Elevator Action Returns

Elevator Action Returns

To get the most out of the Sega Saturn you had to be a fan of import gaming.  There were plenty of great releases but the vast majority of the truly great games were left in Japan, where the system...
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Super Smash TV

Super Smash TV

Smash T.V. was an arcade sensation and it is easy to see why.  The Running Man was a great albeit cheesy 80s movie and its premise of sending convicted criminals into death match style arenas for freedom and the entertainment...
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Ninja Spirit

Ninja Spirit

As a fan of the Turbo Grafx I had to accept certain things.  One, that I would probably be the only one that owned one in my neighborhood.  And that It would never have the large library of the Sega...
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Golden Axe

Golden Axe

The Sega Genesis and Turbo Grafx-16 launches were pretty significant events in the gaming industry.  For the first time we were experiencing a hardware transition and all that entails.  While excitement was high we would eventually learn that most la...
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Splatterhouse

Splatterhouse

Ah the innocent gaming years of the 80s.  While everyone was busy pumping out bright and cheery platformers Namco said screw that and took inspiration from the horror movies of the time and created Splatterhouse.  It’s kind of funny to...
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After Burner

After Burner

It’s surprising but as early as the mid-80s I was aware of console exclusives.  I owned a NES but somehow knew that Sega didn’t make games for Nintendo and vice versa.  This indisputable fact made the presence of the unlicensed...
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Sunset Riders

Sunset Riders

Contra III is one of my favorite action games of all time.  It holds up surprisingly well for an early SNES title and considering their later work on the system I had hoped Konami would grace the system with a...
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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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Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder may be a forgotten series now but looking at the current gaming landscape it was very influential.  All cover based shooters can trace their heritage back to here although that isn’t immediately apparent.  A cover based shooter back...
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King of Dragons

King of Dragons

The King of Dragons is an interesting game.  It was released not long after Final Fight blew the doors off the genre and a legion of imitators followed.  It tried to do more with its mechanics than most of those...
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