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Video game reviews

By ROBB GUIDO

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 12, 2001


Frogger 2

SYSTEM: Game Boy

MAKER: Hasbro Interactive

PRICE: $29.99

Frogger 2 enhances the graphics of its predecessor and adds dozens of levels. Now, not only does Frogger have to avoid cars and trucks but also spiders and traps. It takes fast reflexes to win.

Grade: B+

Frogger 2

SYSTEM: PlayStation

MAKER: Hasbro Interactive

PRICE: $39.99

Frogger 2 for PlayStation tries to expand the original by adding slick graphics and more complicated levels. In this case, simplicity was more fun.

Grade: C

Lego Alpha Team

SYSTEM: Game Boy Color

MAKER: Lego Media

PRICE: $29.99

This game has players trying to lead their Lego guy through levels by using his special skills. The puzzles are somewhat clever, but there's not too much action.

Grade: B-

Road Champs

SYSTEM: Game Boy Color

MAKER: Activision

PRICE: $29.99

Road Champs stands as one of the most polished sports titles for Game Boy in quite a while. Players can perform 50 tricks with two buttons over 27 well-designed courses, and it looks good.

Grade: A-

Star Wars Demolition

SYSTEM: PlayStation

MAKER: LucasArts

PRICE: $39.99

It's vehicular combat using Star Wars means of transportation. Demolition comes from the makers of Vigilante 8, but it isn't nearly as deep. The play control and graphics aren't anything to write home about.

Grade: D

NASCAR Heat

SYSTEM: PlayStation

MAKER: Hasbro Interactive

PRICE: $39.99

NASCAR Heat has everything in terms of pro drivers, cars and tracks, as well as excellent game play. The graphics and sound drag it down, but fans probably won't care too much.

Grade: B-

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