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Reader Roundtable Vol. 111

Reader Roundtable Vol. 111

Between the beach and all those other outdoor activities, time needs to be taken for what’s important: video games! The outdoors are nice and all, but who are we kidding? You know you want to crank up the AC and settle down with some SEGA goodness! Our staff and readers feel the same way! See what they’ve been playing for the past month.

Batman  Forever (Game Gear)

Batman Forever (Game Gear)

The Caped Crusader has long suffered a mixed history when it comes to video games. Some are good, and some are bad. Some, like Batman Forever, are downright horrible. Probe and Acclaim managed to distinguish themselves by making a terrible game across multiple platforms, and the Game Gear version is part of that unfortunate line.

World Class Leaderboard Golf

World Class Leaderboard Golf

The Genesis isn’t wanting for golf games, and there are enough around for the average fan to find one that suits a personal preference. U.S. Gold’s World Class Leaderboard Golf is a decent entry into the genre, but it lacks the presentation that could have put it in the upper tier of console golf games. Still if you’re a fan, it’s worth some playtime.

Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog’s first adventure on the Master System was quite different than the on the Genesis. Developed by Yuzo Koshiro’s studio Ancient (and featuring some great music), it’s an excellent rendition that doesn’t try to be more than its hardware will allow, and it’s pretty much a new game. If you’ve already played Sonic to death but still haven’t tried it on the Master System, you’re missing out.

Ninja Gaiden (Master System)

Ninja Gaiden (Master System)

Sega fans had the Shinobi series, and there were always comparisons between it and Ninja Gaiden on the NES. While both are great, Sega fans actually got the better end of the deal. Ninja Gaiden made appearances on the PAL Master System and on the Game Gear. The MS version is as good as you’d expect and well worth tracking down.


8-Bit Reviews

Batman  Forever (Game Gear)

Batman Forever (Game Gear)

The Caped Crusader has long suffered a mixed history when it comes to video games. Some are good, and some are bad. Some, like Batman Forever, are downright horrible. Probe and Acclaim managed to distinguish themselves by making a terrible game across multiple platforms, and the Game Gear version is part of that unfortunate line.

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Genesis Reviews

World Class Leaderboard Golf

World Class Leaderboard Golf

The Genesis isn’t wanting for golf games, and there are enough around for the average fan to find one that suits a personal preference. U.S. Gold’s World Class Leaderboard Golf is a decent entry into the genre, but it lacks the presentation that could have put it in the upper tier of console golf games. Still if you’re a fan, it’s worth some playtime.

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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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Reader Roundtable Vol. 111

Reader Roundtable Vol. 111

Between the beach and all those other outdoor activities, time needs to be taken for what’s important: video games! The outdoors are nice and all, but who are we kidding? You know you want to crank up the AC and settle down with some SEGA goodness! Our staff and readers feel the same way! See what they’ve been playing for the past month.

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Reader Roundtable Vol. 110

Reader Roundtable Vol. 110

You’d think that after so many months doing these articles, we’d have played through everything by now. The truth is, there are so many great games on Sega’s hardware that we could probably go another decade and never cover all of them. Still, we aim to try! Just as we do every month, our staff and readers share what they’ve been playing lately, and there are some great games to check out or revisit. Read on and enjoy!

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Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego?

That pesky Carmen Sandiego is on the move again, only this time it’s through time! Get out your biggest encyclopedia and prepare to travel throughout history to track down gaming’s most infamous outlaw. Definitely a game for those who prefer their titles to be a bit more cerebral, the Genesis version is delightful and educational!

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Montezuma’s Revenge

Montezuma’s Revenge

Parker Brothers was one of the rare publishers on the Master System, but it was good enough to port one of the best old school platformers ever. Montezuma’s Revenge has become a bit pricey, but there’s so much great gameplay here that it’s absolutely worth the price of admission.

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Reader Roundtable Vol. 109

Reader Roundtable Vol. 109

The winter has receded for some, while others are still fighting the cold. Wherever you are and whatever the temperature is, remember that there is always a great reason to forget the weather completely! Stay inside and play some Genesis, and you’ll never have to worry about being too hot or too cold!

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Wonder Boy

Wonder Boy

This is the one that started it all! A true Sega classic, Wonder Boy has seen various styles of play over the years. The original game was an arcade hit and received a wonderful port on the Master System. Axes, skateboards, and fruit! What more could you ask for in a game?

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