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Here's a look at some of this week's games included in CBS Consumer Correspondent Herb Weisbaum's 1998 CBS This Morning Toy Test.

Hoyle Board Games

Battling Ships
From: Sierra Attractions
For ages: All
When available: Now
Game Plan: Mix things up with fourteen family favorites including Battling Ships, Pachisi, Backgammon, and the addicting new Placer Racer. Customize backgrounds, music, characters and game setup for the game of your choice!

Hoyle Card Games

Spades

From: Sierra Attractions
For ages: All
When available: Now
Game Plan: Shuffle your hand with 14 time-tested favorites including Gin Rummy, Poker, Bridge, Hearts, Crazy 8's and 30 variations of Solitaire. Customize backgrounds, music, characters and game setup for the game of your choice!

Montezuma's Return

Montezuma's Return

From: WizardWorks
For ages: All
When available: September 1998
Game Plan: Unlike other 3-D action games, the focus of Montezuma's Return is jumping, puzzle-solving and obstacle maneuvering, rather than destruction. As Max Montezuma, the daring adventurer and rumored descendant of te legendary Aztec Emperor, players escape from a doomed flight and are challenged to survive on an uncharted tropical island populated with ghoulish opponents energized by an ancient curse.

Seven Kingdoms

Seven Kingdoms

From: Interactive Magic
For ages: All
When available: Now
Game Plan: Enter the world of Seven Kingdoms, a world of intrigue and diplomacy, of trade, conquest and espionage. Take control of any of 10 emerging civilizations. Wage war on your rivals or forge alliances with them. In the beginning, seven different Kingdoms will vie for supremacy. But in the end, one will rule them all.

Grand Prix Legends

Grand Prix Legends

From: Sierra Sports
For ages: All
When available: September 1998
Game Plan: Based on the 1967 Grand Prix Season, Grand Prix Legends offers a realistic 3-D cockpit, fully animated polygonal driver, and 16-bit graphics. Its new physics model allows cars to drift, "catch air", and interact realistically with the road and surrounding area like never before.

Sorry!

Sorry!

From: Hasbro Interactive
For ages: 6 and up
When available: Now
Game Plan: The objective is still to slide your pawns from start to home, but the game gets lively as each colored pawn displays its own distinctive personality and bumps, hammers and hops it way to home base. The hard-charging red token may morph into a swinging hammer to flatten and ruthlessly slide past your Sorry! token.

The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

From: Nintendo 64
When available: November 1998
Game Plan: The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time has the widest variety of territories of any Zelda game. During the course of the adventure, Link will journey through gorgeous, highly detailed intricately designed 3-D landscapes including dark forests, huge mountains, swamps, canyons, quaint towns and eerie dungeons.

1080 Snowboarding

1080 Snowboarding

From: Nintendo 64
When available: Now
Game Plan: 1080 Snowboarding includes five unique snowboarders (both male and female), representing countries from around the globe, each with his or her own strengths and weaknesses. With a heart-pounding soundtrack, the game includes excellent sound effects, including the sound of the snowboard as it moves through banks of powder snow, over ice, bare pavement and other surfaces.

Yoshi's Story

Yoshi's Story

From: Nintendo 64
When available: Now
Game Plan: The story takes place on beautiful, happy Yoshi's Island, first seen in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Yoshi has a variety of new moves including pulling himself up to higher areas with his tongue. The fantastic sound effects include the pitter-patter of feet, barking, chuckling and yelps of joy.

Bomberman World

Bomberman World

From: Sony Computer Entertainment
Game Plan: Kaboom! That's the sound you'll hear when Bomberman World explodes onto your Playsation! The story revolves around a group of four evil people called the Dark Force Bombers who want to destroy Bomberman's world. It's up to you as Bomberman to fight through 30 stages of the coolest Bomberman gameplay ever and rid the world of this menace.

A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life

From: Sony Computer Entertainment
When available: Fall 1998
Game Plan: Get ready for a bug's-eye-view and experience the most incredible adventure ever. Featuring fully interactive 3-D environments brought to life with unprecedented cinematic quality animation, smooth controls and challenging puzzles.

MediEvil

MediEvil

From: Sony Computer Entertainment
When available: Halloween 1998
Game Plan: Encounter a strong balance of swordplay, puzzles, exploration and dark humor throughout a free-roaming 3-D world all captured by dynamic camera angles. A wide variety of character animations bring Sir Dan to life on his journey across gothic landscapes including eerie graveyards, spooky castles, a mad village, a ghost ship in the sky, scary scarecrow fields, plus several other ghoulish places.

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