PS2 Review - 'NBA Starting Five'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take it to the net with NBA Starting Five, the basketball simulation that lets you play like an NBA All-star? We took a look at Konami's basketball title and gave it a whirl. Read more to find out wether it was a slam dunk or a bust ...

Xbox Review - 'MechAssault'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

“MechAssault” a futuristic sci-fi third-person shooter game, will allow gamers to command a huge walking tank known as a BattleMech. Players will battle foes and take out enemy structures while manoeuvring a huge BattleMech, or ’Mech, through a variety of environments. A dozen powerful BattleMechs are available in “MechAssault,” each with massive firepower. “MechAssault” features complete destruction on a level never seen before – everything in the world can be destroyed bit by bit. Gamers can play a variety of missions with multiple objectives that require tactics and skill. “MechAssault” on Xbox also will include online features.

PSOne Review - 'Super Bubble Pop'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dance to the beat of crazy music and play 150 levels of bubble popping action in this 3D puzzle game. Make your move and work quickly to take out the bubbles before they take you out. With rocking soundtracks and fast-pace game play, Super Bubble Pop is a bubble based action puzzler game where the idea is to quickly and efficiently clear the grid of bubbles to advance to the next stage while gaining as many points as possible.

PS2 Review - 'Nascar : Dirt to Daytona'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

NASCAR Dirt to Daytona challenges players in the ultimate NASCAR Career Mode! The only game to include 4 different NASCAR racing series! Racing to win is the key for drivers hoping to advance from small town dirt tracks to modified cars, to trucks and eventually the highly prized NASCAR Winston Cup cars. Learn the harsh realities of the racing world where losing can cost drivers not only points in the standings but loss of money from a sponsor. NASCAR Dirt to Daytona also features Single Races, Season Championships, Beat the Heat, and Pro Trainer modes for all 4 authentic NASCAR racing series.

GameCube Review - 'Baldur's Gate : Dark Alliance'

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 11:53 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Immerse yourself in the fast-paced, dynamic world of Baldur’s Gate : Dark Alliance. In this epic action RPG, play one of three unique characters as you explore visually stunning environments like bone-chilling ice caverns, marshy swamplands and forlorn tombs. Battle immense Frost Giants, brutal Dragons and hordes of other Dungeons & Dragons creatures. Use your wits, battle fiercely and emerge victorious!

PS2 Review - 'Rocky'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Rage has exclusively licensed the computer and video game rights from MGM Interactive to produce a series of games based on the critically acclaimed Rocky movie anthology. The Rocky series will be recaptured and brought to life on consoles. The original Rocky film starring Sylvester Stallone earned an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976, and went on to gain worldwide recognition as one of the greatest feel good movies of all time. To commemorate the titles 25th anniversary, MGM have released a special edition of the Rocky Gift Set. Read more and find out if it makes the final round or not ...

Xbox Review - 'LoTR : The Two Towers'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

One ring to rule them all… Based on New Line Cinema's epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings™, The Two Towers™ video games will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. In the game, players will be able to relive the most memorable movie moments from the first two films, "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers." Does the game measure up the the excellence of the movie? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'Hegemonia : Legions Of Iron'

by Justin on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 6:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Hegemonia: Legions of Iron transports players to the year 2104, where humanity is engaged in a fratricidal war between the inhabitants of Earth and colonized Mars. The battles escalate, as does the damage and casualty rate. A new alien race observes the battle from afar, and plans a brutal attack - just when humanity is in its weakest and most divided state.

Xbox Review - 'Zapper'

by Justin on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Zapper (a cricket) you hop your way through six interactive worlds in a quest to find your brother, held captive by the evil magpie queen. Dangerous traps and even more dangerous enemies await Zapper. It will take fast-footed skill and timing to conquer all the worlds and survive the final showdown with the magpie queen. Is this game a winner or did we zap away to a different channel?

PS2 Review - 'Hot Wheels Velocity X Maximum Justice'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 8:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Put your driving skills to the ultimate test as you defend Monument City from a criminal gang of racing villains. Combine the cool cars, wild aerial stunts, blazing crashes, huge loops, banked turns, and lightning-fast speed that Hot Wheels is known for with a destructible 3D Hot Wheels world, an arsenal of futuristic weapons, missionbased game play, and an immersive story to create a racing adventure unlike any other in the racing genre.

PSOne Review - 'BeyBlade'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Beyblade, players become active competitors as they use strategy to build and customize their battle equipment in pursuit of becoming the World Beyblade Champion. Each Beyblade is as unique as its owner. Players may customize the assembly of five key parts - The Bit, Attack Ring, Weight Disk, Spin Gear and Blade Base. The series airs daily on ABC Family kids' action/adventure block in the U.S. and on YTV in Canada.

PS2 Review - 'Robot Alchemic Drive'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 31, 2002 @ 7:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

R.A.D. allows players to assume the role of one of three human robot handlers who must learn to remotely control a 75-ton, fully armed robot and engage in earth-shaking combat against gigantic aliens that are invading Earth. More than just an ordinary robot fighting game, R.A.D. accurately simulates the operation of a remote-controlled metal titan in crowded, active urban environments where strategy is as important as armament.

PlayStation 2 Review - 'Dragon Ball Z Budokai'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Dec. 30, 2002 @ 7:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Ball Z Budokai is an authentic and deep 3D fighting game set in the spectacular world of DBZ and filled with the fiercest fighters the universe has ever known. Test your skills against the most powerful Dragon Ball Z heroes and the most sinister villains. Every battle is more intense, more dangerous, and more epic than the one before. Will you be the last warrior standing?

Gamecube Review - 'Metroid Prime'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 29, 2002 @ 6:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Samus first stopped the evil Space Pirates and Mother Brain from amassing an army of Metroids on the planet Zebes. Then she was called on to finish the job on SR388, ultimately ridding the universe of all but a single Metroid larva. In Super Metroid, for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Samus thwarted Mother Brain's attempt to snatch the captive Metroid larva from the scientists on Ceres. Now, Samus is once again called to investigate Space Pirate activities on the unexplored Tallon IV. Here adventure begins as she enters a mysterious derelict spaceship.

PS2 Review - 'Rygar : The Legendary Adventure'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 6:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The story of Rygar begins with the Island of Argus being plagued by evil Titans. Armageddon has spread over the land, creating chaos as volcanoes, earthquakes, and monsters ravage the countryside. In mankind’s darkest hour, a hero rises from the ashes to defeat the Titans, rescue the princess and restore order to the land. The player will become Rygar and his legendary adventure will begin.

Xbox Review - 'Mortal Kombat : Deadly Alliance'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Dec. 27, 2002 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Players engage in hand-to-hand and special-weapon combat, executing secret moves and combinations with new fatalities and deadly body blows. Lethal new warriors are added to the mix along with the return of Mortal Kombat classics -- Scorpion, Raiden, Sub-Zero, and Sonya. Hyper-realistic, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance features progressive physical damage that allows players to view the inevitable demise of their opponents while utilizing three unique fighting styles for each warrior, creating nearly unlimited fighting possibilities.

PC Review - 'Medal Of Honor : Spearhead'

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2002 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set during the last year of the war in Europe, June 1944 to May 1945, the Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Expansion Pack gives players a sense of the courage it took to parachute behind enemy lines during Operation Overlord, halt the German counter offensive during the Battle of the Bulge, and engage the Germans as they desperately try to defend their capital, Berlin. Check out the review, as short as the add-on itself!

Gamecube Review - 'Darkened Skye'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 19, 2002 @ 7:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Skye of Lynlora is a shepherd with a restless spirit, a taste for adventure, and a smart mouth. Her humdrum existence is forever changed one day when she discovers magic and is chosen to battle the darkness. Armed with her wits, spells and weapons, Skye finds herself on a quest for five ancient prisms that can save the world from evil. But at least she’s not alone. There’s her snide side-kick, the obligatory wise-old-knows-everything character and the mysterious love interest who has a bad habit of disappearing just when he’s needed. Read more to find out what our in house verdict is ...

Xbox Review - 'Dragon's Lair 3D'

by Justin on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 7:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragon’s Lair 3D tells the tale made popular in the arcade version, where Dirk fans will once again brave the menacing Singe the Dragon and the evil Wizard, Mordroc, to save the beautiful Princess Daphne. Was this classic remake worth the wait? Or should it have stayed a golden oldie? Read more and find out!

Xbox Review - 'Ghost Recon'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, you are invited to lead this brand-new squad as they focus on covert military strikes and international peacekeeping missions that do not always go as planned. You and your team conduct extensive missions on foot, but you’ll occasionally have assistance from troops in tanks, helicopters and close air support. In many cases, you will be working with international military forces and NATO to fight against rising dictators and rebel groups.