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Dreamcast Magazine. What's changed under the Chris regime? Not much. Let’s face it, ODCM is a pretty rad magazine. Maybe there’ll be fewer bloodys or brilliants, and a few more rads or awesomes, but that’s about

now.

it...for

In

the future, obviously,

there are plenty of ways we’re planning to improve the

magazine—especially

that shiny slab of joy called The Disc.

Look

for

more on that next month.

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enjoy the If

first

birthday of Dreamcast.

there’s a system that has ever had

a better

first

year,

I

don't

know about

and no where was this success more apparent than at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2000. As you no doubt know by now, Sega walked away with the show (let’s face it, the subtitle of the whole expo could have been How to use your competitor’s hides as handy slipcovers). We shot a few photos that make It pretty clear what the attraction was (hint: she wears a little orange skirt, and isn’t into staff writers). it;

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Nutty nostalgia goes kart racing

,

Alive 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3,

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All

THE RING/92 romp gets out

of

hand

FUR FIGHTERS/94 Stuffed animals blow the stuffing out

The “Wipeout

PELICAN 4X

killer”

dies a mediocre death

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More memory, but

is

it

worth

it?

The license that keeps on

giving

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all

touchy-feely

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didn’t think

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Team ODCM THE ONLY CONSTANT

CHANGE, and we’ve seen a lot of changes here at ODCM-HQ. We got a new maximum leader, Chris Charla, so now instead of eating at The Ramp, which has patio IN LIFE IS

moved our offices from the

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after this picture

Mike

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he was holding.

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so he says.

him

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to

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you want it— but no one's willing to bring it over. While we’re all for the series peeking its head out on our side of the pond, the franchise is risky business for most companies in the US. Even though it’s one of most anticipated titles (Sakura Taisen 3) in Japan, the suits in this country aren’t too sure how well a dating sim/mech strategy/RPG/digital comic would go down with American gamers. Until that day arrives, we'll be sure to provide you with plenty o’ coverage of the import, Mike. Now, take your medicine and tell those voices that they'll have to split the booty for Letter of the Month with you. Congrats. Ah, Sakura Taisen.

took a team of paramedics two hours just to get the smile off his face. Chris does not bring a morbid fear of voles with

D.

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taken, Chris put his head inside the ball

say.

have never heard the voices answer my burning question. When is Sakura Taisen coming out here? You see, do not speak Japanese and neither do the voices. Sega— or someone— NEEDS to translate this game for US audiences. RPGs are huge business right now, and here is this completely finished game languishing away next to some kid’s bowl of ramen in Japan while we suffer through Evolution. It’s not right! This is our most desperate hour. Help me Obi-ODCM, you’re my only hope. I

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windows instead

Sakura: Don't hold your breath for US

weeks and months have been hearing a pleasant buzzing throughout DC-land. Something in the wind said to me, “Its name is Sakura Taisen, and it is good.” Who am to doubt the voices that speak to me? The voices proceeded. heard the word “RPG,” heard “anime-style,” heard “high-production values,” heard that there are three of these beauties coming, but For the past

or

differently.

DAN FITZPATRICK Art Director

Dan once arm-wrestled Timothy Hutton at Laurel Canyon Country He lost when Hutton pulled

want

it,

Store.

the Snoopy-lean-over-and-kiss-your-

opponent-on-the-nose trick. Dan jumped up. screaming “Dog germs! Dog germs!” Hutton, the winner, got the pink slip to Dan's Honda Spree.

wrong.

EHMDK2Hard must say that

DINA FAYER Managing

game

Editor

we know

this

swear

is

Dina, but

to God,

get

hammered on wine

The

last

Dan

want to

“I

coolers."

time Dina drank wine

was in the girls' room of Edwards Cinemas before seeing Ferris Bueller's Day Off. She is now coolers

atoning with a 40-oz

left

by PCXL.

art.

is truly

I

this

a

before you review

GAME

IS

Jason Garcia New York

DIFFICULT! Don’t get

Jason, you’re so naive. That’s just what Guts

me wrong, the

really think

we admit

Yes, you should play MDK2. But plan on seeing this a lot.

graphics are real eye

candy and the intense gameplay

I

haven’t even used the, urn, ‘lavatory’

take every eight to ten hours. Is there any way that you guys could smuggle

Velvet Revolution. This

complete shot

known finger,

the most

is

of her forhead

to exist. Note bandaid on from hardcore RPG-ing.

am still

alive is

the occasional blinking session

codes

of helpful

(if

I

is

Associate Art Director

“All

I

did

was say

and now

it's all

1 like

Mom,

once,

she gives me."

Sure, Dave. Sure. We'll have ours Kentucky-fried.

He

96 mini-quiche

at this photo shoot.

Yeah,

we

feel your pain, Antonio.

year— it’s

EH

EVAN SHAMOON Staff Writer

full

I

of how-to’s, strategies

Shame on

am very disappointed.

July/August Evan brought a DC control pad with to his Tony Hawk interview, hoping to jam it under Tony's arm and “make him do a 900,dammit!” True story: While watching Tony gracefully pull 540s, Evan stumbled over his backpack and almost fell

him

in Encinitas.

In

shot

Sept/Oct 2000

hotty? But

content

in

that issue

was the

and (duh) codes.

Us!

in

sole province

our readers, to draw your

own

conclusions.

I

o

ISP ABCs

just have a few simple questions about your

article

on the new Sega.net ISP and online

am

if the answers were in there, but a moron and the simplest things must be me.

I

clarified for

The 1)

If

you aren’t fortunate enough to get a shiny

new SEGA

ISP can you

still

get multiplayer

functions using a different ISP and a

ODCM

experience can be enhanced by using one of these.

Dreamcast? 2) Can you go online with the SEGA ISP on your computer and use it like you would a normal ISP? 3) Is there any chance of ODCM going monthly? Michael

the

ODCM, page 104,

Micha0076@worldnet.att.net

is

#4

it

shows

Rita,

Don't be so hard on yourself, Mike. While reading comprehension apparently isn’t your strongest asset (don’t worry, we don’t read the mag either), here’s some answers

a

character from the Intro level to

the game. However, caption

it

in

the

states that she

is

to

your questions. the

romantic interest of Guts—and

continues into a lewd remark

Official# Dreamcast Magazine

one of

a review for the game Sword of the Berzerk. In screen there

about

12

MDK 2 was easily

more difficult games in recent memory: Evan didn’t change his clothes for weeks. While we would love to hook you guys up with more walkthroughs, we just don't have enough pages. But watch for our Codebook at the end of the the

also served us

onto the vert ramp

all

gaming. Sorry

Dave's kitchen contains no less than seven books on cooking chicken.

Casca. You

at least technically correct. We’re

appreciated), since no one here can ‘remember’

invite you,

EH Antonio Mendez

Creepy.

little

a

Parkinmeter77@aol.com

cooking chicken' to

tells

a couple

walk-thru that you could

DAVE CORDON

off that

its Editor-in-Chief: Simon Cox. Mr. Cox is no longer with the magazine, and although Imagine’s Human Resources and Legal departments won’t say that he was let go over this caption,

we in

is

responsibility for

I

instinctively

me out? Or maybe there

any) to help

web site or something with an FAQ recommend?

is

hands

of

in

me conscious of the fact that

The only thing that keeps

street in Prague, just before the

is

your reading

his

writing the caption: Evan, Dina, Fran, Dan, Dave, the guys Special Projects— pick a name. Ultimately, though, final

I

contact whatsoever. days!

and that

he could keep

not going to point the finger (although any opportunity to roast Evan

a grainy black and white shot of her on a crowded Fran,

Evan.

THE TOO

detail:

to

Only the CIA has an actual photo of

it,

There's only one

small

more than satisfies my cat-like reflexes. But still can’t seem advance past the seventh level with Kurt Hectic. I’ve been locked in my room for days without food, water, or any human

FRANCESCA REYES Senior Editor

I

so they become friends. just have to say it seems like Evan Shamoon didn’t even play the game. He just turned it on for 20 minutes, took some screen shots and threw out a review without even getting into the game. At least play a game

magnificent work of Okay,

know much about the history of this series, but game enough to know that Casca is Guts’ is just a traveler with a little in common

don’t

romantic interest. Rita

I

I

just said,

I

enjoyed the

purchased my own copy of MDK 2 about two weeks ago and

his sword. This is totally

Berserk's Rita: Innocent fellow traveler or homewrecker? You decide.

1) Yes,

you can

still

play multiplayer

Dreamcast games with a

different ISP. In theory, however, those using Sega’s ISP will

have a dedicated gaming connection, which means

www.DailyRadar.com


believe that the beaver

“I lower pings and faster gaming.

Sega ISP

2) Yes, the

work just

will

We shall see. like

is

a proud and noble creature

By the way, do you think Sega would change Set Radio if we clap hard enough?

a regular ISP on your

it

back

to Jet

Jesse

computer. Watch out, AOL.

victorycig@netzero.net

3) Right now, the pertinent parties are discussing the pros

and cons of going monthly. It’s up to the bigwigs in charge— if it were up to III’ ol’ us, we would’ve gone monthly a long time ago.

IS I

heads up on the extension cables, Jesse. It’s know about your experience. Have you tried contacting either MadCatz or Performance regarding the problems you had with their products? You definitely should at least look up the tech support for each

Catz and Performance,

company

on the cable extensions by

As

is

We don’t know which

or Jet “Slide" Radio.

and TGS the

one

either that

actually

is

babes at E3 gives the former an edge in our

to call Sega’s booth

“Jet Grind girls”

we were

book), but

was

It

kind of rooting for Konnichiwa!

Happy

Happy Donut Surprise Skate Park 2000! Shucks.

pretty convenient.”

No Sleep

ffl I

Til...

must say, that as a loyal Sega (and ODCM) fan, was overwhelmed with apprehension as read through First, suffered a terrible shock when learned the of Simon’s departure, but what got me even more was a I

I

Issue #6.

I

I

news

ODCM: Not Funny!

PS:

really think

I

Sega should

common sense to be

has more

who offend them. So am. You people have to be the biggest hypocrites in the world. In one magazine you agree with this guy about how Crazy Taxi and Ready 2 Rumble are racist

find a

magazine that

it’s official

voice, eh!

Thank you.

... Joe Molson .

I

Via email

C’mon, Joe, most of your letter is a quote from a Molson commercial. Sure, we thought it was funny too, but it’s a little sad that you need a beer commercial to define your national identity for you. Second, “Canadian" isn't a race, it’s a nationality. So we were being bigoted, not racist. Seriously, though, we were just kidding. We love Canada. Especially Windsor. Nothing compares to the feeling of driving over the Ambassador bridge to a town with great food, great game shops, and rad Tim Horton’s donut stores. Besides, how could we ever really feel any hostility toward the country that produced the greatest hockey player ever—Gordie Howe? Nevertheless, we’ve received aboot 500 letters complaining of our supposed antiCanadian bias and we’re finally going to clear the air. We’ve objectively compared the two countries over a range of important categories, and tallied the scores:

towards the Afro-American people (Issue #5). But then in the next issue, you make racist comments about Canada. What makes your jokes about Canada any different from Sega’s or Midway’s? don’t think either company meant any harm and doubt you did either. But I’m sorry, it wasn’t funny at all. I

I

I’m not a lumberjack or a fur trader.

I

don’t

an

live in

igloo or eat blubber or own a dog sled. have a Prime Minister, not a President. speak English and French, not American. And pronounce it ‘about’ not ‘aboot’! can proudly sew my country’s flag on my backpack. I

I

I

I

I

believe in peace-keeping, not policing. Diversity, not

And that the beaver is a truly proud and noble creature. Canada is the second largest land mass. The first nation of hockey and the best part of North America. My name is Joe and AM CANADIAN!!!! assimilation.

I

GRUDGE M AkTCH: US/

k

=

-

vs

CANADA

Size

9.976.140 Km 2

9,629,091 Km 2

Canada

32

275

million

much

very

US

alive

is

a

and

USA

21

Canada, obviously

Alex Trebek

Fast Times

just got

ODCM #6

the mail. Although the

in

2.0 enhancements are nice, ethernet module?

I

Web

Browser

56k modem! Do

can't stand this

We DSL and

cable

modem

users start to

twich whenever we’re forced to go back to sluggish dialups.

Gary Driggs Portland,

According

to

OR

Sega, an ethernet adapter should be available is actually already

before the end of the year. The adapter finished (we’ve is

seen

it!),

but Sega’s waiting until

its

network

ready before the adapter hits the shelves.

e.g.,

is it?

I

Metal Jack my

Dreamcast,

I

noticed four

how Sega has a history of “add-ons”, mean anything, or is it just a fluke Seaman )? Thanks a million.

recalled

the Sega CD. Does this

should

say

I

Long Island, NY Morpfeous@aol.com Those slides are indeed is

Canada

Baseball

for

add-

again! We’re such teases) but

undelivered Zip Drive accessory, vs. some tired politician? USA

Doonesbury

Garry Trudeau

Trudeau

I

ons, like the oft-shown (look, here

Canada

Budweiser

Hockey

Q]

you folks have any idea when Sega plans to release their

Phil Rine,

0%

19

Molson

the exception of the

Frankensteinian Game Boy Color, of course.. .it just won't die!) in the US, right now isn't the best time to judge success or longevity. The games industry has seen plenty of surprises from underdogs and newcomers in the past (Sega’s Genesis was one of the most famous success stories in the US, as was Sony’s PlayStation in ’95), and we're not fortunetellers—but we won’t be pronouncing Sega or any of its competitors dead any time soon. The constant upheaval is one reason we love this industry so damn much. Whew! Hopefully we've saved another person’s sanity, Mike. If it happens to be yours, then even better.

and even

Not even close: USA

million

12%

Drinking Age

Pierre

DC—with

are feeling the sting, not Just

(or

National Sales Tax

Hosts

is

metal jacks right where the rubber Slide Resistant thingys are.

WINNER

Game Show

Dreamcast

kicking on these shores, and after E3, we’re happy to report

What

USA

Beer

Japan. But that’s Japan, and the

While examining the bottom of

CANADA

Sports

in

different story altogether.

0} Full

CATEGORY

Trudeaus

we saw going on

DC owners will be priwy to some of the best games of year—and possibly the next. But here’s the thing: the videogame industry is an alltime slump in Japan (all systems and software companies

quite

opinions and writing to companies

Population

Game Show story. We were simply reporting on what

this

I’m glad you believe in your readers voicing their

here

Mike, Mike, Mike.. .we weren’t trying to alarm you with that

Tokyo

that

fail

around three months of regular use. Both of them. If, like me, you were to run out and replace the broken cords as soon as they stopped working, for four separate controllers, you would end up paying about $160 for them. You may be better off buying a cheap couch and a couple of chairs at a garage sale. after

IS

Mike Fu (aka Busted Rhymes) Via email

for Jet “Grind” Radio... keep clapping.

worse (although being able

I

“Hey, this

Rocks,

www.madcatz.com and

via their websites:

[SSI

under DC Direct called Sonyworld. In the article, you write, “Every game store is pushing PlayStation 2...hard,” and “Nothing, it seems, can save Dreamcast from a slow death in Japan.” Since we all remember the fiasco with the Saturn, my question is this: How does Sega plan to keep Dreamcast in competition with PlayStation 2 when it hits U.S. shores? If you could PLEASE publish this letter it would answer a question that’s been keeping this gamer from sleep (and sanity). SEGA

title

www.interact-acc.com.

in

which you gave them both the new “smile" rating. would bet money that you used them for about a week or two and said to yourselves, Well, yes, they are, but they

for the

great for other readers to

The Cable Guy

just finished reading the review

Mad

Thanks

ff

Jeopardy

Pat Sajak

is

and the oft-rumored DVD We’ll keep you posted.

drive.

a far superior

game: Canada Breakfast Meat

Canadian bacon

Canadian bacon needs to be punished for ruining

Normal bacon

too

many

pizzas:

USA

Dollar

68$

$1.00

USA

Deck sports

Curling

Shuffleboard

Umm... Canada?

Cajuns

USA: better food, music, and ‘Cajun’ sounds like it's spelled

French minority

Quebecois

Free health care

Yes (see sales tax)

» HAIL

BONDING

The time has come for all readers to step up to the keyboard plate and send in their deepest, darkest, most intimate questions regarding Dreamcast, Sega, and the

random machinations of the universe. If you fail this will be condemned to a fate worse than mission, you

be forced to play Sonic Blast and Night Trap forever. No one wants that. So get and send your inquiries to: Dreamcast Magazine, c/o Imagine Media, 150 North Hill Drive, Brisbane, CA 94005. And we especially love email: dcmag@imaginemedia.com. You were warned. death...in other words, you’ll

If

you're hemorrhaging.

Canada

Maybe.

WINNER:

its a close match, but

www.dreamcastmagazine.com

Canada narrowly wins

7-6.

Now would

scribbling

you get off our backs, already?

Sept/Oct 2000 Official# Dreamcast Magazine 13


Famous

pro speed racer

Benny Moto

says in life and in racing we must know how to SLOW DOWN. Benny uses carbon fiber rotors

and 4 piston calipers because

he says the curb tastes

like defeat.

Are you hard core? Have this beefy spring please. It's

good for you. Without a trick suspension the

hairball track will like

shake your head up and down

one of those stupid dogs

in

the back window.

DIAGRAM (M)

A

big,

19 inch, 3 piece

magnesium wheel

is

your fun

friend in the quest for a sweeter

contact patch. Driver didn't!

starts off in the lead. But did he listen to

1

He

tried to

Benny? He

save money on brakes. He's cheap. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stupid.

He couldn't go kicky fast through the turn. Now Driver 2 passed his ass.

Wow! And

look at Driver 3! Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

be the leader? Customize and drive

like a

making power. How

freak with fiery pants.

to

It's

hot too.


YOU FOLLOW MY ADVICE.

YOU CUSTOMIZE. YOU BEAT EVERYBODY.

Tear

it

up

in

POW!

this total competition

machines from scratch

or

speed

trip

and laptimes on the

net.

where you can build

original

tweak over 130 GT sports cars that reproduce exact

handling and performance specs. Then use your

Assuming you

VMU

to trade

machines, parts

got anything worth trading,

1 I

I !

5

Grandma. 1

i

The shock absorber In

is

often overlooked. Not here.

Benny’s shop everyone concentrates on the shock.

A good shock where

it

really

counts

will

bring forth

nimbler handling and quicker transitions.

Oh my God! Look

at that engine! Yes,

that’s a kicky big

damn

likes the

superhuge V12

motor. Benny for

stump-

pulling power. But only for the big bad

bomber

cars. Otherwise enjoy a V-8.

Oh! What a loud muffler! Loud coolie mufflers intimidate

ass

rivals.

chump-

Get a big pipe for

greater flow at high rpm levels.

©Dreamcast IT’S

THINKING~]~

I


Blee As if future hits like Jet Grind Radio and Phantasy Star Online alike weren t enough, Dreamcast gamers will soon have 400+ PlayStation

games

O release

its

to

add

to their collections. Hey,

we

re not saying no.

ne of the biggest surprises at this year’s Electronic Entertainment

Exposition

was without a

doubt the

announcement that bleem!

would soon

controversial

PlayStation emulator for of a sudden, the

Dreamcast.

All

PlayStation

2 and its backwardshad lost a bit of its

compatibility

hype-generating muscle, and Sony was not too happy. But that’s not

our problem.

At press-time, no

preview versions of

bleem! were available— but using our imagination, brilliance of

we it

could almost see the

all.

“You insert the bleem! for

Dreamcast disc into your Dreamcast,” bleem!'s Sean Kauppinen explains. “Bleemcast! then loads

into local

memory

and prompts you to insert a compatible PlayStation disc. You open the Dreamcast, insert the PlayStation title, close the lid and press start.

It’s

Not only

will

very simple to operate.”

bleem! allow you to play

PlayStation hits on Sega’s 128-bit system,

but

will

also use the Dreamcast’s power to

graphically

enhance every supported

title.

According to bleem!, emulated

games run at 640x480 (as comparedto 320x240 on PS2), with full-screen antiand bilinear filtering to make everything look extra-smooth and—well,

According to Kauppinen,

will

also "working to incorporate support for

dreamcasty!

wacky music game Sony won’t release in the US), will soon be rocking our Dreamcasts in newfound high-res glory. We will soon get access not only to hundreds of enhanced

aliasing

Bleem!

for

Dreamcast

will

come on

four

bleempaks, each supporting 100 PlayStation titles.

Bleem! wouldn’t reveal—or didn’t know

yet—what they’ll

titles will

be supported and how

be organized on the four bleempaks.

Let’s hope, though, that the

won’t be arranged

but rather

in

in

group or genre.

popularity,

age

titles into

each of the

bleem!

first

is

four

planned paks.” This means that Japanese hits like Final

Fantasy IX and Vib Ribbon (the

PlayStation classics, but to import titles that

most US

400 games

alphabetical order,

terms of

import

PlayStation owners can’t even play.

Bleem! inspired

will

also release a PlayStation-

pad and something called a to avoid DC control pad

bleempod

compatibility problems. “This adapter

makes

any PlayStation-compatible

work

controller

with the Dreamcast,” says Kauppinen.

“It

supports, detects and identifies

and

digital

analog pads, steering wheels and jogcon

Bleempod also features a VMU port and PSX memory card adapter for easy saved-game transfers.” Bleem! may be Sega’s most crucial partner in the impending war against PlayStation 2, although Sega has neither promoted nor discouraged the emulator. Kauppinen thinks, “Sega has been counted out by too many people. They have all of the and negcon

THIS

MONTH

WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

Winter wondering Capcom cappers

17 18 18 18 18 18 20 20 20 21 22 22

Sounds

24

bleem! it all on Sony Unreal Tournament Invoice-free voice-corn

Separated at birth Otaku edibles Dreamcast gear Pink ladies

NextGen creamed Headless hunter

SNK KO

Hot

List

Evil!

24

elements player

the

in

in

controllers.

place to continue to be a major

the industry—and Peter Moore has

skills to

make

it

Asked about the

happen.” risk of

being “shut

down,” Kauppinen comments, “We have

defended ourselves, and we

feel confident in

our defense and counterclaims against Sony.” Let’s

hope nothing

deprive us from

will

happen that could

400 more games this year.

PRODUCT BLEEM! FOR DREAMCAST DEVELOPER BLEEM! PRICE TBA RELEASE SUMMER 2000 PERIPHERALS BLEEMPAD, BLEEMPOD, VMU AND LOTSA PSX STUFF

www.DailyRadar.c


Dreamcast News Network

>

Samba de Gear

Phone Home

Did Sega cut the off a Muppet

nose

to

make

this

microphone?

Phone bill? What bill? Sega’s new DC to

DC

long distance system

For Dreamcast users, the

Internet

is

only the

first

FREE!

is

feel the

step to

groove in

access. Sega and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) supplier InnoMedia soon help gamers reach the next level, with a fully global communication system entitled DreamCall. It’s a specialized software application, which works in conjunction with headphones (or the microphone peripheral packaged with total

Seaman)

DC owners

to link

Dreamcast. The technology

all

call

Dreamcast; B)

another call

over the world, Dreamcast to

be offered free to gamers who DreamCall Directory Server, in

will

register (also for free) with the

order to A)

DC owner anywhere

in

the world via

from a Dreamcast to any PC

DC owner even

InnoMedia has been working

game

called

with

Sega Japan on

new

Dream Dorobo which will

launch along with the DreamCall program this in

call

while playing a game.

several projects, even helping to develop a

adventure

the

in

world with the installed InfoAccel VoIP card; or C)

another

Samba

de Amigo, or just look groovy in this official Samba T-shirt (purchased at the dodgy, top-floor shop of Sega Freaks arcade in Akihabara, Japan). Pull that monkey off your back and wear it in the front!

will

summer

Japan. Dorobo requires players to cooperate via

DreamCall

in

order to view

map—and you’d Sega

is

it

many of

in

Cookie Monster

game

used to this idea, because its upcoming titles.

better get

including

parts of the

all

InnoMedia's believes that

VP

Sega

of Marketing, Robert Selzler, will

follow

its

plan to distribute

DreamCall “free of charge or bundled

ODCM’s demo

it

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u it. niainag^

vi

iuiwvtw

and your microphone attachment (courtesy of Seaman), you’ll be able

(like

disc designed for the video/still

roll

out

(the Japan-only ’net in

the

sometime after its late summer launch already dreaming up rude ways to blow

US and UK in

Japan, we’re

off

Ma

Bell.

Infogrames confirms development

it.

Cyprian (Evil Twin)

Robert Smith (The Cure)

Moody moptop orphan

meets moody moptop The only thing separating Cyprian from Sulky Bob is about 30 years and as many

popster.

pounds, gained during a dreadful bout of ’80sinspired ennui. Of course, we loved him anyway: an ear at any of his classic dirges, and you’ll be hearing the soundtrack of ODCM’s collective adolescence. And now we’re off to rat our coiffs and shine up our bondage boots...

of

Tournament

UNREAL TOURNAMENT WAS, along

PC

(or

Quake 3, one of the biggest first person shooters to hit the PC last year. While it didn't do anything that its first-person- shooter siblings weren't doing already, it did contain incredible level designs, a huge number of cool multiplayer modes (Capture the Flag, for starters) and some great 'bot technology'

bring

FPS nerds call it). And now, like Quake 3, it's coming to Dreamcast, courtesy of Infogrames USA (purchaser of former

www.dreamcastmagazlne.com

it

online multiplayer Unreal

(as

ol’

when

Get Unreal with

tilt

crossed the street

to call your girlfriend in Rio without having to sell all of your CDs.

much flavor. Flavor saw this stuff coming at Eurgh.

hedgehog’s head—but don’t expect

disc, perhaps?).

Dreameye

cam). Slated to

favorite

with other

Sega Japan will introduce the software as a package combined with Dream Dorobo, and as part of the Visual Park system items”

bean cakes comes the latest videogame edible, in the form of Sega Joypolis’ Sonic Biscuits. For a mere ¥500 (approx. $5.00), you can chomp down on your

Straight from the land of never-ending 1

IP

Unreal publisher

GT Interactive). No

announcements have been made about which development house landed the contract, but sources say that the lucky

company

is

based in San Francisco.

PLANNED

UT IS for a late 2000 or early 2001 release. It will be fully compatable with SegaNet, as well as with the (so far, mythological) DC mouse and keyboard. Will DC players be able to go at it against

PS2) gamers? Unknown, right now. We'll of the gory specs and details to light in

all

ODCM Issue

an exclusive, exhaustive has promised us the full but the truth. Will we see the title

#8, in

report. Infogrames story, nothin'

on our demo disk? Cross your

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toes.


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snagged

Space Channel 5 Lookalike Contest NORTH HOLLYWOOD / UNIVERSAL CITY WALK Pink wigs, paparazzi, red carpets and

little girls

in littler skirts:

crowds buzzed as twelve

girls

the girls

would get to meet Ulala herself (as played by Kelly Preston).

isn't vying with Madonna for the REALLY big dressing room SC5 s Ulala is indisputably a celebrity. And given the serious money it would be shocking if she wasn't. Labled "the next 'IT' girl" by her company handlers, it's clear from today's response that she is indeed 'IT' along with 'this', 'that' and 'the other' to whole legions of fans.

Although she

quite yet,

'

that Sega has dropped to this end,

Makes

between

nine and 21 years old lined up to compete in Sega's Space Channel 5 Ulala look-alike contest. The winner would receive $500 and a Dreamcast and all of

After an opening number featuring choreography lifted directly from the game, the contestants skipped onstage in homemade, often-ingenious replicas of

a Splash at Universal City

They shook their moneymakers (and fast) while judges scored them on appearance, dance ability and enthusiasm. After a lengthy debate, Forest Philbrick was named the winner. With "cross-over appeal" and "the ability to perform as a role model" (Sega's words), Ulala is the perfect icon in the making. She's looking to appear on several MTV and commercial Ulala's space-age gear.

TV shows, and while

these contracts have yet to be

closed (we hear), we'll bet that an epidemic of Ulalainspired, dyed-pink hairstyles

sweeps middle

schools from coast to coast in six months or less.

Hunting Head Hunter

Your first headhunting mission will be in the streets of Beverly Hills,

"Oh, you weren’t supposed to see that, "smirks Sega

beheading anyone wearing fur or

It was the anti-game of E3, running on a video trailer that Sega would ‘accidently’ leave running and then refuse to talk about. What is it? Head Hunter. Why do we care? Curiosity kills. We do know that it’s a third-person game adventure game cut from the Resident Evil mold, featuring both indoor and outdoor segments (including one, at least, on a motorcyle). We know that its gameplay is supposed to

Mercedes SUV

totally different from that of traditional adventures. We know that its development is being spearheaded by Sega Europe. We know that developer Amuse wanted to tell us all about it, but that Sega and for all of these reasons, we know that it’s Sega’s next big thing for the holiday 2001 we take a crowbar to Sega’s tight lips, we’ll know more. Know what we mean?

be

said “no”;

season. As soon as

DREAMGAST'S

HOT HUNDRED HOLY S#@% BATMAN!

down the

soon-most within the next What a great time to be a Dreamcast owner!

pipeline of happiness very so.

We knew you’d want the heads up on these games, so we’ve compiled a complete

Dreamcast games

20

Official

list

of the Hot

right here.

across America and beyond. Network options are being added.

you'll pilot a big rig

hijinks in a tank.

102 DALMATIANS//Eidos /Summer: Strictly for the kiddies, this

canine

cartoon-style 3D adventure lets players bark and scrap for the requisite bone.

4X4 EV0LUTI0N//G0D Games/Fall: Race in SUVs across serious offroad tracks with enough features to please the sim fan ana enough action to sate arcade junkies.

AER0WINGS

Who would’ve thought a year

ago that we’d be where we are now. We’ve got an amazing 100 OUT NOW for Dreamcast One hundred! That’s a stack of games over three feet high. And now there’s more good news. At this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles we found out there are one hundred MORE games that are coming

titles

few months or

10 Six//Sega/Fall: Online strategy shooter meets persistent world a la Ultima Online. Prepare for network

Read

Hundred up-and-coming with someone you love.

it

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8

WHEELER: AMPR0

TRUCKING//Sega: Sort of like Crazy Taxi for the BJ and the Bear set,

2:

AER0STRIKE//Crave/Fall: Didn't get enough of a flight sim fix with the original Aerowings? Get ready to start your engines and dogfight your way across the skies.

ALIEN FR0NT//Sega/Winter 2001

fantasy setting

meets

a timed

BLACK AND WHITE//Sega/TBA:

adventure in which you must prevent destruction-with a mouse or a

"God-sim.'' Hit the

DC

create armies of beasties to take

controller.

ARMADA 2: EX0DUS//Metra3D /September: Sequel-tastic space shooter with RPG features crumbled in, to create an online extravaganza that puts the original to shame. Fans take note.

ARMY MEN: SARGE’S HEROES

Peter Molyneaux's highly anticipated

DNA

lounge and

over the world-the virtual world.

BOARDER Z0NE//lnfogrames/0ctober:

As the snowboarding Housemarque's

title-in-waiting,

smooth-running, pretty little boarder sim finally gives Rippin Riders a run for its money.

//Midway/September: Little green men come to Dreamcast. The army men are ready to shoot and hack their way across large terrains in this strategy/action

game.

Big shooter mech-like tanks blast

each other to eternity and beyond an online action fest that puts Godzilla to shame.

in

BILLAB0NG PRO SURFER//Mattel Interactive/November: Not much is known

of

DC's version of this surf-

speaks volumes. Expect to don a wetsuit and attack some killer waves. ing surfari, but the license

ARCATERA//UbiSoft/Fall: Point and click wackiness ensues as the deep

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SNK's Uncool Uncool Doom Is

it

What’s next for the cast of SNK’s Cool Cool Toon and KOF? According to rumor in Japan, Capcom may be in line to snag some of SNK’s franchises. Will CCT be

videogaming history

hardcore favorite

SNK?

Our beloved planet wasn’t blown to

on

bits

New Year’s

Te:

(£)

Y2K has

(2

Playstation, Nintendo 64,

Dreamcast.®

among them?

already been a year of colossal losses, and unexpected tragedy for many videogame companies. announcements and dramatic reorganization, it was SNK’s turn to face reality. A much darker one. As you may have noticed, it’s virtually impossible to find any SNK hardware and software on US store shelves. On June 13, 2000, SNK USA—or what was left of it— asked retailers to return any unsold products in return for Eve, but

uMl/.McVans.com 2.9-49.^-

‘restructuring’ tactics

of our favorite After

full

Sega

You guys

of Japan’s dire financial

reimbursement.

Some

retailers

Software ETC store manager told

But,

ODCM.

“I

love

NGPC, and so do my customers who bought

it.

beats playing Card Fighter’s Clash through a

it,”

let's

not forget the

ones that are no longer

boxed the stuff up,

others calmly protested. "I’m not returning any of

rule.

a

my

with

Nothing

link cable.”

humbled and quiet, SNK quit our glorious landmass— unaware that this was only their first step into the (videogaming) grave. In what felt like a scene from The Insider, an SNK Japan spokesperson (who shall remain anonymous) revealed the shocking truth: “SNK will stop So,

producing

videogames. King of Fighters

2000

be the

will

Old systems never die,

last

one.” The

source quit

they just

the company a

few days

show up

at

later.

“Working at an

SNK that doesn’t

videogames means nothing

SNK wouldn’t go seems that

it

will

to me,”

make

he explained.

on record at press time, but

start selling Pachinko (look

it

it

up)

machines and games by the end of August. Let’s hope that an intelligent publisher picks up SNK’s

classic licenses (King of Fighters, Fatal Fury,

Metal Slug

etc.),

and that the very promising Cool right) finds its way to a US

Cool Toon (character shot at release.

SNK,

old pal, we’ll

miss you.

$30.00 MINIMUM, CAU. FOR DETAILS. BRAVE FIREFIGHTERS

to perfection in the

//Sega/TBA: Maybe, maybe not. Sega’s arcade "real-life" smash will put the hose in your hand and flames on all sides, if it happens. Perfect for Backdraft fans.

kitchen.

Capcom

Loads of cool characters and plenty of high-powered artillery.

One

DARK ANGEL: VAMPIRE

wreckin’ car racer that puts the

APOCALYPSE//Metro3D/September: A 3D hack'n'slash of gothic

emphasis on destruction.

propor- tions, looking absolutely

to watch.

amazing right now. With a female lead and plenty of swordplay, we can’t wait to get

some

play time.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER D2//Sega/Summer/Fall: Is it or Warp’s magnum opus starring Laura ID. Enemy Zerol and some pesky tentacles is on the way for action adventure fans who love the snow.

//Fox/November: Action adventure

done

isn't it?

Buffy-style, with

polygonal foes and models.

Expect lots of levels and plenty

nods to the WB series that shares its name. of

BUZZ LIGHTYEAR//Activision: Yet another Toy Story licensed game come to life on Dreamcast. Action, adventure and the odd mission are sure to follow.

style beat

’em

up,

cooked

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BMX//Acclaim/TBA: Fully licensed and ready to shred the course, Bay Area-based Z-Axis is getting full input from the game's star to create a stunning BMX biker. Plenty of courses. Cool.

DINOSAUR//UbiSoft: A morph-tasthrough the Disnevlicensed prehistoric world, based on the movie.

tic ride

Underwater action, adventure and resource management mission-based thriller from

COLIN MCRAE RALLY 2//Code-

even

masters/TBA: The best game ever, according to about twelve million

the folks

it’s

CANNON SPIKE //Capcom/Fall:

ON NEW GAMES

DEEP FIGHTER//UbiSoft/Summer:

different PlayStation editors,

Arcade

DAVE MIRRA FREESTYLE

finally

coming

to

and

Dreamcast!

It’ll have rally cars, rally tracks, and of course, rally controls.

bits of

in this

who made Subculture.

DEMOLITION RACER:

NO EXIT//lnfogrames/Summer: Racing, demolition and the ol' Test Drive 6 engine combine to creat'e a

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Japan serves

new games to

Nights?

a feast of

Bioware: “Yes.” Sega: < evasive,

The good news: Capcom has announced plans to take over the world. The best news: Dreamcast figures prominently in its scheme. Capcom's Japanese press release reveals a September drop date

hungry DCs: Bon

smiting rhetoric > Those clever chaps at Edmonton-based Bioware (MDK2, Baldur's Gate) are at it again. The company unveiled its latest online PC RPG, Neverwinter Nights, at

show

the latest E3 flood of shelf

of

RPG

awards from several

based on the

& NWN allows gamers to play Dungeon

Advanced Dungeons

Dragons,

Master

in

order to create entire

own or to manipulate existing plots, characters and storylines in a game. This free-form, evolving structure will result in a total experience lasting (purportedly) between 60 and 100 hours for single players, and an assortment of multiplayer modes— including deathmatch—will stretch this lifespan worlds of their multiplayer

out even further for groups playing online.

Bioware was so impressed with Sega’s online plans that it’s looking at getting on the multiplayer action by adding the AD&D roleplayer to its SegaNet lineup. Greg Zeschuk, CEO and Executive Producer of MDK 2, comments, “Neverwinter Nights was designed with a console future in mind. BioWare has solid Dreamcast experience with MDK 2, and with the Dreamcast is moving toward a multiplayer future, Neverwinter Nights would be a natural addition to the system.” With Phantasy Star Online as the only other RPG slated for online in

release with SegaNet,

NWN would

Bioware approves: the

ball is in

Capcom Vs.

multi-chapter

El Dorado's Gate. Multiplayer Resident Evil? Zombie: “Must get online, And here's a news bite big must check my stocks...” enough to keep you chewing for days: Capcom Japan has announced a Vampire Hunters (Darkstalkers, to US gamers) compilation package (for

Los Angeles to a

in

its

SNK, and an Autumn launch for the first title in its

kudos and praise— it snagged a

full

publications. Narrowly

world of

for the much-anticipated

appetit!

series

release

on the Home Islands,

only),

and

a Winter debut date for its DC conversion of NAOMI fighter Private Justice

League 2

(Rival Schools in the US).

Capcom has left one more little mint on our pillow: a Resident Evil game will soon be playable between various systems in Japan. Will the DC be among the internet-ready VIPs, tapped by Capcom to herd the undead horde online? Cross your fingers.

be a perfect addition to the family.

Sega’s court. And Sega

is dribbling...

BURNING FORCE NAMCO 1989 (GENESIS)

Gamer ONLINE GAMING

Pocket

The is

bigger

than Dreamcast: this is the subtext of a recent Sega statement, announcing its new partnership with cellular phone giant Motorola. As per the agreement, Sega will

rarest of all shooter types, Burning Force was

a forward scroller a

la

^ — ~~

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Space Harrier (although most of the missions

develop APIs (geek-speak for 'development systems') to be

keep you on the ground). With an absolutely bril-

used for creating games and content playable on Motorola's

liant variety of

next generation of cellular devices. In addition, Sega is creating several titles exclusively for the cellular market (to be distributed free with the phones), by refitting the tried-and-true formats of several successful puzzlers and action games to the new cellular specs.

(which never repeated from level to level), a

J

enemies

~ ,,'u '

DREAMCAST'S HOT HUNDRED DRAGON Steeped

RIDERS//UbiSoft/Winter: in

the mythology of

Anne

McCaffrey's familiar Chronicles of

Pern world

series, you’ll explore full of

a 3D

magic and mayhem.

plete the

game

Continued from page 22

EVIL DEAD: HAIL TO THE KING

GORKA M0RKA//Ripcord/Fall:

HEAD HUNTER//Sega/TBA: We know

RPG

Futuristic Hot Ore Action™ with cars and firearms. Set to topple Vigilante 8 from the car combat throne, you'll race and destroy at the same time.

close to nothing about Sega Europe and Swedish developer Amuze's action adventure game. But it looks positively amazing. Stay tuned.

sole.

ECCO THE DOLPHIN: DEFENDER OF THE FUTURE//Sega /August: An old classic gets a 128-bit facelift

and she’s

lovely. Everyone's favorite dolphin returns to find Atlantis and save the world, cetacean-style.

EVIL TWIN//UbiSoft/November: '80s oth meets console platforming, uide a heroic orphan through his

FI

live

out his superhero fantasy.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

RACING 99//UbiSoft/Fall: More tracks and over 20 different FI vehi-

Promises to be even better than last year's edition. cles!

kid you not. Turnbased battle; gorgeous graphics; killer gameplay.

22

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GAMER00M//Sierra/Fall: Granted, we don't know a whole lot about this online title, but we do know that Sierra plans on having it ready for launch with loads of activities like

tember:

A

hardcore racing sim fan's

wet dream.

Pilot nuthin' but Fer-

billiards for players to enjoy.

raris across realistic tracks,

mastering the art of driving and two-player competition.

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based on the upcoming Heavy Metal animated movie extravaganza. Plenty of hot babes in leather, and plenty

GUNBIRD 2//Capcom/0ctober:

HEROES OF MIGHT & MAGIC

Old-school shooter from the arcade-based partnership between

lll//UbiSoft/Fall:

Capcom and genre

DORADO//UbiSoft/Fall:The ani-

mated movie gets a companion videogame courtesy of UbiSoft. Adventure, platforming and puzzle elements all work their wonders throughout 20 levels in glorious 3D.

HEAVY METAL FAKK 2//G0D Games/TBA: A first person shooter

points; a cynic's delight.

Psykio. Fans of the

will appreciate its

2D

appeal.

GOLD & GLORY: THE ROAD TO EL F355 CHALLENGE//Acclaim/Sep-

SKIES OF ARCADIA//Sega/November: Another Sega RPG that looks to consume the world with greatness,

Dr. Seuss' walking wet blanket storms Dreamcast in a suitably loathsome style. You'll invade Whoville and destroy the joy for

sinister world, to save his friends

and

gets

its

comeuppance on con-

The series' third installation heads straight for Dreamcast with horses on gridded battlefields.

tiny

IHRA DRAG RACING//Bethesda

THE GRINCH//Konami/September: com-

only by calling on/up

a friend for help. Fascinating.

we

sic for the Genesis. A Dreamcast version could be everything that Geist Force couldn’t be.

//THQ/Q3: Ash and his undead pals are back for some over-the-top chainsaw action, based on the cult classic films. FMV backdrops plus gory slaughter-fest gameplay.

DREAM D0R0B0//TBA/TBA: Showpiece for Sega’s DreamCall technology, you’ll be able to

fantastic color palette, stunning bosses (in excellent pseudo 3D), a top soundtrack and surprisingly little to do with urological dysfunction, this is a forgotten clas-

HALF-LIFE//Sierra/September: Labeled the best first person shooter EVER, Valve's atmospheric shooter comes to Dreamcast with extra missions and full network compatibility.

o'

Softworks/TBA: Hot-rodding console-style, featuring realistic flavors of the real sport

and neat

tricks for

getting across the finish line.

the

PC

From

racing series.

action just for context.

3D0's PC strategy

INDIANA JONES &.THE INFERNAL MACHINE//Lucas Arts/TBA: Long rumoredTfinally confirmed. Indy runs, jumps and swings across cavernous gaps, collecting loot and solving puzzles. Fully 3D with action elements. ILL BLEED//Sega/Fall: One of the creative and intriguing adven-

more ture

games on

display at E3.

A

spooky horror puzzler to challenge your senses. Big update next ish!

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Left to their

devices, will they raid the

wet bar?

Yeowwww!

3. 2.

1.

If you fear that Sega is going to give up game development to make the next Outlook Express, sit back and relax. In a move to make its first-party titles even stronger, SOJ’s internal R&D teams have been redefined as financially independent, separate ‘companies’ within Sega, and given carte blanche to name themselves whatever they want. In this week’s episode, we learn: Wacky is as wacky does. How about Smile Bit, the new name for AM6, creators of Jet Grind Radio? Or United Game Artists-the new name for Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s R&D 9 (a.k.a. the SC5 team)? If nothing else, this name game has given designers the motivation to begin promoting and marketing their own titles in Japan and the US. Whether we’ll see a Sonic Team logo on an Xbox or a Dolphin game is anyone’s guess, but it’s clear that Sega has indeed entered a new era. Will gamers reap any benefits? Time will tell.

SHENMUE TONY HAWK 2 JET GRIND RADIO SONIC ADVENTURE 2

1.

NFL2K1

5.

ETERNAL CHAMPIG STREETS OF RAGE NIGHTS 2 SHINING FORCE ANTHOLOGY DRAGON BALL Z GT

2.

is

TONY HAWK’S PRO SKATER

ssmmmn

5.

1.

Kawagoe Takayuki

my fingers!

2.

4. 3.

ecstatic (he always

burnt

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4. 3.

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1. 5. 4.

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looks like this when he's happy), thanks to the end of AM6 and the birth of

Smile

Bit.

LET’S FACE IT: the teams that created Jet Grind Radio and Space Channel 5 were saddled with crappy, uninspiring names. Now that the situation has been rectified, SOJ’s level of creativity can only explode from here on out But will it? Let’s take a look at the new names, and see if they’re really any better than the old:

Them’s Fightin’ Tunes Mars Colony ready to release gaming soundtracks game for the thousandth "Wow, this music is so dope. It's just not enough to hear it over and over while I play the game. I also want to hear it in my car, in my Walkman, on my alarm clock... I want it to be the soundtrack for my entire life." Great news: thanks to SoCal-based Mars Colony Music, it can! The first US licensor and "dedicated record label" of console game soundtracks has already set a release date for its first trio of game tunes, taken from the Capcom library of awesome titles: Power Stone, Street Fighter III: Third Strike and Resident Evil Orchestra. For more details, check out Mars Colony Music online I

You're playing your favorite fighting hour, thinking,

OLD NAME

R&D

1

R&D

2

R&D

3

NEW NAME

YOU MAY REMEMBER THEM FROM

Wow

House of the Dead,

Huh. Not bad.

R&D2

Is

that really the

Hit

Didn’t that

R&D 4

come with the

Amusement

Shenmue, Ferrari F355 Challenge Crazy Taxi, Virtua Tennis Spike Out, Slash Out

Casio keyboard?

Vision

That’s already half a haiku!

R&D 5

Sega Rosso Simple, strong,

R&D 6 R&D

Italian:

family-oriented

Smile Bit Thumbs up: Quirky and unpretentious Over Works

7

R&D

Sonic Team It says what it is. This week, United Game Artists

9

Stinks. Stick finger

Digital

Media

in

it’s in

Jet Grind Radio,

One

Wave

Japanese. Sounds cooler

for the

new

it's

Xanadu

kids.

KISS PSYCHO CIRCUS: THE NIGHTMARE CHILD//G0D Games/Fall: A first

person shooter, licensed to

kill.

The infamous 70s glam rock quarTodd McFarlane's comic book series) comes to DC. tet (lately of

Networklicious!

will

all-terrain vehicle.

Suburbia?

JEREMY MCGRATH SUPERCROSS 2000//Acclaim/Summer: No, not Jenny McCarthy, darn it. That would be cool.

JMS2Ks

stylings

you expect of

24

Official

LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER 2//Eidos/Spring 2001: Sequel to the much-touted gothic action adventure. Raziel is back in black and at it again, with new Kain-catching tricks

up his flesh-free sleeve.

got the tough this series,

with more options and modes, plus a retooled engine to suit DCs power.

"So that's when "But not before

I I

flushed him," said 'Christina'. took this pic to send to you."

Continued from page 22

said it all. Set to the hippest soundtrack against the coolest visuals ever, Jet Grind Radio is readying an inline-skatin' revolution;

Bizarrely, the evil Seaman, who she dubbed "Seamanem," jumped out of the tank and bit her.

Master,

Roomania #203

...

JET GRIND RADIO//Sega/Fall: Weve

SAFARl//Sega/TBA: Not yet announced for DC, this arcade title have you roping rhinos and giraffes from the cozy comfort of an

dictionary: repeat

DREAMCAST'S HOT HUNDRED

JAMBO

of the "weirdest videogames ever" got weirder this week, as one of our readers wrote in to tell us she'd found a "hidden character" in Seaman. 'Christina' reported raising a pasty, heavy-lidded Seaman that was "way more obnoxious and badtempered than any Seaman I've ever seen." "He was a total bottom-feeder. And all he would say is 'My name is ' over and over. It got really annoying. I asked him to stop, but he said, "If you mess with me I'll f#£r@in' KILL you."

Sakura Wars Sonic Adventure, Chu Chu Rocket Space Channel 5

that’s cool

www.marscolonymusic.com.

The Real Slime Shady

Eternal Arcadia,

Seisaku-bu Well,

at

Sega Rally, Star Wars Arcade Typing of the Dead

Arrogant, yet yearning for prole cred

R&D 8

I

Get Bass

name?

of CRI

R2D2ofC3P0 Maker

Trying for

LOONEY TUNES SPACE RACE//lnfogrames/Fall: Styled after the cartoon franchise and looking just

Dreamcast Magazine Sept /Oct 2000

as

hip,

Bugs and

friends will race to

the finish line in typical wacky kart style with weapons, power ups.

MAGFORCE RACING//Crave/Now: In your neat magneticized craft, you'll be looping the loop in races on various Dramamine-indicated courses, while collecting weapons and powerups.

and plenty

of objectives. Play as the if you’re feeling civic-minded, or as the street avengers, if you

NFL BLITZ 2001//Midway/Septem-

cops,

ber: Adrenaline-charged arcade

want

for the

to

go on a vigilante rampage.

aims

knock it loose. Plenty of skaters and courses; the title We'll see.

to

tricks,

may change.

MARVEL VS. CAPCOM

2:

NEW AGE

OF HEROES//Capcom/August: Lightning-paced fighting action with everyone's favorite characters, from good ol' Spidey and his ilk to the

more obscure Capcom fighters. Goodies galore.

MAX STEEL//Mattel Interactive /September: He's a street-smart fish-out-of-water in a world he never made. Just kidding. Using characters and situations from the Saturday morning CG series, Max

football that'll

whet your appetite

sim heavy NFL2K1. Muchos moves, strategies and codes.

MTV SKATEBOARDING//THQ/TBA: With Tony sitting pretty atop the skating roost, THQ's licensed title

Steel has action, adventure and lots o' platforming surprises.

METROPOLIS STREET RACER//Sega/Fall: British boy racing on international streets takes an

amazing graphical turn. It's a slick car racer, moving in to oust games like Ridge Racer for the crown.

SUPER RUNABOUT//lnterplay /September: Following up Felony 1179 on PlayStation, it's a missionbased car game with crazy vehicles

NFL QUARTERBACK CLUB 2001//Acclaim/Fall: Acclaim's followup in the Quarterback Club franchise. Acclaim seems determined to bring the series back to its original glory.

MR. DRILLER//Namco/Out Now: The cutest mascot ever drills his way through Skittles-colored blocks in order to free his town and mes-

We'd

tell

but then we'd have to

you more,

make

stuff up.

merize the world. Addictive arcade puzzling. Mission accomplished.

THE MUMMY//Konami/September: Action adventure based on the hit film. Play as Brandon Frasier-or at least his screen counterpart-in

order to collect goodies, mies and win the girl.

kill

ene-

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came,

it

saw,

kicked much hiney ... ODCM was getaway car

it

Dreamcast Stole E3 and there to drive the

Me had our doubbs. okay? We

admit it. All of the news before this Dreamcast at the hands of its us down. But upon arrival at the that if Dreamcast is, in fact, on its deathbed, it’s going to be the most beautiful corpse ever (which would make us all necrophiliacs—who knew?). Instead of the sombre, cavernous booth void of interest that all of the pundits were predicting, the bustling Sega space was clearly alive and kicking. Its pulse was the sheer amount of playable games on display; its brain was the large tented area sectioned off and dedicated to its fully playable online titles; its— urn— nether vitals had to be the bountiful stage acts that kept the crowd enthralled. From the Space Channel 5 show featuring the wiggles (and wig) of Ulala to an exhibit devoted to that amphibious misanthrope, Seaman, Sega’s slogan should’ve been “more, more, more!” year’s

E3 pointed

to the inevitable death of

competitors, and the hype

was

Los Angeles Convention Center,

really getting

we decided

Ule gob bo plag games like Jet Grind Radio, Ready 2 Rumble 2 and even Quake 3 Arena! One Sega representative claimed that over 100 titles were shown at the show for Dreamcast, and we won’t argue with that number. So all in all, E3 turned out to be a pretty good antidote to apprehension. Just as the Grinch’s heart grew three sizes on that special day, our

little

nagging doubts grew

first ten minutes. And the best part was that it ruled: it strutted its networked and non-networked stuff for the none of the tentativeness or spotty marketing that has sometimes

three times smaller after only the

Sega

just

knew

public with

weakened its presence in the past. The company does have its work cut out

for it. But unquestionably, DC owners in 2000— and most likely, in the next year, too. And the rather keen-looking host of micro-mini Space Channel 5 back-up dancers certainly didn’t hurt Sega’s cause, either.

are going to get the best of everything the industry has to offer

clad

SO here

LUO ore: all tired out from fighting off booth babes (shyeah, right) and combating rabid otaku for cool tchachkes...not to mention collecting tremendous exclusives for our readers, of course. Now, it’s time to toddle off to all those really dreadfully boring (read: insanely fun) star-studded E3 parties.. .b but

<sy Show: Space Dhoooel S Soccers & E3— down—

Bests Floor

Putting on the most entertaining (and eye-teasing) show at hands Sega packed ’em into its booth, in the open spaces surrounding a massive stage. Every 20 minutes, Ulala and a bevy of beauties (appealing both to gentlemen AND ladies) would dazzle the crowd with a spectacular show: And if you missed it, they’d show up above the SC5 kiosks for a peep show straight out of a '60s spy movie.

don’t cry for us. We’re always willing to risk our sobriety,

our dignity (Evan really got

fanboys

in

down and

dirty with

a bunch of

a fight over the last Morolien blow-up toy)

even our sanity,

all

“for

and

the kids.” Read on for each editor’s

take on the festivities and, more importantly, the stars of the

show—the games!

Until

next year.

The entire Sega booth was devoted to a massive number of PLAYABLE upcoming titles, with special attention paid to the ones that utilized Dreamcast’s online compatibilities. Plus—NFL2K1 and Quake 3 were up and running online!


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the videogame event of the year.

For three days in May, 62,000 retailers, developers, investors and journalists invade the LA Convention Center to explore the Electronic Entertainment Expo, where they view and play over 2400 of the hottest new products in interactive entertainment For three nights, these

same people will

party until they

embarrass themselves and their employers. At least—that’s what we

did...

Babe Babble! Who would win

in

a

fight:

Lara or Ulala? Let’s

examine their strengths and weaknesses. Lara Croft (as modeled by 17-year-old Lucy Clarkson, above) is built like a brick—urn, oven. She could schlep one of TR’s giant boxes all the way from New York to Pasadena

without breaking a sweat. Ulala (at left, played by Kelley Cooper) on the other hand, looks like an underfed chicken. Based on bulk alone, we ought to bet on Lara...but we wouldn’t. We suspect that Ulala isn’t the kind of girl who fights fair—and that Lara gets homesick and cries a lot. Really, who would you pick?

DREAMCAST'S HOT HUNDRED

human

One

to figure out

of the first realtime strategy

it

all in is

on.

strategy at a time.

gamers everywhere will be

POD

order going

to

back

it

up,

able to race against one another online in various vehicles across ten new

tracks "with interactive events."

the masses, pick up your sword/staff as one of the numerous heroes and cooperate with

POWER STONE 2//Capcom/August:

PICASSIO//TBA/TBA: Stealthy action adventure from the land of

Capcom's

to the highly original,

Power Stone.

entrepreneurs got a taste of this sim on last issue's demo disc and the

full

tale

from rags

ROGUE SPEAR//Majesco/TBA: The port of the Rainbow Six sequel guaranteed to be underway by the

‘n’

Fourplayer frenetic fighting reaches

slash antics for the

DC

version

ARENA//Sega/September: It's Quake and it's coming. Need we say more? It's III

going to be online. You'll never leave the house again.

crumpets and such. Play an art thief and steal your way across different

QUEST OF THE BLADEMASTERS

about pro bowling. You'll aim for the

museums

//Ripcord/ November: Loads of

pins

and knock 'em down

lots of

modes to choose

in this

but oddly cool

from.

Silly

shoes not included.

www.dreamcastmagazine.com

PLANET OF THE APES//Fox /November: Those damn dirty apes are at it again and you play the

to riches.

company that brought you

is

the oft-

Maraca madness looms largely on the horizon as Sega prepares to unleash the musical mayhem on the US. It's fun and it counts as aerobic exercise. It might sell for as much as $100, but we'll keep you posted.

SAN FRANCISCO RUSH 2049//Midway/September: Futuristic take on the ol' Rush formula. An arcade port with some DC-exclusive goodies.

READY 2 RUMBLE 2//Midway /November: More boxers, more wackiness and an even bigger tongue planted firmly in its cheek. Expect one-hit KO's and loads more features to be included. Online? Yes.

PBA TOUR BOWLING 2//Bethesda PBA sets the record straight network-compatible sports sim with

version will sport the entire

delayed, but finally available original.

QUAKE

/Fall:

while avoiding detection.

SAMBA DE AMIGO//Sega/TBA

RAILROAD TYCOON II//G0D Games/Summer: Up and coming

Insanity pills not included.

PRINCE OF PERSIA 3D//Mattel

ll//UbiSoft/September: With

an elaborate story

/Early 2001 Sonic Team's ambitious effort to bring online roleplaying to

strangers across the net.

a feverish pitch with

sequel

/September: A retooled DC port of the PC sequel to one of the most enduring action adventure games ever. Mattel promises more hack

highly contagious

DC, you'll have a chance to fend off the media and the enemies through 16 missions. Giving peace a chance, one realtime

:

compatible, Quake-like shooting. Loads of maps; up to four players can play on the same machine. Throw it online and players will multiply like rabbits.

willing to risk

what the heck Rock me, Dr. Zaius!

titles to hit

PHANTASY STAR ONLINE//Sega

OUT TRIGGER//Sega/Q4: Network

Continued from page 24

PEACEMAKERS//UbiSoft/September:

RED DOG//Sega/TBA:

multiplayer online minigames will

tank-type thang

be running amuck in the network compatible counterpart to

that

Ripcord's action RPG.

really

Argonaut's

is one of the games has always just been on the edge of release in the US. Now it’s

coming. No,

really-it

Sept/Oct 2000

is.

Official

Dreamcast Magazine 29


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Electronic Entertainment Expo 2000

Top S SB Games oF bhe Shorn The

Cream

of a

Creamy Crop!

Fun, frenetic

and borderline

illegal,

Sega’s ode to futuristic inline skating gone criminally wrong looked great and played even better. A long line of gamersl

up against a wall of kiosks can’t be wrong, can they? Well, not about video games at any rate. lined

Grandia

Sbupid Invaders misoni

II (UbiSoFbJ

Francesca nearly cried for joy when she

saw

a playable version of

Is there an orthodontist in the house? Take a look at these choppers! For the

Game Arts’

upcoming RPG masterpiece in UbiSoft’s booth. Smooth and gorgeous, this was the veritable star in the niche crown at

styled alien fest—and

the show.

The DC gods are

point-and-click-er in us

unveiled

its

all,

UbiSoft

Honestly, no. They’ve just

playable code for this cartoonit

looked amazing.

definitely smiling

GFL BHI/GGG Bill

on

(Segal

Network play, uploading stats, head-tohead match-ups.. .has Sega gone mad?

us.

gone online

and we couldn’t be

happier. Improved

we

can’t wait to scrim

graphics aside,

against strangers and friends.

UFG WravB One

of the

most

heavily hyped titles

at E3, Crave’s polygonal brawlfest

is

looking and playing better than ever.

And and

with an increasingly reversal

moves

deep counter

list, it

may have

the brains to back up the brawn.

DREAMCAST'S HOT HUNDRED SANITY: AIKEN’S ARTIFACT//Fox

SEAMAN//Sega/Summer:

Interactive/TBA: Yet another Fox Interactive treat for DC owners with the DC port of the PC action RPG with plenty of 'psychic' issues to deal with. Full report next issue.

through a microphone and into your television. Your TV houses a surly man-fish who grows right before your eyes. Sound strange? It is and we’ve reviewed it in this very issue.

SEAD00 HYDRO CROSS//Vatical /TBA: With a name like 'SeaDoo,' how can you possibly go wrong, we ask? Especially if said ‘SeaDoo’ is attached to a wondrous jetski-like racing

title.

SHENMUE//Sega/Winter: Dubbed and possibly subbed, Suzuki's magnum opus adventure game is

Talk

SEGA GT//Sega/September: Loads of and some very

SILENT SCOPE//Konami

what Sega’s betting on to be THE premiere Gran Turismo-killer-app.

Bass Fishing takes one giant leap across the mountains and heads for the deep sea with this arcade port

mother

of the

A DC

of all fishing

counterterrorist troops.

the sniper

SEGA SPORTS NBA2K1//Sega /October:

The boys are back

in

town

and ready to take to the courts in the online-compatible hoops jam to bring

down the house. No kidding.

games.

SEGA SPORTS WSB2K1//Sega

30

Official

Dreamcast Magazine

Sept/Oct 2000

/Summer: While compatible,

it

it

ain't

does look

online like

it'll

rifle

It

ain't

peripheral, but

got it

still

rocks.

SILVER//lnfogrames/Summer: Action RPG of PC proportions as you play David and must rescue your

luwerly wiwee from the clutches of the evil emperor, Silver. Check out our review.

port is underway.

SEGA SPORTS NFL2K1//Sega /September: It’s all about the pigskins and playing against your pals via the www. How much better can it get? Read our preview in this issue.

to

Ops Omega

be released this

Now: Kart(man) racing

style with all the usual M-rated hijinks of the foulestmouthed kids to surface in the US pop culture conscious since,

SPAWN//Capcom/October: Multiplayer madness and plenty

well...ever.

plenty of action muscle. Let ‘er

done South Park

dark, this

of

moody characters populate

comic book wundershooter with rip.

sniper-rifling antics of

to

SEGA MARINE FISHING//Sega/TBA:

goodness

summer. /Available

/September: The arcade smash finally gets its console due with the

simulation-like handling all add up

Wah.

by

small kittens and leather jackets.

cars, loads of options

follow up the Spec

SOUTH PARK RALLY//Acclaim

nearing release. Expect to be

Immersed™ and mesmerized

running. Sonic will be there with his pals in this Mario-Party-ish rumble.

be

a winner. With development being

SONIC SHUFFLE//Sega/October:

done in Japan, this is one baseball sim to keep an eye out for.

It’s all

about multiplayer party gets up and

games when SegaNet

SPEC OPS ONLINE//Ripcord /November: The counterterrorist online-ready add-on pack that will

STAR LANCER//Crave/September: An online shooter with looks that could kill-and they virtually do. Control spaceships and dogfight through the milky way. Plays

smooth and looks

really purty, too.

STAR WARS BOMBAD RACING //Lucas Arts: Aarrgh! It's superdeformed Star Wars racing done with Jar Jar Binks! Expect kart-racing to reach a new level

when

this hits shelves.

www.DailyRadar.t


The world's most insane tag-team fantasy fighting series

the

is

beyond belief in Marvel

vs.

Capcom 2 for

Sega Dreamcastl An unprecedented total

of 56 playable characters include the debut of Jill

from Resident Evil", Tron and her Sen/ebots and Cable from Marvel Comics fame. Experience

arcade perfect fighting with 3 on 3 tag-team

battles,

unbelievable control and hyper-fast animation.

Pick a fight with legendary

and Super Heroes from prepare

to

the

Capcom

characters

Marvel Universe and

be amazed.

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Animated Blood Suggestive Themes

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Sega

strikes again with this truly

bizarre ‘trucker sim’, 18-Wheeler.

Believe

it

or not, the

game

is

really

fun to play, proving Sega’s knack for

making the ordinary extraordinary. and extended middle

Catcalls

fingers not included.

Nobody— not even our trusty ODCM spies—saw this one coming. One of the show’s most under-hyped, hype-worthy titles, AFO has graphics, gameplay and gimmics to lust after. A full preview awaits, on page 60 of this issue.

While rumors had been swirling around the imminent release of Yu Suzuki’s excellent racer, nobody knew just how far along it actually was. Sega and Acclaim have teamed up to get this baby out the door, and it’s looking great.

Babe Babble 2! Perhaps our favorite videogame industry cliche is the gratuitous “Booth Babe" parade that goes hand in hand with every trade show, be itTGS or E3 (or an Orthopedic Footware Expo, for that matter). Here’s your chance to compare and contrast. We were boggled and bamboozled by the number of lovely women working the floors and pounding the aisles.

After finishing their organic chemistry girls

STREET FIGHTER

III:

TEST DRIVE V RALLY//lnfogrames:

THIRD

STRIKE//Capcom/Out Now: More 20 goodness

minds good.

at

Capcom.

Rally cars are here! Infogrames'

from the

Street Fighter

Urn,

it

latest racing fest

is

dedicated to

muddy tracks and mastering

fights real

What more can we say? No,

your powersliding

skills.

really.

UFC//Crave/September: No holds barred fighting comes to Dreamcast with excellent, high poly models, great fighting action, and the brother of that "Let's Get Ready to Rumble” guy. Very, very fun.

VIRTUA TENNIS//Sega/July:

VIP//UbiSoft/November: Pamela Lee Anderson and the girls from the hit TV series get polygonal in the action/adventure title built for interactivity— or something like that.

WACKY RACES//lnfogrames/Now:

Best.

the

Game.

full

Ever.

See

review of the

these

WORLD'S SCARIEST POLICE

for yourself in

game

final,

come to E3 to make some spending money.

in this

month's Test Zone. Yes, it's our lead story. Yes, you're shocked. Play the game, and you'll be shocked too.

CHASES//Fox Interactive/November: Can't get enough watching cops Well, now you can live it in Fox s latest smash-em, crash-em, racing adventure.

smash bad guys?

THE NEXT TETRIS//Sega/TBA: Head STUNT GP//lnfogrames/September:

to head tetris done across the internet in a friendly manner with monkeys. No, we're serious. This game’s got wondrously cute

Gravity-defying, bowel-stirring racer with an emphasis on stunts and trick performing for extra points and excellent opportunistic graphics.

STUPID INVADERS//UbiSoft/Sept: A 2D fest of point-and-click is about to hit. We are prepared to get no work out of either Evan nor Chris. It's that cool.

proportions

monkeys

SYDNEY

2000//Eidos/September: Officially licensed Olympics shenanigans in the form of track and field, as well as diving, kayaking and other button pounding activities.

to

cheer you on.

TOKYO XTREME RACING

2//Crave: Two-player's been cancelled, but if street racing (with

you've

come

no

jaggies),

to the right place.

SYSTEM SHOCK 2//Vatical/TBA:

TONY HAWK 2//Activision/Sept:

Now: Mascot wackiness in the form super colorful Neo and his Pao Pao Park friends as you magnetize your way through

Very cool surprise announcement by the publishers of E.G.G. A space shooter with very impressive

The Hawkman returns to the scene in his upcoming skatefest with all new features and more tracks. See

adventure elements and action goodness. More to follow.

full report in this issue, including an interview with the man. himself.

platforming levels.

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Official

Dreamcast Magazine

Sept/Oct 2000

review

actually kids.

is in this

WWF ROYAL RUMBLE//THQ/Fall: 20 licensed wrestlers with four-on-four action in the big ring. Could this be

the

game

that wrestling fans have

been waiting

for

on DC.

Our

very issue.

you're looking for another dose of

SUPER MAGNETIC NE0//Crave/0ut of the

It's a licensed cartoon racer with loads of personality and that cool cel shading technique that seems to be so hip with the kids these days. Maybe because it was so damn hip

when we were

WALT DISNEY MAGICAL RACING TOUR//Eidos/Summer: Mickey and the rest of his posse hit the road in the grisliest gangbanging shootout ever on Dreamcast...NOT. Your typical light hearted kart racing fare with a license to boot is coming

your way!

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ODCM’s Party Games Spectacular A

cold midnight in front of

44

'ell.

back

Dave ’s house.

@^-$!@

I’m

I’m going

if

in there,” says Dina.

until that

“I was having a pretty good time damn monkey started throwing his

own poop

around.

And

chairs.

And

Falcon started throwing

Sonic threw a tantrum. Yeah...

happy bloody

birthday, Dreamcast! ...does Fran

know we’re

still up there trying come out of the bathroom?”

leaving, or is she

to get Sonic to “I

don’t know...

And

I

don’t suppose,” says Dan,

very, very calmly, “That

Seaman

is either,

celebrate Dreamcast’s

you happen to know where

reminisce about

#$%A

n

public.

!!!

Twelve months

martinis

[Flashback to earlier that evening]

first

last year’s

when Sega unleashed

do you?"

Dina turns as white as a ghost. “Holy

its

all

began innocently enough: just a group

ODCM

staff, getting

No one could

of

would happen

together to

ODCM

and

to

of Love,

stirred the

and phoned up a few famous polygonal

friends to join in on the It

friends on the

birthday

September

128bit beast on the

later,

(fully

expensed) festivities.

possibly have predicted

what

next...

[continued on page 36]

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL SEXTON

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CHARACTER ILLUSTRATIONS BY NASKA

C.


The ladies at Cake Creations in San Mateo, CA took personal pride in this work of leavened genius. They even sculped the Dreamcast’s rear ports in frosting! We thought about plugging it into the TV to see if a giant eclair (or something else of the pastry ilk) would come up on the screen, but thinking so we ate it.

made

us hungry

Blow It Out! dug

Here's to one great year and for a

we

complete

100 great games (see The Goods list)!

Dreamcast played host and rhythms

of

notorious

Amigo. Space Channel lU

UK **

Virtua Tennis

5,

and Power

Stone- and then

ODCM

we

broke the seal on one of our

Total Fun! paks (cute date sold all

of the key

ingredients for a top-shelf Dreamcast bender:

Samba de

|

* I

into three layers of bakery fresh heaven,

For atmosphere,

separately), which includes

played Dreamcast, grooving to the gameplay

we blew

flowers to be delivered to assorted irate girlfriends

1 US Dreamcast, 1 Japanese Dreamcast 4 control pads. 4 maracas. 1 goat

And mic

large granola/yogurt/fruit

salad (Fran’s special poison)

Dreamcast cake, and

Phone numbers

of local florists, for ordering

all

night

Peat moss

1 exceptionally

out the candle on our

who’ve been waiting up

1 donkey/guy from NextGen packet of donkey tails (with thumbtacks) !1

DJ

for this party, to really

Shadow tearin' the (a.k.a.

Vince

do

tables.

it

up,

we added:

Chuck D

rippin'

& the Crack Monkey)

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moments

the


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EARLIER THAT EVENING

Samba was

holding a baggie of water.

a good way

‘to

get things started’. “Si! Si! Vith

hopping around “Oh,

game “Si

I

get

it,”

in front of

his

paws and

senor!

And everytime you ween you also

And eef you draw, you have of tequila?”

was

all

gone

living

up your [censored] Aiiiiieeeeeeeeeee!!!!”

STAR POWER “Speaking of bastards,” said Evan, peering out of

professional videogaming tennis.

the window,

player-likenesses provide grand opportunities to be funny

someone else’s virtual expense. [For the record, ODCM finally started saying “no" to Next Gen when they ask matches ; winning every match has apparently lost its charm -Ed.] [NOT! - Fran

“Nice,” said Dina.

throwing poop at us

“I

hope he doesn't start the chimps at the zoo

like

MULTIPLAYER TIP: The best way to wow your opponents is to drop a spectacularly fiendish corner serve by lightly tapping the analog stick down and to the specified corner, then lightly lobbing the ball into place.

stinker that

is difficult

It’s

a real

to return.

The gang’s all here and ready to shake a racquet (or four), but first

must is

COM COM

Official

we

find out where Dina hiding her hands.

Q

Dreamcast Magazinte Sept/Oct 2000

them

upstairs

and

into the house.

big the lawsuit will

Seaman

“I

think

“He's

Seaman has

stretch limo

in

cool,” said

drew up

Blake ( Next Gen’s Features Editor) arrived at the party, he brought hats and matching maracas for all. Dina fainted. He was promptly

arrived.”

to the curb

Dave by the

collar.

Seaman? Do you have any

you do with do.”

be

situation." Everyone

A black

freak!" cried

The

Sonic looked up at Dave. “Hey blondie!

“Bastard.”

When

the gutter, dropping

Where’s your bathroom?” Dave pointed down the hall, and Sonic swept inside and slammed the

party?

has

.

in

flapped desperately on the

“Damn, the neighbors are gonna

Splat.

at

for

down

face

Seaman

door. Chris grabbed

with balls a-flying into the short-shorted world of frightening

fell

everywhere.

hustled

the tequila

Grudge Watch #74 was decided by Evan’s sudden foray into the kitchen in search of Ulala, which clearly constituted a forfeit. Doubles tennis is the key to getting three of your friends in on the action with you: and it’s SO much better than bridge. Set your own rules in Exhibition Mode or go for the jugular in Arcade Mode, and you’re catapulted

And the

tripped and

whole operation took about ten seconds. later,

room, shouting “Samba! Samba! Steek maracas

EVAN:

arm—

hauled himself out of the limo. Failing to see

the curb through his totally black lenses, he

with one hand and Sonic with the other, and

“Si.”

Twenty minutes

VS.

there with him!”

Dave. He ran outside and grabbed Seaman (who was already being stalked by the neighbor’s cat)

to...”

and Amigo was doing laps around the

FRAN

is in

sidewalk, gasping for water.

“Every time you ween?” Chris asked.

“Slam a shot

think Michael Jackson

The hand was followed by a wiry blue

and Sonic the Hedgehog, wearing wraparound RayBan sunglasses and a waist-holstered Palm

the baggie: which broke and splattered

the TV. “Te-qui-la!”

said Chris. “Every time you lose

you have to slam a shot.”

have to slam a shot.”

“Si.

“I

yelled Evan.

Pilot

van leetle mo-di-fi-ca-tion,” added

Amigo the Samba monkey, rubbing

99 .

outside and a white-gloved hand appeared,

The monkey was the first to arrive, along with Blake from Next Gen and his favorite pair of maracas. Samba De Amigo clearly isn’t a game, to them: it’s lifestyle. Suavely, Blake suggested that a few rounds of

in your.

if

“What idea

did

how

that fish dies at our

could put us

in

exchanged

the fish tank, Chris.

a very sticky looks. It’s

cool, dude.

It’s

Dave, reassuringly.

“Actually,

I

don't think

it’s

peering into the tank. Inside,

that cool,” said Dina,

Seaman was

arguing with the resident goldfish.


GALAXY GIRL Meanwhile,

the kitchen, Space Channel 5's

in

was busy ignoring Dan, Blake, his monkey and Evan, while talking animatedly Ulala

to her

agent on her cellphone.

“So tell Regis I’ll be there tomorrow morning to start taping...no, don’t care what Kathie Lee says... She just doesn’t I

me

want let’s

put

sitting next to her... Well, Stan, it

gravity bra,

what

I

way—one

wears a zeroand the other needs one. Know

this

of us

mean?’’

Evan, fueled by his third martini and

desperate to avoid the newly revived Sonic,

who was already waxing nostalgic— not for the first time— about the Genesis days, steadied himself with one arm on the fridge (neatly pinning Ulala) luck.

He

slurred,

and decided

to try his

“Oooooohhhhhhh...

Laaaaaaaaaahhhhh... Laaaaaaaaaahhhhh,” in

what he thought was a

breathy, sexy,

French sort of voice, which really sounded just like

an old dog snoring.

Ulala stared at him. Hard. “Er, like,

cool,

yeah! So. Um. Yeah. Cool. That’s

the way

I

like to

say your name.

It’s

you know? Like, yeah. Um.” Said Evan,

flaunting his brilliance. “Yes. That’s lovely. Unfortunately,

happen

to

speak

I

don’t

English,” said Ulala

(enunciating clearly). “And

have to go

I

somewhere.”

Evan; “No, really, babe.. .I’m getting the

“Where?” Said Evan. “Over here,” she replied, and took two steps to the

band back right.

“Awww...come on!

Gimme

together and think see a

a date, why

I

I

.dance routine in your little

dontcha! Or a kiss?” pleaded Evan,

puckering up.

future...”

“I’m seeing a Morolien, thanks,”

snapped, and stormed

off into

she

Ulala: “You are

so going home

the lounge.

alone, babe.” [continued on page 38]

Space Channel 5 NOW PLAYERS 1

PUBLISHER SEGA RELEASE DATE OUT

THE NIGHT WAS YOUNG: Which was probably why our

and we were sober. and of a crowd of

party rounds with Ulala

her pet Moraliens didn’t gather

much

onlookers; most folks (including Ulala herself) were

hanging out with the vodka But

all

martinis aside,

game, or not? The answer

is

in

still

the kitchen.

Space Channel 5 a good party depends on whether or not

really

your friends are the kind of people

who

get into chanting

“Up, Down, Up, Down, Chu, Chu, Chu!”— and whether they're

new to the game. The real party factor of SC5 is its groovy soundtrack, which can be blared via Dreamcast’s wondrous stereo capabilities without actually playing the game. Crank the sound and get

‘chu-ing.’

MULTIPLAYER

TIP:

Set up rounds to see

Get the ladies to join

who can

in

on the fun.

get the furthest, and reward

the winner with— well— it’s your party, you figure

PARTY RATING:

it

out.

9 99

“Fueled by his third martini Evan decided to i

Twist of lime: a good pair of turntables. Cocktail onion: the guy who drinks all of your beer and is therefore the last guy who's going to get in a car to go buy you some more. Pretty scrappy logic, Dan.

try his

luck”


— Dina: "Wouldn’t you know I’d be the one who ends up with

Seaman

in

my

drink."

The rest

of the team: "Oh. If we only had a dime for every time we've heard that at a staff party...”

Powerstone 2 PUBLISHER

CAPCOM RELEASE

DATE

AUGUST PLAYERS

1-4

FIGHT. FIGHT. FIGHT! The trick is to keep it quiet enough so your busybody neighbors don’t call the police; firepowered torches and earthshaking tanks can get a little loud. With plenty of male, female and non-human characters to choose from, there's a fighter for nearly everyone at any party. Play co-op with another friend to beat down the competition or get less civilized and opt to obliterate all in your path (including loved ones). Just plug in

enemies

and get bashing with all sorts of weaponry. But be prepared for more than just a straight-

four controllers

ahead

fight-you'll

have to

some other skills like swimming to show your party

flex

running, jumping and even

attendees who the boss

MULTIPLAYER 1

j

.

f j

Sr®*

TIP:

It

is.

s a

wise idea to unlock the three extra stages and two secret i

1 -A i

characters to vary the choices for

your guests. Save them to a

VMU, grab an Arcade

Stick or

two, and you're ready to go.

PARTY RATING:

True four-player madness begins with Power Stone 2.

And it ends when someone forgets to bring three extra

DC

controllers.

Power Stone 2 balances the blend of versus fighting and cooperative play with a huge variety of environments and small objectives during rounds. Chris gets ’hardcore' with the handsigns. laughed. We were puzzled.

We

WHERE

SEAMAN?

IS

monkey throwing poop

“There's a

in

your lounge,”

said Ulala to Dave. “I

know," he replied. “And there’s a fish that looks

like Boris Yeltsin fighting

dining room. all

of

And

with

my

goldfish

there’s a drunken

my baby quiches

in

in

the

hedgehog eating

“I

when Dan

angry-looking

“Now

raised the alarm.

Seaman

the tank, Dave. There’s just an

around

in

is

going to

kill

me,” despaired

Fran spotted him

first.

far.”

She pointed an accusatory

who was sipping her (eighth) martini. Seaman in your glass!” She shouted.

finger at Dina,

gasped everyone. mean, ‘There’s Seaman!

corrected Fran.

46

stay there while let

in

out a

the

the

wave

I

into the toilet bowl.

fill

up the bath,” she

of expletives as

that’s

when

all hell

...In

your glass!’”

broke loose

After a couple of Sapporos,

and Rouge were going

at

had been showing her

his

it

and hungry said.

he splashed

In

the lounge.

Turns out Falcon

new moves, and

accidentally KO’d her (and Dan) less than impressed,

in

Power Stone’s Falcon full tilt.

in

the process. Then,

Rouge made a grab

for his

the ensuing commotion, no

one noticed the blue hedgehog slipping the bathroom again...

There’s Seaman in your glass!”

Don’t be an Evan! We all know someone like Evan: brash, obnoxious

toilet.

um — power stones.

“Urgh!” I

for

PARTY CRASHERS And

“Goldfish aren’t sharks, Dave,” said Dan. “Get

everyone looking for him. He can't have gotten

“Er...

about

on," said Dina, looking wildly

fish.”

“Oh, crap. Chris

Dave. “Did he get eaten?"

“There’s

“Hang

bathroom and plopped him

know,” said Dave, solemnly.

“Seaman's not

drown!” wailed Fran. nearest source of water. She rushed into the

the kitchen.”

“This party’s weird,” said Ulala.

That’s

And there he was, flopping and gulping about in mumbling something about guppies and skewers and hot boiling oil. “There’s not enough liquid in there for him— he’ll Dina’s martini,

furtively into

for

refined sugars, he’s never heard phrases like ‘BYOB’ and 'You don't have to go home, but you can’t stay here.'


66

PROPER PARTY ETIQUETTE What happens when otherwise good party guests go bad? How do you handle it when friends (or famous friends, more

Fun’ Pak, Dave’s bestselling Feng Shui of Bein' Cool!

appropriately) begin trashing your house and

of

wisdom:

3.

consuming everything in sight? For advice, we decided handy book packed in every ODCM ‘Total

1.

Go

they retreat outside, then turn the hose on them. Lock

to turn to the

'

irr I

1

j-

jH

Dave: “Hey, HEY! Didn't ! tell you guys not to fight inside th6 house! And you! If you make that face, it might just get stuck that way!” Falcon and Rouge “Yes,'Mr: Dave., we promise to behave... (snicker)” Dan: “Yeth, Mithtuur Dbaye...(hic).. -

.

:

.

Hey, look! in

my

A

lap!”

1

99

If they refuse to leave turn the hose on than'

pretty

HI’

lady jus'

fell

fw

In

Chapter 10/Do your girl a party favor: save the save the relationship! we found these words

furniture,

outside and turn on the hose. 2. Approach the

‘misbehaving’ guest with caution, confidence and/or a

r '^

/

mr-

if

hr

,

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concealed blunt object. Show no fear, in any circumstances. Speaking slowly and soothingly, ask

them If

to leave the premises.

they refuse, brandish your object menacingly

doors securely

for

the rest of the evening.

until


Earlier this evening, Dina replaced Evan’s regular hat with this party cap to see if he would notice the difference, Let's watch!... All right, it’s still on his head... yes, it's still on... Clearly, this new party headgear passes Evan’s taste test!

the

It’s

you

Little!

Samba de Amigo

Yellow! Different! party hat

trust.

PUBLISHER SEGA RELEASE DATE TBA PLAYERS 1-2

YOU R US DRE AMG AST

is no longer safe from the maracas-shaking shenanigans of Sonic Team’s Samba de Amigo-and you’re no longer safe from a nappy old monster called the Macarena, which raises its ugly head on several of the game’s stages (clearly, the damn thing just can’t be killed). Part parlor game, part experiment in terror, the player is coaxed into stepping onto a flimsy plastic mat (kind of like how the victims of La Guillotine were coaxed into sticking their heads under the blade) and encouraged to shake their

maracas at head, hip or knee levels to match the patterns set by a bunch of hyperactive colored dots onscreen. Miss

a beat and

you’ll

be boo'd by your

friends,

loved ones and a whole parade of

A

shimmying carnival-esque characters. Hit the markers in time with the beat, and you’ll take a trip to a psychedelic playland where you’ll be greeted by a small monkey and his half-dressed cohort (which is, let’s face it, exactly what always happens when you enter a psychedelic playland, except without the maracas). Up to two players can shake the night away to a bevy of Latin-flavored tunes, and even the most hardened of partygoers will be waving maracas and

grinning fiendishly after a couple of rounds. Absolutely

no one is too cool for Samba. MULTIPLAYER TIP: It’s wise to save Samba for later in the evening when your guests are willing to do just about anything. Then crank up the tunes and get Its simple premise is perfect for newbies and a challenge to veterans. They’ll be lining up to play: we guarantee it. shaking.

The Goods

PARTY RATING:

FROM ZERO TO of the

100... The guest of honor was toasted for providing its journalistic family with some most important moments in its gaming lives. With the number of DC titles reaching triple digits, How many from the list have you played?

Year 1 has been good to us.

Expendable FI World Grand Prix FI Championship 99 Fighting Force 2

NBA Showtime NBA2K

SF Alpha 3 SF III: Double

Test Drive

TNN Hardcore Heat

Shadow Man

Tokyo Xtreme Racer

Blue Stinger Bust-A-Move 4

Flag to Flag

NFL Blitz 2000 NFL QBC 2000 NFL2K

Impact

Armada

Silver

Fur Fighters

NHL2K

Tomb Raider: TLR Tony Hawk

Carrier

Giga Wing

Nightmare Creatures 2

Centipede Chef's Luv Shack Chu Chu Rocket Crazy Taxi

GTA2

Omikron Pen Pen Triicelon Plasma Sword Power Stone

4-Wheel Thunder Aerowings Airforce Delta

Gundam

Slave Zero Sonic Adventure Soul Calibur

6 Time Stalkers

ProSkater Toy Commander

Make no mistake about it-Sega's Samba de Amigo is a team effort, and if you’re one of those “I’m too cool to really get into this

game but shuffle my feet a little” I'll

Side Story of the Dead 2 Hydro Thunder Incoming

Soul Fighter Soul Reaver

TrickStyle

maracas

Virtua Striker 2

take a nap.

1-Spy

Rainbow Six

Space Channel 5 Speed Devils SF III: Double

Virtua Fighter 3tb

Deep Fighter

DOA2 Draconus Dream Roadsters Dynamite Cop ECW: Hardcore

JoJo's Adventure

Rayman 2 Ready 2 Rumble RE: Code Veronica

Super Magnetic Neo

Wacky Races

Suzuki Alstare

Wetrix + Wild Metal

Revolution

KOF: Dream Match 99

Maken X Marvel Vs. Marvel Vs.

Capcom Capcom 2

MDK2

EGG Episode

House

I:

Racer

MK

Monaco Grand

Evoultion 2

Mr. Driller

2012

Re-Volt Rippin' Riders

Sega Bass Fishing Sega Rally 2

Gold

Evolution

Psychic Force

Prix

Seventh Cross: Evolution

Impact Striker Pro

2000

Racing Sword of the Berserk Tech Romancer Tee Off Golf

Vigilante

8

II

types, turn your In

and

2000.1 Virtual On: OT ver

Virtua Tennis

Worms Armageddon

WSB2K1

WWF Attitude Zombie Revenge

The Aftermath... IT’S

FINALLY

to get the hint

and

OVER...

and although a few stragglers have yet work is already beginning.

slink out the door, the real

For Dave, this consists of calling limos and cabs for those guests too

outta here you

blissed out to drive, and throwing everything into the kitchen sink which

be tossed onto the curb for garbage collection the next morning. Sounds easy, but try explaining to the neighbors why a Morolian UFO is parked in their front yard. Until next year...

will, in turn,

w No one is too

cool for

Samba”


Street Fighter® fans every-

where get a double-dose of double-trouble with Street Fighter

III:

Double Impact.

This explosive street brawl for the

Dreamcast ” contains

TWO arcade hits on one disc - Street Fighter

New Generation and Street Fighter

III:

Second Impact Loaded with a new

legion of fighters, Street Fighter III: Double

Animated Violence

Sega

III:

Impact is double dynam fa!

Sega

&NPJZOM

Dreamcast

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all

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debug stuff— it won’t

sully

that

the prodigious joy

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Tony Hawk's Pro

mmi

Skater 2 In its final boxed and shrfnkwrapped state

TEXT:

EVAN SHAMOON PHOTOS:

TONS HAWK'S PRO SKATER

2

such a sure thing thht, ftfhhkes death and taxes look like the frikkin' lottery. While | .PK'te^hiS and marketing departments spend millions of dollars in .futil^jfbrts to hype unending streams of often-mediocre product, the oni^' hype necessary for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is fifteen minutgsalone in a room with the game, followed by a cold shower and a cigarette. ODCM took a road trip down to sunny Los Angelfes^-the scene of the crime, and the home of geniuses behind “ the gaine to do just that. For .those of you who jus' don' know, Tony Hawk 2 has been founded on the same principles that made the original THPS so bWtgamever. It employs essentially the same engine and general contrQl;scheme that made its world-beating older brother so irresistable, combined with gorgeous, third-millennium graphics ;

hausEhold word

text on the

hand side

screen? Ignore just

a

arEn't Evsn tirsd of playing the first nnE, yEt.

is

..

s

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GRANT BRITTAIN

predecessor, an immediate classic. But how could they make a perfect game better, you ask? Well, the devil as they say in the trade is in the details: Think Tony Hawk's Pro Skater pulled apart with tweezers and rebuilt by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There're things in this game you never knew you needed. But you do.

[

[•

:

.

Nation.

Which means that

ncastmagazine.com

it's

bound

to be, like its

CHRIS RAUCH, NEVERSOFT

designer, summarizes the upgrade best: "The biggest addition, I think, is the customization aspect. We've put in a brand-new park editor, and you can customize almost everything: characters, levels, tricks, you name it. There are plenty of new levels to keep you busy. And hey, if we missed a spot.. .with the editor, chances are you can build it yourself."

Yup, you heard right. Gamers can tinker and enhance at will, and then grind the holy marrow out of their own skateparks. Selecting everything from ramps to rails to quarterpipes to

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#Dreamcast Mag;


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cosmetic elements like streetlights and fire hydrants, you can expect to be moving individual pieces all over the stage like a whole lotta legos. Over 200 items will be immediately movable when the game ships (Fortune Cookie say: "You will soon have no life."), and players can even modify their skaters' physical attributes, clothes and skills or create their own from scratch. You can give your guy a mullet, for chrissakes (for some great styling tips, check out www.mullethead.com).

IN

TERMS OF GAMEPLAY, THPS 2 includes a host of new tricks

nose/tailslides, nose/bluntslides, varial flip, a multitude of new grabs, expanded inverts, lip tricks, nollies, more realistic switch skating and most importantly

(see boxout). When they wipe out, players will see enhanced bails, nutters, slides, pole wraps, board breaks and wall splats. Although there was no motion capture done for this game, Tony and company did extensive video sessions for NeverSoft. Tony Hawk explains why: "We wanted the right people doing the tricks, not just me doing everyone else's tricks." And more good news: the hand done animation actually looks smoother and more realistic than last

manuals Ill rtidl IIIB, waiting at the top of the ramp and cheering or jeering— while catching your breath— is what you're doing a lot of the time when you skate. Skaters take turns, see. And it’s just the same in THPS 2 s various skating competitions, including a special skateboard version of the playground b-ball '

game

H-O-R-S-E. Of course, there’re also options for

simultaneous two-player action. In these modes, players compete in various activities— performing tricks to see who can rack up the most style points, racing between various obstacles on the tracks, or tagging different obstacles by tricking off of them in Grafitti Mode. Whether or not the Dreamcast version of Tony 2 will employ the console's four-player capability isn't known at this date, but it isn’t too unreasonable to expect. Right, Treyarch? Please? Thank you.

knee

mo-capped

year's

efforts.

You can compete against friends in the original Trick Attack, Graffiti and HORSE modes, plus check out a brand new Tag Mode. In addition, the new multiplayer contest disciplines of Regular and Best Trick enable 1-8 players to take turns skating heats in the competition levels of the game.

“I bought a Commodore E4 just Hi BH ODCM:

The Hawkman of Encinitas

CM

Waassaaaaabi.

TONY: Catchin' some True. true. Okay,

kicks

it

in

SoCal avec Mountain

Dew and

with the greatest skater ever

like,

“Tony

wiry chest

in the skate-ramp deprived eastern wastes

of this country,

ODCM editors Evan and Chris used to

where the sun always shines and the hanging out is easy...Where you can hire a plane to spot empty pools (oh, wait, that was Gleaming the Cube)... And where YMCAs feature not snot-filled indoor pools, but giant, pro-calibur fantasize about places like Encinitas, CA,

their

it's

tricks.

moms call the game

funny, 'cause

Tony

whenever talk to I

people at Activision they always talk about the success of Tony

Hawk’—to my face— like

dawn

some

landin’

call it?

Usually Pro Skater or THPS. But

Slurpees, toa...couling Growing up

air.

so everyone and

Hawk. What do you

Hawk

Our dreams came true this issue, with a pilgramage to one of the true holy sites of skating the Encinitas YMCA skatepark. We signed a liability waiver in blood, dodged a flying board or two and were jaw droppingly impressed by a private demo from the

the time

master. Then Tony Hawk took off his helmet and sat down, and told us everything we wanted to hear.

skating games...

skateparks.

is

he's this other entity.

doing great!" and I'm

It’s

strange. They're

like [squinting

down

at his

and arms] “Huh?"

Given the success of Tony Hawk-[Tony glares at us/—um. Pro Skater,

have you considered quitting the whole ’skateboarding thing'

become a

full-time

game

No! Not even close.

when

it

designer?

always been into games.

I’ve

came

I

played 720°

all

and bought a Commodore 64 just so So yeah, games are cool. Especially

out.

could play Skate or Die.

to

I

BHHH

I


Two days

before these

shots were taken, Tony thought he broke his knee in a failed attempt to do the 900 at this ramp’s grand re-opening. Did

.jjj-'

it ai t - aarti sni> iuu' tn» -•

And then there's

show during this

it

session? Not at

all.

When you Hawk, you do

the manual. On the ground or when you're landing an ollie, you can quickly press down-up or uptown to manual or nose manual— l.e., to roll forward balanced on the back or front trucks. It's basically just like a wheelie on a bicycle (although it isn’t called a wheelie, even on a bike—any mlnutae-minded gamer knows that in the jargon of freestyle BMX ft’s still called a manual). A manual works like a grind, racking

interview Tony in his office...

it

up points with every foot traveled, but it’s also a good way to stretch out your trick combo. If you aren’t near a grind-able rail, you can use the manual as a stopgap to keep up your chain.

w

There are three additional skaters in the game, who you can roll out some of the most legendary spots in the skating including Marseilles i l Skatepark, Manhattan and Skate Street Ventura. All of these locations are $1 now far more interactive, and littered with secret areas, short cuts, ramps||l and objectives. There's even talk of including unlockable mini-games, although none have been revealed at this time. Essentially, the game that $1 never got old is now infinitely deeper, tighter, and more flexible. [Evan's gratuitous pun that originally followed this sentence has been deleted. jjl You know. For the kids. -Ed.] Your thumbs are going to be in a world of pain, as will your grades/free time/relationships. But it's all good.

at

'.

AFTER WITNESSING what Treyarch did for Crave's Dreamcast || version of THPS, Activision has again enlisted the minds at that company Dreamcast port of its sure-fire sequel. And the LA-based developer appears to be grabbing the bull by the horns, the donkey by the Continued on page 48 tail, and the goat by the goat-nads in order to handle the

.J|

rail at the end No problem— pull a manual (see text above) and you can keep the combo chain going.

Can't jump to another of this grind?

couia play akatB nr uib. *'•

1

liSiliiSS across

it

an arcade and could hardly believe my eyes. But do, and all is that I'm a skater, that's what

in

the bottom line

I

of the other stuff is just—well— peripheral. But still

a lot of fun.

It's

awesome to have these

opportunities and to be so involved What other games are you into? I’m into

games

random weird everything

I

like

stuff

want.

I

in

the arcade?

Did you ever play Top Skater

in

TONY: Yeah, that was pretty

fun.

stepping stone to Pro Skater. didn't for

have

much

the timing).

I

It

It was actually kinda the was really good, but you

what the skater did (except though. mean, just stumbled

control over

dug.

it

I

I

tell

my

So how does

it's

in

it

feel to

I

'til

three every

wasn't very

house. At least with Pro Skater.

be

I

involved in

mean, we provided

it

wasn’t

like

Pro Skater

is

making what's probably

I

was Neversoft who made the game so

all

the references and

I

they were just trying to interpret

it

mean, those guys know what a is

for real.

gaming Zen—when you

puli

game, you basically feel like everything You know, maybe you had a

fight with

combo

a cool

is right in

your

in

the

the world. but

girlfriend,

if

you

can just jump from the rafter rail in the Chicago Skate Park and then grind the whole pool, you know everything will be fine... f Tony starts to

one of the top ten games of all time? Good, obviously. But, didn't really make the game. made suggestions as far as how to make the game true it

I

the tips— plus the skating motion capture— but it and ran. They really dove into skate

Neversoft just took

hardflip-to-nosegrind

wife I'm working.

to skating, but

all

however they could.

the game.

N64 and was up

my

fun to play.

culture;

cool

I

got an

popular with everyone

can

mean,

Parappa and Abe’s Oddworld—you know, like that. don’t really have time to play

night for awhile trying to beat Mario, so

I

I

right. I

edge away from the

ODCM team] Urn. first game? game was

Anyway, how can you possibly improve on the

know what you mean. But

I

feel like the first

just sort of a foundation for this one. There's

to do and so

away by the

many more fact that

it

tricks;

so much more

people are gonna be blown

could be (and

is)

that

much

better.

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izine

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And the ‘manual’ thing opens up a whole new door for crazy combinations...

What's your

TONY:

I’d

tricks.

I

favorite part of the

have to say

it’s

mean, the skatepark editor

is

own skateparks as much as people build—that's what

know

if

I

I

I

really

wanna

see.

have the patience to build the just like the

number

each guy up with whatever

me the

most.

I

love

How many tricks can you do have no idea.

I

mean,

I’ve

of tricks

tricks you

want—

usually estimated

not.

or

90

Okay. Think fast, here. You’re stuck on a desert

I

of tastes

island with

listen

listen to all

But odds are good that a boat

will

find you, eventually. Urryfor real-what are they? I

I

think that’s

will

be

into

guess The Clash on Broadway

,

I’ve listened to

that one a

lot,

and

still

I

kinds of stuff— love Jane's

subscription to

I

into

You know the Dead Kennedys track

in

game? That’s something that was

really into.

the

I

settle for the gift that

I

more

Then

do. Videogame? I’d definitely say Pro Skater 2. And the book...hmm. guess I'd just have to

my head. But my new Moby record.

I

No. Fine.

Disc 2.

it.

to?

Usually just the voices in latest obsession is the

one videogame, one CD and one book.

That sucks.

hip-hop

opens up a broader range

and more people

What do you

it

Hm. Can burn my own mix CD?

The game’s got both. it

is

the old stuff— LA, '80s, X, that kind of thing.

in real life?

80

time instead of punk?

It’s

Why

Addiction, but in terms of punk, I’m

new tricks. invented

this

very cool, because

personally, that’s the kind of thing that

I

later discovered

is

Well, yeah.

I’m looking

you can do, and the fact that you can hook

excites

we

What’s up with the soundtrack?

my

forward to skating the parks that other

perfect park.

[Asking around,

at “several hundred ” by seasoned Tony

great,

but I’m not looking forward to building

don’t

tricks...

that Tony's trick repertoire

new game?

the abundance of

first

keeps on giving—

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Maxim, but we believe he

really

meant

to

say

ODCM -Ed.] So someone throws something at you-a bus, say, or a piece of fried

chicken— with malice


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to satisfy

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For a guy who’s probably signed millions of autographs in his 17-year pro career, Tony Hawk retains an amazing amount of enthusiasm for dealing with fans—especially when they’re kids goofy magazine reporters). Case in point? Tony refused to start a run on the new vert ramp he’d just donated to the Encinitas YMCA (where these pix were shot) until he’d persuaded some of the (or

shyer kids to ‘help him out’ by yelling “Make it!” when he started a trick and “Wimp!" if he missed. Here, he's discussing the finer points of THPS with a few other experts. Does Tony know the button combo for every trick in THPS by name? Yes.

(Continued from page 45) to ensure that the game is seriously tuned for Sega’s uber-console. Los Angelinos like to say that "It takes 20 minutes to drive anywhere, dude." And after sitting in gridlocked traffic for half an hour awaiting our first chance to play THPS 2, we began to understand why freeway shootings used to be so common here when you're waiting to play THPS 2, everyone else on the road is your enemy.

from the coasting taxi, burst open the building's steel doors with a headfirst charge, and attach ourselves to a DC controller all in one fell swooping stumble. The first thing we notice is the solid graphical upgrade—which is only to be expected from any 128bit translation worth its salt. While the first game was beautiful on Dreamcast (and certainly a far cry from its chunky PlayStation and N64 bretheren), some (including yours truly) complained about its lack of graphical follow-through. Player models somehow failed to live up to Treyarch's lofty-sounding promise of "triple the number of polygons!" and the rendering of in-game 3D objects was a bit

Finally arriving at Treyarch's offices,

we manage

to barrel-roll

spotty, as well.

THIS TIME AROUND,

technical problems have been thoughtfully addressed. "In the first game, we tripled the poly count on the skater models but it went largely unnoticed because they still ended up looking somewhat blocky and awkward," producer Greg John told us. "So we spent the initial two months developing a brand-new skinning system [So there is more than one way to skin a cat or a skater. -Ed.] specifically for the sequel. This makes the characters look much smoother and more realistic." Coupled with a further increase in the models' polygon count 2,500 versus the original's 1,500 these skaters should look nice indeed when the game is finally finished. In addition to these structural improvements, Treyarch has a few additional frills planned for the models, should time permit. By affixing 'extra' polygons around the edges of each skater, the team can simulate realistic clothing blowing in the wind (think of these extra polygons as extra fabric). While not quite as realistic

aforethought, and strikes you down so you can skate no more. What would you do instead? TONY: Weil, I’ve got a 64 at home with Firewire and I’m doing a lot of digital video editing. I’ve done it in the past as a hobby,

how easy the new technology has made it, have more freedom to pursue it I’ve acualiy started a but seeing

production

I

finally

I

after a

and

mad

really just I

moment to save

that’s

board, and

Goodfellas probably fee! the

Tony politely excuses himself for a

fall.

the day,

returns with his

good humor intact.]

My

brother gave

worked super hard at it

I

knees.

me his old

mean, when

don’t think anybody would have said,

natural ability!” or anything.

something

I

felt like

I

was

I

My mother always referred

Films.

it.

So you’re a Mac guy?

she meant stubborn and

just persevered,

lacking, then to

I

I

first

“Wow

and

if

It

wasn’t

until

I

i_

V '

[The sound of Bill Gates

had something—mainly because

grinding his teeth suddenly

different tricks.

started

he’s got

there

was 13

that people started taking notice and thinking that

^'^v

I

I

was

focused on improving

me as ‘determined’, but

difficult

I

really,

or

14

really

is it frustrating

skatepark. Riley, Tony’s seven-

done

in real life?

No,

fun. That’s the ultimate skater fantasy—to be able to do those insane combinations with no limitations. I think

known

as Junior Birdman), bites his

all

same way.

What’s

Riley's skating

ability like?

Man,

if

he keeps going at the rate he’s

skating until

I

was ten, and

weren’t even invented until

Hmmm, maybe we should Riley!

C'mere-what do you

at...!

I

didn’t start

he’s doing tricks right I

was

like,

now that

14.

be interviewing him, think of your

instead... Hey!

Dad?

RILEY: He’s cool.

was doing all these

reverberates through the

year-old son (otherwise

what makes it so fun for skaters: You can surpass reality, huge gaps, and never have to worry about breaking your

hitting

skillz-nature or nurture?

Nurture, definitely.

skating,

company with a

couple of friends, called 900

&

lip

So, your

being able to do things

in

the

game that can’t be

it’s

of

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as it was in Soul Calibur, this effect combined with (potentially) changing facial expressions could make Tony Hawk 2 a real looker. We're hoping that the team takes the extra time to actually

AERIAL PHDTDGRAPHY in this story? We re not surprised. Our photographer, Grant Brittain, is the godfather of skate photography. The Photo Editor of skateboarding bible Trans World Skateboarding, he’s had his work displayed at the NY Museum of Modern Art. And he's been photographing Tony since before he turned pro.

implement these features. The skaters already make the same hand gestures that they do in real life, and we would love to see them wear the matching grimaces.

like the pix

ANOTHER HUGE

improvement on the visual front comes in the quality of skate courses. Playing through the original game, it was easy to tell which PlayStation elements had been worked on, and which had simply been left alone. While some of the in-game objects had been beautifully re-tailored with more polys and high-res textures, others were clearly low-poly, low-res contructions. Worse, some of the original PlayStation 2D bitmaps actually remained 2D bitmaps, since they had apparently never been converted into proper three-dimensional objects.

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The boardslide trick is one of the most improved areas in the

BS OVJERCROOK

game. So practice

pushing yer Y button.

The sequel, according to the team, will be far more (and painstakingly) uniform on this end. "With the exception of the

which cannot be modified for gameplay reasons we will converting every 2D bitmap and upgrading every 3D object in the game." says John. Result? A seamless environment for seamless skaters and tighter control to boot. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is bound to be all that and then some: dope fat and handsome. And even if you give your skater a big skanky mullet, it'll be the loveliest damn mullet

ramps

the world's ever seen.

What do you think RILEY:

I

like

’Kay, we'll

of Pro Skater

2?

in

a coupta years. Okay, Tony, back to you.

How has your experience been with the sequel? TONY: Much more efficient than It was the first time around.

It’s

and to put

been fun— got to add a I

in

lot of old

a loop that gravity [that

prevented us from putting

in

the

first

school

It’s

stuff,

he had knee surgery—so he was at

For me.

always been about the skating. People get so still

Who's the best Pro Skater player you know? Definitely Jamie Thomas. Right when the game came out,

800.000 feel like just

a skater.

it.

wearing

have

I

home just

think he used to

playing

hit

it ail

T-shirts featuring

to ask.]

How do you

an

incredibly cute yellow

rodent

We

about Pokemon?

feel

Uh. gotta catch ’em ail? Actually, Riley, he had to have 'em

had to buy 'em all’. tried to play that Pokemon Snap game, but I didn’t really get it. all,

the time, obsessing on

being a celebrity?

I

about skating, period.

damn downer! —Ed.]

like

it’s

I

I

one.

How do you

into the celebrity aspect...but

want to do Is go to the park and session.-.that’s who am. AH the other stuff... It’s cool because people are always really cordial to me, but for me. It’s not about that. All

It.

catch you

They say it’s not really a Tony Hawk story unless you mention Michael Jordan, so here goes: Tony Hawk the skateboarder makes Michael Jordan look like Michael Jordan the baseball player.

We can't wait.

so

I

I

Neither did we. Okay... We'li

let

ya go. Thanks!

No problem.

around

points.

[At this point, a

crowd ofjunior skaters begins

waiting for the inevitable autograph session.

to gather,

Noseblunt Slide

Many are

'

^ .

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Official

v: ®'Dreamcast Magazine

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dreamcast.planetweb.cnm

Dreamcast Online: Now you

MP3 music

can download

chat to your

files,

Online Gaming Countdown Is

it

P U

when

September yet? We're jones-ing

es, we’re

almost there.

full

payload of

begins

Can you say Quake 3 Arena ?

September,

in

use

you’ll finally get to

your Dreamcast as

meant

launching: complete with a

The online mayhem

to

it

was

be used— not as a

glorified drinks coaster,

a true online

but as

gaming machine.

SegaNet, the

full-service

gaming ISP the world has been waiting (and waiting

...)

for, is

THE ROSTER The first wave of online Dreamcast

Games

4X4 EVOLUTION AUG

awesome games.

Phantasy Star Online?

NBA2K1?

PBA Tour Bowling—er,

wait a

second... At any rate, there’ll

So

for online action!

be able to get frags the meantime. Quake 3 will have built-in matchmaking, so you can you’ll

o’plenty

easily

from

in

drum up opponents

all

over the internet day

but we’re pretty sure that fans will it’s

go nuts anyway— after the

first

online

Samba de Amigo,

promises a

be at least a dozen solid at your immediate

and

games

eyeballs (and loved ones) can

disposal, just waiting to hear

take

and authorize your network password. And hey, who knows? PBA Tour Bowling

any sub-optimal connections,

the entire game.”

so you get the fastest speed

released worldwide to

could rock (or at least

carnage,

happened

roll). It’s

before.

We played Quake

as long as your

night, for

The service

it.

available. For

filters

out

maximum

true 4-player online experience with a single-player will

be

“just a small

territories at

be playing

all,

DC RPG!

Naka, creator of Sonic Adventure and recent hit Yuji

the

mode

that

glimpse of

PSO

same

will

be

all

time,

against opponents on

and gamers from different countries will be able to play

Dreamcast, PC or Macintosh.

together over the network via a

you’ll

3

RPG

new symbolic language. So once again, Sega

BLACK & WHITE Q4

Arena at Sega Net’s Electronic Entertainment Expo booth

explode

Star

HALF-LIFE SEPT

3-button

when the new Phantasy in its new incarnation as an online game.

the forefront of one of the

GORKA MORKA OCT

using a fragaliciously satisfying

most exciting eras in console gaming history. And while

We

we’re frankly worried about

KISS:

PSYCHO

CIRCUS JULY/ AUG 2025 NOV

M.O.U.T.

NBA 2K1 OCT NFL 2K1 SEPT PARLOR GAMES SEPT PBA TOUR BOWLING OCT PHANTASY STAR ONLINE Q1 2001

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mouse and

Many consider this way and the

preferred play,

keyboard.

to be the

fans Will

literally

released

haven’t actually played

to

it,

that bowling

game

And since

lines, it’s clear

56k

modem

is

adequate

quite for

internet play.

No

word yet on who’ll provide the

mouse

commerically, but if

you’ve played

MDK 2 you that the

The last reaso is about to be

know

Dreampad, when

implemented,

is

at

(just

months to come on this lean, mean, online machine.

Sega Net’s setup used real phone that the

is

kidding, PBA Bowling team), we’re pretty giddy about the

experience was savory.

well-

quite a decent

first-person shooter controller.

PHANTASY STAR ONLINE

is

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE

Quake3Arem and Half-Life a SegaNet launc

BLADEMASTER

BLACK

&

WHITE


In

planetweb

Association with

Keyboard Shortcuts

Browser 2. friends

more

realtime and

in

Surfing Dreamcast style is a lot easier if you don’t have to use the controller at all. Just about everything you need to accomplish is do-able using keyboard shortcuts, which are revealed below. Even better, there are keyboard shortcuts for frequently typed words, too!

ARROW KEYS

MP3s on Dreamcast:

a

et’s get

to

enjoy.

are

hi-fidelity

even

airplay,

Filonomo:

downloodt.rnp3.com/AAfAQuv

Bp

“I

from

up

if

it— and they’ve set

their

own

where

sites

We’ve been puttering

music

around the net

about a tenth the size of

looking for the choicest

a regular CD-quality

music

audio

file.

That means

of hours, to

download

Looking for

using your Dreamcast’s

56k modem.

built-in

They’ll

play over whatever speakers are

plugged

your

TV—either your

TV speakers

built-in

the

into

hi-fi

or

you’re

(if

Right

now you

Some

be played as many times as you

since a huge proportion of

MP3

are a

controversial these days,

some

one of nine other

natty

classifications? Hey, you might

even learn something

If

is

little

(like

patience) while you’re at

you’re surfing for

may be because these songs be taken

You’ll

it.

more MP3-related data

at

your TV’s audio out jacks, or

non-kosher material, you

find

even to your VCR— bet you never thought of that, huh?! So

frustrated

www.dreamcast.planetweb.com.

MP3s there’s

despite having no hard drive,

off the internet

can’t save

no other storage space—yet—on your Dreamcast. But soon that

you

still

can build up a

of wonderfully free

it

Not too shabby. Or

to have a recordable minidisc player...

Anyway,

if

if

you’re any

no doubt you can rig something up. Now, when’s that chicken lovin’ Zip Drive coming? kind of techie at

wasting your time reading this? Absolutely not!

be

all,

on your poor

F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8

maybe

actually

MP3

Fran),

It

there're plenty of

suffix

suffix

adds .edu/

suffix

adds .org/

suffix

adds .net/

suffix

URL

line

removes the URL

bar.

clears entire

If

moves the cursor to the beginning of the URL line

HOME (regular mode)

music—on shelves

tunes out there for you to legal

adds .html

HOME (keyboard mode)

shows an

player that's

capable of holding a whole hour of

Fortunately,

adds .com/

you start entering a URL by mistake, or the browser automatically kicks you into keyboard mode, this cancels it out

with a ponytail (or

Dreamcast— it’s

there’s

up.

prefix

While this grainy spy photo appears to depict a VMU

an MP3-specific hang up.

you happen

player

as

go up. So don’t blame

music by

of the year,

to

fast as they

library

old-fashioned analog means!

be solved. Sega’s MP3 will debut before the end and it can contain up to an hour of downloaded music. Does that mean you’re

will

MP3 will

seem

start

when you mess

FI adds http://www.

|>outh? Bass? Horrorcore? Or

copyrights-i.e., the artists don’t

get paid.

can

of text so you

distributed in violation of

stores,

MP3s

mode)

clears out the whole line

over

what’s available oft there

in

Then you can use

ESC (keyboard

rap,

example? Would you like East Coast or West? Dirty

for

show up

player to

on a tape recorder hooked to

VMUs and

Currently, the

bit

caveats: MP3s

While you’re waiting for that

you can tape-record your

TV

files digitally—

are too big for

downloaded into the DC’s 16 megabytes of RAM, where it can like.

type) the ball-bouncingly

loud monoliths that play

through your stereo.

your audio

sites.

more categories than you ever knew existed, which makes stuff easy to find.

over, until you hit the ‘close’ button.

internet

cluster.

the arrows to move around the cluster, and then enter to select. This is a good way to stop loading a page that you entered by mistake

months,

for

MP3.com breaks music down into

Here’s what it looks like when you’re downloading an MP3 from MP3.com. Make sure to choose ‘download’, not ‘play’. The MP3 can be played over and A couple of other sites that will work well with your Dreamcast are musicgrab.com and mp3board.com.

it

takes minutes, instead

URL

the email center

ESC shows the command

their stuff.

MP3s

recordings that are

them over the

page

KEYPAD 7 home KEYPAD 8 go to

you can see them strut

tka fan.

the

ENTER click on link KEYPAD 4 back one page KEYPAD 6 forward one

money

they don’t see any 1

for,

and play

you don’t know,

Many artists just

want the

boppers.

it,

You can now download MP3 audio on your Dreamcast. In case search

move

cursor around

Join the revolution!

down

scrolls up to the top of the screen

by year's end.

PAGE UP scrolls to the top of the screen

beloved

JAVA COMING TO

it’s

new browser

town, and

in

got Java. No, not the coffee—

some

those marathon

of

gaming sessions

when

(especially

you’re attempting to play MDK2).

Java in

is

an operating system used

many

different types of

PC

electronic devices, from a cell

phone

or

Palm

new Dreamcast in

September,

have

it,

too.

What does

that

Simply that Sega of the curve

to

is

is

mean

In fact,

be the

first

the Dreamcast

for

you?

keeping ahead

on developing

will

internet appliance—

term

aren’t

PCs—to

to others

for

support Java.

who, just

surfing and

like you,

are

gaming on the internet And get

with our favorite console. this:

inexpensive surfing machines that

you can even start your own

billion

market over the next four is on

And your Dreamcast

like out.

Who

ever

Relay Chat, or IRC. You can log on

any number of channels

to talk

END (keyboard

own web page

it's all

web.com/community/homepages/. Get a website account with tons of

space— absolutely free— at

Check

your Dreamcast and myriad tools

it

out. You'll never

HTML

guides, free clip

art,

goofy

animations, form generators and

more, you can customize your page to your heart’s

content—and

promote yourself and your page

banned from

through the Planetweb

all

the channels.

end

END (regular mode) scrolls to the

its

links to other

home

promotion

erases text after cursor

B G

bookmarks menu brings up the

URL bar

S toggles sound effects T toggles between Title and URL in the URL bar

CTRL + ALT + DELETE resets the

or via

Dreamcast

to

browser splash screen. have to reconnect.

sites.

Sept/Oct 2000

bottom

DELETE (keyboard mode)

Angelfire or Talkcity. Then, using

be lonely again (unless you get

Which, knowing you, might happen).

mode) moves the cursor to the of the URL line

at Planetweb’s

available at Planetweb such as particulars here, but luckily

chat.html.

Browser 2.0 now supports Internet

the bottom of the screen

the tools and

http://www. dreamcast.planet

explained at http://www.dream

BE A CHATTY CATHY

all

very

cast.planetweb.com/community/

to

find

information you need to create your

whatever you want and keep people you don’t

the cutting, bleeding edge.

PAGE DOWN scrolls to

STAKE YOUR CLAIM ON THE WEB You can

channel, where you can talk about

Huh? You didn’t know your DC thought that becoming a baby was an internet appliance? Well, it dictator would be so easy? is, and it’s part of a phenomenon Dreamcast makes it possible. that’s expected to grow to be a $20 There’s no room to go into years.

going

technology to ensure that your

www.dreamcastmagazine.t

a

And the

Pilot.

3.0 browser,

coming to

will

come.

that’s the business world’s

although that could help you through

DC

vehicle of choice for a long time to

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be your networking

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endurance

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It

does.

NFL2K1 No cheerleaders:

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guy has been working on doing

map with the best looking game ever. This year, the

a completely different

company

is

online play. is

hoping to redefine

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while

ironically,

the feature that Sega

is

it may be the many improvements

pushing the most, least of in

the game. For instance, the running

game— last year’s only

real

weak

totally

running for

Thomas

redone. The lead Al

explains,

with the blocking,

feel.”

"It all

and

‘what haven’t

we done

to

is it?' It’s

it

order to in

doesn’t need

hit

(and

the

line.

starts

that’s

blocking

engine also comes into play at the

line.

Rushing

a mini-game the

line

is

button pad combo, and extensive

to,

and

in

done

seamlessly (ensuring that you won’t see a tackler’s arm go

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A new juke mode has been

everything looks

added as

More than 500 new effects have been created in Visual

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now,

all

of those will

have

same advantage that they

have

in

the

real

game. And a

to

ensure that

right.

some

have been

move”

around 300-400 new animations

give your RB’s a

No

online fantasy leagues

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capture studio. While there

new, as-yet-unnamed “power will

many

with two people

has been done

well:

them

place, including

duels at

two-person motion capture work

supposed

be

now almost

in itself;

are fought with a trigger/

intelligent—guys upfield block

they’re

will

that were

so that they mesh together

The improved

who

smaller, faster runners

ducer. “A. better question

in

burst through) holes

that improves the whole game.”

the

asks Jeff Thomas, pro-

As

been redone from the ground up. The blocking is way more

revamped. “What have we done it?,’’

so pretty speed burst

months— it now has

point— has been completely

to

is

been

put Dreamcast on the

sports gaming with easy-to-use

this

game

This

ast year, Visual Concepts

replacements,

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on,

is

and

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what

you'll

be playing

in

months

to

come!

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all

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put Sanders back on the Lions, right?

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Starlancer Online Shooter

Oct

Metropolis Street Racer Racing

Oct

Austin Powers: Mojo Rally Racing

Oct

Scope Arcade Shooter

Oct

Fighting

Vanishing Point Racing

Aug

Peacemakers RTS

Fighting

Ecco the Dolphin Adventure

4x4

Evolution Racing

Po ve Stone 2

leg,

unless

Star Lancer Online shooter

it’s

real hook to the game, though, should be online play. “We’ve been working from day one to ensure that the whole experience is totally smooth," says Thomas. You can log on the network with just one button press, and quickly be in a game. VC has spent months

The

ensuring that even with a connection, play In

It’s

an

a local

pretty

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Rush 2049 Racing

Sept

Planet of the Apes Action/Adv

Nov

Sept

M.O.U.T.

Sept

Jet Grind

Sept

3D 355 Racing

Fighting

Action

2025

Nov

Action

Nov

Deer Avenger Shooter

Nov

Sept

ECW Anarchy

Wrestling

Sept

Ready 2 Rumble 2 Sports

Nov

Arcade

Sept

Nov

Sept

Army Men: Sarge’s Heroes Strategy Heroes of Might & Magic 3 RPG

Nov

Hits

II

ESPN Track ’n’ Field Sports NFL Blitz 2001 Sports

Ruiz Wrestling

Sept

Matt Hoffman's ProBMX Sports

Hydro Sprint Racing

3rd Qtr

Sno Cross International Racing

Armada Strategy/RPG Rush 2049 Racing

3rd Qtr

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3rd Qtr

Quake 3 FPS Shooter

Dave Mirra Freestyle

WSB2K1 Sports

3rd Qtr

Seaman

3rd Qtr

Other

Soldier of Fortune Action/Shooter Nov.

Speed

Devils

2 Racing

3rd Qtr

Q:

How can you

tell

that Chris didn’t take the screens? A:

extremely

you’ve never

lag.

You

will,

however (and

sweet), be able to

this is

updated rosters throughout the

have any problems. On the

season. Not only does this

like

ladders,

that

teams and

mean

injuries will

be

fantasy leagues and tournaments

represented accurately, but

are going to have to wait

player suddenly takes off (like

until

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Test Drive Rally Racing

3rd Qtr

Dec

Lions shots. Stunt

Kurt Warner did last year),

can update his stats to his

new

reflect

GP

Racing

Fall

if

VC

a

game

is

Looney Tunes: Space Race Racing Stunt

playing

ability.

handy nutshell, this gonna be great. If you

So. In a

download

been online before, you shouldn’t downside, things

No

it’s

focusing on eliminating that pesky is

Nov

Dec

18-Wheeler Ampro Trucker Arcade

close.

if

Nov

BMX Sports

Sept

KISS Psycho Circus FPS Shooter

isn’t exactly

The online lobby simple, so even

Nov

Radio Action

Skies of Arcadia RPG

Sept

Dinosaur Action

game, we think

damn

Sept

Nov

Twin Adventure

Nov

Midway Arcade

effective trick:

while the feeling like

Evil

Nov

NFL 2K1 Sports WWF Royal Rumble

non-technical terms, “We’ve

Oct

Nov

Sept

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Action

Ferrari

spread the lag around,” he says.

Champs

Prince of Persia

be smooth.

will

Oct

Stupid Invaders Adventure

Sept

Fighting

Sega GT Racing Half-Life FPS Shooter

56K

Oct

The Grinch Platformer

Monster Breeder Sim

Ult.

Joe Thiesman or something).

Silent

Aug

D2 Adventure

through a QB’s

2000 and beyond

May Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug

CE Racing Capcom 2

Marvel Vs.

love football, don’t get tickets

and hop in the car: get a pizza and a six-pack, and log onto the Dreamcast sports arena. CHRIS CHARLA

GP

Racing

Aerowings 2

Flight

Fall Fall

Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2

Fall

The Road to

El

Dorado Action

Black And White Strategy Evil

Dead: Ashes 2 Ashes Action

Dec 4th Qtr 4th Qtr 4th Qtr

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Oct

Test Drive

LeMans Racing

Independence War 2 Shooter

Sonic Shuffle Multiplayer Puzzle

4th Qtr

Winter

Sanity Action/RPG

Buzz Lightyear Action/Adventure

Gorka Morka Racing

WWF Game Wrestling

Winter Winter

2001

Oct

Picassio Action

Spawn FPS Shooter

Oct

Alone

Tony Hawk’s ProSkater 2 Sports

Oct

Agartha Adventure

NBA2K1 Sports POD 2 Action

Oct

Phantasy Star Online Onine RPG

2001

Oct

Sonic Adventure 2 Platformer

2001

Ms. PacMan Maze Madness

Platforrnr

in

the Dark

4 Adventure

2001 2001


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First

Previews

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addition of analog control— it just doesn’t feel right with the digital pad. “That’s what she said—” Oh forget

Hi

Spawn: Also known

in

hough someone at Capcom clearly failed

together, to

consider this game’s titular implications,

have it.

to

the

in

Capcom has attempted

do something very big-but it

yet.

we’re happy to

ODCM offices

finally dissipated.

We’re over

in

Power Stone,

players

can score new items, destroy boxes and detonate explosives.

<intense snickering and

guffawing from the gallery> Okay.

This

fall,

Capcom

is

bringing

Image Comics’ flagship hero to in an arcade-

the Dreamcast perfect port of

its

3D,

third-

person beat-’em-up/deathmatch title.

As a cross-genre

Spawn likes of

is clearly

hybrid,

inspired by the

Power Stone Unreal ,

56

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to tie

its

executive

treasure. in all

utilize

environments wisely

in

order to take suckas out. There’s a huge cast of Image

heroes and

supposed to blame it

for the sticky

all

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Priest

villains to

choose

and the Spawnmeister

combat each free-for-all or team

title.

It’s

Mr.

Seaman” the game’s October release date

very clear that

Capcom has extremely talented

to

and ambitious programmers and artists working on the project. Which makes it all the more

actually happen.

surprising that the control lacking.

The game

is

is

camera

continually shifts

while you’re running around. While

other

he Y-button gives you manual

in

death match-style contests, using

control over the

the weapons and

technique needs

abilities specific

Even

at this unfinished stage,

I

(anyone who’s played

detailed character models, active

the best action

make Spawn

a visual

is,

B

in

place for

Okay, this

awesome game

is far

from finished

but—do something about the Capcom! Please! control,

Spawn of

short of spectacular. Super-

backgrounds and great special

The concept and foundation are an

some work.

Suck on PlayStation can attest to that), and it may become one of

effects

And Capcom’s EVAN SHAMOON

PUBLISHER CAPCOM DEVELOPER CAPCOM GENRE ACTION PLAYERS 14 PERIPHERALS TBA ONLINE TBA RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 2000

camera, the

This may very well be the first good Spawn game ever made

to their characters.

oh-so-feasablegoal

confident.

played from

a third-person perspective, but the spaztic

make this

got a great track record, so we’re

so

himself. Players

Spawn’s graphics look nothing

No word yet on who we're

Tournament and even Tomb

scheme

CONTROL FREAK Fun Fact: Todd McFarlane created Spawn after he left Marvel Comics. To ensure that Spawn the game properly captures the look and feel of Spawn the comic book (and Spawn the late-night HBO animated series), McFarlane has signed on as producer.

Raider. Using an arcade-y, four-

button control

hands with

from, including Redeemer, Angel,

ODCM peanut

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arenas that enable combat forms, and players must their

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however, going to take

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date.

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its

ne of the most [

9 J enormously successful

bfclV

titles in

mitts on for another round: better call a doctuhh!

POPPED BY THE KING OF POP? MICHAEL JACKSON

Dreamcast’s

VS.

SHAQ

launch lineup was Midway’s

and Shaquille

tongue-in-cheek ode to

characters

Ready 2 Rumble. While the gaming world watched in amazement (with virtual arms akimbo!), R2R lured

question just begs to be asked.

professional fisticuffs,

players

in

droves with

novice-friendly play

character models.

its

new millennium sequel

is

Yes, Michael

named

after him, we’d

with the King of

substance

easy,

you

still

If

have to go

Pop and

thrilla,

(of

course)

his classic style-overif

Fu... slap yourself. Publicly.

out.

set to

than pleased to discover that

remain very similar to that of the

Midway was

original,

lists

some heavyweight new

additions

and

intently.

listening quite

Your opponent, for

instance, has suddenly

become

to the familiar cast of favorites.

a very smart boxer— be prepared

Ready 2 Rumble: 2nd Round, gamers who found the

for

For

original to

be a

for their liking

58

little

too shallow

should be more

attempting to

is

in

make

R2R more

of

an

realism than the

means

was. This

that A) opponents

be

will

appropriately responsive to your attacks,

and

B) the level of

ramp up

difficulty will

between matches.

nicely

Plus, a

bevy of new boxing ‘systems’

give you

will

more

of everything that you

reintroduce fans to the world of

arcade boxing, wooing them with a longer, deeper moves

Midway

original ever

was videogame

Moonwalker. Whereas,

own Shaq

preference for arcade-y controls,

this iteration of

exercise

the fight

Thank god Shaq’s day job worked

its

J

O’Neil are both playable

R2R: 2nd Round, and the

over the issue of who’d had a better

and wacky

And now,

in

him or her to put up a canny,

intelligent fight to

corner you or

to avoid being cornered.

while the control

Off icial#Dreamcast Magazine Sept/Oct

2000

And

scheme

will

you can expect to find a

few new touches (such as an instant if

KO move

combos and

special

moves—

think of

DOA

Mode three

fighting

system wearing a pair of

are the gaming equivalent of

stocking stuffers. its

counters, reversals, deluxe

that you’ll earn

you enter Rumble

times during your match) that

Despite

already loved, includ-ing

continuing

2's

complex

boxing gloves and you’re on the right track. Clearly,

more

in

mind with

Midway had this

than a simple rehash.

game


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Clearly,

Midway had more

in

mind

for this

game

than a simple rehash Dan's description of this screenshot: “IV/immm... giblets."

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reamcast owners who

D

yearn for a

that

Perhaps the goriest

game

history (and definitely the

graphic

entertaining,

gameplay

the

it's

Soldier

in

the icing on the cake. The

is

Deathmatch mode in particular is one of the fastest paced shoot-outs ever, and a welcome

Crave’s Soldier of Fortune.

gift:

is

multiplayer

blood

little

and guts with their gaming are about to get a real in

most

edition to the

game for Dreamcast

somewhat

anorexic offerings

in

other

be

we’ve ever seen), Soldier of

Dreamcast FPSs. Players

Fortune joins a plethora of

able to strive against friends at

first-

home

person shooters that are making their

way

year.

We're

will

be a

game

told that the

direct port

from the

wounds

On SegaNet,

from the PC

owners

storyline to the exit

will

will

gamers

worldwide, via SegaNet.

to our console this

and that everything

version,

or against other

Dreamcast have a chance

will finally

(for better

or worse) to strut their

stuff against

remain the same.

PC

players,

and

will

be able to enter servers carrying

Soldier of Fortune

%

TO CANCEI^

puts

gamers

John

Mullin,

in

up to eight opponents at once.

So

the shoes of

and prepare

a ‘consultant’ hired

mode

Training

has also

been updated, to include more mini-games and more ways to get access to them. A couple of

new training

exercises (including

Stair Climbing

and Jump Rope)

have joined the old standards like Weightlifting,

and fans of the this last

little

Sway Bag,

etc.,

original will love

tidbit— Midway has

conference table being

With the originals

is

as you go along.

classic status looming in the

which have been stolen from the

back of every DC owner’s mind, Midway’s sequel is shaping up to

order to put his hands on each

be one of the most anticipated

weapon,

on this year's game roster. If all of the game’s proposed changes and improvements

team

come through in the final cut, we may be looking at one of the big

levels in

winners of the holiday season

Soldier of Fortune (shotguns,

training your

for

sort of like

own boxer

(only you don’t

menu

It’s

for real

have to read his

him when you go out

to dinner together).

is

scope of

further evidenced

by Midway’s mention of a

new make their

same in

Story Mode-type of

their favorite fighting

games-the

straight ahead, round-after-

round string of unconnected fights

is

PUBLISHER MIDWAY DEVELOPER MIDWAY GENRE BOXING PLAYERS 1-2 ORIGIN US ONUNE TBA RELEASE DATE NOVEMBER

Q

R2R'

original

More attention to

detail

and an

improved fighting system

Deep controls and an elaborate Championship Mode

Wi

Will online play

make it on time?

to track

down

is

reason

be intrigued by 2nd

enough

Round. ..even without the

to

the sequel! possibility of online play,

all

The

of this killing

four nukes

United States government.

Mullin

them— blasting

has stolen

way through encompass 31

his

ten missions that

The

In

must thwart the

of terrorists that

all.

real-life

weaponry

in

machine guns,

and everyday settings (offices, sewers, subway

stations, etc.) give the

game

a disturbing feeling of

reality.

It's

this feeling that will set this

game

apart from other FPS

games

like

which are

Quake and

built

Half-Life,

upon the same

basic principals but tend to

no more. This

modification alone

boxers that

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pile of corpses.

objective behind

Uzi's, belt-fed

include the assorted will

behind a

etc.)

experience that they’re used to

in

are milling around, and leaving

Mode. This time around, armchair boxers will be enjoying

seeing

debuts

hopes of

changed up Championship

the

appearances on the fight roster in Ready 2 Rumble: 2nd Round. And this number (which is luxurious enough) doesn't even

in

ratified.

titles

The awesome

return

work involves walking into locations where hostile enemies

is still

advancing through the different activities, which enables you to unlock new moves and exercises

2nd Round

make

of this

calendar-based method of

the improvements planned for

original are set to

Most

dirt.

system by adding a new,

overhauled the Prize Fight

Eleven of the fighters from the

hovering around a Midway

the

in

because

GARRETT KENYON

work that they would rather

leave

for action,

things are about to get real ugly.

by the government to do the dirty

stretch those trigger fingers

BOTTOM LINE R2R returns to the

ring with

distance the player from the more

improvements than you can shake a gloved

which

fist

violence by throwing

in

a

1 He’s just burnin’, doin’ the neutron dance.

fantasy aspect.

at

While the single-player

Sept/Oct 2000

9

“I

Official

see dead people.”

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Previews

WE’LL BE READY! Developed by

f

Sega’sAMUS

/

Tv! division, AFO is a multiplayer tank

game

that allows

everyone and their respective

mothers to blow each other to bits online.

r

“We created game

this

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mainly to help tank

train military troops for

battle,” says programmer/producer Kevin Klemmik. “It's team-based, so players must work together to win the battle against aliens.”

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at E3, Alien Front

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lot.

big cities with big explosions.

Know

www.mediatrip.com/per/TV/Lil

that saying, “You can’t hide a light

in

came up

with this

met Sega-or

its

little

who

its

ditty

hadn’t

barrel-which has

inception.

effort doesn’t

go at each other

make sense^

in

an,

way team deathmatch’ little

Such apathetic

It

each other—all

was so

cool that

Richard Roundtree look

a Herb. And

it

AFO

it

sink,

like

Stay tuned.

and

er, ‘eight-

(hell,

German

We

weapons can be picked up throughout the game!

only

in

our opinion,

it

issue

when the game

ships.

Contestants choose a side

brothers).

Prospective terrorists

the

multiplayer (no, not the

Wayans

Not only does AFO allow

and demolition experts delighted to

will

PERIPHERALS TBA ONUNE YES

Technological wonders: R voice communication, Dreamcast

know that every

and are

split into

teams, as four

tanks are pitted against four alien craft in

a battle to the death. [We

four-against-four network play, but for

the

first

time

Dreamcast gamers can also

building

in

the

game

is fully

link

depicting

all

up-online—against AFO arcade

destruction are impressive indeed.

machines. Hidden

We wish all random

corner at E3, Sega had four

debris could look this pretty. [But

environment, which can be

issues. -Ed.]

Dreamcasts and four arcade

since they clearly can't, Evan,

anything from bustling

outfitted with a primary

machines set up

please clean your desk. -Ed.] With

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The game all

the myriad aspects of

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city streets

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is

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a distant

together, with

small headsets installed at each

its

network

scatterings of

is really

play,

fun to

and

play,

and

of the environments are

interactive It's

in

arcade network

incredible graphics

explodable—and the effects

in history,

teams they deal with similar

to lush forests to <insert cliche

evan shamoon

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be

Eight players enter into a given

is simple:

to watch.

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And then came art

imagine that when young

The premise

one

hope that lag won’t be an

add a

sex to this violence and

presto: you’ve got a film).

was one the coolest games at E3, and a marquee title in the making.

is

played smoother

vs.

especially since,

big.

communication, interactive

environments and the kitchen

than Ulala’s no-pantyline behind. adjective here> mountains,

been squatting over this prodigy since

talk to

realtime.

made

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under a barrel"? Well, apparently, the committee of old wives

and

action

gonna be

It’s

station to allow players to hear the

Share the laughs each week as Mom, Dad, Lil' Pimp and his pimpin’ pals Fruitjuice and Nagchampa fill your heart with warmth.

easily the

least-ballyhooed of the

in

titles

shown

too far away, damnit! (and

it's

used

for millitary training)

BOTTOM LINE things work out, this could be one of Dreamcast’s best titles. Period. If

play, realtime voice

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TIME “We

actually just had a meeting with

Ferrari this morning.

It

the top Ferrari racers

Rubens

seems one

in

of

the world,

Barichello, loves

F355

Challenge so much that he wants to buy an arcade unit so he can practice during the off-season. This came direct from Ferrari, and it

made me feel proud." —Yu Suzuki (gameweek.com)

hrcjrai.

F355 Challenge The queen Sammy

comes

of racing cars

or those physically (or

view

steering controls enable players

(Long Beach, Monza, Montegi,

its

Suzuka, Suzuka Short, and

detailed polygon models.

grizzled rock singer

“Van” Hagar suggested,

Sega of Japan and

Acclaim offer a delicious

Sugo)

for

an

all-out sprint to

the

And considering that

alternative. Together,

these

finish line.

companies

famed

the painstaking (and selfishly

game

will

bring

designer Yu Suzuki’s

motivated) research conducted

arcade racing opus F355 Challenge

(a title

by Dave proves that

that laughs

at the notion of traveling a

55 miles per

mere

hour) to the North

American Dreamcast market before Thanksgiving.

Speed comes forms, but this

powerful clearly

62

F355

in

one— Ferrari’s cruising unit— is

among the

it

sweetest.

Official ©Dreamcast

would

cost you approximately

$600

per day just to rent one of these

solid racing play

and

highly

The

Dreamcast translation promises to be equally wonderful; a

preview copy of the

showing

off

some

game

pretty powerful

bills

and

say that Challenge could well

it’s

probably not a stretch to

outdo such pretty Dreamcast

GT and

racers as Sega

of eye-pleasing goodness.

Magazine Sept/Oct 2000

controller’s

D-Pad or

the analog stick—Acclaim

as

well,

Metropolis Street Racer

which such controllers

terms

Gameplay takes place in the and the

first-person perspective,

handling

is

• .

*•*.•»*«

rp

v.

will

unforgiving (a

be

mere

car),

the

game’s makers have thoughtfully included a series of options to

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aid the player. Three difficulty

settings cater to the in

TECH SPECS

1994 FERRARI F355

but did not mention

supported. Because the Ferrari’s

two

get to drive one.

Dreamcast

tap serves to redirect a

and the whopping speeding tickets you’d inevitably accrue— this is probably the best chance you’ll

inside the

and backgrounds appear seamless,

beauties— not counting the

who

shown from

graphics at a smooth 30-plus fps. All the cars, tracks,

throws herself bodily into the car,

is

car's cockpit. Ultra-sensitive

to navigate turns with either the

promises steering wheel support is

for gas, intimate dinner for

with the leggy blonde

many

consoles

onto six real-world racetracks

Players will be able to take the queen mother of all sports cars

to drive 55,

to the king of

When Challenge first zoomed into arcades, it quickly won acclaim (pardon the pun) for

emotionally) unable, as

needs of

13.9

ft

3.8

ft

novice driver and pro racer alike,

and various

driver-assist

functions (such as anti-lock brakes, stability and traction

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we’ve seen yet on DC. give me a Ferrari caption please?!” Evan has mental ‘Wall of China,’ and simply cannot anything more out of his buttocks. Just for the record, there are no Ferraris in China.

“Someone

clearly hit a pull

idiHave

'

GoldWave

FAST TIMES.

4x4 Evolution can’t even park

So real you

HP

hang up your cellphone and park your SUV, Chet:

The gas-chugging,

wwwwr

Evo includes

music, scenery and theme. The tracks are vibrant and

goes by the

name

birds

4-Wheel Thunder from Evo

Its

380bhp

at

when the

you, the driver,

the car went very, very, fast. Its top speed, in fact, 183 mph. Given the people who ended up behind the wheel of these cars (who were

mostly either aging Hollywood cokeheads ’80s, or truly fearless sportscar fanatics),

purty

and

over from the amazing that

know one professional driver who uses an F355 cabinet to practice during his off-season, and his lap time at Laguna Seca went down

left

it’s

“I

they never really built a reputation as deathtraps. In

1994 and 1995,

Ferrari

produced the F355 GTS and

four seconds!

the F355 Spyder. The Spyder had a soft car top that could electronically

models.

We certainly wouldn’t turn

up our noses

If

a driver doesn't have the time

to go to the circuit, they can use F355 as a simulator. My goal when developing it was to

opened and closed whereas the GTS had a detachable hard top. Convertibles gets more chicks but coupes have less flex and better stability. While there might be one or two other cars out there that go faster, we’re quite happy to drive these lovely Ferrari be

make

a simulator good enough for professional —Yu Suzuki (gameweek.com)

drivers to use.”

amazing

it

rain, hale, or

physics,

tons more, this could

looked. The particle

become

the best offroad racing

lighting effects are

game

even nudging

to date. Possibly

each car model sports upwards

out Sega’s road-hogging 18-

of

5,000 polygons. And

it

Wheeler, this obnoxious

really

could

recognizable, suspensions

terrible

bounce

realistically,

SUV

become the new

shows: Cars are instantly

tank on the

information superhighway.

and

EVAN SHAMOON

rendered humanoids even get tossed around the driver’s

PUBUSHER G.O.D. DEVELOPER TERMINAL REALITY GENRE OFFROAD RACING PLAYERS 14 ORIGIN US ONUNE OMIGOD! YES! YES!

wait, that’s a different

game called ‘High School’. Hardest game ever).

crackers?

even snow) and

extremely impressive, while

oh no

happened to find one in our collective Christmas stocking, and we wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers, either. Isn’t that right,

vehicle upgrades,

never safe from the prospect of

first

seat (as well as the back seat—

we

if

rock that shtuff like

muchos fierce Al,

thing that struck us about Evo was just how darn

very respectable

usually

life;

your

here at

unpredictable weather (you’re

The

floor,

was a

we

nobody's business). With

things

are definitely looking up.

the Ferrari F355 was a 3.5 liter V8 pumped out a 8250 rpm. This means that pushed the accelerator down toward

powerful racing machine. rubber-shredding

civilians get in

(fortunately,

ODCM

Kalisto,

And

and

close,

way

Terminal Reality’s shot at

is

the offroading crown.

of

full

and planes hover

overhead, gates open and

4x4

of

be confused

with the recently released

ALTHOUGH DISCONTINUED,

its

‘rugged’ alternative to the

Evolution. Not to

IkSygP

16 own unique

a total of

tracks—each with

yuppie-toting,

it

folks!

soccer-mom minivan is hitting Dreamcast this September— and it

.1X1.1

gamed,

online

ut out your cigarette,

The coolest part

YES!

RELEASE DATE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

of the

enchilada, however, has to be

the multiplayer element. As control

and

intelligent braking)

may be accessed

during

play.

against another human. And while there

will

be, sadly,

Internet play for

F355 contains

three

gameplay modes that allow a player to train with both voice

and

visual guidance, to drive a

track without competition, and to race flat-out against other cars. To

round out the

title,

no

F355

song

Challenge, players can travel online to an Acclaim to post their scores

Web

As players race to

glory,

to some game backgrounds

be treated

astounding

fueled soundtrack that pays

for

homage

to every hairy, be-

spandexed rocker that busted a

and loads of adjustable car

chord

settings. Unfortunately, the

soundtrack

mode, which cuts

the gameplay screen horizontally,

means for

in

half

serves as the only

competitive play

www.dreamcastmagazine.c

says),

night long (as the

and designing

blockbuster

games all day. GREG ORLANDO

in

the late-’80s. This is

since

it’s

PUBLISHER ACCLAIM DEVELOPER SEGA OF JAPAN GENRE RACING PLAYERS 1-2 ORIGIN JAPAN PERIPHERALS TBA ONLINE HI-SCORE POSTS RELEASE DATE

NOVEMBER

rumored to be the

preferred playlist of

grandmaster Suzuki himself—

first

compatible

SegaNet-

games

(perhaps even the will

out the box

first),

be networkable.

networkable. Via

Evo

Fully

some

hooee called the ‘internet’, Dreamcast gamers will not only be able to go head to head with other DC owners, but against

Q B

Stunning graphics,

realistic

gameplay superior two-player options

Limited game modes; there's only one playable car

PC and Mac heads as The folks

well.

at Terminal Reality

BOTTOM LINE Realism and more realism— all from the labyrinthine mind of Shenmue daddy Yu Suzuki. Right on

^

are quick to point out that

an industry

this feature is

first—and they’re attributing

an altogether

charming touch, especially

one of the

newfangled thingamaboba-

guitar-

play feature with no time limit

two-player

all

a ranking for their efforts.

they’ll

feature where players compete tracks, a single-

it

and receive

there’s also a championship

all

reportedly very fond of

site

and accompanied by a

points on

man

shaking

to

some

programming.

We actually

tried it—against

and

it

it

very tricky

worked

a PC player—

perfectly.

We done

Sept/Oct 2000

Do your planet a favor: skip tl SUV. Go out and buy a copy 0 4x4 Evo instead.

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COMINGSOOfV

We couldn't think of a better reason

Previews

to

party

Who would

win in a fight? 18-Wheeler AMPRO Trucker or Sonic Adventure 27

CHAO, DARLING!

Sonic s latest venture promises have a distinctly Western to

And we don’t mean cowboys and spurs, either. flavor.

Sonic Adventure 2 The world’s richest hedgehog shakes t’s finally official—Sonic

be returning to Dreamcast in his

will

other characters in the mix for Sonic Adventure 2. Knuckles, Dr. Robotnik and the enigmatic Dark

his

moneymaker once revealing bigger

and

secrets for fans.

We shudder at also

Sonic are

set to

all

mystery. Will they be playable via

the thought.

second genuine Sonic Teamproduced adventure. One of

Sonic 2’s new multiplayer

revealed that Sonic

Sega’s worst kept secrets, the

pit

game was finally

gamers be able

feature? Will

unveiled to the

to

Sonic against any of the

aforementioned characters

in

some

which in

It's

better

aquatic shenanigans

way out of

food for thought, indeed.

and with very

little

leaking out of

Sega HQ on

hopping from location to location

side of the Pacific,

around the globe. From the lush

while before

may be a we learn many of

the specifics.

CA -The team

the urban nooks and crannies of

San

San

responsible for creating one of gaming’s most popular mascots

What we do know is that

has been seen about town, taking off-campus lunch breaks again. For those of us who’re pining for Sonic 2. it's good news: It means the game could be nearing completion.

Sonic

Francisco, Sonic whips

through

it

all— proving he’s

by far the fastest

mammal

in

still

virtual

videogaming.

Although Sonic was the only character shown at E3, Sega

Francisco,

also plans to include up to three

64

Official# Dreamcast Magazine Sept/Oct

2000

will

also be rejoined, once

again, by his seemingly

it if

he gets trapped—

not

benchmark in videogaming, but an occasion for a few celebra-

PUBUSHER SEGA DEVELOPER SONIC TEAM GENRE ADVENTURE PLAYERS TBA ORIGIN US/JAPAN PERIPHERALS TBA ONUNE YES RELEASE DATE EARLY 2001

a

Based on a videoonly presentation, this

game looks amazing!

tions: the tenth anniversary of

Network compatibility and multiplayer madness abound

Sonic, himself, the beginning of

Will

the (actual)

new millennium and

million

mark

in

We

will

be able to join

in

gameplay and design be more

sophisticated?

sales of Sonic couldn’t think of

BOTTOM LINE No one packs ’em in like Sonic, and Team genuinely promises to deliver

a better reason to party. And

gamers

it be all that much different from the original?

Will

the achievement of the two

Adventure.

personally warning

early

Sega Japan).

FRANCESCA REYES

The game represents

omniscent Chao buddies. Sonic

gamers that the Chaos will play a more direct role in the sequel,

to

only yet another technological

Team

is

in

information

it

as Sonic Adventure 2 a worldwide simulta-

control a submarine, or find his

head-to-head matches across the Internet?

either

in

next year (March-ish, according

have to learn to

he’ll

but familiar blue hedgehog,

tough to say,

debuts

neous release sometime

partake

masses in video form at the company’s E3 theater— revealing

It’s

festivities,

been

will

the antics of a much-streamlined

vegetation of a tropical jungle to

again

show their

faces, but their roles remain a

his

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COMINGSOON

Previews

...A

visual

Grandia II Hmmm... What

to

m

odd

for

Gun

birdy friend Eagley (spare us!)

peek around corners or

scour the countryside for treasures

camera). And although the

i

1* W

I

1

a long

ith

j

list

of credits

that include the Lunar

Map*

series (and the

shooter

like

Silpheed or

Griffon Blaze),

developer

Japanese

Game Arts sure does

do during winter vacation...

As the young hero, (some the

untold.

Rudo

names may change US version), you and your

of the

Along the way, strange

and loads of 3D dungeons, towns and character models (the R and L trigger buttons

can help you

town or dungeons,

Game Arts has

also

ensured that players

rotate the

will

be able to interact

with their environments

shown during dialog more mature designs,

characters

Oust as they did

reflect

first

know RPGs. Focusing intently on memorable characters and subtle,

things begin to

priestess, Elena,

the polygonal versions are quite

so). Bottles spill

almost simplistic storylines, the

possessed; a stone statue comes

true to the super-deformed genus

knock them

proof of

approach

its

is in

the

proverbial Grandia pudding.

to

Its

life in

the form of Milena

the

phenomena

adventurer, encounters great

we

never

be enchanted with each

personality

Grandia

evils,

winged creatures,

blah, blah, blah), but failed to

II

and every tiny

creature.

promises to follow a

similar path to a truly lovely goal.

66

Official #Dreamcast

(a

spunky but dangerous sorceress);

quests were staid and straightforward (boy wants to be great

fights small

happen—the young becomes

list

goes on. Are

catastrophe?

Is

any of this

Visually,

Grandia

It

to find out. II

is

simply

amazing, with environments completely rendered

Magazine Sept/Oct 2000

in

reverberate

RPGs.

kicked,

in

like

the

polygons

villages in

a

campfire or smoldering torches lining

dungeon

game

a visual

walls,

that’ll

in

when

hit

or

the towns and

has plenty to say

same thing

twice— no matter how often

be

tough to topple-even for beauts like

the

you

(amazingly, they’ll rarely

say the

make this

behemoth

if

over, barrels

and absolutely

everyone

Other features,

breathtaking flames flickering

connected to the massive chasm that divides the continent?

becomes Rudo’s job

of pixie people that we’re used to seeing

of these

all

signs of impending

in

Grandia, only more

you

revisit

them). The level of

attention paid to every single

Sega’s pending Eternal Arcadia.

moment, circumstance and

Whether you’re moving through

environment

is

overwhelming.

behemoth

that’ll


be tough

to topple.

We've played the

latest build,

and believe

us:

plenty of fun.

it's

Taking headshots

more

far

is

exciting

than taking screenshots. But neither is nearly as much fun as taking tequila shots.

Silent Beware: Try

W

I

coming at

Scope home

this at

hen we heard the news

Picture-in-Picture),

that the now-infamous

trigger to

Silent Sr.nne Scope

was

Dreamcast, we here

to

ODCM dampened

seems

rig right

to

t be

seemingly insurmountable

our

that the

we were informed game would be coming

without

its

control issue. Frankly, this

feels far better than

thereafter,

and while

sniper-rifle peripheral,

‘realistic’

said dungarees were dry as dry ice within milliseconds. But

we

it’s

it’s

as

it

should:

clearly not

its

game

as

arcade cousin,

devilishly addictive. In

the arcade, you can

pump

quarters into Silent Scope

tried

game their way,

playing the

it

a truly viable solution to an

dungarees. But when, shortly

have to admit: we’ve

and the

take out sucka bad

guvs: amazingly, ama7inglv. guys;

endlessly, but to fight the “l-beat-

without the lightgun (or a urine-

it-the-first-time-l-played-it”

posterior), and we’ve been quite pleasantly surprised

syndrome, Konami

by the

you gotta earn the

soaked

only starts

you out with three continues:

result.

rest.

For those unfamiliar

The arcade-perfect

game, SS enables aspiring SWAT team

graphics don’t hurt matters,

members to

environments and clean

with the arcade

either.

play the role of a

The sharp urban

professional sniper (without

polygonal models run smoothly,

having to deal with any of that

without a hitch. Look for a

pesky

‘training’).

complete review next

The game’s

housed within

its

eye-scope,

PUBLISHER KONAMI DEVELOPER KONAMI GENRE SNIPING ORIGIN JAPAN PLAYERS 1-2 PERIPHERALS TBA RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER ONLINE NO

which enabled you to simultaneously zero

enemy and

to

in

issue.

EVAN SHAMOON

had an LCD screen

realistic rifle

on the

keep a distanced,

wide-angle perspective. The effect real

was

steller— you felt like a

SWAT team member.

SS’s gameplay

is

of the

‘guilty pleasure’ variety. In

Battle uses the original game’s successful semi-realtime combat engine, in which both the enemy and your character(s) are on the

same

time meter.

When

you reach the action point of this meter,

it's

time to unleash a

enemy will do

fix

it.

We’ve played

the latest build, and believe us: it’s

plenty of fun.

Enemies are onscreen, and lucky,

if

his

just like you

do

in

the Evolution

catch you from behind, often lose your

the fight and the bad

influence the type of attack you

positioned for

sustain from a blow. criticize

One

you’ll

could

Game Arts for putting an

old engine

under a new hood,

but the formula worked perfectly well before.

And— hell,

if it

www.dreamcastmagazine.com

ain’t

first

and environments Loads

on the

be

An RPG I

its

games

in

is

only as

II

is

promises-finally!-to

as one of the

RPGs on Dreamcast.

first

epic

UbiSoft has

vain)

definitely the helicoptor stage,

make

attempt to

towns and dungeons good as

translation

BOTTOM LINE

Japan, shaping up to be one of the prettiest, most engrossing RPGs of all time; let's hope it lives up to expectations Grandia

deliver

of

battlefield.

Grandia

in

The nicely varied stages are teeming with activity; a favorite

II

is

the streets

safe for democracy with

extreme prejudice.

So how the

As one of the most highly anticipated

attempting (sometimes

where you’re flying through a city at high speeds as you

Highly detailed

you’ll

guy’ll

new locations, new terrorists, and

to

innocent pedestrians.

PUBLISHER UBISOFT DEVELOPER GAME ARTS GENRE RPG PLAYERS 1 ORIGIN JAPAN PERIPHERALS TBA ONLINE TBA RELEASE DATE NOVEMBER

turn during

maximum damage

advancing

to avoid taking the lives of

IIHhhlM;

a creature happens to

series.

and distance from an enemy on the battlefield can can perform or the damage

neutralizing

FRANCESCA REYES

you’ll

counter or cancel the enemy’s

If

already counting the minutes.

you’re feeling

worst to you. Certain moves can

action,

ways,

it's

many

simply a case of

November 2000 US release date for the game, and we’re

set a

visible

still

you can avoid fighting

almost altogether. But

always have to watch your back,

vicious attack or a splendid

spell-or your

broke, don’t

hell did

Konami

reproduce this experience with a standard utilzing

DC

controller? By

the analog stick for

aiming, the bring up a

left

trigger button to

zoomed

inset (think

Sept/Oct 2000

[Evan was unable to write a caption for this space without using the word ‘ass', and has already exceeded this issue's ass allowance. We apologize. —Ed]

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COMINGSOOV

Vengeance was sought, souls were sucked...

Previews

An expanded set of abilities and Reaver upgrades (read: Reave Harder) await in SR2.

With the original already looking as stunning as can be, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos have assured us that the sequel will add even MORE effects, plus special touches of artistic je ne sais quoi. In short: eye candy to die for.

HOUSE OF KAIN

fl Enemies won’t just

when

die

lie

down and

they’re impaled in the

sequel. You’ll have to learn

the

all

unique weaknesses of your new in order to keep them dead.

foes

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that for

VP

loyalty?

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yellow eyes

ready to

is

n addition to being one of

It’s

visually detailed

adventure

ilk

a

truly titillating

to traipse

around the

Underworld. Vengeance

was

sought; souls were sucked; boxes

were moved. What more could fans ask for? Of course, a sequel.

does a

you ask? variety of

Reaver 2’ impending

which Raziel

will

puzzle items

is

be able to store

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player to figure out

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original

to a

the stops

deliver.

in its

attempt to

Soul Reaver 2 finds the

in

an

Raziel’s Reaver weapon), the real

meat

we

its

nemesis, Kain. But on this outing he’ll

environments. Taking a cue from

that of his Underworld fellows— all

him, hot on the

trail

of his

period to time period, as he learns

more about

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his past

new

more spells and elemental enhancements for

2 will be in No longer Tomb Raider-

of Soul Reaver

puzzle-solving.

content to settle for

esque block-pushing

antics,

developers claim to be building

and

it’s left

how

to

A bigger variety of puzzles,

transport items to the right I

place at the right time).

features (including

soul-sucking Raziel exactly where

be hopping around from time

hunt down Kain for

framerate of 60fps and

release, the die-hard denizens of

left

effort to

With a promised consistent

away their Cure albums and start looking forward to more story, more tricks and more beautiful

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when you’re trying to uso the new ‘sort of inventory thattbe game introduces (i.e., the way in

Soul Reaver— which boiled down

gaming’s nether regions can put

68

‘Reaver’,

of destruction, which

depending on the enhancements you’ve acquired. Keep Raziel at full health, and you can power up your Reaver for instant demon death.

all

With the announcement of Soul

weapon

niche—giving gamers of

the gothic

chance

to solve puzzles—espel

REAVER-ETTE What’s a

Raziel’s

flashy, destructive things

games on Dreamcast,

the original Soul Reaver filled a distinct

the all-you-can-suck soul buffet

hit

WARM

the most imaginative and

this

baby from the ground up. So

you’ll

have to

flex

your gray matter

Though

anticipated sequel off,

is

enemies and environments are more than welcome The first one was gorgeous, which means the second one will be...

this highly

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a ways

you can be sure that

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models be

optimized for Dreamcast?

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here at its

the way. We’re hopeful that Soul

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Reaver 2

The

in

will

outdo the

original

every way, shape and form.

original proved to

be an imaginative

treat for adventure fans. Will the sequel live

up to our expectations?

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some

got

under

its

and

brains

hood (when’s

to

chalk up another tasty winner for arcade racing fans

And matching the car count scope, the title’s number of

modes

is

in

truly impressive.

Vanishing Point,

trophy

up to be all that and a extra large can of 10-30W. Oft rumored for Dreamcast but never officially announced, the title finally

made

its

CWG

playability

and

mix;

30 fully-

licensed cars—all nicely modeled

and

built to

a specific dealer’s

specifications—this

game

gives

players the opportunity to dash

around multiple courses

in

anything from a Lotus Elise to

an authentic

Trial.

in

head

in split

screen

and judging by

hype), it’s

statistics,

not nearly as fun, either. set for an

option, you’ll be trading off with

Vanishing Point

your friends DD-style

August release, so you arcade racers had better start saving

in

consecutive runs. Don’t look at

us

like

that— it’s simple. Once

is

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your cash.

you race, you just hand off the controller to the next player.

the

Whoever happens

Internet

to get the

best ranking wins the contest.

their high

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order to best other

drivers across the country.

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feature of

the game’s Crazy

mode.

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backdrops

The Stunt

Driver mode in Vanishing may seem derivative of other games like Crazy Taxi and Driver,

a top ranking, and you might

Driver

Point

suddenly stumble across

unlockable challenges ranging

addictive

from Pop

but you certainly can’t deny that there’s a real fun factor involved.

ominous

Early builds were light on the physics, but they’re guaranteed to be improved

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in

sorts of

wackiness has been keep racers time.

in

function.

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in

senior

its

lead

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Derby,

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one. Then

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and

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nearly as

challenges. Crack

players can go

mode

order to

garner enough points to move

terms of multiplayer

it’s,

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the Balloons to the

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laugh).

from the old-school PlayStation

cleverly designed to

awake for weeks at a

all

good fortune (cue

Vanishing Point takes

which you ‘earn’

opportunities to try harder stages of stunt

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to

fashion, but for the eight-player

also find a

mode and

gamers can post

scores

smooth

pristine visuals.

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head

alone,

which you’re

rankings also figure into the

128-bit

its

in

line. You’ll

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requisite

debut at May’s E3 show and stunned crowds with

mode

amass cash money for

your car for the long run to the

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buying upgrades, as you ready

Acclaim’s latest arcade-style racer,

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We tried

telling the alien

he didn’t need to

Previews

The characters are amazingly rendered, if not detailed. Here

Now, that’s the kind of cyber pad we could relax curvy, groovy and thoroughly pneumatic.

diet,

but he insisted. [Dan, there's a lesson here. -Ed.]

is

in:

your team of five

aliens.

Save them.

Okay. How cool would it be if the space station from Space Channel 5 was on one of these view screens? It’s not, of course, but come on — how

M

M

5

Stupid Inv So stupid

(but lovable)

a

ar crashes suck. Your ride

is

gone, you’re far

from home, and unless

LucasArts puts you

style,

in

could run for President and probably win

it

Stupid Invaders

charge of rescuing

He’s not kidding:

we

don’t want

to give anything away, but let's

the alien Ento and his four pals

just say that

you’re part of the cellphone elite

from the clutches of

time at E3 was spent

need a hairstyle that covers this tumor elite -Ed.], there’s no way to call

(and his alien-hating

[soon

to

for help.

be the “Raoul,

I

Car crashes suck worse

when your

car

is

a spaceship,

and you’ve smacked down on a crappy planet

like Earth.

And

Bolok),

and then

Dr.

henchman seeing them

of

And

safely off the planet. hopefully,

evil

have fun while you will

happen

all

foil

“Funny

the time,"

they suck even worse than that

says producer Sebastian Hamon.

when, after the crash, a mad scientist tries to hunt you

me

and your pals down so he can

hundreds of times.”

vivisect you.

“Most of the scenes

still

laugh after seeing

make

them

So what kind of humor can we expect to see? Says Hamon, “It's

adventure

Butthead and Ren and Stimpy."

74

the classic

Official ©Dreamcast

a cross between Beavis

Magazine Sept/Oct 2000

a

in the UbiSoft booth the whole time, we swear!

Anyway, developer Xilam has

and

He gives a nudge and a wink, conquered the world, (Yeah,

it’s

great.

out of lamb.)

wasn’t influenced other games.

appeal to domestic tastes. been way more than translated. Most of the humor is

“We took most

American,”

Hamon

out that the team

says, pointing

is

heavily

right?”

You can find

and eat a real Big Mac virtually anywhere on the globe, except in India—where cows are sacred and Big Macs are actually made

the original French dialog so that will

DC VS. PC/MAC

saying “You know you've

gone as far as hiring a former Ren and Stimpy writer, Jim Gomez, to substantially rewrite it

A point-and-click in

in

“It’s

Welcome to

Stupid Invaders.

of our play

bathroom—er—the SI characters were in a bathroom— uh— we

guys, you’ll

try:

most

were

whether or not you

the plans of the

things

Sakarine

One

thing that by,

Hamon

the

game

though,

is

explains,

of our inspiration

from other aspects of culture like

movies,

TV and comics.”

Pressed, he allows that to,

he’d

call

the

if

he had

game Monty Day of

influenced by countless

Python’s Holy Grail meets

American TV shows and movies.

the Tentacle (But considering

Stupid Invaders is also being made for PC and Mac. but it should be best (of course) on Dreamcast— the DC animations will run at a true movie rate (24 frames per second), versus only twelve FPS for Mac and PC. As for control— while it works fine with the Dreamcast pad, XILAM is hoping to include support for the Dreamcast mouse.

www.DailyRadar.com


The short bathroom session at E3 had us rolling around on the

floor.

While it’s not scheduled to make a DC appearance as of press time, we’d bet money on a

Steeeempy,

like a family reunion!

it's

conversion arriving early next year.

Even though the game is based on an obscure French license (or not so obscure, if you’re a lot of its stylistic cues from classic American TV shows like Ren and Stimpy. litter (gritty kitty litter) eating cats or chihuahuas on speed (although Unfortunately, none these guys clearly share Ren’s dental issues). We can’t wait to see what appears in Stupid Invaders 2.

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game

certainly takes

of the aliens are kitty

Pigs in Space sketch, but

we thought

better of

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it.

it

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do,

meant to say was, “Don’t

forget to pull the chain!’’

want

into

command

Sega die-hards may

sequel.

out...

master the arts of

to

combos and combined

latest

its

arcade beat ’em up

remember Spikeout as one

control of

spells— but with this

scheme

in place, it’s

easy to imagine Slashout

the premier Model 3 games,

heading to Dreamcast

which

virtually

pitted players against a

modern

all.

hasn’t been officially

backdrop

city

no time at

in

While

(even

miscellaneous trash-able

the shoe to drop at any time.

in

it

announced

Japan), we’re expecting

containing loads of thugs and

hoodlums while they cleared stages and geared up for a

With massive stages

face-off with the boss-monster.

waiting to be conquered and a

Well, prepare to break out the

whole bevy of secrets to unlock,

band-aids again. Sega’s

Slashout promises to provide

illustrious

AM2

arcade maven, the

development team, has

finally

brewed up a sequel to

Spikeout— with

NAOMI

title,

As one

its

arcade goers with a great place to put their quarters

US

shores.

And

will

there? Don’t bet on

retooled

once

it

hits

the fun stop it.

FRANCESCA REYES

Slashout.

of four bruisers

cruising the medieval (What!?

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players

in

what you

order to do exactly

«s *

did best in the first

iteration of Spikeout: scroll

across big arenas and other rustic scenarios,

the

hell

and damage

out of everything

sight. Oh,

in

and beat the massive

boss at the end of the stage. To a pulp. Every time (yeah,

Hamon may

be just

and imposing man, we frankly don’t want to press him too

modest

more than and 50

much

characters to interact with,

that Mr.

of

Hamon

is

quite a large

further. He’s not the kind

guy you can easily

flatten).

the entire time we’re playing,

is

freely

admits the team

focusing on quality over

“We expect top adventure gamers to be able to beat the game in 20 hours,” he says. “Our goal was not to put in ‘as much gameplay as possible’, longevity.

which usually includes boring puzzles that

make you walk

forever from spot

A

to spot

straight to our hearts.

a

“All

Stupid Invaders sounds plenty

And he’s not kidding about the humor. Our short bathroom session at E3 had the entire edit team [Well, at least Chris, Evan

and Fran it

that

us.

was

in

That was

later,

will

go from surprise to surprise.”

and ready for a

Invaders

is

original,

How deep will

it

be

in

the end?

j

How clever will the puzzles be?

that took

MDK 2

as one

wielding barbarian horde-type. You’ll

be dueling with some of

RPG; the giant eyeballs and

some

of our favorites.

The arcade version

of

Slashout features controls at

for Kick,

it

looking to board the

same kooky train

most skills

to sword-

their simplest, with

BOTTOM LINE

Stupid

that of

its

your

criminally insane skeletons are

A brave new genre for DC

be

like

at

magic user-type

at the

well

try

the weirdest foes this side of an Colorful, quirky

the

Sega party). Based on a French license

a chance to

characters, which range from

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floor (And again,

was the game

bathroom, not

Power Stone 2

of four vastly different

nmm-

-Ed.] practically rolling

around on the

With gameplay

cooperative, Slashout gives you

Aboooooooard!”

clickin’

may as

B

And we’re

just waiting to hear UbiSoft say,

CHRIS CHARLA

(Space Goofs) so obscure that

and back again. Our players

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guy: With

different locations

long for an adventure game.

With the goal of keeping us players laughing nearly

Hamon

120

right!).

commands

Jump, Slash and even

For every old-school gamer out there, UbiSoft’s latest serves to fill the gaping

Sidestep. Of course, you’ll need

chasm

to familiarize yourself with quite

of point-and-click

goodness.

a few

little

intricacies,

if

you

Sept/Oct 2000

Fourplayer action, an onslaught of enemies and true beat ’em up gameplay. Add highly detailed character models, and you have a one way ticket to arcade Nirvana-without the Smells Like

Teen

Official

Spirit pitstop, thankfully.

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newly updated

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is

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know

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Stunt O Puts the

‘stunt’

game

ne

back

at a time.

tive

revving up,

is

an

rival

is

modes

And

a four-player

with

(Arcade,

Challenge and Season), unique

wacky courses and

car models,

stunts a go-go, Stunt set to offer

more

GP

looks

a

some

split

in

which

you’ll float

more first

your sick-

more maybe

points and place.

futuristic vehicles,

With a release

be taking around

you’ll

down

loops and

near-vertical

for just

ramps, are more akin to those you’d find

in

game than

corner

a Codemasters

planned

‘car’

might even see a

issue:

promise.

full

keep

review.

FRANCESCA REYES

but watch

us burn Mr. Webster

our next

in

Maybe!) by entering the

Season mode and collecting the money and points which have been

its

your fingers crossed, and you

the game.

We haven’t yet,

up to

Check back next

upgrade our collective

in

very,

check out those

this racer lives

we

(apparently,

and some

(just

screens!), we’re hoping that

vocabulary to match the innovations

date set

around the seasonal (Fall)

very impressive visuals

to the straightfor-

ward racers of most arcade titles. You’ll be able to upgrade

issue!

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accelerated play than just

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be able

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which

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stomach-dropping,

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headed (arguably)

titles

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truly top-notch.

already strong field of fast-

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we

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able to beat you.

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‘power bars’ positioned atop

in

Official #Dreamcast

will

fea-

ahead

the

(or

changes and off-ramps.

show how

behind) you are

The

fact that you can

uncover new areas by

field.

The Tokyo Xtreme Racer demo is on this month's disc, so you can play at being one of those

is

Magazine Sept/Oct 2000

it

100 miles of road”) new courses (gasp!)

(

/

188 <

freeway jerks

we all

We

final

can’t wait to take the

product out for a spin

PUBUSHER CRAVE DEVELOPER GENKI GENRE RACING PLAYERS TBA ORIGIN JAPAN ONUNE NO RELEASE DATE Q4

landscape’ (Huh? too...)

adds a

Q

Highly polished car models run at 60 fps...drool, froth

Promise of more tracks, more cars,

more

you love

in

of everything else

a racer

B

WIII it have deeper gameplay than the original?

How

will

the

new

additions fare?

‘utilizing

aspects of the metropolitan

9jp

that they might actually be

not only stretching out

but adding

far

are.

is

that can be accessed via inter-

a set of

that they

might actually be able to

Genki

out-distance the competition. is

more.

this winter.

the mileage of the main track

The measuring tool the screen, which

devils are at

smart as you

The bad news

beat you. The good news

76

WL

rival

a race to

certainly has the visual power to back up this twist and

FRANCESCA REYES

(note singular usage) limiting,

racers on accurately rendered in

and

TXR2

US

and found the number of track

series pits players against

For the uninitiated, Genki’s

new

but unique, racing game: And

who've test driven the orignal

difficult— Infogrames all

has

opponents. And for those

ahead of the competition. And this last stunt will be boasts that the Al for

hasn’t

opted instead to compliment the

cars, car parts, test tracks

cool premise

up your vehicles, the better

Gameplay

exactly taken the express train to Retool Station. Genki

smooth framerates, and surprisingly polished car models. And only a cess with

your chances of pulling off

in

racing engine with loads of

purpose. The

more souped

DC

the US,

Japan) managed to snag suc-

to you expressly for this

dizzying stunts or zipping

original

titles for

Tokyo Xtreme Racing

(Shutouko Highway Battle

We wonder,

twist of adventure

hate!

BOTTOM LINE Slick, sexy and built for speed, it’s Crave's hope for snagging more virtual street racing cred

to an otherwise straightforward,

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Promise

Dreamcast.

i


COMINGSOOIV

Filled to

Previews

brimming with

sinister dealings

Cyprien s childhood fantasies revolve around his comic books and the

superheroes he finds within. In a strangely literal sort of wish fulfillment, he’s allowed to act out his fantasy: as a ‘real’ superhero. In an alternate world, he must use his powers to save his friends—who have been turned into scary

monsters. We should all be so virtually unlucky.

With a neighborhood of eight islands to explore and more than 100 characters to meet.. .well, you get the idea.

Each island in Evil Twin has environment and climate.

its

own unique

From the early playable that we managed to get our grabby hands on, it seems like Evil Twin plays much like a platformer while having the high aspirations of an adventure game-that’s a formula that certainly can't be beat.

Twin

Evil

Eerie, strange, spooky, bizarre L JjH

F

ry this

one on

for size:

If

Tim Burton and anime director

were to have a

Mamoru

lovechild,

regions?),

its

would look and play a

lot like

ponderings aside, there’s better

way to sum up

where

his

own

alter-

cast as a superhero

the

named

BUT WHERE'S JOHNNY DEPP? As the hero of nearly every gothoriented, crepuscular tragi-comic-

All

really

no

In Utero’s

surreal-o-tastic

drama since the JD would be a

mid-’80s, the big

shoe-in for just about any role

wild ride into fantasy

than with

those two words: “darkly” (which is

far better

Welcome

of Evil Twin. Never say never, right?

than the word “dark”)

until

Utero had originally cooked up the Evil

Twin concept with an eye to

turning

game’s wide array of

series (take a look at the

obstacles).

it

into

and

goth-styled designs,

lucky for us gamers, of course—

this intent quite clearly).

new

place

brimming with

is filled

full

counting on

hideous monsters and

lots of

justice by producing

in virtual

you’ll

to

be one of the big

see

Thank

it

it

first

form!

PUBLISHER UBISOFT DEVELOPER IN UTERO GENRE ADVENTURE PLAYERS 1 PERIPHERALS TBA ONUNE NO RELEASE DATE NOVEMBER 2000!

a

people beset with terrors-which is

beset with

lots of terrified people.

And

to top

it

that

many

all off,

he discovers

of his friends from the

into beasties that

he must

Inspired by flavors of

culture ranging from

2000

it

DC surprises when it releases in FRANCESCA REYES November.

amazing

goodness they decided to do

to

sinister dealings,

the recent E3 show, and we’re

an animated

Unfortunately for Cyprien-but

this

orphanage have been transformed

the day he

Off icial#Dreamcast Magazine Sept/Oct

Japanese manga to vintage horror flicks, the development team of In

‘super’

somehow free.

discovers a portal into another

78

be

will

and

With gameplay promise to be every

as

its

offer

elements that bit

gamers a

little

of everything-

A

cool concept wrapped impressive visual style

pop

modern

platforming, adventure

Hopefully, controls will I

Will

H be able to hold our

interest

the way through?

and

BOTTOM LINE

massive amount of different

A twisted,

characters and enemies. This

one

an

be just as

smooth as graphics

action-plus interaction with a

definitely

in

Part platformer, part adventure

as creative

storyline, Evil Twin looks to

all

and moody an orphanage.

living in

of his heroes consist of comic

book characters,

game

progresses, players

forms as needed, to cope with the

means, of course, that Cyprien

to the world of

Cyprien, a lost

All

“Super Cyprien” (as the

frequently swapping between

in

the (as yet unplanned) film version

and “imaginative."

youngster

Cyprien’s Chronicles

Cyprien’s ‘normal’

handiwork

darkly imaginitive Evil Twin.

is

if

said lovechild were to enter the

gaming industry, then

world (his subconcious nether

ego

Oshii

and

I

and every other adjective that described ’80s goth

is

toon-like feel, pitched to

Tim

Burton fanatics armed with DC controllers...who can argue with that?

of our favorites from

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[rpg survival tactic #2] Unexpectedly she

people

decide to

put

between two

trusts.

Linear

must

with her old friend,

travel

new

or to adventure with a

one.

Lacking faith and stifled with indecision,

Linear

between Mag

is

forced to choose

or Yurka.

Stuck

the middle of two warring

in

rivals.

Linear must choose which friendship

is

worth saving.

Remember... only the strong survive. 2.

sequel to the best-sell-

RPG on

the Sega Dreamcastâ&#x201E;˘.

Evolution ing

Sega

Dreamcast

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All

other trademarks belong


)

^

COMINGSOOf

The double team moves are the best part The People's Champion.

of Versus

pr

s

mode. Here, the Hardyz puts the hurt on

x JJART BUTTON

The character models are nice but fairly low poly, in order to enable nine of them to be onscreen at once with no drop in framerate.

men in action at once = pure chaossomething else we don’t want to watch,

Nine or

WWF Royal Rumble Finally, the

Rock returns

j

bring wrestling fans the coolest

specific (chosen at the beginning of the

Coming both

Dreamcast and to the arcade, Royal

Rumble

Dreamcast

to

moves) and battle it out all over the arena. The double team moves are character

looking wrestling action ever. to

Sega and

Yuke’s/Japan are teaming up to

restlingfans, rejoice!

ITJi I A

is

match from a

brief

list),

and

all

of the

grapples require only one or two buttons:

a fast, furious, no-holds-barred

they’re fantastically simple to perform.

Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Under-

THQ promises that gamers will be scoring some “insane, out-of-thering action.” What does this mean? It means that you’ll be able to take your rum-

taker and HHH, plus newcomers

ble outside, onto city streets, so you

frenzy based on Yuke’s Toukon Retsuden

4

engine. Players have over

20

WWF

superstars to choose from, including The

Rikishi

since

like

Phatu and the Hardy Boyz—and

it’s

fully licensed,

see a game with from Yuke’s’

the :

‘urban

blight’.

etc—are just

fixin’s

(okay,

,

Smackdown capable hands. its

capacity to

so the term

based on

run nine different

Only

Royal Rumble

whole is

‘real’ is

you get the

is

lotta fun.

very loosely

idea).

already playable and a Wrestling fans

a chance to play a good game,

may have yet.

DANIEL ERICKSON

In

mode, up to four players pick partners (who can do run-ins and double team

mill

Mr. Webster’s dictionary

Rumble mode is the game’s biggest appeal— but an innovative Versus mode included to round out the options nicely.

your rumble

20% complete, we declare that

wrestlers onscreen at once, the Royal

this

Real objects— i.e., cars,

grist for

definition, but

With

can

contribute to the designers’ version of

you can expect to

emerge Guts’ Rage WWF ( Berzerk all

In addition,

PUBUSHER THQ DEVELOPER WRESTLING PLAYERS

1-4

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.


[rpg survival tactic #3] Mag

is

back to continue

his

quest to

be the world's greatest adventurer. With Yurka's

arrival,

must now choose between his lifelong

dream

friend, Linear.

the

destruction.

hands,

At the epicenter of

Yurka

amazing

his

fulfilling

or to save his best

stands

conflict

flaunting

Mag

however,

With

Mag must

rise

greatest challenge of his

often

powers of

Linear's fate

up

in his

for

the

life.

Remember... only the strong survive. Evolution 2, sequel to the best-selling

RPG on

Sega

Dreamcast

the Sega Dreamcastâ&#x201E;˘.

UbiSoft www. ubisoft.com


ega â&#x20AC;¢reamcast

PLAYER

Q.B.Club


.

All-new Shoulder Charge feature

Save instant replays^

for busting through defenders

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BATTLE GALACTIC TYRANNY. BRING YOUR FRIENDS. Introducing the first space combat game for up to eight players online!

From the award winning designers of Wing Commander comes a game beyond the reaches of your imagination. Battle for control of the galaxy as a lone gun first-person

combat game. Or take on the

mode as a member of the Coalition

elite

in this

premier

evil Coalition in multi-player

45th Squadron. With every hour, the

grows stronger, and the fall of the Alliance

is at

hand.

Fight for Freedom! The 45th Wants You!

•Fight one-on-one with a friend

in

dogfight

mode

or play

cooperatively with up to eight other players via the internet.

•Whether engaged

in

a dogfight or escorting a torpedo

run, the Starlancer 3-D engine provides unparalleled fluidity of

gameplay.

•Choose from more than a dozen ships using

a

unique 3-D drag and drop interface. Then arm your ships with more then twenty weapons to obliterate the

enemy.

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.


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f

PhiHppoussis

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'

Spain

com

Kafelniko'

s'otf rnation!

SIN OF OMISSION Dear Sega, The male

members

of

ODCM’s staff

would

like to point

out your grievous error in not

including

Anna Kournikova

the lovely

in

\.

Virtua Tennis, even as a secret

We work long

character.

days

I

and nights here in the office, and we’d love to be able to unwind— in every way— by play-

m

ing Ms. Kournikova. But of

course, there’s no justice in the we love your game, but we gots to have our world. Sega,

lovely blondes. Please produce a sequel containing nothing but her (and maybe a little Martina Hingis).

Tennis isn’t just for champagne-swilling, country club sissies anymore. In its virtual form, this is the one of the fastest, most intense sports experience you’ll ever have sitting down.

Sincerely,

Dan, Dave, Chris and Evan

Virtua Tennis Game, q

wt

I

a

Sega pounds home an ace!

Set, Match:

very once

in

awhile,

game takes

us by

Come

on.”

you’re

right.

And to some degree, Most of the ‘tennis’

128-bit dynamics controls

of physics,

and graphics. This

titles

renews our faith

shelves over the past decade

opponents with well-placed

have been crap. But now, as the

strokes and overwhelming

in

the entire

industry— buying enough forgive-

ness chips to make up

for

all

of

the horrible Soul Fighters and ECU's.

And when

it’s

a

hasn’t been hyped at

game that

all,

better.

wondrous arcade Tennis,

is

just

of,

Sega’s

port, Virtua

such a creature.

game?

little

guy

it

to store

said, “You

must

Oh, please.

means

that you’ll be outsmarting

with the

them

power of your overhead

unlearn what you have learned."

smash-as

At least, about this genre.

timing

long as you get your

right.

With different but-

tons used for lobs and strokes,

Now, you’re probably saying, “A tennis

squatty

made

that

we’ve practically never heard well—that’s even

that have

Tennis

is

one

of the

most

you’ll

have to master the use you want to be

conceptually simple sports

of angles

around—i.e., you

king of the court.

a net-yet

it’s

hit

a

ball

across

amazingly easy to

screw up a tennis videogame. The best example of the tennis

if

a definite bonus. Fast, frenzied

make Tennis an game to be

concept at work was, of course,

unrivaled party

the prehistoric Pong. Dreamcast’s

shared with friends and foes

Virtua Tennis follows rules,

but

it

all

the

same

adds the modern,

alike.

And

if

your friends are out,

you know, doing

stuff,

conquer-namely,

cuit

mode.

there are

the

in

its

game

World

Cir-

Strikingly similar to

the Mission

mode

in

Soul Calibur, World

Namco’s

Circuit features

a ton of varying matches and a

huge assortment of oddball training’ levels.

As surreal as the

Crazy Box feature

in

these training levels

Crazy Taxi will

is,

have you

improving your serve by knocking

down bowling

the four-player doubles option is

arcade rounds

plenty of other things to

LbJ complete surprise and

pins or perfecting

your precision by hitting the center of a bull’s

eye for

max

points.

Clear the training levels or win

the various matches (both singles

and doubles abound), and gain access to

you’ll

new stages-and

get rich from the prize money.

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How to dean a court with Blake-from-Next-Geris pride

Welcome to TESTZONE

1 The biggest celebs in tennis have gathered in your Dreamcast— and while players don’t get to try their hands at the

women’s

division (doh!), you’ll

be able to smack balls around as anyone from bad-ass Russkie Kafelnikov to Aussie Teen Beata-like, Philipoussis.

2

matches

are definitely where Virtua Ten-

And

We’ve combed the planet for the most talented game journalists

Four-player doubles

nis is at.

This Issue’s Featured Space-Fillers

ODCM

is

proud to

we can find. We didn't

say that we’ve now shamed sister mag Next Gen a total of 24 times in doubles. Suckers. We

Madagascar, and

we worry

GREG ORLANDO By day: Sega Radar Captain By night: Incredible Hulk (with East Coast accent)

love ’em.

3 Loads

hit

about that—but all in all, we’re pretty happy with the quality of been able to assemble. If you are a writer from Madagascar who feels unfairly passed over, please call us. social fringe that we’ve

When Wacky Races poked its cel-shaded head into our offices, Greg soldered his little frail hands to the controller for one week straight Then we called an ambulance.

of different courts,

surfaces and players will keep you glued to your Dreamcast for a good long time.

CORD BARRETT SMITH By day: Mild-mannered post-graduate student By night: Hopeful Sega avenger One morning after waking up from a Fur F/ghters-induced hangover, Cord decided he would move onto greener pastures and actually get paid to work.

Our $5/month wasn't cutting

it

JIM PRESTON By day: PC gaming master By night: Great Pokemon Pumpkin known as The want to do any more

After being inflicted with the giant needle of pain Ring, we're not sure

work

for

if

Mr. Preston

our humble mag. Tune

in

will

next issue.

“CRACK MONKEY” By day: A small monkey By night: Supplies electrical power to San Diego When we have no one else to turn to, we make to Crack Monkey, a.k.a. Amigo. Cheap, fast there’s nothing that this

little

and

it

a habit to turn

effective,

simian wonder can't do.

Ladies and Gentleman, It’s Time for a Correction... Last issue, we ran a sidebar review for the criminally insane action game, 2. If you were crazy enough to read the fine print detailing publisher, developer and price, you’ll see that we printed the wrong info. For the record: the game's MSRP is $49.99, Rockstar Games is the publisher and DMA Design is the developer. We’ve reported the infraction

Grand Theft Auto

to the local authorities.

Our Scori ng System NOW SERVING DESSERT

IN

THE CLUB PARLOR.

Welcome

to

what can only be

called the

you’ll

be spending the bulk of your time after your pals stop bugging you and go home. way to unlock new courts and secret players to use in Arcade and Exhibition Mode.

This

No, pal, not that kind of scoring system.

Soul Calibur of sports games. No, really.. .don’t laugh, we’re serious. Take a gander at all the wondrous tennis-y type things you can do in World Circuit mode! With everything from tough-as-nails doubles and singles matches to wacky mini-games that help improve your skills, World Circuit Mode is the place where is

the only

If it

were,

we

sure wouldn't give

it away for free—we’d be selling it in the back of Maxim for $29.99. And Evan would have a date this weekend. We score games on a scale of 1 to 10. When we believe a game is just average, we give it—you guessed it— 5 out of

10.

If its

appeal is aimed directly at fans genre or its series but is not will be enjoyed by every6 out of 10. See, you deserve

of either its

something that

And just

like

money

world of tennis, thing.

it is in

the real

is

outfits

(all in

there’re so

every-

World

many

new

culty

nal counterparts are nothing short

will

the

and

be

With hat tricks

shadows

the

skill

has

nothing wrong with

diffi-

there are

delicious.

moving cloud

or dusty footprints

etched on clay courts, suspension

virtually

it. It

could’ve

but

all in all, it’s

est

games

you’ll

Dreamcast.

ORIGIN JAPAN PERIPHERALS VMU, JUMP PACK ONLINE NO VMU COUNT 2+ ESRB E PRICE $49.99

^Official(«?>Magazine

www.dreamcastmagazine.com

marks, and not just those above 7! Peripherals are another story. Since it doesn’t make much sense to score a VMU or an extension cord on a 1-10 scale, we've created

Mighty responsive and looks completely

dreamy

in

action

could love

We

Dream Game Award* a

game

9 8 7 6 5 4

instant classic

phenomenal excellent

good for

fans

average

mediocre

an incredibly clever

With Dreamcast's promising software lineup, we won’t be hard-pressed to pick

Faces only a mother (with bad I eyesight)

3 2 1

flawed its

mom

loves

it

embarassing

every issue that goes above and

beyond the

call of

greatness. For this

singular type of game, we've concocted our special award: the Dream Game Award. The title that is so duly honored is guaranteed to be good, no matter who

one of the sweetever play on

FRANCESCA REYES

you are or what type of games you to play.

t

Dreamcast

gets

and cute smiley-face score system. hope you’ll find it self-explanatory.

BOTTOM LINE

it

a system that uses the whole range of

PUBUSHER SEGA DEVELOPER SEGA ROSSO GENRE SPORTS PLAYERS 1-4

mode or two and some timing glitches,

used another

game

like

one,

BRIEF

sets are perfectly intact.

Virtua Tennis

quite quickly. is

IN

of hideous. Luckily, their animations

details to

later stages,

ramps up

Visually,

camera-

friendly anyway, but their polygo-

snatched mercilessly away. And as you reach

assured. The only

pro-tennis players aren’t

Circuit);

little

at that your evenings

is

flaws are the close-ups of players—

You can purchase secret

stages, secret players and

gawk

of disbelief

10

An

An

like

essential purchase!

over-the-counter solution to a pre-

scription fix for tennis fans,

and an

absolute must have for all the rest of DC owners out there.

you

* Small print somewhere

in this

mag

secures your legal agreement to buy all Dream Game Award titles immediately.

Sept/Oct 2000

Official

Dreamcast Magazine

87


GO NUMBER TWO!

the other cars blow monkey chunks, frankly. The only true racers in Wacky Races drove good old Number Two— The Creepy Coupe. Its tenants, Little Gruesome and Big Gruesome, were the original Dead Or Alive Two. And we still love them. All

Wacky Enough wackiness

P

kY.Tj I A I All

I

ith all

due respect to

author Robert Fulghum

and

Really

Learned

in

his feel-good farce

Need

to

Know

to the goofy

bleated out by

show’s

I

some

of the

original voice actors.

all

With tongue firmly in cheek, the game serves up delicious series of

to

choose from

kick ass, those

that’s

dead

about

it.

who

last

(eight are

and each

borders dangerously on the

don’t obey

six

and—well,

Every racer has a special powerups that are specific to

his vehicle; players select three

Perhaps we

such goodies and

map them

and B buttons.

morning show has made

X,

After collecting a

way to Dreamcast. The game

some fearsome whup-ass

expertly captures the show’s

the Ant

attack or fleeing via the Creepy

Official# Dreamcast Magazine Sept/Oct

Announcer seems out

incorrect it’s

of sync

with what's actually going on

Slow framerate

be sure to turn down revels in

BOTTOM LINE

choosing

Saturday morning sugared cereal

dementia rules the road. you're driving.

sound samples), and

a smooth ride to the

And

this time,

finish.

GREG ORLANDO

touch of a button, unleashing

its

manic race-for-the-finish line plot and all the wackiness therein,

88

courses and weapons

shortcuts and secrets aplenty await. Just

announcer (who

few ‘Wacky Coins’, a racer can utilize these features with a

stuff

Gorgeous, cartoonish graphics; beautifully designed courses Plenty of unlockable characters,

Sega’s Jet Grind Radio) plus

Y

the Dreamcast controller’s

matter, an the good

rather slow

the volume on the Wacky

No

the wonderful Saturday

its

to

should have paid more attention.

in

make up for

play speed, and it all works out). Gorgeous graphics (employing

the cel shading techniques of

nutty.

the rules of chivalry are destined

PUBUSHER INFOGRAMES DEVELOPER SHEFFIELD HOUSE GENRE WACKY RACING PLAYERS 14 ORIGIN UK PERIPHS NONE ONUNE NO VMU COUNT 4 ESRB E

There are eleven kooky cruisers available at the start),

to finish

bunching

quarters

in tight

(consider this the game’s attempt

to

midget mobsters

frantic

together and slamming into one

another

oil

refineries, caves, mines, etc.).

Hanna-Barbera cartoon Wacky wit:

Races play out as jostle-fests, with cars

a

themed race

courses (haunted houses,

learned from watching the

Races. To

Euphoria

to bliss out the entire State of

down

we know we

Kindergarten,

ever really needed to

right

characters with comic quips

Hill

Mob’s

2000

with

‘rat-a-tat’

Coupe's dragon power.

|—^Official

Magazine

t

Dreamcast Score 8

out of 10

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Gundam

Side Story 0079, Rise

from the Ashes with 3D battle simulation, movie-quality sound track

and Gundam - quality mass

destruction.

Monthly™

Gaming

Electronic

called

some

it,

richest graphics yet

of the

on Dreamcast.

Each of the mechs are cut with so

much

detail,

glance.” i

they look

like

And a glance

FMVat a

is

all

the

nsidious Zaku forces will get,

before your jump jet action and

zoom-in weapon features blow

them

into another dimension.

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Sunrise. All rights reserved.


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Meet

your ene-

mies and then blow them to kingdom come. If you ain't got the moves, then they’ll

make off human

with the

hostages

tow.

in

f&atlma

IF YOU THINK that Ulala is saving these humans out of love and compassion, think again. Even in the future, it’s all about the Benjamins. Think of all the viewers she’s saving while she’s strutting around space.

Channel 5 Sega’s platform-strutting showpiece sets

U

here’s a trend creeping around the industry,

die

for.

dressed to

kill

And wherever

it

M

shows

of the

first

of these trendsetters

Duke...).

Aimed

and female

titles in this

visually arresting

was

phasers on stun. Can you dig

HOT PANTS

genre are

US that

it

did

in

Sega's showpiece

Japan

(probably because Sony chose not to

Grooviest soundtrack, hands Brilliant

was summoned

into existence

Tetsuya Mizuguchi, his

and

to the

his talented (mostly

female) team.

the prodigious talents of Ulala—

Official #Dreamcast

Magazine Sept/Oct

2<

is

about

Hong

Replay value nonexistent

by

power

It’s

Unfortunately, that path

yea-(

BOTTOM LINE

5,

lifestyle,

possibilities of fun without fire(or action, or horror, or

down

presentation that destroys

all in its path...

B

dance-

music stunner, Space Channel

import the PaRappa toaster along with the game), but which intro-

duced audiences

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and novice-

cause the same kind of huge

effect in the

it?

li;|:JMI^ F

baiting the uninitiated. In

the US, these titles have been embraced by niche gamers, but shunned by the mainstream.

PaRappa the Rapper— game which

90

its

friendly—an essential feature

when

that hip-hop PlayStation puppy called

didn’t

named

gamers,

its

pretty, rendered face (usually accompanied by an equally hip soundtrack), heads turn, jaws drop, girlfriends scowl and legends are made.

One

guys

at casual

with looks to

a vehicle for

NOT ONLY

IS Space Channel 5 a highly testament to the ultra-superswinging, martini-swilling sounds of the future, it also serves as Ulala’s walk down the virtual runway of fashion. Every stage features a new outfit.

stylized

Glitz, glamor and the King of Pop, all one game. Space Channel 5 has the

in

taken care of; just don't expect the substance to match up style category

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For its inspired

Space Channel 5 should be relished

artistry,

Q

Pudding! The quintespop sensation— about ten years after the It’s

sential teen fact.

Pudding

is

trying to

capitalize on her golden days in the limelight by stealing viewers from Ulala’s Swingin’ Report Show (and Pudding is nothing compared to Pirate Reporter,

an odd conundrum: it’s a PC RPG based around consoleSilver is

Jaguar).

type game features and characters, which has then been ported to a console. Weird.

the game, there’s 0 a warning to anyone who's In

lucky enough not to have heard about the Dreaded Pokemon Incident™ regarding bright flashing colors

and latent epilepsy. That warning applies to these screen shots as well.

Silver Rings W

like silver,

n epic

;

RPG

mmtm

shines

bronze

like

David can run through

should

never be this small

:/

quest accumulating

in

his

as

allies

|

ing

itself in

pits

he does magical potions.

stature. Infogrames’

RPG Silver aims for the but somehow ends ups

Three-member parties can be formed, and Silver affords the

skies,

shoot-

the foot. The

game

player a good crop of bruisers,

the hero David and his

martial artists, sorcerers,

various allies against the corrupt,

archers, etc. to fight with.

Players control one of the

woman-stealing

sorcerer Silver, who's trying to forge

oJSm

nously

lip

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IS

c/

ters,

IF YOU VE GOT a hot property like Ulala on your hands, you’re gonna want to promote her, right? |

1 .I ",

S.

Sega has

it

covered from sea to

who shim-

mies, struts and shoots her way

through a dance-to-the-death contest against fuzzy aliens, rivals

and the occasional CEO.

substance and gameplay the

SC5

Graphically, leled. Like

Ulala

is

Gameplay follows that of its

dance sim predecessors, with

some tweaks that make things a little

more

interesting.

and timing are the ting a

Rhythm

key,

good groove on

and

will

get-

not

number

of

scenes of cavernous stone libraries or sun-kissed docks

allows David to hack

fight

the perspective can

will

like

when David watches

dazzle and convert newcomers.

singlehandedly pushed the

pop

least in

and the cooler the

falls short.

visuals. This

its

longevity—at

terms of gameplay—

save, the bigger the chorus line

cult to justify

Though

game (as

it

With only a handful

fight. Ultimately,

otherwise pretty bauble

an

is

pretty marred.

GREG ORLANDO PUBLISHER INFOGRAMES DEVELOPER GENRE RPG PLAYERS 1 ONUNE NO VMU COUNT 7 ESRB T PERIPHERALS NONE PRICE $39.99

SPIRAL HOUSE ORIGIN UK

gets progressively tougher

villain (trust us).

do most dance/rhythm

For

its

Incomprehensibly,

the

game

locks out

control until

Grandpa

vaporizes, then lets

it.

inspired artistry,

SC5

the player decide to

should be relished and shared. But as one of the

first

of a star-studded

season of DC

debuts, you

moment

french-fried by a

than a long weekend to get the

most out of

the

his grandfather get

can be said that the

games), you won’t need more

culture.

But, alas,

during a

challenge sanity,

Gaming has

industry into the VIP lounge of

entourage. The more people you

an exits,

weirdnesses that

it’s diffi-

pounding through

repeatedly, unless you’re out to

swingin' Austin Powers-style

some good ground to on— but it’s too bad that make it

to find

exposition and

the game’s patterns,

is

the aliens) and add them to your

and

recognize only one

pression, the presentation

geek stigma-SC5 has

A

up

Silver also

the “Left! Right! Up,” routine

lost its

hostage by

some

will

it

arcade-style, to toss spells

suffers from endless

smoothly textured

game as Ulala, cue’ humans (held

will ‘res-

its ilk,

backgrounds suffer from bumpiness due to bad com-

simply amazing.

but

after

not entirely wasted time.

tough to see what's going on

portal—the one into the land of

polygons set against running of the

will

neat realtime battle system

the comatose. Like others of

a small

video backgrounds. While

only keep you moving through

the

in

magical orbs

it's

are treated to magnificent

players

unparal

and her

cohorts are rendered

Traveling from world to

collect eight

panoramic view. Often, players

hour or so of hunting for

a ’60s spy movie

done smarter,

evil.

eat up most of a weekend, and

be passed through;

is

heart here.

real

join in the fight against

world (and back again) to

a three-quar-

top-down perspective,

often indicate a door that can that 21st century fox

and

Silver frequently opts for a

accompanied by little or no indication of where to go or what to do. Glints of light scattered on an area’s floor

of Ulala.

artificial

two adventurers to follow along

enough—Apocalypse.

with rippling pools of water

shining sea. From Japan to the US, we present the many

La faces

and a decent

intelligence allows the other

named—omi-

Shown from

PAPER OR PLASTIC?

three,

an alliance with a

powerful god

fight the killer or flee.

One of the flaws in Silver's design is the scale of environments with respect to characters. Break out the magnifying glass.

big titles

may want to give it 50 hard-

a rent before committing

earned bucks. FRANCESCA REYES

Sept/Oct 2000

www.dreamcastmagazinc

k.

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(('

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Meg aims. She shoots she

And

fires.

yet, mysteri-

ously,

she

still

sucks. This

game

is

less fun than taping all your fingers together and trying to roll up a manual car window. Really.

Just try

it.

The Ring

Terror’s

Realm

Survive the horror ot since Sylvester Stallone’s Over

the Top has there been a piece of

entertainment so aptly titled. The

Ring

game

a horrifying collection of poor

is

dumb

and utter tedium. Taken from the Japanese manga and anime of the same name, The Ring puts you in the noisy pumps of Meg, a design,

plot, stiff controls

bureaucrat at the Center for Disease Control.

Several of her friends have apparently

been

killed

by a videogame called The

she decides to

Ring, so

ing the bulk of the adventure. Instead,

players have to watch their characters

mouth poorly translated Japanese dialogin one medical record, a woman is said be suffering from “female testicular

to

syndrome.”

Even worse, irritating

is

of the

down doesn’t is there any way to change

option to turn this music

investigate.

divided between two

equally uninteresting worlds: the bland corridors of the quarantined

some

music we have ever heard on a loop). The

(four bars of lifeless synth

even exist— nor

The action

players plod through the

unscary story accompanied by

most

CDC, and the

dank, murky world of The Ring, which

the four different camera angles, to turn

on or

off

the

jump pack

or to load a

game

without quitting back to the main menu.

The Ring:

is

clearly a rip-off of the hospital levels in

Terror's

things wrong with

it,

Realm has so many it

would be useless to

person viewpoint). During combat, holding

praise its good qualities (if it had any). We once thought that the idea of a murderous videogame killing its players was a little

down the

farfetched. Not anymore.

Silent digital

Meg's

Players control

Hill.

pad

(or

This would be great,

wasn’t frozen “battles”

Meg with

the analog stick for a

the first-

right trigger button will raise

pistol.

in

if

place while aiming—

degrade

into

pantomimes.

JIM

PRESTON

she PUBUSHER INFOGRAMES DEVELOPER ASMIC ACE ORIGIN US GENRE EVIL BAD PLAYERS 1 ONLINE NO VMU COUNT 29 ESRB

T

PERIPHS JUMP PACK PRICE $39.99

And we just LOVE mime. Production values are uniformly dreadful,

there

is

and

criminally,

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t

Dreamcast.

no voice acting dur-

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Magazine 93


1ESIZ0NE

I

WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK [WARNING: For all those readers under the age of 18, we advise you to skip this box-out and continue reading the rest of the magazine as if nothing ever happened.]

We

can

all

thank our

lucky stars that we’re not

on the receiving end of boa constrictor, and that the fuzzy wuzzy animals in Fur Fighters this here

aren’t real.

And

this isn’t

another dodgy Sega ad

Seaman. This snake ATE SOMEONE. Bleaurgh! for

m The melee known ers takes a

little

as Fur Fight-

getting used to, but

ultimately pays off in the end.

pi

With

expect a

MDK 2-like controls, bit of

a learning curve.

s

While only two players are shown, the FluffMatch mode (er... in the game) accomodates up to four.

$ become In

wacky

a fashion that’s almost

a trademark of those

Bizarre Creations folks,

there’s plenty of offbeat

humor to

be had in the game, even beyond the concept of firepowered stuffed animals dueling to the death.

Fur Fighters Another good reason for gun control

F

illi A i I

hat’s not to love

about

like

Bizarre. Creations’

gangsters?

answer to

videogame gore

is

problem solving—and

off for

twist? Little

who strap up

Quack

City to get

a lesson in irony,

ones can only be

must use

its

locate

and claim

and platformer elements with

adorable children. While players control only

shooters, Fur Fighters

time, teleportation points allow

is

sure to expect-

The fun

starts when

Evil

General Viggo kidnaps the Fur

his

them from meddling

94

with

attempt at world domination.

Predictably, this

enrages our

fly.

six

levels don’t

the gradual curve most

to

change

Become

Fighter at a

identity

The game worlds

on the

Rico the penguin to

and

standing

attention to detail (note the fine

exhibits at the

Museum). Unfortunately, the of

an environment and the

of

its

size

quality

hand. With no button for "run,”

Yet

Add the

(Dan, don’t say ize just

it),

and

game

is.

Official#Dreamcast Magazine Sept/Oct

to use a series

2000

Crisp, colorful graphics,

enormous

game worlds. An excellent mix of good

_

CORD BARRETT SMITH

play

Slightly

and mechanics

uneven

difficulty...

level

And no

design and

‘run’

button!

Chang the

your way up walls. Later puzzles

gamers

X T

Barney had

better watch his back. it

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you’ll real-

how much more besides

cute this

in

BOTTOM LINE

to crawl through tiny

spaces, or Juliette the cat to claw

require

to.

sure to impress a

outstanding 2-4 player ‘fluffmatch’

character-specific puzzles

go hand

is

wide audience of young and old of every species.

Quackenheim

Bungalow the kangaroo

for those

Fighters

and a wonderful

within don’t always

tricky jumping puzzles,

always follow

even with these flaws, Fur

are

vast, boasting out-

creativity

navigate an aquarium maze,

panda

Fighters’ families (litters?) to

prevent

gamers

one Fur

In

addition, puzzle difficulty

to reach a kitten.

vibrant its

the twitch-factor of first-person

gamer who’s

can be drudgery to backtrack to an earlier teleporter.

even greater height as Juliette

gamers are used

special ability (swim-

ming, climbing, high jumping, flying, etc.) to

ing a Nintendo-esque kiddie ride.

the toy chest

series of difficult jumps with

parents, thus each Fur Fighter

to boot. Incorporating strategy

surprise any

in

of characters: you might take a

Bungalow before scaling to an

back by force. The

rescued by their species-specific

the public outcry against gratu-

in

mercenaries,

and set

their babies

bears dressed

itous

fluffy

blowing the snow-white stuffing out of teddy

Score 8

An extremely creative game with loads of character variety and fun

out of 10

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Lean, duck and perform radical tricks on real Yamaha snow mobiles.

Upgrade your sled and tackle multiple

modes

like hill-climbing,

championship and head-to-head.

Thrash unique international Aspen or Nagano.

racing circuits like

Race day or night,

in variable

including rain

© 2000 Crave Entertainment, Inc. All

rights reserved.

© 2000

Unique Development Studios AB.

SNO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP RACING, CRAVE ENTERTAINMENT and

All rights

reserved.

CRAVE ENTERTAINMENT Logos

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weather

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JESTZONE

We

In-Depth Reviews

really

wanted

Says DailyRadar's Greg Orlando: “SPR is a big, steaming pile of

South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have publicly

*

condemned the

„ 1$'

Magforce Racing can’t even compete

JgS

Ik

with the genre’s

interview printed

ill

year.

It's

stomped on.”

in

Playboy magazine, the two had this to say:

run-of-the-mill

imr*

titles of yester-

ass that looks like a lit bag of turds that’s been

series

games based around their cult TV show. In a recent of

\

game.

to love this

SOUTH PARK’S PLAYBOYS

“Comedy Central owns South Park, we don’t. Comedy Central

a

shame: these backgrounds

can do whatever the [f-bleep] they want

are really magnificent.

And they've made all this and these video games that we [fbleepjing hate.” Please note: we bought Playboy only for this article. with these characters. [s-bleep]

Magforce Racing When bad games look sooooo good... Overlooking the fact that the vehicle designs

Ranger

rejects,

no

Magforce

in

Racing wouldn’t pass

From

for

to

Power

is

aesthetic grace of the

at

its

is

game’s The

little

it’s

clear that this

engine that couldn’t.

undress in the above ad for Absolut vodka (photographed by the ‘lucky’ Annie Leibowitz, who has probably seen the nether bits of more male celebrities than anyone else in the industry, including Winona Ryder). Seems like South Park’s big boys have finally made it...although this pic probably won’t help their chances with the ladies.

(often colliding with your vehicle,

moments—the

best

sensation of speed

flashy but dysfunctional

the

Here’s a little irony: This interview was featured in a nudie mag, and Matt and Trey can be seen in a similarly seductive (um...?) state of

simply decelerate

and—

truly blazing,

weapons

No damage models, vehicles when hit

ing graphics-snob can deny the

framerate

lackluster

track designs,

self-respect-

slick trackside visuals.

its

its

knocking both of you back

three positions), and even with

your ass giant and Q “Satan— Who am gonna pretend is

a few four-player modes, Mag-

is truly

red.

remarkable. The game, sad to say, is not.

magnetic

With

its

force

focus on

still

seems

like little

more

than a glorified tech demo.

and weapon-frenzied action, Magforce tries to bake up a game that’s Wipeout and Roll Cage all in one. But what ultimately comes out of the oven is a stale piece of ionized spam. racing

you

I

are...Liza Minelli?"

A “Everything super when 0 you’re—don’t you think look cute

rental, at best.

‘cling-to-the-ceiling’

is

CORD BARRETT SMITH

I

in this

and

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hat and these

this

little

pants

matching tie that got I

at Merv’s!?”

0 “Say Terence, what did the Spanish Priest say to the Uranian gynecologist?”

j—^Official#Magazine

,

Dreamcast Score 4 PERIPHERALS

Pelican

South Park Rally

4x

<Fart>

memory card With four

memory banks to hold as I

many saves as 4 VMU’s can, Pelican’s 4X DC Memory Card might be the ticket to happiness for those gamers who get so tired of

that little

spending dough on Sega VMU’s

is, if it

damn

weren’t so

unreliable.

banks, and

saves to a

you opt

if

down the appropriate

it

there are fart sounds. While

up with an

...

A

SPR be able to upload your

can (and inevitably does)

in

mom

a back room),

ANNOYANCE QUOTIENT HIGH

a spin. While we’d love the

opportunity to unleash a series of

one-sided South Parkian cations one (read:

t

96

Official# Dreamcast Magazine

©©© Sept/Oct 2000

way

classifi-

or the other

“Sweeeet” or “Sucks big

floppy donkey” etc., the truth

game

Judged on

SPR

Dreamcast

man),

was and gave

the middle of the pack. Park.

*—^Official#Magazine

IN

BRIEF

PUBUSHER ACCLAIM DEVELOPER

to negatively affect gamplay.

shown

at the worst possible

$24.99

South Park:

party wherein the s cheizer video starring Cartman’s

francesca reyes NOW PRICE

it’s

crappy” (says Cart-

that this

PELICAN AVAILABLE

file

Dude,

bit

your receipt handy. COMPANY

save

b)

animation’s

moment is a big, bad boo-boo for buyers (Just imagine how much it would suck if you’d FINALLY gotten past one of the many infuriatingly difficult bits in MDK 2 and your save got mutated). Keep erratically corrupt your

and

graphics are a

Longer and Uncut 16 times in a row (at an exclusive

lame and, “The

CARTMAN’S ASS GENRE CART(MAN)'S ASS RACING PLAYERS 14 ORIGIN CANADA AU PERIPHERALS EVAN’S ASS ONUNE NO ESRB M PRICE $49.99

(ER)

to track

cord, you’ll even

PC— but the fact that

things: a) courses are non-linear,

We warmed

Bigger,

button helps you to switch between

memory

ake no mistake—we really wanted to love this game. epic South Park marathon, viewing

is

lands squarely

in

originality alone,

more than pottymouthed Canadian toilet humor. It’s the most derivative of derivative licensed rally games, set

it’s all

all

decent enough not

SPR Dreamcast features

a

multiplayer-

Quite entertaining

in

no Mario

Kart, but

wholesome fun.

More funny sounds than

a Czechoslova-

kian orgy; Terence

& Philip, Satan &

Saddam, Big Gay Al and—Tails?

better graphics than the other conSimpler woulda been betterer—

sole versions, plus a unique

a straightforward race would

Dreamcast-only track and a

have been more fun without

revamped

checkpoint crap dude

‘front-end’.

If

you ever

get a handle on the game’s ‘checkpoint’ structure,

SPR provides an

entertaining-if utterly

<Sigh> Buy

moronic-

all

the

BOTTOM LINE it if

you must

experience for South Park fans.

Others beware.

evan shamoon

is little

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..shrapnel...

Virtual On:

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Oratorio Tangram The Twin Sticks are no-shows... a

ut the party’s

still

virtual blast.

Let’s give

doubt find yourselves

home. While

YES, the

and you’re sure

US audience.

game does

play.

feel better with the pricey import

on the game

genre, Virtual

On

and addictive

game

It

up to speed.

somehow of a 3D

with the pace

and

surface

its

lies

is

that just

seemingly complex

a very player-friendly

intensity of a one-on-one fighter.

game. Convincing a

Just imagine the ability to pull

join in the fray shouldn’t

off “specials” in a

deathmatch

environment and

you’ll start to

And while

get the picture. jectile

weaponry

the

is

name

in

likely to

as quickly as you

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special attack, without the

Hmm

in Street Fighter 2’. ..you

hell is

that

when you need

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combinations are

virtually

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have been unlocked—where the

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the porno

moves to screw you sideways, Capcom has gone for the jugular and come up pretty gawdamn’ bloody. Like its prequel, MvC2’ s roots are grounded deep in ‘Deep

98

like

Unlike said porno,

backgrounds and enough special

tune to play the Saturn version

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to

feature, plus beautiful

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mean

college?” Evan:

of

steel

sledgehammer

action than a John

each one a unique

those of you

New Age

characters and over-the-top

differ-

.

2:

an even-swifter

spike-laden

and rewarding experience. Speaking of control

is

vs.

swift

the shorts, Mar-

the throat. With more eclectic

same

ences among the mechs make controlling

in

Capcom

vel vs.

of Heroes": Mo’ Bigger, Mo’ Better,

the original Marvel

Capcom was a

broom and conjures up enormous ice dragons. Some mechs mimic harrier jets, while others control more like nuclear-powered tanks. And her staff

Marvel vs. “New Age

fires off missiles that

more

Very

cool, indeed.

is

character sports a unique personality

be too

improve

did.

the form of

giant electric sabres, staffs, drills,

friend to

be warned-once

hooked, they’re

of

the game, close range combat also available

difficult— but

just

pro-

you

one of

Certainly,

VOOT's best aspects

beneath

combines the strategy

mech game

but

"just-one-more-try”

difficulty will quickly bring

as unortho-

is

dox as they come.

it,

the game’s graphical appeal

itself.

Within the fighting

to the series

need a few practice

rounds to get the hang of

beyond that fact and concentrate

similar,

to find a config-

Those new

will likely

move

twin-sticks, but let’s

is

uration that suits your style of

and

play

no

will

right at

slightly simplified,

scheme

the control

Sega’s own mech-fighting masterpiece to the

On

of the original Virtual

Activision props for

having the cajones to distribute

system even

allows players to perform

double- and triple-team moves, whereby your alternate charac-

= lots of sad,

doe-eyed children

Them

characters look mighty pixelly against those purty backgrounds

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People

that

is

when you need her?

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Jill

gets difficult to follow. Stock up on you to “Just Say No.”

will start telling

other game gives you the chance to dodge,

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strafe and shoot at an enormous

1>V*

jellyfish? Cer-

tainly not Ecco. Kind of reminds us of last week-

end, though.

Deep Fighter Surprisingly immersive (heh, heh) Don’t

make me

angry...

Venom launches

you

woudn’t like me when I’m angry. Dang! Who painted this bullseye on my chest?

his

secret Guile catapault missile, but fails to dodge Wolverine’s rugburn slide crotch attack. Boy, it sure sucks to be a superhero, sometimes.

It’s being compared to the Wing Commander series, but

eels, crabs, jellyfish,

Deep

your probot activates door

the

air.

On

and

darkness as

WC's shadow and

craft passage.

into its

excellent variety lead to

own

believable,

While the

FMV

mission

ings are a bit laughable

it’s

is

the

downright creepy.

With eight vehicles and

36

mis-

Deep Fighter runs the gamut from ski-boat-like racing

immersive gaming moments.

eight, just

shake your hips and

Not only

experience entertaining and

and

some

brilliantly—and surprisingly

Macarena!’, ‘kay?” Iceman: “Oh, forget it”

lurk in the

switches to allow your mother

territory. Its intuitive control

Spiderman: “Okay, now on the fourth beat, you just put your hands up in

seabugs

Fighter’s mission-based

sub-sim ultimately moves out of

sions,

brief-

and the

(testing the

BURST

engine) to an

underwater environments aren’t

undersea Asteroids take-off

up to Ecco’ s standards, they’re more than enough to convey a

(manning the mine).

turrets at the

So go ahead and

sand

raise

superb sense of atmosphere.

eyebrow at the idea of a “fun”

For instance, you’ll survey an

sub game—you’ll have a great

enormous submarine wreck

time proving yourself wrong.

via

an

a highly manuverable, detach-

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actually tag out.

employment

It’s

In

terms of

for the

control,

MvC2 has changed Capcom’s

in

speed

a more formal it’s

perfect

of this turbo-

supa-sonic daddy-o.

friendly) four-button style.

Surprisingly, rather than

is

dumb-

more

stunning, characters remain

sprites— which creates a

might be skeptical about

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made MvC2

contrast that’s not so

its

lovely

as

it

at the

and

game

is

much

awkward. While

NAOMI

you’ll

version of Guilty Gear

What

action,

get the picture.

really

And

we’ll

makes MvC2 so

special, though, is virtually

its

depth. With a

endless character lineup

and a cool character-acquisition system, gamers won’t tire of MvC2 any time soon. Until 3rd Strike and

.

Guilty

2D Eat

GearX arrive, this is the best on a home console. EVAN SHAMOON

fighter it.

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includes codes for over

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While

perhaps somewhat highbrowed what might be the best-

2D

is now on store The package includes as well as a VMUthingie and a

disc,

Gameshark

videotape that works

Though 3D backgrounds are absolutely

game, and

overall experience.

like

Graphically, Capcom has done a bit of visual half-

combo-friendly than the original actually improves the

a code

graphical milestone. Take one look

stepping.

ing-down the control, this new four-button layout

is

looking

have

an SNK-inspired (and DC-

shelves.

to criticize

hi-res

traditional six-button layout to

it

finally here! interacts

contraption

strikes again.

Street Fighter game,

hectic, to say the least.

It’s

code-slinging, import-playing

which remains troller

in

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Jumps

In-Depth Reviews

a bit too far into Derivativeland

saw BAM4 on

For those that never Play

Keep a Q handy. Neo’s

Station, Taito has some new tricks up its sleeve. Some rounds will feature a balancing lever system that adds quite a bit to gameplay.

Neo’s equivalent 0 plenty cuter than most

ProTip:

pair of

shades

secret ability to actually blind players with his super-colorful world is a given. of Hell

is

of

us would have pictured.

Who knew?

Bust-A-Move 4 Same of, same ol’.Jun What can we

from the board. Of course,

possibly

say about Taito’s enduring,

simple and easy are two very

system-crossing, bubble-

different

busting classic series that

the puzzle fan’s dictionary.

hasn’t been said

And

in five billion

ways before? That it’s competely different from its different

of

past incarnations? (Answer:

That

it

utilizes all of

the

millennium’s advances

words as defined

in

the quick, reflexive

BAM that

any version

paves a yellow

brick road to

it’s been optimized Dreamcast? (Answer: No.)

No.) That for

it’s

puzzle-tastic action in

major addiction.

But the best aspect of

BAM4

is its

novice-friendly

new

appeal. Pop the

in

expect girlfriends,

game

and

in

moms,

technology? (Answer: Urn, no.)

grandmas and younger siblings to swarm to the TV like moths

Then what could a Dreamcast

to a zapper.

mip-mapping, anti-aliasing

spare change your drawers,

Hours of two-player fun.

investment,

The premise

is

you have the

If

4

possibly give us? Answer:

version of Bust-A-Move

rolling it’s

around

in

a very wise

francesca reyes

simple: aim

and shoot a bubble

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PASS THE INSULIN Neo

them

is

highly addictive, but

may foster fantasies |—^Official '^Magazine

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crushing its mascot under your boot.

Score 6

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containing just the right of difficulty to snare

contrast to Pelican’s similar 4X Memory Card for DC (reviewed in this issue on page 96),

Neo

Innovation’s bid for snagging a share in the

category.

same market appreciates

blindingly colorful, neo-futuristic

smooth gameplay and tried-andtrue mechanics, Neo sometimes

Pao Pao Park,

jumps too

In

You won’t need

to

the concers of

worry about your saves being corrupted;

a good choice for an unofficial, third-party

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As lone defender of the up to him to

it’s

and her goons. To do so, Neo uses his powers of magnetism

in

similar old-

school ventures. But despite

the area of a terrible toddler

its

to

roots a

little

It

too often, with

face-offs with bosses. Along he’ll

pick up secret

you

are),

nothing

items, collect ‘coins’,

to ride a

furnish his

and even own space age

Give

apartment

(read:

at

its

Often overly simplistic level designs disappoint

blatant nods to the Mario/Crash series. Nevertheless, for devoted

and

it

who these blemishes mean

in

at

dream come true

fans of the genre (you know

the way,

Smooth-running gameplay 60 fps can't be beat

Charismatic characters and devilishly difficult levels are a platformer fan's

exposes

bevy of levels (and bonus

levels)

lMddNd

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far into the land of

derivitative design.

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its

jump, hop and zip through a

wacky —^Official' 5 Magazine

are well-steeped

Dreamcast’s emerging mascot

gamers everywhere: its far more reliable save mechanism utilizes four different memory banks. Press the switch to swap between banks when necessary, and you can even upload your saves to a PC if you have the right cord. While it’s virtually the same in most respects as Pelican’s version, it seems to be better constructed and much more trusty in a tight fit.

slips comfortably into

the face of being able

A

too derivative, not

little

enough

originality

BOTTOM LINE Neo

the platforming bill nicely, but slips short of classic status

camel on wheels.

fits

a long look.

post-modern

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best).

Quirky, fast-paced and packed with more pastels than a quart of rainbow sherbet,

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Score 7

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LEONARD NIMOY GOES

At a certain point in the game, you’ll actually be able to raise food to feed to Seaman. It’s a terrifying thought, but it’s the only way to keep him evolving.

FOR A SWIM! His book

ODCM

(an

favorite) is

called

I

Am

Not Spock. And he's not

Seaman, either.

But

he does

make an i

1

appearance

the

in

title

as

the narrator. Basically, his

game

function in the

make

dares you to

comments about

1 Welcome to the auxiliary tank of supercreepiness: the insect habitat. This is where you’ll be able to nurture various insects to feed to different forms of Seaman. Ugh.

really

snippy

is

Seaman's oxygen and heat. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Unless you want to

toring

little

kill

him.

in this

game...while trying to ignore

be able to raise up to two wise to kill one off so you’ll have

you’ll

star’

it’s

ALL

more food

pet

of tedious tasks like moni-

pointy ears. You

saying

virtual

sim, you'll have to do a lot

should pay attention to

what Leonard

your memories of his

2 While Seamen,

good

Like any

is

on the Enterprise he tells you what to do in that noncommital monotone of his, and

just like his role

for your favorite.

3 Why do these insect larvae and moths have Seaman’s face? Welcome to the game’s countless unexplained phenomena.

little

phase, wherein he credibility

‘rock

lost

as a Vulcan, a

human

or a narrator for a talk-

ing fish

game.

Really.

Have

you heard his rendition of “Proud Mary?"

You’ll

never

be able to watch Star Trek again without wincing. Trust us.

And

while

we’re on the subject,

William Shatner’s book, Star Trek ries, is

Memo-

a must-read.

Ask Dan.

What the

@#&% are you looking at?

Seaman The grouchiest, crabbiest Sea Monkey l w ne

F l

I

A

i

of the strangest experi-

ments finally

in

videogaming has

acquired an Ameri-

can accent: Meet the domestic

version of that infamous bastard— er, virtual

pet—in a tank, Seaman.

For those of you who’re unfamiliar

Seaman-ness and all of curious and wholly disturbing

with his his

quirks, there are definitely

really

Rule #1: This Rule #2:

If

this is

playing with to’

raise

a few things you

need to know about:

you should

be prepared. is

NOT a game.

your

first

Seaman, you

time

‘get

him from a snotty

a

after

a virtual

102

Official <§'Dreamcast

remain

ask you your

remember the

trick is in getting his attention in

start with into

(yeah,

the first

an egg.

yeah— laugh

From then on, you’ll

be

even parent the

little

all

it’s all

(it

a few days up payoff

is

per-

is

creep

‘naturally select’

like It

it’s

an

chicken to please the

may be one good

of those

for hardcore

FRANCESCA REYES

fans’.

all

ruin

of you adventur-

folks who’re willing to invest in

Vivarium’s

little

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experiment.

can vary between

Truly Innovative use of voice acting

to a month), but the

constant. From the baby

And boils

talk of the small “Gillmen”—who

this is

down

to:

Certain of you

wacky

the survivors of

‘play’

what Seaman a

virtual

will

and

and dialog not like

experiment.

be drawn to

it,

interaction.

but

you'll

You might

appreciate

it

Voice ‘recognition' not exactly up to its

love every minute

I

par, limited dialog interaction. Oh,

and

it isn’t

a

game

you

about

have to keep

levels,

and involved

enough

We would tell you

we don't want to

the ‘game’ for

lengthy

evolution.

but chances are that

titles that’s ‘only

ous

is

it,

acquired taste that doesn't taste

the adults, the entire project

time and money

entire process

of

masses.

more, but

municating ever-so-sweetly with

The

life

only a few

the tank—to the uniquely

fectly orchestrated to

guys by com-

them.

It

the temperature and oxygen

Magazine Sept/Oct 2000

in

until

gross habits and mannerisms of

gamers out in

any number of Sea-

tank at comfortable

species by sucking the

out of each other

that tap-tap-tapping on the glass really wears thin.

new friend—actually, friends, since start out with more than one baby—to adulthood. hatches

fish).

instance-

a never-ending onscreen

maintainance: all,

all

them

you

want).

is,

You won’t be shooting aliens

place;

plastic skirt. Instead, you’ll

about Seaman. [Without using

Seaman

answers. The

for

his vocabulary. He’ll

date and astrological sign, and

aquarium scene as you watch your

men

pet.

birth

Damn

the tank finds a voice.

ke innovation (and

I

use of the microphone peripheral,

equipped with a microphone, a

VMU and

cence. Rule #3: You do not talk

expletives. -Ed.]

its

as Seaman grows, so will

or even dancing around

You

Sea-child to his adult magnifi-

little

H

in

their

TALK TO ME! This game smells Take

in

the

BOTTOM LINE p-ODfticu!

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A

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hen Namco promised more Dreamcast

M two

because your supply

of air

is

constantly decreasing, forcing

LLP games, we admit we

you to keep moving

were kind of hoping for Tekken

search for

Tag or Ridge Racer. Tekken Tag,

the brown blocks that suck your

Mr. Driller ain’t.

air

Instead,

it’s

so cute that

a puzzle

game

almost broke

it

Japan’s export restrictions on cultural treasures.

The game mini-hero Mr.

been called

itself

features the

Driller,

in

who has

to save a

town

overrun by colored blocks scenario

is

revealed

in

(this

a series

if

air

you break through them, arcade puzzler.

A great interface, solid graphics, and good sound are generally givens with a title,

and so

it

is

Namco

here. There

are three modes: arcade

which you can

drill

(in

to the bottom),

survival (endless existential drilling),

word balloons saying “Colored

made

blocks are overrunning the

to clear as fast

Driller!").

the

and you have the makings of a stellar

of clever opening screens with

town!” and “Call Mr.

in

power-ups. Add

and time attack

(pre-

puzzle levels that you try

as possible). The game is only singleand it’s not as easy to up as your average puzzler,

player,

Your job

is to

drill

through

the blocks to get to the bottom of the

mess. The actual game-

play

a weird

is

combo

of

pick

but

it

is

damn

addictive— it’s

almost as addicitive as

it

is

cute. Just the thing to play

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Disable

Arrow

Indicators

To play without arrow indicators, press and hold LC> + START as the character selection screen appears. You’ll get a message reading “No Arrows" in the lower left

of your screen

right.

Drive The Hidden Peddle Bike You normally have to beat all the tough Crazy Box challenges to use the speedy peddle bike taxi (or live in a hot, dirtcolored country where they

still

just press

the Schwinn from

the very start of the game. At the character select screen, choose your character +

then immediately press

<U

three times (before the

game

begins).

A

little bell

jingles,

and

L£ + START you’ll

game

be

opens.

rid

in

Remote Camera And Speedometer First Person,

First, plug a second controller into port C on your Dreamcast, and then start a game.

After you’ve selected your driver

action begins, press the

START

the second controller

port C.

the

in

O button on the second

port

C to

controller to activate a

drop camera view and press the

make

press

get a first-person view. Press the

O button on the to

and the button on

Now

controller in

Q button

a small speedometer appear

normal viewing by pressing the

in

Q button.

and <JJ + START as the

character selection screen appears. You’ll

see the message “No Destination Mark” appear in the lower lefthand corner.

Another Day Mode In

Another Day Mode, you must transport a different

(i.e.,

from

the game’s usual fare of fares) to different

To play using an Expert

Mode where no

arrows or destination markers appear, + L£^ + START as the press and hold character selection screen will

appear

will

corner to confirm correct

of the destination indicators,

variety of different fares

Expert Mode

word “Expert”

left

entry.

actually

and

driving the pedal bike as the

it

game

message “Another Day” code

the lower right of the screen. Return to

cheat that

hit

you did

Disable Destination Indicators

have

To be

you

if

start the

and pick up a fare, you’ll have no arrow to point you in the right direction— but you’ll still see all of the destination markers once they’re within viewing range.

rickshaws), but we’ve got the goods on a lets

Once you

while you select your character. The

the lower

appear

comes

in

(see above;

same

difference) locales—you’ll

even start

in

a different spot from the one

you would

in

a normal game. To activate

up.

The

the Another Day Mode, go the character

the lower

left

select screen and press the

corner to confirm correct code entry.

once, then press and hold

it

button

a second time

The drop camera view is incredibly dynamic and visually exciting. Unfortunately, you

when

can’t actually play very well viewing from out here.

you’re

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of any writing, thus giving you a clear look at the action you

paused. This trick of

favorite

is

actually a

the trade for

little

many

Dreamcast games

(although the button inputs

may

differ slightly).

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better

To increase the “bounce” of those thingies of

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enable the Level Select in

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the Aerial super-cool

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mode

the Versus Options menu. Then, when

characters, enter Options and change the

given your choice of levels, highlight the

age setting to 99 (bounce increases with years added. Ha. Right).

Aerial Garden LS> button to

level

choose

and press the

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it.

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Akuma

To play as a super powerful version of normal,

‘real’

Akuma

DEVDUDES

Monstrous players are what you’d get if you crossed Shaquille O’Neil with an inflatable

with abilities beyond that of the

Akuma, go to the Character Select screen in any mode. Once Akuma and press and hold START while pressing any action

there, highlight

air

button to select him.

Superstars (hidden teams):

If

you’re playing

as one of the

development teams, and they are the home

mattress and

found a good place to stick the nozzle of an air pump...

team,

you’ll play at

the

playground.

MONSTER Monstrous Players

Remember: When From the Main Menu choose Options, and from here select the

entering a code

BIGFOOT

use capital letters only, and when you’ve entered

Bigfoot (big feet)

Codes

option to enter the Cheat

DOUGHBOY

Code entry screen. At this

Dougboys

it

message

screen, enter any of the following codes to get a

At the character select screen highlight

Akuma

(the

supreme

The new and improved Shin Akuma will be able to pummel ass far more

variety of

wacky

effects

effectively, by pulling off deadly

a hidden outdoor

moves

playground court.

select him.

drive the girls crazy.

of the fist)

on the

right side

it’s

the

like

double

new and

fireballs. Of course,

BEACHBOYS

indicating

that the cheat has

Beachball sized

ball

been unlocked.

including

of the screen and then hold START while you press an action button to

master

correctly you will be

presented with the usual

(fat players)

spiffy outfits that will

FATHEAD Giant Heads

SQUISHY Squished Players

LITTLEGUY Micro Players

Funky Football Cheats All

COACHOUCH

of the following cool cheats are

entered into the

which

is

Codes

Ouchy Coaches

screen,

found by entering the

Options menu on the Main Menu and then choosing the Codes option. From the Codes screen, enter the following cheats (using

all

capital letters, of course) to obtain

the desired

result.

The Codes screen other

TURBO

name

is

much

like

any

RAYMAN 2 hidden mini-game and shake down right after you put in the

entry-type screen.

your friends,

Rayman 2 disc— even

Unlocks the Turbo speed setting found on the Game Options screen under Game Speed.

if

it’s

for the first

time. To unlock the mini-game, wait for

the

Title

screen to appear after you

turn on your Dreamcast, or press

DEDMAN

START

Unlocks the Slow-mo speed setting found on the Game Options screen under Game Speed.

is

All-Star

Sega team

with

perfect starts found before the

49ers on the team select screen.

Monica “Big Love’” Lewinsky,

or Delta

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appear

if

the

demo

you're there, press

while you press the

The Globox mini-game can be quite fun and addictive. But be sure to read all the rules before you play.

the Main

will

when you press START Menu will include a handy

Globox Disc Access option at the bottom. Choose

it

to play the

Globox Mini-game.

Unlock The Globox

SCRAWL Funky text

it

Once

change, and

SUPERSTARS Unlocks the

make

to

running.

and hold

o button four times. The music

Disc

style

Mini-Game

This fun

little

game

multi-

SQUEEKY

player

Commentators breathing helium

Globox and friends

featuring is

normally unlocked by

LARD

playing through

REAQkJ

and

Fat players

game. With the use After you enter a cheat, select

and the cheat

will

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The

of the following cheat,

you can jump

right

into the caffeinated

Enter the cheat on the title screen (left), and the music changes. An option to check out the awesome mini-game (which you previously had to beat the game to play) is now yours. Rayman 2 gets even better!

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HOWTOcheat Codes

Alternate Costumes Giving the characters

Are you

King

in

Dream Match

of Fighters

final

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a complete fashion makeover is

easy: Highlight your

hold

START and

offer? Well fret

START— but only

or

Billy.

if

Mai

which

Everyone else has to

the

in

it

in

will

a

game

bring you to a cheat entry screen.

Just enter

same sweaty duds.

then be

of the cheats below,

all

listed

CITYBEACONS Unlock Everything

this

Head mode).

first start

and then press START once the action has started. This will pause the game, so you can access the Pause Menu and select Options. In the Options Menu, select the Cheats option:

Shermie, Yashiro, Joe, Andy,

stay

(including the standard Big

TRAVOLTA Perform tricks without powering up

in

has to no more. Here are the codes for

To enter any cheat, you must

you’re playing Kyo, Chris,

Terry, Ryo, Robert, Yuri,

game away

unlocking every locked tidbit of fun

game

then press

The little portrait onscreen will change when to select.

you press

having a tough time beating those

never see every delightful thing that

persona of choice, press and

©

still

races? Have you put the

frustration, resigned to the fact that you’ll

and they

on this screen.

INFLATEDEGO Big

Heads

IWISH Unlimited time to play levels

TEAROUND

will

Always Win (even when you come in

last)

To access any of the cheats for Speed Devils,

you must start

a race

in

the specific

mode to which the code applies (Arcade or Championship), and then pause the game

Select a cheat after it has been entered to get a description of what the cheat does. You can also deactivate cheats through this screen.

by pressing START.

While paused, enter

these

thrilling cheats...

All Cars

And

Tracks

©+©+

to#

(works only

Arcade

in

Cheats are entered when the game is paused. The pause screen changes with each racing mode— and so do the available codes.

Mode)

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is real

cheating! To obtain limited control over the ball

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circumstance, you must

(works

in

action. Now,

Infinite Nitros

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maybe

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first

pause the game. Then press

+. <21 <21 <21 k£> <31 L£> <21 Un-pause the game and

any mode)

if

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(only

You would think that having such a big head would throw you off balance, but these guys are talented at keeping their gourds steady.

just

move the enough

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in

any

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return to the

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you press and hold <2i +

and then press <1 or on the Not very far, of course, from the opposing team.

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to steal

it

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in

Mode—enter more for

more cash)

Skip Current Class

All cars. All

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one

(only

works

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tells

tracks. All yours.

And no

you to share with your brother.

Championship

in

will

immediately

end your current race)

Remember, these codes are designed to work with specific racing

modes won’t them.

modes; other

recognize

In addition,

cheats

will

some

return you to the

game

action even before you

finish

typing—just ignore the

and continue to A positive and emotionally validating message will appear if you’ve done it right. distraction

By entering the Extra Money code

enter the code.

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some extra controllers to get this one to work. First, plug two C and D on your Dreamcast. Then, while playing Armada (do not pause), press and hold START on the controller that’s plugged into Port C. At

You’re going to need of

them

into ports

same time, press ©, ©, ©, ©, #, -9- on the controller plugged into port D. Pause the game and check your credits—you should now have 20 of them, if you

the

entered the cheat correctly.

Anti-Terrorist Codes All of the following cheats— especially those for the God

Mode—will

greatly improve your

enjoyment of All

tough game.

this

cheats are entered during

gameplay (do not pause), and when done correctly they prompt a message to appear on screen. To deactivate a cheat, just re-enter it

and

you’ll

get another

message

saying that the cheat has

been deactivated. ff) +

# + © Clodhopper Mode

(Toggles big

Don’t pause the game to enter cheats; simply enter them during gameplay (and find a safe place to hide before you start typing). When you’ve hit the right buttons, the game tells you.

hands.)

ol’

Q + # + © Rudeness Mode (Activates a

This cheat goes out to

all

of you DC-

octopuses. And to ambidextrous

lovin'

people with extra controllers.

To see

if

the code worked, pause the

game and check your should

now read 15

credits.

They

or 20.

mode where

instant

death befalls anyone near you. Note: If you have the “Team God On” code enabled, your men will keep repeating “Watch your fire!”) + + Victory Conditions

0 # ©

(Activates the victory conditions

which prevent the mission from being lost if you trigger an alarm or the terrorists shoot the hostages.) + Team God Mode

©

CD + #• Big Head Mode and the Hidden Black Box Team

appearance of the Black Box logo is at the end of the cinema—and this one

To activate the goofy Big Head

is

mode and unlock the hidden Black Box Team (featuring the game’s developers), you have to be quick— you're only given a couple of brief

chances to type in the cheats. As you view the opener, look two bits featuring the Black Box

for the logo.

During these fleeting, logo-happy

moments onscreen, first

up

for a

second or

two).

The second

bit. When you enter either cheat successfully during the

during this

appearance of either Black Box logo, hear the announcer say, “Oh, Black Box Baby!” Use a controller plugged into port D, and press and hold while you quickly tap in the following codes.

©

DO

Mode

Black Box

(Turns on invincibility for your entire team.)

0 + # + © Avatar God Mode (Turn

on

invincibility for

your

character only, and not for the rest of the team.)

We

Q + #• + © Heavy Breathing Mode

dang funny! Oh no, wait—that’s Tom Clancy Top Gun Halloween costume. Cute booties.

(Turns on heavy breathing.)

never get tired of that big head mode.

© Me 9 a Head Mode 0 + # + © Big Head Mode + © Stumpy Mode CD + © + # + © Side Scroller Mode CD + #

It’s

so

in his

+

(Become paper

0+#+© team’s

Brains (Mess with your

Al.)

Polska Mode

(Alternate

faces for your team.)

thin.)

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ABOVE More big heads. RIGHT Use a controller that’s plugged into port D on your Dreamcast, and don't forget to press and hold while you're typing the cheats. The Black Box logo shown here is the first one to appear; it disappears in several seconds. The animated logo you’ll see at the end of the cinema hangs around a little longer. 114

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You’ll enter

enter the two

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animated.

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of the cars. To enter the

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race.

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the game.

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in

After you enter the Kaede and Rai-On cheats, they will appear in the upper

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