Extreme Boards and Blades – Review

September 1, 1999

Once again, a fine example of programmers shooting their creative wad in the opening demo, neglecting the basic fact that we buy games to play them.

A Bug’s Life – Review

September 1, 1999

A rather simple 3D adventure game where the player pilots Flik, a bumbling, imaginative ant, through a quest that follows the plot of the film rather closely.

Guardians Crusade – Review

June 1, 1999

The creators must have thought they were really clever when they ripped off Pokemon, jacked up the virtual pet element and released it for the PlayStation.

Fox College Hoops ’99 – Review

June 1, 1999

Fox College Hoops ’99 would be a fine middle-tier basketball game but ultimately fails because the character movement is sloppy, choppy, and slow.

Nightmare Creatures – Review

April 1, 1999

Nightmare Creatures is essentially a three-dimensional fighting/adventure game, combining elements of Tekken and Tomb Raider.

Apocalypse – Review

April 1, 1999

The game looks like a fleshed out Mobius drawing – it’s a gaudy future more akin to The Fifth Element than Blade Runner.

Vigilante 8 – Review

January 1, 1999

What could be better than having 12 screaming, supercharged v8-powered vintage ’70s war wagons with enough firepower to level a small town at your control?

The Fifth Element – Review

January 1, 1999

An enhanced Nightmare Creatures engine and the blockbuster movie combine to make one of the year’s best action-adventure games for the PlayStation.

Tenchu – Stealth Assassins – Review

January 1, 1999

Tenchu is in that elite class of video games, so unique and interesting it warrants purchasing an entire game system for the pleasure of being able to play it.

Pool Hustler – Review

January 1, 1999

Pool Hustler may be the ultimate achievement in video billiards: The balls shine and roll and click and bounce off of one another just like the real thing.

Pitfall – Review

January 1, 1999

Armed with a geological hammer and smart-ass remarks to make Indiana Jones look complacent, Pitfall Harry has come quite a long way. Voiced by Bruce Campbell.

Activision Classics – Review

January 1, 1999

30 of the original Atari 2600 games that got it all started. Perfect for late-night bouts of drunken boredom when all you can manage is to move and shoot.

Tekkaman Blade II – Review

January 1, 1999

These videos, three in all with two 30-minute episodes each, surpass their predecessors in almost every respect.

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