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Austin Powers Pinball
Battle Arena Toshinden 3
Bomberman World
Capcom vs. SNK Pro
Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Crash Bandicoot 4: Crash Team Racing
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
Destruction Derby
Disney's Donald Duck Goin' Quackers
King of Fighters 95
Lost World: Jurassic Park
M&M's: Shell Shocked
Moto Racer
Namco Museum Volume 1
Ninja: Shadow of Darkness
Pac-Man World
Rage Racer
Spyro the Dragon
Street Fighter Ex Plus Alpha
Super Bubble Pop
Tekken 2
Tekken 3
TNN Motorsports Hardcore 4x4

Bomberman WorldYear: 1998.  Publisher: Atlus.  Rated: E.  About:  It's bright and colorful with cute little characters.  All the humanoid characters look like children in funny space-age costumes.  Why is it called Bomberman World?  I don't know.  It's not just one world.  Bomberman has to go through 5 different worlds to win.  But it's a cute game, so who cares.  The regular levels are challenging enough, but if you think them through and plan your strategy you'll be fine.  The bosses are hard beyond belief!  You have to beat the Bomber boss near the end of every world.  Then after you beat the boss, you have to beat the boss in his/her big machine.  To be truthful, beating the machine is much easier than beating the boss the first time around.  But after you beat the machine, you can move on to the next world.

    It's fun and despite the fact that there are cartoony little bombs, there is no violence.  Bad guys just disappear off the screen.  No gore.
  This is the first Bomberman game to be released for the Playstation.  A different game, also called "Bomberman World", existed in the early 1990s as an arcade-only machine.  This was also an official Bomberman game.

    There are a few things about this game that I think could have been better.  Techie geek stuff.  For instance, you have to lose a life before you can get to the screen where you can save your game.  Saving a game isn't so convenient.  Also, you have to complete the first four worlds before you can get to the fifth and final world: the Dark Planet.  So why can't we choose which four planets we want to play first?  Why do we have to do Forest, then Wind, then Fire, then Ocean before Dark Planet?  What possible difference does it make?  Another thing I don't like is how they let you use the armor.  When you beat a bad guy the first time around, you get his armor.  Then you have to beat the bad guy again in his machine.  I don't think anyone can beat a machine in the first try, but you're only allowed to use the armor in the first try.  It takes me a few times to even figure out how to attack the machine, so the armor is really a useless function.  If you were allowed to have this protective armor at the start of every try it would prove more important.  Also, you lose the armor forever after you defeat the machine and move on to the next world.  If I was lucky enough to have the armor at the end of a battle, I would like the option of being able to use it in other levels.  There were several things like this that the game designers should have thought out better.  Besides these things, "Bomberman World" is a fun game and recommended.

M&M's: Shell Shocked
-  Year: 2000.  About:  Awesome!  The M&M's candy characters star in their own video game!  Yellow is the hero.  He must go to the M&M's factory and wrest control from the maniacal M&M's Minis.  It's set up similar to the Crash Bandicoot games.  Yellow can spin or jump onto enemies or crates.  Very fun.  Lots of original M&M's CGI cartoons between levels. 

Pac-Man World-  Year: 1999.  Publisher: NAMCO.  Rated: E.  About:  This is quite possibly the best Pac-Man game that will ever be made.  It's definitely the best Pac-Man game made up to 1999.  This game was released during the 20th anniversary of the legendary video game character.  To tell the truth, I never cared for the original, classic game of "Pac-Man" too much.  The cartoons and merchandising was much more interesting.  The original game is a flat, two-dimensional overview with little blips that are supposed to be something.  I can't believe anything that boring would have made such an impact.  "Pac-Man World", however, blows its doors off!  Pac-Man is actually in a 3-D adventure game!  And it's not just a ripoff of Crash Bandicoot or Spyro the Dragon.  "Pac-Man World" has its own unique style and MAN is it fun!  There are colorful landscapes, lots of fun things to do...Pac-Man can even swim!  You can also play a "Mazes" mode or the "Classic Game" mode.  In the "Mazes" mode, Pac-Man has to travel through neat, 3-D mazes.

    This game was released for Playstation on September 30, 1999.  It was later released for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance handheld console on November 17, 2004.  "Pac-Man World" started a new franchise and inspired sequels for various consoles including "Pac-Man World 2" (2002), "Pac-Man World 3" (2005; the first Pac-Man game to give the character a full voice), and "Pac-Man World Rally" (2006; a kart-racing game).