ESWAT: City Under Siege

ESWAT: City Under Siege

I really liked ESWAT in the arcade but unfortunately never had the chance to play it much because of distance.  So when news of a Sega Genesis version of the game hit I was ecstatic.  Little did I know that...
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Valis III (Genesis)

Valis III (Genesis)

For the brave gamers who decided to take a chance with Valis the first few games were a lesson in mediocrity.  I won’t deny that there is a certain charm to those games but they were also average in every...
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Syd of Valis

Syd of Valis

In Japan the super deformed art style is actually a thing.  I’ll admit that it actually kind of “cute” to see otherwise serious characters like Solid Snake or Ryu drawn in a chibi style.  But it’s not my thing and...
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Valis – the Fantasm Soldier

Valis – the Fantasm Soldier

I really miss Renovation Software.  They never really had a breakout hit in the 90s but they brought out a wide variety of titles.  Some were good, some were bad but at the very least they were interesting.  If you...
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Wings of Wor

Wings of Wor

Now here’s one you don’t hear about too often.  In the Sega Genesis’s library shooters starring angels of destruction can be counted on one hand with extra fingers.  You would think that would be enough to give Wings of Wor...
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Devastator

Devastator

In America the Sega CD is often looked back on as a wasteland full of terrible FMV games and licensed junk.  That is true to an extent but when you dig deeper it has an alright library of diverse games. ...
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Twinkle Tale

Twinkle Tale

The Cotton series of shooters are an incredible bunch that practically no one has ever heard of because only one single release came to the US.  And that game is one of the rarest and most expensive retro games of...
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Captain America & the Avengers

Captain America & the Avengers

I have been a comic book reader for going on 31 years now.  Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, it doesn’t matter the publisher; if it is good I’ll read it.  Games based on comic books have had a long history, some...
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Art of Fighting

Art of Fighting

Art of Fighting has always held an interesting position in SNK’s fighting lineup.  No one can argue that Fatal Fury was its bread and butter, to be succeeded by the King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown.  While the series was...
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Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Going into 1993 Sega had built up a tremendous amount of momentum due to their success with Sonic the Hedgehog 2.  That led to more third parties hopping on board.  Capcom would be one of the last holdouts along with...
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