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Reader Roundtable Vol. 122

Reader Roundtable Vol. 122

So many games and so little time! It’s amazing how much of a console’s library can still be discovered so many years after it’s off store shelves, and Sega’s machines are still producing new experiences decades after they’ve been officially discontinued. For fans though, no machine ever dies! Read on and see what our staff and readers were playing in May!

Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord

Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord

The Master System is not known for a wide selection of RPGs, but some actually get passed over in favor of more recognized titles. Miracle Warriors is such title, having spent decades in the shadows of Phantasy Star and Ys. While it is far from their level of quality, there is actually a decent game under some unforgiving RPG mechanics.

Chessmaster, The

Chessmaster, The

The most legendary digital chess game in history came to the Game Gear in 1991, and Nova Logic did a stellar job with the port. Fans of the Game of Kings would do well to give this version a try, as the computer can be quite challenging, and it even features a two-player option!

Super Off Road (Game Gear)

Super Off Road (Game Gear)

Impressive in the arcades and on the NES, Super Off Road comes to the Game Gear, and it even has two-player support. Lamentably, that’s about all it has, unless you count the slippery control, crushing difficulty, and meager track selection. Maybe it’s better if this truck gets left in the garage…

Robot Battler

Robot Battler

On the Mega Drive, Sega began offering downloadable games via its MegaNet service. Robot Battler was among the titles released, but it offered little satisfaction compared to some of the other titles. Today, what novelty it has is gone, and the actual game is perhaps better left as a footnote in the company’s history.


8-Bit Reviews

Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord

Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord

The Master System is not known for a wide selection of RPGs, but some actually get passed over in favor of more recognized titles. Miracle Warriors is such title, having spent decades in the shadows of Phantasy Star and Ys. While it is far from their level of quality, there is actually a decent game under some unforgiving RPG mechanics.

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Genesis Reviews

Robot Battler

Robot Battler

On the Mega Drive, Sega began offering downloadable games via its MegaNet service. Robot Battler was among the titles released, but it offered little satisfaction compared to some of the other titles. Today, what novelty it has is gone, and the actual game is perhaps better left as a footnote in the company’s history.

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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. 122

Reader Roundtable Vol. 122

So many games and so little time! It’s amazing how much of a console’s library can still be discovered so many years after it’s off store shelves, and Sega’s machines are still producing new experiences decades after they’ve been officially discontinued. For fans though, no machine ever dies! Read on and see what our staff and readers were playing in May!

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Recent Posts

Interview: Stuart Middleton (Programmer)

Interview: Stuart Middleton (Programmer)

Stuart Middleton has been programming and working in the gaming industry for decades, as he’s had a hand in many classic Sega games, like Alien 3 and Joe & Mac for the Genesis. Sega-16 chatted with him recently about his experiences working on several of Sega’s hardware, including the Master System and Game Gear.

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Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (Game Gear)

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (Game Gear)

Go, go Sega Game Gear! The Power Rangers kick and chop their way onto Sega’s little portable in a game that’s actually pretty darn fun! It may not be the most complex title out there, but it’s entertaining, plays well, and looks and sounds great. The Rangers were pretty solid on Sega’s hardware, and this is definitely one worth checking out.

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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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Kung Fu Kid

Kung Fu Kid

Sega jumped into the martial arts action game with a title that was eerily reminiscent of Irem classics like Vigilante. Short, nice to look at, and simple to play, Kung Fu Kid doesn’t offer much in gameplay, but it somehow manages to be entertaining. If you can get past the feeling of lost potential, there’s a decent little action game here.

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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!

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