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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Run Saber

Run Saber

Early on in the Super Nintendo’s life Capcom blessed the system with many arcade ports such as U.N. Squadron, Final Fight, and Super Buster Brothers.  All great titles but I’m sure I’m not the only one who wondered if they...
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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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Super Off Road – The Baja

Super Off Road – The Baja

Out of all the genres that were active during the 16-bit era racing games are perhaps the hardest to revisit.  Polygons finally allowed developers to create the kinds of engaging twists and turns they had always dreamed of, leaving scaling...
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Night Striker

Night Striker

Anyone who was around in the 80s has bought more than one video game based off of screenshots, a magazine or ad.  My interest in Night Striker was peaked due to a preview in Diehard Gamefan.  It looked incredibly cool...
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Air Zonk

Air Zonk

There were plenty of successful mascot platformers during the 16-bit age.  The true sign of success came when the character would branch out into other genres.  Mario would eventually go kart racing, host parties, and even teach typing and Sonic...
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Pop’n Twinbee

Pop’n Twinbee

I’ve played my fair share of shooters of all stripes.  Bullet hell, cute em ups, rail shooters, the list goes on and on.  I’ve adapted to some weird mechanics but I can safely say that for the longest time I...
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Mystic Formula

Mystic Formula

The Turbo Grafx-16 is a haven for shooters of nearly all stripes be it horizontal or vertical.  Unfortunately if you are a top down shooter fan the pickings are slim.  Bloody Wolf is usually the go to but after that...
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Joe & Mac

Joe & Mac

I loved that weird period in the early 90s where caveman platformers were an actual thing.  Bonk’s Adventure, Chuck Rock, Prehistorik Man, the Humans, I loved all of them.  Except Chuck Rock.  Because Chuck Rock sucks and I’ll fight anyone.....
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7th Saga

7th Saga

It was common practice back in the day to make difficulty adjustments when localizing games for western markets.  Games were made a bit more challenging for the US and bumped up even further for Europe.  When done right it can...
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