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PSM Issue 7

ISSUE: 7Content


  • Cover Story: Dead or Alive (If you want to get busy with Dead or Alive, we've got the moves, combos, and tips you want, along with a developer interview )
  • Resident Evil 2: Everything You Need To Know! (A fifteen-page walkthru/guide covering strategies, items, endings, secrets, and everything else you need to conquer this beast of a sequel)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: All The Super-Secret Stuff (Two more pages of FFT goodies like special weapons, advanced tips, stuff to steal, and more)
  • Riven Walkthrough (What comes after Myst? Let the PSM staff be your guide through this massive game with this four-page guide)
  • Bloody Roar Strategies (Whether it's a complete move list, some fighting tips, or how to unlock the hidden fighters and features, you'll master the game faster with this guide)
  • Japan Gaming (Bill Paris gives an overview of Japanese arcades, used game shops, anime, naughty games, and more)

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

  • Feature Story: New Character in Tekken 3 (Spoiler alert: it's Gon)
  • 3-D Road Rash! (EA's putting the 'ass' in 'asphalt' with Road Rash 3D)
  • Xenogears possible in the U.S.? (After some concerns it may not make the trip, the US will see Xenogears after all)
  • Peripheral Reviews (PSM finds Naki's Freedom Pro Controller worthy of a whole 1.5 stars, and Blaze's VRF-1 X-Cellerator steering wheel earns 3.5 stars)
  • Einhander on the Way (Sony's bringing Square's latest shooter to US shores)
  • X-Men Vs. Street Fighter EX? (What did Capcom have to downsize for the PS1 port of this arcade monster hit?)
  • Net Yaroze Update (A FAQ for would-be PS1 devs)
  • Gossip
    - No Tomb Raider 3?
    - Ninja Seeing Additional Delays
    - Lunar for PlayStation!
    - EA Eyeing THQ's Goodies?
    - Interplay Grabs Heart of Darkness
    - FINALLY -- Madden Gets Polygonal!
    - StarCraft PlayStation Bound
  • Nihon Game Otaku! (Import news, charts, Banzai Chibi-chan's top picks, and a short glossary of Japanese terms every import gamer needs to know)
  • Letters (Readers vent their spleens)
  • Top This! (Gamer challenges you can complete for loot. This month's challenges are for Resident Evil 2, Bloody Roar, and Gex 2)
  • Marketplace (You place your ads, and take your chances...)
  • Next Month (Even more Resident Evil 2 coverage, Breath of Fire III, Wacky Games on Parade, and tons of other stuff)

PlayStation Charts (Top Games for All Platforms  /  PS1 Specifically):

  1. Tomb Raider 2 (PS1) / Tomb Raider 2
  2. Diddy Kong Racing (N64) / NBA Live '98
  3. NBA Live '98 (PS1) / Crash Bandicoot 2
  4. Crash Bandicoot 2 (PS1) / NFL Gameday '98
  5. NFL Gameday '98 (PS1) / Frogger
  6. WCW Vs. NWO (N64) / Madden '98
  7. Frogger (PS1) / Final Fantasy VII
  8. Madden '98 (PS1) / Jet Moto 2
  9. Final Fantasy VII (PS1) / NHL '98
  10. Bomberman (N64) / Time Crisis


  • Dead Or Alive
  • MLB '99
  • Crime Killer
  • Ninja
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Mega Man Nova (released as Mega Man Legends)
  • Einhander
  • Gran Turismo
  • Tomba
  • Running Wild
  • Reboot
  • SaGa Frontier


  • Resident Evil 2 (5/5)
  • X-Men: Children of the Atom (2.5/5)
  • Point Blank (3.5/5)
  • Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown (4/5)
  • Riven (3/5)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics (4/5)
  • Skull Monkeys (3/5)
  • Bloody Roar (4/5)
  • Monopoly (1.5/5)
  • Klonoa (4.5/5)
  • Flashback: Tokyo Highway Battle, Pro Pinball, Striker '96)

Code Junkies (For Cheaters Only): 

  • Marvel Superheroes
  • Crash Bandicoot 2
  • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
  • Micro Machines
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Fantastic Four
  • Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
  • Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi
  • Armored Core
  • Ray Tracers
  • Shipwreckers
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown
  • FIFA Soccer 98
  • WCW Nitro
  • One
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • MDK
  • Game Shark Codes:
    - Castlevania; Symphony of the Night
    - Cool Boarders 2
    - Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown
    - Jet Moto 2
    - Mass Destruction
    - MDK
    - NCAA Football 98
    - Pandemonium 2
    - Poy Poy
    - Resident Evil
    - Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha
    - Street Fighter: The Movie
    - Time Crisis
    - Tomb Raider 2


  • Bloody Roar
  • Tomb Raider / Fighting Force
  • Fighting Force
  • VR Baseball '99
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Deathtrap Dungeon
  • WCW Nitro
  • The Video Game Control Glove
  • Colony Wars
  • Alundra
  • PSM magazine subscription offer
  • Next Generation magazine subscription offer
  • Ultra Gameplayers magazine subscription offer
  • NBA Fastbreak '98
  • Lycos (Man, remember Lycos...?)
  • ImagineZone
  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Gex 2: Enter the Gecko

Notable Stuff: 

  • Includes a sheet of 28 PS1 memory card stickers bound between pages 98 and 99.
  • "NHL '8"? Should that have been "NHL '98" in your Top PlayStation Games list on page 13, guys?
  • A special two-page pull-out tip sleeve is bound between pages 82 and 83, covering Gex 2: Enter the Gecko and Monster Rancher.
  • Someone forgot to add the description for the Healing Staff item in the Final Fantasy Tactics guide. Everything else has the on-screen text included, except this one, which simply reads, "Need to look up description." Whoops!
  • The "Chibi's Terms" section of Nihon Game Otaku is still useful for players today.
  • PSM's "Otaku Game of the Month" goes to Clock Tower: Ghosthead. Oh dear...
  • Correction: Last issue, WCW Nitro should have received a rating of 3/5, not 2.5/5. Sorry for the confusion.
  • You can subscribe to PSM for $1 an issue according to an ad on page 51. Nice!


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    Title: PSM Issue 7
    Month: March
    Year: 1998
    Publisher: Imagine Publishing
    Editor: Chris Slate
    Pages: 116
    Price: $4.99
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 4

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