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Tips & Tricks Issue 81

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Nintendo 64

Sony Playstation

Sony Playstation 2

Microsoft Xbox

Nintendo Game Boy

Nintendo Game Boy Color

Nintendo Game Boy Advance

Nintendo Gamecube

Sega Dreamcast



(This issue of T&T introduces two new departments - Collector's Closet and Pencil Puzzles - and expands the existing Select Games department. The Hi Scores and Pokemon Report departments are apparently retired as regulars.)


  • Spy Hunter (PS2; 5 pages)
  • X-Men Mutant Academy 2 (PS; 6 pages)
  • Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 (PS2; 6 pages)
  • Fortress (GBA; 2 pages)
  • Phantasy Star Online ver. 2 (DC; 2 pages)


Power Up! (staff bios)

Readers' Tips (letters column)

T&T Select Games

(1-page (unless noted) game overviews with screenshots; readers would select games from this section for future strategy coverage in T&T:)

  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (PS2)
  • Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (PS2)
  • Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (XB)
  • WWF Smackdown! Just Brings It (PS2)
  • Eternal Darkness (GC)
  • The Legend of Alon D'ar (PS2)
  • Devil May Cry (PS2)
    (1/3rd page:)
  • Gun Valkyrie (XB)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
  • Kabuki Warriors (XB)
  • Metroid Prime (GC)
  • Barbarian (PS2)
  • The Simpsons Road Rage (PS2)
  • Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies (PS2)
  • Dead or Alive 3 (XB)
  • Burnout (PS2)
    (1/4th page:)
  • Legion: The Legend of Excalibur (PS2)
  • Monsters, Inc. (PS)
  • Twisted Metal: Small Brawl (PS)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X (XB)
  • Zone of the Enders 2173: Testament (GBA)
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper (GBA)
  • Robocop (GBA)
  • Kao the Kangaroo (GBA)
  • Game Track! (upcoming releases list)

Pencil Puzzles (2 puzzles) - Pencil Puzzle A | Pencil Puzzle B

Hint Hotlines (game tip phone number directory)

Tournament Report (1 page; 'B5 National Street Fighter Championships!;' tournament calendar)

Sports Desk (approx. 1/2 page strategy per game (unless noted))

  • NFL 2K2 (DC)
  • NCAA College Football 2K2 (DC)
  • ESPN Final Round Golf 2002 (GBA)
  • NFL GameDay 2002 (PS; sidebar; codes)

Hard Core (two pages of reader-submitted Armored Core designs)

Collector's Closet (2-pages retro coverage; 'Classic Gaming Expo 2001;' 'Room of Doom;' 'Spotlight On: Games Gone Wild;' 'Vinyl Goodies')

Japan Report! (1-page; Japanese products, games and culture)

Cool Zone (1-page; cool products, gaming and non-gaming)


(T&T prided itself on its tip count - this issue contains over 3200 tips collected in the pages listed here, sorted by system. This issue's Codes section features a number of varied footer bars - see the full breakdown below)

  • Playstation 2 (3 pages)
  • Playstation (9 pages)
  • Nintendo 64 (6 pages)
  • Game Boy Advance (1 page)
  • Game Boy (3 pages)
  • Dreamcast (3 pages)
  • GameShark (2 pages; PS/PS2/GBC/DC)

(Running footer bars:)

  • Playstation Trucks (mobile game rooms)
  • Monaco Circuit on Playstation 2 (Monaco Formula 1 Circuit track, game comparison)
  • Tips & Tricks Reader Art Gallery
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    Title: Tips & Tricks Issue 81
    Month: November
    Year: 2001
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Chris Bieniek
    Pages: 116
    Price: $4.99 U.S/$6.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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