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EGM2 Issue 39

ISSUE: 39Content


  • Final Fantasy VII (PS1): A pull-out poster featuring the overworld map on one side, and a character breakdown on the other.


  • Insert Coin (Editorial): Instant Replay - Editor Howard Grossman ruminates on how game designers are expanding the notion of replayability in games.
  • Gamers' Forum 
    • Interface: Letters from Readers
    • What If...?: Readers offer up their weirdest ideas.
    • Trash Talk: Reader-submitted taunts to try out on your friends.
    • EGM2 Letter Art: Decorate the envelope, win an ASCII Specialized Control Pad!
    • Top of the World: The best-selling or best-performing games in the US, Japan, arcades, and pinball.
    • High Scores: Beat the EGM2 staff at their own game, and take home the bragging rights. This month's contest is to get more than 176 hits on the Corneria level in StarFox 64.
  • Tricks of the Trade Top Tricks: A gathering of epic cheats, codes, and tips garnered from previous issues.
  • Game Over: The EGM2 staff spoils the ending for StarFox 64Shining the Holy Ark, and all twenty(!) endings for Harvest Moon.
  • What's Next?: EGM's haunted Halloween Special and EGM2's Castlevania blowout!

Tricks of the Trade (Cheats for your cheating heart):

  • Casper: The Movie (PS1)
  • Dynasty Warriors (PS1)
  • Dark Rift (N64)
  • Hexen (PS1)
  • Disney's Hercules Action Game (PS1)
  • Dragon Force (SAT)
  • Twisted Metal 2 (PS1)
  • NHL FaceOff '97 (PS1)
  • NBA Shoot Out '97 (PS1)
  • Hexen (SAT)
  • Tomb Raider (PS1)
  • GameShark PlayStation Codes:
    • All Star Baseball '97
    • Broken Helix
    • Cool Boarders
    • Dynasty Warriors
    • Overblood
    • Codename: Tenka
    • Rush Hour
    • Rage Racer
    • Thunder Truck Rally
    • VR Baseball '97
    • Twisted Metal 2
    • War Gods
    • Xevious 3D
    • Wild Arms
  • GameShark Saturn Codes:
    • All Star Baseball '97
    • Andretti Racing
    • Battle Stations
    • Fighters Megamix
    • Madden '97
    • Iron Storm
    • Mega Man 8
    • SCUD: The Disposable Assassin

Strategy Talk:

  • NFL GameDay '98 (PS1): An overview of hints to help you rule the field.
  • GoldenEye (N64): General game tips and objectives for the first two Missions.
  • Mortal Kombat 4 (ARC): A preliminary look at the "MK4 Road Tour" preview build of the game, plus a special moves list (See 'Notable Stuff' below).
  • Tekken 3 (ARC): A full move list for Gun Jack, Bryan Fury, Heihachi, Julia Chang, Kuma/Panda, and Ogre 1 & 2, plus some special character tricks and stages you can unlock through button combos.
  • Ace Combat 2 (PS1): A run-down of the various mission objectives.
  • Disney's Hercules Action Game (PS1): A guide to collectibles locations plus boss fight strategies.
  • F1 Pole Position 64 (N64): General racing tips and customization guide.
  • Final Fantasy VII (PS1): Massive, multi-page, just-the-facts-ma'am walkthrough for the entire game.
  • Clock Tower (PS1): General gameplay tips, plus a walkthrough to Jennifer's best ending and a breakdown of how to get the other 9 endings.
  • Tetrisphere (N64): Hands-on strategies for beginning players.
  • Felony 11-79 (PS1): Full stage maps and breakdowns of how to acquire every vehicle in the game.
  • MLB '98 (PS1): Game-winning tips for both pitching and batting, plus the best stats for created players based on their field positions.

Ads (in order of appearance):

  • Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
  • Nightmare Creatures (PS1)
  • Fantastic Four (PS1)
  • International Superstar Soccer (N64)
  • EGM subscription ad
  • Mad Catz Real Wheel steering controller (PS1/N64/SAT/PC)
  • Eidos PlayStation Games (Fighting Force / Deathtrap Dungeon / Tomb Raider 2)
  • Deathtrap Dungeon (PS1/PC)
  • MDK (PS1)
  • Machine Hunter (PS1/PC)
  • Herc's Adventures (PS1/SAT)
  • Jersey Devil (PS1)
  • Ace Combat 2 (PS1)
  • Pandemonium 2 (PS1)
  • G.Police (PS1)
  • Clay Fighter 63 1/3 (N64)
  • F1 Pole Position 64 (N64)
  • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (PS1)
  • Disney's Hercules Action Game (PS1)
  • Alps Interactive Gamepad controller (PS1)
  • Maximum Force (PS1/SAT)
  • Mace: The Dark Age (PS1/N64)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PS1/SAT)
  • Ogre Battle (PS1)
  • Dark Rift (N64/PC)
  • StarFox 64 (N64)
  • Red Asphalt (PS1)
  • Grand Tour Racing '98 (PS1)
  • Nuclear Strike (PS1/PC)
  • Sega Ages (SAT)
  • RayStorm (PS1)
  • Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean (SAT)
  • Felony 11-79 (PS1)
  • Excalibur 2555 (PS1/PC)
  • Dynasty Warriors (PS1)
  • Fighting Force (PS1)
  • Wild 9 (PS1/SAT)
  • Tecmo Stackers
  • NAKI Red Sight Laser lightgun peripheral
  • Clock Tower (PS1)
  • NHL Breakaway '98 (PS1/SAT/N64/PC)
  • MLB '98 Sears Funtronics coupon
  • ACT Labs Gunz Arcade Shooter lightgun
  • Reel Fishing (PS1)
  • NHL Powerplay '98 (PS1/PC)
  • Chips & Bits, Inc. mail order
  • Final Fantasy VII Sears Funtronics coupon
  • EGM's TalkLine 1-900-PRE-VIEW
  • BRE Software mail order
  • Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (PS1)
  • World Series Baseball '98 (SAT)

Notable Stuff:

  • This is the first time I've ever seen the EGM2 editors respond directly to a "What if...?" posed by a reader.
  • The ad for Wild 9 indicates it is in development for both the PlayStation and Saturn, but the Saturn version was canceled before release.
  • Only six of the nine playable fighters in the MK4 Road Tour preview have their special moves programmed. Noob Saibot, Quan-Chi, and Shanuk (before Midway finalized his name as "Shinnok") have only basic punches and kicks.
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    Title: EGM2 Issue 39
    Month: September
    Year: 1997
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Howard Grossman
    Pages: 126
    Price: $4.99/$6.50 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 3

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