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  Gundam Side Story  
  Strategic shooter based on the popular license. This has you giving orders to a team of mech's whilst you attempt to complete a range of mission objectives. Overall its a polished game with good presentation and lots of blasting action.
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  Tokyo Extreme Racer 2  
  In this series of racing games you freely drive around a large city looking for other racers to compete against. Essentially you have a list of the local racing gangs and their members and have to find then, beat them and knock them off the checklist, opening up more of the city along the way. The game has a lot of customisation options for the car, with shops and money etc and has a good pickup-and-play vibe. This sequel represents a big improvement on the original.
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  Worms World Party  
  Turn-based strategy game where your team of Worms need to wipe out the competition using a variety of wacky weapons. The game was originally online but I believe this has long since ceased. Worms World Party Is much like all the other Worms games really, except with better graphics and a few more options, being that the Worms series are multiplayer classics that's really not that much of a issue though.
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  Wacky Races  
  A respectable Kart racer in the vein of the ultra popular Mario Kart series which uses the very apt Wacky Races cartoon license. Thankfully the game tries a lot of its own things, and as such deviates from Mario Kart enough to make it notable in its own right. Here at the start of each race you get to allocate three different moves, the moves range from homing attacks, to shields, boosts, and flight (as well as others), you collect coins along the route to pay to use these moves. This set-up lends some strategy to the game, as some courses may have shortcuts made easier by using the flight ability for instance, whilst others may benefit from boosting. The game is actually pretty good, there's tons of content and a very comprehensive single-player mode, it was made by the company that went on to produce the Sega Allstars Racing series.
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  Bangai-O  
  Enhanced port of Treasure's Japan-only N64 shooter. The game has you flying around the stages blasting enemies with 360 degree aiming, you get to swap between and homing missiles and bouncing lasers, and there are some minor puzzle elements here and there along the way. The Dreamcast version has much better backgrounds, and less slowdown than the N64 game, as well as having some additional gameplay tweaks, and being that this version was released everywhere its also translated. The translation is kind of nonsensical for the most part, fans of Engrish will probably love it though.
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  Sega Marine Fishing  
  An excellent Fishing game ported from Sega's arcade machine that uses the Dreamcast's dedicated Fishing controller for extra authenticity. Basically the game works like this, you place the bait, shake the controller to lure in the fish, pull up the controller to snag them, and use the reel to pull them in. It might not sound great on paper but in practice its good fun.
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  Bust A Move 4  
  Long-running puzzle series where the aim is to shoot and match up balls of a same colour to clear the screen before it fills. This version has some extra modes and options, its not really much different to other Bust-A-Move games but is still a lot of fun.
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  F1 World Gran Prix II  
  Comprehensive Formula 1 racing game with all the stuff you'd expect from the genre, such as various weather conditions, a good pit crew, and well done physics and handling (for the time) and all held together by some nice, detailed graphics. Overall a respectable and polished racer.
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  King of Fighters 2002  
  One of the best King of Fighters games and a huge improvement over the previous year's effort. King of Fighters 2002 gives you a huge character roster of old and new favourites from the history of the series, and returns to the classic gameplay of old, ditching the "Striker" system and replacing it with some new Desperation moves.
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  Armada  
  A 4-player RPG which plays kind of like Asteroids with experience points and shops, set in an explorable galaxy of planets and deep space. You start off on your home planet, and its here that you pick up mission objectives and plot points during the course of the game. The multiplayer is lots of fun, but less so the single-player.
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