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Columns (Game Gear)

Columns (Game Gear)

If you’ve only played the Genesis version of Columns, then you need to track down a Game Gear and play the portable edition. It offers different options and a whole other feel to the gameplay that makes it more than just a watered-down port of its 16-bit sibling. It’s one of the best puzzle games on the Game Gear and arguably the best version of Columns overall.

Tecmo Super NBA Basketball

Tecmo Super NBA Basketball

Looking for a Genesis basketball game that’s a bit different from NBA Live? Perhaps Tecmo Super NBA Basketball is one to consider. While not perfect, it offers a decent alternative to EA’s game, with real teams and players and enough simulation options to keep you playing the entire season.

Reader Roundtable Vol. 130

Reader Roundtable Vol. 130

It’s great how most old games only age in years, continuing to stand the test of time even as more modern consoles replace them. Sega’s machines are home to many timeless classics, and there’s a nice feeling to going back and exploring some of the titles that slipped by earlier or just revisiting a favorite title. This month, we have a nice selection of classics from our staff and readers, so see what they were playing in February!

Star Wars

Star Wars

The Star Wars saga explodes onto the Game Gear! Combining platforming action with vehicle stages, the game offers a decent reproduction of the movie. It’s not a perfect game, but the good seems to outweigh the bad, making it a decent addition to any Game Gear owner’s library.

FIFA International Soccer (Game Gear)

FIFA International Soccer (Game Gear)

Electronic Arts’ FIFA Soccer series has long been a standard of excellence, but the Game Gear version kind of trips over the ball in some areas. While not a bad game, it fails to live up to the legacy of its 16-bit siblings. Still, it may be worth looking into if you’re itching to play some soccer and come across a copy at a decent price.


8-Bit Reviews

Columns (Game Gear)

Columns (Game Gear)

If you’ve only played the Genesis version of Columns, then you need to track down a Game Gear and play the portable edition. It offers different options and a whole other feel to the gameplay that makes it more than just a watered-down port of its 16-bit sibling. It’s one of the best puzzle games on the Game Gear and arguably the best version of Columns overall.

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Genesis Reviews

Tecmo Super NBA Basketball

Tecmo Super NBA Basketball

Looking for a Genesis basketball game that’s a bit different from NBA Live? Perhaps Tecmo Super NBA Basketball is one to consider. While not perfect, it offers a decent alternative to EA’s game, with real teams and players and enough simulation options to keep you playing the entire season.

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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

Reader Roundtable Vol. 130

Reader Roundtable Vol. 130

It’s great how most old games only age in years, continuing to stand the test of time even as more modern consoles replace them. Sega’s machines are home to many timeless classics, and there’s a nice feeling to going back and exploring some of the titles that slipped by earlier or just revisiting a favorite title. This month, we have a nice selection of classics from our staff and readers, so see what they were playing in February!

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Recent Posts

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Game Gear)

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Game Gear)

Mickey Mouse debuted on the Game Gear in spectacular fashion, as Sega’s Castle of Illusion gave the machine a stellar platformer at launch. It also marked the start of a great handheld franchise that sparked two sequels. The original is still a great game to play and one that should be in every Game Gear owner’s library.

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Reader Roundtable Vol. 129

Reader Roundtable Vol. 129

2017 is here, and what better way to ring in the new year than with some great games? This month, our staff and readers have been playing a few classics. These are games that are timeless, but there are still some who might not have played them in years or even not at all. Check ’em out and see if there’s something you missed!

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16-Bit Books: Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works to Be Reprinted!

16-Bit Books: Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works to Be Reprinted!

Those who missed out on the initial run of the incredible Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works book will definitely want to get in on the campaign to fund a second printing. Check out the article for more details and then head over to the official Kickstarter page and get your copy!

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Global Defense

Global Defense

Sega wowed arcade gamers with SDI, a trackball-based shooter that had them defending the planet from enemy attack. The game was soon ported to the Master System, and while several compromises had to be made for it to work on the less-powerful hardware (and with a controller), the conversion turned out surprisingly well. It’s one that’s worth checking out.

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Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice

Platformers were all the rage during the early ’90s, and in some places, the Master System was still getting new releases. Tec Toy’s version of Fire & Ice tried to give the machine some new blood, but it the gameplay left more people cold than hot. Still, it’s not a bad game and one worth checking out if you’re a fan of Master System imports.

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