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Ultra Game Players Issue 93

ISSUE: 93Content


Sega Saturn
Nintendo 64
Sony Playstation


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

LOADING (editorial and staff bios)

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

NEWS (eight pages total)

  • Shoshinkai '97: Nintendo Stands Tall ('Nintendo's annual show did not disappoint;' show coverage; Zelda 64, Starfox 64, Mario Kart 64, Yoshi's Island 64, more; 3.33 pages)
  • The Online Gaming Wars Begin ('Both TEN and MPath Interactive launch online gaming services')
  • Sega Slashes Software Prices ('In the ongoing console wars, Sega has fired an important shot in cutting the price of its titles')
  • Take 2 ('Take 2 acquires Mission and announces agreement with Legend')
  • New Euro Help For SCEA ('The latest addition to Sony's US management team hails from Sony Europe')
  • Arcade Focus (brief AMOA, JAMMA commentary)
  • Options (accessory and peripheral reviews:)
    • Wireless Pro Controller (PS)
    • Saturn Stick (Sat)

    [*]Initial Nintendo 64">N64 Sell Out ('Nintendo frontman, Howard Lincoln, boasts of Nintendo's initial sales.') [*]News Feed (collection of short news stories) [*]Editorial Corrections [*]Wiretap (rumors and speculation:)

    • Date East Heads Back East
    • No Go for M2?
    • Nintendo Unveiling Atlantis (Virtual Boy)
    • Die Hard Sega Gossip
    • Epic Working on Nintendo 64?
    • Bits & Bytes (collection of short rumormill stories)

Ultra Game Players - 50 Big Videogame Predictions For 1997 (predictions for the coming year, sectioned by quarter; five pages; includes '10 Things We'd Love To See, But Won't' sidebar)

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

  • Resident Evil 2 (PS,Sat,PC)
  • Riglord Saga 2 (Sat)
  • Sangoku Musou (PS)
  • Spider (PS)
  • Toshinden 3 (PS)
  • Christmas Nights (Sat) (aka Nights into Dreams Limited Edition; two pages)
  • Hexen II (PC)
  • Final Fantasy VII (PS; 1.5 pages)
  • Soul Blade (PS)
  • Test Drive: Off Road (PS,PC)
  • Scud (Sat,PC)
  • Bushido Blade (PS)
  • Dark Earth (PC)

REVIEWS (game reviews; one page each unless noted)

  • Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition (Sat)
  • Twisted Metal 2 (PS)
  • Sonic 3D Blast (Sat)
  • Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries (PCCD)
  • Killer Instinct Gold (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Virtua Cop 2 (Sat)
  • Virtual On (Sat)
  • Jet Moto (PS)
  • Shadows of the Empire (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • 2xtreme (PS)
  • Cruisin' USA (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Kings Field II (PS)
  • Terminator: Skynet (PCCD)
  • Contra: Legacy of War (PS)

SPORTSLINE (sports game reviews, previews; one page each unless noted)

  • Worldwide Soccer '97 (Sat; capsule import preview)
  • NBA Shootout '97 (PS; preview)
  • NFL Gameday '97 (PS; preview)
  • In the Zone 2 (PS; review)
  • FIFA '97 (PS; review)

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

  • Wipeout XL (PS)
  • Spot Goes to Hollywood (PS)
  • NHL Powerplay (Sat)
  • Waverace 64 (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Project Overkill (PS)
  • Game Shark Codes (PS,Sat)
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PS,Sat)
  • Shattered Steel (PC)
  • Tomb Raider Part Two (PS,Sat,PC; strategy guide; nine pages)

NETWORK (reader mail and artwork; five pages; includes 'The Jaded Gamer,'The Fan Site of the Month,' and 'Ask the Industry' sidebars)

Release List (release calendar)

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


(UGP subscribers received an exclusive, b&w two-page insert with their issue, with additional coverage of the following:)

Mario Kart 64
Star Fox 64
Zelda 64

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    Title: Ultra Game Players Issue 93
    Month: January
    Year: 1997
    Publisher: Imagine Publishing
    Editor: Chris Slate
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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