Croc (Fox Interactive) £34.99

It's the old good versus evrr morality tale here as the lovable Cr'oc kicks ass in the nicest way possible through more than 50 levels of platform-based adventure You have to rescue Croc 's cute friends, the small, furry Ciobbos, from the clutches of Baron Dante and hrs foul-smelling conorts From this simple premise, Fox have built an absorbing game

Despite the 3D cartoon c->rrvr."c).'tr‘:er‘.l, the c'Ohtrols are easy to master and you'll soon have the little crrtter Jumping lava pools, climbing stalls and whumprng baddres with a vrcrous tail- lerk

Croc rs armed squarely at the fanst market so there's nowt rn the way of Violence, sex or bad ranguage Instead, there are enough hrdden levels, secrets and pu/Xles to keep the most hard- DIIIPI‘. veterans of guest games guessing An excellent PC adaptation of a cool PlayStation game ill)

Ulitm@te Race Pro (Microprose) £19.99

Why do computer game designers believe players demand sc reec'hrng heavy metal soondtrac ks7 Screec hing tyres are what yotr want from this advanced motor-rac rng game, and luckily you can hear them Just tine once the ’musrc' rs elrrnrnatecr

Best played wrth the support of a 3D accelerator card, th:s data-heavy game takes a while to load different levels and optrons Once yOu get started, you race on a range of routes ldrvrded between day, night, rainy and stormy condrtrOHs, and decorated with attractrve sc'eneryr, choosing from nearly twenty vehicle optrons, each With rts own ratings for speed, acceleration, road-holding and armour The race rs not clrrectly combative, but you’ll find rt hard not to collide with your competitors and other obstacles, espeCIally when the road surface gets slrppy A pretty skrlI-rrrtehsrve and thrrllrhg ride, (AB)

Shanghal Dynasty (Activision) £24.99

A mah-Jongg game. You know, 144 tiles covered in Chinese characters built up rnto SQLrarC walls Brt like rummy Shanghai Dynasty rs a good way to learn, and there are tile-matchrng patience-type games too, which you \Vlll probably play the most Even if yOu set them to ‘guaranteed Wrnnable’ these are not nearly as easy as they

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N64 Tetrisphere (Nintendo) £39.99

Qurt your J()l) Spl 1 up t" your partner Stopeatrng lt'i be :trcker and less hutnreatrng than. geit'r‘g ‘rred', dumbed ar‘d star'.r:*g to deatr‘, .‘.l‘rc l‘ is what late scrresy nas b store to' yoa .t you ever start pray'rg the l (‘l‘tlf'slily’ addictxe Tetrrspnere lssent;a;iy let/rs :h 30, this rs ’tl(),'(’ that‘ just a b-l-brt graph cs makeoxer You haze to destroy spheres rr‘ order to 'erease a robot trapped rnszde the core, but there are ‘our iayers of brrc ks to get througr‘ before you can "esc ue your metal pa. Th s rs a pretty strarghtf’or‘‘d prehtrse, but combine rt ‘.'.rrth colourfa game arer‘as, brarb- busting techno, loacrs o‘ clrt‘erent modes and a .rarrety of one and tr.'.'o- player batt‘es, and you have a srrnpre but effective \.'.rrnner Prepare to krss your life goodbye FPRr

Cruis'n USA (Nintendo) £34.99 It's been a rong ‘.'.at for Cruis’n USA, the first game to be announced for the N64, and \.'.rhrle rt's harclry north holding your breath for, its str.‘ an okay arcade convers on ‘.'.-llll a budget- t'rrendly price tag

A rac rng game, Cruis’n USA has t\.'.'o garneplay modes C'lilSO The USA lets you drive through fourteen stages from hrppy mecca San Francisco to political centre Washington DC To reach the next stage you must cross the 'anrsn lrhe t'rrst and before time expires In the second option, Single Race, you choose from ten tracks and take part rn a stand-alone competition You can also choose from four vehicles \s'nrc h rnclude a schooi bus for that Speed vrbe 3Cr'urs’n USA rs no old banger, but rt arh't no cool hot rod erther :PRr

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