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The most disappointing problem with Robot Arena is the very poor artificial intelligence of the computer-controlled robots.
Majesty: The Northern Expansion
The Northern Expansion costs about half the price of a new game, and significantly extends the longevity of the original.
Each level becomes an exercise in simply marching your squad around the map and watching your troops gun down any bugs that get in your way.
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time
Adventures in Time is an attempt to bring Pac-Man back to his roots, but with surprisingly solid 3D graphics, good level design, and a few new gameplay features.
Squad Leader somehow manages to strip most all of the enjoyment out of what could have been a good game.
Battleship: Surface Thunder
Whereas Hasbro's previous game tried to improve upon the board game, Surface Thunder has a very different approach: It's a simplistic 3D arcade shooter.
If you've ever wondered what Micro Machines would be like with NASCAR drivers, Majesco's NASCAR Heat is the answer.
Galaga: Destination Earth
Of all the old-school to 3D remakes, Galaga: Destination Earth may be the most uninspired.
Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge
Puzzle gamers looking for a quality weekend rental need look no further than Frogger 2.
If you still don't have your Atari 2600 lying around and you miss this sort of simplistic fun, Breakout may be worth a rental.
This kart racing game lets you race against some of the Nickelodeon cartoon characters such as the Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Ren and Stimpy.
Grand Prix 3
While it may not be everything that Grand Prix II players hoped for, it's still a reason for F1 fans to rejoice.
Spirit of Speed 1937
One could go on for hours ripping this game apart, harping on its intolerable load times, useless physics engine, or haphazard AI, but it all boils down to one inescapable fact: Spirit of Speed 1937 is abysmal.
Hasbro Interactive has not only crafted a faithful representation of this ageless board game, but in so doing has included an array of extraordinary features that breathe new life into a time-honored favorite.
While this new Centipede can stand on its own, it fails to capture the magic of the original.
In the case of Mastermind, Hasbro Interactive may have been better off leaving well enough alone.
H.E.D.Z. (Head Extreme Destruction Zone)
H.E.D.Z.'s inspired design doesn't always translate into inspiring gameplay, and while it's frequently funny, it's not very fun once the novelty wears off.
The Game of Life
The PC conversion of The Game of Life brings some of the charm of the original and tampers very little with the formula.
Wheel of Fortune
With all the elements that makes Wheel of Fortune so popular on TV, this game will let up to three people play at once.
Axis and Allies (1998)
The result of all of Hasbro's diligent faithfulness to the source is a great version of a classic board game.
This is a case of an interesting party game losing its magic when there's no party around.
Smart Games Challenge 3
While Smart Games 3 offers a wide assortment of puzzles, many of them are Mensa-only mind benders.
Unlike chess, checkers, mah-jongg, or any number of two-player classic or board games, there is absolutely no skill involved whatsoever.
Stratego occupies a gray area that's more flavorful than backgammon or checkers, but it doesn't have the lasting appeal of those games.
Monopoly Star Wars Edition
Though not an entirely bad idea, the actual combination of the two proves to be somewhat pointless.
Not an intensely complicated game with intricate strategic developments to begin with, it's now just a guess-fest.
Even in single-player mode, Monopoly shines as a brilliant example of what programmers can do with a simple concept if they set their minds to it.
Civilization II Multiplayer Gold Edition
It's stable, and the options are plentiful and helpful. But the question still remains: Should Civilization even be played as a multiplayer game?
Star Trek The Next Generation: Birth of the Federation
Birth of the Federation is a good game, if you are willing to forgive the interface and the amount of micromanagement required.
While this game may look cute, it is in fact as sophisticated and enjoyable as the very best strategy games out there.
Not only is the interface clunky and awkward, but the artificial intelligence is terrible, and the multiplayer support is buggy.