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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.

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.

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!

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!


8-Bit Reviews

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.

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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

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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Recent Posts

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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Creative Genesis: A Sega CD for Christmas!

Creative Genesis: A Sega CD for Christmas!

When you’re a kid, getting a new game console for Christmas is one of the most awesome experiences there is. Imagine getting a Sega CD in 1994, then! Tyler Esposito of the YouTube channel iretrogamer was lucky enough to capture on video his cousin’s odyssey to become two of those kids, and if it doesn’t give you the fuzzies then you’re probably a robot.

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5-in-1 FunPak

5-in-1 FunPak

Board games on a game console might not hold much attention when released on their own, but bundled together, they can offer a package worthy of some time. Interplay’s 5-in-1 FunPak takes a few board game staples and puts them on a single Game Gear cartridge, complete with two-player option. Is it enough to hold one’s attention? Read on and see.

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Reader Roundtable Vol. 128

Reader Roundtable Vol. 128

Hopefully, everyone got all they wanted for Christmas, and with luck, that included lots of Sega games. There are plenty of games worth asking Santa for, so it’s most likely that he brought something you wanted! Our staff and readers share their games for the month, so let’s see what they’ve been playing!

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