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Red Faction

SYSTEM: PlayStation 2

MAKER: THQ

PRICE: $49.99

Red Faction is a top-notch, first-person game that offers plenty of weapons and a huge mining facility to explore. The story of workers on Mars rising up against their abusive bosses is inspired.

Grade: A

Pinobee: Wings of Adventure

SYSTEM: Game Boy Advance

MAKER: Activision

PRICE: $39.99

Pinobee is a fairly easy but enjoyable action game about a robotic bee. Players can zip through levels or explore them for items and special enemies that affect future levels.

Grade: B+

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: 3rd Edition

SYSTEM: PlayStation

MAKER: Sony

PRICE: $39.99

The show might be getting a little old, but the game is still fun, not to mention educational. The questions are interesting but tend to repeat themselves after a while.

Grade: B

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire

SYSTEM: PlayStation

MAKER: Sony

PRICE: $39.99

Atlantis differs from typical action games because players can switch among five characters to solve puzzles. It also seems challenging enough to keep older kids interested.

Grade: B+

Commander Keen

SYSTEM: Game Boy Color

MAKER: Activision

PRICE: $29.99

As 8-year-old Commander Keen, players take their blaster and pogo stick into side-scrolling battle with aliens. It's a kids game, but the difficulty seems a little much.

Grade: B-

The Land Before Time: Great Valley Racing Adventure

SYSTEM: PlayStation

MAKER: TDK

PRICE: $39.99

Great Valley Racing is an introductory racing game for young kids. It's not difficult and contains characters from the popular Land Before Time movie and video series.

Grade: C

_ Robb Guido is an avid gamer who lives in Tampa.

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