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  • Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee (Xbox)

    Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee was originally released on the Gamecube in 2002. A year later it was released for the Xbox with additional enhancements and content.

    As a fighting game it was just pretty average. However, if you are looking to fight with giant monsters then this just may be the game for you. The plot of the game…well, the plot doesn’t really matter. The point is that you get to pick one monster and fight a bunch of other monsters.

    There was also a Game Boy Advance version that was released shortly after the Gamecube version in 2002 titled Godzilla: Domination! A PlayStation 2 version was also planned but was cancelled. I’m not sure what the reason for the cancellation was but I can only assume that sales were not what was hoped for on the other systems.

    Front + back game covers and the disc’s front cover for the North American Xbox release of Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee.

    This specific version of the game was released on April 16, 2003. There was originally going to be a PAL Xbox version in addition to the NA release, but it was later cancelled for unknown reasons.


  • Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (PS2, Gamecube, Xbox)

    Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance was the first Mortal Kombat game in the main series to be released only for home consoles and not in the arcade. It was also the first new Mortal Kombat game in the main series since Mortal Kombat 4 five years previous. The Mortal Kombat series had been put on somewhat of a hiatus do to a string of spinoffs, both in the video game world and outside of it, that failed to live up to expectations. Midway decided to concentrate on “Mortal Kombat 5” and their efforts were well worth it. Deadly Alliance does a good job living up to the Mortal Kombat name though I still prefer the 2D Mortal Kombat games myself.

    Deadly Alliance made some significant changes to game play in that each fighter now had their own fighting styles. Previously, every fighter fought pretty much the same except for special moves. However, in Deadly Alliance there were fewer special moves. There were a number of new characters added as well as many that returned from previous games (though notably missing was Liu Kang).

    Deadly Alliance was released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. To the best of my knowledge there have been no re-releases so you are still stuck with those choices if you want to play this game.

    Sonya’s “Warfare” Combo

    Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (Playstation 2, Xbox, Gamecube, 2002)


  • Lisa & Christie from Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball


    Girls of Gaming was an offshoot of Play Magazine and featured pin-ups of various fictitious video game, anime and other fantasy characters. This particular set features Lisa and Christie from Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball for the Xbox. Seems like a pretty effective advertisement for the game particularly when targeted towards adolescent males.



    Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball was released by Tecmo for the Xbox in 2003. All of the previous Dead or Alive games had been fighting games. Xtreme Beach Volleyball was set after the 3rd game in the series and involves some role playing elements in that you have to establish relationships with other characters in order to find a volleyball partner.

    In addition to competing at volleyball, you can also gamble at the casino. The money you win or earn can be used to buy different swimsuits. This was the first title in the series to receive a mature rating because of the revealing nature of some of the swimsuits.

    It is actually a pretty good game and a sequel was released on the Xbox 360 titled Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 in 2006. there was also a Dead or Alive Xtremem 3 released in 2016 but only in Asia…

    Source: Girls of Gaming – Volume 1 – – Lisa & Christie from Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball