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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Forgotten Worlds

Forgotten Worlds

Even after all these decades the 80s action craze still finds ways to entertain.  If you are a child of the 90s or later sadly you missed out.  This was a time where shirtless action heroes were a dime a...
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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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Streets of Rage

Streets of Rage

With Final Fight setting the arcade on fire naturally most were anxious for a home port.  Unfortunately for Sega owners the SNES would receive the exclusive for a number of years.  Not one to let their fans down Sega would...
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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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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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Shadowrun

Shadowrun

Words cannot express how much I love Shadowrun and cyberpunk in general.  I’ve never had the chance to play the pen & paper game but have devoured the source books and many of the novels.  In the mid-90s gamers were...
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