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Issue 54

N64 Magazine Issue 54

May 2001
Release Date: 10 Apr 2001
Pages: 100
Editor: Andrea Ball


The team got a surprise this issue as THQ published three N64 games that had struggled to find someone to publish them. Conker’s Bad Fur Day was the biggest of the three, and they managed to give the game a full review - although had to censor their screenshots due to the bad language in the game. They tore down a couple of the first levels, again praising the ingenuity and originality on offer. The final score was 89%, a few small faults just stopping it from hitting the magic 90% level. 

The two Factor 5 games were also published by THQ, with Battle for Naboo reviewed this issue and Indiana Jones promised for the next one. Battle for Naboo scored a decent 78%, as Geraint praised the steps taken since Rogue Squadron from two years ago. Paper Mario also got a US review, gaining 90%. Whilst Playstation port Mega Man 64 gained 70%. Pocket Soccer was the big Game Boy game, with four stars, whilst the Little Mermaid Pinball also scored four stars.

Previews were thin on the ground this issue as everything started to gear up towards E3. Custom Robo V3 was the only Future Look, whilst they also looked at Animal Crossing and Aidyn Chronicles as big games. The big news this month was that with the demise of the Dreamcast, SEGA had started to publish games for the Game Boy, with big rumours for Gamecube games.

Guides this month looked at Sin and Punishment and Donald Duck: Quack Attack and at the back of the mag Mark gave us a look round Nintendo’s UK HQ in London (a place he would find himself working in just over a years time), asking various questions about the distribution of Nintendo games in the UK and had a proper interview with Shelly Friend, Nintendo Europoe’s head of PR


Future Look

  • Dr Mario 64
    Anticipation Rating: 3 out of 5
  • Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
    Anticipation Rating: 4 out of 5

Coming Soon

  • Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
    Anticipation Rating: 4
  • Pokemon Stadium Gold/Silver
    Anticipation Rating: 4
  • Animal Forest
    Anticipation Rating: 5

PGB Reviews

  • Pokemon Gold & Silver
    Country: Uk
    Score: 5
  • Toy Story Racer
    Country: Uk
    Score: 4
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
    Country: Uk
    Score: 4
  • Zelda Oracle of Ages/Season
    Country: Jap
    Score: 5

Special Investigation

  • Game Boy Advance


  • Banjo-Tooie
    Author: Mark Green
    Country: Uk
    Score: 81%
  • Custom Robo V2
    Author: Geraint Evans
    Country: Jap
    Score: 84%
  • Super Bowling
    Author: Mark Green
    Country: USA
    Score: 72%
  • WCW Backstage Assault
    Author: Alan Madrell
    Country: USA
    Score: 46%
  • Polaris Snocross
    Author: Alan Madrell
    Country: USA
    Score: 57%

How To

  • Squirrel away all the cash in Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Reach for the stars in Star Wars: Battle for Naboo


  • Andrea Ball Editor
  • Mark Green Deputy Editor
  • Justin Webb Art Editor
  • Paul Edwards Deputy Art Editor
  • Alan Madrell Writer
  • Steve Jalim Production Editor
  • Geraint Evans Writer