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Reader Roundtable Vol. 121

Reader Roundtable Vol. 121

Ah, Spring… It’s a time for sunshine, flowers, and gentle breezes. It’s also a time for hay fever and ticks, so maybe we’d better just stay indoors! Luckily, our staff and readers are here for you, with a fresh batch of games that you will want to play while you’re hiding from allergies and sunburn. There’s always something worth checking out!

Marble Madness (Game Gear)

Marble Madness (Game Gear)

Atari’s Marble Madness is an arcade classic that’s been ported to many different systems with varying degrees of success. The lack of the coin-op’s unique trackball controller made many of these versions inferior, but thankfully the Game Gear version is highly playable. It also looks great, making this one of the better versions out there.

Behind the Design: The Revenge of Shinobi

Behind the Design: The Revenge of Shinobi

Virtually every Genesis owner owns or has at least played The Revenge of Shinobi. Hailed as a 16-bit classic, it was one of the early titles that showed off what the console was capable of, and it cemented the Shinobi series as a major Sega franchise. Sega-16 takes a comprehensive look at how it was made, with insight from several members of the development team.

Shin Megami Tensei

Shin Megami Tensei

The Sega CD has a great selection of RPGs, but most were sadly left in Japan. Those willing to brave the language barrier should consider playing Shin Megami Tensei, an installment in the long-running and popular series that was never brought to the West. It’s a great upgrade over the Super Famicom version, and there are FAQs online to help with the plot!

Sega Legends: Ayrton Senna

Sega Legends: Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna was a racing icon throughout much of the world, even within the video game industry. He was signed by Sega of Japan to endorse its second Super Monaco GP game, but he left more than just his name on the game’s development. He played an integral part in its creation, showing the full potential of what a licensed game could be.


8-Bit Reviews

Marble Madness (Game Gear)

Marble Madness (Game Gear)

Atari’s Marble Madness is an arcade classic that’s been ported to many different systems with varying degrees of success. The lack of the coin-op’s unique trackball controller made many of these versions inferior, but thankfully the Game Gear version is highly playable. It also looks great, making this one of the better versions out there.

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Genesis Reviews

Jeopardy! Deluxe Edition

Jeopardy! Deluxe Edition

Jeopardy! has maintained a solid presence on game consoles, with multiple editions available for the Genesis and Sega CD. Sadly, the Deluxe Edition turned out to be little more than what would today be called an expansion pack. Only the most diehard Trebek fans need apply if they need this one to go along side their original and sport editions.

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Sega CD Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei

Shin Megami Tensei

The Sega CD has a great selection of RPGs, but most were sadly left in Japan. Those willing to brave the language barrier should consider playing Shin Megami Tensei, an installment in the long-running and popular series that was never brought to the West. It’s a great upgrade over the Super Famicom version, and there are FAQs online to help with the plot!

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Features

Reader Roundtable Vol. 121

Reader Roundtable Vol. 121

Ah, Spring… It’s a time for sunshine, flowers, and gentle breezes. It’s also a time for hay fever and ticks, so maybe we’d better just stay indoors! Luckily, our staff and readers are here for you, with a fresh batch of games that you will want to play while you’re hiding from allergies and sunburn. There’s always something worth checking out!

continue reading

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Legend Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Game Gear)

Legend Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Game Gear)

Mickey is usually well-known for his quality outings on Sega Consoles. The Illusion games are a fan favorite, but the third installment on the Game Gear began to show the series’ age. Lackluster compared to previous titles, it fails to bring anything new to the formula, and the result is definitely a step down.

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Interview: Henk Nieborg

Interview: Henk Nieborg

Pixel art is one of the undying joys of gaming. While 3D can be quick to show its age, pixel art maintains its beauty. Sega-16 recently chatted with one of the legends of pixel art design, Henk Nieborg, and he shared his experiences on creating The Misadventures of Flink, the Adventures of Lomax, and other works. Enjoy!

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Jeopardy! Deluxe Edition

Jeopardy! Deluxe Edition

Jeopardy! has maintained a solid presence on game consoles, with multiple editions available for the Genesis and Sega CD. Sadly, the Deluxe Edition turned out to be little more than what would today be called an expansion pack. Only the most diehard Trebek fans need apply if they need this one to go along side their original and sport editions.

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Reader Roundtable Vol. 120

Reader Roundtable Vol. 120

Winter is gone, and hopefully it’s getting warmer where you live. That means it’s going to be sunny and pleasant outside, making it that much harder to resist the temptation to stay indoors and play Sega. Be strong! Don’t give into your basic urges! You can take a pill for vitamin D, and if you want fresh air, just open a window! Stay inside and try out one of the great games in this month’s Roundtable!

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Speedball (Master System)

Speedball (Master System)

The Bitmap Bros. are renowned for their excellent games, titles that are both well-presented and that play great. Speedball on the Genesis is a great example of that, but the Master System port, done by Mirrorsoft/Image Works, doesn’t fare as well. Everything that made the Genesis version so good is missing, so there’s no reason to bother with this version.

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