Monthly Archives: July 2005

Picture the gold-collecting fever of Lode Runner crossed with scrolling 2D levels, high resolution graphics and ingenious level design, and you’ll have a good idea of what Pyramid Runner is all about. In the arcade puzzle game, you control a young man who embarks on a quest to gather incalculable riches from ancient pyramids, dark dungeons and even the moon. To do so, you’ll have to help him outsmart cruel mummies, dangerous gorillas and other enemies, as well as solve hundreds of clever puzzles spread across 80 levels. Enjoy beautiful graphics and catchy music as you dig holes to reach new places and trap enemies. Features a special level pack for kids that’s easier to solve!


Picture the gold-collecting fever of Lode Runner crossed with scrolling 2D levels, high resolution graphics and ingenious level design, and you’ll have a good idea of what Pyramid Runner is all about. In the arcade puzzle game, you control a young man who embarks on a quest to gather incalculable riches from ancient pyramids, dark dungeons and even the moon. To do so, you’ll have to help him outsmart cruel mummies, dangerous gorillas and other enemies, as well as solve hundreds of clever puzzles spread across 80 levels. Enjoy beautiful graphics and catchy music as you dig holes to reach new places and trap enemies. Features a special level pack for kids that’s easier to solve!


ESC, the Entertainment Software Charity, is working with GamesMaster magazine to create four wristbands for gamers. The bands, which will raise money for a variety of charitable causes, will be cover-mounted on to the December issue of the magazine. The designs on the band will be decided from a competition that’s already run in the magazine, but green bands will be for Xbox gamers, purple for GameCube gamers, blue for PS2 and, rather oddly, red for PC.

Magic Gem

Just as diamonds are a girl’s best friend, magic gems are the delight of game players everywhere. Magic Gem challenges logic and arcade action fans to match three or more gems of the same color as they rain from the sky and collect at the bottom of the screen.

In Magic Gem, a stunning fantasy world filled with magical life forms sets the stage for enjoyable and addictive gameplay. As you line up gems using your mouse, you release coins that fill a status bar. When the bar is full, you win the level and advance to the next stage. Special gems release one of seven powerups, such as a lightning strike that can take out an entire column of gems.

Whether you want a relaxing color matching game or a fast-paced test of skill, Magic Gem has three speeds

tailored to your preference. No matter which speed you choose, however, you’ll have to react quickly to capture pickups and bonus points as they rise to the top of the display.

Lastly, Magic Gem features dazzling animation and audio, ensuring the game looks and sounds as good as it plays.