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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PS2)
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PS2)
Offered by GameExplorers
Price: £9.00

27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Liberty City. The Worst Place in America., 3 Aug. 2006
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
You may remember Toni Cipriani from GTA3. He was the Mafia capo that gave Claude jobs destroying the Triads. This game is set two or so years beforehand and you are now playing as Toni. You have to help get the mob back on its feet after Forellis and Sindaccos, two other Mafia families, threaten its base in Liberty City.

The missions on Portland Island, the first of three islands, are simple and easy-to-follow, great for getting used to the game, or the GTA Franchise if you haven't played before. If you have, the Staunton Island missions (the second Island) are a good base for more experienced players. Then you have the Shoreside Vale missions, the ones which are challenging but really give the game an epic finale.

The game sees you with Mafia goons, night club owners, mayoral candidates and the Yakuza. Familiar faces include Salvatore Leone and Donald Love, with brief appearances from others. You can drive a total of 70 driveable vehicles, including gang cars, buses, trucks, sports cars and motorbikes. You can also take the ferry between Portland and Staunton islands, the EL Train around Portland and the Subway beneath the city.

But what really makes this game worth it is the odd jobs. For a PSP Title (there is little difference between the PSP and PS2 title) there is an amazing amount. Not only is there the classic R3 missions; ambulance, police, fire fighter and taxi; but there is also noodle and pizza delivery, car salesman, race tracks, RC races, assassinations, car collections and more, including a unique feature which I feel is truly superb, Avenging Angels, were you participate in a crime-fighting gangs and must, with another Avenging Angel, get rid of gang crime in the area. If you have read about the Avenging Angels glitch, that has been fixed in the PS2 Version.

I was a little bit concerned before buying this game but I certainly wasn't disappointed it upon playing it. There is a wide variety of weapons, cars and jobs, and the differences between this and GTA3 truly impressed me. Although the last mission is quite a toughie - it is meant to be - and this shows that just because it is a PSP title it does not have to be a walk in the park, but it is a superb game, one worth buying.

ByteStor 128MB USB High Speed "Dataferry" Flash Drive
ByteStor 128MB USB High Speed "Dataferry" Flash Drive

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Use and Transport, 15 April 2006
With a stylish, lightweight and slimline design, if you're looking for a fairly high capacity USB drive, this is for you.

It has a handy red light in the drive that turns on when in use. Its slimline design means that it is easy to insert in a USB slot with other USB devices attached.

Not long ago, a 64MB USB stick used to cost £18. This is double the memory for half the price. That's good value - even at today's standards.

Of course if you need a bit more memory, go for it, but don't bother buying less - this is such good value for money there's no point in declining it.

Go on, get your credit card out and click!

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: The Great Coaster Contest
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: The Great Coaster Contest
by Tracey West
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good and bad - Your choice?, 14 April 2006
I bought this because I am a great fan of the Rollercoaster Tycoon games. I have read the first two books in the series, and found one to be OK and the other to be good.

Reading this I found it was OK, with quite a bit of tense competition. But the setting seemed to have little or no planning, and the twists and suspense are only minimal.

I suppose though it is also good - it keeps you reading on (you think 'it's not long before the story finishes') - and once you have completed your ending, you want to read a different way - reading more is what a book is intended to do. It had me scanning through the book for hours trying to achieve the best ending.

If you are a fan of the Rollercoaster Tycoon games

The Ship Thief
The Ship Thief
by Stephen Potts
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Ship Thief - Conspiracy, Courage and Friendship., 23 Feb. 2005
This review is from: The Ship Thief (Paperback)
Zannah and Gideon live...well, they have no home except for the timbers of the Unicorn. A ship made in Whitby, owned by Zannah and Gideon's father, Joshua. The crew allow a shipwrecked old sailor onboard. After crashlanding on an Aleut beach, their ship is taken and they are left stranded. Will they ever get it back?
A good story, telling you about life on a ship, the life of the Aleut and such. A very enjoyable read, but I wouldn't say I found it hard to put down.

Speedy Eggbert
Speedy Eggbert

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This egg is cracking, 21 May 2004
This review is from: Speedy Eggbert (Video Game)
Truly the one and only Speedy Egg, Eggbert is so fun to navigate through 40 fun-filled levels. There are several themes such as buildings, mechanical, tech, stone, dream and kid's stuff. Each theme has 4-6 levels and each more challenging than the last.
There are many amazing items to help you, or even hinder you on your way. You can use shields for invincibility, eggs for an extra life, glue supplies to drop on enemies, lollipops as steroids and recharging devices to electrocute enemies. You can hang on bars to climb over bubbling lava.
There are also some things which you can use to your advantage, or dread. Wind and fans could blow you off target, or blow you towards it. Springs could give you that extra boost, or bounce you into a bomb. Water could give you a sort of ladder (you can swim upwards in water, but not in air) or prove a challenging obstacle. Wooden chests could give you the higher perch to jump to that final chest, or block you on your quest for victory.
There are (obviously) bombs to blow you to ashes, but they are much more varied, eg. Moving bombs, hanging bombs and ordinary mines.
Your aim is to collect all the chests in a level and then find the bright red arrow that ends the mission.
You can definitely take advantage of the 'Design' feature, and design levels. You have a portfolio of 20, and that's for every player, not 20 per person on list. You can incorporate all the previous things and the things that stop you. You can create lifts, moving enemies, moving bombs, birds, fish and bulldozers, all of which hinder you and trap you. These 6 things can (as I've newly discovered) be frozen as if the ice age has come, just by selecting the starting point and then right-clicking somewhere else.
You can also play multiplayer, but only a few people have discovered the wonder that is SPEEDY EGGBERT.
Bright colour scheme and lots of snazzy tunes. Best arcade game in the world.

Sabotage! (Rollercoaster Tycoon)
Sabotage! (Rollercoaster Tycoon)
by Shane Breaux
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

7 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You can't sabotage me!, 22 Mar. 2003
'Rollercoaster Tycoon: Sabotage' is a book where you decide what happens. Catch up with Jason and Max, vigilante-style coaster riders. Find out who is sabotaging the park of Volcania, a scenario actually included in the game (see rollercoaster tycoon add-ons). For every different choice you make, a different suspect is found. You can even end up being the suspects.
Jason and Max, the Dynamic Coaster Duo
Some freaky stuff is going on at Jason's Dad's Theme Park. REALLY freaky stuff.
Is it bad luck? Or is it sabotage? Can you help Jason and Max solve it...before it's too late?

Transport Tycoon: Replay - Deluxe (PC CD)
Transport Tycoon: Replay - Deluxe (PC CD)

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Limitless Scenarios? It must be Transport Tycoon Deluxe!!, 31 Oct. 2002
You can create and modify your own scenarios using desert areas, grassland areas, snowy mountain areas and even a hilarious Toyland area! You can either choose from trains, road vehicles, aircraft or ships, as you go through, starting from 1950 [Or 1950-1975 in create your own scenario] you can go on to get monorails, MagLevs, helicopters, futuristic planes and more. There are a few scenarios in each category [desert, snow, toyland, grass] and you can generate a random new game of that type, no random generated games are ever the same, that's what makes the limitless enviroments. You can build bridges & tunnels, assign routes, cause crashes, crash with over vehicles [Trains and road vehicles at level crossings] rename towns and vehicle names, try and outsmart other companies by taking them over [requires alot of cash] and buying land that they are just about to build a transport route over!! Try and make it to 2050 and be named 'Maglev of the century!' and get your name in the hi-score chart on the game, there are only five places available, so make your transport company so widespread that you can be the best, just like the game!!

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (PC CD)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (PC CD)

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What d'you expect??, 31 Oct. 2002
You can now make your theme park more unique with the new features included in RCT2. You can now get more theming including, mechanical theming [things like moving cogs, steel pipes & fire] six flags theming [huge 3D signs from six flags park, and six flags style supports] pirate theming [pirate ships, boxes of treasure and cannons] water feature theming [new types of fountains, ice cubes, water spouts and waterfalls] and you can also pile theming ontop of each other or in the air or underground by holding the shift key. There are 4 new entertainers and plenty of new rides. The rides have had their names changed and have been put into a new order. It's very confusing but once you get used to it it will be easy. The windows have had a change, with new tabs etc. You can now build covered paths/rides and make your own rollercoaster without having to worry about money etc and build your own scenarios!! Proper rating: 4 and a half stars.

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