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Hands-On: Timeless Ocean: An Ecco the Dolphin Tribute Album

Hands-On: Timeless Ocean: An Ecco the Dolphin Tribute Album

There have been a few Ecco the Dolphin tribute albums over the years, and this one ranks among the best. Pixel Mixers has done a fantastic job of creating an eclectic group of remixes that maintain the feel of the original themes but give them a shiny new coat. It’s definitely one for the playlist!

Xeno Crisis

Xeno Crisis

Bitmap Bureau’s Xeno Crisis is an explosive, frenetic blast of a good time that shows just how much life is left in the ol’ Genesis. It combines a gorgeous aesthetic with some great two-player run-‘-n-gun action, producing a title that’s a model of crowd-funding done right.

OutRun: How An ‘80s Arcade Racer Has Remained Relevant for Over 30 Years

OutRun: How An ‘80s Arcade Racer Has Remained Relevant for Over 30 Years

OutRun is considered an arcade classic. Its mixture of great gameplay, speed, and an atmospheric soundtrack created one of the best driving experiences in video games. Join us as we revisit this timeless gem and celebrate Yu Suzuki’s masterpiece!

Sonic Drift

Sonic Drift

Long before he was racing against all-stars on modern consoles, Sonic was burning rubber and drifting around tracks on the Game Gear. The first Sonic Drift game only saw a release in Japan, but it’s worth tracking down and adding to your library, despite its limited roster and track count.

Sounds of Sega: Turbo OutRun (Arcade)

Sounds of Sega: Turbo OutRun (Arcade)

Following up a soundtrack as timeless as OutRun’s was a difficult proposition, but 1989’s Turbo OutRun made an excellent try at it. Its selection of fast-paced themes echoed the new racing style that still leaves fans of the series divided today. Despite the controversy surrounding the changes to the gameplay, this was a great score that deserves some attention.


8-Bit Reviews

Sonic Drift

Sonic Drift

Long before he was racing against all-stars on modern consoles, Sonic was burning rubber and drifting around tracks on the Game Gear. The first Sonic Drift game only saw a release in Japan, but it’s worth tracking down and adding to your library, despite its limited roster and track count.

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16-bit Reviews

Xeno Crisis

Xeno Crisis

Bitmap Bureau’s Xeno Crisis is an explosive, frenetic blast of a good time that shows just how much life is left in the ol’ Genesis. It combines a gorgeous aesthetic with some great two-player run-‘-n-gun action, producing a title that’s a model of crowd-funding done right.

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Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)

Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)

Sega released a technical marvel with the Saturn version of Virtua Fighter 2. Graphical compromises were made for it to happen, but the gameplay made the transition home intact. AM2 added a ton of great options as well, making this port a must-have for Saturn owners.

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Hands-On: Timeless Ocean: An Ecco the Dolphin Tribute Album

Hands-On: Timeless Ocean: An Ecco the Dolphin Tribute Album

There have been a few Ecco the Dolphin tribute albums over the years, and this one ranks among the best. Pixel Mixers has done a fantastic job of creating an eclectic group of remixes that maintain the feel of the original themes but give them a shiny new coat. It’s definitely one for the playlist!

continue reading

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Premier Manager

Premier Manager

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Ganbare Gorby!

Ganbare Gorby!

Sometimes, the weirdest concepts can make for a fun game, and few get weirder than Ganbare Gorby! for the Game Gear. What can one say about a puzzle game where you play as the former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev as he passes out food and items to citizens? Weirdness aside, it’s an entertaining puzzle title worth tracking down.

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Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)

Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)

Sega released a technical marvel with the Saturn version of Virtua Fighter 2. Graphical compromises were made for it to happen, but the gameplay made the transition home intact. AM2 added a ton of great options as well, making this port a must-have for Saturn owners.

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