World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

I’ve made fun of 2d platforming mascots that fell off the wagon during the 16-bit era but one of the few that remained consistent is Mickey Mouse.  Regardless of publisher the face of Disney was treated well during that period. ...
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Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

The Revenge of Shinobi was a significant release for the Genesis as one of its first major new releases.  Between the nuanced gameplay and fantastic production values it was incredible and of course everyone wanted a sequel.  That game would...
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M.U.S.H.A.

M.U.S.H.A.

Ah yes, the game with the ridiculous acronym.  M.U.S.H.A, or Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor is one of the greatest games for the Genesis.  I love low profile games like this, the ones that come out of left field and...
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Rolling Thunder 2

Rolling Thunder 2

My first exposure to Rolling Thunder came from the Tengen NES port on one of those weird black cartridge.  I didn’t know what to make of it at first as my initial impression was to go in guns blazing.  But...
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Devilish: the Next Possession

Devilish: the Next Possession

As someone who has been gaming for well over thirty years nostalgia plays a big factor in my gaming tastes.  While I was there for the Atari 2600 and its contemporaries I have little nostalgia for that period with few...
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Contra: Hard Corps

Contra: Hard Corps

Contra Hard Corps is the epitome of the Contra series in many ways and one could argue the best title in the series.  If you were speaking of the Japanese version I would agree.  It has everything you could possibly...
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Elemental Master

Elemental Master

Anyone who is a fan of shooters knows about the Thunder Force series.  Developer Technosoft proved that they were a master at the genre with those titles but they were just getting started.  They also created what many consider to...
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Forgotten Worlds

Forgotten Worlds

Even after all these decades the 80s action craze still finds ways to entertain.  If you are a child of the 90s or later sadly you missed out.  This was a time where shirtless action heroes were a dime a...
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Super Smash TV

Super Smash TV

Smash T.V. was an arcade sensation and it is easy to see why.  The Running Man was a great albeit cheesy 80s movie and its premise of sending convicted criminals into death match style arenas for freedom and the entertainment...
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Golden Axe

Golden Axe

The Sega Genesis and Turbo Grafx-16 launches were pretty significant events in the gaming industry.  For the first time we were experiencing a hardware transition and all that entails.  While excitement was high we would eventually learn that most la...
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