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Burning Rangers

Burning Rangers

One of the final Saturn releases was also one of its most original. Taking the action genre in a a new direction, Sonic Team had players take the role of a futuristic rescue team in a game that pushed Sega’s 32-bit hardware to its limit. Burning Rangers is both a technological achievement and a lot of fun.

Klax (Mega Drive)

Klax (Mega Drive)

Namco released a version of Klax that was a bit different from Tengen’s, with better sound and a true two-player mode, making it much more faithful to the arcade original. It only came out in Japan but should be obtainable for those puzzle fans looking for the optimal Klax experience. The ’90s may be over, but there’s still time for Klax.

The Time Sega Got M.A.D.D.

The Time Sega Got M.A.D.D.

In 1987, Sega joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving to create a public service announcement for teenagers. OutRun was the featured game, and the spot helped launched a national campaign about the issue. The ad was timely for everyone involved, particularly the video game industry.

World Grand Prix

World Grand Prix

Most people tend to think of Hang-On and OutRun when they consider racing games on the Master System. Those are definitely two of the best, but there were others worth checking out. One of them is World Grand Prix. It’s not a genre-defining title, but it’s decent and worth some playtime, despite some flaws.

Sega Firsts: Ulala Goes to Court

Sega Firsts: Ulala Goes to Court

Sega’s court battle against former Deee-Lite singer Lady Miss Kier was a landmark case for video gaming, as it was the first example of California‚Äôs Supreme Court examining the issue of First Amendment protection and celebrity rights of publicity in video games. The verdict became a standard for future cases. Join us as we take a deep look at the case and how Sega made history.


8-Bit Reviews

World Grand Prix

World Grand Prix

Most people tend to think of Hang-On and OutRun when they consider racing games on the Master System. Those are definitely two of the best, but there were others worth checking out. One of them is World Grand Prix. It’s not a genre-defining title, but it’s decent and worth some playtime, despite some flaws.

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16-bit Reviews

Klax (Mega Drive)

Klax (Mega Drive)

Namco released a version of Klax that was a bit different from Tengen’s, with better sound and a true two-player mode, making it much more faithful to the arcade original. It only came out in Japan but should be obtainable for those puzzle fans looking for the optimal Klax experience. The ’90s may be over, but there’s still time for Klax.

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Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Burning Rangers

Burning Rangers

One of the final Saturn releases was also one of its most original. Taking the action genre in a a new direction, Sonic Team had players take the role of a futuristic rescue team in a game that pushed Sega’s 32-bit hardware to its limit. Burning Rangers is both a technological achievement and a lot of fun.

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The Time Sega Got M.A.D.D.

The Time Sega Got M.A.D.D.

In 1987, Sega joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving to create a public service announcement for teenagers. OutRun was the featured game, and the spot helped launched a national campaign about the issue. The ad was timely for everyone involved, particularly the video game industry.

continue reading

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