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  • Skeleton Warriors (PlayStation, Sega Saturn)


    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – June 1996



    This game was a rather obscure license and an early release for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn. Skeleton Warriors the game is based on a short-lived animated series and toy line. It’s a pretty basic side-scrolling platform game but with 3D rendered graphics.

    As a game based on a license I guess it is okay. Contemporary reviews were mostly positive but I think everyone was still enthralled by the new 32-bit systems so any game that wasn’t complete garbage often got positive reviews at this point in time. There are 21 levels and more than 100 types of enemies in addition to the main villain, Baron Dark. This isn’t a bad game but there’s not much special about it either unless you were just a big fan of Skeleton Warriors.

    Skeleton Warriors was released for both the Sega Saturn and PlayStation but as far as I know there have been no re-releases and given the nature of licenses, it seem pretty unlikely that there would ever be one. You can probably find an original pretty cheap though if you want it. I haven’t compared versions directly but it seems unlikely that differences would be substantial so pick your favorite system.

    The ad above is from the June 1996 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly and the screen shots are from the PlayStation version of the game.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (January 1997)

    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – January 1997

    After the original Electronic Games, Electronic Gaming Monthly was probably the most influential and popular video games magazine. The January 1997 issue includes:

    Departments

    • Insert Coin – Our editorial director goes to the Dark Side.
    • Press Start – The news that’s making headlines in the world of video games.
    • Gaming Gossip – THE inside source on the gaming industry from Q-Mann.
    • Next Wave Protos – Exclusive first-looks at games on the horizon.
    • Review Crew – A no-holds-barred critique of gaming’s latest releases.
    • Tricks of the Trade – Want a power trip? Check out the hottest cheats here.
    • Special Features – An in-depth look at the newest of the new (including Mechwarrior 2).
    • Next Wave – Get a sneak peek at upcoming titles for all systems!
    • Contests – Don’t miss your chance to win BIG!
    • Team EGM – Previews and reviews for sports games.
    • Interface – An open forum for readers’ questions and concerns.

    Features

    • EGM Delivers The Gaming Goodies From Sh