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Meta-Review: Toe Jam & Earl – Sega Genesis / Megadrive

The Sega Genesis had a heaping spoonful of quirky yet delightful titles and one of the first Sega titles to set this standard was Toe Jam & Earl. This cult favorite broke the monotony that the glut of side-scrolling platformers brought. This uniqueness is the primary reason that fans were so dismayed by the format […]

Meta-Review: Castlevania Bloodlines – Sega Genesis

Castlevania is possibly the best example of a classic franchise that, for the most part, has stayed true to its two-dimensional roots and has pushed the limits of the 2D power of a number of consoles. While Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and the new Dawn of Sorrow have received most of the praise, Castlevania’s […]

Meta-Review: Phantasy Star IV – Sega Genesis/MegaDrive

Sega has developed a small handful of solid RPG franchises such as Shining Force and Skies of Arcadia, but if there is one Sega RPG series that has the largest cult following, it would be Phantasy Star. The Phantasy Star series made its debut on Sega’s 8-bit Master System, but it had 3 sequels on […]

PDF: Sega Visions #1 – June/July 1990

The first magazine scan I posted a while back was mistakenly labeled as the first issue of Sega Visions. However, this weeks PDF is the real deal. The June/July 1990 issue of Sega Visions is the publication’s premiere and carries on the tradition of early gaming magazines by serving as a booklet of glorified advertisements. […]

Games That Defined the Sega 32X

After the success of the Genesis/Megadrive, Sega tried a little too hard to come out on top in the 32-bit generation. Even though they had the CD-Based Saturn in development, Sega also tried to offer existing Genesis owners a way to “upgrade” their console to a 32-bit machine that could offer more arcade-quality games. The […]

Meta-Review: TMNT Tournament Fighters – SNES/Genesis

If you grew up in the late 80’s/early 90’s like me, your life probably was saturated with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Those Heroes-In-A-Halfshell appeared just about everywhere including a number of video games. In the early 1990’s, two of my favorite arcade games were Street Fighter 2 and Konami’s TMNT arcade side-scrolling brawler. When […]

Retro Gaming Dream Machines

Over the last decade or two, we have seen a wide variety of gaming hardware — each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Personally, I would love to be able to play with just about every unique piece of hardware at least once. However, some of the most interesting gaming machines are both difficult to […]

Best Sega Genesis Action Platformers

With the recent announcement of Genesis games being playable on the Revolution, I thought this would be a wonderful time to review some classics. Ever since Super Mario Bros was released on the NES, the platformer has been a constant genre in the video game industry. While many of the platformers were simply Mario clones, […]

Review: Gunstar Heroes – Sega Genesis / MegaDrive

Treasure was founded When a number of developers working for Konami broke away to found their own company to pursue their own dreams of creating original games. Their first commercial project from their new development house was an original run-and-gun game named Gunstar Heroes. It’s ironic that such a revered title could be so simple […]

Games That Pushed The Limits – Part 1

I have been recently been fascinated by the history of the various machines that have battled for our living rooms. Each machine has had its strengths and weaknesses, and as a programmer, I’m amazed by some of the ways developers have harnessed the power of consoles and pushed them to their limits resulting is some […]

The Best Sega Genesis Games For Nintendo Revolution

Looking for The Best Genesis Games? The Best Games That Defined the Sega Genesis The Best Genesis Games Under $10 The Best Undiscovered Sega Genesis Games The Genesis Games That Pushed The Limits of Graphics & Sound About This List: With the combination of Sega’s acknowledged interest in Nintendo’s virtual console and the fact that […]

Review: Herzog Zwei – Sega Genesis/MegaDrive

Combining elements of real-time strategy and resource management into a shmup, Herzog Zwei (“Duke 2” in German) is possibly one of the best games on Sega’s 16-bit powerhouse. Herzog Zwei is a two-player game in which the object is to destroy the enemy’s base. To accomplish this, the player was able to construct an assortment […]

Sega Genesis/MegaDrive Mini Hack

I was wondering how long it would take somebody to take one of those “TV Games” and hack it to play other classics… Silver and Kotomi have taken the Sega Genesis/MegaDrive TV Game (like this one on which originally only had a handful of games built into it and turned it into what appears […]

Review: Sonic CD for the Sega CD

Although it may not mean a whole lot, Sonic CD is definitely one of the top 5 games on the Sega CD. If you owned a Sega CD, you probably bought Sonic CD. It is a traditional Sonic game featuring colorful graphics, a quality soundtrack, smooth control, a vicious sense of speed, and wicked-cool level […]

Review: Comix Zone – Genesis/Megadrive

This colorful beat-em-up was released near the end of the life of the Sega Genesis (and came in those cruddy cardboard boxes). Instead of featuring a hero that simply walked down a city street and beat people up, Comix Zone had the game’s hero sucked into his own comic book creation and battle his own […]

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