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  • GamePro (February 1996)

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    Source: GamePro – February 1996

    GamePro was never one of my favorites but no doubt one of the top two most popular video games magazines in the late 1980s to late 1990s. The February 1996 issue includes:

    Features

    • Editors’ Choice Awards For 1995! – Doom, Virtua Fighter 2, and more take top honors in GamePro’s annual retrospective.
    • Cover Feature: Street Fighter Alpha – The best Street Fighter ever comes to the PlayStation! Meet Street Fighter Alpha’s tough new combatants and learn their heavy-hitting moves. “The Fighter’s Edge” breaks it all out for you.

    SWATPro Strategy Section

    • Loaded: ProStrategy Guide (PlayStation) – Load up with four levels of Loaded info, then get ready to take on the meanest space scum in the galaxy!
    • The Fighter’s Edge: Street Fighter Alpha (PlayStation) – “The Fighter’s Edge” brings you the toughest Street Fighter to date! Learn the basic moves and heavy-hitting combos for six fighters.
    • SWATPro – Play as Smoke in MK3 (Genesis), plus other secret weapons, tricks, and tactics.
    • Earthworm Jim 2: ProStrategy Guide (SNES) – Jim’s back, and he has something to Psy-crow about! Get down and dirty with these maps and game secrets.

    ProReviews

    • PlayStation
      • Gex
      • Zero Divide
      • Alien Virus
      • Twisted Metal
      • Cyber Speed
      • Viewpoint
      • Criticom
    • Saturn
      • Virtua Cop
      • Sega Rally Championship
      • Cyberia
      • Ghen War
      • Solar Eclipse
    • 32X
      • Primal Rage
      • T-MEK
      • Star Trek: Star Fleet Academy
    • Genesis
      • Gargoyles
      • Revolution X
      • Mutant Chronicles: Doom Troopers
      • VR Troopers
      • Scooby Doo Adventures
    • Super NES
      • Wild C.A.T.S.
      • WWF Arcade
      • Scooby Doo Mystery
      • Revolution X
      • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
      • Aaahh! Real Monsters
    • 3D0
      • Primal Rage
      • Psychic Detective: The Case of the Black Diamond
    • Game Boy
      • Killer Instinct
    • Game Gear
      • Tails’ Adventures
      • Sonic Drift 2
      • Cutthroat Island
      • Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie
    • Sports Pages
      • Fifa ’96 (PlayStation)
      • Center Ring Boxing (Saturn)
      • Quarterback Attack (3DO)
      • NFL Quarterback Club ’96 (SNES)
      • Frank Thomas “Big Hurt” Baseball (SNES)
    • Role-Player’s Realm
      • Breath of Fire II ProStrategy Guide, Part 1
      • Lost Eden (3DO)

    Departments

    • Letters from the GamePros
    • The Mail
    • GamePro Gallery
    • Buyers Beware – A consumer hotline!
    • ProNews – Sega regroups.
    • GamePro Online – Game info from AOL and the internet.
    • The Cutting Edge – The Ultra 64 finally on view at the Shoshinkai Show.
    • GamePro Labs – Programmable Pad, MK 3 Kontrol Pad, and ASCiiPad PS (all PlayStation), plus Team Tap, ProController, and Jaglink (all Jaguar).
    • Overseas ProSpects – Virtua Fighter 2’s makers reveal news about VF 3!
    • Short ProShots – Previews of Ridge Racer Revolution (PlayStation), Samurai Showdown 3 (Neo Geo), and more!
    • PC GamePro – Duke Nukem 3D, IndyCar Racing II, and more!
    • Hot at the Arcades – NHL Open Ice: 2 on 2 Challenge

    …and more!


  •  Electronic Gaming Monthly (May 1996)

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    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – Issue Number 82 – May 1996

    Electronic Gaming Monthly was one of the longest lived and most popular video games magazines. Looking back to 1996, it is amazing how many systems there were being developed for including the Nintendo 64, 3D0, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Super NES, Genesis, Game Boy, Game Gear, Atari Jaguar, and Neo Geo. The May 1996 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly includes the following:

      • Cover Story – Virtua Fighter 3
      • Press Start
      • Review Crew
      • Gaming Gossip
      • Tricks of the Trade
      • Special Features
      • Contests
      • Next Wave
      • Next Wave Protos
      • Team EGM
      • Interface: Letters to the Editor
      • Advertising Index

     

      • Fact Files

     

        • Saturn – Take a good look at all the cool games that will totally blow gamers away: Ultimate Mortal Kombat, Iron Storm, Panzer Dragoon II, Worms and Shining Wisdom!

     

        • PlayStation – Die Hard Trilogy, Steel Harbinger and Williams Arcade Classics will soon be released for PlayStation owners’ enjoyment.

     

      • How EGM Became the Biggest and Best Video Mag Ever! – Take a trip down memory lane with this issue’s eight anniversary special feature. This special is filled with info about the growth and progress of the magazine as well as the video game industry. Read all about the video game highlights of each year and some EGM oddball knowledge. (Did you know that Sendai was in the National Enquirer and Fabio was on an EGM cover?) Whether you’re a new reader or EGM’s oldest fan, everyone will get a kick out of this! Memories…

     

      • VF3 Will Mesmerize Gamers With Its Awesome Quality – Sega has truly outdone itself with the third installment of Virtua Fighter. Gamers will be amazed at the phenomenal details of each character, Imagine their reactions; as the camera angle slowly rotates around a fighter, they notice that the fighter’s eyes follow it. That’s not all – the fighters even have facial expressions. Gamers might freak when seeing a fighter smile slowly after performing an awesome move. Sega brings a true realtime arcade machine into existence with Virtua Fighter 3!

     

    • FF7 Is What Gamers Have Been Dreaming About! – RPG fans rejoice – there is news on FF7. Square has paid particular attention to lighting and shading effects in this game, such as the glow of a neon sign or campfire, which give the graphics a sense of depth never before seen in an RPG. There will be three new characters: Cloud, a fighter who packs a huge sword; Ealis, a pink-cladded lady who wields a staff and Barett, whose arms are powerful weapons. As for a story line, it apparently involves a futuristic-styled city called Midgar.

    …and more!


  • Raiden (Atari Jaguar)

    Raiden (Atari Jaguar)

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    Raiden was a vertically scrolling shooter released in arcades in 1990. It was ported to a variety of home systems starting the following year though different ports were done by different teams and there was a lot of variation. Perhaps the closest to the arcade original is the Atari Jaguar version.

    The Atari Jaguar version got mediocre reviews but it wasn’t so much a reflection of the quality of the port as of the game itself. Reviewers generally felt that the pace was too slow and it was not an advanced enough game for the hardware it was running on. Still, if you are looking for an arcade shooter on the Jaguar, Raiden is not a bad choice.

    In addition to the Atari Jaguar, Raiden was also released on DOS based PCs and on the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo as Raiden Trad (it’s unclear why the name changed). There was also an unreleased Amiga version and a version for the Atari Falcon (an Atari ST successor). Raiden (and Raiden II) were also later ported to the PlayStation as a release title (Raiden Project).

    Despite the sometimes mediocre reviews, Raiden was a successful game and a successful series as a number of sequels have been released.