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By ROBB GUIDO

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 19, 2000


Misadventures of Tron Bonne

  • SYSTEM: PlayStation
  • PRICE: $39.99
  • MAKER: Capcom

Despite its strange name, the Misadventures of Tron Bonne, featuring the arch rival of Mega Man, is as innovative as games get. Not only are there separate action, role-playing and puzzle stages, but you get to train an army of spunky little robots known as Servbots as well. Grade: A-

Striker Pro 2000

  • SYSTEM: Dreamcast
  • PRICE: $49.99
  • MAKER: Infogrames

All right! Soccer fans finally can celebrate a must-own soccer game, complete with training mode, 130 teams and the best control this side of Carlos Valderama. I have to say it: Gooooooaaaaaal! Grade: A

Grand Theft Auto 2

  • SYSTEM: Dreamcast
  • PRICE: $49.99
  • MAKER: Rockstar

As a no-name thug living in a violent world, you'll have to earn respect by pulling off odd but far from legal jobs. Cars are for stealing and pedestrians become targets in what turns out to be a complex but fun game. Grade: B+

Tech Romancer

  • SYSTEM: Dreamcast
  • PRICE: $49.99
  • MAKER: Capcom

Giant robots are the stars of Capcom's latest fighting game, based on classic Japanese anime. Control Transformer-like mechs, each armed with heavy artillery and special moves, as they trample cities and each other. If you're good enough, you can unlock a full-length movie. Grade: B

Test Drive: Le Mans

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

I've been a critic of the Test Drive series, but not this time. While Test Drive Le Mans' graphics may look dated compared to Dreamcast racers, the 24-hour, fast-paced racing in this game will leave fans more than satisfied. Grade: B

Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood

  • SYSTEM: Game Boy Color
  • PRICE: $29.99
  • MAKER: NewKidCo

This game stars all of your favorite Pooh characters, including Winnie, Eeyore, Tigger and Rabbit, and throws them out into a great big world full of mini-games and adventures. Pooh should keep younger kids occupied for hours. Grade: B-

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

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