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PSM Issue 1

ISSUE: 1Content

Features:

  • Know Your Playstation! (Hardware, troubleshooting, peripherals, modding...PSM covers it all)
  • Every Playstation Code! (16 pages of cheats, tricks and passwords for every Playstation game released up to this point)
  • Final Fantasy VII 10-Page Guide (Yup, this is a ten-page guide to FF7, all right...)
  • Ace Combat 2: The Skills to Make You an Ace (Tips and hints to win at Ace Combat 2)
  • Felony 11-70: The Getaway Driver's Handbook (Leave the po-po in your dust with this guide for lawbreakers)
  • The Top 25 Playstation Games of All Time (PSM breaks down the 25 games most worth owning as of press time as voted by the readers - here they are:)
    • 25: Jumping Flash
    • 24: Warhawk
    • 23: Command & Conquer
    • 22: Wipeout
    • 21: NBA Shootout '97
    • 20: Twisted Metal
    • 19: Ridge Racer
    • 18: Street Fighter Alpha 2
    • 17: Formual 1
    • 16: Tobal No. 1
    • 15: NFL GameDay '97
    • 14: Die Hard Trilogy
    • 13: Jet Moto
    • 12: Vandal Hearts
    • 11: Rally Cross
    • 10: Destruction Derby 2
    • 09: Twisted Metal
    • 08: Rage Racer
    • 07: Crash Bandicoot
    • 06: Suikoden
    • 05: Wipeout XL
    • 04: Soul Blade
    • 03: Tekken 2
    • 02: Tomb Raider
    • 01: Resident Evil
  • Letters (The masses speak. PSM replies)
  • Top This! (Beat the PSM editors at their own games and win cool prizes):
    • Challenge 1: Earn every single merit badge on Ace Combat 2
    • Challenge 2: Beat the first disc of Final Fantasy VII in under 27 hours
    • Challenge 3: Send in your best time for the "Down Town" course in Felony 11-79. Fastest crook in town wins.

Monitor (Rumours, gossip, news, etc...):

  • Peripheral Reviews (Is that new controller made of win or full of suck?)
  • Yaroze News (What's going on the PS Yaroze homebrew scene)
  • Gossip (Pssst...did you hear about...?)
  • Nihon Game Otaku! (Bill Paris-san educates American readers on what's hot in Japan)

Previews:

  • Blasto
  • Colony Wars
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Gex: Enter the Gecko
  • NFL GameDay '98
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Wild 9
  • Porsche Challenge
  • Fighting Force
  • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
  • Bushido Blade
  • Deathtrap Dungeon
  • G-Police
  • Madden '98
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Reviews:

  • Final Fantasy VII (5/5)
  • Felony 11-79 (3/5)
  • Disney's Hercules (3/5)
  • Resident Evil: Director's Cut (5/5)
  • Ace Combat (5/5)
  • Machine Hunter (4/5)
  • Namco Museum Vol. 4 (2/5)
  • Super Street Fighter Collection (5/5)
  • NHL Powerplay '98 (3.5/5)
  • Poy Poy (4/5)

Flashback (Re-reviewing older titles):

  • Warhawk - Original Score: 4/5. New Score: 3/5
  • Battle Arena Toshinden - Original Score: 4.5/5. New score: 3/5
  • Jumping Flash 2 - Original Score: 4.5/5. New store: 4.5/5

Backlog (Rating games that came out before PSM's first issue):

  • 2 Xtreme (1/5)
  • Andretti Racing (4/5)
  • Broken Helix (4/5)
  • Ball Blazer Champions (3/5)
  • Battle Arena Toshinden 3 (3.5/5)
  • Battle Stations (3/5)
  • Blast Chamber (2.5/5)
  • Brahma Force (4/5)
  • Bubsy 3D (2/5)
  • Carnage Heart (4.5/5)
  • City of Lost Children (3.5/5)
  • Codename: Tenka (4/5)
  • Contra: Legacy of War (2/5)
  • Cool Boarders (4/5)
  • Crash Bandicoot (4/5)
  • Descent Maximum (3/5)
  • Die Hard Trilogy (4/5)
  • Independence Day (2/5)
  • Jet Moto (4/5)
  • King's Field II (3.5/5)
  • Mechwarrior 2 (3/5)
  • Mega Man 8 (4/5)
  • Motor Toon Grand Prix (4/5)
  • Nanotech Warrior (4/5)
  • Need For Speed 2 (2.5/5)
  • Overblood (3/5)
  • Pandemonium (3.5/5)
  • Peak Performance (3.5/5)
  • Persona (3/5)
  • Pitball (3.5/5)
  • Power Slave (4/5)
  • Psychic Force (3/5)
  • Rage Racer (3.5/5)
  • Rally Cross (4/5)
  • ReLoaded (2/5)
  • Rush Hour (3/5)
  • Sentient (3.5/5)
  • Soul Blade (5/5)
  • Spider (3/5)
  • Spot Goes to Hollywood (1/5)
  • Star Gladiator (4/5)
  • Suikoden (5/5)
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (5/5)
  • Tail of the Sun (4/5)
  • Ten Pin Alley (3/5)
  • Test Drive Off Road (3/5)
  • Thunder Truck Rally (3/5)
  • Tiger Shark (3/5)
  • Tobal No. 1 (5/5)
  • Tomb Raider (5/5)
  • Twisted Metal 2 (4.5/5)
  • Vandal Hearts (4/5)
  • VMX Racing (2.5/5)
  • WCW vs. the World (3.5/5)
  • Wild Arms (5/5)
  • Wing Commander IV (3/5)
  • Wipeout XL (5/5)

Code Junkies (Cheaters only; inquire within):

  • Battle Arena Toshinden 3
  • Descent Maximum
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Jet Moto
  • NBA Shootout '97
  • Norse By Norsewest: The Return of the Lost Vikings
  • Tenka
  • Triple Play 98
  • War Gods
  • Xevious 3D
  • Marvel Superheroes
  • Hexen
  • Mechwarrior 2
  • Need For Speed 2
  • Overblood
  • Psychic Force
  • Rage Racer
  • Rush Hour

Ads (in order of appearance):

  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Jersey Devil
  • Machine Hunter
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
  • Final Fantasy VII Sears T-Shirt and $10 coupon
  • G-Police
  • MDK
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Bravo Air Race
  • One
  • Raystorm
  • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
  • Ultra Game Players subscription
  • Disney's Hercules Action Game
  • Pandemonium 2

Notable Stuff:

  • Shiny's Wild 9 is still going by the title Wild 9's at this point.
  • Of course Final Fantasy VII gets a 5/5.
  • This issue comes with a free PS1 lid sticker of the PSM smiley-face logo. Did anybody ever put these on their systems?
  • Tomb Raider takes the #2 spot in the Top 25. Not bad, Lara, not bad at all. Only Resident Evil could dethrone the Queen of Video Games.
  • Ten of the top 25 games listed in the feature are driving/racing titles, with four of them scoring in the top 10. PlayStation gamers love their racing games.
  • The preview for Deathtrap Dungeon is early enough that Eidos is still using the nearly naked, just-a-chain-between-her-nipples model of Red Lotus.
  • If it takes you twenty-seven hours to finish the first disc of Final Fantasy VII, you might have a problem with RPGs. Just sayin'.
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    Title: PSM Issue 1
    Month: September
    Year: 1997
    Publisher: Imagine Publishing
    Editor: Chris Slate
    Price: $5.99 US $6.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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