Release schedule for Dreamcast games: 23rd March to 27th April
March 23rd - Starlancer: a port of the brilliant PC game, this 3D space shooter looks like it could cause a storm on the little white box! It’s the only game of its type on the DC, don't ya know and even has 4 player online dog fighting! (that’s shooting each other, not a few dogs in the park having a scrap!)
30th - 4X4 Evolution: Another Online game
for the DC, only this time, were taking it off road, straight port of an
average PC game, but offers a
limitless lifespan due to downloadable tracks from the official web site.
30th - The Next Tetris: Online Edition: seems that the release date on
this slipped, but it'll be here soon. A game for the puzzle-crazy DC
owner, me thinks!
March TBA NFL Blitz 2001: the next incarnation of the American football sim from Midway hits our shores this month. It doesn't have a massive fanbase here, but they just lap these games up in the States!!!
TBA - The first surfing game for DC (and if
this is anything to go by, hopefully it's also the last!) Still at least
it's better than the god awful H30 on PS2!
13th - Exhibition of Speed: a mix of arcade racing and full-on driving
simulator, this is one to look out for! However, I don't think it will
live up to the mighty MSR! No, nothing can defeat God... schedule
13th - Project Justice: see!!! Told you so! Originally slated for last
month, the game has been put back to this date. Capcom, I think, will have
another hit on their hands with this absolutely crazy bundle-of-fun
fighting game... sequel to Rival Schools on PS One...
13th - Rouge Spear: with Rainbow Six having only been released, it may
be wise to wait. NO! Don't be tempted to but Rainbow Six! I know you want
squad-based goodness, but trust me... you are better off waiting for the
follow up to be released. Its miles better!
13th - NBA Hoopz: yay! Another cool basketball game to add to your
April 13th - Skies of Arcadia: Its what we have been crying out for for over a year. A fantastic RPG that rivals even Final Fantasy to call our own! Well, the wait is almost over folks! Here comes what could be the Dreamcast's finest RPG. Get ready to cancel all your plans... for the rest of the year!!!
20th - 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker: from the creative minds
behind Crazy Taxi, comes a mad racing game that could be just as good as
CT! An original concept for sure! Will it be a great game though? Wait and
20th - Giant Killers: it may well sound like
a game about a guy called David who fights a huge guy named Goliath, but
surprisingly it's a football management game. It’s the first and
probably the only one for Dreamcast. So you’ll be pleased to know it’s
shaping up to be a good one!
27th - Heroes of Might and Magic 3: hmmm... looks interesting. A PC
port of the third in a series of decent turn
based strategy/RPG’s. May be too “geeky” for the more casual amongst
27th - Worms World Party: Worms Armageddon was cool, but what we
really need is a Worms game with online play. Oh gosh! Look! They've made
one! I must be psychic... or have just read around some...
27th - Stupid Invaders: well, this looks like a great game! Great
graphics, a sense of humour... what else do you want? Oh, yes... gameplay!
Well, it'll have plenty of that too! A point and click adventure in the PC
27th - Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern: one I'm particularly looking
forward too! An adventure RPG in the style of Zelda set in a fantastic
world, with a great history (thanks to Anne McCaffrey - author of the
books the game is based on... and sticks close to) and an awesome
TBA - Carrier: another survival horror game that’s looking the biz!
Hopefully its not going to be another clone of the Resident Evil series...
we need something original (not that I don't like RE, but I would like to
see a survival horror game that doesn't stick too closely to the RE
TBA - Charge 'N Blast: a pretty cool looking arcade shooter that could
be an alright game... but then again, may not be...
TBA - Coaster Works: this game has been out in Japan for a while now,
and is basically like Theme Park... only concentrating on roller coasters.
So, a DC version of the PC game 'Coaster Tycoon' then? Well, not really.
But it's similar...
TBA - Iron Aces: a flight simulator that has action-orientated
TBA - Peacemakers - Conflict Zone: erm... don't ask me! I just know
that a game by this title is out in April sometime! We'll just hafta see
what it is, exactly, when it comes out!
TBA - Unreal Tournament: the best console version! 4-player split
screen... 8-player Internet play... amazing graphics...HURRAH!!! For those
who ain’t “in the know” UT is a Quake 3 style Arena Death match FPS,
and from what’s been seen so far, it kills it in everyway! Come in
Quake, your time is up!
TBA - Viva Rock Vegas: a game based on the latest Flintstones film, by
any chance? Well, yes! It may be alright... but looking at other games
based on films, it may be a pile of pooh! The fact that very little has
been said about this title isn’t exactly encouraging!
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