The Bottom Line: Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town packages farming, fishing, cooking, and dating together into a single satisfying game. Read review
Specs: Everyone, TOSE, Strategy, Console-style RPG, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: More Friends of Mineral Town is merely the original game with a female lead and male suitors. This being said, the game still holds up nicely. Read review
Specs: Everyone, TOSE, Role-Playing, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: This wildly ambitious simulation is torpedoed by an almost incomprehensible interface, the absence of a tutorial, numerous bugs, and many fit and finish issues, including dated production values. Read review
Specs: Teen, 3000AD, Inc., Simulation, Large Spaceship Sim, Sci-Fi, 1-64 Players
The Bottom Line: Once you get past the initial shock of how big and occasionally unwieldy the game is, you'll find that the detailed mechanics work to produce an unparalleled level of depth. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Paradox Interactive, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: The core fundamentals are spot-on, the variety of options and control choices is spectacular, and the presentation totally draws you into the experience. Read review
Specs: Everyone, EA Sports, Sports, Baseball Sim, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Space Empires V is a space strategy game with plenty of depth and complexity, but it's so riddled with bugs and issues that it is ultimately tough to recommend. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Malfador Machinations, Strategy, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: For Joe Blow on the street, Soul Calibur is still the better choice, but Virtua Fighter fans will find all they need neatly wrapped in this package. Read review
Specs: Teen, Genki, Action, General Action, Fantasy, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: RC is a genre-bending title that's well worth checking out. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Shiny Entertainment, Driving, General Action, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: The joy achieved from creating a nice-looking kick is short lived once you realize the countless hours of mundane tweaking you spent creating it. Read review
Specs: Teen, ASCII Entertainment, Action, General Action, Realistic, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Unlike the legions of Tetris clones that populate the puzzle-game market, Devil Dice is as unique a game as its predecessor was and about ten times as hard. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Shift, Puzzle, 1-5 Players
The Bottom Line: If you can deal with the lack of a traditional Bomberman multiplayer mode, the title makes a good candidate for your next portable game. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Hudson, Role-Playing
The Bottom Line: In Andamiro's Pump It Up: Exceed, the first US home edition of a popular Korean dancing series, we're presented with a good alternative to DDR. Read review
Specs: Teen, Andamiro U.S.A. Corp., Dancing, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Ogre Battle 64 offers a detailed branching story and great depth of customization, both executed brilliantly within the limitations of a 35-meg cartridge. Read review
Specs: Teen, Quest, Strategy, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: It's more often than not that a sports game fails to live up to gamers' expectations, and with just cause. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Gremlin Interactive
The Bottom Line: It's always been a smart arcade racer, and now it's positively brainy, for better and worse. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Psygnosis, Driving, Futuristic Racing, Sci-Fi, 1-2 Players
Specs: Everyone, Microsoft Game Studios, Simulation, Simulation - civilian plane flight, Realistic
The Bottom Line: The game could have been better adapted for the console set, perhaps even by adding in a few basic search-and-destroy missions in the start. Read review
Specs: Teen, Westwood Studios, Strategy, Real-Time Strategy, Sci-Fi, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Fans of the original and those looking for a pure driving simulation should flock to store shelves without delay, but for the rest, that add-on philosophy may not sit well. Read review
Specs: Teen, Polyphony Digital, Driving, GT/Street Racing, Realistic, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Nexus doesn't look, sound, or handle any differently from previous Armored Core games, but it sure does offer a lot more in terms of customization and challenge. Read review
Specs: Teen, From Software, Action, 1-4 Players
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