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Preview: The Sega Arcade Revolution: A History in 62 Games

Preview: The Sega Arcade Revolution: A History in 62 Games

Ken Horowitz returns with his second Sega book! This new work chronicles the company’s arcade history from the early ’60s to the merger with Sammy Corp. 62 arcade classics are discussed in detail, along with multiple landmark events in Sega’s history! This is a must-read for Sega and arcade fans!

John Madden Football ’93

John Madden Football ’93

Football season may be over, but it’s always Sunday on the Genesis! Madden ’93 continued EA’s steady evolution of its gridiron juggernaut with the 1993 installment, and it offers a great time for anyone wanting to play armchair quarterback for a while. Grab some chips and a cold one and get ready for some football!

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

The Saturn has a robust selection of shooters, but relatively few of them left Japan. One that people should definitely examine is Galactic Attack, known as Layer Section in Japan, a vertically-scrolling affair with lock-on attacks. It’s a solid port that has some great action, crisp visuals, and a great soundtrack.

Interview: Michael Mendheim (Mutant Football League)

Interview: Michael Mendheim (Mutant Football League)

Mutant Football League rose from the dead in 2017 and is currently available on Steam Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. At the 2018 Midwest Gaming Classic, we had the chance to check out the game in person, and creator Michael Mendheim was kind enough to sit down with us for an interview regarding MFL’s release and upcoming expansion.

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.


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

John Madden Football ’93

John Madden Football ’93

Football season may be over, but it’s always Sunday on the Genesis! Madden ’93 continued EA’s steady evolution of its gridiron juggernaut with the 1993 installment, and it offers a great time for anyone wanting to play armchair quarterback for a while. Grab some chips and a cold one and get ready for some football!

continue reading

Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

The Saturn has a robust selection of shooters, but relatively few of them left Japan. One that people should definitely examine is Galactic Attack, known as Layer Section in Japan, a vertically-scrolling affair with lock-on attacks. It’s a solid port that has some great action, crisp visuals, and a great soundtrack.

continue reading

Features

Preview: The Sega Arcade Revolution: A History in 62 Games

Preview: The Sega Arcade Revolution: A History in 62 Games

Ken Horowitz returns with his second Sega book! This new work chronicles the company’s arcade history from the early ’60s to the merger with Sammy Corp. 62 arcade classics are discussed in detail, along with multiple landmark events in Sega’s history! This is a must-read for Sega and arcade fans!

continue reading

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World Grand Prix

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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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