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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.

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.

Stories from the Book of Genesis Vol. 39

Stories from the Book of Genesis Vol. 39

Not everyone was fortunate enough to get a Sega Genesis at launch or even for Christmas or a birthday. Some had to wait months, if not years, until an opportunity arose. But once it did, oh boy! There was nothing like it, and the euphoria of finally getting that new game system is something that never, ever leaves you.

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Think you’ve finished all the RPGs on the Master System? We bet you haven’t played this one, especially if you’re in North America. As the only Ultima game to come to Sega’s 8-bit wonder, Quest for the Avatar brought a entirely different take on the console RPG genre and offered a massive world with an intricate morality system. It’s definitely a must-play for RPG fans!

Marsupilami

Marsupilami

Arriving late in the lifespan of the Genesis, Marsupilami is a platformer that’s based on a popular European comic. It tries to mix up the genre by adding in a different type of gameplay mechanic, but it doesn’t always succeed as planned. Even so, it’s very playable and looks great, making it worthy of some attention.


8-Bit Reviews

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Think you’ve finished all the RPGs on the Master System? We bet you haven’t played this one, especially if you’re in North America. As the only Ultima game to come to Sega’s 8-bit wonder, Quest for the Avatar brought a entirely different take on the console RPG genre and offered a massive world with an intricate morality system. It’s definitely a must-play for RPG fans!

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Genesis Reviews

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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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. 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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Recent Posts

Uwol: Quest for Money

Uwol: Quest for Money

The Genesis has enjoyed quite a lively revival in the past decade, and new games are coming from all over the world. 1985 Alternativo’s port of Uwol: Quest for Money may not be the deepest game out there, but it’s a solid port and a worthy addition to anyone’s Genesis library.

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Reader Roundtable Vol. 111

Reader Roundtable Vol. 111

Between the beach and all those other outdoor activities, time needs to be taken for what’s important: video games! The outdoors are nice and all, but who are we kidding? You know you want to crank up the AC and settle down with some SEGA goodness! Our staff and readers feel the same way! See what they’ve been playing for the past month.

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Batman Forever (Game Gear)

Batman  Forever (Game Gear)

The Caped Crusader has long suffered a mixed history when it comes to video games. Some are good, and some are bad. Some, like Batman Forever, are downright horrible. Probe and Acclaim managed to distinguish themselves by making a terrible game across multiple platforms, and the Game Gear version is part of that unfortunate line.

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World Class Leaderboard Golf

World Class Leaderboard Golf

The Genesis isn’t wanting for golf games, and there are enough around for the average fan to find one that suits a personal preference. U.S. Gold’s World Class Leaderboard Golf is a decent entry into the genre, but it lacks the presentation that could have put it in the upper tier of console golf games. Still if you’re a fan, it’s worth some playtime.

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Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog’s first adventure on the Master System was quite different than the on the Genesis. Developed by Yuzo Koshiro’s studio Ancient (and featuring some great music), it’s an excellent rendition that doesn’t try to be more than its hardware will allow, and it’s pretty much a new game. If you’ve already played Sonic to death but still haven’t tried it on the Master System, you’re missing out.

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