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Headhunter

Headhunter

One Dreamcast title that North American owners wanted but never got was Headhunter, which looked to offer sleek and Metal Gear-like gameplay. A European exclusive, it made for an engaging action title that combined action and stealth with a bit of a Blade Runner vibe. It’s one that’s worth the asking price and a game everyone should track down.

Behind the Design: Phantasy Star II

Behind the Design: Phantasy Star II

Mere months after the Genesis launched, Sega unleashed the largest console RPG ever made. Phantasy Star II was beautiful, exciting, and brutally difficult. Still fans, dove in headfirst and explored the Algol Star System in an adventure that lives on to this day. Join us as we go behind the scenes and take a look at the development of this beloved 16-bit classic.

Hands-On: Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2013)

Hands-On: Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2013)

The most popular installment in the classic Sonic franchise came to Android and Apple devices in 2013, before Sega revamped its mobile line with the Sega Forever brand. Sonic 2 came chock full of bonuses and features, and it played quite well for a game with touchscreen gameplay. Read our hands-on for all the details.

Interview: Enrique Ruiz (Silver Valley Developer)

Interview: Enrique Ruiz (Silver Valley Developer)

The Master System recently received a new action game, courtesy of homebrew developer Enrique Ruiz. Silver Valley blends various gameplay styles into a challenging but highly engaging adventure that’s sure to earn a place on people’s flash carts. Read on and see how it came about!

NiGHTS Into Dreams

NiGHTS Into Dreams

Sonic Team deviated from its work on Sega’s mascot to create a truly original and breathtaking adventure. NiGHTS Into Dreams was a wonderful and captivating title that took elements of different genres and molded them into something unique. It overflows with that classic Sonic Team charm, and every Saturn owners needs to own a copy.


8-Bit Reviews

Submarine Attack

Submarine Attack

Master System owners looking for a new shooter may want to check out the import-only Submarine Attack. The game boasts some cool presentation and decent gameplay, and it was never released in North America. It may not be the most riveting shmup out there, but it’s solid enough to satisfy that 8-bit itch of those looking for another game in the genre.

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16-bit Reviews

Power Drive

Power Drive

Rally racing is an underrepresented sub-genre on most consoles, but many people are surprised to know that there are rally games on the Genesis. Power Drive is one of the better examples, presenting a solid package of visuals and gameplay. Fans would do well to give this European import title a try.

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Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Headhunter

Headhunter

One Dreamcast title that North American owners wanted but never got was Headhunter, which looked to offer sleek and Metal Gear-like gameplay. A European exclusive, it made for an engaging action title that combined action and stealth with a bit of a Blade Runner vibe. It’s one that’s worth the asking price and a game everyone should track down.

continue reading

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Behind the Design: Phantasy Star II

Behind the Design: Phantasy Star II

Mere months after the Genesis launched, Sega unleashed the largest console RPG ever made. Phantasy Star II was beautiful, exciting, and brutally difficult. Still fans, dove in headfirst and explored the Algol Star System in an adventure that lives on to this day. Join us as we go behind the scenes and take a look at the development of this beloved 16-bit classic.

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Recent Posts

Reader Roundtable Vol. 139

Reader Roundtable Vol. 139

The first edition of our Reader Roundtable is short and sweet, and sometimes it’s better that way. As long as the games are good, we’re happy, and this month’s selection has some great ones. Read on and see what our readers had plugged into their consoles in January, and see if there’s something you should be playing!

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Submarine Attack

Submarine Attack

Master System owners looking for a new shooter may want to check out the import-only Submarine Attack. The game boasts some cool presentation and decent gameplay, and it was never released in North America. It may not be the most riveting shmup out there, but it’s solid enough to satisfy that 8-bit itch of those looking for another game in the genre.

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Hustle Chumy

Hustle Chumy

The SG-1000 had some fun games that too few people outside its native Japan have had the chance to experience. Compile’s Hustle Chumy is one title that deserves a second look, with its solid blend of old school arcade action and great presentation. It’s a game you’ll find yourself coming back to often.

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Sega-16’s Most Anticipated Games of 2018

Sega-16’s Most Anticipated Games of 2018

Decades after it was officially discontinued, the Sega Genesis continues to receive new software. Since it’s the start of a new year, we take a look at some of the Genesis games we’re most anticipating in 2018. Some have been in the works for a while, and hopefully, we’ll spend this year playing some new 16-bit releases!

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Interview: Bitmap Bureau (Xeno Crisis Developer)

Interview: Bitmap Bureau (Xeno Crisis Developer)

Bitmap Bureau is slated to unleash a monster action game called Xeno Crisis for the Genesis this October, and we’ve got all the details! In our Q&A, the developers talk about how they conceived and designed this promising titles, as well as their future plans for the Genesis!

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