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My Word Coach is a game that is designed to help you to improve your vocabulary.
Using several mini-games, you get to learn new words and their meanings. These mini-games include a Tetris-like block game in which you need to form words, or a section in which you have to match words to their meanings.
As you progress through the game, more mini-games are unlocked. Also, the game keeps track of your progress, giving you a score that improves as you play more and more.
25 to Life is set in the urban inner city jungle where you can choose to be either a law enforcer or law-breaker. In single-player mode, you follow the storyline of young Freeze who is trying to survive in the hood and protect his family, or that of Shaun Calderon, a gang leader who had to escape to Mexico. On the other side of the law, you can play the cop Lester Williams whose department is swamped by corruption.
Whatever you choose, the bulk of the game has to walk through the cities, hide behind corners and then bust out and shoot people. As always, you have an arsenal of weapons and moves at your disposal.
You can also play online with several people, fighting against each other in teams.
Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis simulates the popular table tennis sport. Choosing one of 11 characters (additional players are unlocked during play), each with their own strengths and weaknesses, the player competes against either the computer or another player. The game offers all the tricks and moves of the sport, including various spins and powerful smashes. During gameplay, the player builds up a meter providing powerful focus shots.
There are several game modes, like the exhibition mode (a simple one-on-one) or timed tournament. There's also a "Table Tennis Network" (only on the Xbox 360) where players can engage one another or watch other players completing.
The Wii version offers 3 control modes: Standard, Sharp Shooter and Control Freak, offering increasingly complex control over the player providing more freedom over the direction of the hits and the movement of the players, using the remote and optionally the nunchuck.
You are Trikz, a well-known street racer who lives the good life: A fat crib, lots of money, and an impressive collection of pimped-out rides. However, your arch-enemy Lidel, fuming with envy, uses his connections to take all that away from you. Your cash? Your place? Your beloved cars? All gone.
You are now set on getting it all back from Lidel, and, while you're at it, stealing his girl's heart too. You begin your mission at the bottom with some punk-ass car, winning back money and cars race by race. There are many kinds of races, like Endurance Races, Stunt Races, Cross-town Races, and many more.
As the name suggests, the game is set on the streets of Los Angeles, which is filled with traffic and cops that stand in your way to fame and fortune. Being set in the street racer scene, the game also offers lots of possibilities to pimp out our cars (through a tie-in with West Coast Custom), and the game's soundtrack is full with (edited, T-rated) hip-hop.
This game lets you step into the footsteps of 50 Cent himself. As he tries to free the kidnapped K-Dog with his crew in the streets of New York City, 50 gets shot nine times (just like his real-life counterpart) and left for dead. After getting stitched up, he sets out to find those who tried to kill him and uncovers a bigger conspiracy.
The game is a 3rd-person shooter with all the typical features: You have a wide array of weapons (including akimbo shooting), there are over 25 moves to finish people off at close range, you can find money to buy health packs, armor, and other helpful items. You can grab enemies and use them as human shields and use mobile objects (like dumpsters on wheels) as cover. The game uses the havok physics engine for a more dynamic environment.
In many missions, you'll be rolling with your crew, the G-Unit: Lloyd Banks (as a locksmith), Young Buck (weapons expert), and Tony Yayo (the demolition man). They will provide back-up and perform tasks that are necessary to complete objectives.
The game comes with lots of additional material too (some of it unlockable), like music videos and 4 CDs worth of music with lots of previously unreleased material. Guest starring are Dr. Dre as Grizz and Eminem as Detective McVicar.
Gauntlet is back for yet another iteration. The Emperor has crucified his four loyal heroes to a magic tree, driven by a maniac thirst for their immortality. Hundreds of years later, as only a ghost, he came to regret all the wrong deeds he has done and frees them, asking them to defeat his six former advisors in an attempt to undo what he has done.
This version of Gauntlet goes back to the roots: The warrior, valkyrie, elf, and wizard fight their way through hordes of enemies to make their way to the six bosses. The game is mostly a hack'n'slash affair, puzzles are limited to finding keys and pressing buttons that open doors and portals. Every character has a unique set of moves and attacks: The warrior has rather powerful attacks, the valkyrie has quick moves, the elf can shoot powerful arrows, and the wizard has several magical range attacks.
Defeating enemies gives you experience points that may be used to increase your three stats; some chests in the levels contain better armor or weapons. Also, new moves can be purchased with gold.
The game can be played both in single-player as well as cooperative multi-player, where up to four players fight together.
The newest feature of this game (other than the much better graphics) is the online gaming feature. Played online, the game is identical to a regular multiplayer game, with each player on a different box.
This is an official NFL-licensed football game for the Game Gear. It has several features that were pretty new for that time: An announcer comments on the events on the field, the viewpoint changes as you play the game, multiplayer action, and the roster includes 1500 players that were taken from the up-to-date 1994 NFL team roster with all 28 teams. You're not only in control of the quarterback - you can also be the receiver.
This is the next installation of the Grand Theft Auto series, now back in Liberty City, just like GTA 3.
This time, the action takes place in 1998, and you're in the footsteps of Toni Cipriani. As usual in the series, you start off pretty low and work your way up in the food chain of the mob, fighting wars with other mafia families and doing all other sorts of dirty work.
The game is part of the Grand Theft Auto universe, so there you'll occasionally encounter characters you met in previous games of the series, although the storyline is pretty independent and makes few references to previous incidents and events.
All the other well-known elements of earlier games are in: You can have little side-missions as a pizza delivery boy, vigilante, cab driver, and more.
The PSP version supports multiplayer gameplay. Up to six gangsters can compete in deathmatches, capture the flag, and king of the hill.
Nintendogs lets you take care of virtual pets (dogs, obviously) on your Nintendo DS. You can train your puppies by speaking commands into the microphone, pat the pooch with the Stylus, play games like "fetch" with a frisbee, buy toys, food, and accessories, and take part in 3 types of competition to win trophies.
If there are other Nintendo DS users with Nintendogs nearby with both of you in "Bark Mode", you can link the games wirelessly and see your and their dog meeting on both screens.
You initially only have 6 (US/EU), 5 (JP) of the 18 (US/EU), 15 (JP) breeds available when you start playing the game (the six breeds being determined by the version of the game), but as you progress, you unlock more breeds and items to buy. If you connect with another user that has another breed of dog not available to you then their dog's breed will be unlocked for you.
The available versions for purchase are:
- Chihuahua & Friends: Beagle, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Labrador Retriever, Shih Tzu.
- Miniature Dachshund & Friends: German Shepherd, Miniature Dachshund, Miniature Schnauzer, Pug, Yorkshire Terrier.
- Shiba & Friends: Miniature Pinscher, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Shetland Sheepdog, Shiba Inu, Toy Poodle.
North American and European Versions:
- Chihuahua & Friends: Boxer, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, German Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdog, Yorkshire Terrier.
- Dachshund & Friends: Beagle, Golden Retriever, Miniature Dachshund, Pug, Shih Tzu, Siberian Husky.
- Lab & Friends: Labrador Retriever, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Shiba Inu, Toy Poodle.
In addition to all the breeds listed above, there are two more breeds that can be unlocked through various ways.
Xena: Warrior Princess is an action game based on the TV series of the same name. As Xena, the Warrior Princess, the player has to stop the evil sorceress Kalabrax, who seeks world domination which she could gain by sacrificing Xena's friend, the mortal queen Gabrielle.
Xena must make her way through many large levels, hacking, kicking, slashing, and cutting everything that gets in her way. Items can be found and upgraded as she proceeds through the levels. Apart from a variety of moves, the game also features little gimmicks such as a "Karma Meter", which gives Xena benefits if she saves hostages or defeats enemies without killing them.
Punchy is set, as the name might suggest, in a theater setting. It is an adaptation of "Punch & Judy": you are the hunchback Bobby, your goal is to make your way across sixteen theater stages to rescue the beautiful Judy from the Punch. Each stage is filled with the typical hazards of a traditional play, like crocodiles, custard pies and rotten tomatoes, as well as the pits that must be crossed via moving platforms. You'll sometimes have the chance to catch a sausage flying around in the air as you move along.
Even though it is a rather early game, the Spectrum version features some interesting speech samples using a technique that was very uncommon at that time.
This is a game where you have to use your sense of rhythm to pass the levels with 85 different songs.
You walk around on a little stage with your character. As the music plays, markers pop up on the stage that expand in sync with the music. You have to hit those markers at the right time. This will trigger an instrument or jingle of the music (and give you points). Each characters has special abilities - some of them for example can move the markers to get them closer (or out of reach of the opponents). All characters can use a pitch-bend to change the tone of a triggered jingle for extra fun.
Apart from having several game modes, you can also play this game solo or with a friend, either cooperative or in a battle mode to see who's got a better sense of rhythm.
You are the dictator of the fictional republic of Ritimba. Your task is to keep everybody happy - the army, the peasants, the land owners.... while secretly filling your personal bank account as much as possible. You've got the secret police on your side... and the guerrillas on the other one.
Every month, one of those groups makes a request. You can accept it (which might involve quite a bit of money) or deny it, making groups either happy or not. You can also choose to borrow money from the Russians or the Americans.
As the old saying goes.. it's impossible to make everybody happy. So sooner or later, you'll be facing a revolution or assassination attempt. Did you purchase that helicopter or are you going to face the music?
Tie-in of Brian De Palma's popular movie "Mission: Impossible", a side-scrolling action/adventure. Playing the secret agent Ethan Hunt, the player has to fight international terrorists. Assisted by his IMF team, he sneaks into enemy bases, blows up ammunition depots, retrieves stolen information and takes out the terrorists, using high-tech gadgets and weapons.
The game comes with an "Agent Action Kit", a sort of organizer that uses the cartridge's battery backed-up memory to store names and addresses and send messages. This feature is totally unrelated to the game itself.
EA's Fight Night returns in its second installment. Once again, you can create a new boxer and start a career that begins as an amateur in a shady gym somewhere in Queens, NY, and fight your way up to the top. Alternatively, you could relive the careers of some legendary boxers.
Of course, you could go for a simple match with either a computer or a live opponent.
Round 2 offers many new features, like fancy particle effects that show blood and sweat spraying into the camera in ultra slow-motion. The "Total Boxer Control", which lets you throw punches by making certain movements with the analog stick, has been improved. There are also many ways to customize the appearance of your character, up to the shaping of the cranium and ears.
The soundtrack consists of a dozen contemporary (but unfortunately edited) hip-hop tracks.
All the previous features are still there too: You can play online (now on Xbox too), and you can unlock more moves, clothes, and equipment as you proceed in career mode.
Also, included in the GameCube version is a port of the SNES game Super Punch-Out!!
Pheenix is a clone of the arcade shooter Phoenix: In five different screens, you have to shoot various flying entities whose droppings prove harmful for your spaceship. Luckily, you can activate a shield that will protect your vessel for a short time (you can't shoot during that time either though).
While the five different screens are similar, each one is unique in its way: In the first two you have to shoot bat-like creatures that line up on the screen not unlike in another arcade classic from the era, Galaxian. In the third and fourth screen, you first see eggs flying around before birds hatch and start unloading on you. And in the fifth screen, you have to destroy a large, heavily shielded enemy mothership. If the mothership is destroyed, the game will then repeat, but with increased speed and difficulty.
To defeat the numerous enemies, your ship is equipped with a laser cannon and a force field.
If you get hit by an alien or an alien projectile, then you lose one of four lives, once all lives are spent, it is game over.
As the game begins, the player character falls through a trapdoor and ends up inside an evil castle with only one way to get out of it - find all the pieces of the great ACG key that unlocks the main door.
Atic Atac is an action game with adventure elements, mixing arcade gameplay with exploration of a large castle and light puzzle-solving. The player can choose to control either a Wizard, a Knight, or a Serf. Each character has access to a different secret passage, which means that the player will be navigating different rooms depending on the choice of character. Characters also possess unique skills: for example, the Serf can gain momentum when running, allowing him to traverse greater distances in less time.
Enemies appear in each room and would randomly attack the protagonist. The player can choose to collide with them, which destroys the enemies but also drains health from the main character. Some enemies cannot be killed by conventional means and must be either avoided or dealt with by using special items. Poisonous mushrooms will also damage the hero, and bosses will drain his health as long as he maintains close contact.
The player character's life meter gets gradually depleted. Health can be restored by consuming food scattered around the castle, but the countdown cannot be stopped. In addition, doors would sometimes close, trapping the hero in a room. Keys must be collected to open many of the castle's doors.
Chicago in the 30s. You are an aspiring boss of a criminal organization and plan to make big money. Easier said than done, though - you will have to decide how much money to spend on money and how much to invest. And doing a good job might be bad for your health, since other organizations might hire hitmen to eliminate you.
The game features stylish graphics and is presented - not unlike King of Chicago - through conversations with other goons of your mob. And if you lose all your money or men, you will get the unforgettable message by your right-hand man... "What a schmuck you are, Mugsy."
A racing game in which four cars - up to three of them can be controlled by players - complete for the first place in over 20 levels.
These levels are divided into four themes, and a few of them are played at night: Although it's hard enough to tell which way to go in the eight-way-scrolling maps during the day, you're sure to hit many barriers and walls at night when only your headlights give you any clues about where to go.
Depending on how well you raced, you'll get money to upgrade your car - and you'll also need to refuel your car! There are three types of cars to choose from, and depending on what kind of terrain a level is on, making the right choice here can give you the edge.
It is the future, and a holocaust has swept over the world.
Now, in a post-apocalyptic environment, you are set to destroy the evil Dr. A Noid, who had turned people to zombies with his artificial food called "SLU".
First, you drive through the city with your ATV, destroying enemy vehicles and avoiding mines and gun turrets. There are several buildings you can explore.
In those buildings, you walk from room to room in a gauntlet-style setting, shooting zombies and avoiding traps. You'll find ammunition, food, and hopefully the pass to the Arena.
The Arena is the third part of the game: This is a deadly destruction derby where you have to steer your ATV through the treacherous maze and destroy all the enemy vehicles by pushing them into the holes in the ground.
After surviving the Arena, you'll proceed to the next city - until you get to face Dr. A Noid himself.
Crime has risen to unprecedented levels. Criminal organizations have banded together - all under the leadership of Hector Vasquez, the mastermind behind it all.
It is up to Joe Baxter and Michael Dvorak, tough cops from New York and Chicago respectively, to eliminate all the goons and henchmen of the mobs until they can go after Vasquez himself - with whom the two have a personal beef they'd love to settle.
The game itself is a side-scrolling shoot-'em-up that can be played with one or two players simultaneously, and is very similar to Narc. In five major US cities, all the enemies must be taken out using different weapons like flame throwers, tazers, uzis, rocket launchers, and grenades.
X-Out is a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up. Unlike most comparable games (e.g. R-Type), the game is not set in outer space or even in the air - instead, the fight between good and evil is underwater.
Through five levels, the player has to shoot countless enemies, complete with the obligatory mid-level and end-level bosses. After having completed a level, the player gets to purchase new weapons; instead of simply buying upgrades, it is possible to customize the ship by placing new weapons anywhere on it.
Depending what machine the player is using, the game welcomes him/her with a different story. In the 8-bit version of this platform game the player controls a teenage boy from the 20th century (featured on a box cover) who falls through a tear in the space-time continuum and is transported to the "Time of Legends." There he is rescued by a high priestess who informs him that their world is under attack from Dameron - the Dark Angel of Time who must be destroyed. When he succeeds he will be sent back home. The 16-bit machines were presented with a bit different scenario deeply etched into mythology (check a box cover). The main character is a mystical warrior - Ankalagan - who lives in the year 63AD and uses the powers of Stonehenge to travel in time and combat evil throughout the ages. Apart from the story and slight graphics changes, the rest remains the same.
Myth: History in the Making is a platform game with a lot of fighting. The levels of this game deal with different mythologies from ancient Greece to the Vikings, over to Valhalla (where none other than the hammer-wielding Thor awaits you), and more.
Apart from jumping from platform to platform, you'll also fight the enemies and bosses in your path with a variety of weapons. In the beginning you have only fists to defend yourself, but later you'll find more powerful weapons, such as swords and axes. Typically, enemies keep appearing and coming at you from all sides, no matter how many of them you kill. There are many various types of enemies, different on every level that require a different approach and weapons in defeating them.
Some obstacles in the game require not only brute force, but also a bit of thinking and puzzle-solving (and guesswork) to get past.
Due to an engine malfunction, your spaceship crashes on the planet Targ. Unlike your trusty vessel, you survive the crash and now have to find a way to get away from this planet. But hey, while you're at it, you might as well try to get some money off your unplanned stay on Targ.
You're a mercenary, and it just so happens that the two races on the planet are at war. So why not use that to your advantage and do some favors for each race... against cash?
You play this game in a first-person perspective with vector graphics. There's a huge planet for you to explore, you can walk around on it or take airborne vehicles to reach elevated locations.
In this sequel to the game Mercenary, the planet Eris is in danger: A comet, fittingly named "Damocles", is on a straight collision course with the planet. Within only a few hours, the comet will obliterate Eris.
It is your job to prevent this. In the maddeningly short time frame, you will have to explore the galaxy (which contains 9 planets and 19 moons) and try to find a way to stop the comet.
Just like Mercenary, you play this game in the first person perspective, this time however with detailed filled polygon graphics. You can walk on the planets, drive vehicles and fly spaceships. It is very non-linear, you can go to any planet and any moon at any time and do whatever you like. You'll have to find and use objects and examine buildings and places... and stay away from Eris if you can't destroy Damocles in time!
You are a stuntman and have to perform death-defying stunts, like riding a motorcycle avoiding obstacles and jumping on ramps, driving a car and jumping onto a helicopter before your car crashes against a wall, and later continue around on jetskis.
Every time you mess a trick up, the scene has to be cut. If there are too many cuts, you'll lose a "life".
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