Sega’s Shinobi series is recognized for its greatness on the Genesis, but the Game Gear is home to two excellent entries in the series. The first game features solid gameplay and great presentation, and it captures the essence of what makes the series so popular with fans. This is definitely one to have in your Game Gear library.continue reading
You’ve waited four long years, but WaterMelon’s next game is finally coming! Paprium could well be the best side-scrolling beat-’em-up ever made, and it’s set to take the Genesis to places no one thought it could go. WaterMelon has a pretty good track record for quality, and there’s no reason to doubt that it won’t deliver with this monster brawler.
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.
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.
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!