Video game reviews
By ROBB GUIDO
© St. Petersburg Times, published January 29, 2001
Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits: Volume 1
SYSTEM: Nintendo 64
For players who remember the games in this anthology and enjoyed them, this may be a worthy pickup. Younger players, however, may want to pass.
Crash Bash is a fun little title, comprised of mini-games, including one that resembles four-way pong. Only the multiplayer mode is disappointing, with a lack of variety.
Sonic Shuffle is a virtual copy of Mario Party. So why does it come off so bad? Maybe because Nintendo wouldn't design its mini-games for Sega.
Knockout Kings 2001
This boxing game has everything a boxing fan could ask for, including numerous combos and counters, corner men and a complete training mode. Even the dirty moves are included.
SYSTEM: Game Boy
Chicken Run is not a bad use of a movie license. Instead of a boring action game, it's more of a strategy game, where players lead escapee chickens to freedom. The levels take some planning to overcome, but the game on the whole is too short.
SYSTEM: PlayStation 2
Beautiful graphics can't make up for the rather awkward play control in this one. Staying on the board isn't a problem, but pulling off tricks often ends in disaster. It's not the Tony Hawk of surfing games.
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- Robb Guido is an avid gamer who lives in Tampa.
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