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 II

Valis II

Valis was not an especially good title.  In fact you could even say it was only slightly above average.  Early in the Sega Genesis’ life you could appreciate it but as superior titles released it couldn’t keep up.  Yet there...
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Last Alert

Last Alert

The Turbo Grafx-16 had very little success when it came to side scrolling action games.  While Genesis owners got to enjoy Gunstar Heroes and Contra Hard Corps they were left with…Bloody Wolf and Final Zone 2.  I like Bloody Wolf...
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Mega Man 3

Mega Man 3

I don’t envy the development team of Mega Man 3.  The legendary second installment is a beloved classic around the world and any follow-up would be heavily scrutinized.  With many of the staff moving on to different projects it would...
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Astyanax

Astyanax

I remember picking up the box for Astyanax in Woolworth wondering how to pronounce the title, let alone what it was.  If that was the marketing department’s intent it definitely worked on me.  Odd name aside the screenshots on the...
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Download

Download

I love surprises like this.  Much like the Saturn to truly get the most out of the Turbo Grafx-16 you’ll have to explore its Japanese library.  There are a wide range of titles only released in Japan and if you...
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Code Name: Viper

Code Name: Viper

Capcom were pioneers on the NES, able to balance their output with between arcade conversions and original titles.  Even their “ports” to the NES tended to become completely original games, often vastly superior to the arcade brethren.  This was ...
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Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Capcom usually gets the majority of the praise when the discussing Disney licensed titles.  And rightfully so I might add.  At a time where LJN and Ocean basically treated any license they bought like garbage Capcom showed that if you...
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Target Earth

Target Earth

The NES library covered pretty much all genres but conspicuously absent were games starring giant robots.  No, Probotector doesn’t count.  If you explore the Famicom library you’ll find far more SD Gundam games than should be allowed.  I gue...
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