EGM2 Issue 43

ISSUE: 43Content


  • Editorial: Sequels' Secret Success (Howard Grossman ruminates on why video game sequels so often succeed while movie sequels suffer a death-spiral)
  • Strategy Talk (The Gaming Goddess answers readers' letters and gaming questions)
  • Online (What's new at
  • Tricks of the Year '97 (The Code Cowboy takes over from The Code Wizard and throws out a plethora of cheats and tricks for all systems)
  • Game Over: EGM2 spoils every ending for every character in Mortal Kombat 4 (ARC).
  • Next Month: What's coming in EGM, EGM2, and Official US PlayStation Magazine.

Tricks of the Trade:

  • Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
  • NHL 98 (PS1)
  • 007 GoldenEye (N64)
  • San Francisco Rush (N64)
  • NCAA GameBreaker 98 (PS1)
  • Pandemonium 2 (PS1)
  • Clayfighter 63 1/3 (N64)
  • Resident Evil (SAT)
  • Duke Nukem 64 (N64)
  • Treasures of the Deep (PS1)
  • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (PS1)
  • Top Gear Rally (N64)
  • Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (PS1)
  • Ogre Battle (PS1)
  • Armored Core (PS1)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS1)
  • Madden 98 (PS1)
  • Nuclear Strike (PS1)

Strategy Guides:

  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PS1) Strategy guide, part 2 of 2
  • Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi (PS1) Complete moves list
  • Auto Destruct (PS1) Maps and level tips
  • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (PS1) Passing all the trials
  • NBA Live 98 (PS1) Tips for slammin' and jammin' on your opponents
  • NCAA GameBreaker 98 (PS1) Offensive tips and Easter eggs
  • Tomb Raider 2 (PS1) Complete game walkthrough, part 1 of 2
  • Diddy Kong Racing (N64) Track tips and racer comparisons
  • Bomberman 64 (N64) Boss tips and gold card locations
  • Sonic-R (SAT): Unlocking the hidden characters
  • NFL Blitz (ARC): Coaching tips and guides for offense and defense
  • Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (ARC): Move lists for all characters
  • Mortal Kombat 4 (ARC): Move lists and fatalities for all characters
  • San Francisco Rush: The Rock (ARC): Beating the later tracks

Ads (in order of appearance):

  • Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi (PS1)
  • Deathtrap Dungeon (PS1)
  • San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing (PS1/N64)
  • EGM Talkline 1-900-PRE-VIEW
  • Mass Destruction (PS1/SAT/PC)
  • Need For Speed: V-Rally (PS1)
  • WCW vs. NWO: World Tour (N64)
  • WCW Nitro (PS1)
  • Fighting Force (PS1)
  • Pepsi/PlayStation promotion
  • Reality Quest's Video Game Control Glove controller (PS1)
  • Mad Catz Real Wheel steering controller (PS1/N64)
  • website
  • Chameleon Twist (N64)
  • One (PS1)
  • Felony 11-79 (PS1)
  • Alps Interactive Gamepad controller (PS1)
  • Clock Tower (PS1)
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PS1)
  • Tomb Raider II (PS1/PC)
  • Chips & Bits, Inc. mail order
  • Midway Rocks the House ad supplement:
    • Rampage World Tour (PS1/SAT)
    • Top Gear Rally (N64)
    • Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey '98 (PS1/N64)
    • Mace: The Dark Ages (PS1/N64/PC)
    • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (PS1/N64)
    • Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2 (PS1)
    • Pandemonium 2 (PS1)
    • NBA Fastbreak '98 (PS1)
    • Maximum Force (PS1/SAT/PC)
    • San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing (PS1/N64/PC)
    • Coming Soon: Gex: Enter the Gecko / Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding / Olympic Hockey '98
  • BRE Software mail order
  • Tommo, Inc. mail order
  • Innovation Extreme Nintendo 64 peripherals
  • Win the Ultimate Gaming Rig contest
  • Japan Video Games mail order
  • FuncoLand Super Store mail order
  • Game Express mail order
  • Game Cave mail order
  • InterAct Game Shark cheat device (PS1/SAT/N64)
  • NBA Action '98 (SAT)

Notable Stuff:

  • EGM2 features Pac-Man on their 1-900-PRE-VIEW news line with the caption, "Feeling A Little Behind The Times?"
  • ASCII really goes all out on the gore talk in their Clock Tower ad: "It's one thing to take a bullet like a man, but how does one take 3-foot long, razor sharp scissors? How do you avert decapitation and keep your entrails from spilling all over the kitchen floor?" Jesus Christ, guys...!
  • You know, if you're reading a magazine to find out what's new on a gaming're doing it wrong. Sorry.
  • Midway must have been very desperate to get people to buy San Francisco Rush (Nintendo 64">N64), because the same full-page ad runs in the magazine twice.
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    Title: EGM2 Issue 43
    Month: January
    Year: 1998
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Howard Grossman
    Pages: 112
    Price: $4.99/$6.50 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 4

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