With the popularity of soccer in Europe, it’s not surprising that consoles there saw some releases that never made it to North America. Champions of Europe for the Master System is one example, and judging by the gameplay, perhaps it was better left on the other side of the pond. It’s not great, but it has nothing on excellent releases like Sensible Soccer.continue reading
During its brief existence, Clockwork Tortoise created games that seemed to really test Sega’s hardware and were really fun to play. Robert Hunter was an artist at the studio, and he recently spoke to Sega-16 about his experiences at Clockwork Tortoise, as well as his time at Malibu Interactive and working on the Genesis and Sega CD.
Jurassic Park roared onto just about every piece of hardware that was out in 1993, including the Master System, which was still around in Europe. It may have been scaled down for the machine, but it offered an excellent adventure.
There’s nothing better than crushing your enemies and seeing them driven before you, and Genghis Kahn on the Genesis provides an excellent strategy experience for would-be world conquerors. Manage resources and public opinion, and drive your hordes forth to victory! All that’s missing is the lamentation of the women.
As with many of Sega’s arcade titles of the ’80s, Quartet found its way onto the Master System. There were many changes in the transition, and the popular four-player feature of the original was lost. Still, the version that came home was fun enough to spend an afternoon with, especially with a friend.
Sex and video games go way back, and every game publisher has found a way to combine the two. Sega went farther than most did in its print advertising, particularly in Europe, and by the late ’90s its ads were quite daring. By the turn of the century, game ads had become raunchier and more provocative. We take a look at the history of sex in Sega’s print advertising, and discuss its impact.