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This magazine was dated November 1995 and priced at £2.95

NewsEdit

PlayStation Wired: Sony arrives with a bang... - 3 pages (6-8)

Sony Signs Sports Stars (12)

Sony tie up sponsorship deals with Prince Naseem Hamed and Carl Fogarty.

Company Vitae: Virgin Interactive - ½ page (15)

Game announcement articles on:-

Mortal Kombat II, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Agile Warrior F-111X, Off-World Interceptor Extreme, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, 3D Baseball, Slam 'n Jam '96 featuring Magic & Kareem, Blazing Dragons (10)
Hi-Octane, Batman Forever, Witchwood, FIFA Soccer '96 (11)
Alone in the Dark: Jack is Back, Alien Trilogy, Hexen, Magic Carpet, Mortal Kombat 3 (12)
Tekken 2, Assault Rigs, Warhawk, Doom (14)
Rave Racer, Lone Soldier, Hardball 5 (15)
Twisted Metal, Actua Golf, Pro Pinball, Braindead 13, Shockwave Assault, Cyberia (16)
NFL Quarterback Club 96, ESPN Extreme Sports, Road Rash, Revolution X, Johnny Bazookatone (17)

FeaturesEdit

In the Indian with... Peter Molyneux - 1 page (18)

Fighting Frenzy - Analysis of the Beat 'em ups reviewed this issue - 1 page (53)

The Definition of Sound (Part One) - 4 pages (80-83)

Video games aren't all just about looks and gameplay anymore. Software companies are recognising that music is just as vital in the overall playing experience. So, Ryan Butt decided that this was the perfect opportunity to indulge his second favourite pastime and write a music feature.

Workstation (Previews)Edit

G-Police - Ian Lynch - 4 pages (20-23)

Total NBA '96 - Ian Lynch - 4 pages (24-27)

Fade to Black - Asam Ahmad - 4 pages (28-31)

Allegiance - Ian Lynch - 3 pages (32-34)

Syndicate Wars - Ian Lynch - 4 pages (36-39)

ReviewsEdit

One of the ratings changes for each review and therefore has not been included in this table. L=Looks, S=Sounds, V=Value

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pgs Pg No(s) L S V Rating (%)
Mortal Kombat 3 Sony Ryan Butt 2 44-45 9 9 8 93
Zero Divide Zoom Ryan Butt 2 46-47 8 8 5 68
Street Fighter: The Movie Acclaim Ryan Butt 2 48-49 8 7 7 85
Tekken Sony Ryan Butt 2 50-51 9 9 8 95
Battle Arena Toshinden Sony Uncredited 1 52 9 7 7 76
Loaded Gremlin Asam Ahmad 2 54-55 9 8 8 85
3D Lemmings Sony Uncredited 1 56 7 6 6 69
Theme Park Electronic Arts Uncredited 1 57 8 8 8 86
NBA Jam T.E. Acclaim Asam Ahmad 2 58-59 9 9 8 90
Striker '96 Warner Interactive Ryan Butt 2 60-61 8 8 8 89
Ace Combat Sony Uncredited 1 62 8 7 7 79
Rapid Reload Sony Uncredited 1 63 6 5 5 71
Wipeout Sony Ryan Butt 2 64-65 9 9 8 94
J-League Winning Eleven Konami Ryan Butt 2 66-67 7 6 6 73
Discworld Sony Steve Hill 1 68 8 7 7 74
Ridge Racer Sony Uncredited 1 69 9 7 8 93
Worms Team 17 Asam Ahmad 2 70-71 8 8 9 92
Boxer's Road Neu Uncredited 1 72 9 7 6 82
WWF Wrestlemania Acclaim Uncredited 1 73 7 7 6 74
Destruction Derby Sony Asam Ahmad 2 74-75 8 9 8 86
The Raiden Project Ocean Uncredited 1 76 6 5 7 68
Rayman Ubisoft Uncredited 1 77 9 7 8 87
Novastorm Sony Uncredited 0.25 78 38
Zeitgeist Taito Uncredited 0.25 78 51
Jumping Flash Sony Uncredited 0.5 78 87
Kileak: The Blood Sony Uncredited 0.25 79 57
Cybersled Sony Uncredited 0.25 79 55
Ground Stroke Tennis Ocean Uncredited 0.5 79 65

TipsEdit

Battle Arena Toshinden, Ridge Racer, Jumping Flash, Parodius, Rayman - (85)

Wipeout - Guide - 2 pages (86-87)

Mortal Kombat 3 - Guide - 4 pages (88-91)

AdvertsEdit

X-Gen Issue 3 (92)

Other CreditsEdit

Deputy Editor

Ian Lynch

Games Editor

Asam Ahmad

Staff Writer

Ryan Butt

Production Editor

Sarah Moran

Editorial Assistant

Simon Lovell

Contributor

Steve Hill (Editorial), Claire Kendrick, Ian Feeney (Art)

Art Director

Mark Kendrick

Publisher

Ian Kenyon

Issue IndexEdit

Play Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Xmas
1995 12
1996 3456789101112131415
1997 161718/19202122232425262728
1998 2930/313233343536373839404142
1999 4344/454647484950515253545556
2000 5758/596061626364656667686970
2001 7172/737475767778798081828384
2002 85868788899091929394959697
2003 9899100101102103104105106107108109110
2004 111112113114115116117118119120121122123
2005 124125126127128129130131132133134135136
2006 137138139140141142143144145146147
2007 148149150151152153154155156157158159160
2008 161162163164165166167168169170171172173
2009 174175176177178179180181182183184185186
2010 187188189190191192193194195196197198199
2011 200201202203204205206207208209210211212
2012 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225
2013 226 227 228 229 230 231 232            

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