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Double Take: Ecco Jr.

Double Take: Ecco Jr.

Though Ecco the Dolphin is one of the most beloved franchises on the Genesis, the third game to appear that console isn’t particularly well-known. Ecco Jr. was released as part of Sega’s Kids Club line, and it was meant for younger audiences. This meant a lot of older gamers passed it by. Should they have? Read on and see.

Space Harrier (Master System)

Space Harrier (Master System)

Sega’s classic shooter Space Harrier has graced virtually every hardware platform the company made, starting with a port on the Master System. While it isn’t as good as some of the later versions because of hardware limitations, it’s still worth spending some time with. Welcome to the Fantasy Zone!

Reader Roundtable Vol. 127

Reader Roundtable Vol. 127

Thanksgiving may be over, but you’re probably staring down a refrigerator full of leftovers. Turkey for the rest of the week may not sound appetizing, but at least we can give thanks for all the great Genesis games we got to play this month! Our staff and readers put down their turkey legs and share what they’ve been playing all month.

Interview: Simon Phipps (Designer & Artist)

Interview: Simon Phipps (Designer & Artist)

Simon Phipps has been creating memorable video game experiences at many publishers, including each of the three mentioned above. Phipps has been involved in many major gaming franchises, including Wolfchild and Bubba ‘n Stix. We recently chatted with him about his work on the Genesis and Sega CD!

Sega Chess

Sega Chess

Chess, the game of kings, actually had an official release for the Master System, though it was only in Europe. Though competent, the game pales in comparison to its unlicensed Genesis sibling. Still, if you’re a fan of the game and really need to play an 8-bit version of it, then Sega Chess might be something worth looking into.


8-Bit Reviews

Space Harrier (Master System)

Space Harrier (Master System)

Sega’s classic shooter Space Harrier has graced virtually every hardware platform the company made, starting with a port on the Master System. While it isn’t as good as some of the later versions because of hardware limitations, it’s still worth spending some time with. Welcome to the Fantasy Zone!

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Genesis Reviews

NBA Action ’94

NBA Action ’94

Sega gave EA Sports a run for its money with a line of quality titles that covered all types of sports. One of its strongest series during the 16-bit era was NBA Action. Real teams and players and solid gameplay made up for the weak graphics, and the game is worth playing for fans of B-ball action, particularly the multi-player mode.

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Sega CD Reviews

Demolition Man CD

Demolition Man CD

Break out the Taco Bell! Stallone and Snipes are on your Sega CD, and they’ve got lots of action and shooting to keep you busy. That is, unless you’ve already played the Genesis version. In that case, they’ve got the same game but with some grainy FMV scenes! Still, it’s worth adding to your library, since it’s a very solid action title.

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Features

Double Take: Ecco Jr.

Double Take: Ecco Jr.

Though Ecco the Dolphin is one of the most beloved franchises on the Genesis, the third game to appear that console isn’t particularly well-known. Ecco Jr. was released as part of Sega’s Kids Club line, and it was meant for younger audiences. This meant a lot of older gamers passed it by. Should they have? Read on and see.

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Recent Posts

Stories from the Book of Genesis Vol. 41

Stories from the Book of Genesis Vol. 41

Not everyone buys the perfect console on the first try. Sometimes, you have to try things out before you find the right one for you. Contributor James Villone shares his experience of trying out some great hardware before finally keeping the best of them all, the Sega Genesis. Read on and hear his tale!

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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Master System)

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Master System)

Mickey’s first outing on the Master System was different than the Genesis game but just as good. Great visuals and solid gameplay make for a wonderful Disney adventure that anyone with a Master System should have in their library. Fans of the Genesis version should check it out to see a whole different adventure than the one they’re used to.

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Alien Syndrome (Game Gear)

Alien Syndrome (Game Gear)

Sega’s classic Alien Syndrome has been ported to many consoles, but the Game Gear version may just be the best one. New levels, stackable weapons, and great presentation make this one run-‘n-gun worth importing. It’s only single-player, but there’s more than enough action for any alien hunter!

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NBA Action ’94

NBA Action ’94

Sega gave EA Sports a run for its money with a line of quality titles that covered all types of sports. One of its strongest series during the 16-bit era was NBA Action. Real teams and players and solid gameplay made up for the weak graphics, and the game is worth playing for fans of B-ball action, particularly the multi-player mode.

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OutRun (Master System)

OutRun (Master System)

Sega’s classic racer zoomed onto the Master System in 1987 in a port that managed to capture the magic of the arcade original, despite the downgrade in hardware. Though outclassed by its Genesis and Saturn siblings, the 8-bit version of the game is still well worth playing, and it shows how well Sega’s arcade titles could transfer to the Master System.

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