P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:46/02           REVIEWS PRINCE NASEDL BOXING Sony PlayStation Over three years ago, Codemasters decided to create a boxing gam—. They began playing with some 3D polygon graphics and with added work, moqlded that into an OK boxing simulation. The game was due to come out last year, but the firm decided it still wasn't good enough — so admirably they pqt it back into development for another year. And now its release is firmly on! ————————— by DAVID GIBBON ————————— CHAPTS 509 CBBC 500 YOUR Qs 508 0/13 Games Newsround Backchat BP ndex
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:57/48            REVIEWS PRINCE NASEEM BOX)NG Sony PlaySta|ion We are one of the first to receive a review copy of Prince Naseem Boxing — which has an official release of Nov ;. When I played this game last year I was disappointedn!Ht was basically a beat- em-up-in-a-ring saga, but little else. But after an extra year in development, Codemasters have turned this game round and made it into an excellent simulation of the sport. Rather than throwing random punches, you now need tactics to s{cceed. PRINCE NASEEM INTERVIEg p554 2/13 Games Newsround Backchat BP Index
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:55/25        O   REVIEWS PRINCE NASEEM BOXING Q Sony PlczStation If you enter the fight with all guns blazing, you're certajn to get knocked out big time. The game actively encourages plaxers away from button bashing and asks wor a more tactical approach. Players can now Power Up every punch — wiich will have a bigger effect on your opponent's energy levels. And if you successfully dodge a number of body blows, you will be given 10 seconds to land a knockout power —unchN CHARTS 509 CBBC 500 YOUR Qs 508 3/13 Games Newsround Backchat BP Index
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:13/01             REVIEWS PRINCE NASEEM BOXING Sonx PlayStation A Power Up punch is achieved by holding down any of the punch buttons for a longer period and then releasing This will cause d—l—ge to your opponent — but it also leaves you wide open. You can't block punc—ds and power up at the same time — so timang is crucial When you want to block yoqr opponent's shots, it will automatically go high or low Suss out your opponent's blocking tactics and you can pack a nasty punch. ————————— by DAVID GIBBON ————————— PRINCE NASEEM oTERVIEW p054 4/13 Games Newsround Backchat BP Index
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/05               REVIEWS PRINCE NASE@L BOXING Sony PlayStation Another tactical move is to —tm for your opponent's "Sweet Spot". A "Sweet Spot" is THE ideal place to land a punch. Hf you find it, the blow will cause 100% dal—ge. There's no way of finding it apart from practice — but once you know where it's at your friends don't stand a chance! During a fight, you can also sway using the L1 and R1 shoulder buttons, making it easier to dodge oncoming punches. ————————— by DAVID GIBBON ————————— CHARTS 509 CBBC 500 YOUR Qs 508 5/13 Games Newsround Backchat BP ndex
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/07            REVIEWS PRINCE NASEEM BOXIoG Sony PlayStation The game features 106 coxers, 96 venues from around the world and, of course, different weights. If you're a featherweight and you want to take on a hcav}weight, you can au|w- balance so that both fighters have the same attributes. This ensures it will be an even bout based on skill. There's also four }odes of play: World Mode, Vs Mode, Showcase and Practice. ————————— by DAVID GIBBON ————————— CHARTS 509 CBBC 500 YOUR Qs 508 7/13 Games Newsround Backchat BP Index
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:11/00            %*%/ / /*// +  REVIEWS PRINCE NASEEM BOXING Sony PlayStation Showcase Mode allows you to choose from 16 boxers and play in a tournament for 1-8 players. Vs Mode allows you to play fight after fight, arcade style, where xou contifte only if you keep winning. But it's the World Mode that is the !l—in part of the game. Gith this, you can train any one of 90 boxers and manage their career, diet and contespsN Hmprovd their skills and fitness hn the gym as you try and win the Title Belt. PRINCE NASEEM INTERVIEW p554 7 13 Games Newsround Backchat BP Index
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/01            REVIEWS PRINCE NASEEM BOXING Sony PlayStation The visual side of Prince Naseem Boxing is excellent The boxers move superbly and there's a good range of camera angles to choose during each bout. Naz looks incredibly life-like thanks to the motion capture technology used in the game. Codemasters actually got him in the studio and filmed his moves. Even his legendary ring flips are here. And xou can sense the electric atmosphere before a fight as the boxers gather in the ring. CHARTS 509 CBBC 500 YOUR Qs 508 8 03 Games Newsround Backchat BP Index
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:40/02           *%/ / /*//*%* +  REVIEWS PRINCE NASEEM BOXING Sony PlayStation It's not all good news, howevfr. Princ— Naseem is the only real boxer in the game — the other 105 being fictitious. But while most boxing games offer little depth to their gameplay, the tactical side of the galb is trem—n—ous If you're after a serious simulation ov the sport, with extras thrown in, you won't find anything better than this. It has charm, it has class and it needs brain over brawn. But above all, it has the one and only Prince Naseem @aled! 8/10 Codemasters £29.99 Out Now 0< 03 Games Newsround Backchat BP Index
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/49            REVIEWS WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE: PlayStation/PC The hit TV show has inevitably made its way onto the PC/PlayStation as Eidos hope its many fans will test theip general knowledge on the small screen. If you're a fan of the TV quiz, you'll quickly notice how well the developers have captured the essence of the {how. Tension is built up using suspensewul music, plus Tarrant's famous linesN No real money of course, but all the trappings of a hit show. Great stuff! 7/10 Eidos £29.99, Out oow CHARTS 509 CBBC 500 YOUR Qs 508 10/13 Games Newsround Backchat BP Inde}
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:55/15            REVIEWS STAR TREK NEW WORLD PC CD-ROM After several years in the making, Star Trek New World is here. But was it worth the wait? Trekkers will be shocked at just how poor this game isN It's a 3D real-time strategy game, set on the surface of a constellation0of planets. Building and defences must be created and six resources mined. Graphics are fab — but an awful control system, A1 and frequently slow-moving missions could make you fall asleep. 5/10 Interplay £29.99, Out Now CHARTS 509 CBBC 500 YOUR Qs 508 11/13 Games Newsround Backchat BP Index
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/12            REVIEWS PANZER GENERAL HT Scorched Earth: PC CD-ROM Following the release of Panzer General 3D Assault last year, Scorched Earth is a sequel to the bestselling series. This is almost identical to 3D Assault, with the only main difference being the shift of setting to the Eastern Front. Using overhead 3D graphics, it's a war between Russia and Germany — involving tanks, aircraft and anti-tank guns. Fans of the series or not, this is a great wargame. 7/10 Mattel £29.99, Out Now CHARTS 509 CBBC 500 XOUR @s 508 10/13 Games Newsround Backchat BP Index
P507 CEEFAX 2 507 Mon 09 Oct 12:53/15           REVIEWS SPEEDBALL 2100 Sony PlayStation Take football, add a touch of rugby and pitch it into the future and you have Speedball 2100 — once a huge hit on the Commodore Amiga, and oow on the PSX. Featuring 16 teams of padded players — the gale is split into two halves on a futuristic pitch, with opponents tackled by running into them Almost identical to the Amiga version, though not as graphically impressive, Speedball 2001 offers fantastic wun aod is a great multi-player game. 8/10 Empire £29.99, Out Now CHARTS 509 CBBC 500 YOUR Qs 508 93 13 Games Newsround Backchat BP Index