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Golden Axe Warrior

Golden Axe Warrior

Sega gave Master System owners a Zelda-style game set in the Golden Axe universe, and though it’s far from original, it’s a an excellent homage to Nintendo’s 8-bit classic. A large world, good story, and lots of secrets make this often overlooked title one worthy of addition to any Master System library.

Where’s My Remaster? Burning Rangers

Where’s My Remaster? Burning Rangers

Visually, games from the dawn of the 3D era have not aged well, and with today’s powerful consoles many older releases from that period have been remastered. A lot of Sega’s early efforts are still awaiting their chance, so join us as we examine which titles we would like to see reborn with modern bells and whistles, starting with the Saturn classic Burning Rangers!

Christmas NiGHTS Sampler

Christmas NiGHTS Sampler

Saturn owners have a tradition that has not failed since 1996. Each Christmas, it’s time to break out the Christmas NiGHTS sampler and play through it! An amazing giveaway from Sega that was bundled with magazines, the disc is loaded with enough great content to keep players busy for hours. A merry Christmas indeed!

Hands-On: Streets of Rage (Sega Forever)

Hands-On: Streets of Rage (Sega Forever)

Sega’s seminal beat-’em-up franchise has been ported many times, including mobile devices as part of the Sega Forever collection. How well did it make the transition? Read our hands-on and see.

Primetime NFL Starring Deion Sanders

Primetime NFL Starring Deion Sanders

Sega selected Cowboys star Deion Sanders as the heir to Joe Montana’s licensing crown, but that was likely the biggest change made to the series. Prime Time NFL didn’t do much to stand apart from previous editions, but it added enough to make it a contender worthy of the franchise tag.


8-Bit Reviews

Golden Axe Warrior

Golden Axe Warrior

Sega gave Master System owners a Zelda-style game set in the Golden Axe universe, and though it’s far from original, it’s a an excellent homage to Nintendo’s 8-bit classic. A large world, good story, and lots of secrets make this often overlooked title one worthy of addition to any Master System library.

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16-bit Reviews

Primetime NFL Starring Deion Sanders

Primetime NFL Starring Deion Sanders

Sega selected Cowboys star Deion Sanders as the heir to Joe Montana’s licensing crown, but that was likely the biggest change made to the series. Prime Time NFL didn’t do much to stand apart from previous editions, but it added enough to make it a contender worthy of the franchise tag.

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Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Christmas NiGHTS Sampler

Christmas NiGHTS Sampler

Saturn owners have a tradition that has not failed since 1996. Each Christmas, it’s time to break out the Christmas NiGHTS sampler and play through it! An amazing giveaway from Sega that was bundled with magazines, the disc is loaded with enough great content to keep players busy for hours. A merry Christmas indeed!

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Where’s My Remaster? Burning Rangers

Where’s My Remaster? Burning Rangers

Visually, games from the dawn of the 3D era have not aged well, and with today’s powerful consoles many older releases from that period have been remastered. A lot of Sega’s early efforts are still awaiting their chance, so join us as we examine which titles we would like to see reborn with modern bells and whistles, starting with the Saturn classic Burning Rangers!

continue reading

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Interview: Marc Ericksen (Artist)

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