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WCW/nWo Revenge Advert - Nintendo 64 [Released October 1998]
Even though this game didn’t come out until mid-October, I actually came across it inside of a Fingerhut catalog around early June. I flipped out because I thought that if I were to order the game right then and there, I would be able to play it before anybody else. I mean, why the hell would it even be in the catalog, if that didn’t mean the game would immediately make its way to my house, three-to-five weeks after ordering!?
Turns out I was wrong and ended up actually receiving my Fingerhut copy of WCW/nWo Revenge closer to the end of November. Still… it was the best $105* I had ever spent at that time.
*Fingerhut were assholes and marked everything up like this

wcwworldwide:

WCW/nWo Revenge Advert - Nintendo 64 [Released October 1998]

Even though this game didn’t come out until mid-October, I actually came across it inside of a Fingerhut catalog around early June. I flipped out because I thought that if I were to order the game right then and there, I would be able to play it before anybody else. I mean, why the hell would it even be in the catalog, if that didn’t mean the game would immediately make its way to my house, three-to-five weeks after ordering!?

Turns out I was wrong and ended up actually receiving my Fingerhut copy of WCW/nWo Revenge closer to the end of November. Still… it was the best $105* I had ever spent at that time.

*Fingerhut were assholes and marked everything up like this

Hole in one, from Turok 2: Seeds of Evil by Iguana Entertainment/Acclaim.

Hole in one, from Turok 2: Seeds of Evil by Iguana Entertainment/Acclaim.

Darkslide to Hit and Run from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, by Neversoft/Activision.

Darkslide to Hit and Run from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, by Neversoft/Activision.

The way out is through, from Spider-Man by Neversoft/Activision.

The way out is through, from Spider-Man by Neversoft/Activision.

A dinner with Count Batula, from Conker’s Bad Fur Day by Rare.

A dinner with Count Batula, from Conker’s Bad Fur Day by Rare.

Developer splash screen from Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, by Iguana Entertainment/Acclaim.

Developer splash screen from Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, by Iguana Entertainment/Acclaim.

The Utah Jazz Bear makes a grizzly scene, from NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC by Eurocom/Midway.

Continuing last week’s look at what Japan calls Bomberman 64: Bomberman Park is where all the new stuff is, and at the time was the game’s relatively unique centerpiece. It boils down to being a minigame collection that uses an amusement park-based overworld instead of a simple menu, and unlocking pieces of said overworld (and by extension, more minigames) requires beating the high scores of the games unlocked so far. There’s quite a few, and the quality is pretty consistent; something one wouldn’t necessarily expect from a collection like this.

The minigames themselves have a pretty wide variety, including a Bomberman-themed version of Daruma Otoshi, a Frogger-esque log hopping game, and a straight clone of Buster Bros/Pang. I can’t imagine you’d find any of them terribly hard to figure out, so long as you’re not afraid to press the A or B buttons to figure out what function they serve, if any.

The games are just slightly more complex than your average Game & Watch title, so don’t expect Gran Turismo levels of depth- but do expect fun, if you find Game & Watches fun. If what you’ve seen so far piques your interest, I can assure you that there’s certainly far worse things you could do with your afternoon.

One of the many inspiring mission briefings from Chopper Attack, by SETA.

One of the many inspiring mission briefings from Chopper Attack, by SETA.

Yellow Ranger tackles the terror of men in bee costumes, from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue by Mass Media.

Yellow Ranger tackles the terror of men in bee costumes, from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue by Mass Media.