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Game reviews

By ROBB GUIDO, Times correspondent

© St. Petersburg Times, published July 3, 2000


Pokemon Yellow

  • SYSTEM: Game Boy
  • PRICE: $29.99\
  • MAKER: Nintendo

If you haven't bought a Pokemon game for Game Boy yet, then what are you waiting for? With a Transfer Pak (included with Pokemon Stadium), you can play your Game Boy Pokemon games on TV. Grade: A

Speed Punks

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

Another Mario Kart-style racing game comes down the pike, with 24 courses, six miscreant characters and power-ups, weapons and short cuts. If you liked Crash Team Racing, then you should dig this one. Grade: B

Pokemon Trading Card Game

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

For parents tired of buying their kids Pokemon cards, here's a solution. Pokemon Trading Card Game puts hundreds of Pokemon cards in video-game form, letting players make decks and battle the masters. Link up with a friend and get a shot at their cards, too. Grade: A-

Worms: Armageddon

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

This version is not nearly as fun as the PlayStation or Nintendo 64 versions, but it does keep the basic elements intact, meaning a dozen weapons, 50 landscapes and war between worm armies. Too bad those cute voices are missing. Grade: B

Street Fighter Alpha

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

Join Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and other street fighters in this miniature version of the great fighting game. Animation is decent and so are the controls, but it lacks the speed and move variety that made big brother popular. Grade: B-

Robb Guido is an avid gamer who lives in Tampa.

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