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007 – Tomorrow Never Dies

007 – Tomorrow Never Dies

007 – Tomorrow Never Dies (SLPS-02604)

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A megalomaniac with a bankroll to rival Ted Turner’s has decided to use his considerable power to engineer a war between Great Britain and China. How is this possible, you ask? Elliot Carver earned his wealth by shrewdly acquiring various media channels, including cable television stations, magazines and a newspaper called “Tomorrow.” By using these resources, Carver plans on covering a story that he creates, one that could trigger World War III.

There’s one fly in the ointment, however: a certain British secret agent with a license to kill and a love life to die for. Of course, this agent extraordinaire is none other than Bond — James Bond, Agent 007. As the dashing spy, you must be prepared to embark on ten different missions based on the 1998 movie of the same name, each with multiple objectives.

Your first assignment is to investigate a military outpost on the Russian border. The winter climate and secured facility call for a warm jacket and plenty of ammunition if you want a fighting chance. In addition to your trademark PK7 with silencer, Q has supplied you with a Laser Designator, medical kit and unlimited bullets. From this point on, you’re on your own.

Use your skills to take out the guards in the compound, borrow any weapons left behind and neutralize the radar dish. You’ll then have to find a way to escape the base by skiing down the tree-filled slopes. If you’re followed, and rest assured you will be, attack using your ski poles or pull off various stunts for style. Future missions require you to escape from behind the wheel of a BMW 750 iL equipped with rockets and machine guns — nothing fancy, James.

Tomorrow Never Dies is played from a third-person viewpoint as you move around both indoor and outdoor 3D environments looking to complete your different objectives. A health meter in the top right corner of the screen will gradually change from green to yellow to orange to red as you suffer damage, but your life can be replenished by using medical kits or by finding vests of armor.

Holding the R1 button allows you to enter a Sniper mode to zoom in on your enemies, the level of which varies depending on the type of weapon you have activated. Besides the PK7, Bond can acquire a Sniper Rifle, Assault Rifle, Auto 9MM, SMG 45, Gas Bombs, GL 40 (Grenade Launcher), Rocket Launcher, Infrared Sniper Rifle and STK Mines (sticky mines).

All of the British “00” agents are allowed to use state-of-the-art gadgets to assist in their missions, and James Bond will need to become proficient with the following five devices: the Laser Designator to call in air strikes, explosive Cuff Links, a Satellite Link Camera, Fingerprint Scanner and STK Mine Detonator. Each mission will be detailed at the beginning with a voiceover from M and pictures showing your target(s).

You’ll then have to complete each objective before advancing to the next stage, at which point you’ll be able to save the game. Tomorrow Never Dies features analog control, vibration feedback, two levels of difficulty and memory card support (one block of space is needed to save progress). In between missions are cut-scenes from the movie (the 18th James Bond film) of the same name! Tomorrow Never Dies is a third-person shooter based on the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. Developed by Black Ops and published by Electronic Arts, it was released on November 16, 1999 exclusively for the Sony PlayStation . It is the first 007 game of many that was published by Electronic Arts since acquiring the James Bond license.

Tomorrow Never Dies came on the heels of 1997’s hit Bond game, GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 console system. Arguably one of the best first-person shooters for a console, it was critically acclaimed for redefining the first-person shooter genre and popularizing multiplayer gaming on a console. After the success of GoldenEye 007, the James Bond licence was picked up by Electronic Arts. Tomorrow Never Dies broke away from the gameplay that made GoldenEye 007 a success by choosing to make a third-person shooter and by leaving out a multiplayer portion of the game. A third-person shooter based on the James Bond franchise wouldn’t be attempted again until 2004 with Everything or Nothing.

Single-player campaign that includes 10 levels. The levels are (in order):
– Military Outpost
– Arms Bazaar
– Carver Media HQ
– Pressing Engagement
– Hotel Atlantic
– Convoy
– Ski Ridge
– Carver Media Tower
– Market District
– Stealth Boat

Manufacturer’s description:
The Most Complete Bond Experience!
As suave secret agent 007, employ your cunning wit and high-tech gadgets to survive multiple levels of espionage based on exciting situations from the blockbuster film, including challenging shooting, driving, and skiing game modes. Your mission will be dangerous, but you can handle it. After all, you’re Bond…James Bond.

– Multiple game modes! 3rd-person shooting, driving, and skiing
– Classic Bond weapons and gadgets – Cufflink Lasers, Infrared Cameras, and more!
– 10 missions and locations based on the movie
– Use a variety of combat techniques – Tuck-and-roll, dive-and-fire, and stealth attacks
– Follow the storyline with in-game cinematics and movie footage

Features:
Third person perspective.
3D graphics
Cartoon graphics
James Bond theme.

Number Of Players      1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks      1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )      Standard Controller / Analog Controller ( Dual Shock Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )      None
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )      None
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )      None
Vibration Function Compatible      Yes
Multi-Tap Function Compatible      No
Link Cable Function Compatibile     No

BASIC CONTROLS:
Move character –  D-Pad or Left Analog Stick
Use weapon –  X Button
Look at closest target / Open doors / Talk to characters –  Circle Button
Use item –  Square Button
Cycle through weapons –  Triangle + Pad or Stick Up or Down
Switch between items and weapons –  Triangle + Pad or Stick Left or Right
Crouch –  L1 Button
Sniper mode –  R1 Button
Strafe left –  L2 Button
Strafe right –  R2 Button
Use stealth –  L1 Button (hold) + Pad or Stick
Perform a stealth attack –  L1 Button (hold) + Pad or Stick then X Button
Roll left –  L1 Button (hold) + L2 Button
Roll right –  L1 Button (hold) + R2 Button
Pause game –  Start Button

MISC CODES:
Automatic Mission Complete – Pause the game and enter the following –
Select, Select, Circle, Circle, Select, Circle.
Cheat Camera View – Pause the game and enter the following –
Select, Select, Circle, Circle, R2, R2
Invincibility – Pause the game and enter the following –
Select, Select, Circle, Circle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle
Maximum Health – Pause the game and enter the following –
Select, Select, Circle, Circle, Up, Up, Select
Unlock all missions – Pause the game and enter the following –
Select, Select, Circle, Circle, L1, L1, Circle, L1, L1
View all FMV’s – Pause the game and enter the following –
Select, Select, Circle, Circle, L1, L1, L1, L1, L1, L1, L1

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