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would, wouldn’t you? Travel halfway around the globe to play a state-of-the-art videogame, that When Capcom

called to say that

Code Veronica would be released not

in

February but

in

is.

March, you could've heard a pin drop

much for our promised cover story. So when Tecmo called five minutes later to say that they’d happily fly us out to Tokyo to play Dead or Alive 2 for Dreamcast, you’d have been lucky to hear a truck full of pins (plus the truck) dropping off a cliff, the cheer was so loud. Hence the girls. Stunning, aren’t they? You should see the game. Our hands-on in

the office. So

Special Report begins on page 46. So, no zombie appeal on the cover. Code Veronica returns from the grave to grace the pages of Coming Soon, instead. Starting on page 54, we give you a play-by-play account of the first 30 minutes of Capcom’s screamer. It will scare the living (room) s#@! out of you. And here’s another living room nightmare: Christmas is on the way. If you want to survive that most harrowing of holidays, we strongly recommend that you take heed of our Christmas feature, which you assembled on page 34.

will find

unwrapped and

fully

Which leaves that damn Millennium. you haven’t planned your New Year’s Eve by now, then it’s probably too late. The biggest party, rest assured, will be at Sega America HQ here in sunny (on Tuesdays) San Francisco. A lot of very smart people with very big smiles on their faces, If

celebrating the fact that Year

2000

will

begin with Dreamcast consoles sitting snugly under the TVs of

some 1

million-plus

US

households. So if you’re at a loss, you can always crash it. Tell the guy at the door with the list that we sent you. And we’re doing rather well ourselves. Thanks to you, this magazine is flying off shelves across the country. So a happy and

merry everything to you

all,

and be sure to stick with us. Like Kasumi here, we’ve got

it

— mm

(ahem) ‘covered’.

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Console Yourself! Avoid disaster with our essential holiday buyers' guide!

We separate the gifts you want from the duds you in

don't

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Dreamcast News

From Tokyo with Love We jet off to the the

full

Land

of the Rising

Sun

to bring

report from the country's biggest

event: Tokyo

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than doing anything else. Nothing

else at that time even

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to find

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silly

a Tomb Raider

$30 a piece. Though we can’t actual name of the company that

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remember the makes them, you can probably

footsteps.

find

them

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wwillson@lcc.net

the "disco

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any

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hope

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cannot recommend

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I

was wondering

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some

questions.

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game coming

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Sega’s own Rippin’ Riders.

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if

there

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a possibility that

it

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versions of Sonic I

saw Mecha and

Metal Sonics (when E-102 awakens at the start of his adventure). Fully poseable!

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they be secret characters?

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I

Nick Narum Sonic9999@netzero.net

V. Cotilletta

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Hate to disappoint

Hey Nick, yes, indeed, there is a World Series game headed for Dreamcast sometime next year. While the details are sketchy, it should be called World Series Baseball 2001. Bad news, Nick. The C&C franchise is developed by Westwood Studios, which right?

in

turn

is

owned by

- and we all know the story with EA, They haven’t signed on to do any Dreamcast yet. Our sources have whispered that,

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titles

as of

you, Marisa, but

those versions of Sonic were strictly show. The only

for

secret character

in

Sonic /Adventure

is

Super Sonic. Don’t rule

it

out for the

sequel, though. His Super-ness

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fter a long trip to

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for this year’s

Tokyo

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notable events, Simon has returned with his sled

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Sega GT exposed

12

Spawn comes home

13

Rage's next

names

13

Sonic back for good

13

Dream On

13

Capcom

14

Fighters

B

ehind closed doors, inside Sega’s clandestine Japanese development HQ, programmers and designers work in

hushed tones on top secret projects. The latest to inch ops titles such as Space Channel 5 and Phantasy Star Online, is Sega GT - marking the company's official entry into the nextinto public view, alongside other previously black

generation driving simulation arena. Still very much shrouded in secrecy, Sega GT

make up a good of wheels

Panzer Dragoon returns

14

Separated at Birth

14

Charts

16

Gear

16

is

a simulation of high-

performance production car racing featuring at least 100 licensed vehicles from several Japanese manufacturers, including Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki, Isuzu, and Daihatsu. Model year 2000 cars will deal of the roster, and

will

include

such sought-after sets

as the stunning new Toyota MR2 Spyder. is to be the key to the game, and Sega's development team

Realism

is

obviously making every effort not only to recreate the real-world likeness

as evident in these jaw-dropping screens — but to replicate their handling as well. Proper car tuning will be of utmost importance, and early indications even suggest that players will be able to trade their cars and settings via Dreamcast's built in modem. Sega's still tight-lipped as to whether you'll actually be able to race opponents

of

its

vehicles

Sega has scheduled

GT s

release to coincide with the PlayStation 2 launch.

Go

figure.

via the Internet in the final version, however.

DCM

has learned that the game's primary play mode, Championship, will reward players with cash winnings from races that can later be used to buy new cars and upgrade existing ones. Single race, time attack, and split-screen competitive modes will also be offered. Further details have

one thing is already evident: it's looking absolutely its gameplay can hold up to these already impressive visuals, be looking at one of the biggest games of 2000. Sega GT to make its Japanese debut next spring. DCM will

yet to be divulged, but

stunning.

you

may

Look

If

well

for

have more details on the game, and word on a possible

US

release, soon.

Sega GT will feature 100-plus licensed car models, such as the

new Toyota

Celica.

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enraged

HeM Sent

Incoming! Four new titles from UK developer Rage

head stateside

M

ost recently responsible for arcade-style blaster

Incoming and soccer

title

0 Sega has confirmed acclaimed

that Valve’s

PC first-person

Half-Life will

be released

shooter

for

Todd McFarlane confirms that Capcom's stunning Spawn arcade game is coming home

Striker

Pro 2000 (page 80). UK-based developer Rage Games has reached an agreement with Interplay that will see its next

projects released

in

the

Dreamcast

US next

Dreamcast sometime during 2000.

year.

It will

The first three games out of the gate will be Midnight GT. Hostile Waters, and Off Road. Midnight GT promises souped-up licensed production cars and some slightly

feature support for massively

multiplayer

combat via the

Dreamcast Network online gaming service, set to go live sometime next summer.

^ Fans of arcade adventure Gauntlet Legends (shown) have

reason to be happy, as Midway has

confirmed that

it will

bring the

game

to our favorite console next spring.

But wait, there's more! The game

fliS?

feature a number of not-yetunannounced gameplay enhancements that are planned for

will

^

|

Hostile Waters - one of four

new Rage DC games.

the game's forthcoming arcade sequel.

less than legal racing on

Japanese

city streets

other globe-spanning locations. Hostile Waters players

and

fighters,

as will

well

as

put

the pilot's seat of helicopters, attack boats, jet

in

all

sorts of heavy

artillery for

an action-

for its part, is to be a roughand-tumble racer featuring a multitude of environments and what promises to be one of the most realistic physics models yet. All three games should ship during the first

heavy wargame. Off Road,

half of

Due

the second half of next year, /ncoming Forces

is

the sequel to the recently released blaster /ncoming. and will

new 3D engine, more varied missions, new futuristic attack vehicles to pilot.

feature a

of course,

W was

In

the Demon’s

Hand

relies

on simplistic controls, but boasts stunning visuals.

revealed that

and various videogames is now due on Dreamcast, courtesy of Capcom.

of cartoons, film, toys,

that afterlife ?)

Created by renowned comic

artist

Todd McFarlane, Spawn was transformed

for

into

life

a

and.

Dream OnETjl i S

Gunstar Heroes

earlier this year, and should be hitting coin-op halls by the this. Running on Sega’s Dreamcast-compatible Naomi hardware, Spawn: In the Demon's Hand sees players donning the midnight-black duds and blood-red cape of (or one of 13 other characters from the comic's universe) and enemies from a third-person viewpoint. Better yet, the game allows

person shooter KISS: Psycho Circus

multiple coin-ops to be networked so that up to four players can deathmatch.

will

a recent status report on the Spawn franchise, Todd McFarlane himself confirmed that

be coming to the Dreamcast consoles in 2000. Capcom, who likes to keep things close to its chest, has yet to officially announce the conversion. Consequently, there's no word on what extras are being planned for the home version — or if the adrenaline-pumping multiplayer combat will remain intact. Dreamcast's built-in modem

Treasure <1994)

5

ideal for

pages of

DCM

for the latest

word on Spawn:

In

the Demon's Hand.

Back and Blue S

onic the

Hedgehog

back

is

for

good. Not only that,

but the hyperactive blue hero (and

again before

is

to

2000

confirmed that

show

his grinning

maybe even

a few

mug on Dreamcast

Sega of America has finally the Sonic the Hedgehog brand will continue to is

out.

be expanded on Dreamcast, with a new game starring His Hedgehogness (and possibly at least one Sonic Adventure Side-scrolling shoot-'em-ups didn’t get

when

this

any better than

2D masterpiece was

released for Sega Genesis, with two player simultaneous

it'll

weapon

types, and hours of mindless fun. keen on producing sequels, but let’s hope have a change of heart - and soon.

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spin-off featuring his co-stars) set be released

year's holiday season. Sonic Adventure else

2

is

in

time for next

exciting news, but

what

can we expect? Past Sonic projects point to any number of

possibilities,

be released on Dreamcast next

year.

The game features shock

rocker

will

making the latter a reality via the Internet. Due to the similarities between the Naomi arcade board and Dreamcast, we should expect the rest of the conversion to be nearly (if not entirely) pixel-exact. And we’ll be upset if it’s not. would prove

of his friends)

isn't

upcoming first-

McFarlane's dark anti-hero

Stick to the

action, four

its

3D

taking on throngs of

In

Treasure

hoo!

(or

arcade blast- 'em-up by Capcom

the yet-unreleased coin-op

this in the 16bit days,

Woo

0 Gathering of Developers recently

hat began as a cult comic and soon exploded into a multimedia frenzy

time you read

2000. in

Spawn:

from puzzle games

to, uh,

running

(/

think you

mean

racing. -Ed).

of the

Gene Simmons and the rest KISS crew taking on hordes in a

of motley mutant enemies

twisted circus environment.


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Still

Round Two...

without a release for the

US, Sega's Dreamcast Zip Drive getting closer to reality

in

is

Japan.

FIGHT! new Street Fighter

Not one, but two

games Seen

for the first time in prototype

form at a pre-Tokyo

Game Show

press conference, the drive uses

100 Megabyte

standard

and

Zip disks

USB

to feature a standard

is

port for the connection of printers,

cameras, and other devices. Stay tuned, as

DCM will

have the

latest

news concerning this anticipated add-on as soon as

it's

announced.

^ THQ has announced Dreamcast

title,

its first

Felony Pursuit. Set

a sprawling cityscape, the

within

get set to square off next year

apcom's premiere fighting series still has a lot of, well, fight left in it. Not only has the developer finally confirmed that Street Fighter III will appear on Dreamcast, but that SNK vs. Capcom, a new crossover fighter starring characters from both Capcom and rival fighter maker SNK, is coming exclusively to the system.

C

Due

for

Japanese release by year's end, and an

inevitable stateside arrival next year,

W

Capcom's home conversion of Street Fighter III will be re-titled Street Fighter III: /mpact on Dreamcast. Combining both Street Fighter III and Street Fighter III: 2nd /mpact on one disc, the game will also include several home-only features - such as a training mode and a new skill

evaluation 'computer'

version. That fluid

- and

promised to be

is

means we can expect

the

same

pixel-for-pixel identical to the

high-color backgrounds

and characters,

eerily

CPSill system any home system to

has proven too technologically advanced for handle in terms of its enhanced color palette and sprite animation capabilities. Spawned by years of requests from fighting fans, SNK vs. Capcom (currently under development for the Naomi arcade hardware and Dreamcast) will, when complete, bring together dozens of contestants from both companies' character rosters and pit

players controlling either

or robber

in

a break-neck

race to either escape the law or

capture offenders. Boasting more than

100 square

miles of streets

and alleyways and

game

38

missions, the

chapter

in

dubbed ToeJam

home

robot dog that

Earl

&

&

Earl

on the cards.

is

Latisha, the third

is

a friend of the rapping duo

planet of Funkotron, while Neon

will

both aid and annoy the

trio

is

a

over the

course of their now entirely polygonal adventure. in

the original, abilities

about the landscape, and

will

together to accomplish goals.

game

&

3D, introducing two new characters,

in full

and Neon. Latisha

their

down - and using the

on a

Innerloop are currently working

of fan

the endearingly bizarre action-adventure series

take place

Latisha

from

Gameplay, as

^ Norwegian 3D supremos extreme sports

Tentatively

will

games, and another that should prove more familiar to fans of SNK's King of Fighters series. Confirmed fighters on the roaster include Ryu, Ken, Guile, Chun-Li, Zangief, and Blanka from the Street Fighter universe and Terry, Raiden, Mai, /ori, Kyo, and Benimaru from King of Fighters. More will be announced in the coming weeks, and the game is scheduled to hit Japanese arcades shortly before heading to Dreamcast next spring.

headed for release this possibly as early as March.

still-untitled

step closer to a well-deserved

Productions, a Dreamcast debut

them against

is

spring,

Earl are a

comeback. Thanks to an outpouring

sentiment and a resulting change of heart on the part of the series creators at Toejam

each other using a familiar 2D fighting system. Details at present suggest that the game will enable players to choose from two fighting styles; One that resembles that of most Capcom a cop

Genesis, whacked-out alien rapper duo Toejam

animations, and staggering special effects of the processing intensive

brawler, which, to date,

game sees

Cult favorites from the 16bit days of Sega

and

arcade

sometimes

he’ll

will

revolve around tracking

of - presents scattered require the three to

Neon

will

players to interact with display

work

play a split role;

be good dog and bring you presents, while

other times he might bury them. Plans

one another

via

call for

the three

a split-screen

and possibly the Dreamcast Network.

We'll

have a

release date and publisher as soon as they’re known.

for

Dreamcast that

mountain

biking,

feature

will

snowboarding,

and hang gliding. No been announced, but

paragliding,

publisher has

the

game

is

expected to arrive

stateside by next April.

0 UK-based developer Team 17

is

hard at work on Alien Breed Conflict,

a

fully

3D

sequel to

its

top-

An Unfinished Saga? A

while ago

it

was rumored

series from the 16bit

era that achieved notoriety on Commodore's Amiga home computers. The game promises deeper gameplay than its purely action-driven predecessors and is

expected to get released by the

end of

14

2000

in

Official

the US.

Team Andromeda -

inevitable sadness.

of the office Saturn,

down shooter

that

the development group

behind Sega's revered Panzer Dragoon series - had disbanded. Along with this

news came our

and the

Randy

rest of the

cried, Fran put

DCM

(What? By taking a three hour lunchbreak?

-Ed). In recent

rumors have begun to

It’s

tell

a different story.

once again a ‘team’ (and not just

lonely, uh,

a

flower on the

little

team dealt with

lid

their grief privately

weeks, however, new

now thought

that the developer

Andromedans) and

is

is

hard at work on a

secret Panzer project for Dreamcast. Sega, the spoilsports, won't lend credence to

the rumors, but this could be anything from a re-make of Panzer Dragoon Saga to

a new, wholly unrelated game. A

DCM team

of reconnaissance scouts

is

already on

Tecmo's Team Ninja

is

best known for creating one of the

game series ever — but did you know they're also wrestling fans? Or so it would seem. How else would you explain the unmistakable coolest traditional fighting

between Dead or Alive 2's mammoth brute Bass and the tights-wearing WCW grappler Hulk Hogan?

similarity its

way

to Tokyo to sniff out

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hideout. Stay tuned.

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boats, so

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ran a competition asking you to build an

original scale

model

of a

2000

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time...

little

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Power Stone

place displayed excellent stylistic

Hydro Thunder boat

execution (respectively), and

flair

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swag bags

Games

at

Gamestop.com

in

Japan

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third

NFL2K

and technical of goodies

full

Virtua Fighter 3tb

using nothing but old cereal ‘packets’

(

sorry

are on the

if

DCM

meant ‘boxes’ -Ed.) and And to be honest, we didn’t anticipate much in the way of sophisticated model-making - at best, maybe a few squatty box that confused anyone;

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way

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to their designers. like to

thank to everyone

to enter. We’re sorry, but

rolls.

who took

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the time

no boats can be reunited with

their

Sonic Adventure creators. They’re fixture of the

now a permanent

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office decor

Marvel vs

Capcom

shapes smelling of Cap’n Crunch with suspiciously toilet tube-shaped ‘funnels’ duct-taped to the top.

House of the Dead 2

How wrong we

King of Fighters

were.

For the past few months we’ve been inundated with entries,

and each day at

DCM

brighter for the arrival of a

Towers has been a

new

Tokyo Extreme Racer

from our (increasingly disgruntled) mailman. Entries were judged

on design,

Air Force Delta

and

originality

detailing,

and the eventual winner - Riptide from Thomas Bryson in

South Carolina - scored very highly on the

counts.

Thomas

will

soon be receiving

first

Top 10 Best-Selling Games

two

OCTOBER 1999

delivery of a

Midway Hydro Thunder arcade machine.

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Bryson’s Riptide

only boat

we

exquisite aerofoil.

is

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all,

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it

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Atsumare! Guru Guru Onsen

4

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5

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doesn’t use

Ed.)

This highly imaginitive Sonic boat from Lee

Minnesota takes a prize

us chuckle with

We can

hidden bonus

its

see

for

Pro-Soccer Club! (Sports)

3

Let’s

design.

Make

‘tri-thrusters’

a retractable engine hood protects the boat’s

source of power - a Dreamcast! Microsoft's

effort. For

J-League Let’s

received that’d been ‘engineered’ with moving parts

boasting incredible detail: 1

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little

cardboard vessels

fleet of

Pro-Baseball TeamI (Sports)

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10

making

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7

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Shin-Nihon Pro-Wrestling (Sports)

cutesy comic-book style this

level in

popping up

in

a

Sonic Adventure 2.

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fail

us when we consider

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Simon.

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In

Japan!”

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THE GAMES THAT ATE TOKYO

VIRTUAL ON: OROTARIO TANGRAM

(SEGA)

DECEMBER Genre: ACTION Game? Robot-tastic 3D combat for mech

Release (Japan):

|

What's the

with DreamcastTwin Stick

US

and

Packed

fans.

in

Fighting Cable for two players.

prospects? TBA

"ETERNAL ARCADIA

(SEGA)

2000 Genre: RPG Game? Play the good pirate

Release (Japan):

|

what's

tiie

flying galleons,

ode

in this

to fantasy replete with

saucy wenches (okay, maybe not that

last one),

and very

well-dressed bad guys. Vyse, the lead character, plays the honorable

bandit with the Blue Pirates classic

an adventure being touted as the next

in

on the Sega's role-playing resume. With some of the

Phantasy Star team members

at the

original

helm, expect nothing short of

incredible or innovative.

US as

"SUPER RUNABOUT Release (Japan): TBA

We

prospei ts? Very, very good. its

expect Sega to confirm a

US

release

Japanese ship date nears.

(CLIMAX)

Genre: DRIVING |

What's the

was

Game? The

sequel to the PlayStation

hit

1179

Felony

(as

it

called here in the States, published by ASCII). Climax's latest gives

you a chance to play the getaway

man

stage harbors special missions, and

through various towns and cities

away from the cops. The one looks

original

in

with a multitude of cars. Each

have

you’ll

blaze your

to

way

order to pick up hot goods or speed

was a

fun but half-baked romp,

hope the gameplay

great: but let's

lives

up

to the

and

this

Dreamcast's

superior graphics.

US

prospects? Good, but no takers just

yet.

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(SEGA)

Release (Japan): SPRING

Genre:

MUSIC/ ACTION

|

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Game ?

We’ll

come

connections deep within Sega,

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DECEMBER

IMPACT

Game? Check

DC

SF

Direct for the

US prospects?

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Release (Japan):

DECEMBER

US

title

titles.

for

its

controls

We’re hoping to get a closer a look at this

the next issue of

DCM.

Stay tuned.

prospects.? Good, but no date confirmed.

(SEGA) |

Genre:

Game? Groove around

What's the

music

promising

yet.

Excellent, but nothing firm.

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probably end up being more of an action game, with only similar to

title. It's

promising to be the best Street Fighter

.

close to nothing about Jet Set

visually impressive

it'll

out

latest

and

imaginative

Genre: FIGHTING

lowdown on Capcom’s *

we know

may very well be the most game that's come from Sega since NiGHTs. Though rumored as a music-type game similar to PaRappa,

(CAPCOM)

|

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clean and admit that even with our

Radio. But from what we’ve seen, this

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III

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the 25th

century as the uber-sexy news reporter Ulala. as

she

fights for the future of

mankind

in

outer space

against a horde of Skittles-colored aliens called

do

Moroliens. To

so.

she must gather humans to

join the

cause with fancy dance moves and a laser-powered microphone. The with

game

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too.

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which you must not only keep the

in

beat, but take fag:

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in

Seaman, meaning

that

able to highstep into the

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US

(MASAYA)

Genre: STRATEGY/RPS

|

Game? Lead

any of several different characters through a

realtime strategy RPG, in

much

than the previous Langrisser

the

same vein

as Dragon Force, rather

titles.

prospects? Working designs,

maybe? Stay

tuned.

and then shout commands or

order to save the world from

intruders (see page

30

for

more).

prospects? Good, but no

confirmation

yet.

"PHANTASY STAR ONLINE

(SEGA)

2000 Genre: ONLINE/RPS Game? Playable on or offline, the premise is simple. PSO is in its earliest

Release (Japan):

|

What's the

Mimicking Diablo, rather than Ultima Online,

stages, but promises to be a groundbreaking

US prospects?

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01/00

title

when

released.

Very good for late 2000.

Official

Sega

Dreamcast Magazine

19


> DCWORLD

Dreamcast Global News Network

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AND THOSE THAT HAD A BITE...

0

*‘ ^ 7

There were about 50 other games shown

Game Show.

’99 Tokyo

DCM

hallowed pages, 1.

While not

SUPER PRODUCERS OUT

Release (Japan):

(HUDSON) What's

US

Genre: SIM

j

the

Create a J-pop star

in

...

prospects? ASCII's Japanese president hinted

that this

Game?

for Dreamcast at the Fall them made it into these

of

all

had a go squeezing them

game would

definitely

be

US

hitting the

Includes Internet features

and competitions to on the Web.

US

the other

all

prospects? Uni.

thought that a

we

girls

pick

DECEMBER

Release (Japan):

(TAITO) What's the

don't think so. but

US company would

DENSHA DE GO

either.

BERSERK

ring (yep, robots again).

arcade port with plenty of new Dreamcastoutfits to

Quasi-3D environments and

head

collectible

a Japanese

character, Berserk features plenty of

the biggest swords this side of Cloud

dull,

US

power-ups are

bad guys, look

is

can be

The game

be

will

train controller

a

prospects? Roll a 20-sided

5.

NET PACHI

What's the

OUT

lending their

game.

die...

Genre: TABLE j

Game?

looks brilliant

US

games.

we have our

Release (Japan):

-

madness

Four player pachinko

that

Japan. The

in

game

for a pachinko simulation.

is,

prospects? None whatsoever.

strength.

CARRIER

6.

DOKU SENKI

4.

mode,

haish environments

US

to promote online gaming

if

May sound

nutty for these train

Fight

in FFVII.

and make your way through

cool,

but Japan

prospects? Not while

life

along up to eight

you're willing to sport the extra Yen.

3D

adventure and action with a hero packing one of

into the fighting

port of the popular

conductor's

'drive'

packaged with a Dreamcast

Genre: ACTION/ ADVENTURE \

manga

colorful

don massive mechanical

only features, characters

Game? Based on

(ASCII) What's the

RGHT1NG

Genre: |

(CAPCOM) What’s the game? A

in

natural disasters as well.

artists are also

sim gives you glimpse of

rail

different routes in hi-res glory.

DECEMBER

Release (Japan)

ROMANCER)

»KIKAiOH (TECH Release (Japan): JANUARY

featuring a two-player

war sim/'RPG has you battling

random

Well-known anime

talents to the character designs in the

Genre: SIM

j

train

how complicated a

just

3000 MILES

2:

Game? A

arcade game, Taito's

nobody

up EGG

by giving you a chance to

2.

and

stages

Victor Interactive’s

that incorporate

3.

look.

show up

90

over

across nerdy hexagon-grids

next year.

from scratch by picking a specific style of music,

dance moves, career path and all-round

Release (Japan): FEBRUARY Genre: ACTION/ ADVENTURE j

new

Included, along with

characters and

initially

playable bosses.

slew of undead. There's even the chance to pair up

prospects? TBA

US

buddy

with a spirit

Release (Japan):

DECEMBER

WAR SIM

Genre: j

(VICTOR INTERACTIVE) What's the

to replenish your health.

(JALECO) What's the

Game?

Packing

ship.

Use your

Game?

Resident

Evil

on a

meter to decipher enemy from

’safe’

18.

19.

and shoot down mutated monsters

ally

US prospects?

popular mechs/robots

2000

Spring,

Release (Japan):

OUT

(NEC) What's the

RPG

with

more

Level-up one of your 'bots' and

US

Genre: STRATEGY/ RPG

'helpers' to

game and

US prospects? UFO

game

NEC’s port of

accompany you

plenty of anime-style

US

we guess

not.

10.

N’

MUSIC 2

OUT

Genre: |

port of rhythm-action

You most

title.

screen while super-cute

2D

move around

Genre: ;

popular

in

clues and fight the (not at

extra Gallery options for unique

game

art

prospects? TBA

arsenal

SUPER HERO LEGENDS

'stories’

|

as any of your

Play through over

favorite

it

up

Iron

has to

it

rely

in full action style

in

2000.

prospects? TBA

2000

Genre:

title,

SUNRISE HEROES DECEMBER

J

Release (Japan):

Genre: STRATEGY/ RPG

Game?

Sunrise Heroes

is

hi-res step forward for this sub-genre, featuring

a

DECEMBER

|

Genre:

SHOOTER

style,

Whack

but there

(SEGA) What's the Game? House of the Dead 2

role-playing

with a twist Players destroy enemies with words

US

instead of bullets by typing

them

in

as fast as

the

bad guys

will

pure

in

3D

out and how well he gets along with his

an

It's

Spike Out

but no confirmation yet Call

it

will

make

a hunch.

it

over,

anything

will

happen

prospects?

Who

cares?

like

with which to

the

first

game,

really, really slowly.

interesting premise: Francesca

can

Release (Japan):

(ATLUS) What's the fight-fest

(ATLUS)

DECEMBER

much

in

Genre: ACTION

!

Game? A

first-person

the style of King's Field or even

Hexen, you're equipped with a big sword of sorts

Maken Sword and

very bizarre-looking

ZOMBIE REVENGE

Release (Japan):

OUT

|

enemies

control

or two players can

them during the game. With 20

different locations,

by the tirne you read this

little

Dreamcast-only features pack a punch against the

US

knows who the publisher will

Dead

Godzilla

j

in

15

be.

Coming

follow-up to the dismal

have to do a

lot

more

complete missions than simply destroy buildings. Fight bosses,

to

all

the

complete new objectives

DECEMBER

Genre: j

ONUNE/STRATEGY

(SEGA) What's the Game? A 2D. sideview-style

game must

Genre: ACTION

released at launch for Dreamcast. This you'll

The

Japan

DEE DEE PLANET

DECEMBER

Game? The

title

in

prospects? Good. But neither Sega nor Atlus

74).

GODZILLA GENERATIONS: MAXIMUM IMPACT What's the

life.

levels in

blurb.

series.

prospects? Check out our preview

17.

Release (Japan):

whack some

Maken X should be out

arcade version. A promising side story to the of the

invited to

into the next

sword also enables you to 'brainjack' enemies and

Genre: ACTION

Game? One

through a zombie-infested town. Additional

time around,

well.

if it’s

of the above

Release (Japan).

be plenty of adventure and

elements as

prospects? We're betting this

US

called the

US

uncovers a costume with the uncanny power to

time.

life

Follow-up to an

you play the lead who

transform him into a superhero for short periods of

TYPING OF THE DEAD

all

MAKEN X

his love

prospects? TBA

Soon (page

RPG/ ADVENTURE

\

Game?

other

living

US

House

RENT-A-HERO NO. 1

(SEGA) What’s the

God or some

a modern Japanese

hardly wait.

fight

a release sometime

obscure MegaDrive

Play

in

and even decide how

(SEGA) What's the

Japanese

Man. Your super-

bills, etc.

friends.

16. its

on gameplay.

An unnamed US publisher has

1

for

14.

12.

(SUNRISE) What's the

picked

Release (Japan):

Space

prospects? None

Release (Japan::

prospects

(Kamen

deformed alter-ego participates

is laid

to uncover the

Cross your (supersexy) fingers.

US

Genre: ACTION

superheroes, ranging from the Masked Riders Riders) to

super-sexy

Kei. the 'super-

is

man

sexy) thugs with an

all

gadgets. This one's been hyped for a while, but

means

Game?

young

wreak havoc. And

metropolitan apartment complex. You plan his

meals,

weaponry and (sexy?)

of clever

full

As

question, your job

in

KEI

a heap of trouble

in

sexy cop'

US

Japan.

Game? Another

female cop has just landed

SHOOTER

segments and looks darn cute to boot

Not exactly Space

quality, but insanely

(SEGA) What's the

Genre: ACTION/ ADVENTURE

1

with organized crime bosses.

100

the right

hit

characters

either side of the monitor.

9.

UNDERCOVER AD 2025

(PULSE) What's the

DECEMBER

(BANPRESTO) What’s the Game?

DANCE

buttons to keep up with directions happening on the

US

13.

and choose from tons more creatures

|

non-denominational entity who controls the

Surely not.

(CAPCOM) What's the Game? Another Capcom its CPS2 game with plenty of

Release (lapan): SPRING

(KONAMI) What's the Game? Sequel and arcade

Channel 5

US prospects?

rough look

Release (Japan):

on

the usefulness of the Dreamcast keyboard.

additional features including Internet score ranking

11.

POP

Release (Japan): JANUARY Genre: STARVING STUDENT SIM

arcade port of

US

early next year, but

GIGA WING

Release (Japan):

it’s still iff/.

8.

15.

entry has nothing on this weird spin-off to promote

situation of a

prospects? Unknown, but

and

Interactive is looking into

to the

evolve into

ROOMMANIA #203

possible on the arcade keyboard. Corporate data

Release (Japan:.

cinemas,

bringing the

will

whatever gets the

juicer:

turn-based strategy

gives you the choice between

title

female

throughout the

it

most

culture.

job done.

traditional elements.

a fonner Saturn five different

j

Game? A

of the

Japanese pop

in

an advanced form or a

BLACK MATRIX AD

7.

some

strategic turn-based battles with

while

collecting goodies along the way.

in

which you and up

position yourself

on

to three

other players

different types of terrain

and blast each other to kingdom come. Sounds a lot like the

Worms

series, but looks

a

lot like

animated chalk drawings. Another online game from Sega... Oh, dear.

US Prospects? TBA


.

9E17B(£) 20.

WORLD ADVANCED

(CAPCOM) What's the Game? some zon

TAISEN-RYAKU DC SPRING

Betel*

Game?

game scenario

WAR SIM re

Cut

Working Design's Saturn

title

Resident

cloth as

Iron

Storm. WAT-R

is

a 3D polygonal war simulation that puts you in command o< massive armies for any of several countries. New strategy elements such as land elevation are

US

Control Claire or d fun

Chris Redfield for

Grt.-;

What's the

in

Coming Soon

NOVEMBER

as one of

interactive spy/ honor story

w playable

mode

port of the newly

akin

streets.

Obey

30. prospects? UFO

28.

Inti

quarter release in the l

26.

thii

Release (Japan):

2000

long running series,

Genie:

|

ACTION/ADVENTURE

you'll

Game? Mo

(TAKUYO) What's the

Game? From

Plus Plum

the

in

English) is

system and a penalty

enemy-filled skies. The

difficulty

polygonal Cotton

game

aimed

fine that

(or

hardcon

at the

a complex

puzzle audience with

since Tabitha on a third-person view flight across first

ikr Pu><:

Puyo than Bubble Bobbie, Purasu Puramu

SHOOTER

the

guide the cutest witch

V.

2000.1

,

iapan)

OECEMBER

(KID) What's the

Game?

Gi .'

.re

ACTION

'•

SPORTS

Genre: |

Game?

Graphics exceed those of

Genre PUZZLE j

DECEMBER

(SUCCESS/SUNSOF) What's

Genre:

VIRTUA STRIKER

The Dre;

PURASU PURAMU

Release (Japan) OUT

RAINBOW COTTON

24.

TREASURE STRIKE

ReiiM*

op passengers and use the Racing

Prospects? vuiat do you

Release (Japan).

la:

tc

w

but

US

traffic

(SEGA) What's the

snippets of lojo's Venture.

!

to take over the world Turn -base

participate in racing or story

bus around busy Japanese

city

US

CODE VERONICA

Release (Japan): FE8RUARY

.

by completing training rounds and piloting a

signals, pick

given this

to determine

continue on to the next bout. Players can also view

tentative.)

Bas-.b on

sent out into the world to track down an

who threatens

which attnDute can be replenished before you

prospects?

fairy

a

foe

a bos as a

characters, mo'

d evaluation

Game?

Japanese novel. Ouka HoOsfiin's main charade

.

:

Genre SIM

1

and

roolue dnver

Capcom has

released arcade game.

amme

i

Genre: StRATEGY/RPG

I

destroy her dark, destructive fairy counterpart

DECEMBER

(TEAM 45) What's the Game? Hap mio

Genre: FIGHTING

|

(CAPCOM) What's the Game? A

22. RE:

Game?

TOKYO BUS GUIDE

Release

Release (Japan):

DECEMBER

'

(ESP) What's the

(NEC) What's the

Genre PUZZLE yapam (TEAM FORTYFIVE) What's the Game? H Release

OUKA HOUSHIN

Release Japan)

trail; detail:

.

LOGIC BATTLE

prospects? TBA

27.

section.

COMMUNICATION

29.

Panorama Cotton, which

US

prospects? vo: eotctia

23.

VENTURE: LEGACY OF THE FUTURE

US

of

prospects? tba

25. ESPION-AGE-NTS

RE2 and

now implemented.

prospects? (Jodete:

21. JOJO’S

actual

a remake

US

European location, a zappini

horde of the undead hot on your featured in our

US

is

ii

set shortly after the events in

Evil 2.

system similar to the one found

interlocking

its

Model 3 powered

predeccessor, Virtua Striker 2. and gameplay fast

and

export to

Intuitive.

US

counterpart

is

Prospects for the game's

shores are excellent;

is still

one

of the

arcade

its

most popular

titles

of all time in its native iand.

increases

and tempo when reached. Cute, but

US

Prospects? Good, under Sega Sports brand.

environments, side-scrolling shooting and colorful characters (similar to Troublemakers on N64). Each

mission features blit

many

of the

its

Release (Japan)

OECEMBER

;

Game?

strong potential,

3D some

it's all in

Die combat, which

is.

unfortunately, limned to turn-based action,

US

Prospects?

T BA

stream of mice

is

(CRI) What's the

|

Game?

il

it

first 'official'

like?

It’s

mad,

works. But, don't expect

PLAY GOLF Genie:

in

Dreamcast. With an option

our two-page out two preview of Crazy Taxi in

US

Game?

Sequel

pro: prospects? Exoe

versions of courses,

it

:

1

f>

:

36.

new

characters,

plotlines... the

an overhaul. Read up on

and dodgy

through time in styli

mamm

j

fashior

thrilling forklift race,

stamng Ryo -

as much as we hoped for. The first Shenmue has been rescheduled for a 2000 release in Japan. Expect an update

of

N64

3D

an

SWK in

Vs.

Capcom

:

*

winter.

will

Genre: FIGHTING

feature

In years.

new combo systems, retooled character designs, and

plenty of surprises for fans. The this winter.

US prospects? US sometime next

|

(SNK) What’s the Game? One of the most anticipated videogame crossovers

chapter bf

the next issue

»SNK VS. CAPCOM Release (Japan): WINTER

certainly not

yet.

SHOOTER

Treasure's latest features trademark

RPG/ ADVENTURE

Stroll

playable at the show, but a looping video featured

Spring Genre:

(TREASURE) What's the Game? A reviseo port title.

project promises

an intensely

BANGAIOH |

Genre: |

Game?

the ultra-suave Ryo Ry Hazaki. Yu Suzuki's

more

whole

Fantasy Zone!

DECEMBER

SHENMUE

metropoli and woo the ladies massive metropolis

to the

US, Sting promises.

«•

for four-player

Game?

deliver

(SEGA) What'S What's the the

US prospects? Good, but no confirmation

Release (Japan):

mode and updated

for

hell,

SPORTS

(BOTTOM UP) What's the Game? The now hitting

as

>

dungeons, deeper

Evolution 2

j

fast

(SEGA) What's the

Release (Japan): SPRING spr

of everything, including

traditional

OUT

as

RPG

Go:.

original just released in the

Release (Japan).

haven't

Release

38. DECEMBER

more

33. LET’S

game

online

it's

requires the reflexes of a cyborg to beat,

EVOLUTION 2

The sequel to AerpWings

Prospects? fBA

objectives,

Dreamcast.

prospects? TBA

35.

(STING/ESP) What's the

US

for

- we

£

CRAZY TAXI 37. C

save them

F

Genre: FLIGHT SIM

and

storyline

be changed

will

pro: prospects? Cross your fingers

Four players attempt to

into rockets, in order to

rumored to be the

the US.-What’s

and

AERODANCING

Game?

from the claws of rampaging cats. Chu-Chu Rocket

US

32.

Release (Japan): SPRING

US

heard

Genie: PUZZLE

guide a seemingly endless (and incongruous)

I.u

set in the future, featuring fully

graphics Could be a real yawn, but shows

|

(SEGA) What's the

Genre STRATEGY

(RIVERHILLSOFT) What's the

combat sim

Release (Japan). OUT

own

game's visual elements and

character designs

CHU CHU ROCKET

34.

VERMILLION DESERT

31.

game

hits arcades,

DCs, and

NGPC

simultaneously

Hadoken!

US Prospects? The NGPC

version In early

2000, and the DC version

shortly after.


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Dreamcast RPG Scene

Phab Five! Three words for you: Phantasy Star Online e’re truly officially

happy now. Okay, so the

installment

fifth

long-running series, but

confirmed that

it’s

in

not

is

Phantasy Star

in

Japan,

PSO

for fans of the series,

you’ll

using the

you’ll

la

Diablo or Baldur’s

also be able to play

as

well

as those looking for

something to do online other than upload or download

feature both multiplayer online capabilities as well as

When

a party of four warriors, a

a community environment,

through the

Online. “Online?” you say. You bet.

Slated for release sometime next year

single player non-Internet play.

in

game offline, with computer Al controlling the other three members of your party. PSO’s announcement comes at an opportune time

hard at

work on the next Phantasy Star game, entitled

will

online for

Gate. For those less enchanted with the idea of questing

the

Sega recently

Sonic Team

game

modem,

scores. Officially unveiled at the

Fall

Tokyo

Game

Show, the game was represented by a looping video

be able to join forces with up to three other friends

segment that showed

four of PSO’s rendered

environments along with plenty of teaser

because been any

may be

it’s still

real

scoop on the

starring

With a motto hero...”

game year.

very early

in

available,

will

text.

However,

development, there hasn’t

storyline or

like “This time, you’re

Sega can expect

gets nearer to

DCM

in

what characters

the game. not the only

plenty of salivating as the

projected release date next

its

be there

for

so stay tuned

every scrap of

news on PSO

for the latest.

Sega unveiled some of the lush environments that will appear in Phantasy Star Online at Fall Tokyo Game Show, including the four pictured above. As you can see, the locales will range from modern cityscapes to organic, We suspect that the good ol’ Dark Falz will undoubtedly make an appearance as well...

tropical areas.

Evolving

Still

Sting's Evolution enters the success of Evolution

fter

A

in

the Dreamcast’s Japanese

launch line-up, Sting has

providing

With practically tow,

Mag

2 is on

all

Launcher and Linear Cannon

‘seiyuu’,

as they’re called

in

most noted departure from

Inoue (Belldandy

in

Oh My Goddess!)

as Pepper and Akio Ootsuka (Metal as Gre. Look for the game

Solid)

include fewer randomly generated

to hit

Japanese shelves and your

dungeons and more

import store this month.

Official

is

Sega

that Evolution

fixed

SD

Japan)

Gear

the original

24

the

heroes. The cast of voice actors (or

includes plenty of pros including Kikuko

promises to be more than just a simple

2

is

further animate everyone’s favorite in

head out on an adventure that rehash. The

VMU-based

for portable play.

utilization of voice-over tracks to

way.

its

of the old gang

playable characters, enhanced

graphics, and plenty of

Another notable addition

its

system. Evolution

new

mini-games

commitment to even more RPGs for the

strengthened

second phase

is

set to

mazes, two

# Dreamcast Magazine

01/00

local

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With even more weird characters, dungeons, and wackiness lined up for our favorite super-deformed

heroes, Evolution 2 will hopefully outshine its predecessor in every way.

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Sega has

finally

pinned down a US release date for Climax in February 2000, the game is to arrive

Landers. Slated for release

under the moniker Time Stalker - probably a reference to Climax's classic Genesis RPG, Land Stalker. Following a lukewarm response in Japan, let's hope Climax Landers fares better in the States. Look for

a comprehensive review of the game next

issue.

Girls, Girls, Girls The lovely ladies of Sakura Taisen are back in town well... Paris, France, to be more exact

E

mbrZ&Zx*.

ne of the biggest reasons to own a Saturn

two

The biggest news regarding the much anticipated Sakura Taisen 3

Japan was the chance to play

in

of the

most popular RPG/Simulation Taisen and SK2.

date

Climax Landers becomes Time Stalker

in

the

mech

US

battle,

and

role-playing, the

games have

since

spawned an anime

name

Drama CDs, soundtracks, and novelizations), and spin-off games. Now, Red Co. and Sega have again teamed up for a project that’s sure to have otaku drooling into their ramen bowls.

Anima

Star. Similar to

games

like

Pokemon and Monster

most interesting the game, however, is the ability to link the Dreamcast Anima Star to its Game Boy Color counterpart. You heard you can capture animals on the go and then race them is that? Anima tentatively slated for release sometime next year in Japan.

race after they've been captured and trained. The feature

in

version of

us

right

series, countless multimedia

is

Red Co.

locale.

will

received an

also be releasing

of both Sakura Taisen and

projects (including

Summer

coming

of the

VMU, Jump Pack, and Dreamcast owners to But

on your Dreamcast when you get home. How cool Star

it’s

official

release

titled

:

stuff up), the

^ Japanese developer Aki has announced a breeding RPG by the of

that

is

,

Japan of September 17, 2000. To be

is Burning (we don’t make this game will feature five new lovely ladies, new male lead, a new battle engine, and a Parisian

Featuring elements of dating simulation, strategic

Rancher, Anima Star instead focuses on using different animals to

in

Sakura Wars 3 Paris

games around, Sakura

that’s not

all.

SK2

year, both of

brand

SAKURS

DC

new anime TV

Dreamcast

feature

of merchandise

to

and

Hanagumi Columns 2 (covered announced a

series, a full-length

Drama CD,

and a Sakura Taisen-related for

will

World), and have also

feature movie, a third

PROJECT

which

Internet capabilities for giddy exploit.

other projects, including issue’s

a

enhanced versions

the Spring and

Sega and Red Co. also plan

bombard fans with a multitude in last

in

entitled

title

Oogami

Ichirou Funtouki.

Fans should I

Aki’s

^

It

Anima Star enters the running

seems as

if

Sega's

|

much anticipated RPG, Eternal Arcadia, when it releases next year in Japan.

won't be missing the fishing boat

Not only has it been blessed with modem use during gameplay, but it will also use the Fishing controller during certain segments of the game (Fishing sections? -Ed). In addition, Sega has gone on the record and announced that Eternal Arcadia's battle engine full

3D movement, much

like

be able to control your character and use a

full

made

sure that your enemies

will

be able

scheduling next year’s

engagements now. Stay tuned for

more breaking info

obligatory, perky,

prepubescent school

use

character (top

girl

on Sakura

Taisen

3

left).

issue of

you’ll

range movements

order to attack enemies from any angle on the battlefield. also

will

Square’s Parasite Eve. Therefore,

hello to the new ladies of the Floral Assault Group, which include Robelia, a student from Transylvania (top right) and Kokuriko, the

Say

start

in

the next

DCM.

in

Sega has

to do likewise.

Letter Perfect I

have a question Squaresoft to

for all

make

you

DCM

people. Since Interactive has the rights fro

FFVII for the

PC

(and hopefully

FFVIII).

m

Under the same

make Square games for the Dreamcast? be plans to re-release Saturn RPGs (ones that got will Working Designs the Sega scene? Thank you much!

token, would Eidos be able to Also, will there ever

here and ones that didn’t) on the Dreamcast, and return to

Nick Plante

Dragon5584@aol.com (One down, 5,583 Unfortunately, Nick, the shift from

easy port thanks to Windows CE, Eternal Arcadia takes control It was recently announced company Falcom, responsible

that the ever-popular

Japanese game (Sega CD)

for the likes of Popful Mail

as well as the entire Ys series, has pitched its hat into the ring to games for Dreamcast. The news is wonderful for fans of the develop

tremendously popular Ys series, since

PC

to Dreamcast, though

isn’t really

licensed rights to publish certain Square

it

doesn't take a neuro

license to take the

news

breaks.

port

them

to any other

would be an

but does not have the

videogame system. While

possible that Dreamcast publishing rights could be granted to a Eidos (or another third party), it’s doubtful given that Square Soft would do such a thing - the its

Japanese developer has game development.

surgeon to envisage the previously PC-only Ys Eternal making the leap to our favorite console. We’ll keep you posted as

games and

to go -Ed)

it

that straight forward. Eidos has

games on PC,

As

for re-releasing

traditionally maintained a tight control over its

Saturn

RPGs on Dreamcast,

that

may

own console

not be so implausible. Companies

NEC

are already enhancing 32bit games, such as Black Matrix AD, for Dreamcast, but it’s certainly not an emerging trend. While it’s still very much up in the air if we’ll see games like like

III or Panzer Dragoon Saga on our favorite system, don't rule it out entirely. Dreamcast needs as many RPGs as it can get and these would be easy games to port over - keep your fingers

Shining Force crossed.

Regarding Working Designs, company President Victor Ireland has finally expressed an interest in titles or projects have been announced. It's nice to know that WD’s door is open, Whether this means we’ll see Lunar appear in any form on Dreamcast is still rather iffy,

the system, but no again, though.

does shed a

hope on the situation. We’re secretly hoping that WD's shooter

but

it

will

look into bringing over Treasure's Bangaioh or the infernally cute Rainbow Cotton.

little

division, Spaz,

it in to: Fantasy Zone, c/o DCM, 150 N. Hill Drive, Brisbane, CA 94005. Or DCMag@imaginemedia.com. Thanks to Axel for the amazing art of Nuriko, FZ's postmistress extraordinaire. Check out more of Axel's cool work at http://clearscape.com/~axel

Wondering about RPGs? Send

email us

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ARCADE ZONE

Sega Coin-Op News

Finger on the Trigger Sega gets first-personal with arcade shooter Out Trigger he only gaming category to

Ambulance Chasing Hot on the heels of Sega's firefighting sim. Brave Firefighters, the AM3 department is trying its hand at another 'life sim' with Emergency Call Ambulance. And as the title suggests, you'll be saving the world once again but this time, doing it one patient at a time. The game lets you take control of an ambulance on the streets of

which Sega’s uber-talented

AM2 its

has yet to give

division

spin

is

the first-person

shooter genre. And with the

announcement (and subsequent winter release) of Out Trigger, it too can now be scratched off the list. Playable in both first- and thirdperson view, Out Trigger’s strongest feature is the flexibility to allow up to four players to battle

Japan, where you must carefully transport patients

out across

it

networked arcade machines,

without hitting other vehicles or objects. Each patient has his or her own variable life expectancy which is affected by either how well or how poorly you drive. Think of it as Crazy Taxi without the 'crazy' or the 'taxi.'

in

all

pure deathmatch style. Within the

member

game, you

play as

one

of the elite ITCS (International

Gone

Counter Terrorism Special Forces).

Equipped with

all

manner

Due

of Quake-like

Fishin success Sega has had with

to the insane

its

Naomi-

weaponry, including Rocket Launchers

powered fishing game. Get Bass (Sega Bass Fishing in the US), an imminent sequel - imaginatively titled Get

and

Bass 2 -

Rail

Guns, your job

is

on the way. set coming months.

simply to

hunt down the enemy. Environments

is

to

debut sometime

in

the

mimic the arenas and corridors of

some

standard arcade joysticks of the best

FPS

titles

gameplay taking place lofty art

museums and

for in

still

in

place

Bust-a-Blob

on PC, with

areas

Out Trigger? Yes and no. The

like

medieval-

Announced at the most recent JAMMA show. Sega will be pairing up with Compile (the company responsible for the long-running Puyo Puyo puzzle series) to bring the ultracute Puyo characters to arcades everywhere with Puyo Puyo Da/ - this time not in puzzle form, but with their dancing shoes on. Modeled after games like Enix's BustA-Move, you'll be able to control any of the characters

development team at Sega has

managed

to customize the cabinets to

looking coliseums.

But what about the controls? Are the

include a trackball for controlling the

camera (much as

well

like

a mouse for a PC),

as a joystick with a

for dictating

movement on

and a separate button over objects.

In

shooter’s need for

taken

into

for

fire

button

from the strange Carbuncle to the familiar Nadja.

the screen

grooving on the dance floor for the high score.

jumping up or

other words, the arcade

account

Net Results

movement has been in

The idea of netting a defenseless zebra on the plains of Africa might not be your cup of tea (or the zebra's, for that matter), but what if you could do it without having to foot the airfare or bear the immeasurable guilt of

every way.

But don’t start salivating over the

prospect of Out Trigger hitting

Dreamcast just be

long.

Sega

is

yet: the wait is likely to

looking into the

possibility,

but the decision

will rely

heavily on the system’s networking

functions and the question of whether or not

it

expand to allow more than

will

four people to play at once. With

Sega’s

US

online network

contributing to the extinction of a waning species? Sega's still

in

the

Dreamcast network support relative infancy, first-person

fans

may

arcades

in its

shooter

simply have to wait and see.

Out Trigger

is

this

Jambo

and places

Safari answers the call of the wild

gamers

planning stages and Japan’s

released into Japan’s

month.

1-3 The detail in Out Triggers massive environments should set a benchmark for corridor shooters - no more murky brown PC graphics! 4 Lock-on targeting should make attacks from multiple enemies an easier task to handle. 5 Four player deathmatch - Sega style.

in the driver's seat of a jeep on an expedition to capture and collect wild animals. The game uses a combination of driving and 'catching' techniques to

massive stages. With four each stage also harbors a boss creature which will test all of your driving and 'net'wielding skills. We're sure that plenty of the usual weirdness abounds, as well. No word on a US or Dreamcast release. But don't count on it. challenge players

in six

different hunters to play as.

Racing

Home?

With the rumors concerning Yu Suzuki's F355 Challenge arcade game making the leap to Dreamcast sometime in the coming year. Japanese arcades

new

single-screen version of the

will

game

be

receiving a

that also includes

a slot for downloading data into your Dreamcast that doesn't

scream

'port.'

we

don't

VMU. know what does.

If

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Shake, Rattle Team shakes

Sonic

onic roll.

Team

is

on a

a

bit of

After announcing the

development and release I

of

games

like

Chu Chu

Rocket and Phantasy Star Online,

it

more points you’re awarded. And

much

games

like

like

PaPappa

will

be

you’ll

able to proceed to the next stage.

With a rather inspired set of

some

the decidedly quirky arcade music

character designs and

game Samba de Amigo

wickedly addictive gameplay,

up with a

full

also on

is

almost certain that

Samba de Amigo

challenges arcade

the right position

in

in

next year. But

be more the

on-

your job to shake your

It’s

maracas

by

skills

commands

displaying a set of

make

will

it’s

Samba de

the leap from

arcade to Dreamcast sometime

(yes, maracas),

junkies to test their rhythm

screen.

Amigo

mat and a set

floor

maracas

of four

or

(JmJammer Lammy, your score determine whether or not

might not come as any surprise that

the roster for arcade release. Set

Roll

‘n’

money maker

its

its

console fate

clearly determined

game

arcades

releases

in

in

will

once

Japanese

the coming months.

1 More gratuitous Naka shots. Check out maraca in motion! 2-3 A grade of C or

that

better will let you continue onto the next

stage

for

more Samba de Amigo madness.

time

with the game’s music. There are

three variable positions: high, middle, and low

- each with

subtle

variations to increase the challenge

of the

game.

You’re even prompted to ‘strike a

pose’ at key points is

in

the

game

(this

where the floor mat comes into - the better your pose, the

play)

Toys

be Toys

will

Sega raids the toybox ace

F

it.

We

all

for a not-so-cuddly fighter

have unresolved issues from

childhood that stem from the toys with as tots - and

we

don’t

mean

Master System kicking around the

we

played

that old closet.

We’re talking Barbie.. We’re talking that big fluffy bunny.

And now, Sega’s got a Toy Fighter, the latest

solution brewing in the form of

a

in

line

of innovative

3D

arcade

G.l.

Joe-wannabe,

moves

points, the fight In

addition,

Featuring nine

initially

playable characters and a

host of environments that recreate a pint-sized Toy

is

be awarded points

decided and

encompasses a small

Circle for spectacular

damage and

classics as Fighting Vipers

waitress, or Gushiken, the

Which

’“Tl

is

is

smack

said to

just fine by us.

3 »

« | >

high points.

Cross your fingers for a home DC port for this unusual coin-op fighting fest - we’ve heard the

crown the winner of each round. So, whether you’re doll

called the

circular area

can perform grappling

order to pull each other closer into the Battle

in

gameplay

as Vitamin, the

for special

The moment

onto the next round.

Sega has implemented a feature

Battle Circle, which

Commander-esque universe, Toy Fighter uses a point system instead of the usual power or life gauge, to fighting

it’s

of the ring. You or your opponent

moves

fighters.

you’ll

or attacks against your opponent.

either you or your opponent reach the total of five

Sega beat 'em up and Fighter’s Megamix. More on this soon.

STAQE

of such

7

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?.

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Right out of the wrapper, Sega’s toy fighters come out kicking. ‘Catching’ your opponent pulls them into the Battle Circle. Once in the Battle Circle, you can close in for maximum damage and points.

Boot to the Head Namco's

latest

Naomi-powered contribution to

the arcade scene, the soccer sim, World most unique cabinet design with four soccer ball ‘controllers' attached for your kicking pleasure.

Kicks, gets our vote for

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Mizuguchi

“With Ulala’s power, passion, and love,

WARNING: he Moroliens have landed! DCM asks to be taken to their leader, the man behind Sega’s upcoming super groovy Space Channel 5 i

hile his name may not be as recognizable to some as Yuji Naka's or Yu Suzuki’s, Tetsuya

Mizuguchi has

literally

been the driving

some of Sega's most notable arcade Sega Rally included. But after the announcement Space Channel 5, a kitschy, catchy ode to the dance/music genre, Mizuguchi may not be lingering in the shadows of his fellow Sega stars for long.

force behind hits,

of

After being

asked to

his talents into

with the hope of making a

Taking place

in

the

25^

hand at a Dreamcast

try his

Mizuguchi decided to pour

5

title

title,

Space Channel

accessible to everyone.

century, the

game showcases a

news reporter named Ulala (pronounced “oo-la-la"). Armed with only her microphone, a penchant for '60sstyle pop and some wicked dance moves. Ulala must not only save Earth from the Moroliens (an alien race), but also bring

humans along

for

as many

the ride as possible.

Designed to use both rhythmic

£ f / I

button presses as well as directional controls, the

parts.

The

game

first is

dance sims

like

which your job

is split into

most

two

similar to

Gust-A-Groove,

is

to

dance and

attract other characters to join

your ‘groove,’ so to speak. The

in

/ / A

more people will follow behind Ulala. The other style of gameplay pits Ulala against the better you dance, the

.

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other characters will be drawn to her and synchronize with her.” it like this: Ginger Spice gets shot into space (thank God), loses 20 lbs on the way, crash-lands on a space-station where she forms a new band with the alien inhabitants and spreads, uh, ‘love’ throughout the galaxy. Make sense yet?

Think of

was

different.

DCM:

game

the

Is

joined as producer.

I

one-player only?

think

I

much

it‘s

I

funnier and

more fun when

played with a group of people watching. We’re

VMU

and online

still

deciding on

compatibility.

DCM: What type TM:

SC5 appeal

of audience will

to?

want to target players that don’t usually play games.

I

titles

DCM: How do you think Dreamcast is doing in the Japanese market? TM: believe it’s become very good recently because of the game Seaman. The number of people wanting to play Seaman is really important, and it’s particularly popular among girls. Before the game was released, anywhere you went, everybody was talking about Seaman. People were

modified a few things regarding the

I

rhythm-input system when

TM: Yes, but

most

Lately,

are too difficult for casual gamers, so we’re researching

SC5 appeal to everyone. DCM: What’s been the most difficult thing on SC5? TM: Making the game interesting. To do this, we changed

the

it’s

it is.

international audience into

account while you're working on SC57 TM: Not particularly. For Sega Rally and Manx TT, we *

—-

1

were aware of the foreign

_

market. This time

"pure fun."

We

think

I

we just

on making the game

don’t really concentrate on

any specific market.

We

simply follow our

inspiration.

DCM: 1: With i

Ulala, are

make

when

at

her sexy on purpose?

TM: Yes, we thought about panties

game

you targeting the

older audience? Did you

it.

You can definitely see Ulala’s

her skirt flies up. But

her sex appeal

is

We

very subtle.

it’s

not so obvious;

approached

game takes

creating Ulala differently. The

place

in

the 25th century and she’s an inhabitant of Earth.

We felt

tried to

that

500

imagine how clothes would look

years earlier

show underwear. (What she moves

in

the game,

a future/

-

Ed.)

I

in

the future.

We

wasn’t so important to

it

way

also believe the

important. Ulala looks very real and sexy; she

is really

moves passionately, which makes her sexy. We worked on it a lot. Because we only used a low number of polygons to make Ulala, think her sex appeal comes from the way she moves. believe that it’s more difficult to design things like this that you can't see. DCM: You worked on both arcade and console games, how different are the two? TM: There are different ways to explain it. compare it to the I

I

I

difference between movies and TV.

same environment length

is

for, like,

In

two hours.

a movie theater, you’re Television

different

is

shorter, there are commercials, etc. They’re the

different at the

with console

same

titles,

time. There are a

lot

of things that

the

in

- the

same, but can be done

but not with arcade games. The opposite

is

also

In my opinion, it’s more difficult to make console games. DCM: Which do you prefer? haven’t finished my first console game yet... think want to make them for a while. Arcade games provide a physical experience that you don’t have with console titles. For instance, in Manx TT you

true.

TM:

I

I

handled a bike. But, arcade across

K

in

something

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like

games

in

fun,”

“I

want

to

buy

it,” “It’s

Shibuya the game was sold

time

in

I

also force you to get the

DCM: With

message

three minutes, which can be frustrating.

sold out”...

out.

Japan that people started

the announcement concerning

Dolphin and PlayStation 2, what do you think are the main advantages Dreamcast

I

tried concentrate

sounds

first

thinking about buying a Dreamcast.

game make a game

I

“It

was the

system and it’s been vastly improved. don’t want to based only on style and good atmosphere. think it’s more > complex than that; the game needs to be fun. As producer,

my job to make sure DCM: Do you take the

saying

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all

aspects to make

has over these new consoles?

I

think

it


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what racing

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all

about.”

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rockets, ball bearings and the shockwave!

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at the playground!

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How to make sure the gifts you ask for are the ones you get...

hristmas isn’t just about giving,

C

it’s

about receiving, too. And preferably stuff that you actually

don’t just chuck

in

want and

it

forget about forever (like horrible

to yourself to

buys you stuff

for

make

human

in

First,

make

your Christmas

prefer. list

history. Circulate

friends and relations at least a

you’re really lucky,

equivalent of to decide

dumped

DCM

could turn into the gaming

it

Cape Canaveral mission

what goes

control.

into Santa’s sack,

But how

and what gets

out of the stable along with Rudolf’s crap? Let

do the hard work

for you...

to expect to

see

this

much

loot:

his

so choose the

games you

accessories that best suit the kinds of

it among week or two before the big day, and with a bit of luck your bedroom should look like Electronics Boutique come December 25. If

the longest

save

hemorrhoids). Obviously, you’d need to be Richie Rich

sure that everyone

your Dreamcast: don’t settle

any old thing.

for just

will

being stuck on the

(like

couch with Granddad while he drones on about

purple slippers and Beanie Babies). This year, you

owe

These consumer electronics desirables

any self-respecting videogame junkie from a certain post-morning Christmas fate

the closet and

But no matter how reasonable your request

might be,

you’ll

probably need to

come up

convincing argument for your parents— so

with a

DCM

has

provided a few good justifications to get you started.

By the way,

if

you haven’t got a

DC

console already,

you’ve got your work cut out for you. Perhaps your

parents love you dearly (that dearly). Or girlfriend— or boyfriend— wants to less time with you. Either way,

if

maybe

your

spend a good deal

the box

is sitting

under your tree on Christmas Eve, you've scored big time. Well done: you’re clearly a professional.

The Console ($199) Vrcade Stick r$ 50

)

Arcade Stick $50 need two of these— if ito make head-to-head BgiS&at a thoroughly fair deal. They’re exactly like the

ones

Dreamcast Console $199

The pitch

'Dreamt

is a powerful home edutainment box. State the-art, web-ready techni that just happens to play games, too. Mom, it’ll let you send email. Dad, you can use the internet to check out stuff on golf and— urn— order that :

miracle hair restorer stuff.

be using

it

for

all

I’ll

kinds of

things.”

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you’ll find built into

arcade machines.

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The pitch

“I am a Zen Master of the digital martial arts. Hence, the Arcade Stick ;hes my true combative Two Arcade Sticks igate the upper hand, bestowing combat with balance and harmony.”


Top Stocking Stuffers f some of your relations still haven’t been I coerced into lining Sega's coffers this Christmas, don’t despair. Here are some great gifts that will come in handy for filling the darkest recesses of your stocking.

VMUs $20 You should already have one of these lovely things, but life is infinitely better with two. You can exchange

If you can't afford the official Sega model ($24.95), there are several non-licensed models available at

from unit to unit, and even play head-to-head games (in Sonic Adventure and Speed Devils) by linking files easily

around

The pitch

a

it's

personal organizer.

so busy

I’ll

My

the price.

life’s

need two— one

for college research,

other to schedule social

half

S-yideo Cable $10 If you’re lucky enough to have an S-Video connection on your TV (a 4-pin socket often found on the front) then you’ll be able to take advantage of the superior picture quality this signal provides. Show those jaggies the door.

units together.

the

my

Unless your

hectic

living

room

is

too small to swing a

very small cat (or you've got arms like

life.”

Stretch Armstrong), this extension cord

is

a great idea.

The truth

nfl2 K's

save data soaks up a whole VMU."

VGA Box $30

virtually

When

your Dreamcast

is

connected to a PC

monitor it positively purrs. We haven't quite recovered from the time we played in non-interlaced

Plus h P olls $TBA these have been the sole preserve of those lucky Japanese otaku and their rucksacks full of disposable, yen. But now you can get yourS* hands on them, too (and thankfully, Sonic hasn't been given an Uzi at the request of some clueless marketing exec). Traditionally, dolls like

($ 24

-

30

)

These days

it's slightly embarrassing having a console with the same name as a ‘70s progressive rock band (with Phil Collins), but for a mere $30 someone can pick you up a piece of videogame history - newly redesigned for 1999 and small enough to fit in your pocket. There are too many games to choose from (if you look around i junk shops and secondhand stores, you’re bound to be able to pick some up for next to nothing), but we’d start with Golden Axe, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Street of Rage.

Extra Controllers $25-30 each The prospect of seeing Soul Calibur’s beautifully realized

A

characters dancing fluidly

across the screen on Christmas morning— and you being able to control only one of them— is as painful as decorating your Christmas tree in the nude. Ouch. Colored pads should be available by the time you read this.

Interact Astropad $25

The pitch whole

H

This

scores between the Fighters:

R

The truth

Rally Rally

Wheel

makes the Game Boy Color

“Do

I

look a

our humble opinion. It connects to your comms cable and character data and

“Fun for the

family.”

look like

little

DC

sad, in

via a

DC game King of

Dream Match 99 and KOF

•>

2.

F355 Challenge Arcade

Norman-No-Friends?"

Machine About $22,000 if you get one of these, we'll be spending Christmas at your house... Okay,

Wheel $70

With Sega Rally 2 arriving in time for Christmas (at least, according to Sega) and other great racers on the way such as F355 Challenge, your DC controller just won’t do.

The pitch download

"I’m planning to

official

tests off the

web

DMV

interactive

to practice

my

need this to have a decent chance of passing. The roads are already full of overzealous drivers.” driving test.

I’ll

Keyboard $25 It

won’t take long before you get sick

of using a controller to type those emails to your buddies. Electronics Boutique (ebworld.com) will set you up with one.

The pitch The truth

“Let’s

burn rubber.

for

“The essential control interface web-ready technology.”

The truth

“Great. This

is all

mygamingheaven.com up and

www.DailyRadar.com

I

need

to get

running.”

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SegadJ'Dreamcast

VGA mode.


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Toy Commander Ten Dreamcast games guaranteed to knock the stuffing out of even the toughest Christmas turkey.

DCM score: 8 said “The best

We

DCM Score: 8 We said -a huge dose game

DCM score: 9

We

get to play with toys!

designed tracks and a considerable

playthings

u

a fast,

to satisfy

missions. There’s a fun two-four player

for

Dreamcast. Don’t miss

“Where’s that blue rat gone,

without

“It’s

a Wonderful Life"

Grandma would say “Sonny, are you that blue rat7’

best fighting

rough around

the edges, but easily the best hoops

game we’ve

It’s

ever played

beyond the original coin-op we’re it’s almost toogood.

the

so

lost for

Grandma probably wouldn’t say

What’s the big deal?

“Gee, it sure looks purdy but the combo system could use a

Squint slightly and you could be

little

more depth."

some

What’s the big deal?

Grandma would say those ads for

Ball

is

so cute

NFL2K DCM Score: 9 We said “The best football game we’ve ever played."

great (gameplay.

“That Michael Jordan

when my Tinker Toys...”

just loved

words...

watching a real game. Amazing characters, replays and

I

most beautiful, impressive videogame ever."

What’s the big deal? far little

girl,

DCM Score: 9 said “The

technically

NBA2K DCM Score: 9 said “a

too,.,',

Grandma would say

Soul Calibur

We

We

mode,

was a

Sonny? Did

over... ?"

pm

The return of a gaming icon and Sega’s most important game for its new system. A Dreamcast without Sonic would be like Christmas

I

it.

Grandma would say

What’s the big deal?

\

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of renegade

them by winning races and unleashing air assaults throughout 50 ground and

you run him

i\

A band

taking over the house. Beat

What’s the big deal? game

furious

enough depth even the most

is

An immaculate conversion of the superb racing coin-op. Easily the best driving

said:

rollercoaster ride with

and beauty

What's the big deal?

on Dreamcast: by miles. Beautifully challenge."

Sonic Adventure

of starry-eyed

imagination."

racing

Well, the graphics are amazing, for

one

thing (especially the between-play cut

in

Park franks."

scenes and

smooth

But the super-

replays).

play-by-play

commentary and

a great play-calling system are the sparkly silver balls on an already

DCM score: 8 said “Incredibly fast-paced,

Grandma would say

We

“Oooh,

and tough enough to keep you coming back day after day."

What’s the big deal? an exact

is it

football? You know, Sonny,

your

Grandma used

little

cheerleader. Now, where did

to be quite a good I

put

that photo album?"

an expensive arcade machine. Light gun games are It’s

replica of

never going to offer endless

Power Stone

entertainment but the amazing set pieces and relentless action you hooked.

will

Iro

keep

We

lavish-looking fighting

boat racing

wouldn’t say

never played so

“Eat lead zombie scum!"

What’s the big deal? It’s

DCM Score: 8 said “One of the

Thunder

DCM Score: 8 We said “High-speed

Grandma probably

What’s the big deal? Capcom’s first real 3D fighting game, featuring interactive arenas and It’s

a perfect conversion of a recent

A two-player mode, some superb courses, and - get this - a sense of humor. Whatever next? coin-op.

VFStb DCM Score: 8 said “Unsurpassed

We

elegance of

the intricate gameplay.”

its

in

most

games ever

well.”

superb cartoon-style polygon Cute: but packs a punch.

fighters.

Grandma would say

Grandma would say

“Your Great-Uncle Ed used to have a

(from upstairs) “Can

nice

little

me

dinghy."

someone

help

out of the bath?"

What’s the big deal? An immaculate conversion

of an arcade classic that does for hand-tohand fighting what Soul Calibur does for weapons-based combat. Deep.

Grandma would say “Now, where’d

I

leave

my

teeth...?”

ALSO ARRIVING IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS... We haven't received finished

Creepy gorefest

PC games magazines that got the

your heart out. 1

Hi-octane racing

copies yet, but these two should also be out in time for Christmas (and they're not

and shooting. Reviewed next

pretty excited recently. (Doesn’t

issue (we hope).

looking too shabby either).

Don’t buy

Shadow Man

Vigilante 8 Mad Max, eat

I

take much,

that.)

a...

here are two kinds of turkey at Christmas: the

T

first traditionally

feasting, causing

takes centre stage

mouths

golden exterior and succulent,

second kind

is

in

yuletide

to water with its crispy

juicy, loveliness.

The

any videogame containing the words

Kombat, Gold or Mortal. Please, please, please make sure you ask for the well,

38

first kind.

As

for

these beauties...

you wouldn’t wish them on your worst enemy.

Official

Mortal Kombat Gold We said: “What’s the point?"

We

Answers on a postcard, please,

pool.” (That’s

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Dynamite Cop said: "As shallow

as a kiddie

been peed

in.)

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WWF Attitude

Expendable

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said: "Poor handling.” Unless

you're avoiding the road, that

is.

We

said: "Confusing

repetitive."

and

We meant “Urrgh"

We

said:

“Read a book." Okay, it's got to be better.

we didn't, but

i


DCM

Survival Guide to

hristmas Trauma treatment administered by your friends at Dreamcast ER icture the scene. You're

P

home

night before, you're lying

in

for the holidays. After a few too many egg nogs the bed on Christmas morning nursing your head and for three more hours. But you can't - there's a

about ready to go back to sleep

noise. Noises.

sounds

In fact, it

like

World War

has just kicked off

III

your

in

living

room.

It starts with the sound of your younger brother frantically unwrapping presents - your presents - followed by a horrible clattering noise that sounds suspiciously like GD-

ROMs

being thrown around the room

like mini-frisbees.

And then

there’s the crash of

the Christmas tree, knocked over by the dog - his jaws are tightly clenched around a

ham - pursued by Dad

joint of

carrying a baseball bat. You think things can’t get any

worse, right? Wrong. The doorbell rings. Your strange Uncle Ernie from Iowa (the one

come

with the fart problem) has

What do you do? Panic? to surviving Christmas

month - and

to stay for a

he’s sharing your room.

DCM's handy guide

No, keep a cool head, and simply consult

- a sensible and

as possible on your Dreamcast and as

Remember

disastrous family situations.

approach to spending as much time

practical

little

time as possible involved

kids,

it’s

a jingle out there.

(Is

in

potentially

supposed to

that

be funny? - Ed) Merry Christmas!

AND THEN CONSOLE

YOU SHOULD. Insert ear plugs.

Go back

Seaman. Imported DC owners, you

to sleep for

forgot to feed him.

three hours.

fish tank, there'd

If

this

was a normal

be something

floating

upside down (with googly eyes).

The Ten Commandments. Thou

Your seven-year-old brother

shalt not

ever switch the channel while Aunt Edna is

|

combos

pulling off 30-hit

_TNew

Soul Calibur - your copy of

watching Charlton Heston.

unwrapped

kindly

if

like

the addled bird slips you the tongue?

Mom

a happy raccoon. He reminds us:

Dad

shouting at

skimpy piece of

Kirkland Ministries. Ken’s rug lies on his

extra-large!”

A

else, but Soul Calibur?

brother

still

has the use of

If

your

his fingers

after you've dealt with him. get

him to

straw.

I Place the old dear in front of your I Dreamcast with a light gun in her hands. I Tell her to meet the nice elderly folk in I the

"I

you

told

it,

Pen Pen

presents.

Tricelon - nothing else quite

makes sense,

Congratulations! You’ve

more information than

of the Dead 2. After she s played she probably won't bother you again.

House

global online community...

Open your

(brandishing

lingerie):

bit

What

you

Grandma s mouth. "Give your Grandma

Christmas morning at Kenneth

head

for

Your name, coming from

DCM favorite).

Year controlling a wheelchair

I through a

Soul Calibur, which he has

A Charlie Brown Christmas (a

him that if he doesn’t wrap your presents back up again, he’ll start the

Tell

after Teletubby

just received the worst |

Christmas

is

a time

Christmas present

you needed, thanks.

for giving (him money).

history

Football. Well, realistic that

real

TV game

NFL2K

to

be exact.

no-one notices for

it’s

It's

freaking out. Your

so

in

Teletubby oven mitts.

Cut him free with

little

not a tight

in).

it's

stopped

Kombat from this game Mortal

industrial-

strength wire cutters.

Be

careful,

though - Gran's wool was

'

ages (The turkey-

delivered anesthetic has kicked

-

presents - including yours.

Gold. Cut yourself free

with industrial-strength

wire cutters - Midway’s

originally

used as an instrument of torture medieval times. Speaking of torture, she also bought you...

his

game

in

I\' John Denver and the Muppets Christmas Special. John and Miss Piggy share

an

It's (Still)

intimate

25,000 Christmas

a mini VMU game by candlelight: Sega designed this battery-powered wonder for such emergencies. (That's two minutes accounted for, then.)

The

Life.

The dishwasher vomiting china. Instead

I

Explain you're logged into

of cleaning up

I

Rally

cleaning the kitchen.You need this is

I

an emergency.

I I

Christmas with Frank and Bing guaranteed to induce sofa coma.

Santa Claus: the Movie (Dudley Moore the maverick

etc.)

you quit now,

who

piano and her fourth large brandy

in

the

you'll

Commander

levels). Hey, in

do

Y2K

blackout.

It'll

the

be

and Diner gonna spend time a kitchen you might as well be inside where your family

Toy

be known as the guy

Grandma,

she’ll

tone-deaf Uncle Harold bangs out the

I killer-instinct

musical accompaniment.

I a

sock

in

it.

if

(the Kitchen

you’re

Sega’s not-quite-finished Dreamcast

soon

feel

*

if

Network. Log onto the net and

.* .

.

she doesn't put

v

'

j?

Right now.

A nice cheery Christmas film

and

to round

if

that, like

I the sting of your Zombie-

I

saving for the

Sega

global

pulled onto the hard shoulder 'to

Aunt Edna

Evacuate immediately.

a thoroughly disturbing day.

a

over the net and

in

emergency generator that dad

the washing-up'.

Tell

| I

2 tournament

Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence. off

www.DailyRadar.com

elf,

Power Stone. You've plugged

Play

power is down. Mom gets the candles: Dad fumbles around for the flashlight.

moment. Yuck.

a Wonderful

lights exploding.

finish off

Go

downstairs,

the egg nog. Then pass

out next to the dog on the sofa.

01/00

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Sega# Dreamcast Magaz


.

that Furby? That’s your Christmas present.

See

excitement.

o it turns out to be a bad year. You scrabble around under the tree on Christmas morning, desperately trying to find anything with your name on it, but the prognosis isn't good. You sigh enviously at the thought of your more fortunate friends - they always get more than you. In fact, at this very moment they're probably using climbing gear to scale the mountain of presents under their trees. But you do find something lurking in the corner and unwrap it hastily, unable to contain your

S

You asked in

gun with

(in

a fleeting

in

same

shape

thing.

for your

busy

Starbucks. Stop

slot.

Slick

Style™

this

life’

Mug™ says

now.

hair gel

For the coif you’ve always

with

great visuals (review

for

Stainless steel mug. ‘A great

Trickstyle

game

mattress

camping comfort.

(ahem) ready

A Starbucks Chubby

VMU/

jump pak

Futuristic skate

in

‘n’

Hardcore Heat video

auto-fire,

auto-reload and a

roll

the ultimate

the

A Starfire Lightblaster Light

didn’t receive

from Uncle Ernie. Not quite

ready off-road

racing simulation.

(

Self- inflating

A rough

Hardcore Heat ‘n’

the

A Dreamcamp Astrobed

four colors.

TNN Motorsports Rough

worm on

But you got

for

buttons, autofire,

available

a pair of tighty-whities with a cartoon

Share in a DCM prayer and be thankful you any of the following atrocities either...

A Dreamcast Astropad 6

It’s

and the words ‘girl bait.’ Oh dear. But don’t despair, things could be worse: far worse. You could have received a Furby. Or Halo, the silver Beanie Baby with angel wings, oh yes, a halo. Now that’s a nightmare after Christmas, all right.

front

wanted, guys.

issue 2)

moment

Oh no! Mortal Kombat Gold!

of

madness) Mortal

Kombat Gold

DCM’s Retro Economy Christmas™

DCM

The

Xmas Quiz! What's Your

DC If

3. What was the origina/ Japanese name Sega Bass Fishing? a) Don't panic Bassman! We are friends! b) c)

for

Get Bass! Sega Bassu Fishimaru.

What is a 7urb? (as in Japanese RPG Sengoku 7Urb) a) Alien speak for ‘cabbage'.

4.

IQ?

you think Pen Pen is an avant-

b)

Mcefon

A strange

cat-like thing

on rollerskates

speaks Japanese. You have absolutely no idea.

5.

What does the Dreamcast’s orange

really),

we’d consider a

a)

DC expert,

Ca/ibur has been sitting

in

Dreamcast since the day

if

however, Sou/

your imported

it

was released

Japan, then you’re probab/y endowed

in

spira/

b)

Sega knows something we don't. A centrifugal force highlighting movement

from the

internal to

capabilities c)

We’re

the external. The

we possess

all

freakin'

in

infinite

our dreams,

Sega gaming. Answer

the fo//owing

questions to determine what kind of

1. a)

really

are

hippie for

probably

you...

in

a games

store.

You see an

you...

if

as Akira from VF3. Ask

she'd like you to personally

demonstrate the vagaries of combat for the entire character portfolio in both games, then

maybe get a

b) Coolly offer her tell

drink...

some

6.

What’s the Dreamcast

modem current/y from the

withdraw the offer when she says

Sega motherbrain. b) Not much. Oh... email. c) Amazing online games.

Shout at the top of your voice There’s, uh, a girl! Hnnnngh.’

c)

it's

for

A Capcom

3D

fighting

game

with interactive

environments.

7.

Shenmue

a)

It’s

is

so

‘Cool!

Answers:

rea/istic that...

a parallel universe. Which exists. in the virtual

An executive paperweight with the words ‘in your search for the truth, leave no stone

b) You can play the coin-ops

unturned’ engraved

c)

c)

in it.

arcades.

What

is

a ’Seaman’?

I

bet

won't play on

it

my

Master System.

a) Man-fish. b)

A strange

artificial

life-meets-weird-

Japanese-man-fish-thing. c)

Which forthcoming DC game (surprising/y) uses the fishing controller? a) None, hope. Fishing is murder, man. 8.

In

a fish tank.

You have absolutely no idea.

I

b) Eternal Arcadia. c) What's

a

‘fishing controller’?

Sega

gear...

SEGA MASTER SYSTEM

(1987)

Perhaps you already have one sitting up in the attic covered in dust and hairy spiders. Sega's original 8bit wonder ‘machine’ looks more like the control deck of some tacky 70s TV spaceship than a console, but at least the games were good. Key titles: Phantasy Star, Y’s, Wonderboy 3, Fantasy Zone, Enduro Racer, Missile

Command 3D

SEGA GENESIS DCM Towers

(1989)

has one these classic machines

display cabinet

in

our

a glass-fronted teak You should have one, too. This

sitting proudly in

illustrious Editor's office.

some of the greatest Sega games ever - so many in fact, we don't know where to begin. The alternative to buying an old one is to march down and slap thirty bucks into the sweaty palm of the sales assistant at your local software emporium for the latest model (see Stocking Stuffers, page 37). Key titles: Golden Axe, Streets of 16-bit console plays

you answered the questions: ‘a’ - You are a few fries short of a happy meal. You forgot about ‘real life' some time ago, and think the world is made of polygons and machine code. You should

Rage, Castle of

Illusion.

If

Most/y

gaming magazine. - you are a Dreamcast genius and we bow to your greater gaming knowledge. Would you like a job here? Most/y ’c’ - You're as dumb as a sack of rocks. Go back to games school.

work 2.

classic

available

‘spiritual enlightenment'.

b)

some

the financial odds are stacked against you, wallow in nostalgia. At very little cost to you, you can enjoy the finest Sega gaming around by simply looking to the past for your Sega entertainment, rather than to the cutting edge. Garage sales, flea markets and online sites such as e-bay are great places to pick up used Sega consoles and games, although it’s likely you’ll know people with some of this stuff kicking around. Here’s what you’ll be looking out for...

When

?

friendly advice,

her that she can borrow your copy

her boyfriend.

used for?

Beg, borrow or steal

'thinking'.

of Soul Calibur to save money. Immediately

a) To receive further instructions

What is a Power Stone? A rock you bought from a

It's

a) Introduce yourself

then

doomed!

with an encyc/opedic know/edge of

DC gamer you

ID. You’re

her

stand for?

then you’re hardly what

around.

too uncomfortable.

Do

ba//point (the truth isn’t

it

b) Check the returns policy of the store where it was purchased. c) Shake it. If that doesn't work get a screwdriver and poke around inside until it does. Unplug it when the electric shocks get

between Soul Ca/ibur and Virtua Fighter 3.

short about a ta/king

any less weird,

a) Talk

attractive girt having a tough time choosing

c)

that

garde French animation

Dreamcast stops working. Do

9. Your

for a

Most/y

‘b’

SEGA SATURN Don't pay

the

(1995)

more than $50

games

for the

system and expect

(except rare imports). The 32-bit Saturn

to

is

because it also has a formidable collection of games, and more cult status than other Sega machines. We have one hooked up in the office for the occasional bout of Sega Rally when we’re feeling blue. Key titles: Nights, Christmas Nights, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Sega Rally, a worthy precursor to the new Dreamcast (

version,

we

hasten to add).

pay around $10 each

for

a worthwhile investment,


W

the

hat a time to be alive, huh? The most

and, well, weird. They claim that it liberates you from the time and space constraints of the real world. We think it could be a subliminal visual code that subconsciously programs your brain to worship a new God: Sega. (Actually, we're not too sure, but we’ll let

is upon Dreamcast, but case you hadn’t

significant cultural event of our times us. (No, not the release of the

dawn

of a

new

millennium,

in

So are we. The Y2K bug is ready to wreak havoc with the world’s computer networks, the doomsayers are prophesying apocalyptic upheaval, and noticed.) Scared?

you know when we figure it out.) Not everyone is predicting societal breakdown, though. In fact, chances are that on January 1 everything will be business as usual - hence our

yes, the world’s craziest loons are gearing up for a

showdown

that

make Mad Max 2

will

look like a

Dreamcast.

We

think

it

looks odd - a bit

New

You should

Y2K titles. So, we recommend a dual strategy - prepare for both a showdown and a year full of the best games you’ve ever played. You never know, the year 2000 might bring online gaming, too...

Sunday street fair. Even Sega has been affected by the pre-millennial Zeitgeist. Take the strange orange spiral on your

selection of great

Age-y

DCM’s Y2K underground

be...

survival tips

With TV down, radio on the blink and the internet a seething mass of gridlocked gibberish, a good to gauge public reaction to a devastating Y2K will be to check out the state of the highways on New Year’s Day. Is everyone driving

way

10 Games for the Millennium

blow

Year 2000 classics coming your way

calmly and responsibly, regardless of the black hole that

T

new

here’s a stack of exciting give you details on

there’s a

lot

we

didn’t

all

of

them

on the way for your new console. So many, in fact, that we can’t We’ve picked the ones we’re most excited about, even though - such as Randy’s pet Birdcage of Gauen. (Randy, we know

titles

here.

have room

you’ve already booked two

for

weeks

off

work to

g0k

T""'" ’

'A

'

Tt,

TH

play this, but

didn’t

make

it

into the

list.

Sorry.)

When’s

it

Your guess

as good as ours. The Japanese version has been delayed

is

Because

Yu Suzuki's

it's

city in realtime, while

CDs, and the

it all

Hazzard?

is

its

gone a

bit

Dukes of

true, then it’s

time to

move out

of the house need to make sure you’ve got plenty of supplies. Food and water? Check. Sandbags? Soul Caliburt Check. The

at least Thanksgiving - yes,

until

it’s still

March, so a

a long way

you’ll

your sorry ass:

off.

• Regard your Dreamcast as a virtual boot camp for what goes on ‘outside the bunker’. The following essential items

magnum

opus. Step into the shoes of Ryo Hazuki and explore a combat and solving puzzles. Part One comes on four rumored to be told in 16 parts.

engaging

entire story

the latter

If

following pre-millennium tips could also save until

care?

1

engulfing society and

is

infrastructure? Or has

dig a garden bunker and

and underground. And

out?

US debut probably won't happen

Why should

WSM

it

is

will

be necessary

for survival:

in

Buy an

electrical generator to

power your

Dreamcast, TV and other less important

Resident When’s

it

Evil:

Code Veronica

(Capcom)

slated for February 3, so a realistic estimate would be a

need

will

of) that is

gj 'JJ

j

This

out?

The Japanese release date month or so after that.

appliances (such as the stove and heater). lots of

every house

modeled

in

gas in

it’s

rumored

mainland China

(sort is

accurately

*0 Ls* 1

the code of Sega’s epic Shenmue...

• Start breeding Chaos. In the unlikely event that

Why

should

I

care

we’re

Creepier than getting out of bed and finding

Bob Barker standing

in

the closet wearing

your pyjamas. Ultra-detailed, realtime backdrops, amazing lighting (wait

swinging lamps casting eerie shadows everywhere,

etc.),

and

you see the

‘til

and a huge map

all

will

wiped out, these They’ll live

have an approximate

Eternal Arcadia When's

<sega)

out?

it

Not yet known, but possibly a Spring release

Summer

or

Autumn US

Why should

in

Japan. This would translate to a

release.

care?

1

Free-roaming scenarios take the place of

restrictive, linear scripting

on inside

VMUs

eventually inherit the earth along with

cockroaches.

to explore.

will live

on twinkies, which

half-life

of

1000

years.

Upgrade your Lightgun to a Glock. Should

the streets be

awash with

won’t feel

out of the action. And

left

gun-toting lunatics, at least you

all that zombie slaughtering, your aim should be sharper than a weasel in swat gear.

after

* fjt '

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v

*

.

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and the developers

are promising the navigation of the vast world via, uh, flying boats. We're especially looking forward to the newly controller’s

Crazy Taxi When’s

been

announced

fishing

games hidden

inside (our fishing

feeling a bit neglected of late).

(Sega)

out?

it January is the month we when can start driving people to places where they didn't want to go, being rude to them, and ripping them off. Hurray.

continued

Why should care? I

It's

a whole bunch of laughs, and the

the

game

includes

San

DC

version (see page 62) has loads of extras.

Francisco, we’re looking forward to driving to

open-top taxi and careering around the office parking

lot

work

(although this

is

in

Dead

or Alive

When’s

it

February, we’ve

As

a yellow

unlikely).

2

(Tec,™)

out?

been

Why should

told.

I

care?

We’ve got the arcade machine standing in our office (along with most of the staff from other games magazines, as a result). Deep hand-to-hand combat, tag-team backdrops, and fighters that make Lara Croft look as sexy as a sack of spuds. D.O.A., it won't be.

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Sonic Adventure 2

'^8jr

When’s

(Sega)

out?

it

We're guessing the end of 2000. I

Why should care? I

Because Sega has just confirmed might be,

think Sonic Adventure

it

one and it's going to be huge. However amazing you represents a test run on the console - much in the same

this

way that Virtua Fighter did on the Saturn. Unless you think Sonic would look better wrapped around one of your car's tires. (I hate him.1- Randy) (Randy? You're fired -Ed.)

When’s

coming out?

it

February, apparently.

We

think that's February

2000, but

don't bet

on

DCM's Y2K underground survival tips it.

Why should care? I

Because

taking an eternity and can't possibly, after all this time, turn out to be a game, can it? The game was originally created for Matsushita's M2 console and has been in development so long that the original design docs are said to have been found crudely painted on cave walls in Southern France. it's

continued...

klutz of a

Buy 2,000 cans of Sonic the Hedgehog noodles - should

keep hunger at bay (Your legs

Phantasy Star Online When’s

it

about two years. the

in

Also, should

deranged cults stumble upon your hideout,

out?

it

Later next year. Sorry,

for

drop off sometime

will

2000, though)

winter of

(Sega) you can throw cans grenade-style from

doesn’t get clearer than that.

behind banks of sandbags, screaming

Why

should

I

care?

‘You’ll

The original was cooler than Roger Moore sipping a ice-cold Vodka Martini in a Siberian snowstorm. It had a vast quest, a female protagonist and was one of the earliest RPGs to capture the interest of non- Japanese gamers. Even DCM's Editor-in-Chief raised an eyebrow when he heard about a possible DC sequel. (I had something in my eye -Ed.).

•Arm

me

never take

alive, suckers!’

yourself with a copy of

techniques of stealth and

Rainbow

Learn the

Six.

enemy base

infiltration.

Raid your

software emporium for the latest releases. And you

local

thought ‘going commando’ meant wearing

no underpants...

NFL2K

uh,

When’s

out?

it

2

<sega)

P*.

Why Well,

should

V 1

(Game

will

pictured

is

until

,

be thrown

in,

too (no,

we

don't

of,

and a host of other

know which ones,

millennium

7

ft

..

normality

is

restored by crack

government troops disguised as a

care?

those slightly dodgy running games should be taken care

improvements

• Buy an imported DC and a copy of Seaman. This will be your only friend

(vi

M id-2000, we think.

cult.

Even a man-fish that

looks like Boris Yeltsin

yet).

NFL2k)

friend •

in

such a

Stock up on

will

be a useful

crisis.

2000

batteries for your

Game

Gear. Put

50

or |

so of these aside

Hedgehog alarm

When’s March

in

it

Japan,

in

the

US

Get a wheelchair. When you

noodles the racing

game

I

care?

that

'perfect physics' with

to play.

represents a departure

It

amazing

visuals.

is

may seem

Should be incredible.

bug won’t affect Sega's

2000. Which seems

Fall

‘I

• Don’t forget your fishing controller

that there are as-yet undiscovered tribes

a plan. At a recent press conference

my own

be so hungry you’ll eat anything. ate some months later. Just don’t eat

cry

~.

/

might need to properly operate your Dreamcast.

Look on the bright side. When clocks tick over to the year 2000 on New online gaming network - because it hasn't actually got the thing up and running yet. in the Amazon who are more web-ready than Sega is. But don’t worry: there Tokyo, SOA big cheese Peter Moore revealed that everything should be in place for online a long time, but he does mean EVERYTHING, running full tilt - massively multiplayer worlds courtesy of the likes of Phantasy Star Online and Turbine’s Frontier, as well as online Sega Rally tournaments. So what’s the hold up? Well, unlike the PC user, who expects serious lag-times and constant crashes, the console gamer is less tolerant. Sega is now spending time and money working with AT&T, constructing a sturdy server backbone, but it will take ages to complete. In the meantime, we’ll still experience the sharp end of the digital gaming revolution thanks to Sonic Team’s Chu Chu Rocket It

get totally sick of

finally

your thumbs or any other appendage that you

www. when?. com

Year's Eve, at least the

gaming by

you’ll

legs!’, you’ll

Dreamcast was designed

from the arcade-style racing mould that's been Sega's trademark for years. The game could have as many as 200 licensed production model touring cars to choose from,

and blends

clock.

out Autumn

Why should It's

and your Sonic the

for your flashlight

in

Bass.

Become a master

When

you’re

and

line

(and

and Get

of the piscatorial arts.

an expert with the rod you’ll

to practice: fish

probably have a few years

swimming around

in

the

inevitable post-apocalyptic toxins won’t

like

mutate overnight),

find

catch yourself a real

a

life

and

local lake Blinky.

and (uh) some ‘parlor’ games. Parlor games? It’s not the Ultima Online beater we’d hoped for, but it’s a start. Having seen the system off to a successful launch, Sega is now turning its attention to making good on its online promises, and as the New Year progresses, you can expect some impressive online gaming-type news to appear. Watch this space.

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1999

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lovely

Pammy decided smaller was better.

Sega launched a new videogames system... uFAj

Japan of

DC

is

a

500,000

units

shipped to stores at the end of

1998. Sega 2 arrives.

Rally

Work

stops.

US Dreamcast's

DC

launch are

shifted

announced. Meanwhile, a

the E3 show in LA an early prototype of DCM is handed

team of

Sega's Naomi

highly

trained magazine professionals

in

hopelessly over

glimpses of

cost $199.

dominates the AOU arcade giant

show

in

Tokyo.

We drool Dead

or Alive

gathers in Northern California...

(um, that's us).

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out to the industry (and promptly price for the US handed back). release of the console are set: on September 9. the unit will

system

ITOl

Over 1,000,000 units have

Details of the

hive

activity

following

of

Project Ares (now known as

Eternal Arcadia) at Sega's New Challenge Conference. A

Dreamcast

Europe,

We

hits

begin

November by

the American

up

streets on

putting the

September 9. two weeks it sells 514.000 units,

finishing

a launch, Meanwhile,

for

too.

News breaks

in

they're gearing

Japanese gamers get their mits on Namco's 300,000 US

modest entry

pre-orders for

making

into the DC arena - Soul

Dreamcast break every sales record

fastest-selling

Calibur.

in history.

finally

We

receive an

US Dreamcast -

¥10,000

straight off the

($100) price drop is announced.

on e-bay

production

(We

line/

try to sell

$5,000.)

for

touches on the issue

Within

it

the

it

console

in

history.

We

can’t take the excitement.

you're holding.

October 14

A Dead is

the (three weekdelayed) date for

the Europeanwide DC roll-out.

A week or so later, news breaks on a title that could be Sega's answer to Gran Turismo...

2

or Alive

arcade machine arrives office. later,

done.

in

first

flakes of start to fall

snow

(well, in Alaska, perhaps), the

the

Weeks

the issue

is

DCM team

sits

around the

fire

reminiscing

about the year that was. It’s a wonderful console.

.

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R

andy had been pacing the DCIV1 office all day. Up and down, up and down. Tiny beads of sweat were visible on his

brow as he glanced at

his

watch

for

the fifth time in 20 minutes. “Less than five hours to go now,” he reassured us - reporting the status of the Tecmo van, delivering the

Dead or Alive 2 machine to DCM's offices. He was making us nervous. But we forgave Randy his excitement. After all, this was the day that we would finally get to play Tecmo's amazing new Naomi fighting game, D0A2. It was ours to keep for at least for a week - on free-play! So who could blame him for getting distracted? Later that day (well after ETA time): Randy is nowhere to be found. We start to worry (there are four empty pages in the magazine, and time is running out). We search for clues to his disappearance and notice the electrical cable leading from under his desk, out through the window, into the parking lot... and into the back of a van (Tecmo logo on its side). Muffled scuffling sounds from within. Randy sticks his head out the window. “I was just - um - making sure it hadn’t been damaged in transit, you know - so you guys wouldn’t be disappointed. But haven’t really checked everything yet, so you should probably I

come back

later...

“Randy? You’re

?” fired.”

such as those

Step down, Soul Calibur. Once we’d

prized Randy’s

hands off the

take long for us to realize that

benchmark

for

Dead

accurately

new

used mainly

gestures and emotio°ns

And

in

‘dynamics simulation.’

The game also makes great strides fighting

environments themselves

wouldn’t have digital

much

effect

in

terms of the

details that normally

on the play of a

fighter,

denizens.

become,

in this

game, a

surfaces, a

while complex attack

but

part of the action.

la

Virtua Fighter 3tb, but are free to be

knocked through windows and from ledges, so as

traditional hand-

carry on the battle to finesse animations on the

vital

Characters are not only able to fight on uneven

for expressing subtle

sequences are conveyed through created artwork.

Ninja utilizes innovations

quality

Soul Calibur, motion-captured animation plays a

minimal role

for blocking (so that the fighters’ arms match up with kicks and punches), Team

didn’t

it

sets a

this cast of fighters

represents a super-evolved race of in

2

Dreamcast graphics. With near-CG

human movements and personas, As

controls,

or Alive

in

entirely

new areas

to

(see above).

fly,

Try punching your opponent through a stained glass

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new

the hardware to

Limits.

DCM

polygons for this exclusive

into

church window

into a courtyard, or off of

a three-story-

high waterfall and into a roiling torrent of mist below.

And

there’s more:

when

fighting

walled areas,

in

character’s throw animations adapt to vertical

utilize

the

surfaces whenever possible— you can plant

both feet firmly on a wall and spring down on an

opponent with multiplied force. really,

but

it

adds more

It’s

a simply concept,

to the fighting experience than

you might have imagined.

Beyond

its

visual impact,

D0A2

relies

engine that remains largely similar to

new

‘free’

its

on a

fighting

predecessor.

A

button enables you not only to dodge attacks,

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Dead or

Alive 2

^ Tag, You're Hit One

of the

Alive

2

most important new elements

is its

in

Dead

or

tag-team gameplay. which enables you

not only to switch between your two characters midmatch (by hitting all three buttons at once), but to execute devastating attacks using both fighters simultaneously. Since your second character is

always waiting just offscreen, there's no pausing it’s almost when he or she is called into action an instantaneous transition, as your fighter's alterego runs, leaps, or vaults into the ring. Two types of tag-team moves are possible: throws and attacks. Each team has at least one the opponent throw (typically, one character tosses into his teammate, who then slams the enemy into the mat) and two true attacks, where (for instance) both characters grab an arm, vault skyward, and perform a devastating dual neck-breaker. These moves can be pulled off rather seamlessly by hitting away and all three buttons (for the throws) and towards and all three

(for each character’s team attack). As an added perk, your second character’s health

buttons

will slowly recharge so, conceivably, if you manage to swap characters cunningly, a match can last quite a while.

after being sent offscreen

1 Depending on the pair-up, your characters will perform different Bass and Tina perform tag-team grapples on tag attacks together. their opponents before smashing them into the arena floor.

Each of Dead or Alive 2's fighters has two or three different costumes that can be switched on and off at the character select screen. Zack models the latest in ravewhich is what she's just done to Bass in wear. Helena is a master of throws You're seeing the beginnings of Ryu's three-stage throw, in which she this shot. sends opponents skyward, leaps, grabs them, and then spins them into the ground.

but to execute split-second reversals as

Dangerous Decor

on gameplay, a new Tag Battle mode the original Dead no real ring-outs per se in this game. Instead, the perimeter of each arena (called

jusi as

the Danger Zone) is rigged to explode, should a character get

knocked or into it: inflicting damage, rather than ending the match. Needless to say, it’s best to get out of the Danger Zone as soon as possible. The most dramatic example of the Danzer Zone appears in the game’s Bio Lab stage, where a gigantic electric generator

is

the middle of the ring. When thrown into the generator, opponents are engulfed by situated

in

electrical arcing, lighting

angry Christmas trees.

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characters on the

fly

well.

lets

And even more impactful

you switch between two

during matches, to execute especially devastating

in

Alive, there are

up

like

combo moves

in

which both fighters attack their opponent

simultaneously. Your

teammate

is

always waiting just beyond the ring

perimeter during the match, and can spring into the fray without so

much as a hiccup— there’s no

loading necessary and no disruption of

the match’s flow. You can also start a

have If

it

combo

using one character, and

finished by the other: often with extremely flashy results.

this trick doesn’t

generate enough brutality for you, Team Ninja has

also retained the original game’s innovative Danger

Zone concept. Rather

than traditional ring-outs, impacts on certain areas of the ring perimeter

the walls—

suitably

will

cause damage

mammoth

Capping

it all

unparalleled.

to the fighters,

accompanied by

explosions and scarring scorch marks.

off, this

game’s repertoire of fighting movements

Arduous days of playtime by members of the

have revealed that each of

its

is

DCM team

12 characters are capable of no

less than

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Deadly Dozen F

or

Dead

or Alive 2,

Tecmo has added

fresh faces to the returning roster of

Alive characters,

who have

all

coming to grips with the

Dead

or

both cosmetically and attack-w/se in the/r own r/ghts. There are 12 f/ghters in all (Tecmo can’t

conf/rm yet

if

the final boss, a mask-wear/'ng,

Kabuk/-theater-//ke fe//ow

most detailed moves to match.

they’re the qua//ty

w

ill

intricacies

of reversing attacks from your opponents. There are four types of reversals (or counters, as they're sometime called) in the game: high, medium, low, and throw. Each form of reversal must be executed almost immediately after sizing up the incoming attack, and each uses a different combination of the joystick and new ’free' button to be successful. For instance, reversing a midrange attack requires you to hit backward and then forward with •free' to grab an opponent's attack, to turn her momentum against her into a throw.

several

been upgraded

be playable) and

you’ve ever seen, w/th

Oh, yes: we know that Bass looks susp/c/ous/y similar to Hu/k Hogan— and yes again, that’s the same Ryu Hayabusa from Tecmo’s classic act/on game Ninja Gaiden.

Gen-Fu catches Lei-Fang's incoming kick over his shoulder. He then holds her leg and pushes her forward, helped by her own momentum. This sends her flipping backwards. A reversal is successfully completed.

Environmental impact Study Dead or Alive 2 sets itself apart from other 3D fighters by integrating fighting environments into the action of each battle. Knock an opponent through rails or a window, and you can head outside to finish him off. Scenery becomes an element of strategy. rival near a wall, and you can slam his head into that handy hard surface at the same time. Or use the wall as leverage, and you can propel him into the ground with particularly brutal

In Brief

Throw your

efficiency.

It's not only the larger characters in the game who can execute impressive-looking grapples. Here, the petite Lei-Fang sends the decidedly non-petite Bass flying, using one of her basic punch + kick button throws. Kasutni and Ayane demonstrate a variant of the attack reversal. When one character attempts to throw the other, you can properly time the reversal not only to get out of it, but to leave your opponent faltering and susceptible to a counter attack.

RELEASE DATE SPRING

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+

1

POINTS

Amazing character models and

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— they look almost

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a dozen special attacks, and

that’s not

even counting basic attacks, tag-

team combos, throws, and

Some, such as the mammoth Bass

or muscular Tina,

can actually execute multi-stage throws

opponent

floor,

him

into

So drive 1 Jann Lee knocks Bass into the cathedral’s stained glass window with a powerful punch. 2 Bass flies through it, smashing the glass into shards. 3 Bass and the glass fragments drop to the ground below. 4 The fight carries on in completely new surroundings, without any load time.

reversals.

it

the

into

a

wall

pivoting around into a leg breaker,

by making use of several sets of

after our hands-on experience,

one thing

is

certain:

one area to

slamming an

and then lobbing

command

inputs.

new

era. Luckily,

Dead

or Alive

Reversals can play an important role in the fighting, but can also be difficult to perform.

2

you can confirm this theory for yourself— the

punches and kicks

its

/And we’ll

still

way

be playing

it

stateside during the

BOTTOM LINE

that

is, if

Tecmo’s

you won’t have to wait

for too long before

first

still

first

Dreamcast

effort

is

a stunner, boasting incredibly detailed characters, breathtaking

game

multi-leveled arenas, and seamless tag-team action.

two months of Y2K.

the electricity’s

another.

I-) POINTS •

a great deal further (through a church window or off a rooftop,

perhaps), and into an altogether

Huge

multi-leveled arenas that enable the fighting to move from •

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is

to

games for Dreamcast months before they hit stores. Think of it as your own personal reconnaissance report on what you should be keeping an eye 014 for on the horizon. Thisissue’s games cover all of the majorgenres, from sports to shooters, fighters to racing. We’ve assembled a hands-on playtest of Resident Evil: Code Veronica, an exclusive first look at Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, the first-ever Dreamcast previews of arcade mega-hits Dead or Alive 2 (see our Special Report on page 46) and Crazy Taxi, the latest on Acclaim’s zany shoot-’em-up Furballs, and, as usual, a whole lot more. No doubt about it — the next 12 months are going to be a great time to be a Dreamcast owner. Speaking of Dreamcast owners, we want you to be a part of the Coming Soon section too. If you’d like to have your say in each issue’s know about upcoming

U.S.

1

Hot in

List,

our round-up of most-wanted games, just drop us a

the subject

line. We’ll tally

them up and

Incoming! Game

List

Hot List January

Driving

January

Action/Adventure

Draconus: Cult of the Fighting Force 2

MDK2

Wyrm

Adventure

Dead or Alive 2 Resident

Evil:

Action

Action/Adventure

Croc 2

Spring

Platform

Furballs Action/Platform

Spring

Hostile Waters Action/Strategy

Spring

Jeremy McGrath Supercross Racing Midnight GT Racing NHL Hockey 2000 Sports Red Dog Shooter Seaman Simulation

New Worlds

Real time Strategy

4

Action

Action/Adventure

Deep Fighter Action

4. 5.

2000 2000 2000 2000

Sports

2000

Action

Phantasy Star Online RPG

2000 2000

Shenmue

2000

Adventure

2000

Silver RPG Action

Virtual On: Oratorio

Tangram

World Series Baseball

Xleratlon

Sports

Racing

D2 Dream Roadsters Crazy Taxi

61 FI World Grand Prix Furballs

Action

2000 2000 2000

Publisher Infogrames

-

Developer Appeal

-

62 76 78 78 66

Legacy of Kain:

Intended Release 2000

Soul Reaver

not all bad news for those of you who I were looking forward to this surreal adventure game, which receives this issue's t’s

Metropolis Street Racer

Resident

Space award after falling victim to technical hang-ups. Why? Because it looks as though Outcast 2 will be taking its place Lost

in

Striker Pro 2000

on Infogrames’ release roster sometime before the end of 2000.

Seaman

2000

of Kain: Soul

Reaver 68

68 72

Evil:

Code Veronica

Legacy

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GAMES AT A GLANCE Crazy Taxi

2000 2000

Planet of the Apes Adventure

Space Channel 5

V

THIS

2000

Action

Sports

Konami Basketball

Max Payne

M

Rage 4 Eternal Champions 2 Toejam & Earl 3

3. Streets of

Spring

PREVIEWS INDEX A

Panzer Dragoon Saga 2 Nights 2

1.

2.

Spring

2000 2000

Adventure

Half-Life First-Person Shooter

Dangerous

Code Veronica 58

2000

Action

Floigan Brothers Platform

&

Evil:

^

NHL 2K

2000

Adventure

Batman: Animated Series

Resident

Code Veronica 5.

Spring

Fall

Chakan the Forever Man

Shenmue Dead or Alive 2 >

You’re dreaming of.^ll

Spring

Fall

Konami Baseball

2.

3. Resident Evil:

Spring

Baldur’s Gate Online RPG

Hidden

to.

2 Code Veronica

4. Crazy Taxi

Spring

FrontierOnline RPG

Ecco the Dolphin

1.

April

Spring Spring

the Dark

Evil:

5. Furballs

Spring

Sports

Castlevanla: Resurrection Action/Adventure

in

or Alive

You’re looking forward to

March

Climax Landers RPG

Deadly Pursuit

Shenmue

February

February

Metropolis Street Racer Racing

Star Trek:

Resident

4. Crazy Taxi

February

Platform

Action/Strategy

Felony Pursuit Action

Boarder Zone

Dead

2.

3.

January

February

Action

1.

January

February

Fighting

Code Veronica

Space Invaders Toy Story 2

January

January

Platform

Wild Metal

We’re looking forward

January

Action

Action

Rayman 2

Zombie Revenge

Alone

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line at

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The

horror,

the horror... apan gets

O

all

the good stuff

Mitsubishi Evolution first

5

first.

‘road’ car,

MiniDisc, the impossibly fast

(um) Tamagotchis, and, of course,

looks at soon-to-be-classic videogames. Resident

Veronica (or Biohazard: Code Veronica, as

exception when

it

showed up

in

playable

Show. Not that Japan had that much time to see certain

it’s

demo form

US Dreamcast magazine standing

it;

in front of

known

Evil: in

Code

Japan) was no

at the recent Tokyo

there

Game

was some guy from a who wouldn’t

the monitor

move, claiming ‘diplomatic immunity’ when the police eventually arrived to pry his

hands

off

Previewed

the controller. the premier issue of this magazine, Claire Redfield’s latest

initially in

survival-horror outing

is,

we

are pleased to report, looking utterly amazing. After

being bundled unceremoniously back to the question stood triumphantly

in

US

in

handcuffs the (ahem)

‘editor’ in

the middle of the office and reached into his pants,

proclaiming “you won’t believe what

I’ve

got

in

here.” Naturally, everyone immediately

winced and prepared to look the other way. After several seconds of silence, we looked up and,

lo

and behold, he stood there with a shining GD-ROM.

Veronica - the first

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30

minutes. And

it’s

playable...”

Code SIMON COX

“It’s


â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Something under the mess

The demo begins.

Claireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just

familiar inventory screen.

enters the graveyard.

escaped from her

cell within

hall is

snacking on zombies.

an island prison. Press start to trigger a The first zombies appear as Claire zombies are unarmed - literally.

Outside, things are obviously amiss.

Luckily, she's sporting dual Uzis, while the

-

Claire hesitates to

(seemingly) safe

fire:

mess

and gets grabbed by the throat by one of the zombifide baddies as a result. Wrestling free, she hides out only to encounter - you guessed it - more zombies (and some great realtime lighting effects).

hall,

Outside, something under the mess hall is snacking on zombies. -12 Inside the bunk house, she hits on the first item stock-up point - an unusually tidy kitchen. Claire retrieves a set of lock picks; an enterprising zombie avoids locks altogether and crashes through the outside window. Yikes!

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i

Preview Zone

1* *

Making her way outside once again. Claire discovers what's been eating the zombies under the tloorboards: mutated hounds, of course. Using the game's new independent targeting and firing ability (and about 200 rounds) she handily puts them down. Now it's time to - albeit hesitantly - head back through the graveyard to the only other unlocked gate that's connected to the main prison courtyard. Alert, with

guns drawn, she

stealthily

steps through...

Beyond the gate: another zombie-filled room. She picks the case's lock, and

briefcase.

a pounding on the window of what summarily bashed into the glass by an unseen

Inside, Claire hears

whose

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we

figure is a research room.

entity.

The assailant

Claire uses a fire extinguisher to contain flames in the courtyard, finds a key inside.

It

opens the main

gate...

and Claire heads

and retrieves a main house.

for the

Approaching it, she finds a panicked (pounding) lab worker, still screaming, into darkness.

pulls him,

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“Escaping by the skin of her teeth, Claire keeps her gun drawn.”

Unnerved, Claire quits the room post-haste. Just then, an alarm sounds: a biohazard containment leak is in progress! Giant bulkhead covers begin to slam down in front of every door. Ack! hell. Screaming down a corridor, she takes a flying leap down a and squeezes under the last door - just barely.

Only one thing to do now: run like flight of stairs, rolls,

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Escaping by the skin of her teeth, Claire keeps she’s not taking any more chances. Inside the next room, which proves to be an office, a hidden button found behind the desk triggers the opening of an equally hidden door. And Claire begins to sense that something is watching all of this unfold from outside. This something is a long-armed mutant, which smashes through the window and takes several rounds to dispatch. Claire exits through the hidden door, and discovers a roll from a player piano lying in the corridor. Curiouser and curiouser. The only piano she's seen in the house was in the recreation room, so she heads off in that direction to unravel the obvious puzzle. her gun drawn

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Downstairs, Claire plays the

roll

on the rec

room piano. It unlocks a safe, which contains a lab employee ID card (so much for security). Entering the employee's name into a computer terminal, she gains access to another

passageway. More zombies shamble through hallways as she makes her way toward an imposing set of doors. Entering an office space, she encounters more of the long-armed mutants (friends of the first one she killed, no doubt). Beyond them, at the end of a moonlit passageway, she sees the shadowy figure of a woman, who orders Claire to halt: and shoots her with a crossbow. End of demo. End of fun. Boo!

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COMINGSOOM

Preview Zone

San Francisco’s renowned

u

means

larking problem

drivers have to resort to

new

techniques.

k

1

JBf

axi

cabs

little

in

Japan are

“Hey, where ya wanna go,

hilarious. They’re

much

tiny cars that look

the one

like

U2’s Bono once drove onstage shrunk-in-the-wash,

boys?” “Are you

— kind of

kidding? With you at the wheel? You’re drunk and your feet are the wrong way round!”

The

no-frills affairs.

wear little white gloves and never do that American cab thing, i.e., drive around in circles for an hour before eventually ’fessing up to not knowing where the hell they’re going, revealing they have no street map, refusing to call dispatch, then smugly announcing that if you don’t know where you’re drivers

going, then This

is

designers, division,

a

how

are they supposed to.

relief,

who

game

but no fun for AM3’s crack

are the

new heroes

of the arcade

powered coin-op Crazy

Taxi (see issue 1).

The

polite

been

you haven’t chosen yourself, and you’re encouraged to learn the shortcuts.

New York and San Francisco-style who churn up the city streets in a virtual

you want to sample this right

If

now, then take a cab to your local arcade and feed the

Crazy Taxi coin-op

it’s

arriving

on Dreamcast

in

humble the security

we breezed into the top-secret AM3 labs at HQ and got our hands on the wheel one of the most eagerly anticipated driving games

some

For those of you

still

quarters.

you’ve already played

that the arcade

beginning for the Dreamcast version. Driving

Taxi

is

We

discovered that Crazy

much, much more than an arcade

For starters, there’s three different

modes

The arcade mode gives you the coin-op

in

to drive.

a nutshell.

you can to their destination the

air

(a

Official

and repeating

until

fast as

green arrow hovers

above your cab to point you

direction),

them as

in

in

Sega# Dreamcast Magazine 01/00

AM3

only the

skills

are

consumer crew has

mode where you can hone

your

and accelerating/braking

maneuvers to perfection

in

16 mini-games before

venturing out onto the (here’s the best part) exclusive

map from

the coin-op, this

that size, with

new

many more back

addition

In

fares.

The result

is

is

three times

streets and passengers

and more complicated routes needed

the right

you run out of time.

included a training

is

Dreamcast extra course. Based on the San Francisco

You drive around San Francisco, amassing cash by picking up fares on the street, driving

the key to success, and the

power-sliding, jumping,

port...

to

2

Sega

see page 88).

But what about the graphics? Does the

Dreamcast version hold a candle to the coin-op? Only the

most pedantic arcade nut could

mean me,

be pleased to know

Sega’s Japanese

ever to bear the Sega logo.

(with the exception of

find fault with the graphics (You

with us (and presumably

familiar with the coin-op), you’ll

mode

Go now!

guards,

of

62

of

ignored, replaced by

destruction derby, and

quality driving experiences

Rally

mode you'll instantly note the free-roaming nature the game — you’re rarely forced into taking a turn

taxi lunatics

January. Using our VIP passes to

owners, starved of top-

this

thanks to the run-away success of Naomi-

efficiency of Tokyo’s uniformed drivers has

For once, a cab is about to arrive early...

complete the

a sure-fire winner for Dreamcast

don’t

you? - Randy)

which mirror their arcade counterpart polygon-for-polygon. There’s a slight difference lighting,

but

it’s

in

the

barely noticeable

everything looks fantastic. Crazy Taxi will sit proudly alongside Sonic,

Soul Calibur and

DOA2

as a

truly representative of the

game

power of

the console. Oh, but you’d better get a steering-wheel peripheral

you

really

want

if

to impress your

buddies. Or better

still,

a

girlfriend...

SIMON cox


“The arcade

mode you’ve

already played

is

only the beginning”

“I’m off! A giant green arrow has been hovering for the past few miles, and it’s me the willies.” 2 Losing his chest-wig to a vowed never to take a cab to the set of Baywatch again... 3 The Embarcadero and Fisherman's Wharf provide the San Francisco backdrop. 4 The detail and sheer number of other cars go a long way to create a living, breathing, city. 5 No tip this time... 6 A quick nap before hitting the road. 7 Be careful. These people are ‘crazy’.

1

above the car giving

vicious cross-wind, Hasslehoff

Running the Light

j&UisfjSiiiB

Not-at-all-crazy Taxi

he clock's ticking so don’t pay too much attention to traffic signals - this isn't real-life San Francisco where hidden cameras snap your registration, inform the authorities, and trigger the mailing of a $300 ticket. Be too ‘crazy’, though, and your terrified passengers will demand reduced fares. The wusses.

T

in Brief

apanese taxis are not crazy -

J and this it'

is

in fact,

they're very sensible,

especially true of the drivers. Their idea of ‘losing

would be crossing their hands over the wheel on a turn, or

forgetting to check the mirror before signalling. They're also 1

+

POINTS

)

Hhoctane thrills, free-form and a city teeming with

driving life

make

for

a superbly rich

gaming experience. Bigger

maps than the arcade 16 training mini-

version, with

games.

1-1 POINTS •

Will

to

the bigger maps be enough for a long-term

make

challenge?

BOTTOM LINE This

game

looks and plays like a have a full

real winner. We’ll

review next issue!

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1 As if contending with fuzzy baddies wasn’t enough, you’ll also have to go toe-to-toe against giant mechanized marauders such as 2 Some of the game’s puzzles will require you to move objects the Furballs can’t. 3 Enemies will come in all shapes and sizes, from teddy bears to alligator-like fellows. 4 Massive set-pieces, such as this drilling rig, are rendered without so much as a hint of slowdown. this big lug.

control heavy machinery to

these

Meet the Furballs ROOFUS This hound dog

Furballs Bizarre Creations readies erhaps this

is

what the

brilliantly

game

not only of the

Well

about.

known

for its strict

adherence to realism, the

for

world, the

make the most many weapons at your

requires that you

disposal, but of the individual

specialties of each

British

development house responsible peerless Formula 1 racing

3D

pastel and fully

bizarre in Bizarre

Creations

is all

truly

its

3D shooter

bizarre spin on the

member

of the

Furball team.

Over the course of your mission, you’ll

and the forthcoming Metropolis Street Racer for Sega is throwing reality to the wind for its second Dreamcast project: the utterly

obstacles that can be surmounted only

member and

territory, this

game

particular skills

swimming,

through tight spaces.

Spanning

simulation without entering dance-and-

armed

its

high jumping, gliding, and the ability to slip

from a physics-accurate racing

rhythm

using

including digging, climbing,

shoot-’em-up, Furballs.

spins a tale

of six stuffed animals (who just

encounter numerous puzzles and

RICO Swimming

is

this well-armed

Rockhopper Penguin's specialty.

Some areas game cannot be accessed without him.

CHANG

Furballs’

Fleet on his

ferocious feline can use her razor-sharp claws to climb

feet,

vertical

slip

surfaces and

tight

rip

of

the

Chang the

Firefox's

special ability enables him to

through

spaces to

enemies

into fluffy

kidnapped

shreds.

animals.

BUNGALOW

TWEEK

Hailing from the land down under, this

Tweek may be a baby dragon, but he can use

kangaroo uses

his tiny

his powerful

to glide like a

much

wings

jump

higher

than his team-

even shoot at enemies while

mates can.

airborne.

1 Each of the game's five worlds has its own theme, from dusty conduction yards to the snowcovered streets of a bustling metropolis. 2 Furballs' baddies are just as well armed as you are, but, in this case, nowhere as nimble. A couple of shots to this guy will send fluff flying.

by switching to the proper team

Probably the furthest you can get

to be

JULIETTE

legs to

simulations during the 32-bit days

madcap

uses his digging ability to burrow under otherwise impassible obstacles and make quick escapes from enemies.

happen

to the teeth with

from forests

to city streets,

and divided

sub- levels, the

game

will

and

but

will

‘kill

PUBLISHER SEGA

DEVELOPER BIZARRE GENRE ACTION PLAYERS 14 PERIPHERALS JUMP PACK ONLINE NO RELEASE DATE SPRING

into multiple

not only

present challenges of the ‘solve the puzzle’

automatic weapons) bent on rescuing

five worlds,

In Brief

the bad guys’ variety,

require you to track

1+) •

It’s

from toyland

special items and rescue kidnapped

terrorists.

enough to give Congressmen and

along the way.

number of mini-games are

and

in

to give shooter fans reason to sit

up and take

exterior,

(including

enemies

that leak cotton stuffing rather than

player

And you can look

the game’s two to four

match’ mode.

and

is

totally unique,

spring.

game

in

a

Sega (US' Dreamcast Magazine

its

ear

when

Look

for

more on

genre on

sure to challenge your wits as well as your trigger finger’s stamina. Set

01/00

next issue.

it’s

be able to switch six characters to

I-) POINTS •

Balancing the pacing

between high-intensity action and clever puzzles is difficult. •

Here’s hoping that the

camera system doesn't create problems.

Furballs might just turn the

extraordinarily elaborate blaster that

Official

in

‘fluff

Sick, twisted,

blood, for example) lies an

A

forward to plenty of mutliplayer

mayhem

POINTS

looks nothing like your 3D shoot-'em-up.

You'll

between

accomplish different tasks, with 50 hours of gameplay.

also planned

hopes of extending the game’s replay

factor even further.

notice.

Below Furball’s whimsical

which takes tongue-in-cheek stabs at

videogame violence

66

members

family

concerned parent groups nightmares—

It

average

down •

their families

3D

shooter

released this

this promising

RANDY NELSON

BOTTOM LINE If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if super-cute mascot characters picked up guns and went on a rampage, may be the game for you.

this

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IVERSON LEARNS FROM YOUR MISTAKES.

APPARENTLY. THAT’S A FULL TIME JOB. Sega

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NBA 2K

THINKING

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— Twenty-nine teams throw down actual

NBA

tattoos

may,

in

28 arenas with 1300 motion-captured moves,

coaches' playbooks and jawdropping action

and sneaker squeaks. Microwaves

down

to

hand signals,

don't get this hot. son.

m mm


refill your holy water— a bone-chilling vampire adventure

Stock up on garlic and enough to have Buffy quaking in her tops. No, it’s not a bad hair day or the

hi-

t’s

latest Nielsen ratings

it’s

of vampires ever

making

their

It’s

in

is

Cast out of his council

for

needs

their

power

vows

not going to be a simple hack-and-slash road to

vengeance. Before reaching Kain, you must claw your

way through vampire

lord’s

numerous your

five legions of

way

can be surmounted only by learning

68

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Sega #Dreamcast Magazine 01/00

plot line,

your utilize

be able

ability to glide,

solving,

for

drag objects, and

from the

in

to grab

added later to

also

the

be

its

game

new

visual

run at a

Staggering

in

scope and blood-curdling

presentation, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver truly

game

in is

the

first

massive adventure outing on Dreamcast, and from

worth embarking

to great

all

you can also expect those that

effect. Raziel’s

opening of passageways to

it’ll

are pre-rendered to be of far greater quality.

enemies and

swim

it’s

managed to game runs by

engine cinematics to

our early glimpse at the game,

Soul Reaver’s style of puzzle-

traditional

the gameplay and

frames-per-second. Although the

develop

traditional puzzle-solving

in

depths factors heavily

30

of largely

will

left

two-fold and to institute a whole slew of

makes use

rip

way

adventure on other platforms? Developers

Dynamics have

touches, as well as ensuring that

that’s not to

be able to

its

you’ve already

another matter altogether. Tapping into Dreamcast’s

consistent

You’ll

throw them onto spiked walls in

a sword-like weapon

The environments themselves you’ll

this

at Crystal

if

storyline untouched, but on a technical level

and overcoming obstacles

a number of weapons and powerful spells to aid

as

taken

game, but

foes limb-from-limb using razor-sharp claws, and

called into play,

remaining lieutenants. Worse yet,

natural (and supernatural) obstacles stand

that

itself,

realities

on

is

brain-twisters.

increase the resolution at which the

only be used on the spectral plane.

crucial in the

won’t factor into your quest.

dirty work.

vampires and destroy the

special skills and powerful spells.

be

more elaborate

So, what’s to look forward to

unparalleled processing muscle, they’ve

order to pass certain

in

say that pure action and more

to

give you a shot at defeating Kain. It’s

initially

certainly

has

often

will

further affects gameplay once you’ve

Warping between will

to regain

control over the land, and, as part of the deal,

can

that

gothic realm of Nosgoth, slaying your

ex-brethren and stealing their souls on behalf of the Elder. This ancient entity

It

acquired the Soul Reaver

the

insolence of evolving wings before your master, you

now wander the

obstacles.

it

more than cosmetic. Both planes

have to shift between them

your name. You’re one of six lieutenants to

Kain, the vampire lord.

is

feature different sets of enemies, and you

Legacy of

Kain: Soul Reaver. Raziel

far

fabric of reality itself while

an impressive visual effect, but the impact

on the game world

seen on a console are

way toward Dreamcast

must defeat powerful

order to progress, you

doing battle on both the material and spectral planes.

the surprise

announcement that the most ghoulish crew

In

enemies and warp the very

on. That

is,

it

should be one well-

unless you’re one of those

mamby-pamby faint-hearted types own reflection. You are? Oh.

that are spooked by

their

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“It’s

not going to be a simple hack-and-slash road to vengeance.”

n addition to upping the resolution at which I the game runs and locking the frame rate at a steady 30 frames-per-second. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver’s developers have added a number of new graphical effects, such as elaborate realtime lighting, illustrated by the brilliant

lighthouse

1 You'll be stalked by multiple enemies at once. 2 An ominous sign of things to come? 3 Raziel will gain the ability to swim for long durations later in the adventure. 4 Some puzzles involve the environments themselves. 5-6 The game’s prerendered cinemas boast amazing detail, though its realtime ones are nearly as stunning. 7-8 Locations range from gothic churches to

Romanesque

pillars.

beam above.

In Brief

[+! •

POINTS

The game's world promises to

be absolutely huge. • Incredibly detailed (and varied) gothic environments.

I-) POINTS • if

Don't expect any new surprises you’ve played the PlayStation

and PC •

Will

versions.

the storyline

inconsistencies be fixed?

BOTTOM LINE Eidos brings its massive 3D adventure game to Dreamcast, improving its audio-visual aspects but leaving the gameplay and storyline untouched.

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ow's a renegade vampire supposed to make quick work of

his former brethren with only a pair of sharp claws and a lousy spear? He's not. Over the course of the adventure, you'll acquire a number of spells from your more powerful fallen foes. used to solve many of the game's puzzles, as well as

They’ll be

to deal devastating blows against enemies, such as the wall of fire

which engulfs a pair of them

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Preview Zone

Metropolis Street Racer new

Bizarre Creations unveils the hat’s

happened to

number

more

Racer? Originally

pegged to debut by

game

year’s end, the

The reason the best.

E3

since

Shown

have included a

some

of

is all

for the first

not only

in

long

way

remarkable visual

Bizarre Creations has implemented

its

from the E3 version. Suspensions now taking turns and drop

when

jumping, not only making the cars look truly lifelike

them

when

feel realistic

racing, but

as

making

well. Visually,

a

into

example of the

the circuits at this point are pedestrians and cross traffic.

tapestry of

brilliant

life

the

in

truly impressive.

Bizarre Creations has also revealed

the game’s third

circuit,

encompasses the London.

actual car physics, which were missing

when

real

in

enhancements as well. On the gameplay front, developer

dip

brilliant

San Francisco has been modeled right down to actual storefronts 4 The only things missing from

game

neon and flashing billboards just as

time

Computer

gameplay, but has undergone

truly

2 The London circuit Is packed with sharp twists and turns. 3

which

Shinjuku course, which, at night,

transforms

for

September, the

come a

place,

TV-llke

scanlines and a record light for that ‘caught on camera' effect.

time of day variants of Tokyo’s

May.

at the European

game has

in

massive street racing sim

its

1 M-SR's replay mode has been

tweaked to display

Realtime lighting and more

Recent demonstrations of the

absence from

turns out,

Trade Show (ECTS)

terms

in

for its it

look of

each course

generate even more atmosphere.

will

after debuting at Electronic

Entertainment Expo

detail.

roadside objects are also

suspiciously

crept back into the shadows shortly

the spotlight,

of textures used for

has increased, lending the locales much

Metropolis Street

Its

announced

which

downtown

sights of

two other, previously circuits are set in

Tokyo and

San Francisco. Details concerning planned ‘gang battle’

its

mode remain under

PUBLISHER SEGA DEVELOPER BIZARRE CREATIONS

tight wraps.

ORIGIN UK

Metropolis Street Racer should see release

and

if

in

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North America by summer,

these latest improvements are

anything to go by,

it

should prove well

worth the wait.

randy nelson

Seaman Say hello— literally— to the future

of virtual

H singular)

—and

creepier

far

more

talkative.

3 Inspecting the little guys brings this 3D hand into play. still

aren’t quite sure

is

the

upcoming

Microphone Pack. You see, just

some

knock-off

sort of virtual

it

thing yet to a

this isn’t

breathing

Starting off with an

— you got us when the fun — real

is

half

it).

some will

have died. a school

is

Seaman

in

adult form should prove to be the (if

not

somewhat

his

most

disturbing)

— thanks to advanced speech recognition — never

aspect of the game, and

in

turn,

a dozen Seamen to say

will

end up with

Conversations with

entertaining

life

empty aquarium,

you hatch several eggs, which,

grown and some

you’ll finally

creepiest things you’ve ever seen.

Sea Monkeys

form inside your television.

(there

fully

of human-faced fish that are the

aims to be the closest living,

they’ll

begin to understand you, and repeat

coaching (and regular feedings)

be

of Sega’s

spawn around

In Brief

underwater pals. Soon enough,

them. After a couple of weeks of

(note:

What

make use

begins with you feeding tadpolebeings to the mollusk.

you begin teaching words to your new

of this

first virtual life

want to touch them. 4 Seaman llke

title

Seaman

preview.

simulation for Dreamcast. Not only

We

why you’d

about the

that, it’s the first title in the pipeline

to 1 Your Seamen friends are eerie from the get-go, as they burst their way out of their molluskllke host. 2 Within a matter of weeks, they will evolve into adult Seamen, who are even

forms. Yikes!

life

kay, we’ll begin after

you’ve finished chuckling

That’s

or strangeness

sure to begin. Using the microphone,

the

same twice. Seaman is easily the most unique

title

on the horizon.

We’ll

have

full

details

on the U.S. version next issue.

RANDY NELSON

PUBUSHER SEGA DEVELOPER

VIVARIUM

ORIGIN JAPAN

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Zombie Revenge 1 The glowing spheres surrounding your targets to red

— indicating the

right

moment

will

to fire your

turn from green

weapon

for

Your mission will cover every inch of Woodside dark back alleys to the top of a speeding freight train. House of the Dead 2, your characters will sometimes be

maximum damage. 2 City,

from

3 As

in

its

tasked with rescuing

civilians

from rampaging zombies

in

order to

progress. Often times, they'll reward you with important items.

House of the Dead’s motley cast of monsters returns in the bloodiest beat-em-up ever he guys and ghouls of House

p

38

Hy

1

of the

Dead are back, and

stink

literally

in

in

the

Woodside City. It’s your assignment to knock the decaying flesh from their bones yet again not with light guns this time

irs

around, but

-p.

in horrifically

brutal hand-

to-hand combat.

walls,

ransacked buildings, and plenty of

raging fires.

Some

Many have been

(a

agent type, a grown-up

‘Buffy,’ or

sh/rtless in

70s

definitely every bit

entirely

new

(but

as creepy).

Gameplay-w/'se, the Dreamcast

conversion of Zombie Revenge won’t be

a

cop) dropped smack-dab

the middle of Woods/de

w/ll

out of

lifted stra/ght

House of the Dead games, to which Zombie Revenge serves as a spin-off, the

government

one of three characters

of the enemies

also look fam/l/ar, as well they should.

Zombie Revenge sees you getting up although some are close and personal w/th the undead as

imr

spooky as those

to look just as

the original Naomi-based arcade

version, replete w/th blood-splattered

bustling metropolis of •1

You can expect the game's environ-

ments

this time they're causing a

radically different

counterpart

C/ty, just

new

from

its

arcade

with the exception of

play modes, including a

recently transformed into ZombieviWe

several

USA. Your goal: Take back the

one-on-one ‘fighting mode, a weapon-

warehouses, ne/ghborhoods, subways of only mode, and an Original Mode similar th/s

urban sprawl

nine areas

by pommeling, shooting,

drilling,

hacking, and generally causing of bodily

harm

in all

burning,

all

sorts

to horde after horde of

the walking undead.

Your character’s actions are

assigned to three buttons: Guard, punch, and shoot. You can also perform

a variety of

combo moves by

these three buttons

in

able to pick up

will

creepiest sea creatures this side of

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

you’ll

So stock up on your zombie

be

and weaponry, including flame throwers,

guns

repel lant

and get set

for the goriest

beat-’em-up you’ve ever It’s

laid

eyes on.

going to be a messy job, but

somebody's got to do

stra/ght out of Desperado.

4 Characters can pick up

in

to Sonic Adventure’s

numerous power-ups

chain guns, and guitar case chain

one

also feature

bolster replay value.

hitting

pre-def/ned

sequences. More importantly,

House of the Dead 2. It two VMS mini-games to One will be similar Chao mini-game, only this time you’ll be raising miniature monsters on your VMU. The other is a zombified version of Sega Bass Fishing that’ll let you go angling for the to the

it.

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flashlights which not only enable you to

spot baddies before they grab you, but also produce a great realtime lighting effect. 5 For added shock value, enemies will spring out of doorways, manholes, and,

underwater. 6

Weapons range from

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basic handguns to the massively

powerful flamethrower. 7 Zombies don’t fear

fire

— only hot lead.

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100% chance

of rain... fire balls,

earthquakes, missiles, and ducks. That’s There’s a storm brewin’ and time

is

essence. Design valleys and mountains the water

“An Amazing

New 3D

in

place. Better be quick though, you

don’t have as

Puzzler’

falling

much

time to react as the other

puzzle game. Highly addictive and

guaranteed

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1999 Xicat

Interactive, Inc.

Sega, Dreamcast, and the Dreamcast logo

are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sega Enterprises. Ltd.

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D2 original horror heroine crash

The

lands

the Great White North

in

efore

Valentine and

Jill

Claire Redfield, there

life

was

starred

D on

the horror

in

forms near the meteor crash

turn into ravenous beasts. Could

site it

be a

virus? Radiation poisoning? Or

Laura Lewis, the golden-

who adventure game

tressed heroine

something far more sinister? Featuring both first-person and third-

person views, combat

PlayStation and Saturn long

in

the

game

is

the former, giving you the

before anyone had even stepped foot

handled

Racoon City limits. Laura then went on to star in Warp’s second

firearms, while gaining precious

game on

experience points along the way. The

inside

Saturn,

Enemy

Zero,

in

chance to test out a whole range of

earn points lends

combating stealthy aliens aboard a far-reaching space ship. Now, with

ability to

Warp’s third game, D2, Laura returns

detracting too

in

charged

survival horror fans.

A game showcase

originally

title for

will

M2 system, D2 skips the antics of

Enemy Zero and

atmosphere of

ill-fated

meteor. Talk about

game

is

hit

it is

bum

Warp president a

by a giant

luck.

The rest of

is

making

that this

will

you’re to survive to

Kenji

Eno promises

be one of the most

immersive games to

hit

Dreamcast,

beefed up by his own orchestral soundtrack and We’ll hold

fully

3D

environments.

him to his word as

ship to stores this January

spent exploring the

as to what

if

see Laura through.

wilderness, fighting giant monsters, and collecting clues

(and surely, sub-

human) characters, and also solve

series of cinemas showing Laura on a

plane shortly before

human

challenging puzzles

more

game opens with

D2

give you the chance to zip around on

multitude of

the gothic

outback. But things are not as peaceful

the

a

adrenaline-

the action segments.

outer space

D, opting for the

down-to-earth feel of the Canadian

as they seem. The

much from the

feel of

various vehicles, interact with a

planned as a

Matsushita’s

D2

distinctly role-playing type feel, without

an adventure aimed straight at

D2

sets to

just

in

time for a long snowy winter.

all

FRANCESCA REYES

1 An elaborate, mysterious CG Intro foreshadows the ominous game. 2 Laura's

feeling of the

doubles as a snowmobile. 3 Another ill-fitting Christmas scarf? 4 Laura and the stewardess, pre-face split. skirt

Q: What happened here? Answer 1: A tragic scavenger hunt gone horribly wrong. Answer 2: Pilot mistakenly mentioned he had an ultra-rqre Pokemon card over the PA^ystem. Answer 3: Crew chomped | 1

by stewardess with tentacles on her head.

POINTS

(+1 •

Promises to be a huge, action-

filled

If

adventure

it’s

anything

like

the

original,

expect a good, creepy mystery

1-) POINTS •

Will

more •

30 Second Makeover nd you thought your life was rough... Laura runs into this poor stewardess at the crash site, there's more going on than a simple migraine. You'll have to fight the mutated hostess while being

A

When

tossed about by her protruding tentacles. Believe us, Mulder and Scully ain’t got nothing on Laura Lewis or D2.

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the character animation be natural in the final version?

Hopefully, there will

be a

solid

balance of action, exploration,

and puzzles

BOTTOM LINE Warp's 128-bit winter wonderpiece, as great as it looks, has to be almost mind-blowing to make up

for its

countless delays

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COMINGSOOAf

FI World Grand Prix Dreamcast’s latest Formula One racer pursues unparalleled realism f

attention to detail

is

the

simulation’s potential,

World Grand Prix pulling

ahead of

its rivals,

Sports Flag to Flag and

Grand

is

Sega

Monaco

Prix. Fully licensed by

The game

FI

already

the FIA,

the governing body of Formula

One

FI World Grand Prix promises most accurate recreation of the motor sport ever seen on a console. Developers at Video System plan to

Grand Trial,

will offer six

Prix, Exhibition,

game's primary

Single Race, and a two-player

Match Race. Challenge mode should be especially intriguing for FI purists, as will

it

enable you to see how you would

racing,

have performed

from the 1998 season.

in

actual scenarios

Other details, such as head bob due to g-forces while turning and virtual

cockpit

camera views featuring 3D

instrumentation, should further the

a combination of licensed

resources, such as circuit and season

suspension of

data, and Dreamcast’s unrivaled ability

cameras are placed

to simulate realistic car physics, while

position as their real-world counter-

simultaneously recreating the more

parts, so playbacks of your race should

subtle aspects of real-world racing.

look shot-for-shot like an actual

Featuring

all

22 cars and drivers

of the

1998 Formula One season, FI World Grand

Prix calls

on

official

survey data

to recreate the series’ globe-spanning circuits.

culled

Re-creating the high speed FI racing while retaining accurate physics is the goal. 2 Camera angles will include several outside the car and two virtual cockpit interiors. 3 Multi-point car tuning will be crucial to winning the season. 4 Replay cameras are positioned as in real life for a TV-like effect. thrills of

play modes:

Challenge, Time

to deliver the

utilize

1

season, so that the track conditions exactly mimic those of the actual races.

yardstick for a racing

The game’s creators have even

disbelief. Finally, replay in

the exact

In Brief PUBUSHER SEGA

television broadcast. In

a genre

World Grand

Prix

captivating as

it

is

king,

is

it’s

VIDEO SYSTEM

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FI

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appears to have a

monopoly. Let’s just hope

weather data from the 1998

DEVELOPER

where realism

as

accurate.

RANDY NELSON

Dream Roadsters Take a ride on the really wild side— racing against disaster acing against the course

and your opponents thing

progress? Dream Roadsters

you doing just that, and

more than

is

Plenty of hair-raising jumps, hair-pin

one

just the

it

will

will

see

affect

Renault,

licensed cars

game from such

game's ambiance.

and Lotus. Three classes of each car exist: Sports, Racing,

attributes and the Formula class

a

tornado or fiery plane crash.

More than just

bestowing your set of wheels with a formula paint scheme.

visual effects, these

influence the race

will

to

in

purchase upgrade

You’ll also

‘kits’

progress. For instance, you might be

using race winnings that

speeding through a desert course when,

overall performance.

suddenly, the sky force winds

will

will

darken and gale-

whip up, making

it

it,

you’re hanging on for dear

life

as

you race straight through a tornado. There

will

be several ‘themes’ to each

course that are unlocked as you win races,

tracks

making in all,

for

about 24 different

spanning the globe from

Death Valley to the

alps.

tracks have a few things

But in

all

of the

common:

full

be able

for your car

will

enhance

its

Even at this early stage of

harder

to retain control of your car. Before you

know

will

and Formula, with

each offering different handling

it’s

Fiat,

Wiesmann, Toyota, Ginetta, TVR,

revolves around a different calamity that

mammoth

Sega# Dreamcast Magazine 01/00

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manufacturers as Ford, Mitsubishi,

occurs while you race, whether

disasters

Official

and secret shortcuts.

At least

are planned for the

in

Each of the game’s eight courses

78

turns,

— but racing against

natural disasters

development, Dream Roadsters

is

shaping up to be not only an innovative racer, but a

keen looking one as

well,

sporting highly-detailed cars and

environments, realtime reflections, and

impressive special effects.

Look for Dream Roadsters to debut early next year, and a

game

in

full

review of the

a forthcoming issue of DCM.

RANDY NELSON

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on

Ol/ dream

convertibles with multiple engine configurations

10 different tracks with changing weather conditions

coming soon Sega

Dreamcast

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to


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Tapping into Dreamcast's ample processing muscle. Striker Pro to accurately re-create the exhilirating atmosphere of actual soccer from the thousands of cheering fans and mammoth playing fields, right down to the rapid moves and precise ballhandling of the players themselves.

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Infogrames is looking to score by joining forces with UEFA to produce Dreamcast’s first arcade-style soccer title for North America. Goal! he Union of European

more

Football Association’s

you can turn this pace to your

motto

is

football,’

lives

too.

‘We care about and if this game

up to its promise, maybe you will The U.S. release of UEFA Striker,

Striker Pro

2000

attention to replicating the realistic

soccer

game

In Brief

crosses before

catching

them napping with a

quickly-

taken free kick.

The commentary

to

is likely

be a

strong point, since the UK’s Ron

full

most

Atkinson and the comically excitable

1

Jonathan Pearce take the announcers’

possible.

Boosted by complex

in

the defense can react, for instance or

ditches the Euro-

centric moniker and turns its

you are, the better

skilled a player

advantage; getting

booth. Even at this early stage

Al routines

sounding more natural and responsive

superstar Dutch player Ruud Gullitt

than anything we’ve heard before.

Dynamic weather

(who also does a spot of guest

play running at a solid

second. Over total of

200

30 frames

player

per

moves and

a

will

ensure an unparalleled

sense of realism, while high resolution textures

mean

to authentic field markings

team

strips.

The pace

game

Official

International

and

teams

is

intentionally fast

lines of

arcade versions

and the idea

is

‘practice’

certification

mode

in

tasks

and

looks great

game on Pro 2000 is an

of the

motion captured

sluggish.

•As

1 The main gameplay mode will camera views from

offer mutiple

top-down to isometric. 2 Sure to be key in the game is its comprehensive training mode. 3 Real-time cinematics help lend a truly broadcast-like presentation.

impressive start.

Some

player motions could make response times somewhat

the know.

a

skills training

Dreamcast, Striker

3 Highlights replay, DC-style.

it

stands, stiff-limbed

player models look awkward off the ball, but this will hopefully be remedied.

when

BOTTOM LINE 2000 looks set to serve up an incredibly goodlooking game of arcade soccer. Striker Pro

MAX EVERINGHAM

that the

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U.S. soccer team) provide a

Even the

combination of

overly repetitive.

1-1 POINTS

(including a non-

wealth of choice for those

of realism.

to

Great, totally natural-

becoming

fly.

For the first soccer

more along the of the

80

the detail goes right

down

30

POINTS up new levels

sounding commentary should help to actually capture the emotion of the game without

dramatically

European National and Club Teams plus

MLS

9,000 frames of motion

capture

will

affect ball physics, while eight

strategies can be chosen on the

smooth, strategy-rich on-field

deliver

)

Spot-on player animation

From bicycle kicks

astounding saves, everything is rendered convincingly. •

commentary), Striker promises to

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offers it’s

developed under the guiding eye of

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GAMES AT A GLANCE

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109

Centipede flawed very

100

Evolution

Sega Sports NBA 2K 90

weak

King of Fighers Dream

Match '99 embarrassing

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A

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round-up of the

game

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110

Rippin' Riders

104

Sega

game

Sega Sports NBA 2K

every issue that goes above

and beyond the in

NBA Showtime

Dreamcast’s promising software lineup, we won't be hardpressed to ith

call of

games you

Rally

2

greatness. For this

game, we’ve concocted our special award: the Dream Game Award. The title that gets this guarantees a good time no matter who you are or what type of singular type of

like to play.

An

essential buy!

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TEST ZONE

Still

B

little

not perfect, but close enough... over a ten year time span? — which, coin-op racers

et’s face

it,

are a great place to unload

funnily enough, feels about

a piggy bank

we’ve been waiting

of quarters,

road resurfacing to cut

console games. This of

full

but they need more than a

Sega Rally

2. Its

is

it

especially true

Arcade mode

is

fifty

lot

more

for

your

bucks. And fortunately, that’s

about a variety of amazing

courses, drive,

some

cool

new

cars to

and a championship running

how US

long

version

was

already exactly

So

like this.

that the

company

with the

title,

not much.

gear

know

make

hood

that program engineers to

see

if

isn’t perfect.

all

differences

lot

We

also

popped the

3D

In fact,

It’s

is

88

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Sega©' Dreamcast Magazine 01/00

far.

game

Rally tracks, with

added

and

variations

in

3D

driving sensation that’s classic Rally

but

if

in

exhilerating

later

tracks

and they

aren’t too

as

And that

all

a turbo-

because SR2's

is

a

-

just

not quite as seat-of-your-pants

you drive with

Mr Magoo

coin-

engine’s unconvincing performance

(See Second Opinion). The result

gnashingly tough

Rally 2.

raced across 16

make the

take quite awhile to

like,

That’s

ones)

the way each of the cars

aspect of the game.

much as you

(particularly the later

afterthought, they’re sullied slightly by the

Of course, you can tweak things as

very

the Ten Year Championship

different courses (a mixture of old

new

in it’ll

this

a

It’s

and hazy hues of some of the tracks op’s paltry selection look like an

tires to suit

there are subtle

are hair-pullingly, feet-stampingly, teeth-

enough to recommend

a year-by-year

handle, so

master

all,

Well, not really.

mixed bag. While the beautiful scenery

charged bulldozer, you’re not gonna get

let

that put you off.

alone

brakes and

the finesse of

(it still

this time,

But don’t

up to scratch?

and the layout of the

need to tweak such features as ratios,

the finesse of

all

But what about the graphics? Are they

To stand a

have to pay attention to

etc.)

conditions. Best of

compatible

they could stop the

does). Unbelievably, after

2 still

it

(it isn’t).

engine from dropping frames

Rally

We know

tinkered around a

trying to

lighting effects).

you'll

mud,

courses themselves. And that's because you’ll

what’s Sega been doing since January? it,

chance,

the weather, the track type (asphalt,

not forget that the Japanese

By the looks of

weather and

gravel,

let’s

with online gaming plans

exactly what you’ll get.

How

for the

Hmm.

And

as

fun for a while, but you’d be right to

expect to a whole

version to arrive.

you drive with

“If

n-depth Reviews

We won’t go player

mode

it

could have been.

pretty

much sums up SR2.

on about the weak-ish two(and

its

horrible ‘pop-up’), or

the offensively bad music (par for the

course with coin-op conversions, surely?). It’s still

a

damn

fine

well-paced, either. Things suddenly get

easily the best racer

much tougher at the end of year six, so put in some time on the earlier ones first. Practice, as they say, makes perfect.

we

game, of course, and on Dreamcast. But

have a sneaking suspicion

the best for long.

it

won’t be

.

JASON BROOKES

www.DailyRadar.com


Mr Magoo

in

a turbo-charged bulldozer, then you’re not gonna get very

far.

1 Dedicated Rally nuts might recognize

this Desert track from the (and Saturn). 2 This one’s new, though, and is the exact place where the game gets a bit tough ( Set your gear ratio to low for this - Randy). 3 At first start, the outside-car view might seem easier to get to grips with, but it's no real substitute for being in the driving seat. 4 The replays are almost as entertaining as the game itself, and can be saved to VMU for showing off to your friends. 5 Another new championship track unravels beautifully Into the distance (this time based on SRl’s mountain stage) 6 A selection of hidden cars are unlocked as you attain First place in each championship year (or complete the Arcade mode). original coin-op

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Second Opinion played the original Japanese version of Sega Rally 2 for weeks its release, and enjoyed every minute - but it was far from flawless. The frame rate couldn’t sit still, and the game made a dramatic leap in difficulty at around year seven in the 10-year championship mode. Nevertheless, stuck with It and enjoyed it, all the while hoping these problems would be remedied in the US release. They haven’t been. For all intents and purposes, the game has exactly the same difficulty curve. And rather than locking the graphics at a steady 60fps, it now seems to run more consistently at 30fps (oddly enough, the Time Attack mode, which lacks other I

following

I

cars, stays pretty solidly at 60fps). Fortunately, this hasn't

much

to

dampen my enthusiasm, but the

fact that the

done

game

still

doesn't deliver a consistent, arcade-quality sensation of speed is always lingering in the back of my mind. Still, it's the top racer available for Dreamcast and a must-have for anyone who enjoys rally racing - or any kind of racing games, for that matter.

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real strategy

begins

start fiddling with the

ball.

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ratio (lower ratio

steering, brakes

playability, beautifully

-

+

and

tires.

(

What about the radio? - Ed)

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8

Runs at 30fps most of the time (boo!)

out of 10

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the Ten Year Championship

dynamics of your car, so that you don't end up playing a game of rally pinball - with your car

As tough as old boots but oddly paced

by miles. Superb

in

and track type are provided.

when you

ordinary coin-op conversion - tons of lasting appeal

gaming compatibility (pah!)

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detail,

from the players faces to the arenas themselves.

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rough around the edges, but easily the best hoops

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the outside. This

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main strengths, because

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all,

Game

in

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players’ faces look

close to their real

life

eerie. Their expressions

even change

depending on their action

when Shaq mean that

dunks, he gives you a look so

you want to apologize for just being on the court. Also,

when you put

a smaller

point guard next to a 7-foot center, the size difference

is

extreme. Not only does

this look realistic, but

the gameplay.

If

Starks

is

in

It’s all

finding

the paint

way

ways

to exploit

them

up over the

how good a

shooter you’ve got, the buttons’ analog sensitivity

makes

easier or harder.

it

This could be a controversial addition, since

many people

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D-Pad simultaneously with the

Right Shoulder Button, and

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man down

if

you’ve got

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and

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pull off

many times

still,

would have it

is,

the

depends on your player

your teammates

arm

his position on the court,

and

it’s

will

it

is

they run

that

act

wide open

to call for the lob,

inside,

and as

away from

the basket, despite the fact they were

open. Wha?! the game’s

will

stand with one foot out of bounds. You

ball,

down the

and

is

like this,

but the

that you can only for that single

you don’t get to see any season if

you’re playing a

no way to

what

find out

team they’re

Two seconds left and you need someone who can nail the three? of.

Eenie, meeny, minie, mo... Overall though,

hoops fans

will

be

blown away by NBA2K. The best part

about the

game

is

that

it

really

does a

good job of meshing a basketball simulation with a smooth, fast-paced

isn’t

only rough spot. Half of the time, your

guard on the right side of the court

dribble

averages. So,

capable

to catch the lob.

problems

bad one

with players that you’re unfamiliar with,

jump up

plain stupid. They’ll get

still

game

there’s

Unfortunately, that

all.

‘direct dunk’-type feature

he’ll

little

check out player stats

low with a clear path to the

soon as you toss

either

work

(usually)

quite well. Just tap any direction on the

raise their

new

The game’s dunks look great, but a

dunk you

he tries to cover him tight on

dunks are included, and

The only problem with Alley-Oops

line

basket, and depending on

get the hang of

blow past a

only really

get two arrows to

speedy

if

new

plenty of

a favorite slam on purpose. Alley-Oop

basket,

been much appreciated. As

will

your favor.

game yet

nearly impossible to consistently pull off

gently press both shoulder buttons to

getting pushed under

point guard

in

also introduces a radical

to shoot free-throws. You have to

the basket and dunked on. Likewise, a

center

92

it,

so accurately

to hit their shots every time, or just can’t

really affects

it

John Starks ends up

covering David Robinson forget

it

how the game is really played. about individual matchups and

NBA2K

it’s

one of the game’s

represents

so

counterparts,

is

V

rt

court,

pass him the

instant turnover. There are

arcade into

without ever going overboard

feel,

NBA Jam

up and get gorgeous. alone

is

territory. It’s

into,

If

and looks

you’re

an

easy to pick flat-out

NBA fan,

this

game

worth the price of a Dreamcast. CHRIS SLATE

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covering David Robinson

in

the paint

— forget

it,

he’s getting pushed under...”

Second Opinion Consider this an opinion from a long-time basketball fan, but one that's never been very keen on the way it’s been translated into videogame form. Most basketball videogames, with the exception of a choice few over the years, have never really captured the flow of the sport and the teamwork involved very well. NBA2K excels in both areas, delivering a game that does a wonderful job of combining the best aspects of simulation and arcade-style play into one very entertaining and well-controlled package. It’s still far from perfect though, as it's hampered by a few pesky bugs (from CPU teammates standing out of bounds to lay-ups being called as dunks), but it’s still the best hoops game I’ve played in years. RANDY NELSON

Player Perfection he players

T NBA

like

in this

game

Shaq to the guy

look amazing! From franchise guys

at the

end of the bench, each and every

player looks just like his real-life counterpart, with accurate

faces, size

and skin tone. They look so

life-like, it's

creepy!

1 Players adhere to their real-life attributes, so you won’t see Shaq Litrell Spreewell helping opponents up from the hardwood. 2 From fade-aways to finger rolls, if you can do It in real basketball, you can do it in NBA 2K. 3 The analog freethrow system takes a while to learn, but it soon becomes almost second nature. 4 Holding the left analog trigger causes players to post-up when in the paint, or turn their backs when outside it. 5 You’ll see all of your favorite NBA stars represented, and they'll not only move naturally, but look just like their on-court personas as well. 6 There are tons of dunks; which one you perform depends on

In Brief

sinking three-pointers or

One glance at this 300-pound dunking machine and you know who you’re dealing with Shaq Daddy! Patrick looks perfect as well, but you could have just as easily guessed it was him by

bum knees and

Even the coaches are dead-on "Karl, just check out six-time NBA Champ Phil Jackson. you grew hair!" The poster boy for Rogaine demonstrates how change. his

slow run.

players’ facial expressions

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your player and their position on court

real

NBA

game?

players into this

a few hours, and

you'll

come

The best looking sports game

when you execute

+ A

near-perfect

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mesh

of fast, arcade-style

gameplay with EA-type sim-iness

across way too many bad glitches and questionable player Al to ever,

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title. It

make

could’ve used tweaking, but

still

it

a

perfect

lot of fun.

8 out of 10

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In-Depth Reviews 1 The Slave Zero team admirably created a precise sense and size within the game, which adds to the look and feel

of scale of

guiding a monstrous mech around a bustling metropolis. 2 Once you meld with your Slave unit, you’re able to attack with a variety of weapons - each arm holding at least one. 3 The precision in aiming at your opponent tends to be rough around the edges.

Infogrames’ Slave Scissorhands sticks

’em

a competent giant robot shoot et in a futuristic cityscape

that of

owes a

lot

to the likes

Blade Runner or the

Fifth

Element, Slave Zero pits

shoot the aforementioned cars and the occasional mission-critical building, most

mech against a brood of named the Soukhan slaves.

frustratingly

— more Heavy Gear than — crashing and

resistance you encounter puts you

load times Still,

link

game, as the mammoth

humans

the

level. Horrifically

long

compound the annoyance.

HQ

comms

gives a good sense of

the crown has to be the

in

super-smart enemy

running

strafe,

roll

Al: They’ll

swerving out of your path. The game,

impunity. Slave Zero

threatens to be

a largely solitary experience,

is

fire

overly long

will

find plenty

in

game

the

keep them

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and

pounding through a

be facing multiple enemies

somewhat eclipsed by

the competition but stompy-robot fans

but otherwise

rivals since you'll

with

as you spend most of your time city dotted with

ike in any respectable shooter, Slave Zero has plenty of moves and tools to get you where you need to go, including the ability to strafe for particularly nasty run-in's with assorted Soukahn

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groupies. You’ll need to sharpen your reflexes and virtual trigger finger in order to outdance your

duck,

and dodge masterfully to

evade your attacks and return

though,

enemy encounters

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to the

the constantly-updating

from

shining jewel

over the place and miniscule cars

is

Just a Step to the Right

puts you

way back

mission continuity and focus, and the

But an impressive sense of scale

proportions of Slave and his foes

all

the

all

beginning of the

fluidly

environments.

contrast nicely with tiny

means death

continues

convincingly through the

this

It’s

Right from the start, the heavy

sleeker organically-styled fighting

pervades

in

surroundings.

thick of the action, but no mid-level

MechWarrior

Soukahn scum

background elements are non- interactive,

The blocky, generic buildings that comprise the backgrounds sit oddly with Slave himself, who is one of your

mechs

to the evil

which sort of divorces you from your

your solitary evil-doers

it

Stomp. Stomp. Stomp. ..(etc)

up.

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resistance

difficulty level

Slave Zero

is

impressively focused and intense

ramps up very is

early on

good enough, but

-

will

+

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makes missions more immersive

Graphics would have looked good a year or so ago

soon be overshadowed by the competition

6 out of 10

|

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rilliantly

Toy

reality,

Toy

Commander

sees you controlling a entirely of toys against a

band of

mention a in

the

transformed into a

is

for its

to

rough spots,

inventive missions and superbly

detailed environments

renegade playthings that have overrun your home. Each room

house

Commander manages

compensate

however, through a combination of

comprised

military force

lot

in

not to

of starry-eyed

imagination. The

game presents

which you could play

for

a world

weeks, with

battlefield with several missions to

countless details, and every conceivable

be accomplished,

household object rendered down to the

final

all

leading up to a

one-on-one confrontation with a is just one game’s challenges, however.

product labels. The missions them-

immense

boss. Getting to this point

selves take advantage of this

of the

attention to detail, effectively using

Rather than simply satisfying each

nearly every aspect of the environment.

mission’s objectives, which range

Boxes must be toppled, stove knobs

from winning races to full-scale

blasted,

ground and

air

assaults, you

succeed within a time

limit

must

It’s

this

and every nook and cranny

must be explored.

We

imposed

time factor, as well as each

game’s 50 missions and nearly 50

missions uniqueness, that lends the

hours of gameplay without one, you

game

won’t be feeling bored for a good long

incredible replay value,

as you

attempt to uncover the best strategy for

each

level.

causes a

lot

At the

same time

of frustration

trial-and-error factor in

An

early

air race,

awkward

example of

due

antics and Capture the Flag match-ups,

some missions. comes in an

adding plenty of replay value. Imaginative and engrossing, Toy

this

the race

if

even the most

insignificant

mistake

is

made

the sake of

for

is

to the

design and tem-

all

two to four player mode

great fun, offering standard deathmatch

where, due to a combination of level

time. The

this

peramental control, you must restart

Commander

is

a

game

that truly puts

Dreamcast’s incredible muscle to use for

more than

and,

in

just prettier graphics,

the process, puts a great big

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little

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young

as

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a dungeon game,

about

may be

purists, the no-trills interaction

the characters

game. Instead, spending

95%

is

for

it.

Linear

shows up on

in his place.

No

Three years

maybe

plot twists (okay,

no heartwrench/'ng

realized

RPG

tragedy,

no 1 Character design makes up weak plot.

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2 Linear launches her Sanrio-

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between

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boss

their sprite-

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system

fights.

to

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you'll f/nd yourself

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video-wrestlers have ever seen. With

over

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memorization rather than challenging

options American

The wrestler models look nice but

move

like anally retentive robots,

and

as Battle Royal, Career Mode, and

the excellent motion-capturing

Tag Team Gauntlet, and

technology used to capture their actual

half a

dozen

moves doesn’t extend

match-specific modifiers, including First Blood,

I

and Weapons,

Quit,

each match. Even though

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title,

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most

mode

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DC

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receive plenty of salvation we’ll

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hug... 2 Never has a cage match been more dull. 3 The late, great Owen Heart. There something even sadder about

anything other than just standing there

available for

Dreamcast, the game should hardcore wrestling fan

of the moves in Attitude are of the generic variety. Expect to see lots of arm-bars and bear hugs. Here's the bear

making the wrestlers look especially

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configurations that can be selected

only wrestling

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winter

in full

swing,

Sega sensibly readies snowboarding season with a game to

for the

suit

those

who

prefer to stay inside

and

fairly

name

caves,

predictable play, Sega's

Rippin’ Riders packs quite a

good

not

all

you’ll

some

80 mph

bridge... In fact,

courses

in

many of the early mode suffer from

this problem.

modes

tracks, the sensation of

Super Pipe, is

the most

speed

80 mph and 30 mph could use some work. difference between

thankfully revs into a higher gear. Rippin’ Riders would’ve also

tougher tracks unlocked by achieving

better served to include Al opponents

your Trick

skills

Super Pipe tests

package

that’s

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while

you against a friend.

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in

even more

alluring

thanks to seamless slopes, dazzling animations, a solidly

game to

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will

leave

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the Free Ride mode.

While this certainly

pits

an impressive

the

But as you unlock more

challenging, with a set of progressively

different rankings.

5 Learn your courses well, or suffer a mediocre ride through hills. 6 Waterboarding? UEP Systems ensures a strange trip through the icy outback. 7 The

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playable characters and race through

and Match Race. Free Ride

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of the

wonder how you can

possibly be clocking

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surprises.

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winter wonderland for

landscapes that include ruins and sand

goofy

its

it’s

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and sensation of speed harbor some disturbing flaws. With

tracks spanning slightly kooky

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King Of Fighters Dream More characters than you can shake a ot to be confused with the currently-

further. Just

available-in-arcades King of Fighters '99,

times as

Dream Match 1999

is

actually King of

Fighters ’98 but with a few

thrown

good measure.

in for

down

arcade-perfect

As a port

solid

it

some minor

dated graphics and

load

be

you’ll

game

offer.

STEPHEN FROST

(more than 40) and

to the cuffs on

wow

lori’s shirt.

this fighter

in

you, but the gameplay

is

about as

gets. Characters respond instantly to your

commands and combos can be no

slightly

Neo-Geo game, the sprite-based

of a

graphics and rough character animations certainly won’t

put up with

willing to

as

features one of the

It

largest casts of characters ever is

be

well

rewarded with one of the deeper fighting experiences that Sega’s console has to

extras

little

Match 1999

stick at

pulled off with

little

1 With more than 40

to

all

Dream Match 1999

only requires the use of four

buttons, so the standard

Dreamcast

controller

the

SNK

more

wonderfully. You don’t have to use the dreaded analog

Match

Street Fighter Alpha 3.

So,

if

you’re

‘99

is

2D

Dreamcast

2D

the market for a solid

in

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Dreamcast

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friendly controls,

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works

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triggers like you

different

fighters to play as, including

once you learn them. Another nice feature:

effort,

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bit

aged and don’t show

of the better

DC

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Centipede Retro fun for all? Or just another snake rom Frogger to Pong, Hasbro is set on reviving the classic arcade and console

gaming predating 1982.

games from

Centipede ends up being

our collective past

in

in brighter,

speedier forms. The company’s latest, Centipede,

no

is

With

different.

its relatively

bonus of the

for retro fans,

simple

to

original

the grass?

in

Ultimately,

little

more than quick

alive

who

isn’t familiar

but the rush lasts no longer than

it

takes

people dressed

in

the form of a Story

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People, for one) while shooting

centipede screen,

in

you’ll

move onto

a

3D

(like

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ol’

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new

well.

Unfortunately, the additions don’t lend

a very simple glee ride

scary

as old boots.

Wee

environment. As you clear the

have to go a few more rounds to

the next area, complete with brand

mission requirements as

overall

gives you

saving the

in big,

mouse costumes, and videogames were as tough

Hasbro and Leaping Lizards have tacked on a new the chance to complete objectives

the familiar touches are

for 3D, much of the gameplay sticks to two dimensions. 4 Go back to a time when pizza parlours were populated by

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with Centipede’s

formula of shoot-and-dodge tactics.

challenge

All

3D treatment, including the mushroom-flea. 2 Saving the Wee People. Well, someone has to go and do it now, don't they? 3 While the graphics are re-tooled given the

thrills

go a few rounds.

concept and highly accessible appeal, there’s no

gamer

1

even with the pack-

arcade version of the game,

While

it

gameplay wears

+

thin quickly

won’t set the world on

Inclusion of arcade

-

fire, it’s

mode good

for retro fans

Straight port-alike graphics from the

4

humble PC

a quick (and ultimately disposable) fun for nostalgic gamers

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NBA Showtime Midway gets x-treme’ on the court and shows ne of the biggest

style basketball

games

is

that they quickly

leaving

gamers puzzled and

Thankfully,

Showtime

frustrated.

without referencing

dunking the

jump

ball.

While there’s no

dunks

best

repetitiveness by adding unique

some

the action.

Basketball purists

will

no doubt be

abilities,

is

you’re

smooth

title,

If

NBA

Showtime provides two-on-two

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simplicity

it

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with swift play action and unique player

doesn’t try to be a realistic basketball simulator; rather,

also takes

new level, boosting As you win games

7' basketball machine.

NBA Jam, NBA

in its favor,

to date, with

enable you to turn your creation

and seamless. Like Midway’s former arcade-basketball

game

with your individually-created player,

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arguing that the gameplay

swift.

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tons of replay value.

muscle tone, and

looks, exaggerated

and

also one of the

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disturbed by the characters’ stocky

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super-human

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to

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into

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simply cannot be said that UbiSoft's Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing isn't a gorgeous game. With beautiful lighting effects and colorful course environments, the game has made a significant visual leap from its Japanese counterpart. 2 While the first three tracks can be noted as clunkers, the design and effectiveness of later tracks ramp up nicely. 3 Unlocking the Supersport bikes rewards you with some highly tightened play. It

Suzuki Alstare

Extreme Rad It’s

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racing’

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ubbed ‘arcade

with the word ‘Extreme’

the

title,

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you already know

simulation aspects

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will

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improves considerably

line

a poorly-executed turn sometimes allows you to ride over scenery, while at other times just clipping an obstacle

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handling bears absolutely no

Redline Racer (as

real

riding

players.

totally

is

skewed

The levers work

to arcade

well to replicate

manage

to obtain the

and hard-fought. off well for those

is

extremely sensitive.

a mere

flick

of the analog,

thus making the arcade play precise - and

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as an arcade blast and

difficult.

4 With some very touchy controls, you’ll need to learn how to effectively and

Once you

two Supersport

versions of the bikes, the riding

analog stick is

in

Japan), the problems of the original

the feel of a brake and throttle, but the

Turning

called

release have been corrected.

Supersport motorcycles.

Control

was

it

will

who

However, for those

flying.

three rather uninspiring ones), bike

resemblance whatsoever to

kinda fun

(but that

Racing. While tracks sport superb

‘twitch’ racing

is

later on).

Collision detection is inconsistent

opportunities (after you clear the

un-sim

to browbeat you off the track

textures and course layouts offer

some tremendous

this

uselessly) from side to side and they’re

riders will put

is

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of times.

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Lilith

order to get the

then when the time

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(2),*

to select your second

character, press and hold

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ike plenty of other Midway games, Blitz 2000 has Versus codes which must be entered at the screen showing the team helmets. The three boxes below the helmets (circled in red) is where you’ll be activating the codes. Press Turbo, Jump, and Pass buttons to change the icons in the boxes and each code shows you how many

B

times each button must be pressed. For instance, three times,

Jump

if

the code

is

3-4-5

#,

highlight Pai

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code, as well as a sound,

will

confirm

if

it’s

in

and

press START, then press when to

choose the character you’d like finally

press Turbo

four times, Pass five times, then up on the D-pad.

to transform into

the specified direction and the

name

of the

correct.

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as

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playable

in

every mode by using the following code. At the character select screen, simply press then 4i + START. #, You should now be able to choose Dural in

every

game mode,

including Training.

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Play as Alphabet Character 0-

How do you play against the Alphabet character? It’s easy. Simply highlight Akira and press START, then highlight Lau and press START, then highlight Pai 12and press START. Finally, press when

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Remixed Opening Soundtrack 2-

Sega has added a chance to let players hear alternate music tracks during the game’s opening cinemas. To hear them, simply press and hold START on both the first and secondFor diehard VF3tb fans,

3-

Bonus Players

Code

Effect

0-0-1

Show

30-0-1 4-

#

0-3-2 4i 40-4-0 5-

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field

goal

%

Punt hang time meter Fast turbo running

the name, then the PIN number for the character you want to play as.

Hide receiver

Big players No punting

ALEC

first

ALIEN

downs

Weather: Clear Always QB (2P/4P on same team) Always receiver (2P/4P on same team) Unlimited throws Powerup teammates Fast passes

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Invisible

GUMBY

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JAPPLE

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Unlimited turbo meter

JASON

Unidentified ball carrier

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Street Fighter

Tiny players

team

Power-up offense Power-up blockers

No highlighting No head

of receivers

Red, white, and blue football

Cancel “Always QB/receiver” code

No

interceptions

Power-up defense No random fumbles

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controllers at the screen that

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the Sega logo. Keep holding both

START buttons until 34begin to play.

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Playbook Codes

team

Big head Big head team

No

5-2-2

a

name

Allow stepping out-of-bounds

2-2-3 2-3-3

like

you need to do is highlight Akira on the Character select screen, then press START, then highlight Lion and press

you hear the music

45-

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2-1-1 4i 2-1-2 4i

2-2-2

Sort of

dream character, you too can now play as the Alphabet Character in VF3tb! What

Big football

2-1-0

2-2-2 ^1

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in

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1-1-1

Detroit Lions playbook

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Games

Carolina Panthers playbook

Code

Green Bay Packers playbook Indianapolis Colts playbook Jacksonville Jaguars playbook

Kansas City Chiefs playbook Miami Dolphins playbook Minnesota Vikings playbook

Code 0-1-2

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mode mode

blitz

Ultra hard

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^ 0 ^ #

2-3

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0-4

Power-up speed Super passing mode Super blitz mode Hyper blitz mode

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Cheat Menu Options

team ENDURANCE TOURNAMENT

IIALICDMI

MK

Menu

Gold's Cheat

wi II give you the fo//owing

options to choose from:

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PRACTICE OPTIONS

Accessing the Cheat MK game

Every

4i

(2).

you’ll

then

^

has a cheat menu and

(2)

MK

Gold

EXIT

Menu is

no different. To un/ock the options, press

very quick/y at the Press Start screen

hear the announcer say “Outstanding” to confirm

when the game loads

up.

you do

If

^ it

(2),

(2),

correct/y,

its entry.

Now press START to arrive at the Main Menu, then high/ight Options. Press <|J and L£> and keep them pressed, then hit down on the D-pad. You'll now have the Cheat Menu open on the screen.

Options Easy Ending One round

Kombat Kodes to receive ending for your

chosen character Fatal 1 (HP) Press HP at “Finish Him” screen for

#1

Fata/ity

Fatal 2 (LP) Press LP at “Finish Him" screen for

#2 (D+HP) Press

Fata/ity

Pit Fatal

and HP at “Finish Him”

screen for Pit Fata/ity

Danger

keep that

Number

One-hit deaths

Kombat Kode

he fo//owing list shows what each of the Kombat Kode number means once you step into the ring. These codes wi// only work in twop/ayer mode, so make sure to

T

0

Two-p/ayer cheats enabled (listed

in

mind.

Effect

Default

1 Big Head Mode

2 Disable Throws 3 Disable Maximum Damage 4 Disable Maximum Damage & Throws 5 Unlimited Run 6 Free Weapon

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

7 Random Weapons 8 Armed & Dangerous

9 Many Weapons 10 Silent Kombat 11 Explosive Kombat 12 No Power / Danger 13 Default Kombat 14 Weapon Kombat 15 Noob Saibot Mode

Red Rain Goro’s Lair

The Well Elder

Gods

Tomb Wind World Reptile’s Lair

Shaolin Temple Living Forest

Prison Ice Pit

Church Netherealm Soul

Chamber

Ladder

be/ow)

Fight as Ooro To battle as everyone’s favorite multi-limbed fighter, enable the Cheat Menu as described above, then choose Arcade and highlight the Hidden option at the bottom of the screen. Then press and hold L-Trigger and R-Trigger, then press -fc, 4A then

©

Alternate Costumes This one’s a cinch. in

If

you want to see everyone

you want on the character selection screen and

To fight as Sektor, simply enable the Cheat Menu, then highlight the Hidden option at the bottom of the character selection screen. Now press and hold L + R and press (4). (4), then

press

«

*

Character Bios

1

alternate duds, simp/y high/ight the character

Fight as Sektor

START

Mi/eena’s trapped

to confirm you choice. Voi/a!

in

the Netherea/m,

then head to the Kombat Theater the Options menu.

Now

press L+R to disp/ay his

©

or her bio. You don't V.

.

need to

game

finish the

to

see any of the

bios, but you mil "-V

Fight as

Noob Saibot

Kombat

little Noob anyone? Simply enable the Cheat Menu, then highlight the Hidden option at the bottom of the character selection screen. Now press and hold L + R and press

«(4).

then©

want to see

if

you

their

ending using the

A

(2),

in

high/ight the

character you want to see and

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inclusion of

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its disc.

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