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UPDATES OF OCTOBER 1999






10.31.1999 BOSS GAMES ANNOUNCES..
that World Driver Championship has shipped to Nintendo of Europe and should be in the production stage by now. European gamers can expect the game to be released within November. Boss was not able to supply an exact release date. But according to the Swedish distributor we should expect the game around the 8th.



10.30.1999 MORE REVIEWS
Lu|g| of The UKA have made two reviews, Road Rash 64 and Magical Tetris Challenge. Check them out here.

TYPICAL...
Toys R Us, Denmark, continues the saga from last year. In their latest ad they show StarCraft64 and Jet Force Gemini as "available now". Well Starcraft got delayed until sometime next spring so there's no way the stores has it. As for Jet Force Gemini, yes it is released in the US. But the Danish Nintendo distributor aint one of the main distributors there there's no way they're able to have the game before everyone else, hmm well they did manage to release Lego Racers in week 42, but well Lego is danish, so they might've had some special agreement.

Toys R Us did the same thing in November 1998, when they announced Zelda64 as available, even before it was released in the US.....

TODAY'S RELEASES
Menace, our source for games from the east, brings us another nice release. NBC is really showing off and gives us a nice French texted game, I know atleast one guy will bitch about this release ;)

10-30-1999 Super Robot Taisen Banpresto Japan mnc-srbt.zip 256mbit
10-30-1999 Magical Tetris Challenge (Fre) Capcom Europe nbc-mtpf.zip 128mbit



10.29.1999 WINBACK (USA) +5 TRAINER
Dextrose releases a trainer, their first, for the US release of Winback. Here's what the trainer contains:

Infinite energy
All ammo and weapons
Have keys
Infinite C4
All Characters

It has to be patched over the Z64 version of the rom. Thanks to LaC for making this trainer. Click here to download. Click here to view the NFO.

EARTHWORM JIM 3D REVIEW
Click here to read it.

EARTHWORM JIM 3D INTRO REMOVER
RedboX does it again, here's the intro remover for Aggression's latest release, Earthworm Jim 3D. Click here to download. Click here to read the NFO.

TODAY'S RELEASES
Aggression and NIL 0wnz (heh) the releases these days, leaving The Corporation in the dust.

10-29-1999 Monster Truck Madness Midway Europe nil-mtm.zip 64mbit
10-29-1999 Earthworm Jim 3D Rockstar USA ags-ewj.zip 128mbit
10-29-1999 Lego Racers Lego Media Europe nil-lego.zip 128mbit



10.28.1999 Back after a little break. I'm been extremely busy at work lately, so there hasn't been a lot of time or energy to spend on my web page. Anyway, as you might have noticed I've moved the site to emuclassics.com, whoose owner once again shows that he's damn great person, letting me use even more web space on his server, THANK YOU!

INTRO REMOVER FOR PAPERBOY
RedboX has created an intro remover for Agression's Paperboy release, thanks a lot. It's a horrible intro, if they feel they need an intro, then atleast make a new one. Well click here to download the remover. Click here to read the nfo.

TODAY'S RELEASES
10-28-1999 Paperboy 64 Midway USA ags-xxxx.zip 96mbit
10-28-1999 Carmageddon 64 - Europe nil-xxxx.zip ?mbit

RELEASES SINCE LAST UPDATE
I have chosen to remove the boxart from the main page since it takes too long for most people on modems to load. But in the future I will make a page with scans of boxart, both from Europe and the US. Its planned that it will contain scans of both front and back of each game released. If it's possible, a japanese section will also be added.

10-27-1999 Duke Nukem Zero Hour (Fre) 3D Realms Europe nil-dnpf.zip 256mbit
10-27-1999 Bass Hunter 64 Take 2 Europe nil-bhp.zip 64mbit
10-22-1999 Rayman 2: The Great Escape Ubi Soft Europe nil-ray2.zip 256mbit
10-21-1999 Lego Racers Lego Media USA tc-lego.zip 128mbit
10-21-1999 Win Back: Covert Operations Koei USA tc-winba.zip 128mbit

IT'S NOW OFFICIAL...
Nintendo's "game help hotline" use cheat carts to play and finish games. I just received this danish preview video which contained a preview of Duke Nukem Zero Hour. Duke had every gun available in the game and 999 shots with each gun.... hrmmf! I remember when Nintendo tried to prevent the GameGenie for the NES from being released because it would ruin the fun of playing a game, and now they cheat themselves (heh).

OLD SCENE FANZINES...
Digging through my CD of stuff collected through the past 3 years I found these two old fanzines, one called "The N64 Review" and the other "Console64". They were both released back in 1997. The copies I've got are listed below, feel free to let me know if you know of or have other existing issues.

  • The N64 Review Issue 1
  • The N64 Review Issue 2

  • Console64 Issue 1
  • Console64 Issue 2
  • Console64 Issue 3
  • Console64 Issue 4

    GAME ART
    I've added a page with Game Art, mostly done by Rare, click here to check it out.

    MORE REVIEWS TOMORROW
    Well the topic says it all. You can expect a review of Winback and another game tomorrow as well as two reviews by Lu|g|, Road Rash 64 and Magical Tetris. Gonna get back here tomorrow? I think you will ;P



  • 10.15.1999 NINTENDO64 IN 6 DIFFERENT COLORS!
    Nintendo of Europe is about to release 6 new transperrant-colored "special edition" Nintendo64's, one of them being the green which will be used for the Donkeu Kong special in the US. The units will ship in November and will be available all over Europe (the picture below is from a Swedish ad campaign).



    10.14.1999 MENACE RELEASES WINBACK (128MB/JAP)

    Title   : Win Back
    (c)     : Koei
    Country : Japan
    Size    : 128 Mbit
    Format  : Doctor V64
    Date    : 14.October.1999
    

    TRAINER PAGES UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    Soon you'll be able to download every (or almost) trainer created for N64 games. Sofar game titles A and B are index'd. Click here to check it out.

    BODY HARVEST REVIEW
    Check it out here.

    TONIC TROUBLE REVIEW
    Check it out here.



    10.13.1999 PARADOX RELEASES NEW TETRIS (96MB/PAL)

    Title   : The New Tetris
    (c)     : H2O
    Country : PAL
    Size    : 96 Mbit
    Format  : Doctor V64
    Date    : 13.October.1999
    

    THE CORPORATION RELEASES KNOCKOUT KINGS 2000 (128MB/USA)

    Title   : Knockout Kings 2000
    (c)     : EA Sports
    Country : USA
    Size    : 128 Mbit
    Format  : Z64
    Date    : 13.October.1999
    

    THE CORP. RELEASES BATTLETANX GLOBAL ASSAULT (64MB/USA)

    Title   : Battletanx G. A.
    (c)     : 3DO
    Country : USA
    Size    : 64 Mbit
    Format  : Z64
    Date    : 13.October.1999
    

    CRAZY NATION RELEASES JET FORCE GEMINI *DEMO* CRACK
    Unfortunately saving doesnt work. It uses a new flash-rom chip, like pokemon stadium 2, ken griffey slugfest, command & conquer and a couple of others. This was a mix of zelda-like & rare protect, together with flash-rom incompatibility so it was quite painfull for Titanik to make it work.

    Download the crack here, or check out the .nfo here.



    10.12.1999 WHAT'S NEXT TO BE RELEASED?
    Well according to ebworld.com we can expect Knockout Kings 2000 and Earthworm Jim 3D tomorrow. Let's wait and see who gets the games first :)

    DEXTROSE RELEASES PALADIN 3.1
    Hotblack has made a new addition to his Paladin video conterter tool. You can now generate .aps patches and deactivates direct patching of roms and deactivate backup-creation. Click here to download.

    NBA IN THE ZONE 2 (JAP) PAL-VIDEO/SOUNDFIX
    Hotblack of Dextrose releases a video/sound fix for Menace' release of the Japanese NBA in the Zone 2 yesterday. Click here to download.

    AGRESSION RELEASES "JET FORCE GEMINI" (256MB/USA)
    You've played the store preview and now you'll be able to play the final version, thanks to agression. Click here to check out the nfo.



    10.11.1999 MENACE RELEASES "NBA IN THE ZONE 2" (96MB/JAP)
    Menace has a good japanese supplier and releases their 3rd japanese N64 game. Way to go! Click here to check out the nfo. If your group releases a game, then please e-mail me the nfo (and feel free to help me promote this site :)

    ZOOL REVIEW
    I've created a small review of Zool, but since I'm no good at reading japanese, the review got kinda short, but check out the screenshots! :)
    (screenshots made with a capture card, nto with an emulator).



    10.10.1999 The zine opens with the idea to review and comment new game releases in the "n64 scene" as well as stories and rumors. You will not be able to download commercial games here, but you will be able to download all kinds of stuff for your game, like cheats, trainers, cracks and other stuff.

    This page is not intended as a competitor to Dextrose, since I wouldnt be able to beat them anyway, heh. This place will not be about development and emulators, it's only made for people with copiers.

    CONTROLLER PAK REVIEWS
    One of the things we'll test is Controller paks and give you our oppinion of it's price, reliability, design and other stuff. Click here to check out the first two reviews.

    MENACE RELEASES "ZOOL: MAJOU TSUKAI DENSETSU" (96MB/JAP)
    After being on the scene MIA list for 3 months, Menace releases Zool: Majou Tsukai Densetsu. The game is an RPG, one of the better ones. Have fun!

    Click here to check out the nfo.

    RELEASE DATES FOR OCTOBER (USA)
    Nintendo and its 3rd party developers are known for delaying their N64 games all the tine, but here's a US list of games, supposed to be out in October:

    Jet Force Gemini  	     Rare	  October 11
    Lego Racers  		     Lego Media   October 12
    BattleTanx: Global Assault   3DO	  October 19
    WinBack  		     Koei  	  October 20
    Elmo's Number Parade  	     Mindscape    October 21
    Elmo's Letter Parade  	     Mindscape    October 21
    AirBoardin' USA  	     Agetec       October 26
    Paper Boy 64  		     Midway       October 27
    Rayman 2: The Great Escape   Ubi Soft     October 27
    Earthworm Jim 3D  	     Rockstar     October 28
    Rat Attack  		     Mindscape    October 29
    
    RELEASE DATES FOR OCTOBER (EUROPE/GERMANY)
    The European release list are probably less reliable than the US, but here's whats planned for october releases (already released games have been removed, such as Duke Nukem Zero Hour and Hybrid Heaven):
    In Fisherman Bass Hunter      Take 2
    Supercross  		      Electronic Arts
    Jet Force Gemini  	      Nintendo
    Legend of the Sea King        Victor
    Lego Racers  		      Infogrames
    NFL Quaterback Club 2000      Acclaim
    Rayman 2 - The Great Escape   UBI Soft
    The New Tetris  	      Nintendo