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At the wry, wry lut minute, we dlscoVl!red th~t s.g~ ~re workllli 011 ~ _ Sollk I~me for thl! S~turll, elltitlN Sollk X-treme, whkh should ~ out III time for Christm~s_lih the forthcoming Mtg~drivt IJme of the ume lI~me, the title will utilise 30 with challlllnil perspectlws, Jnd will future~completelyllewgrJphlcsellglllealld

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went to prest. At the moment, only two levels of the I~mt Itt complete, but the

results of Probe's extended Iilbout Is looking pretty Impressive i1lfUdy. As we stilted some months i1go, there will be iI t- chilnge, for the Situr" version. and thHt witllnclude extrillevels, Improyed I' .. phln lind different 1~llilYOuts. Thef"s stili no news of iI firm relnse dale yet, but the pro&l'ammers 1ft wortc lnl illi houn to let more work on the (o"\lenlon underway lind the milJority of 1M pro,rlmmlnl should be complete In around two ilnd I hilH months. Anyway, hefe 's the first htutn shots - ilt this stille the Slime Is only uound 30" complete, but It's alrtady looklng;ll good as the Piay1taUon venion - ilnd no, thilt Is n't Just somethl". we" t nrl"g for the nkt of It -It rully dOH look qultt stunnlnll

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Nothing's ~tn conjlrmtd ytt, but thtrt~ vorlous rumoursfly/ng around thot Stgo~ lottst top t!tlt Nights will hallt joypod dtsigntd sptcifically for tht gamt. ~ga art kttplng lit/)' quit! about It at tht momtnt. but information was ltoktd in a rtctnt )opontst gam" mogollnt. Apportntly tht joypad could lit Similar to tht NU64}oypad whtrt taCh Sldt oftht jOypad movrs Indtptndtntly. making JDgamtplay much toS/tr. ItS d1ficult to soy w~n dttolls OT pkturt$ oftht pod will lit rtltosnJ. but stilt nlet to know thot ~a Oft addrtUing tht probltms ossoclottd with JD gam" now; fOfhtf than Ofttf tht gamtisftltostd,

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FADE TO BLACK Fade to Black 15 alteildyfi ... ished on the Playstation and despite devel ope.sEltctronic

Arts hotly denying any existence ofa Saturn version, It seems as though th egamels alreadybelns developed for Saturn. Created by Delphine Software, the same people who were responsible for Another World and flashback, the game is already hotly tipped to dominatrthe Playstationch'lItswhl.'n it''I felea$ed next month . And although the game's theme remains similar to that of AW ilocI flashback (a man In

jail or on an alien planet who must escape) the actual gameplily has come on In lupsandbounds,bt:ingaoomplete3DadventureasopposedtoaplatfOfm game with cinematic clips from time to time. Plus, as there's nothing like this currently ilVililable for the Silturn, this should prove an incredibtypopul aradventure

-espedally as the prcsentation is so stunning. The pictures here arc takenfromthe Playstation vcrsion as there's no actual Satumdisc at the mOrllCnt, but assoo nas

Lalt mOrlth we brokt the rlewl1f01)' that Stgo will re/eau thrtt of their class/cs Orl to arle Satum disc. But we got it wrarlg a bit. It sums as though the thrtt gamtl wU/ be rtltastd scpo rattly over thrtt mOrlthl, tht first Orlt beirlg Afttrbumer,followtd by Spact Harrier tht rltxt mOrlth, thtrl Outrurl. All thrtt gomts will COlt approximattly half tht prict of rltW rtltaltS arid thtrt's 0 poJJlblllty that mort rttro tltlts will bt rt/taud ofttr that. Stili riO word 01 to whtthtr thty'll be rtltastd avtr htrt though. Wrltt Irl /fyou ful partlculorly strorlglyabolltthtml

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corlJldt"rl9 what It would w/lb Qf If comput,f 90171'. but '''01 haJtI't Jtop~d lVCfrom conurti"9 1M un", sport 10 fh, SatllTlt. INtI/ring, wrll, loDds 0/ fishing, 1M Qim h to cole" /IS big D Jlsh QJ po"'b~ ,hroug" ckw, ul«tion of rods (md Q rigorous tmln/ng progrom. And IIflpltr what you may H thlnklnf, it's CKtlnllly ffltlKf good. although It's difficult to JD)' how ' hll! tIt/t 'l1li'11190 down OIIC' It's out Oil 1M shtlvfl. Anolh,r Ollt ,IIat" a/moJtf/nlsMd, tills should "JUt mQb Q Iott JUri, nl,aJ'.

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I,me mikes Its WI'J into the news sedlon ,Imost fUry month, but thIs month It's for different reasons, Unfortunately the Slturn union of ActUI (jolf hi., been held up for.J f_ months II mOlt of the proI~m~n wtrt d~fted In to wottc on Eure '96 so that It would be out In time for the tourn,m,nt, .nd U I fC'Su/t ther,', been len people to work 0/1 the Actua con~F$lon. however, as of now the proll1lmmen .re workinl.t full spHd on the PIOJed but ntYl!rtheien, It's stili more .around two months before we'll be able to run a full preview on the title. It's also unfortunate that other Gremlin title s may slip back a couple of months due to to this, but with any luck,. couple of them will stili make It on on the shelves by summer.

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Afterthe announcement last month that the Satum's prke would tem· por.1Irily be dropped to £l.49 for a period offour-u._'re now pm. t)'l'IiIppyto announce that the prke wiN rernain atthls low point for ~.You'1lnotkethatthePbymtlon'sprio:erernalnedhlgh

and will remaIn so for the torneeable fuhlre. Aaordins to seal, the prke sl;uh I'IiIs had punters breaklnl down shop doors to hold ofa Satum and the lap betwftn the numt!er of Playrtatlons and Saturns sold Is bec:omlnl_smal!er.

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over a yur In the m;;aklng.And to be honest, there's still not very much to SHon the g;;ame. lIut then Core ire convertlnglttotheS;;aturnlnstud,sotheyprob;;ably declded to stirt the game again completely from $Cf;;atch. Little more than one level of the title is playable at the moment, but what"s already evident is that the Swagman of today is very different ffom the pictufes seen in magazines from this time last yt'ar. He's gone all small andtfoll like and he·sappearing in an isometric 3D adventure. Unfortunately, we don·t ~now much more about it than that be1::ause the only bits programmed into the game at the moment feature the main sprite wandering afoundtheenvironmentButitdoeslookverynice. Expect to see mOfeon this one when it"s closer lolhe releasedate-currentlysetfofearlyAulumn

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You stt,as tvel)'One knows these days. the Ameflcans have an elCtensive collec-

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scrap was the responsib.hty of one Commander K.loe(w.th a name hke Ihathehiidtobeav.llaInJ_whohas nowabsconcled w.th the lot HtSn.ftytdea is to use the scavenged wre-ckage tobu.ld hts own fI«"I of super-powered vehICles which would facilitate his plot to take over the whole world - OR DESTROY ITIII AHAHAHAHAAAIiI

andl!'Vt'ntuallyenslavingthepopulat>on of the globe and being nasty to them. No, you 're some schmuck pilot kid charged w.th bringing Kane to jus, tice And before you ask,noyoucan't defect to the other side which has all the advantages. But .t's not all bad ntwS You are given a stale-of,the·art assault heilcopter, the Blackfireofthelltie, Wlth whICh to take h,monYoualsogel to see a fa,r brl of theworld, asKane's new lerromtoperatlonhasspreadits wings from Gre«e to Alaska ASyou could probably gauge from the way this is all gOing, Operation Blackfire Is oneofthO'le hehcopter combat games Viewed in the first-person you're given a brief briefing outlining your primary and secondary obJectives, anything from destrOYing things to prote<tlng things, and sent on your way laden down with machine guns, mrSSlles and bombs From here rt's a fa"ly strarghtforwardarcade-heavy blasting process Theconllols. whtlst comprehensive enough to makeyourcraftma~uvrable,

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grass, clay and hard,andthreedlfferent modes of play - exhibltlon, champlonship and training, whICh kind of covers justa bout every possible tennis scenariO possible really. But.justtojallthings upa bil,lhere's achoiceofeightcameraviews,instanlreplayoptions, ten players with different abilities, stats on your playingabililies anderm, loads of reahstlc tennis sounds Well,you'datleastexpectthatwouldn'tyou This is the first tennis sim to appear on Ihe Saturn, although there's a couple more on the way thiS Summer, so the competition between them is going to be prettystiff,This offeflng, almost finished, looks and plays prettywell,althoughlt has to be said that on the graphics front. it's nothing reallyspecialsure,there's I your usual rendered players and all the nice bits at thebeginnmg and everything, but there's nothing so far that actually jumps out at you, slaps you around the face a bit and plants a bigjuicywet kiss on your cheek,But then this is a lennrs game And they've never been renowned for their graphical excel路 lence in the past. yeah what the hell,it'sthegameplay that darn well counts Which is good because this plays rather well indeed As we mentioned, this game is almost finished, and to be honest. there's not much more thai could e added at thiS point and beSides, this has already been released in Japan, Whatthe heck-a review nexlmonth

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;1Iliensaremasslngonthttdgeofablack·holeinducedteleportilliongOlitein sp;lce, and Ifs yourjob to sort them out once and for all-by leaping through the flft and taking on the whole f1~ single· handed. LUCky old you.

SHOT TO THE GROUND Shock W~Ass.lutt In ItSque5t lobea very nke lootJng golme In~. utilises iI

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washln. powder ildverts. The hurtItuget. Afterall, bobblins lsapeaceable pastime practised by cute little dlnosiu.IrS,who blow bubbles Qut of the ir SO;lPY mouths. In bct, given

the frothy qualities of IhHt powders, you'd think whatever bfilnd he 's toutlns would make bob-

bllnl<bworse<P>. Mlndyou, he'dprobilblyilpproveofthebrlghtbleck COIoUfS which future huvily In uchof Bub and 8ob',(for hIs they, stars of the Bobble

genrt) outings. But this doesn't con-

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~"''-:~1It:._ k~~~:t~l;t~:::I~;~n~ reactlons commenc6tt's one of those ullpredictable ..: ~ gamesplayedhead-tohead,where great success 011 the part of your oppo-

of fasClstkanti·Bobble movement,marching

against friendly dinosa urs ilndburningthelrefflgles, we'd hilve mort to sayon the

various other consoles. where It'S garnered applause and dedaratlons offOmanllc love from Ihe press of many countries Now Irs t,me for the Salurn to be blessed with a manif6tation. tt's a bit ofa departure for the Bobble lads, given that their (lfIglnal outings haVl"beenplatform.based But thesc fine efforts alen'l gOing to reach 32-BIT for a whileytt. so forget about that ThiS title isa splil-screen arcade puzzle title whkh pits the player against another human or a scrl6 of ultra-cute foes. most of whom ale taken from tl'le prevwus Bobbl6 These compoter opponents are Introduced Wlthashortandword·free bizarroanlmatlonbeforeeach round,whichareunchara,terist ically funny for this

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subject In fact. I\'S highly likely we'd mount some kind of counter-pobIiCltyoffen.ive,prinhng posters for our readers to pot in Il'Ieir Windows Silying things I+):e "Free the Bobble Two" or "Justice For Bubble Dinosaurs· For now, Ihough,w hilst an atmosphere of placid oPPOsition

e~isl s,we'lIiust lellyouabout t henewBobbletitle,

called Puzzle Bobble Puzzle Bobble has been around for a while on

tOfY, as we mention elsewhere. III hlct, Pullie SObble has all the elementsofthepe.fectpozzlegamefor. mula It would appear the only slumbhng block standing In Its path to glOfY,tthe possibility of a poor programmlllS job on theconVl"rsion tiP Resta:;sured we'll puteilheryour minds or the games chances of 5.116 success at rest in our review next month. . .

MY BRAIN HURTS You might think there's alreadyellOUgh brainworkln l'I.Iule Bobble to justify the !'·word prefi)(' but that's where you'd be wrong. So c()l1cerned ale the producerswilh fulfilling their trade desc.rlption they'Vl" Included a second oneplayer mode. called Puzzle Game. You're presented with a prearranged gamut ofbubbles, andyour.lOO is to blast ttlescoffscreen as qukkly as po5slble before the ceiling starts to lower Itself The first few bubbles you're given are generally per£«t fordoing the job, but if you mess upyourlnitlal moves. progressive bubb~ Just serve to mess things up. One for the Intellectuals.

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EEH, THEM WERE THE DAYS... A5Wf!'vcmentione<!repeatedlythfoughouttheteKt,thecharacters in Pu ZIle Bobble began their me.1grecomputer lives someyeals ago in a gamingclasic known as Bubble Bobble, which is very hard to talk about when you're drun k. Partially because of its titular tongue-twistingconnotations, and partially be<:OlIuse sad old gamers' adora-

tion forlhe product leads to teary-eyed and inebriated

reminisunce of days when games wert games. Soon sad younS gamerswill have the chance to Join In the festivities when Bubble Bobble arrives on Saturn,

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mavencktypes living on the wave of anadrenalin rush,they insist on racingwhileothermotorlstsgoabout their dally business, and when cops are scouting the lanes for speeding In that sense It'S a b!tl!keR:oild Rilsh in cars w,th plenty ofstunn!ng Cfashes ilnd the o<casionillarrest

l!kemostrilclnggames!tlndudesavilflety of rilce modes from the one-~n-one Time 1"illlo iI full tournament with iI Whole f!eld of compelltors But !t"sthe Head to Head opt!on thai sees you get tlngtangled up w!th the law!n some anarchic chases and bullyingcivihan drivers off the road The Need for Speed has already appeared on the 3DOand PlayStat!on where !t received a lukewarm reception We'll be tesl!ng !t for the Cflme of tepid noveltyvillue nex-t month

I DROVE ALL NIGHT One of the s!lghtly more bewildering opt ions In The Need for Speedlslhe opportunityto~lectatwhattlmeofdilyyou'dhke to race. There's a chokeoflhrec-Morning, MlddilYilnd E~nlnglf however you're tilking part In a three stage rue it will fTI<M!! from Ilght to dark anyway, e<lentually getting p!tch black makingdrivlngralherhalardoos

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11'1 tltt freezlnl cold In the depthsafwinter . ... nd, thlnkinllbout it, they'd haw to widen III the tr.Jcks ~nd run two or three rICes It the SImi! time In order to let the usuilly length)' lamH oyer In one diY, but it'd be 11* symbolic gesture. At lust thlt'd mun you 'dhave~methlnlelseonteliyfortherettofthe

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nations. TheflnalprodllCt-stunmngln the Slmphc,ty of It Iitle. Olymp'c Cames -shilll emerge in July,perlect timing for the reill·life shind'g UkeprevlOus attempts totrilnslilte athle!lCsto computer gilme,OG (obv!ouslythe OlympICs are populilr With Compton giingstils)filYOUfSthe reilhstlcilly endufilnce,silpplngbunon·bashlng controlmethod,Plilytrsslapthebut· tons ofthe,rcontrol pad as fast as possible toupthe on·scrHn velocity or power ofthe,rd,gliised oounterpilrt Levelsofsklll ilnd timing aren't Ignored. you still nttd tooontrol the breathing of your swimmer, Ihe balance of your welghthf!er and soon. but for the most Pilrt competllors with fore· arms like Popeye are at a distinct advantage Sodon't

VIEW BY APPOINTMENT The camera angles In Olympk Games hilVe ~n designed With two alms In mind - 10 provide the most accessible angle to play from and mate the game look as e)((ltlng IS possIble The best example of this is in the 400m, where the ameli wh~ls around the c~ntre of the trICk to follow the progress oftne runners,just like non TV.

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'If you 've got a problem. If your game's got a ghch, then it's time to talk to Mark Maslowicz'. Yes indeed! It's with this merry rhyme that we welcome back the Mazza, Sega 's games guru, to the vast Q&A desk where he spends hours pondering your taxing questions and dOing hiS best to answer them In the name of truth. justice and the American rock way ! If you ' d like to test his seemingly unending knowledge of Saturn games then send your questions to HEY SMART GUY! Q & A. SEGA SATURN MAGAZINE. PRIORY COUIll'. 3032 FARRiNGDON LANE. LONDON. EC1R 3AU. WAkE UP SEGA!

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VirluaCopetc./ 6. Will the gods at AM be making iI replica of the RAe rallyoourseastheyhavewlthMan)tTTbecilusethis would make an e.cellent Sega Rally 21 7 Are AM planning Daytona 2 With a higher resolulIonandspeedlikeVF21 8 W~re are anything to do With Star Wars gam~ on the Silturnl We ilre beg,nnlng to suffer Wlthdrawl symptomsl Mr.D.C.X. Stilmford,lIncon'hlrlt.

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ODE TO THE DEMO DiSC OItilrSSM, Please.pleasecouldyouanswerlhesequestlons WiliSega make any basketball games simililr to VirluilStrilterl 2 IS It true thatVirtuil Strllter w,1I be out on the Silturnl 3A1eSegilgolngtomilkeilniidaptofSO)'OU Ciin plug In some speakers to the Saturn? 4 When IS WWFcomlng out on the Saturnl SWllitherebeilnotherdemodisc? Milrtlnlln,hstbourne, f.Sunu.

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BiG SHOlfT GOING OlfT DtoilrS5M, I haW' got some questions which I would He to ask your wlCkedy bold boy magazme Here goes the starter for ten 1. Is Total NBAgOlngtobemnvertedtotheSaturn?lf so.whenl 2 How much will WipEout and Euro '96 cost and

averayeilr new Sonic gilme, "",. "'"''',,''''''. Ust Bron~ etc I flghterfOfmula) 3 Whenw,UyoupubhshtheFlfA cheatsl 4 I heard rumours that a football game sponsored by Addidas IS coming to the Saturn Is this truel Mit. Devlin. londonderry, ,

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FIVE COURSE WHEELS If you we re goi ng 10 criticise ~ctlon In The Dome of ~nyth i ng , It would prob~ b ly be of t he tr~ d it ion~1 r~(ln g element u 5u ~lIy ~ssoci~t ed with motor sport, Well pu rists, h~~ no fe~ r beuuse there Is also Ihe opportunity to r~ce In Des truction Derby with ~ choice of five tr~cks, going from the incredibly sim ple 10 the f~r more ~ l~ck

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The copy of Destruction Derby that we had a chance to see is not finlshfll yet, There's still quite a lot of texture mapplns to be done on things like Ihe drl· vlns surface In The Oome and the sround surface around the tracks and sky, The way the game plays thouSh Is more or leu complete and It's looklns pret· ty damn good, Obviously there are a few discrepancies: the smoke effect Isn't aslmpresslveandsomeoftheglosslnessofthePlayStation~rsion hil$ been lost (WipEout was Just the ume). But Ihls Is excellent fun to play a nd,Judsed a5i1Silmelnltsownrlsht,Destructlon~rbylookslikeprovjdlnshoursof

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Jiip~n,wlththelrpointybon(es,whi(heven have~ ring running~roundthem (like the pl~net S~turn if you don't get the connection). The Nightm~reans are ~ motley bunch based on serpents, wolves and other common night. mare themes. More of both races are yet to find their way into the game.


Playlnl vIOeo lames has, as we all know, a bit of reputation for belnl a lonely pursuit. No matter how many tlmH you wanl on to ~ about link-ups, multi-tap' and tournament play there wll1 always be that element of society all too wil11nl to KOff In your face and make IIlhI of your social abilities. Wetl our boss says there's no SIKh thinl as problems, only opportunities. this act us thlnkln. -there must be IOITII way to make lames SHm cool i1nd SellY without s~ndlnl billions of pounds on marbtln â&#x20AC;˘ . Well, we're blown If we can think of wtm it Is. Whkh' ll be why we're not hllhly IÂťid Sela publklty ~rsonnel. But we 60 happen to know that there are ways and munl of turning your hobby to your advanuge Insofar iii your Image Is concerned. For starters, you'll look like you 're Ioildtd If you can afford a Saturn i1nyway. Try throwing it out of the window In front of your mates to demonstt1llte how little cash muns to you (but remember to attach it to a length ofbunlH rord flrst 10 It doesn't smash on the lround and you can reclaim it later),. Or you can rud on and dlKoyer how we, the Intrepid SSM tum, utilise our gilmn library to Impren our friends and Infuriate our enemies.

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Possible. Li~e.ironl(ilily. 3D routines in their ostensibly two·dlmenslonal titles. This was iI time when scaling and rotation were the big programminB toys to conjurewlth,whentruethree-dimensionillilfcadegames such as VirtUiI fighter were unseen. Now, of course, the g~lposts have moved somewhat So h~ve

can SWitch bttwttnlantsmaktsitan importanttactl· calfeaturt.Escaplng8roupsoftntmltsgan8lngup on you, evading massive attacks by bossts,bouncln8 back and forth in timt to music for a kindofstrangt Guardian H~rotS danct routln~, all these things ar~

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Ofcoursethert'smorttotheHeroes'brllliance than f.ll'lcy new.~ngled special effects. Treasure havt obviously laboured long and hard OYer thtgamedesign Notmertlyensurmg there are lots of levels, but allowing players tochoost their own route throughthtgame-therebychanging the direction oflhe plol and the even· tualending ObvlouslythlslmprOYeS the repiay value noend,as even once you'vefinishecl the thing-no mean feat consldermg the tough diffICulty level-you slill woo't havt seen even half of the sUgts on offer. In fact. Guardian HerotS jusl lies there btggmg ·Complete me about fivt or Silt times, you rash fool" until you gtt through evef)'lhingllhaslooffer And offer II dots. Each level Is absolulely pac~ed withinteresllngwaystodleThereareabsolulely stach of enemy characlers, each With their own attackstyle,andsomeofthemeanestilndblggestest bcat 'em up bosses you'll ever see in the whole of you hfe, even if you're a bosses dtslgner for Team Strms

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Streetfighler} will bepofygon-ba!led, th~'s all I'm Silylng_Anyway, iU you 'll no doubthaYegu~sedfromtheheadlinl!

and KrHnshots and so forth, Mortal Komb~ J h.15 ruthed ~tUIn. and It's pmtyfbmlngalrl(ht. Eurocorn.who~ndledthl!convef·

which made the com.op such a star ,n tl1earcades. So that me.lns all the Fata htleS. Anlmaht lleS and Fnendshlps. whichilre thept'ime ~a ponSinMortil rs

arsenal illmed atii nnoCing precious gamclime territory from its tqually cash·

rich neighbours,Of course, once players have been invaded and conquered by Mortal. their loyalty Is amlfed by the rul· Ing dread iron fist of enormous combo potential. rapid game speed and light. heartedness. Aconversion ladmg In these respects would find dissident play. ers nw:etingfurtively In theatre bone· mentsdrscussmg aposslb!eswrtch to an altogetherd!ffertnt typeofone-on· one beat ·em up. LuctilyEu rocom!.t't'm to have been wtarmg their extra· lucty laces whilst wflt ing the Saturn version. because every element of thecOtn-op has beenretamed It·syet another tesu.ment as to the power of the Saturn, especially In han·

dllng lO games. The game speed is almost SUlpfising given the level ofdetall and number of colours on the screen, andshouldn'tevenmlldlyd,sappomt arca-de fans. All the characters are in fu ll effect. and each ot them calfles theu full romplementofmovesa nd rombos to t he small screen with them. This I ncl ude'SJ~'smulti-d i rect:ionalproJec·

tile abihties. a concept whic h will hopefully be extended to other I(omboltants in further Mort4lI episodes. Best ofall, the new combo system has been fa ithfully replkated. Top marb for the all· new flymg punch rule wh ich allows jumping attacks to ta ke a place as the startofa combo.whk h opens up all sorts of new flghting possibihties. The pote nt ial num berot hits per combo has been upped too, which is good news for experts, but possibly bad ne'NSfor novices with expert mates. as they'll constant· Iy lose for years However, the computer opponents proVldes ufflclt'nt cha llengeto encou~geeven~s

towon: atthelf game. The only real problem with Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Is that Capcom have just unleashed three bona fide awtSOme 20 beat ·em ups onto l he Saturn. and the mar~t'tplace Is starting to look iI bit crowded. I (Ouldn'l honestly say that I rate MK] abcM! them. Alpha has more a more IntriCate com bo system, X·Men Is mort lrisually excitmg and Oarbtalkrs Is rtearlyas funny. But that would be missing the point. MK has a foIlowlng all of its own- and qU ite rightly because Ifs de~ good - and this conversion Is aimed at those pe0ple. Aoyooe who's ever played Mortal in the arude'S kr'lO'NS ~herOf not they'dwantto shelioutfora

decent cooverslon, andth ls Is mort than decent. It Is, In fact,s uperh It·s got all the playability, all the chafOlcters and all the seClet stuff -ln fact, txtraSat urn-only secrt't stuff. If you'rt a devoteeof tht slnisttrKl.lIt of Kombat this is for you If yoo'rt Justshopping around fofthe best beat ·em up maybe yotfd better try out a cou ple of others before making up )'OU r mind.


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shoot'emupexhavaga nn. Try to imagine something like DiHiu'l I!'J[cept rather than outer-space it '5 all done und erwater_ What thlsentailsislotsof~l.lb­

aqua action in the shape of torpedoes, f1oatingmines,seamonsterS,andawhole host of sl.lbmerged wackiness, In fact, it's all donew,th a comic edge, for e)(ample, when you destroy a railway bridge you can watch gleefl.llly as the train plummets towa rds the water, Or how abol.lt decimating skyscrapersand enjoying all the tiny people runnmg about m confl.lsionand panic. This might SOl.lnd like it's a bit sick but In The Hl.lnt is too fantastlcal for you to lake II ~eriously. Thereareslxlevclstolraverse in all and eachoflhem ends,asYOI.l'd expect, wit h a boss. Naturally Ihere are plenty ofpower-I.lps in t he shape of heat -seeking missiles and Sl.lperpowered torpedoes, and this is no dol.lOt all ~tarting 10 sound predictablein l heeKtreme.Andilis. allhoughit'sslilifunallthesame.Ok,so maybe it's the kind ofgamethat should have been left behmdwlth all the 16-bot stl.lffgathermgdl.lSt. and maybeit'saliabitofaretrO~ick,bl.ltthesheerllOlume

of the action, what with explosions and enemies swa rming everywhere, make il compelling to play Admittedly the graphics look a bit dated too, but there's always so much going on and so manyd'fferent and sma rt looking spntesthat it didn't bother me

stage three where a huge stone monster forces you to travel vertically in order to escape and inllOlves blastmgthrough lots ofanClent stone. Stage four is Sunken Townwhichfeatureshl.lgemissifes launched from the seabed and submerged skyscrapers that you have to blastthfOugh. Sea monsters return m stage five, Deep Dark Sea,mtheshapeofseaserpents and a silver dragon hldrng inthe depthsofa lava cave. And to finish it ali off you arrive in stage si)(at the Enemy Base whereyouhavetotakeonaml.l~l-sectioned

rocket boss that's incredibly tough! SQ after making the arduous Journey through all the stages, is In The Hunt something I'd recommendlWell,yesalrightlt'snotyourspectacular 3D'checkoutthenewtechnology'kmdofgamebutit's always refreshing to get back to someglXld ole' common shoot 'em up action and besides, it reminded me ofapsychedelicmarfiagebetweenCaptamNemoand the crew of the Yellow Submarine. Good clean fun

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1~ I;Ji'Ali'iAI Ever been to a book shop?Maybe you've seen a huge range of colourful books on the shelves by a certain Terry Pratchett The popularity of his Discworld books led Psygnosis to take up the licence and bring out a game based on his quirky world. Now it's arrived on the Saturn, so let's have a browse. ouknowthtlheorythatarguesthat the unlvlme could be nothlngmott th an an Jltom In a Slrgantuanturnip and Ihat likewise the tlnltd piutldes ofahumanbelng,smalitrevrnthOin quarks, could be turnips themselvts withanotherunivenecontalned ln themofequ,l compluity, density and soon ad Infinlluml Well. Dlscworld Is iI bit like that. Kind of. bctpt Dlscworld Itself Is a land sealed Insldt a dome riding on the back ofa hugeturtlt sailing through space. 8iurre andwadtythlAndth.at's Just fOl' startert.

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IitPGIWelidone,because Psygnosis agree with you, transform ing litlncewlnd's ildventures Into a sprawling game that ta~es in loads of puzzles and conundrums and hundredsofdlfferent charactersYOlced by the likes ofErk Idle, Tony litoblnson and Jon flertwee Promisingfoundatlonsyoomlghtthm~;Jndin

some respects they are fulfiled The game IS huge and verycomphcatedmeanlngyoo'rtgomgtoh;rveto

spend a hell ofa long time tryfng out different thmgs and you'll probably bean old wheezer by the time you finish It,At first, the comic turns of the characters seem quite amusing, bantering about With a kind of sixth·formers Wit, The Jokes begin to sour though when you find yourself sltlmg through them time and again and ifs an annoying fact of the gamethat even though you can skip past these conversations they go on for SO long that much of the time you'll bebangmg the button to plough thrOtJgh them, The fdeaof~l«tingaconverSiitlonal

technique is somethlngappeahng at first. but agam It all gets a brt tiresome when you h;rve to plough through Ihe friendly. the sarcastk. the jokey and the qUizzical dialogue pieces In order to find out what you want from one of the characters Although not neces· sarily as essential tothe IitPGgenre, the graphics in Discworldarereallyqulte poor and the animation is largely non·existent apart from the blocky movement of an arm here or a leg there, In its fayour there are loads of different placestotravelto,takmgln hundredsofdlf· ferent backdrops, all depicting quasl·Medlaeval ~enes

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Sagat's o nce loyal bodygua rd was by his side throughout th e first tourn ament, actIng both as a warm up sparring partner a nd e ncour;llglng the Thaila nd gia nt to cha nnel a ii his rage Into an aweso me displ ay of fighting prowess. Alas, th is e ncourage me nt we nt unheeded , and Sagat was duly beaten by a young a nd mysterious fighter known as Ryu. Adon was aston is hed at this tum of e짜ents, a nd left thesldeofSaflattotr;lllnbyh lmself, return lnfltomockSagatandch alienfle hlm for the title. Adon 's former mast er will crumble when encountering Adon 's new a rray of kld:boxlnfl skills, and the n the younfl pretender can turn hlsa tte nt lonto a mysterlous ca pedfigure.

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JEFRIY McWID Oesplte h~lrl8 one of the most... strange Kfnarios In the 1'1M (Ap~rently Jeffry's an AlHtralian fisherman who has m;llstered the andent Roman art ofhnc:l'lItlum), this real power-pLlIyen in the Virtua RIMer toum.llment. Although f.llr1y well kitted out In terms of mooootS, he is Ihy of ill hit few t«hnlques com~red to .orne of the other charKters. lndHd, when com~rinl Jeffry's"",,"" 1m to say, bge'l, (hil~er IJ one of the

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beailM wtm he IKkt In qagntity, he more tun milkn up for In terms of mv power. PooHet·pIIy II the key to getting the most out of Jeffry McWiki. AI you an see from the techniques lilted below, he Is rebt~ gifted In terml of combi.mions (considering hllllze), but he SCOtti most points In iKtUill1y bIoc:klng and dodging;rtm:ks

and then respondins with deonsUtlng lhrows.. Jeffry'l throwJ ,life byfiJr the most powerful!n the game (Wolf has ~ powerforytMtllity) andlhe a__ lnsplring Spbsh Mounbin (down/fONBrd-downJ101'Wi1rd+P+«) Is luper-powerful. CroudI1nl, 8Ui1rdlnlopponentsarequlckly~~(hedwiththe I'owHBomb (downIbwIr6+G+P+K), whkh putl ~Id to deflMsMt~ and fon:es the ~ to come out figlrting. AI; rqubir MHtftCbn re~ will SM, thecombi.mions we'w listed below are quite si mlbr to Wolf's (as 5eflIin the lilt Inue). Jeffry IJ pmty Ilmil,r to WoIfln this r~~rd, . lthough _ recommend tumlningJeffry's KOOping punches in ordt-r to.~ ~OIlI:ofhim.

LAUCHAN As VF fins will know, when ~ or.anlled tM offid~1 Vlrtu~ A.hter 1 ~«~de tourn~ment In J~p~n, they _re surprised to lee th~t ~ Uu Chin pl~yer won the compe· tltlon. He did th is on the strength of Uu's romblnltlon prowess ~Ione - he is the undisputed m~der of the combination ~nd Is ~rmed with ~ \I~r~ of gu~rd­ bre~kJ ng techniques which ~re designed to break throu.h the opponent" defence, Ie~\ling them wide open to ~ PPPIC follow-up. This rem~lns the c.lI loe In Vh - but to ~n eYengrelter eKtent! For st~rters, Uu hn been granted ewn more technlqu" which he c~n Uloe to blast through an opponent's gu~rd. The most confusing of ~II h~s to be the up/for-

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The ~,Ic flJle of thumb II th~t Uu is more effec:tiYe tM lighter the opponent. In fxt, true Vf m.JIders tin pull off a frankly unbeliellJble 13·hlt combination on Pill (who II the lightest (h~r.tder In the g~mel. Ch~r.tders like SoiRh ~nd Uon abo suffer badly In combination strlk". while Wolf and Jeffry lose out beuuse they ~re slow to reKt. TM)' might not float well in combos, but Uu IJ t.tster with his combos.. This me~ns th~t Liu 's gre~t"t enemJeoi ~re flghter'S like Jacky, Akira ind Kip. The lilt two ire partkul~rIy troubietOme In that tM)' haw reYerul ~ttacks which often defe~t the punch·led Liu. Despite this, he remains a fairly powerful charKtu ..

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~nW'. (well. gOing around ~lnglhings~ the storyline Is expanded byfollowing the dragon from its infant non-flying days to afully-grown airborne warrior WhICh naturally means tlYt in olddition 10 the flying sectiOns~nint~fjrstgame.there路sground-based

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A::~~~r~:/::~U~I~~I!O:e:~::~~:~::~:tr~:_:r~tAO:r:;:I~~~:;II~:~U~IIy it doesn't, bec~use someone's kldn~p~ them. Wh~t you h~ve to do Is p~cify all the howllnB rock chickette$ $0 they help you find the m In time to pl~y ~ concert. JU$t for you. Anyway, this vastly complicated plot all takes place within the confines of a variety of urban scenarios where you have to blast the living dayli ghtsout of all the nasty bad guys and free all the buxom babes over a plethora of levels. Ofcour 51', seelngasthisfeaturespopstarsandeverythingyoumaybefooledintothinking thattheaction isallrath ergood(afterall,su relypopstarswouldn't lend their name to something dire. Would Iheyl),butyou'd be wrong. Just like fellow rockers Motley (rue, Aerosmith's first foray inlo Ihe videogamingworldisabitofasoftrocktragedy.There'snolhing here that would appeal to either a lover of good games or a lover of Aerosmith. Graphically, it's a bit of a mess and the game itself is completelyunstructured-youjustblastatthingsuntilthelevelis finished,thenblastsomemorewhenthenextlevelstarts IfAerosmith had any sense at all, they would never have put their names to something as poor as this. It was bad enough when it appeared in th e arcades a couple of years back,and with the absence of the guns used in thecoin路op, it just becomes a cumbersome and uneventful game.

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aboutildventure(zombies,death,gore)it looks dilttd in comparison to whilt's on offer today (0 or Myst). Also. the controls art iI bit awkward and whtn you're domg thlngsllkeshootmg~les.you~

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And thill'S not btaluse the gilmt is re~lly tragic or ilnythlng.lt's just th~t nothlngtllerhilppens. 'ttMlresupposedtobtprottctJng)<lUrco!ony from illien If'lVilOOfI and tl'ltrt's never any aliens to shoot -In filet ITlOSt oftht time thefe's hardly ilnyevidtroct that thty~lst ill ~II. And despite tryingtoitddtothestandard shoot 'em up fare by Including strattgy elemtnts (which sttS)<lU isslgningdroids "surveilliinct-tisks, ttc) the game stili rtmillns really t he most yawnsome thing tiler to apptar on Saturn. 1f)<lU rullywintt 0 pI~ a great blislerama then wait a few short months for either Doom or Quake

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VIRTUA FIGHTER KIDS Thought that Issue 6's VF Kids pictures loo~~ good? Prepare to be blown away as we take a look at the finished version of the game With lots of lovely screenshots to boot

SHORT REPLAY Within the game, there is a replay mode that comts into effect when a fighter performs a certain move. This is a very short replay and Is shown dunng the fight Itself. Infact.irsverysjmllartoalltho~shortreplaysfansofmartiollartsfilms wouldrtcOllni~.anditiiddstotheatmospherenoendl

FINISHING BLOWS Each characttf has specific: fnO\/eS that ~ u a finishing Blow. Sowhat makes this dlf路 ferent from the average: KO? Does it allow you to ptrlorm a htoillityl Or maybe an Ultra Combol Not quite. When uscdonthc~ tOWilrds the eod of the!, energy~r. theyWll1 go flymg off in a spectacular manner In a slmil.lrhshiOn to StrM Fighttf 2. Almost all the stages from IIF 2 have made it into it's junior version except {Of one stagt 路 Pal's. Pai now has a Yf!ry dlstinctlYf! bOickground which inllOlves little toys on the shelves and some blatant adYf!rtising of ~ well known Japanese drink c~lIed Enefgenhereandthere.


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The neid three Saturn gilmes won't disappoint anybody who likes a decent game orinde~Capcom.

The first of the (apcom trio is the flamllo)Qnl MiiNeI Super HerOH. This Is the ~uel to the very popular X-Men: Children of Atom. and it drops some of the mOft r~undant characters .Jnd uses instud some oftl'le her~s from the InfinityWarsseriesbyMarvel,Butthafsnotall.Ontopoftheaddlllonillchar路 <leters of Spldermiln, (ilplain Amtriu, Iron Man, Hulk. Shumagora!h, and Black Heart. the bosses from the original X-Men have bfiome selmablel So Magneto and Juggernaut can be used to rip offyoor opponents' heads. 'But If thtse two

howe btcome ~I芦tilb~, who oiIre t~ bos~rr wt htar you cry. In case you donl know alrudy, Dr Doom and Thanos havt btoomt tht kings of t~ laltst Milrvtll (aprom gamt and if tht last X-Mtn Is anything to go by, thty could bt seltctablttool


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