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© St. Petersburg Times, published April 17, 2000

Eagle One Harrier Attack

  • SYSTEM: PlayStation
  • PRICE: $39.99
  • COMPANY: Infogrames

Here's a game for anyone looking for a realistic flight combat game. You'll enjoy the dogfights and well thought out story this one offers. Grade: A

Jackie Chan Stuntmaster

  • SYSTEM: PlayStation
  • PRICE: $39.99
  • COMPANY: Midway

Jackie Chan is one of my favorite action stars. So wouldn't his fun style of martial arts make a good game? It does, adding foreign objects and acrobatics to your typical beat-'em-up game with entertaining, if not groundbreaking, results. Grade: B

MLB 2001

  • SYSTEM: PlayStation
  • PRICE: $39.99
  • COMPANY: 989Sports

The better of the two major baseball franchises this year has to be 989Sports' MLB 2001. Almost every facet, from pitching to fielding, is faster and more fun. Baseball fans should leave Triple Play 2001 in the dugout and buy this one. Grade: B+

Rayman 2

  • SYSTEM: Dreamcast
  • PRICE: $49.99
  • COMPANY: UbiSoft

Dreamcast seems to be going through a "translate everything from PlayStation and Nintendo 64 with only superficial graphical changes" phase. Rayman 2 fits this description. Not that there is anything wrong with this character-based action game. It's just that players deserve something new. Grade: B-

F1 2000

  • SYSTEM: PlayStation
  • PRICE: $39.99
  • COMPANY: EASports

This game is obviously geared toward Europe, where Formula One racing is popular. The wear your car takes is cool, especially when tires pop off, but American speed freaks will wish it were faster. Grade: C+

Barbie Race and Ride

  • SYSTEM: PlayStation
  • PRICE: $39.99
  • COMPANY: Mattel Media

I wouldn't bother with this boring horse-riding game. Here's an idea for game companies: Put as much effort into games for girls as you do for boys. Grade: D

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