Dinosaurs are supposed to be cool, right? Most games that have them are, but there are a few that remind us why the terrible lizards became extinct. Fucom’s take on the popular children’s movie was an effort to cash in on a license, but it never quite figured out what it wanted to be, and all it ended up doing was making dinosaurs unattractive.continue reading
Sega’s screaming fighter shmup is back, and this time it’s on your iPhone! Everyone loves After Burner, and Sega’s made the classic franchise portable again. Going from the arcade to consoles and then to the mobile market seems like quite a trek for even a fighter jet to make, and this one sadly loses some of its speed along the way. Some games simply weren’t made for a phone.
The Genesis is host to many quality tennis titles, and fans of the sport should count themselves lucky for this fact when they’re faced with the possibility of having to play a game as bad as this one. Shoddy programming and lackluster presentation are enough to make anyone go McEnroe and smash their controller while yelling “really?” at the television.
Being an independent contractor during the 16-bit era was pretty hectic, and the games we took for granted on store shelves often had turbulent histories behind them. Kevin Seghetti knows all about that, as he was involved in the creation the Razorsoft titles TechnoCop & Stormlord. He also worked with the Master System and SNES.
Ever wanted to own your own airline? Ever wondered what it would be like to control the industry, charging people for everything short of the very air they breathe on the plane? Now is your chance! Koei’s seminal simulation franchise lets players manage their own airline company, and while its sequel was much better, the first installment got things off to a great start.
What better way to send off the month of love and friendship than by showing some love for an old friend? After more than two decades, the Genesis is still going strong for so many people, and one need only glance at the range of titles featured in this month’s article to see just why! There are plenty of games to rediscover or experience for the first time, so read on and see if there’s one you missed or should try again!