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.  Virgin was...
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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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Crack Down

Crack Down

Over the years what I’ve come to appreciate most about the Genesis library is its large range of arcade ports.  More specifically Sega arcade ports.  I don’t think most of us truly understand just how deep their arcade library is. ...
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Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Once upon a time new video game systems came with two controllers and a game.  That is a pretty foreign concept to the younger gamers out there who unfortunately missed out.  Usually the pack-in title was a game designed to...
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Zombie Revenge

Zombie Revenge

The 16-bit era was a gold mine for quality beat em ups.  From arcade greats like Final Fight to home console exclusives such as Streets of Rage, if you liked fighting in the streets you were well served.  The genre...
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Panzer Dragoon

Panzer Dragoon

Sega’s surprise launch of the Saturn in May of 1995 was disastrous for a number of reasons.  Retailers were not prepared, gamers certainly weren’t, and more importantly third party titles were not ready in time.  That left their own titles...
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Golden Axe II

Golden Axe II

Among the early Sega Genesis launch lineup Golden Axe has probably held up the best.  Altered Beast was the flagship title but outside of its presentation the game was average.  I like Thunder Force 2 but half of that game...
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Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

Ghosts ‘N Goblins was among the first NES games I got to play.  Back before I developed a sense of taste in video games I was too young to realize how bad the home port was.  I just knew it...
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World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

I’ve made fun of 2d platforming mascots that fell off the wagon during the 16-bit era but one of the few that remained consistent is Mickey Mouse.  Regardless of publisher the face of Disney was treated well during that period. ...
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Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

The Revenge of Shinobi was a significant release for the Genesis as one of its first major new releases.  Between the nuanced gameplay and fantastic production values it was incredible and of course everyone wanted a sequel.  That game would...
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