answer.
    • Letter Art - People draw things on envelopes.
    • Top of the World - Readers and editors weigh in on their top games, arcade titles, pinball tables, and more.
    • High Scores - Beat the editors and win cool prizes. This month's challenge: land more than 165 hits on the Corneria stage in StarFox 64.
  • Game Over - Spoiling the dickens out of Wild Arms by revealing the ending.
  • What's Next? - New issues of EGM and EGM2 are only a few weeks away, and with them come coverage of Tomb Raider IIFinal Fantasy VIIGoldenEye: 007, and so much more.

Tricks of the Trade:

  • Thunder Truck Rally (PS1)
  • Robo Pit (SAT)
  • Tiger Shark (PS1)
  • Ten Pin Ally (PS1)
  • Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition (PS1)
  • Machine Head (PS1)
  • Rush Hour (PS1)
  • Robotron X (PS1)
  • Iron Man / X-O Manowar (PS1)
  • Machine Head (SAT)
  • Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire (N64)
  • Codename: Tenka (PS1)
  • Die Hard Trilogy (PS1)
  • TNN Hardcore 4x4 (PS1)
  • GameShark Codes:
    • Descent Maximum (PS1)
    • Hexen (PS1)
    • MechWarrior II (PS1)
    • Norse By Norsewest (PS1)
    • Need For Speed 2 (PS1)
    • Psychic Force (PS1)
    • Overblood (PS1)
    • Rage Racer (PS1)
    • Rush Hour (PS1)
    • Contra (SAT)
    • Crypt Killer (SAT)
    • Doom (SAT)
    • Fighters Megamix (SAT)
    • MechWarrior II (SAT)
    • Norse By Norsewest (SAT)
    • Powerslave (SAT)
    • Legend of Oasis (SAT)
    • Tunnel B1 (SAT)
    • Battle Monsters (SAT)


  • Ogre Battle (PS1)
  • Shining the Holy Ark (SAT)
  • WarCraft II (PS1/SAT)
  • Syndicate Wars (PS1)
  • Swagman (PS1/SAT)
  • Tekken 3 (ARC)
  • International Superstar Soccer 64 (N64) / Goal Storm '97 (PS1)

Ads (in order of appearance):

  • Fighting Force (PS1)
  • Grand Tour Racing '98 (PS1)
  • NFL Quarterback Club '98 (PS1) / NHL Breakaway '98 (PS1)
  • International Superstar Soccer 64 (N64)
  • Sports Video Games / Ultimate Guide to Fighting Games 1997 Edition / EGM's Player's Guide to Video Games for the Nintendo 64
  • Machine Hunter (PS1)
  • World Series Baseball '98 (SAT)
  • Wild Arms (PS1)
  • Eidos PlayStation Games - Fighting Force / Deathtrap Dungeon / Tomb Raider 2
  • Deathtrap Dungeon (PS1)
  • Alps Interactive Game Pad for PlayStation
  • Clay Fighters 63 1/3 (N64)
  • GoldenEye 007 (N64)
  • Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS1)
  • Manga Video releases - Street Fighter II VGhost in the Shell, and Ninja Scroll
  • Jersey Devil (PS1)
  • Thunder Truck Rally (PS1)
  • Steel Reign (PS1)
  • Namco Museum Vol. 4 (PS1)
  • Clock Tower (PS1)
  • Sega Ages (SAT)
  • Raystorm (PS1)
  • Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean (SAT)
  • Ogre Battle (PS1)
  • Gex: Enter the Gecko (PS1/PC)
  • Akuji the Heartless (PS1)
  • Battle Arena Toshinden 3 (PS1)
  • NAKI Red Sight Laser Target System light gun
  • F1 Pole Position 64 (N64)
  • Dynasty Warriors (PS1)
  • Dark Rift (N64/PC)
  • Tecmo PlayStation games - Monster Rancher / Tecmo Stackers / Dead or Alive / Tecmo's Deception
  • VR Baseball '97 (PS1/PC)
  • ID4: Independence Day sweepstakes
  • Chips & Bits, Inc.
  • VideoGameSpot.com
  • BRE Software
  • Win the Ultimate Gaming Rig contest
  • Tommo, Inc.
  • Herc's Adventures (PS1/SAT)
  • Mega Man 8 (PS1)

Notable Stuff:

  • The cover art shown for Fighting Force and Tomb Raider II in the Eidos Games ad is preliminary, and was changed for the final releases.
  • The dominatrix-themed ad for Deathtrap Dungeon shown in this issue (and several other magazines of the period) resulted in a huge outcry from parents for sexually-suggestive imagery in a magazine aimed mostly at children and teenagers.
  • The Clock Tower ad is designed to look like an actual review on first glance. From Software did a similar sneaky thing with its King's Field ads.
  • The art guy forgot to make the white background of the Dracula artwork for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on page 91 transparent. Because of this, it completely wipes out a chunk of three different screenshots, as well as the words 'The Night' in the game's title.
  • Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi is one of the "Big 15" games of E3. By the time it comes out, it will be reviled as one of the worst Star Wars games ever created by every reviewer of the day, save for GamePro's Scary Larry.
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    Title: EGM2 Issue 38
    Month: August
    Year: 1997
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Howard Grossman
    Pages: 114
    Price: $4.99/$6.50 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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