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Game Informer Issue 49

ISSUE: 49Content


  • Letter From the Editor: How Low Can You Go? (Andy McNamara muses on what hardware price drops mean to the industry and gamers themselves)
  • Dear GI (Reader letters, reader art, reader attitude)
  • Cover Story: Fighters Megamix (SAT) (Learn the ins and outs of this massive 3D brawler)
  • GI Feature: Interview with Hiroshi Kataoka (Sega's AM2 Crew Chief details the creation of Fighters Megamix)
  • Spotlight on the Future of Shiny Entertainment (Producer Dave Perry sits for the thumbscrews as GI forces him to explain what's next for MDK, Earthworm Jim, and Wild 9)
  • GI News (A new Mortal Kombat movie, Sony's Analog controller, Tiger handhelds, the debut of the Yaroze development system, and a first look at Tomb Raider 2 are among the top stories)
  • Classic Game Informer (GI looks back at the Atari Lynx)

Nintendo 64 Review:

  • FIFA 64

PlayStatation/Saturn Preview:

  • Fighting Force

PlayStation Preview:

  • Xevious 3D
  • Tobal 2 (Japan only)
  • Bushido Blade
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
  • Grand Slam
  • Triple Play 98

PlayStation Review:

  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Powerslave
  • Brahma Force
  • Thunder Truck Rally
  • WCW vs. The World
  • Test Drive Off-Road
  • VR Baseball '97
  • Goal Storm '97
  • Professional Underground League of Pain

Saturn Preview:

  • Scorcher

Saturn Review:

  • Scud: The Disposable Assassin

Game Informer PC:

  • Pod
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Star Wars: Yoda Stories
  • Emperor of the Fading Suns
  • Sega Rally
  • Into the Void
  • Nihilist

Arcade Brigade Special Report:

  • Tekken 3
  • HangPilot
  • Top Skater Sega Skateboarding
  • Mace: The Dark Age
  • Operation Thunder Hurricane
  • Rampage World Tour
  • GTI Club Rally Cote D'Azur
  • Sega Super GT

At A Glance (Quickie reviews and previews):

  • The Crow: City of Angels (PS1/SAT)
  • NHL Breakaway '98 (PS1/SAT)
  • Macross Digital Missions VF-X (PS1)
  • NFL Quarterback Club '98 (PS1/SAT)
  • Norse by Norsewest (PS1)
  • All-Star Baseball '97 Featuring Frank Thomas (PS1/SAT)
  • Blast Corps (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Swagman (SAT)
  • Mission: Impossible (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Droid Hunter (PS1)
  • MLBPA Bottom of the 9th '97 (PS1)
  • MDK (PS1)

Secret Access (Cheats, cheats, everywhere the cheats...)

  • Dragon Force (SAT)
  • Killer Instinct Gold (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (GEN)
  • Command & Conquer (SAT)
  • Die Hard Trilogy (PS1)
  • NFL GameDay '97 (PS1)
  • Wipeout XL (PS1)
  • Disruptor (PS1)
  • Suikoden (PS1)
  • Re-Loaded (PS1)
  • In The Zone 2 (PS1)
  • AMOK (SAT)
  • Spider (PS1)
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (PS1)
  • Street Racer (PS1)
  • Test Drive: Off-Road (PS1)
  • Triple Play 97 (PS1)
  • Machine Head (PS1)
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault II (PS1)
  • Formula One (PS1)
  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Rally Cross (PS1)
  • Twisted Metal 2 (PS1)
  • Krazy Ivan (PS1)
  • Jet Moto (PS1)
  • Mario Andretti Racing (SAT)
  • Blast Chamber (PS1)
  • Soviet Strike (PS1) (GameShark Codes)

Notable Stuff:

  • Dear GI this issue has a layout that looks borrowed from Diehard GameFan. Just sayin'.
  • InterAct's Memory Card Pro woes provide proof of why you should stick with first-party products for your game saving needs.
  • This issue comes with a full-size Fighters Megamix poster!
  • Why we got the average Tobal No. 1 but not the infinitely superior Tobal 2 from Square is something all US gamers are left to ponder.

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 49
    Month: May
    Year: 1997
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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