November 2002 Archives

Publisher: Got Game Entertainment
Developer: Prograph Research

Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC
Windows System Requirements: Pentium 200 MHz, 32 MB RAM, 8x CD ROM

Tony Tough is a diminutive private detective for Wallen & Wallen Investigations. For ten years, he has pursued an elusive villain who steals children's candy every Halloween. Tony fears that candy-mad aliens are preparing to conquer the planet, and that these petty crimes are only the first step in their scheme to subjugate humanity. Together with his purple pet Pantagruel, Tony is prepared to put an end to these petty crimes, and save humanity – if his allergies don't act up too much.

David Beckham Soccer Review

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Publisher: Majesco
Developer: Rage


Platform: Game Boy Advance
Reviewed on Game Boy Advance

David Beckham lends his name and his license to this soccer game for the Game Boy Advance. You may play in any of a wide number of European soccer leagues (including Beckham's own English Premier League) as well as in international tournaments of your own design featuring national teams from around the world. And in case you're wondering just who the heck this Beckham fellow is, you'll also find a brief, in-game biography of the stylish midfielder. Spice Girl and oddly-named children sold separately.

Turbo Turtle Adventure Review

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Publisher: Majesco
Developer: Iridon Interactive


Platform: Game Boy Advance
Reviewed on Game Boy Advance

Roll your happy little turtle shell around more than 50 levels scattered about the Isle of Mazes. The mazes are broken into 7 major areas, each featuring a different thematic background, from Woodlands to Spaceship to Volcano. Each maze is designed both as a thinking problem and, to a greater or lesser extent, as a dexterity challenge. Complete all the main levels plus all the secret ones to win the game and unlock bonus features.

Publisher: Interplay/Vivendi Universal Games
Developer: Digital Mayhem


Platform: Xbox, PlayStation 2
Reviewed on Xbox

Nick Conner is a former pilot turned deep space miner stationed on the Forseti Space Station with his fiancée, Dr. Samantha Reilly. Set in the near future, Nick returns from a routine mining expedition to find that the day's supply ship brought some unwanted guests, and after witnessing his assistant's slaughter at the hands (and teeth) of a savage alien beast, he is forced into a tense battle, requiring wits and a whole heck of a lot of fire-power.

MechAssault Review

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Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Microsoft / Day 1 Studios


Platform: Xbox
Reviewed on Xbox

As part of a mercenary contingent under contract to protect civilians and liberate a planet, you have the pleasure of getting paid while doing good. The planet Helios is under the control of fanatical technologists called the Word of Blake. They are engaged in extensive mining and research, while simultaneously enslaving portions of the planet's populace and savagely quelling any active resistance. MechAssault begins with the planetary invasion by Wolf's Dragoons, a mercenary company of which you are a member. Unfortunately, the Word of Blake has orbital guns that destroy and disperse your attacking force. Left with a single working 'Mech and a damaged dropship, you get to test your skills as a gun-for-hire against overwhelming odds.

Publisher: Sierra (Vivendi Universal Games) / Fox Interactive
Developer: Monolith


Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC
Windows System Requirements: PIII 500, 128 MB RAM, 4X CD-ROM, 32MB 3D graphics card, 1.2GB HD Space

Cate Archer has returned to save the world from grief ... and H.A.R.M. The malefic international criminal organization H.A.R.M. has approached the Soviet Union, offering up for sale their latest dreadful handiwork – a project that could help turn the tide of the cold war. Cate and her organization U.N.I.T.Y. must first investigate the potential Soviet threat, ultimately leading them to the doorstep of H.A.R.M.'s sinister, if effete, director. As the United States and the Soviet Union stumble toward a nuclear war over the fate of a tiny island, U.N.I.T.Y. and Cate Archer must ensure peace and lasting security for the planet.

Video Poker Pro Review

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Publisher: G3 Studios
Developer: G3 Studios


Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: 4 MB HD space, Windows 95 or more recent operating system

Video Poker Pro is, simply, video poker. The game emulates the video poker machines scattered throughout Las Vegas and casinos worldwide.

Backyard Football Review

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Publisher: Infogrames
Developer: Humongous Entertainment (Infogrames)


Platform: GameCube
Reviewed on GameCube

Backyard Football is a game designed for those younger players who are overwhelmed by the fast pace and detail of other football games. The players are children, including some NFL players who've revisited their childhood, and the playcalling and controls have been simplified for younger gamers. This game will have those older players who do pick it up thinking back to their sandlot days, and missing the fall afternoons when they'd get together with their pals and knock the stuffing out of each other until Mom called them home for dinner. Whereupon she'd admonish them for being bruised, bloodied, and eager for more.

Publisher: Universal Interactive
Developer: Traveller's Tales


Platforms: Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube
Reviewed on GameCube

Crash Bandicoot returns for more 3D action/adventure gaming. Neo Cortex is planning the end of all things good and fruity, so Crash must cut his respite short to stop Cortex and his minion Crunch. Jump your way to victory and, along the way, take a ride in some new vehicles and a Bandicoot Ball.

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