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Reader Roundtable Vol. 113

Reader Roundtable Vol. 113

Every month, our staff and readers share what they’ve been playing. A lot of hidden gems and some well-known classics are discussed, and we hope they’ve helped people find some great new games to play. This month’s selection is filled with some Genesis legends, and we hope you give them a chance if you haven’t already played them or take them out for another spin if you have.

Beavis & Butthead (Game Gear)

Beavis & Butthead (Game Gear)

Those two famous fart-knockers are on the Game Gear! At the height of their popularity, Beavis & Butthead were everywhere, including ever game console out there. Did they score with their Game Gear outing, or is it just more TP for your bunghole? Well, you’ll have to check out our full review to find out!

Ristar the Shooting Star

Ristar the Shooting Star

Released late in the lifespan of the Genesis, Ristar went unnoticed and unappreciated in 1995. The Game Gear version received equal treatment, though it was an excellent platformer that managed to retain all the charm and gameplay of its 16-bit sibling. It’s time to give this one the attention it deserves.

Preview: Shadow of the Beast (PS4)

Preview: Shadow of the Beast (PS4)

The Shadow of the Beast reboot surfaced at this year’s Gamescon Conference in Cologne, Germany. More environments and gameplay were shown, and a clearer image of what to expect emerged. Does it look to be something worth anticipating? Read our preview and find out!

Preview: Water Margin

Preview: Water Margin

The Genesis is getting another official release, and this time it’s one that’s been wanted for a long time. Water Margin is a fantasy beat-’em-up based on the classic Chinese novel of the same name, and Piko Interactive has given it a physical release, including bug and gameplay fixes!


8-Bit Reviews

Beavis & Butthead (Game Gear)

Beavis & Butthead (Game Gear)

Those two famous fart-knockers are on the Game Gear! At the height of their popularity, Beavis & Butthead were everywhere, including ever game console out there. Did they score with their Game Gear outing, or is it just more TP for your bunghole? Well, you’ll have to check out our full review to find out!

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Genesis Reviews

Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen MD

Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen MD

Technos has released lots of games in its famous Kunio-kun series, including the famous River City Ransom. There were sports games too, like dodgeball. The Genesis version of the NES dodgeball game isn’t necessarily bad, but it will leave you wishing we’d gotten River City instead.

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Sega CD Reviews

Iron Helix

Iron Helix

Looking for a puzzle-solving, sci-fi thriller for your Sega CD? Iron Helix may be your game. Combining the interface of a graphic adventure with full-motion video cut scenes and puzzle elements, the game offers an experience uncommon on the platform. It may not be as deep as later titles, such as “D” and “Enemy Zero,” but it’s definitely worth playing.

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Features

Reader Roundtable Vol. 113

Reader Roundtable Vol. 113

Every month, our staff and readers share what they’ve been playing. A lot of hidden gems and some well-known classics are discussed, and we hope they’ve helped people find some great new games to play. This month’s selection is filled with some Genesis legends, and we hope you give them a chance if you haven’t already played them or take them out for another spin if you have.

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Recent Posts

Astérix

Astérix

There were tons of quality Master System games that never came to North America. Among them was perhaps one of the best platformers on the console. Only released in Europe and Brazil, Astérix is everything you’d expect from an awesome Sega title and then some. Find yourself a copy NOW.

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Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen MD

Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen MD

Technos has released lots of games in its famous Kunio-kun series, including the famous River City Ransom. There were sports games too, like dodgeball. The Genesis version of the NES dodgeball game isn’t necessarily bad, but it will leave you wishing we’d gotten River City instead.

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Lemmings (Master System)

Lemmings (Master System)

Psygnosis’ lovable little lemmings march their way onto the Master System! Though it suffers a few changes in the conversion process, the 8-bit version of the computer classic plays in fine form on Sega’s machine. If you want to try a new puzzle game, then this is one you definitely want to add to your Master System library.

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Reader Roundtable Vol. 112

Reader Roundtable Vol. 112

It’s hot, almost too hot. That’s why it’s better to stay inside! And if you’re not going out, you’d better find something to do. Daytime television is not an option, so let our staff and readers show you why Sega games always make things better. There’s always something to discover or revisit, so read on and see what we’ve been up to in July.

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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

Legendary sci-fi hero Buck Rogers found his way onto the Genesis in 1991 thanks to an Electronic Arts port of the classic Gold Box game, Countdown to Doomsday. A few things were lost in translation, but the game made it over in great form overall. If you’re looking for some old school PC RPG action, then this is one game you’ll definitely want to check out.

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