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Volume 2, Issue 4                                    University of Houston

From alien destruction to organized crime, new games have it all

The Game Boy

Brandon H. Franks

Word up y'all. It's GB2K and this is the last online version of The Game Boy. PC lovers rejoice, for I have several reviews for you. For all you Nintendo nuts, we have decided to review N64 games once again, so let's get to it.

Dreamcast

For the Dreamcast, Metro3D's Armada is a space/rpg that is quite long. All you do is shoot alien ships, trade goods and accompany people on missions. The graphics are really good but the gameplay gets boring. It is not a terrible game but they could have worked on it a little more. C+

Sega Rally 2 from Sega lets you go off-road with incredible graphics and great gameplay. The only problem with the game is how hard it is to pass another car. B-

PlayStation

Grand Theft Auto 2 from Rockstar games is not much on graphics, but what it lacks in visual appeal it makes up for in gameplay. Hit the streets and work for three different gangs delivering illegal substances and doing other cool jobs. The best thing in the game is knocking out someone in order to carjack them and running over pedestrians. A-

Driver from GT Interactive is another great game that allows you to be the driver for people in organized crime. Getting away from police and crashing into cars and other things are the best parts of the game. A-

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater from Activision is probably the best skating game that's been made. The jumps and moves are really sweet. However, the landings and combos are not possible in real life. Still, it is really fun. A+

Another one from Activision is Toy Story 2. It does bring the excitment of the movie home, but if this is really designed for kids they are going to have a lot of trouble getting through the game. Impossible jumps and hard-to-reach places will make it hard for you to really enjoy yourself. The cutscenes look really good, though. B-

Arcade Party Pak from Midway is a blast from the past. Games like Toobin' and Smash TV make the game worthwhile and you don't even have to put quarters into the machine to continue. It's always nice to play the classics. B+

Nintendo

Earthworm Jim 3D from Rockstar Games puts you into the worm's brain to fight all the baddies who want to destroy Jim. The puzzles and levels are really fun, but the bosses are nearly impossible to destroy. They really needed to make it a little easier to fight the bosses. Overall, the game is hilarious, but the difficulty level will make you quickly want to play something else. B-

PC

Probably the best game out on the PC is Star Trek Hidden Evil. It's like playing Tomb Raider in a Star Trek universe. You can even use the Vulcan Nerve Pinch. The gameplay is great and is highly addictive. This is a game you will love even if you're not a Trekkie. A+

From Sierra, SWAT 3 is a very realistic effort that lets you take out suspects with gas grenades, guns and anything else your little heart desires. Although the game is not terribly addictive, it shows what it really takes to be a member of a SWAT force. A-

Once again from Sierra comes Gabriel Knight 3 with the voice talents of Tim Curry as Gabriel Knight. This is a very in-depth mystery, so you need to be sure to search everything and talk to everyone. The story is very interesting and the gameplay is good. If you want something dark, this one's for you. A+

That's it for now. The print version of The Game Boy will soon be giving you all the news in the game world. Until then, peace out.
 
 

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