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16-Bit Books: Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

16-Bit Books: Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

Genesis owners finally have the book they’ve been waiting for. With tons of art and interviews, the Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works is a feast for the eyes and a tome of wonder for fans of Sega’s most successful console.

Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition

Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition

Double Dribble on the NES is considered a classic by many, but somehow none of what made that version so special found its way into the Genesis sequel. Brain-dead team AI makes the single-player experience entirely avoidable, and while the eight-player mode may be fun for a while, it can’t save the overall package.

Sampras Tennis ’96

Sampras Tennis ’96

Sequels are expected to be better, but often they’re not. That’s the case with Sampras Tennis ’96, which offered little improvements over the original. In truth, all it mostly adds is frustrating gameplay. There are much better tennis games on the Genesis than this series, so fans would be advised to politely decline Mr. Sampras’ invitation.

SupraKillMinds

SupraKillMinds

The Genesis has become a great platform for homebrew titles, and brand new games have already arrived from companies like Super Fighter Team and Watermelon. Another company, called 1985 Alternativo, continues its series of releases with a brand new puzzle game. While it may not be the next Tetris, SupraKillMinds is still a fun and engaging title worth checking out.

Brian Lara Cricket ’96

Brian Lara Cricket ’96

While most Americans are watching football, many around the world enjoy playing cricket. The British sport is played on almost every continent, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there is a Mega Drive version. It also shouldn’t be surprising that it wasn’t released in the U.S. Still, it’s an excellent rendition and a great chance for Genesis owners to learn about this unique and engaging game.


Genesis Reviews

Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition

Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition

Double Dribble on the NES is considered a classic by many, but somehow none of what made that version so special found its way into the Genesis sequel. Brain-dead team AI makes the single-player experience entirely avoidable, and while the eight-player mode may be fun for a while, it can’t save the overall package.

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Sega CD Reviews

Iron Helix

Iron Helix

Looking for a puzzle-solving, sci-fi thriller for your Sega CD? Iron Helix may be your game. Combining the interface of a graphic adventure with full-motion video cut scenes and puzzle elements, the game offers an experience uncommon on the platform. It may not be as deep as later titles, such as “D” and “Enemy Zero,” but it’s definitely worth playing.

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Sega 32X Reviews

Slam City with Scotty Pippen

Slam City with Scotty Pippen

What do you get when you take the latest multimedia technology and pair it with one of the best basketball players of all time? A complete trainwreck! When people usually think of Scotty Pippen, his rap talents aren’t the first thing to come to mind, and why anyone thought it would be a great idea to have him rap in an 32X FMV game is a puzzle best left to time…

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16-Bit Books: Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

16-Bit Books: Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

Genesis owners finally have the book they’ve been waiting for. With tons of art and interviews, the Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works is a feast for the eyes and a tome of wonder for fans of Sega’s most successful console.

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Reader Roundtable Vol. 104

Reader Roundtable Vol. 104

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Teasers: Watermelon’s Project Y

Teasers: Watermelon’s Project Y

Four long years after the incredible Pier Solar, Watermelon Games has returned with a new Genesis game! Code-named Project Y, this beat-‘em-up looks to offer awesome visuals, lots of characters, and some deep gameplay. Details are sparse, but there’s more than enough to whet your appetite!

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Total Football

Total Football

Among the many Genesis soccer games is a title that was never released in North America. Total Football is a competent game that may be worth closer examination, but its quirky control scheme and sub-par feature list may keep more diehard fans glued to their copies of FIFA and Sensible Soccer.

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Reader Roundtable Vol. 103

Reader Roundtable Vol. 103

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PGA European Tour

PGA European Tour

On the Genesis, Electronic Arts developed a reputation for solid golf titles that largely endures to this day. The PGA series has long been its signature series, and the variety within the franchise, while not major, was enough to give golf fans more than a steady diet of titles to enjoy. PGA European Tour continued that trend.

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