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Video Game Reviews

By ROBB GUIDO

© St. Petersburg Times,
published July 2, 2001


CoolBoarders 2001

SYSTEM: PlayStation 2

MAKER: Sony

PRICE: $44.99

The control in this game is as smooth as the snow its boarders glide on. Cool Boarders doesn't have as much character or depth as SSX, but it's fun nonetheless.

Grade: B+

Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing

SYSTEM: PlayStation 2

MAKER: LucasArts

PRICE: $44.99

This speedy little racer includes the cast of Star Wars: Episode 1, with disproportionately large heads. Despite its pretty looks, it could have used more innovations.

Grade: C+

Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX

SYSTEM: PlayStation

MAKER: Activision

PRICE: $39.99

At first, Mat Hoffman seems only a bike version of the popular Tony Hawk Pro Skater. However, Pro BMX isn't quite as creative.

Grade: B-

Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX

SYSTEM: Game Boy Color

MAKER: Activision

PRICE: $29.99

Hoffman is a solid Game Boy title, with lots of challenges to keep players busy. The control is workable, but the combinations can cause finger cramping.

Grade: B

NBA 2Night

SYSTEM: PlayStation 2

MAKER: Konami

PRICE: $44.99

NBA 2Night serves as a functional basketball game, though player movement seems clunky. And the play by play is repetitive.

Grade: C

Spider-Man 2: The Sinister Six

SYSTEM: Game Boy Color

PRICE: $29.99

MAKER: Activision

Spider-Man 2 is one of the better action games for Game Boy. There's exploring to do, and Spider-Man is fun to control.

Grade: B

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

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