Top TenConsole games

ROB TURMEL


Key: N64 = Nintendo 64 | PSX = Playstation

Top 10 Console Games

  1. Banjo-Kazooie (N64)

  2. Gran Turismo (PSX)

  3. Tekken 3 (PSX)

  4. Goldeneye (N64)

  5. F-Zero X (N64) (PSX)

  6. Resident Evil 2 (N64) (PSX)

  7. Road Rash 3D (N64) (PSX)

  8. Hot Shots Golf (PSX)

  9. All Star Baseball '99 (N64)

  10. Mortal Kombat 4 (N64) (PSX)

The All-Important Most Wanted List

  1. The Legend of Zelda: The Ocrina of Time (N64)

  2. Metal Gear Solid (PSX)

  3. Perfect Dark (N64)

  4. Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (N64)

  5. Final Fantasy VIII (PSX)

  6. Star Wars: Rogue Sqadron (N64)

  7. Ergiez (PSX)

  8. Banjo-Tooie (N64)

  9. Sega Dreamcast

  10. WCW/NWO Revenge (N64)


F-Zero X (N64)
Nintendo once again resurrects a classic. Making it's debut on the Super Nintendo, F-Zero became an instant success. Now the Nintendo 64 tries to recapture this feeling. Did they succeed?..... They definitely did. This game recaptures the feel of the original by bringing back such things as original characters, original track names and original music. These things give the game a familiar feel. What sets F-Zero X from the original is the addition of 26 vehicles to the original 4, bringing the vehicle total to 30. There are 18 tracks to choose from and an extra mode called the x cup which randomly generates tracks. The x cup feature brings the track total to well over 100. The original music has been revamped and sounds spectacular. This game doesn't focus so much on great graphics as much as it does frame rate. This racer sports 60 frames per second speeds, which is reflected in the gameplay. Make no mistake, this game is fast. The sacrifice made for this speed was graphic detail, which is not missed. Multiplayer mode this time around supports 4 players as opposed to 2 in the previous. The multiplayer side of the game is one of the best on the Nintendo 64.
(4 stars out of 5)

NFL Blitz (N64/PSX)
Been to the arcade lately? If you have, you are already familiar with NFL Blitz. If you haven't, here is a quick rundown. NFL Blitz is an arcade style football game.(Not a simulation.) It is an anything goes football game, so you can forget about rules. NFL Blitz is a seven on seven brawl. Just add football to this equation and you have NFL Blitz. Think of it as the NBA Jam of football. This game is fast and furious fun in single player mode as well as two player mode. The home version has a season mode and a play editor. If you liked the arcade version the home version is almost perfectly identical. The N64 version was slightly better than the PSX version when it came to graphics and load time. Other than that they are the same game. If you liked the arcade version then you will have the same feeling for the home version.
(4 stars out of 5)

Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo (PSX)
This month I decided to do a review on Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo because it is one of the best puzzle games to ever come out on a console. It blends the simplicity and fun of Tetris with the world of Street Fighter. While you battle the computer, or a friend, in the puzzle aspect of the game a character, selected by you, fights another selected by the computer or another player. This is an incredibly fun game and very addictive. This is also a tough game to find. If you are lucky enough to find a copy of it, by all means pick it up.
(5 stars out of 5)

Tenchu (PSX)
In Tenchu you play the role of either a male or female ninja. The focus of this game is stealth. Unlike previous ninja games where you run at your enemies and either swipe at them with a sword or use throwing stars to finish them. Instead you hide in the shadows and run on rooftops. Waiting for the moment to sneak up on your victim and finish him without a struggle. If the enemy does see you he will attack and draw you into fight. On the weapons side of the game there are many to choose from. You can only carry so many items, so choose your supplies wisely. Tenchu has some nice features such as being able to view what is around corners before you go around them. Another nice feature is a meter which allows you to tell if an enemy has spotted you or not.(Nice touch.) The graphics are nice and the music fits the game nicely. If you are looking for an authentic feling ninja title, then Tenchu is for you.
(Note: This review was done on an Import version of the game.)
(3.5 stars out of 5)


ROB TURMEL is from Pawtucket, RI. He is a staff writer for Renaissance Online Magazine.

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