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Tips & Tricks Issue 106

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Departments:

  • Readers' tips (Letter column)
  • PlayStation 2 tips
  • GameCube tips
  • Xbox tips
  • PlayStation tips
  • Game Boy Advance tips
  • Pencil Puzzles (two for the price of one this issue!)
  • Action Replay/GameShark codes
  • Final Fantasy World (FF XI media tour, FFVII Advent Children, and a look at the developers' room from FF IV on the PS1)
  • Tournament Report (Were you game enough to get your name in here, weaklings?)
  • Collector's Closet (Getting your hands on the best and worst of videogame-dom)
  • Japan Report (They get all the fun toys...)
  • Gaming Gear (Peripherals to keep you at the top of your game)

PlayStation 2 strategy:

  • Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

GameCube strategy:

  • Kirby Air Ride
  • Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike

Xbox strategy:

  • SSX 3

Select Game Previews:

  • Dragonball Z Budokai 2 (PS2)
  • 1080 Avalanche (GC)
  • Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain (PS2)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space (PS2)
  • Alias (Xbox)
  • Gradius V (PS2)
  • Disney's Hide & Sneak (GC)
  • Wrath Unleashed (XBOX)
  • R: Racing Evolution (PS2)
  • Pikmin 2 (GC)
  • Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma (XBOX)
  • Jet Li: Rise to Honor (PS2) (shown here as 'Rise to Honor')
  • Black 9 (XBOX) (cancelled)
  • Pokemon Channel (GC)
  • Cy Girls (PS2)
  • Armed and Dangerous (XBOX)
  • Lifeline (PS2)
  • Firefighter F.D. 18 (PS2)
  • Gotcha Force (GC)
  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective (GBA)
  • River City Ransom EX (GBA)
  • Sword of Mana (GBA)
  • The Sims: Bustin' Out (GBA)

Sports Desk:

  • Top Spin (XBOX)
  • Links 2004 (XBOX)
  • NBA Live 2004 (PS2/GC/XBOX)

Notable Stuff:

  • One of the letter writers seems to have a love affair with TDK's game division for some strange reason. McDonalds Monogatari: Honobono Tenchou Ikusei Game (roughly translated as "McDonalds' Story: The Heartwarming Management Training Game") really does exist, reinforcing the point that Japan will make video games and/or comics about anything, no matter how weird.
  • Token of the Month this issue comes from Richard Jhonson who claims it's from the Fun Time Arcade in Maryland. T&T can find no evidence this arcade exists, but decide to run with it anyway. Whatever happened to journalistic responsibility?
  • Songbird Ocarina offered a replica of the instrument used by Link in Ocarina of Time for $39.95 + $6.00 shipping and handling. Wild!
  • Reader Art Gallery runs in black and white through the bottom pages of the PlayStation tips and Game Boy Advance tips sections.
  • Nyko's iType 2 Controller from the Gaming Gear section looks almost identical to Sony's DualShock 3 with the PS3 keypad attached. Only thing is, Nyko beat Sony to the punch by five years. Outside of Final Fantasy XI though, there really wasn't any need for such a controller on the PS2.
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    Title: Tips & Tricks Issue 106
    Month: December
    Year: 2003
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Chris Bieniek
    Pages: 100
    Price: $4.99 U.S./$6.50 CANADA
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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