Lords of Thunder

Lords of Thunder

As much as I like shooters during the 16-bit era they did become a bit stale.  The vast majority fell into the space shooter category and while I like sci-fi you can only shoot down so many aliens and capital...
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Gunstar Heroes

Gunstar Heroes

Gunstar Heroes is the best overall action game for the Genesis.  That is a lofty statement I realize but one that I fully believe in.  But I’m ready to take it a step further than that.  In my opinion Gunstar...
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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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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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Ranma ½: Hard Battle

Ranma ½: Hard Battle

As bad as licensed games have been in the US in Japan they were even worse if you can believe it.  With so much anime airing on TV even to this day there are legions of bad games released almost...
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Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose

Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose

I really miss Tiny Toons.  Today’s generation really missed out on a brilliant reinvention of the classic Looney Toons characters and their humor.  The characters themselves were more than just stand-ins for their older counterparts but unique unto...
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Actraiser 2

Actraiser 2

The original Actraiser was one of the best early SNES titles as it offered something new in terms of gameplay and while featuring great production values, mostly in terms of its music.  When Actraiser 2 was announced I along with...
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Sylphia

Sylphia

Any true shooter fan knows the name Compile.  They were literally the masters of the genre, creating many beloved classics.  But as with any company there are always bound to be a few games that slip through the cracks.  Sylphia...
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Kendo Rage

Kendo Rage

Sometimes I wonder how or why certain games were ever localized.  For every Castlevania or Mega Man, the types of games a publisher would be fools to leave in Japan (yes I’m aware of Rondo of Blood, but let’s be...
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Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

If you would have told me that a Castlevania game would never see a release in America back in the day I would have called you crazy.  Yet that is precisely what happened.  Konami gave the PC Engine a great...
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