Game Description: The sequel to the ever-popular car jacking game is here. Grand Theft Auto 2 sets you up as a novice criminal trying to make yourself infamous in a crime-filled world. The game has three levels, each inhabited by three different gangs. Pick up a pay phone and accept one of the odd jobs that the gangs offer you. Of course, you have to earn the gangs' respect before you can take the really good jobs. Try to impress them by wiping out their rivals. Once you do, you'll get the good jobs—delivering drugs, picking up bank robbers, and bombing office buildings.
Game Description: Lace up your gloves and come out swinging in this arcade-style trip to the squared circle. Choose from 11 different fighters of delightfully varied background and stature, and pound your way through the ranks earning cash to upgrade your gym along the way. With two modes, three ranks, complete stat tracking, and an incentive-laden training system, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing is enough to keep even the most discerning boxing fans happy.
Game Description: Pulse-pounding excitement in the first great boxing game for PlayStation. And only the experts at EA Sports could bring it to you! Knockout Kings features 38 of history's greatest fighters including Sugar Ray Leonard Evander Holyfield even the Greatest Muhammed Ali! How would Ali fare against Evander? Find out! With refereeing by Mills Lane there'll be no ear-biting either! It's just like a real boxing match—except no pay-per-view charges!
By Dale Weir on October 28, 1999 - 11:00pm.
Almost from the beginning, people who saw the character designs were scratching their heads. Jet Force Gemini was supposed to be a juxtaposition of cute mascot-like characters and violent, gory action, but it never worked out. Even after they were redone to be more mainstream, they still looked unnatural and downright creepy. I was grateful that I spent most of the game looking at their backs but when it came to Vela (in her too-short skirt), I couldn't shake this uneasy feeling I had while playing as her.
Game Description: After seeing his parents murdered by space pirates, Juno swore to fight evil in all its manifestations. Displaying lightning-quick reflexes and extraordinary self-possession, Juno is known throughout the Union for keeping calm in the midst of the most ferocious firefight. When drones stealthily board the Jet Force's scout craft, Juno provides cover so his comrades can escape. Juno is one of three characters you can play as in Jet Force Gemini. The other two are Lupus the doggie, and Vela the pretty-but-tough space adventuress.
By Dale Weir on October 28, 1999 - 8:24am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Animated Violence
By Chi Kong Lui on October 27, 1999 - 11:00pm.
Yet the thing that singly bugged me the most was the graphics or, rather, the overall art direction that Rare took. Yes, like Dale mentioned, the graphics are technically amazing and push the N64 to likes of which the system has never seen. But stylistically, the game is a mess.
Game Description: Combining two titles from the highly acclaimed Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy Anthology offers PlayStation game console owners a glimpse into the past of one of the most successful role playing series of all time. The inclusion of Final Fantasy V marks the first time this title has appeared on a console in North America. Final Fantasy VI, originally released as Final Fantasy III on the SNES system in the U.S., brings one of the most successful RPG's in history to the PlayStation game console for the first time. Each game in the compilation will feature never before seen CG movies.
By Chi Kong Lui on October 20, 1999 - 11:00pm.
To all the Square-heads and otakus out there (who are gonna buy this game regardless), I apologize in advance, but this review isn't meant for you. It's meant for Squaresoft whom I hope to sting a little.
By Dale Weir on October 20, 1999 - 11:00pm.
To its credit, Square EA did pack in the second best RPG in the whole series with Final Fantasy VI, but I cannot let Square off the hook because they left out my all-time favorite, Final Fantasy IV.
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