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________________|---\____________ \ / | \ _____/ \__| |__/ | \ ____/ | .| _ \_ \__ | :| | / /____________________________________________ |_____|_____|______/_______/ _________/-S / __________/-SN / _________________________________________________ _______________/-SNE / \_ _ ______ | __________ | |/ _____/__/-SNES _/ | |____/ | |_____ \ | | |---. ____/___/-SNES- | | | \ | | | \ | | | \_ \__/-SNES-S | | \ | \ | / /-SNES-SN | |___________/_________|__________/________|__________/______/-SNES-SNE | -SNES-SNES | _______ /\___ _______________________-SNES-SNES- | 1st ISSUE \_ \/ |_ \ ______/SNES-SNES-S | O - c - T - o - B - e - R | |/ . \ _/ \ SNES-SNES-SN | 1 - 9 - 9 - 4 _| |_ | \ \ \NES-SNES-SNE | __________________\ \ / / | \ \__/ \S-SNES-SNES | _/ | | |-' \_____\/_____/____|_______\_________/-SNES-SNES- | _/ | | |-' | _/ | | |-' CHiEF-EDiTOR : Sub Zero | _/ | | |-' CO-EDiTOR : Salamander/S7 |/ | | | | CONTRIBUTORS : Deputy Dogg - DeathLock - TGN | | | |-' Sigma Seven! | | | | | | | | Poduced By The | | |-' /(_______________ __ ________)\ ___)\ | | | /Sl __) .__)___)_ \/ \/ \_ \ _ )(__ ) | | | \__ \ | __) _ \ (_ (_ \| \ / / | |-' (_____/__|____>_|___)___)___)__)\_/ <__/ | | Crew! |--' =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= _______________________._____________________\-------/_________________ \_ _ /____ | / ____/ \ _/ / ____/ S| |____/ | || |__/ ___/ \_| |__/__ \ l| | \ | || .| \__ \| .|/ | \ | \ || :| / \ / :| \ |___________/_________||_____|__________/____\_____/|_____|___________/ 1 - Introduction 2 - Reviews ( Bonkers - Super Morph - Magic Boy Demon Blazon - Robotrek - Nosferatu ) 3 - Multi-Reviewer Review on Final Fanstasy 3 4 - Multi-Reviewer Review on Super Punch Out! 5 - Article ( History of RPG'S ) 6 - Group Top 10 7 - Conclusion 8 - Advertisment =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= |\_____\-----/___________________________.___________________|_______.__\-----/ |____ \ _/ / \____ |____ / | _/ _ / /____ | \ _/S | | \ \ |__// _/ | | | \ | \ |___/ |__/| | | \ \ l | | \_ .| / \ | | | \ | \ | \ .| | | | \_ | | \ / :| \ \__ | \ / \ :| | | \ / |___|__\____/___|___\______/___|________/____/________/__|___|_______|__\____/ This magazine is based on the console scene strictly and console game releases by our favorite pirate groups. It is produced by the Stellar 7 crew, meaning it is structured, organized and written by most of our console division writters. This is our debut issue for October. It includes some great Reviews on the latest games released last month, two multi-reviewer reviews on two hottest games. Also included in the mag are an article on the history of console RPGs, and a monthly top ten console groups. We hope you like the effort we put in making this console emag and will continue reading our future issues. SUB ZERO/STeLLaR 7 =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= __________________________._________/|__________________/\___________ \_ __ \_ ____/ | _______| ____/ / _/ ______/ / |/ _/ ___/ | \_ | ___/ /\ \_____ \ / / \ \_ | / | \__ \_ | \ / \ \__ / / | / / \ \______\_______/______/\_______/|_____|________/___/\_____/__________/ | _ ________________ - - -C-A-R-T-R-I-D-A-G-E---I-N-F-O-R-M-A-T-I-O-N- - - | \ | | __ \ TITLE................ DISNEY'S BONKERS . | |/ / MANUFACTURER......... CAPCOM | / / DIFFICULTY........... EASY . | \ \ CART SIZE............ 8 MEGS | \ \ GENRE................ ADVENTURE |________\_______\ # OF PLAYERS......... 1 |_________\______/ RELEASE GROUP........ SNEAKERS RELEASE DATE......... 10/05/94 | REVIEWER............. DEATHLOCK __________________ _ \ / - - - - -------S-C-O-R-E------- - - - - \/ _______/ | / \/ . .::::::::::. / _____/\ ::GRAPHICS:::::::::::::::::::::.(30/35) / \ . `::::::::::' /\ \ Nicely done backgrounds, Colorful \ \_______________/ characters and extremely funny animations. \/______________/ .::::::::::. | ________ :::SOUNDS::::::::::::::::::::::.(15/20) _ ___________/ / `::::::::::' \ / / Decent music but tends to be repetitive. | / / / Sound effects are nothing fancy and Bonker's . /\ \ / "OUCH!" will get on your nerves REALLY fast. \ \ / . \ \_________/ .::::::::::. \/________/ | ::GAMEPLAY:::::::::::::::::::::.(35/45) __________ _ _ `::::::::::' / / At first, you might have some problems /\ / | shooting bombs correctly but you will get used \/\ /\ . to it pretty soon. / \__/ \ ___ ___ / \ . ___ __ ___ ___ . |___|| | o / /\ / | (__) | |--| |__ |___||___| / o \ \________/ \/_______/ | .----------------------------------------. _ __________________ The gooddies... | \ / | Colorful bosses, funny animations, | | \/ _______/ | this is a very good looking adventure | . / \ | game. | / _____/\ | | ./ \ |----------------------------------------| /\ \ The baddies... | \ \_______________/ | The sound effects in this game | \/______________/ | | will surely make you turn the volume | _________ _ | down. Way too easy...Went through it in| _________/ / | 40 minutes.. | \ /\ / | `----------------------------------------' / / \ \ . / / \ \ .--------------| V E R D I C T |---------------. / \. | | /\ / / | A fine platform game from Capcom. Nothing | \ \_______/\________/ | fancy just a quality game that should | \/______/\/_______/ | challenge novice gamers. Decent players | | should finish it easily. | `----------------------------------------------' Someone stole ToonTown's 3 most valued treasures! The Sorceror's Hat, Mermaid's Voice and Magic Lamp were stolen from the Town Museum. But never fear, Bonkers is here! Bonkers is Capcom's newest episode in a long history of Disney's cartoon- based games. So, even if the game indeed has great graphics and animations, there's really nothing new in this game... Same types of attack as in most Disney's games (Jump on head & shoot stuff), same game design and "feel" and unfortunately, same very low difficulty level. Even so, Bonkers STILL IS another very good game by Capcom that most people will enjoy. =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= __________________________._________/|__________________/\___________ \_ __ \_ ____/ | _______| ____/ / _/ ______/ / |/ _/ ___/ | \_ | ___/ /\ \_____ \ / / \ \_ | / | \__ \_ | \ / \ \__ / / | / / \ \______\_______/______/\_______/|_____|________/___/\_____/__________/ _________________ ___/\________ ____ Sl\ __ \ ___/ \/ \ \ ___/| | \ / |/ / ___) / /__) ___) |^|: / / / \ \ \ / | \ / <o\____\ /_____/\____/____|____/__|___/<o><o><o><o><o><o><o><o><o><o><o><o> .-------\_/-----------------------------------------------------------------. | TITLE: Super Morph GAME TYPE: Puzzle/Action | | PUBLISHER: Sony REVIEWER: The Grand Negas/S7 | +---------------------------------------------------------------------------. | ELEMENT | SCORE | SCORE | ADDITIONAL COMMENT | +----------+------------------------+----------+----------------------------| | GRAFX | ||||||||||||| 65 | 13/20 | Average, boring GFX. | | SOUND | ||||||||||||| 65 | 13/20 | Nothing special or new. | | MUSIC | |||||||||||||| 70 | 14/20 | Pleasent puzzly songs.. | | CONTROL | |||||||||||||||| 80 | 16/20 | Button layout confusing. | | GAMEPLAY | ||||||||||||||||| 85 | 17/20 | Original fun gameplay. | +----------+------------------------+----------+----------------------------+ | OVERALL | ||||||||||||||. 73 | 73/100 | Nice original game | `---------------------------------------------------------------------------' This game is very unusual. It's an action\puzzler similar really only to The Lost Vikings, and bearing a superficial resemblence to Jelly Boy. The character, a ball can change forms to a slime, a bowling ball etc.. to get through the various puzzles. A European conceived and marketed game that really is a dissapointment. Don't get it unless you're a fan of that genre. =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= __________________________._________/|__________________/\___________ \_ __ \_ ____/ | _______| ____/ / _/ ______/ / |/ _/ ___/ | \_ | ___/ /\ \_____ \ / / \ \_ | / | \__ \_ | \ / \ \__ / / | / / \ \______\_______/______/\_______/|_____|________/___/\_____/__________/ | _ ________________ - - -C-A-R-T-R-I-D-A-G-E---I-N-F-O-R-M-A-T-I-O-N- - - | \ | | __ \ TITLE................ Magic Boy . | |/ / MANUFACTURER......... JVC | / / DIFFICULTY........... MODERATE . | \ \ CART SIZE............ 4 Meg | \ \ GENRE................ Action/Puzzle |________\_______\ # OF PLAYERS......... 1 |_________\______/ RELEASE GROUP........ PRODIGY RELEASE DATE......... 10/19/94 | REVIEWER............. The Grand Negas __________________ _ \ / - - - - -------S-C-O-R-E------- - - - - \/ _______/ | / \/ . .::::::::::. / _____/\ ::GRAPHICS:::::::::::::::::::::.(20/35) / \ . `::::::::::' /\ \ Graphics are average, and the main character \ \_______________/ is sparcely detailed but well animated. \/______________/ .::::::::::. :::SOUNDS::::::::::::::::::::::.(15/20) | ________ `::::::::::' _ ___________/ / Nice relaxing music. No loud crashes or \ / / annoying tekno music. Average. | / / / .::::::::::. . /\ \ / ::GAMEPLAY:::::::::::::::::::::.(35/45) \ \ / `::::::::::' . \ \_________/ Good play control, and inventive combat \/________/ | system where you can pick up enemies and __________ _ _ put them in your pocket for later / / ___ __ ___ ___ . ~~~/ /~~\ o / /\ / | | (__) | |--| |__ / \__/ / o \/\ /\ . ( Total Score ) / \__/ \ / \ . .----------------------------------------. /\ / The gooddies... | \ \________/ | Having already played this game on | \/_______/ | PC and the Japanese version released | | by Paradox a while back, I know the | | | game pretty well. An average action | _ __________________ | puzzler. You could do worse. | \ / |----------------------------------------| | \/ _______/ The baddies... | . / \ | No story line. Being primarily an | / _____/\ | RPG and adventure gamer I like some | ./ \ | story line.. | /\ \ | | \ \_______________/ `----------------------------------------' \/______________/ | _________ _ _________/ / .---------------| V E R D I C T |--------------. \ /\ / | | Fun especcialy for younger players. Let your| / / \ \ . | little brother or sister try it out. The | / / \ \ | best use for this game is to fill up the | / \. | extra space on a 12m disk that you have a | /\ / / | 8 meg game on... :) | \ \_______/\________/ `----------------------------------------------' \/______/\/_______/ =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= __________________________._________/|__________________/\___________ \_ __ \_ ____/ | _______| ____/ / _/ ______/ / |/ _/ ___/ | \_ | ___/ /\ \_____ \ / / \ \_ | / | \__ \_ | \ / \ \__ / / | / / \ \______\_______/______/\_______/|_____|________/___/\_____/__________/ | _ ________________ - - -C-A-R-T-R-I-D-A-G-E---I-N-F-O-R-M-A-T-I-O-N- - - | \ | | __ \ TITLE................ NOSFERATU . | |/ / MANUFACTURER......... SETA OF JAPAN | / / DIFFICULTY........... HARD . | \ \ CART SIZE............ 16 MEGS | \ \ GENRE................ ADVENTURE |________\_______\ # OF PLAYERS......... 1 |_________\______/ RELEASE GROUP........ PARADOX RELEASE DATE......... 10/06/94 | REVIEWER............. DEATHLOCK __________________ _ \ / - - - - -------S-C-O-R-E------- - - - - \/ _______/ | / \/ . .::::::::::. / _____/\ ::GRAPHICS:::::::::::::::::::::.(32/35) / \ . `::::::::::' /\ \ Awesome Graphics with some full-motion \ \_______________/ cinemas between levels. \/______________/ .::::::::::. :::SOUNDS::::::::::::::::::::::.(17/20) | ________ `::::::::::' _ ___________/ / Cool music mixed with howling and \ / / heavy breathing gives a nice atmosphere. | / / / .::::::::::. . /\ \ / ::GAMEPLAY:::::::::::::::::::::.(35/45) \ \ / `::::::::::' . \ \_________/ Great controls with some very cool \/________/ | animations. Takes a while to get used to. __________ _ _ ___ / / ___ __ ___ ___ . |___||___| o / /\ / | | (__) | |--| |__ |___| | / o \/\ /\ . / \__/ \ / \ . .----------------------------------------. /\ / The gooddies... | \ \________/ | Graphicaly very impressive with | \/_______/ | incredible cinemas between the levels, | | | great backgrounds and awesome | _ __________________ | animations. | \ / |----------------------------------------| | \/ _______/ The baddies... | . / \ | Not much bad stuff to say about | / _____/\ | this one except that it might be a bit | ./ \ | too hard for the average gamer. | /\ \ | | \ \_______________/ `----------------------------------------' \/______________/ | _________ _ _________/ / .---------------| V E R D I T |----------------. \ /\ / | | | / / \ \ . | Another game 'a la Prince of persia', but | / / \ \ | this one is probably the best one yet... | / \. | with a combination of cool sound fx and | /\ / / | impressive graphics, this is surely a winner.| \ \_______/\________/ `----------------------------------------------' \/______/\/_______/ Set in ancient Transylvania, Nosferatu is a mixture of FlashBack and Dracula. Of course when it comes to Dracula there's always the same plot of : - Dracula kidnap babe, - Hero goes into spooky castle, - Hero Kills Dracula, - Hero save babe. Well this one isn't different from that plot. What makes this game better than most others of this kind is the combination of detailed animations, cool backgrounds and a Horror theme with some gory graphics (cool!). This is one of the better games released this year. =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= __________________________._________/|__________________/\___________ \_ __ \_ ____/ | _______| ____/ / _/ ______/ / |/ _/ ___/ | \_ | ___/ /\ \_____ \ / / \ \_ | / | \__ \_ | \ / \ \__ / / | / / \ \______\_______/______/\_______/|_____|________/___/\_____/__________/ | _ ________________ - - -C-A-R-T-R-I-D-A-G-E---I-N-F-O-R-M-A-T-I-O-N- - - | \ | | __ \ TITLE................ Demon's Blazeon . | |/ / MANUFACTURER......... Capcom | / / DIFFICULTY........... MODERATE-HARD . | \ \ CART SIZE............ 16 Megs | \ \ GENRE................ Action |________\_______\ # OF PLAYERS......... 1 |_________\______/ RELEASE GROUP........ Paradox RELEASE DATE......... 10/20/94 | REVIEWER............. Sub Zero __________________ _ \ / - - - - -------S-C-O-R-E------- - - - - \/ _______/ | / \/ . .:::::::::::::::::::::::. / _____/\ ::GRAPHICS & SP. EFFECT::::::::.(29/35) / \ . `:::::::::::::::::::::::' /\ \ The Graphics are good but nothing \ \_______________/ impressive. Lots of Special effects. \/______________/ .:::::::::::::::::. :::SOUNDS & MUSIC::::::::::::::.(16/20) `:::::::::::::::::' The sounds are OK. nothing original & | ________ sometimes get on your nerves. However, the _ ___________/ / music is great and fits in the game's \ / / background scenes. | / / / .::::::::::::::::::::. . /\ \ / ::GAMEPLAY & CONTROL:::::::::::.(41/45) \ \ / `::::::::::::::::::::' . \ \_________/ The game play is good, and there are many \/________/ options to choose from like spells, other demons... The control is responsive and fun. | __________ _ _ ___ ___ / / ___ __ ___ ___ . <-> |___||___ o / /\ / | | (__) | |--| |__ <-> |___||___| / o \/\ /\ . / \__/ \ / \ . .----------------------------------------. /\ / The gooddies... | \ \________/ | The game is fun to play because there | \/_______/ | are many huge bosses and things to dis-| | cover. The graphics are decent and the | | | music has been beautifully composed. | _ __________________ | Many techniques to discover too. | \ / |----------------------------------------| | \/ _______/ The baddies... | . / \ | There's not many impressive graphics | / _____/\ | or sound in this one. Also the diffic- | ./ \ | ulty seems to vary as the game advances| /\ \ | from hard to easy and easy to hard. | \ \_______________/ | The fact that the version is Japanese | \/______________/ | | makes it hard to follow the story line | _________ _ `----------------------------------------' _________/ / .---------------| V E R D I C T |--------------. \ /\ / | |When I first played this one I wasn't too imp-| / / \ \ . | ressed but as the game continued, it seemed | / / \ \ |it got funnier and made me to keep playing. It| / \. |is definitely worth to get this one but don't | /\ / / |expect it to be too exceptional from the other| \ \_______/\________/ | games around. Overall its a good game though!| \/______/\/_______/ `----------------------------------------------' Remember Super Ghouls N' Ghost, well here is some sort of sequel with the main character as Firebrag, that annoying demon in SGN'G. Firebrag is back , and this time meaner than ever. In revenge against Phalanx for stealing his crests on the sheild and injuring him. In this quest you will have to find all the stones and try to bring peace to the demon's land. Firebrag can change in many forms from swimming (TIDAL GRAGOYLE), to the ground (GROUND GRAGOYLE), to the air (AERIAL GRAGOYLE), and to the SGN'G gargoyle (LEGENDARY GARGOYLE). Many shops are available for you to equip yourself with potions , talisman's and even a gaming shop where you can win money by using your many different skills. You also have an option screen in which you can choose which gragoyle you want to use, which potions you want to drink , which spell you want to cast, also which talisman you want to use and it will also display a huge sheild to see which crests you have. After some certain levels you will see a huge map. In this map, you can choose where you want to go next by flying and landing on that area. Be careful not to try to land on hard places before you've reached most of the gragoyle's ability. If you finish this one and want more, go out and get Gargoyle's quest on NES or on gameboy. =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= __________________________._________/|__________________/\___________ \_ __ \_ ____/ | _______| ____/ / _/ ______/ / |/ _/ ___/ | \_ | ___/ /\ \_____ \ / / \ \_ | / | \__ \_ | \ / \ \__ / / | / / \ \______\_______/______/\_______/|_____|________/___/\_____/__________/ _________________ ___/\________ ____ Sl\ __ \ ___/ \/ \ \ ___/| | \ / |/ / ___) / /__) ___) |^|: / / / \ \ \ / | \ / <o\____\ /_____/\____/____|____/__|___/<o><o><o><o><o><o><o><o><o><o><o><o> .-------\_/-----------------------------------------------------------------. | TITLE: Robo Trek GAME TYPE: Sci Fi RPG | | PUBLISHER: Enix REVIEWER: The Grand Negas/S7 | +---------------------------------------------------------------------------. | ELEMENT | SCORE | SCORE | ADDITIONAL COMMENT | +----------+------------------------+----------+----------------------------| | GRAFX | |||||||||||||||| 80 | 16/20 | Above average RPG GFX. | | SOUND | ||||||||||||||| 75 | 15/20 | Average. | | MUSIC | ||||||||||||||| 75 | 15/20 | Nice tunes, but no FF3... | | CONTROL | |||||||||||||||||| 90 | 18/20 | Beautiful control. | | GAMEPLAY | |||||||||||||||||| 90 | 18/20 | Funny and challenging. | +----------+------------------------+----------+----------------------------+ | OVERALL | ||||||||||||||||| 85 | 17/20 | Fun RPG.. Original genre. | `---------------------------------------------------------------------------' I'm impressed by this latest effort by Enix. Think of it as Dragon Ball meets Phantasy Star. The graphics are very nicely done in a Breath of Fire style, and almost everything is interactive. Plenty of classic Japanese gags in this game. One thing I didn't like was the difficulty to maneuver in almost Mario 3 type map, annoying. However, this balanced off by your character's ability to dash, a feature I wish was available in all RPGs... Oh well, It's no Dragon Warrior 5, but a fun game nonetheless. =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= __________________________._________/|__________________/\___________ - - - - -\_ __ \_ ____/ | _______| ____/ / _/ ______/ MULTI- / |/ _/ ___/ | \_ | ___/ /\ \_____ \ REVIEWER / / \ \_ | / | \__ \_ | \ - - - - / \ \__ / / | / / \ \______\_______/______/\_______/|_____|________/___/\_____/__________/ ON FINAL FANTASY 3! [---+ STeLLaR +------------------------------------( Salamander )-----------] Hey what can I say to one of the biggest game of this year? FF3 is a top-notch game in every aspect. Graphically, it is gorgeous. The backgrouds are realistic and colourful. Individual characters are beautifully-drawn. The animations in the battle are just awesome. Comparing to other RPGs, the fighting scene is incredibly detailed. There are different animations when using different weapons, spells, and tools. Even the animations for monsters are very detailed too. This gives you a busy, interesting, exciting fighting scene unlike other RPGs that only give boring text messages in battles. Musically, I must admit that it has the best musical score ever in a snes game. The music is so atmosphere that capture you attention constantly. There is no digitized speech or special stereo sound effect but all tunes in the game are definitely masterpiece. There are a lot of different tunes in particular places: cave, battle, town, pub etc so the music is not too repetitive for the player. Now it comes to the strongest part of the game and it is which keeps me playing hours and hours. This is the gameplay. FF3 has an excellent plot that is very interesting unlike many other RPGs. The player plays different roles in different times instead of all Non-Player-Characters join you just to help you to fight in battles. Each character has his/her own story and you play upon it at a particular period of time. That idea is very clever I find. The controls are silky and the scrollings during gameplay are smooth. It plays like a dream. Furthermore, the size of the game is huge that I am not even half way through after hours of playing. FF3 certainly can last for a very, very long time and for those who are looking for long-lasting rpg, this is definitely the biggest rpg you can possibly find on SNES. Perharps FF3 is not the biggest game of the year due to the fierce competitions with Super Punch Out, Dragon Quest VII and Donkey Kong Country but personally, I would vote for the best RPG ever released on any game system. Salamander's Total : _______ / __ ¼ \/\_ / ON 10! /____/ [---+ STeLLaR 7 +----------------------------------( Deputy Dogg )----------] What can you say about Final Fantasy III except that it's not only beyond a shadow of a doubt the best RPG on the SNES but it's arguably the best GAME on SNES. This is as close to perfection as you can get on the SNES. I mean what more could you ask for? Everything is in here: A quest spanning literally dozens of hours, airships, chocobos, romance, ninjas, breathtaking 256 color graphics, another beautifully varied soundtrack by Nobuo Uenetsu, enhanced play mechanics and fight techniques, brilliant characterization, the best storyline i've ever seen in an RPG, great dialogue due to Ted Woolsey's flawless text translation; this is simply the most incredible RPG in existence and will be virtually impossible to top. This game has scenes that you will never ever forget like the phantom train, the opera showdown (classic), the leap off of barren falls, the showdown between the empire and the returners over posession of the frozen esper, and countless other unforgettable moments. If you were like me in thinking that the storyline or characters in Final Fantasy II could never be topped, think again; we were both wrong! The characters are just as interesting as Cecil and his gang were. And the storyline beats Final Fantasy II hands down. Just to bring on waves of nostalgia, the designers have included the Final Fantasy 'crystal' theme song and the chocobo tune. I haven't touched one other game since this game's release! All I care about is venturing into the unexplored lands of the Final Fantasy world. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, that this is simply an audio visual, tour-de-force with unparralled depth and appeal. Simply awe-inspiring. Deputy Dogg's Total : ____ __ \_ ¼\ / \ / / | o | ON 10! /__/ \__/ [---+ STeLLaR 7 +----------------------------------( Sub Zero )-------------] I was not a big RPG fan until Final Fantasy 3 came out. FF3 made me realise on what I was missing in RPG's. With its beautiful drawn pictures and fluid animations and the beautifully composed music, how could you resist. Final Fantasy 3 shows what the nintendo can do, with different ways of playing the game, different story lines, even as playing another character's quest. The game play is very good and the back ground music fits in the beautiful backgrounds. All this together makes this game irresistable. The fun part about this game is you could play for hours and hours and still enjoy it. One very good thing about this game is that it is 24 megs with a huge quest, you could even finish the game and start over and get a lot of different things on your second quest. One thing I must add is that the game is very addictive, once you start your quest you will not be able to put your controller down. Sub Zero's Total : _______ / __ ¼ \/\_ / ON 10! /____/ =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= __________________________._________/|__________________/\___________ - - - - -\_ __ \_ ____/ | _______| ____/ / _/ ______/ MULTI- / |/ _/ ___/ | \_ | ___/ /\ \_____ \ REVIEWER / / \ \_ | / | \__ \_ | \ - - - - / \ \__ / / | / / \ \______\_______/______/\_______/|_____|________/___/\_____/__________/ ON SUPER PUNCH OUT! [---+ STeLLaR 7 +----------------------------------( Deputy Dogg )----------] Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! was a classic in the true sense of the word. It ranked right up there with other NES greats like Zelda and SMB. The game was filled with fascinating characters, each with their own secret weakness. It took 7 long years, but finally we are blessed with Super Punch Out!! on the SNES. So does the sequel live up to its legendary predecessor? Well that's a toughie. Just like the original MTPO!!, the game looks great. The fighters are absolutely huge and the colors are bright and colorful; true to the original. It's a shame they didn't use Mode 7 effects for some of the attacks or something. Little Mac has been replaced by some transparent anime type guy, who looks pretty 90's like. The whole game tries to capture some kind of new- age feel, and stuff like the tilted letters when you go down for the count contribute to this atmosphere. The music seems kind of strange at first, but it's an acquired taste. The more you play, the better the music sounds. I particularly like the world circuit tune; it's an adrenaline pumping fighting beat. It would have been nice if they had put at least one song from MTPO!!, just to give you that feeling of familiarity and nostalgia that is so prevalent in SNES conversions of SMB, Metroid and Zelda, to name a few. The characters in MTPO!! were so cool, I remember them to this day. Soda Popinski, Glass Joe, Don Flamenco, ahhh... The good 'ol days! So how are the characters in SPO!!? Well, they ARE interesting, there's no doubt about that, but whether or not we'll have the same kind of fond memories of these characters as we do of the original cast of fighters remains to be seen. It is, however, doubtful. On to the play mechanics. They HAVE evolved slightly, but no groundbreaking alterations have been made. Only minimal use of the SNES joypad was made, which is a bit of a shame, but what we've got is still frenzied boxing action at its best. What I can't really grasp, is why the designers left out such crucial elements as rounds to divide the fight, a coach that gives hints and advice, and the judge's decisions like in MTPO!!. The whole rounds thing was great because you'd have situations where you'd already been knocked down twice in the round and you needed to avoid getting hit for another minute or so, as to avoid the TKO. Or another exciting scenario was when you needed to knock your opponent down once more before the end of the round to score the TKO victory. In between rounds was great, because you'd see the physical state of the combatants. You'd also get advice from your trainer and receive either taunts or pleas from your opponent. The decision aspect was great too, as it allowed for great controversial finishes ('No! I should've won that match! Stupid Judges!). Luckily, the whole'save game that records your fastest times' capability tries to compensate for it. They should have beefed the game up to, say, 20 Megabits, in order to have included the old features as well as the new ones. The basic game play components are identical to MTPO!! and altough you might get your ass whipped at first, pretty soon your Punch Out!! instincts will resurface and YOU'LL be doing the ass kicking. When I started playing, I kept punching repeatedly and even though this worked on Gabby Jay (I love his pathetic war cry 'Yay.') pretty soon I was kissing mat. It all came back to me then, I remembered that unlike any other game since MTPO!!, this game requires you to wait until you see subtle changes in your opponent's posture or facial expression, and then dodge and strike. More games should consider using this type of play mechanics, since it has been severly underused. Never have I seen a game that requires as much concentration as SPO!! does. If someone's talking to me while I'm playing, I'll probably lose. It's hard to chew gum and play this game at the same time, that's how much concentration is required. Another quality this game has is the addictiveness. This game can compete with the best of puzzle games in this respect. Every time you think you're done playing, you say to yourself 'let's go one more round!'. Sometimes when I'm out, I get this sudden urge to play it. Not many games can do that to me. So I guess the bottom line is this: SPO!! isn't the most innovative game around, but it does offer more great Punch Out!! action, action you haven't had since 1987. The downside of SPO!! is the fact that even though the game faithfully recreates the action of the NES classic it doesn't FULLY capture its 'feel'. Killer game, though, play it. Deputy Dogg's Total : ______ _______ -- Deputy Dogg -- ( o ¼ / __ ¼ / O \ \/\_ / ON 10! \_____/ o /____/ [----+ STeLLaR 7 +---------------------------------( Salamander )-----------] Whenever a game comes out from Nintendo, you can expect something good. Super Punch Out is not an exception. Everything you have wished for is all here: cool graphics, big sounds and solid gameplays. Fans of NES's Punch Out won't be be disappointed and will get used to the controls very quickly. However, the game is pretty much the same of the original with the same gameplay and control mechanism. I think the game is nothing more than NES's Punch Out with better graphics and sounds. Being a fan of Punch Out, Super Punch Out is still very good and playable but imagine the time we have waited and with 16megs, I expect more than better graphics and sounds. Adding more game modes and 2 player options would make the game even more attractive. Overall, this is still the best boxing game on all systems and a solid action game to check out. Salamander Total : ______ ( o ¼ / O \ ON 10! \_____/ [---+ STeLLaR 7 +----------------------------------( The Grand Negas )------] What can I say? Having played BOTH 8 bit punch outs, the arcade version, and Super Punch Out, I can truthfully say SPO is the best. However, this year (Actually just this PART of the year) we've seen and will see games like Final Fantasy III, Donkey Kong Country, and SSF2. And this is just SNES. Undoubtably the best boxing game around that combines action with simulation. Every fighter has his name announced and has a taunt. Ooodles of speech in this one kids! What I missed? Mario as the ref like in the old Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Talking to your coach between rounds. More of a sequel to the arcade game then the NES game. The Grand Negas Total : ______ _______ ( o ¼ / __ ¼ / O \ \/\_ / ON 10! \_____/ o /____/ [---+ STeLLaR 7 +----------------------------------( Sub Zero )-------------] Well Finnaly you Super Nintendo owners can play Super Punch Out. This has to be the best boxing game ever created on any machine that I have tried. This is the only game that has kept my attention all the way through. What first impressed me was the digitized speech installed for every Boxer. The boxers and yourself are beautifully animated, and the fighters are so huge, colorful and even hilarious. The music could try to get on your nerves but once you start fighting someone like the clown or Dragon Chan you will even forget there is music. Each fighter has different characteristics and skills.It's your job to fight all of them all the way through. The further you get the harder they get, so you must find techniques that will allow you to protect yourself and to hit a couple of devastating combo's to your opponent. Another cool feature is the Power Bar on the bottom. When it's full, you can execute many different power moves. But be careful, timing is everything in this game. With all these new features added and upgrades on almost every aspect makes this game a classic. I did not play the old NES version much but I know that this one is awesome. Sub Zero's Total : _______ ________ / __ ¼ \ _ ¼ \/\_ / \/ / /____/ o /___/ =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= _________________________________/|__________________. _____________________ \__ \ __ \_ /__| _ / |/ ____/ _____/ Sl/ . \ |/ _/ |__/ | |_____/ |----. ___/_____ \ / | \ / \| .|| | | \ | \_ \__ | \ / | \ \ \__ :|| | \ / / \ /______|_______\_\_______/___||_____|____________/___________/_____/_________/ <=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=><=o=> Role Playing Games ...A HISTORY... RPGs are, in my opinion, the best value in video games. They offer long quests, involving gameplay, and plot development. As a writer, these are things I can appreciate. RPGs began in the US in the late 70's on the Apple home computers. Among the first was Alkabeth, written by the famous Lord British, Richard Garriot, which was later incorporated into the great granddaddy of RPGs, Ultima. It was Ultima, and its contemporaries that first made it to Japan where the RPG became an art form. The first "MADE IN JAPAN" RPGs appeared on the NEC 8800 and later 9800 series PCs. Incompatible with IBM PCs the NEC PCs held and still hold a 50% market share in Japan. In recent years AST has made 16 MHz IBM\NEC compatibles, but these were never available in North America. The first video game systems to receive a true RPG were the 8 bit Sega and Nintendo consoles (although the far earlier Intellivision had Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, a fantasy action adventure game that was way ahead of it's time, when I get nostalgic I'll sometimes play it just for fun, and the ColecoVision had some nice adventure games, but with no saving ability). One of the most groundbreaking games was The Legend Of Zelda, that appeared on the NES in July 1987, and introduced adventure games to the NES playing public (a large amount of people when you consider that approximately one third of American households have an NES). This game was a wild run away hit, and is still on the Nintendo Power charts even after 7 years (and isalways in the top 5). The sequel, which came out in 1989 was a disappointment, it had more in common with side scrolling adventure games like Y's and Zeliard then the 3/4 view Legend of Zelda. The Legend of Zelda featured not one but TWO involving quests, a variety of dungeons as well as a large overworld, many weapons, and many other aspects never before seen in a home game. Zelda spawned not only 3 sequels (one on the NES, one on the SNES, and most recently one on the GameBoy), but an animated TV series, and a breakfast cereal, and 2 games on the Phillips CD-I system. Zelda also inadvertently created an entire genre of action/adventure games, including a beautiful game on the Sega Master System, that never made it in America due to the death of the Master System. The game: Golden Axe Warrior, designed to capitalize on both the successes of the Zelda and Golden Axe series. The result: a Master System game whose graphics are unparalleled by all SMS games except Sonic The Hedgehog. One of the first RPGs to appear on the NES was Dragon Warrior, Japan's Dragon Quest. Released in 1989 by Nintendo it was a hit, mostly because it was given away with subscriptions to Nintendo Power. The rest of the NES Dragon Warriors (2-4) were released by their creator, Enix, in the US. Ironically, Dragon Quest 3, that came out in the US only around 1991 was previewed in the first issue of Nintendo Power, way back in 1988, when the US was playing Zelda and Super Mario Bros. 2, and Double Dragon, and Contra were hot in the arcades. The Sega Master System also had some incredible RPG and Action/Adventure titles such as the first Y's game from Nihon Falcom, Golden Axe Warrior from Sega, King's Quest 4 from Milton Bradley, Ultima IV, Golvellius, and Miracle Warriors from Sega, and of course Sega's Phantasy Star, the first Science Fiction RPG. Oh yes, not all RPGs are those medieval wizards and warriors type games. There are also science fiction, martial arts, historical, and legend based RPGs. The Famicom disk system created a new type of game for the Japanese market, a cross between western text parser games like the Sierra games (King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest) and traditional RPGs. These could best be described as interactive stories. Many of these interactive stories were based on traditional Japanese folk tales so therefore never made it to the US. These traditional stories did do one thing however, they brought Japanese characters like Ninjas into RPGs. Today, in addition to medieval fantasy type games like Dragon Warrior, Dragon Slayer and Y's, there are games set in old Japan (Inindo: Way of The Ninja, Far East Of Eden series), fantasy Kung-Fu worlds (Dragon Ball Z, Super Ninja Boy), Arabia (Defenders of Oasis), Sci-Fi worlds (Phantasy Star, Robo Trek), Horror (Spike McFang), 14th century Europe (Uncharted Waters series) and everything else... (Final Fantasy series, Live A Live, Ranma 1/2). Unfortunately for us, Japanese style RPGs don't exist in large quantities on PC. At one point Sierra released Zeliard, a classic and beautiful side scrolling RPG from Game Arts, as well as the great Mysterian, one of the finest RPGs to ever come off of the NEC 8800. The first of the Y's games was released in English on the PC (It's only available alone on PC and SMS, and with Y's 2 on TG-CD), and I'll release it around if the demand is high enough. I'd be interested to know what Japanese games have been released on PC, so don't hesitate to EMAIL with any information or questions. Have a nice day..... 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RELEASES +./ / / ___/ / / / / / / \ \_ + . . \____/\____/ /__/\____/\____/\ /\__/. . <-----------\__/---riP-----------\/--------> 5. ___ __ _ _ ____ _ _ _ _ / _ ) / _) / \ / \(_ _)(_) / \ / \/ ) 4 / \ / __)/ ^ \/ (-\/ \/ \/ o \/ / RELEASES (__/\__(____(__|_(____(___(____(____(_/\_/Dt <=========[ BGD CONSOLE DIVISION ]=========> 6. . _________ ______________ _________ + . _/ _____ | _/ _____ | _____/ : 3 .. \___ \/ | \___ \/ \ \ . + RELEASES . / / / \ | \ \ . . \______\______\_______/___|____/___/ ______________/\__________________/\___ 7. eNf__\ ______/ / / / / / / ____/ / / /___/_ __/ 2 // / /. / // / /. / \_ RELEASES _/______/ \________/\_________/___/\_____/_ + 32 PTS -*----------------------------------------*- 8. ________ __________ ________ ______ ___ | _ | \| __ __ | ____ \/ _ \ \/ / 2 | | | \ || || _ | _/ _/ | \ / RELEASES R| _ | \ || || | | \ \\ | / \ + 24 PTS D| |__| |\__||__||__| |__\ \\___/ /\__) ~`--'~~`--'~~~~~~~~~~~`--'~~~\_/~~~~\_/~~~~~ ____. 9. __________. ____. / / 2 _______ \ | |/ / dEATH kNIGHT RELEASES | |\ \| / __/ + 13 PTS | |/ \ \ .__________/____\ \__ +YSL+----------------\_____/---------------+ 10. ________________________ /\ __________ __. \ __ \ __ \ _ \___ \/ \/ _ / | | 2 M\/_/ / _/ / | | \ \__/ __|__/ | | RELEASES b/ \__/ \ \_ | | _/ \ | \_ _\___ | + 12 PTS /____| |\___/____|_\____/ |___/ \_______| *--/_____|----PRESENTS--|___|--/____|------* =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= ______________________________________________________ \_ ________ __ \______ | | _____ \ | | _/ \ / |/ / | | | \ /____ / . | \ \/ / \ | | | \ |\/----------------+ - | \__/ \ \ \__ | / :| | |___________/_____\_______/______|________/_______| | | | |O _______________________________ ___ _______ |c \ /_ |____ \ /_ | | |T \__| |__/ | | /____ / | | | | |o | .| | | |\/ | | | | |B | :| | :| _| | |_ |e |_____|_________|_______| \___|________/ |R SNES FIXES & TRAINERS . - +------------------------------------------------------------' . _____ :__. . 1. ___\ /_________| !_________/\__:________ \ \ /___) __) í | / ___) | / / 68 \ _ \ \ ) \ . | \/ __) / ! 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RELEASES +./ / / ___/ / / / / / / \ \_ + . + 17 PTS . \____/\____/ /__/\____/\____/\ /\__/. . <-----------\__/---riP-----------\/--------> . _________ ______________ _________ 8.+ . _/ _____ | _/ _____ | _____/ : 1 .. \___ \/ | \___ \/ \ \ . + RELEASES . / / / \ | \ \ . + 16 PTS . \______\______\_______/___|____/___/ ____ __ __ ____ _ __ ____ __ 9. / \/ \/ \/ / | / \ \ | \ / \ 1 / O /\ / / |/ / \| |/ \ RELEASES \__ \/ \ / /_ / /\ \ | | /\ \+ 9 PTS / O \ / / \ / \/ / | | \/ / \_ __/__/ _/\___ /___/ \_/\_/|_|\_|\_/\_/ ______/|_____/\_____________________ /\_ 10. / \_/ |____/ \______ \ / / \/ / 1 _/ | \_ | |/ \:___/ / \/ /__/\ / RELEASES \ |___/\| / /\ \_ /\ \ __/\_/ \_+ 8 PTS \_____ /___\___/\ /_|___/__/_____/ /\__/ <-rAt!-\/--- -- ---\/- BRINGS YOU -\__/----> =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= ______________________________________________________ \_ ________ __ \______ | | _____ \ | | _/ \ / |/ / | | | \ /____ / . | \ \/ / \ | | | \ |\/----------------+ - | \__/ \ \ \__ | / :| | |___________/_____\_______/______|________/_______| | | | |O _______________________________ ___ _______ |c \ /_ |____ \ /_ | | |T \__| |__/ | | /____ / | | | | |o | .| | | |\/ | | | | |B | :| | :| _| | |_ |e |_____|_________|_______| \___|________/ |R SEGA FIXES & TRAINERS . - +------------------------------------------------------------' . ____________ _______________________ 1. / ¼\ | __(______) ¼/ ¼\ / |___/ |/ ¼\ ¼| / |___/ 14 / _)__ / \ | \/ _)__ RELEASES \ | ¼\ / | \ | ¼ \____ /__ / ___|___ \____. <====|___/===\___/|__/=[RAGE]\___/====|___/ <=========\=[SEGA]=/=========> : ________ ____ ._______ ╖:::::1╖ª 2. ª:(____ ___):| _/_amer:| ____/╖:::::::9╖ª 8 |::::| |.::.| | \::::| / \rufftys::9:| RELEASES |.::.|__|he::|______)╖:╖l___| \ª:╖::::╖4╖| `--------≈bore≈u≈2day≈with≈-l__/--WuPa----' ___________________ __/\_________________. 3. |____ \___ \ ____/ \/ / \ ______ \ __| 3 | | \ / / _/_| \__/ _/_| / / _/_ RELEASES M| ___/ \ \ \/ | \/ | | \/ | \ \ \/ | b| | |__|\ \___|__|| |__|____|__|\ \____| -|__|------\__\ -----|__|-----------\__\ --- /\ __ ___/\_______________/\_________ 4. / \/ \/ / \ ____/ \____/ / 2 / \__ \___ \_ \/ \_ /_/\_ RELEASES _/ \/ \ / / / \_ / / / \_____/ \____/_____/______/___/______/ +----\________/-(╖P╖R╖E╖S╖E╖N╖T╖S╖)---WF!!-+ ____:________ ___: __ ____ ___:____ /\_ 5. \ | /| |__| |__/ \| |__| | \ \/ / 1 \ | / | | | | / \ | | | \ / RELEASES \ / || | |. |/ /\ \\_| || | _// \_ eNf\_/|__|_____|________\_ /___|____\ /\__/ 6. 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NOT AVAILABLE =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= _________________________/\__________________ \____ / ____/ / ____/ _ \_ ____/____/ # # / /_ __/\_ /\_ __/\_ / /\__ / __/\_ ######_______________________ /__/_ /_____/____/_____/_/_ /_____/_______/ # #_____ \ \ _/ ___/ \/ \/ ######/ / / \ \ __) ______________________ __________ # # / / / \ / \_ \_ ___/___ /___ \---/ /___ \ \_____/____\___/_______/ / / \ /_ / / / / /___/ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ /_____ /_/__ /_____/______/___ / FOR OCTOBER 1994 \/ \/ \/ ( - - - - SNES | SEGA - - - - ) + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + | | + !eNf_______________________ ________/\_____ + | __\ _______/_ _ \__\ / / | + /_______ / / / ___/ + | /. / // / // / \_ | + /_____________/____ /_____/______/\______/ + | ------------------\/-----------------------> | + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + ______ __ \ _ ½ / ¼ \/ /__ | Oo | /____/ \ __ / R E L E A S E S =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------= __________________.__\------/_______________._____________/\_________.__\-----/ \_ _ ____ | \ _/ _ / | | _/ ____________ | \ _/ S| |____/ | | \ \ |___/ |---.| \____ \ | | | \ \ l| | \ | | \_ | \ | \_ \ | \ | | | \_ | \ | \ / \ / / \ | | \ / |_________/______|__\_____/________/______ /____/________/__|_______|__\____/ Well thats it for our first copy. 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