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Ultra Game Players Issue 105

ISSUE: 105Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

Sega Saturn
Nintendo 64
Sony Playstation
PC - PC CD-ROM
arcade

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(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents. (Notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.)

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Welcome to holiday issue 105 (editorial and staff bios)

ON THE DISC (description of disc contents; mac and pc demos, videogame videos)

AWARDS

1997 Ultra Awards (each category lists the award winner and three contenders; award & winner listed below:)

  • Best Overall Game - Tomb Raider II (PS,PC)
  • Best Playstation Game - Tomb Raider II
  • Best Saturn Game - World Series '98
  • Best Arcade Game - The Lost World
  • Best Nintendo 64 Game - San Francisco Rush
  • Best PC Game - Jedi Knight
  • Most Innovative Game - Parappa the Rapper (PS)
  • Best RPG Game - Final Fantasy VII (PS)
  • Best 1st Person Shooter - Goldeneye 007 (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Best Puzzle Game - Loose Your Marbles (PC)
  • Best Flight Sim/Shooter - Colony Wars (PS)
  • Best Shooter - Time Crisis (PS)
  • Best Strategy Game - Total Annihilation (PC)
  • Best Multiplayer Game - Goldeneye 007 (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Best Platform Game - Crash Bandicoot 2 (PS)
  • Best Adventure Game - Tomb Raider II (PS,PC)
  • Best Racing Game - San Francisco Rush (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Best Action Game - Carmageddon (PC)
  • Best Fighting Game - Bushido Blade (PS)
  • Best Sports Game - NFL Gameday '98 (PS)
  • Best Graphics - Crash Bandicoot 2 (PS)
  • Best FMV Sequences - Final Fantasy VII (PS)
  • Best Sound - Colony Wars (PS)
  • Best Music - Parappa the Rapper (PS)
  • Videogame Babe - Lara Croft (Tomb Raider II)
  • Videogame Hunk - Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Best Dressed - Dracula (Castlevania)
  • Worst Dressed - Fargus (Pandemonium 2)
  • Total Crap Award - Fantastic Four (PS)
  • Best Gaming Ad... - Formula 1 CD (PS,PC)


ANALYSIS

1997 Annual Systems Analysis (system reviews; two pages each unless noted)

  • Sony Playstation
  • Nintendo 64
  • PC
  • Sega Saturn
  • Online Gaming (one page)


PREVIEWS (game previews; 1/2 - 1 page each)

  • Zelda (Nintendo 64">N64; aka Zelda 64) (the eventual The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Resident Evil 2 (PS)
  • Metal Gear Solid (PS)
  • Burning Rangers (Sat)
  • Super Mario 64 2 (Nintendo 64">N64) (never released)
  • Turok 2 (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Tekken 3 (PS)
  • Unreal (PC)
  • Duke Nukem Forever (PC)
  • Gran Turismo (PS)


REVIEWS (game reviews; one page each unless noted)

  • Tomb Raider II (PS; two pages)
  • Armored Core (PS)
  • San Francisco Rush (Nintendo 64">N64; two pages)
  • Uprising (PCCD)
  • Marvel Super Heroes (Sat)
  • Need For Speed V-Rally (PS)
  • Fighting Force (PS)
  • Critical Depth (PS)
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PS)
  • Pandemonium 2 (PS)
  • Sub Culture (PCCD)
  • Monster Rancher (PS)


    (approx. 1/3rd page each:)
  • Mageslayer (PC)
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Aftermath (PC)
  • Postal (PC)
  • Courier Crisis (PS)
  • Armored Fist 2: M1 A2 Abrams (PC)
  • Vs. (PS)
  • Intelligent Qube (PS)
  • Shipwreckers (PS)
  • X-Men: The Ravagers of the Apocalypse (PC)
  • Bug Riders (PS)
  • Mass Destruction (Sat)
  • Bust A Move 3 (Sat)
  • Frogger (PS)
  • Red Asphalt (PS)
  • Namco Museum Vol. 5 (PS)
  • Caesar's Palace (PS)
  • Close Combat (PC)
  • Cart World Series (PS)


SPORTSLINE (sports game reviews, previews, awards)

  • NCAA Gamebreaker '98 (PS; preview, approx. 1/2 page)
  • NBA Live '98 (PS; review, one page)
  • PC Awards
  • Nintendo Awards
  • Saturn Awards
  • Sony Awards


ALL ACCESS (codes, tips, cheats; six pages (not counting Tomb Raider II guide))

  • MegaMan X4 (PS)
  • Formula 1 '97 (PS)
  • Shadows of the Empire (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Mace: The Dark Age (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Shining the Holy Ark (Sat)
  • Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha (PS)
  • Disney's Hercules (PS)
  • Sonic Jam (Sat)
  • Fighter's Megamix (Sat)
  • Cart World Series (PS)
  • Pandemonium (Sat)
  • Top Gear Rally (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Street Fighter Collection (PS,Sat)
  • Machinehunter (PS)
  • Nuclear Strike (PS)
  • MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero (PS)
  • Saturn Bomberman (Sat)
  • Jedi Knight (PC)
  • Game Shark Codes (Sat,PS,Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Tomb Raider II Strategy Guide (PS; 30 pages)


NETWORK

Network Connection (reader mail and artwork; six pages; includes 'Ask The Industry,' 'The Jaded Gamer,'The Fan Site of the Month,' and 'Game Ideas!' sidebars)

RATED (collective review score summation from prior issues; six pages)




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Information

    Title: Ultra Game Players Issue 105
    Month: Holiday
    Year: 1997
    Publisher: Imagine Publishing
    Editor: Frank O'Connor
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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