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VideoGames: The Ultimate Gaming Magazine Issue 85

ISSUE: 85Content


Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Famicom
Ultra 64 (the eventual Nintendo 64)
Sega CD (codes section)
Game Boy
Game Gear
Virtual Boy (awards section)
Neo Geo
Neo Geo CD (NGCD)


(The following is a loose transcription of this issue's Table of Contents. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity.)

('Big Business Burn - What's going to happen to 3DO without M2?;' editorial by Frank O'Connor; this section is not listed in this issue's TOC)

(news coverage; this section is not listed in this issue's TOC)

  • Shoshinkai Shocks! - Nintendo's 64-bit console amazes some, upsets others and surprises all.
  • Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie - The Action Comes Home Courtesy of Sony and Manga Entertainment
  • Ultra Killer Instinct - Rumors abound as Nintendo fails to show "Killer" app - but chairman spills beans (includes' 3-D Or Not To Be?' sidebar)
  • Star Trekkin' Across The Universe - With Vital Technologies REAL Tricorder Mark I, you'll be grooving with the Vulcans in no time
  • Atari Hits The Bottom - Bizarre Infomercial Confuses Gaming World
  • Gabe's Dream Game Gallery - The museum of video games that never were, but just might be. (reader submitted game ideas)
  • The Buzz (news, rumors, speculation; includes 'Big Frank's Fantastic Tales' sidebar)


On The Cover
Master Frank went transcontinental to get us all the dirt on Ultra 64. Get a look at Ultra KI and Super Mario 64, and many more games as we take a look at Nintendo's much-anticipated new gaming machine. ('Excuse Me, But Isn't That The Ultra 64?;' includes the following sections:)

  • But How Do I Control The Ultra 64?
  • What's The Best Game For The Ultra 64?
  • What Goes On Inside The Ultra 64?
  • What Games Are There For Ultra 64?
    • Super Mario 64
    • Star Fox 64
    • Waverace 64
    • Creator
    • Body Harvest
    • Goldeneye 007
    • Shadows of the Empire (Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire)
    • Blastdozer
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Buggie Boogie
    • Kirby Bowl
    • Super Mario Kart 64

    [*]What's In Store For Ultra 64?

RPG Attack
So much info, we had to increase the size! Our own medieval spelunker, Wat, shows us the best dungeons to delve and monsters to kill in this travelogue of RPG action. (Famicom Space World coverage)

  • Bahamut Lagoon
  • Gun Hazard
  • Mario RPG
  • Tales of Phantasia

The best tips, the best way. (by Geoff Higgins, Tyrone Rodriguez and Zach Meston)

  • Hint Hotlines! (Tip phone numbers)
  • Doom (PS)
  • Judge Dredd (SNES)
  • Primal Rage (SNES)
  • Warhawk (PS)
  • Wipeout (PS)
  • Destruction Derby (PS)
  • Last Gladiators (Sat)
  • Vectorman (Gen) (mistakenly labeled SNES)
  • Total Eclipse Turbo (PS)
  • Lunar: Eternal Blue (SCD)
  • Twisted Metal (PS)
  • NFL GameDay (PS)

Game Genie codes:

  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
  • MechWarrior 3050 (SNES)
  • Vectorman (Gen)
  • Shaq-Fu (GG)

Criswell predicts that these games are coming soon! (previews)

  • Shock Wave: Operation Jumpgate (PS)
  • Fox Hunt (Sat,PS)
  • Rise 2: Resurrection (PS)
  • Jupiter Strike (PS)
  • Spot Goes To Hollywood (PS)
  • Syndicate Wars (PS)
  • Primal Rage (PS)
  • Zero Divide (PS)
  • Toukon Retsuden: New Japan Pro-Wrestling (PS)
  • Warriors of Fate (PS)
  • Atari Karts (Jag)
  • Creature Shock (Sat)
  • Samurai Shodown 3 (NeoGeo)
  • Star Fighter (3DO)
  • Alien Trilogy (PS)

Get a box seat, order some peanuts and check out the world of sports gaming.

  • Lack of Control? (opinion; complicated controls in sports games)
  • Box Score (FIFA '96, Goal Storm comparison)
  • Konami Krazy (Konami sports games)
    • NBA In The Zone
    • NFL Full Contact
    • Goal Storm
    • MLBPA 9th Inning

    [*]A New England Yankee in the Great White North (EA Canada visit) [*]Dynamic Developer (Crystal Dynamics developing sports games) [*]Games We'd Like To See (wishlist) [*]Scouting Report (previews and development news)

    • It's Baseball... Virtually (VR Sports Baseball)
    • A Club Worth Joining (NFL Quarterback Club for Sat)
    • More Golf (VR Golf)
    • Toukon Retsuden Means Golden Age Wrestling


    • Konami Sports: New Kings (Goal Storm (PS))
    • Namco Futbol Hits The PlayStation (Prime Goal EX)
    • Sony Hockey Scores Big (NHL Face-Off (PS))
    • Pigskin Perfection (NFL Game Day (PS))
    • Another Reason To Hit The Links (PGA Tour Golf (3DO))

What's hot, what's not, and some stuff we're not sure should even exist. (capsule reviews:)

  • Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (NGCD)
  • Ruiner Pinball (Jag)
  • Revolution X (Gen)
  • Cyberia (PS)
  • Dirt Trax FX (SNES)
  • Hi Octane (PS)
  • Cutthroat Island (SNES)
  • X-Com UFO Defense (PS)
  • Cutthroat Island (GB)
  • Solar Eclipse (Sat)
  • Virtua Fighter 2 (Sat; Game of the Month)

Expanded to an immense four pages so we can answer more questions! Wow. (reader mail and artwork)

(by John Patterson; this section is not listed in this issue's TOC)

  • Previews...
    • Vintage Violence (Destruction Derby)
    • H.R. Giger 'n Stuff (Dark Seed II)
    • What's Buzzin', Cousin? (The Hive)


    • Windows for 'Tards ('Windows '95 for the Technically-Challenged' CD)
    • This Sidewinder is Wide Awake! (Microsoft Sidewinder 3D Pro)
    • Simuleyes (SimulEyes VR eyewear system)


    • Magic Carpet 2: the Netherworlds

VideoGames Elects the Best Titles of 1995 (awards; this section is not listed in this issue's TOC)

  • Best Game of 1995 - Tekken (Namco)
  • Best Sports Game - NFL Game Day for PlayStation (Sony)
  • Best Action Game - Jumping Flash for PlayStation (Sony)
  • Best Fighting Game - Tekken for PlayStation (Namco)
  • Best Shooter - Warhawk for PlayStation (Sony)
  • Best Role-Playing Game - Secret of Evermore for Super NES (Square Soft)
  • Best Graphics - Warhawk for PlayStation (Sony)
  • Best Music - Warhawk for PlayStation (Sony)
  • Best Arcade Game - Marvel Superheroes (Capcom)
  • Best PlayStation Game - Tekken (Namco)
  • Best Saturn Game - Virtua Cop (Sega)
  • Best Super NES Game - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (Nintendo)
  • Best Genesis Game - Earthworm Jim 2 (Interplay)
  • Best Sega CD Game - Earthworm Jim Special Edition (Interplay)
  • Best 32X Game - Shadow Squadron (Sega)
  • Best Jaguar/CD Game - Power Drive Rally (Time Warner Interactive)
  • Best 3DO Game - Bust-A-Move (Taito)

The Portables

  • Best Game Gear Game - MegaMan (U.S. Gold)
  • Best Game Boy Game - Donkey Kong Land (Nintendo)
  • Best Virtual Boy Game - Mario Clash (Nintendo)

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    Title: VideoGames: The Ultimate Gaming Magazine Issue 85
    Month: February
    Year: 1996
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Frank O'Connor
    Pages: 100
    Price: $4.99 USA, $5.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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