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Issue 61

NGC Magazine Issue 61

December 2001
Release Date: 19 Oct 2001
Pages: 100
Editor: Tim Weaver


Issue 61’s main focus was on the release of the Gamecube in Japan and featured the first reviews of the three launch games, Luigi’s Mansion, Wave Race: Blue Storm and Super Monkey Ball. They all got decent scores, with Wave Race the best of the bunch at 91%. Over in Planet Game Boy they gave the superb Advance Wars Five Stars.

They also went into more detail on some of the games from Spaceworld, such as Soul Calibur 2, Zelda and Pikmin. They also had a special investigation on Resident Evil, as they visited Capcom to take a good look at the remaster of the original game.

At the back of the magazine, they looked at the Gamecube’s interface, as well as investigating what might be in store for us within Mario Sunshine. They also looked at the making of Mario 64, and a brief history of the history of The Legend of Zelda.



  • The Simpsons Road Rage
    Anticipation Rating: 4
  • Pikmin
    Anticipation Rating: 4
  • Star Wars Rogue Leader
    Anticipation Rating: 5
  • Doshin the Giant
    Anticipation Rating: 4
  • All-Star Basebal 2002
    Anticipation Rating: 4

Special Investigation

  • Resident Evil Biohazard
    Anticipation Rating: 5


  • Luigis Mansion
    Author: Geraint Evans
    Country: Jap
    Score: 90
  • Wave Race Blue Storm
    Author: Mark Green
    Country: Jap
    Score: 91
  • Super Monkey Ball
    Author: Alan Madrell
    Country: Jap
    Score: 92


  • The Making of: Mario 64
  • Zelda The History

PGB Features

  • Moto GP
  • Tetris Worlds
  • WWF: Road to Wrestlemania

PGB Reviews

  • Advance Wars
    Country: Uk
    Score: 5
  • Jurassic Park 3: Park Builder
    Country: Uk
    Score: 3
  • X Games Snowboarding
    Country: Uk
    Score: 3
  • X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse
    Country: Uk
    Score: 2

Future Look

  • Soul Calibur 2
    Anticipation Rating: 4
  • The Legend of Zelda
    Anticipation Rating: 5


  • Tim Weaver Editor
  • Mark Green Deputy Editor
  • Dan Geary Production Editor
  • Justin Webb Art Editor
  • Paul Edwards Deputy Art Editor
  • Alan Maddrell Writer
  • Geraint Evans Writer