Cool Spot

Cool Spot

Virgin Interactive is a forgotten publisher these days but once upon a time they were one of the big dogs.  We remember all of the great licensed titles from Sega and Capcom however Virgin were right there beside them.   In...
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Bad Dudes

Bad Dudes

Part of what I enjoy the most about writing this blog is revisiting games that I remember fondly.  For the most part the games that were great still are.  It’s the lesser titles that I look back on with rose...
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Firestriker

Firestriker

I’ve always appreciated the offbeat, weird titles that receive little press but fill out a console library.  I like blockbuster games as much as the next man but it is the lower budget titles that offer something different.  For every...
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Shui Hu Feng Yun Zhuan

Shui Hu Feng Yun Zhuan

While Sega officially dropped support of the Genesis around 1996-97 in Taiwan and Korea a number of unlicensed games continued being released.  Some, like Star Odyssey and Pier Solar would see an “official” release.  Most of these titles were sim...
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Shatterhand

Shatterhand

One of the biggest regrets from my childhood is that I moved on from the NES earlier than I should have.  With Genesis hitting its stride and the SNES on the market I, like many others, turned my back on...
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Disney’s Aladdin

Disney’s Aladdin

It really is incredible just how much Aladdin dominated 1992.  The movie is one Disney’s greatest achievements and the subsequent video games were all fantastic.  The Genesis version of Aladdin garnered the most attention because of its pedigree.&n...
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Wizards & Warriors

Wizards & Warriors

I remember thinking pretty highly of Wizards & Warriors back in the day.  I’ll admit some of my fondness for the game stems from its Worlds of Power novelization.  This cheesy novel starred a boy named Matthew who is transported...
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Cyber Cross

Cyber Cross

The Turbo Grafx-16 library was woefully inadequate in many genres.  It had its share of platformers and my god did It have shooters.  But side scrolling beat ‘em ups were a rarity, at least in the US.  To be fair...
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Quackshot starring Donald Duck

Quackshot starring Donald Duck

Looking back its kind of surprising how overlooked Sega’s handling of the Disney is.  While Capcom and Virgin churned out unambitious platformers Sega were not afraid to take risks.  While Castle of Illusion was a bit safe Quackshot and its...
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Rygar

Rygar

I’m sure like myself the NES version of Rygar was the first exposure to the series for many.  Like Strider Rygar switched genres, becoming an expansive adventure rather than a straight action game.  It was quite ambitious, especially for a...
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