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Expert Gamer Issue 52

ISSUE: 52Content

Systems Covered:


  • Editorial: To Replay or Not to Replay: That is the Question! (Howard Grossman sounds off on replayability in games and how it's evolved over time to mean something different.)
  • Gamers' Forum (Letters to the Gaming Goddess)
  • Game Over: Banjo Kazooie (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Contest: Guess the Ending and Win
  • Poster * (see comments below)

Tricks of the Trade (cheats galore):

  • Nintendo 64 Codes
  • PlayStation Codes
  • Arcade Tricks
  • Saturn Codes
  • Gameshark Codes

Strategy Guides:

  • Parasite Eve (PS1) - Complete walkthrough, including EX-Game
  • Spyro the Dragon (PS1) - Gem locations
  • Future Cop L.A.P.D. (PS1) - Crime War maps, Objectives, and Precinct Assault hints
  • Kagero: Deception II (PS1) - Killer Combos and Castle Maps
  • G-Darius (PS1) - Boss strategies and Secrets
  • Street FIghter EX 2 (ARC) - Complete moves list

Quick Hits (Strategies for passing specific points in certain games):

  • Devil Dice (PS1)
  • Roll Away (PS1)
  • NFL Blitz (Nintendo 64">N64)

Notable Stuff:

  • The spine features a small, super-deformed illustration of a surprised/shocked Aya Brea (from Parasite Eve). Cute! ^_^
  • Grossman's editorial is right on the money with regards to how companies have redefined the concept of replayability over the years, including the dirty trick of forcing you to replay a game several times in order to consider it truly finished. Even if you skip the editorial content regularly, give this one a read.
  • Much like Tips & Tricks, Expert Gamer runs a metric ton of cheats for every system in their magazines, so we're not indexing them all in the interest of keeping this entry easier to read.
  • The strategy guides in this issue are well worth the price of admission, especially for Parasite Eve which includes an item list and general strategies for beating the EX-Game, something many other magazines didn't offer.
  • That said, this issue is extremely PlayStation-heavy. Nintendo and Sega gamers have almost no reason to pick up this issue, save for the copious tricks sections.
  • The ending screen pictured in the 'Guess the Game Ending' contest is from Metal Gear (NES). Travel back through time to November 1998 with this information and you could win an Expert Gamer t-shirt!
  • This issue is supposed to come with a poster, but I don't have it. If someone else knows what that poster is for, please fill it in above.

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    Title: Expert Gamer Issue 52
    Month: October
    Year: 1998
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Howard Grossman
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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