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Hardcore Gamer Issue 20

ISSUE: 20Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Sony Playstation 2
  • Sony Playstation 3
  • Sony PSP
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  • Nintendo DS
  • PC
  • mobile
  • arcade

(retro coverage:)

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Neo Geo
  • Sega Genesis - 32X
  • Atari 2600
  • Commodore 64
  • Amiga
  • Atari 800
  • Apple II
  • Sega CD
  • Game Boy
  • Saturn
  • arcade
  • Odyssey2
  • Turbografx-16

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(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents, with any select article excerpts in quotes. (Notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.)

Biographical Data (staff bios)

News (one page; news section; headlines:)

  • Will Wright's The Man!
  • Next-Gen Lawsuits
  • Get Ready To Be Immersed With amBX
  • Sega Hatches "Alien" Games

Previews (one page each unless noted)

  • Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure (PSP; two pages)
  • Crackdown (360)
  • Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja (DS)
  • Fuzion Frenzy 2 (360)
  • Cipher Complex (PS3,360)
  • Lunar Knights (DS)
  • Dragon Quest IX: Guard of the Starry Night (DS; 1/2 page)
  • Dragon Quest Swords (Wii; 1/2 page)
  • Ghost Rider (PS2,XB,PSP)

Tournament - Tournamenting: The Midnight Gaming Championship (one page)

Mobile (two pages; mobile game reviews and previews)

  • 24: Agent Down - The Mobile Game (review; one page)
  • Centipede (preview; 1/2 page)
  • Final Night: Round 3 (review; 1/2 page)

Cover Story - Retro a Go-Go! (15 pages; retro gaming coverage; one page intro and the following sections:)

  • Building Blocks
     
    • If it's Wireless, Put it Down
    • Old Memories At Bold New Prices
  • The Hardcore Gamer Hall of Fame (capsule game overviews)

    • Super Mario Bros. (NES)
    • Doom (PC)
    • Zork (PC)
    • Street Fighter II (arcade)
    • The Legend of Zelda (NES)
    • Tetris (PC)
    • Wizardry (Apple II)
    • Metroid (NES)
  • Editor Ramblings About Old-Ass Games (staff retro tops lists; capsule game overviews):

  • Sardius's Picks

    • Duck Tales (NES)
    • Ghostbusters (Gen)
    • Bionic Commando (NES)
    • Money Puzzle Exchanger (Neo Geo)
    • Snatcher (SCD)
  • HonestGamer's Picks

    • Sonic CD (SCD)
    • Pong (arcade)
    • Popful Mail (SCD)
    • Metal Slug 2 (Neo Geo)
    • Twinkle Star Sprites (Neo Geo)
    • T&C Surf II: Thrilla's Surfari (NES)
    • Captain Skyhawk (NES)
    • Astyanax (NES)
    • Pinball Quest (NES)
    • Swords & Serpents (NES)
  • Lynxara's Picks

    • Arcana (SNES)
    • ToeJam & Earl (Gen)
    • Trog (arcade)
    • Kirby's DreamLand (GB)
    • Excitebike (NES)
  • James's Picks

    • Aladdin (Gen)
    • Earthworm Jim (SCD)
    • The Adventures of Lolo 1-3 (NES)
    • Milon's Secret Castle (NES)
    • Impossible Mission (C64)
  • Jeremy's Picks

    • Virtua Fighter (arcade,Sat,32X)
    • Night Driver (arcade,2600)
    • Strider (arcade,Gen)
    • Pole Position (arcade,2600)
    • Saturday Night Slam Masters (arcade,SNES,Gen)
  • KouAidou's Picks

    • Pool of Radiance (C64)
    • Legacy of the Ancients (C64)
    • Star Control II (PC)
    • Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis (PC)
    • The Colonel's Bequest (PC)
  • Shoegazer's Picks

    • Chrono Trigger (SNES)
    • Baseball Stars (NES)
    • Phantasy Star (SMS)
    • Thunder Force III (Gen)
    • Fester's Quest (NES)
  • Daniel Kayser's Picks

    • Shadowgate (NES)
    • Battletoads (NES)
    • Out of This World (SNES)
    • Golden Axe (Gen)
    • Ikari Warriors (arcade,NES)
  • DJPubba's Picks

    • Blaster Master (NES)
    • Kaboom! (2600)
    • Ultima III: Exodus (Apple II)
    • Boulder Dash (C64,Amiga,800,etc)
    • Tower Toppler (C64,Amiga,etc)
  • Wanderer's Picks

    • A Boy and His Blob (NES)
    • Gyruss (NES)
    • Devil's Crush (TG16)
    • Dragon Warrior IV (NES)
    • Pick Axe Pete! (Ody2)
  • Ashura's Picks

    • Sonic CD (SCD)
    • Metal Slug 2 (Neo Geo)
    • Pong (arcade)
    • Popful Mail (SCD)
    • Twinkle Star Sprites (Neo Geo)

Cover Story - Game Not Over: Plays Like the Real Arcade Game (three pages; arcade emulation and arcade-style joystick hardware)

Reviews (one page each unless noted)

  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (360; two pages)
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)
  • Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia (PS2)
  • Full Auto 2: Battlelines (PS3)
  • Karaoke Revolution Presents American Idol (PS2)
  • Heroes V of Might and Magic: Hammers of Fate (PC)
  • Bionicle Heroes (PS2,360)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbox Six Vegas (360,PS3,PC)
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (360)
  • Mazes of Fate (GBA)
  • Metal Slug Anthology (Wii)

Arcade - Initial D: Stage 4 (one page)

Downloads - On The Download (two pages; digital download reviews:)

  • Gunstar Heroes (Wii VC (Gen))
  • Neon Wars (PC)
  • Knytt (PC)
  • Roboblitz (360,PC)
  • Assault Heroes (360)

Japan (three pages; import game reviews:)

  • Utawarerumono (PS2; two pages)
  • Chaos Wars (PS2; one page)
  • Future CPX Cyber Formula: The Road to the Infinity 3 (PS2; one page)

Cosplay (one page)

Fan Art (one page)

Funnies (one page; comic strips)



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    Title: Hardcore Gamer Issue 20
    Month: February
    Year: 2007
    Publisher: DoubleJump Publishing
    Editor: Greg Off
    Pages: 86
    Price: $4.99 USA, $6.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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