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Issue 63

NGC Magazine Issue 63

January 2002
Release Date: 12 Dec 2001
Pages: 100
Editor: Tim Weaver


The first issue of 2002 was dedicated to looking at what was forthcoming in the year. They had 8 pages looking at what was coming in each of the months of the year. They also took a deeper look into Resident Evil Biohazard and Smashing Drive.

The Gamecube also arrived in America this month, and the team reviewed Pikmin, Rogue Leader, Crazy Taxi and XG3, with all four scoring over 80%. Over in Planet Game Boy, ISS and Gradius both scored 5 stars.

Gamecube lab this month looked at the art of Gamecube modding, and how to convert a Japanese Gamecube into a US one. They also discussed whether Nintendo’s short game strategy was a good thing or not. Rogue Squadron got a tear down as they looked at the making of the game and they looked at some of the genres that time forgot, such as the destruct-em-up Blast Corps and Duck Hunt.



  • Star Wars Rogue Leader
    Author: Geraint Evans
    Country: USA
    Score: 87
  • Pikmin
    Author: Mark Green
    Country: Jap
    Score: 86
  • Crazy Taxi
    Author: Alan Madrell
    Country: USA
    Score: 81
  • Extreme G3
    Author: Geraint Evans
    Country: USA
    Score: 85


  • 2002 The year Nintendo Strikes Back
  • The making of Rogue Squadron
  • The genres that time forgot

PGB Features

  • Jet Riders
  • Wizards
  • Golden Sun

PGB Reviews

  • International Superstar Soccer
    Country: UK
    Score: 5
  • Gradius
    Country: UK
    Score: 5
  • Fortress
    Country: UK
    Score: 3
  • Planet Monsters
    Country: UK
    Score: 3
  • Resident Evil: Gaiden
    Country: UK
    Score: 2
  • Breath of Fire
    Country: UK
    Score: 1

Future Look

  • Resident Evil Biohazard
    Anticipation Rating: 5
  • Smashing Drive
    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