By Dale Weir on August 30, 2000 - 4:58pm.
WWF Royal Rumble is the perfect game if you have a dollar to blow and half an hour left on your lunch break. Its entire design is such that it can be picked up quickly and mastered before it is over. It also features some great body crunching action that has been missing in the wrestling games of late. However, such a scarcity of features need to be balanced by a lot more than Royal Rumble has to offer when it comes to the home market.
Game Description: You've seen one on one, tag teams, doubles, and whatnot, but this is crazy! In WWF Royal Rumble, you'll get yourself into a brawl simultaneously involving up to nine wrestlers and one helpless referee (with this kind of fighting, what power are rules anyway?). This free-for-all madness even spills out of the ring into the parking lot, where you'll have to avoid getting hit by passing cars. Developed in tandem with the coin-op version of the same game, WWF Royal Rumble is free of career managing and wrestler creation and concentrates instead on dynamic group mayhem. Go ahead and punch one wrestler and then leave him to put another in a lock; it's entirely up to you. You can even partner with another wrestler and have him execute moves on your behalf—valuable when your face is being pushed into the canvas.
By Chi Kong Lui on August 29, 2000 - 11:00pm.
WWF Royal Rumble is an underachiever, plain and simple. If there were ever a game that I thought would be a guarantee lock for ratings gold, it would have been this one. But like Dale, I was totally shocked at how the developers excluded so many standard home features and still thought they would have a serious market contender.
Game Description: From grinding to sliding to riding rails, you can do it all in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. You can free-skate around a number of parks, malls, and high schools without any hassles from the cops. Get aggressive and grind like a pro without worrying about skinned knees, and jump off tall buildings and walk away to tell the tale. Now you can become a pro skater without even buying a board.
By Dale Weir on June 16, 2000 - 7:26pm.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Mild Language
By Dale Weir on June 16, 2000 - 7:20pm.
To watch any of the skateboarding commercials these days, you'd think that skateboarding was as illegal and immoral as highway drag racing. They all follow the same recipe—ending with skateboarders being chased away by the police or some sort of authority figure from wherever they were trying to indulge in their sport (with a few shots of disapproving elderly bystanders for that added touch).
Game Description: Whether you are a hard core or casual bowler, Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling 2 has something for everyone. Features include enhanced graphics, accurate reproductions of the latest bowling equipment, an improved interface, multiplayer support for up to eight players, and a completely overhauled create-a-bowler mode. Additionally, there are new modes of play (including team and skills challenge), real ProStaff tutorials, enhanced bowler and crowd reactions, auto-replay functionality, and dual-shock and analog support.
By Chi Kong Lui on June 15, 2000 - 11:00pm.
While performing tricks and scoring in a free fashion was a total blast, I found trying to complete the various goals in the one-player mode to acquire tapes to be less thrilling. Like Dale previously mentioned, one of the major problems is repetition.
By Ben Hopper on June 15, 2000 - 11:00pm.
Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling 2 (Brunswick 2) strives for that larger-than-life approach, but it can't get past the fact bowling just doesn't generate much excitement unless you're directly participating. Bowling is repetitious by nature, and there's little this game can do to change that.
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