GamesFirst! Magazine

Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle Review (PC)

May 9, 2001

Napoleonic wargamers have been lobbying for this one ever since Sid Meier's Gettysburg! hit the street, and Strategy First and Breakaway Games shoulda had a sure winner in Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle. Unfortunately, the aging SMG game system might not have been all that suited for column/line/square gaming anyway.

Simpsons Treehouse of Horror: Night of the Living Review (GBC)

May 8, 2001

The Simpsons finally get a decent game, and wouldn't you know it had to come on GBC? Go figure! At any rate, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror: Night of the Living is a fun sidescroller with lots of variety and endearing Simpsons characters. Not to mention a twisted sense of humor. Click here.
WorldWinner.com Review (PC) 
We've been losing money on WorldWinner.com. I guess my Brickout skillz just aren't quite enough to pay the billz. This "not a gambling site" site lets you wager on classic games like Chess, Checkers, Solitaire and the like. It's snazzy, and quick, and you can win money. Click here.

Ultima Online: Third Dawn (PC)

May 4, 2001

Ultima Online: Third Dawn now comes with 3-D graphics and looks pretty impressive compared to its 2-D predecessors.  The isometric perspective is preserved--now it’s all in polygons.  Spell effects are impressive, most of the monsters sport new designs, and everyone will like the spiffy looking dragons. Venture here for more...
Europa Universalis Review (PC) 
At first glance, Europa Universalis may look like the old board game "Risk" on steroids; start playing and you'll quickly change your mind.  If you must build EU up from an ideal of Risk, imagine that you're playing it as a final test for your college studies in European History, Religious studies, Economics, Wartime Strategy and Government.  It is by far one of the most complex and historically accurate Strategy games ever made.  Get the details here.

Max Payne Comes to PS2

April 30, 2001

Rockstar and GOD Games have teamed up to bring us a one-two punch of painful goodness. Max Payne will be released on both the PC and the PS2. John Woo-style gunfights and way cool camera trickery were two of the things that made us drool over this at E3 last year. Click here for a preview of PS2 version. Click here for PC.
Infogrames Scores Survivor 
Infogrames has definitely outlasted a good number of game publishers in the past few years. In fact, a lot of folks now work for the French conglomerate. So it's kind of fitting that CBS endowed Infogrames with the rights to Survivor. Details are sketchy, but let's all hope and pray they bring back Elisabeth. Oh, how we miss ye, sweet pixie of the Outback. Click here or no rice for you tonight.
Dragon Warrior Goods 
Everyone loves Dragon Warrior. As we all know, Dragon Warrior 3 is coming to GBC in all its glory. Now we have a movie you can download by clicking here, so you can know what you're getting into. But the big news is that Dragon Warrior VII has just been announced for US release on the PlayStation. Click here.

MTV Sports: TJ Lavin Ultimate BMX Review (PSX) 

April 27, 2001

Continuing the MTV Sports line, TJ Lavin Ultimate BMX hopes to combine that MTV feel with the edgy coolness of BMX riding. Do they succeed? Well, the soundtrack isn't half bad. For the rest, you probably better just click here.

Star Wars: Battle for Naboo (PC)

April 25, 2001

screen3.jpg (6059 bytes)Star Wars games just aren’t living up to their full potential nowadays.  Where’s the next Tie Fighter or Jedi Knight?  Sure, games like Rogue Squadron and Episode 1:  Racer were entertaining for a bit, but they lacked the pure excitement of the Star Wars movies.  LucasArts, the publishers of all things Star Wars, is still milking the franchise for all it’s worth and hopefully Star Wars:  Star Fighter will please the throngs of wanna-be Jedi.  Meanwhile, Star Wars:  Battle for Naboo just ain’t cutting it.

ESPN X-Games Skateboarding Preview (PS2)

April 23, 2001

Like we said, we're keeping tabs on the best contender for the skateboarding crown, ESPN X-Games Skateboarding. Our buddy Steve, at ESPN, the Games, kicked us down some new screens and a partial list of playable pros. Plus, we've got info about the new "fantasy" levels. Dibs on the caveman room. Click here.

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