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By ROBB GUIDO

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 24, 2000


Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

  • SYSTEM: Nintendo 64
  • PRICE: $49.99
  • COMPANY: Activision

Pro Skater was one of the best games for PlayStation in 1999, and it hasn't lost a shred of quality in its transfer to Nintendo 64. Graphics and music are both top-notch, as are the cleverly crafted levels built for maximum thrashing. Grade: A

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

  • SYSTEM: Dreamcas
  • PRICE: $49.99
  • COMPANY: Capcom

Bizarre fits this Japanese fighting game featuring multiple story lines. Each character comes equipped with a ghostly alter ego, and you can score big damage by double-teaming your opponent. If you've played Street Fighter, then the controls shouldn't be a problem. Grade: B

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

  • SYSTEM: PlayStatio
  • PRICE: $39.99
  • COMPANY: Capcom

Essentially the same as the Dreamcast game, this version suffers a slight loss in graphic detail. The comfortable feel of the PlayStation controller, however, more than makes up for the toned-down visuals. Grade: B

Time Stalkers

  • SYSTEM: Dreamcas
  • PRICE: $49.99
  • COMPANY: Sega

Sorry that I'm not more excited about Dreamcast's first role-playing game, but there's just not much to it. Battles and villages are a given. I like the idea of ever-changing dungeons, but the whole thing has a rather generic feel to it. Grade: C-

Resident Evil: Code: Veronica

  • SYSTEM: Dreamcas
  • PRICE: $49.99
  • COMPANY: Capcom

Oh boy, another Resident Evil game, this time for Dreamcast. The best thing about this game is the nearly real computer-generated movie clips. Other than that, it's the same old stuff. Come on, even zombies have to die sometime. Grade: C

Gauntlet Legends

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

As a one-player game, this game is a solid C, with its repetitive, mindless violence. But as a two-player game, fighting off an endless barrage of ogres with your warrior, wizard, valkyrie or archer becomes quite bearable. Grade: B

-- Robb Guido is an avid gamer who lives in Clearwater.

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