Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Legend of the Mystical Ninja

The start of a new console generation affords publishers the opportunity to test the waters.  With so few titles on store shelves gamers are more willing to take a chance on something new.  You saw this with Parappa the Rapper...
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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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Jaws

Jaws

It’s hard to remember now but Jaws was a theatrical phenomenon along the lines of Star Wars and Indiana Jones.  The movie preyed on everyone’s fear of the ocean’s depths and was thrilling.  It was also both terrifying and hilarious...
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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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Firestriker

Firestriker

I’ve always appreciated the offbeat, weird titles that receive little press but fill out a console library.  I like blockbuster games as much as the next man but it is the lower budget titles that offer something different.  For every...
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Shatterhand

Shatterhand

One of the biggest regrets from my childhood is that I moved on from the NES earlier than I should have.  With Genesis hitting its stride and the SNES on the market I, like many others, turned my back on...
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Wizards & Warriors

Wizards & Warriors

I remember thinking pretty highly of Wizards & Warriors back in the day.  I’ll admit some of my fondness for the game stems from its Worlds of Power novelization.  This cheesy novel starred a boy named Matthew who is transported...
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Cyber Cross

Cyber Cross

The Turbo Grafx-16 library was woefully inadequate in many genres.  It had its share of platformers and my god did It have shooters.  But side scrolling beat ‘em ups were a rarity, at least in the US.  To be fair...
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Quackshot starring Donald Duck

Quackshot starring Donald Duck

Looking back its kind of surprising how overlooked Sega’s handling of the Disney is.  While Capcom and Virgin churned out unambitious platformers Sega were not afraid to take risks.  While Castle of Illusion was a bit safe Quackshot and its...
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