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Issue 42

N64 Magazine Issue 42

June 2000
Release Date: 15 May 2000
Pages: 124
Editor: Andrea Ball


Issue 42 finally contained the review everyone had been waiting nearly two whole years for - Perfect Dark, and it didn’t disappoint.The review was a mammoth 14 pags, and took apart everything you needed to know about the game, including all the basics of the missions, the multiplayer and even took apart some of the key moments from the game. They scored it equal second best game on the N64, with 96%, praising the attention to detail and the amount of playability the game had.

Elsewhere there were only two other N64 reviews, with Mario Party 2 scoring an excellent 87% and the Japanese version of Kirby 64 only scoring 72%. Driver was the big game on Game Boy, with five stars.

Andrea and her big stick took over for this issue, whilst Wil got sent off in a box to Rare in exchange for their review copy of Perfect Dark. They managed to get even more information on Majora’s Mask this issue, with the Japanese release only a month away. Whilst they also looked more in-depth at Turok 3.

Guides in this issue covered Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding, the second part of Ridge Racer and Operation Winback. Skill Club Millenium really kicked off this issue, with the first Silver, Gold and even Platinum entries. At the back of the mag Mark looked at some Nintendo games that broke the laws of Physics posing humorous statements in the form of exam questions


Future Look

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    Anticipation Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Duck Dodgers
    Anticipation Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Excitebike 64
    Anticipation Rating: 5 out of 5

Coming Soon

  • Mario Tennis 64
    Anticipation Rating: 4
  • Resident Evil Zero
    Anticipation Rating: 5
  • The World is Not Enough
    Anticipation Rating: 5
  • Banjo Tooie
    Anticipation Rating: 5
  • Indy Racing 2000
    Anticipation Rating: 3
  • Hey you, Pikachu
    Anticipation Rating: 5
  • Blues Brothers 2000
    Anticipation Rating: 1
  • Hercules The Legendary Journey
    Anticipation Rating: 3
  • Aidyn Chronicles
    Anticipation Rating: 4

PGB Features

  • Art Class

PGB Reviews

  • Driver
    Country: UK
    Score: 5
  • International Karate 2000
    Country: UK
    Score: 4
  • Asterix
    Country: UK
    Score: 2
  • Rayman
    Country: UK
    Score: 4
  • Game & Watch Gallery 3
    Country: UK
    Score: 4

Special Investigation

  • Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion
    Score: 4


  • Perfect Dark
    Author: Martin Kitts
    Country: UK
    Score: 96%
  • Mario Party 2
    Author: Mark Green
    Country: UK
    Score: 87%
  • Kirby 64
    Author: Mark Green
    Country: Jap
    Score: 72%

How To

  • Score big with Tony Hawk's Skateboarding
  • Be king of the road with Ridge Racer 64
  • Win at Operation Winback


  • Breaking the Laws


  • Andrea Ball Editor
  • Martin Kitts Reviews Editor
  • Mark Green Deputy Editor
  • Justin Webb Art Editor
  • Paul Edwards Deputy Art Editor
  • Neil Pedoe Writer
  • Tony Segley Writer