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Interview: Patrick Hickey Jr. (Author of “The Minds Behind the Games”)

Interview: Patrick Hickey Jr. (Author of “The Minds Behind the Games”)

We recently chatted with Patrick Hickey Jr., an author, professor and journalist whose forthcoming book, “The Minds Behind the Games,” examines 36 different classic titles from multiple consoles and includes input from over 50 developers.

Hands-On: Ecco Jr. and the Great Ocean Treasure Hunt!

Hands-On: Ecco Jr. and the Great Ocean Treasure Hunt!

Sega’s Ecco the Dolphin was found in many different waters during the ’90s. From the Game Gear to the Sega CD, he was seemingly everywhere. What many people don’t know is that he also made an appearance on the Pico, Sega’s educational children’s console. A variation of the Ecco Jr. game was released, and we’ve given it a hands-on to see if it sinks or swims.

College Football’s National Championship

College Football’s National Championship

Anxious for football season to start? Here’s one game you might want to go back and check out. It was one of the BlueSky’s better football games and the last one to use the fabled Sports Talk feature. The NFL may be weeks away, but there’s some solid college football action available on the Genesis, so give it a tackle.

Reader Roundtable Vol. 134

Reader Roundtable Vol. 134

Summer is in full swing, and you’ve hopefully had some extra time to play games. As always, we’re here to share what we’ve been playing over the past 30 days, and there’s usually a game or two that might have slipped under your radar or that you’ve been thinking of revisiting. Well, now’s the time! Grab that controller and play some games!

Hands-On: SOUND WAVES: A Tribute to Ecco the Dolphin

Hands-On: SOUND WAVES: A Tribute to Ecco the Dolphin

Fans have done some amazing things with video game music, and there are plenty of remixes out there that deserve downloading. Fans of Ecco the Dolphin should definitely check out Sound Waves, which provides a creative and original take on the themes that made that series’ soundtracks so legendary.


8-Bit Reviews

Chuck Rock (Game Gear)

Chuck Rock (Game Gear)

Virgin’s lovable caveman belly-flops his way onto the Game Gear, but he’s kind of devolved in the process. Instead of a Cro-Magnon hero, we instead got a Neanderthal who lumbers through dark and silent stages. While the core (no pun intended) of what made the Genesis game is intact, the presentation and gameplay have suffered.

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Genesis Reviews

College Football’s National Championship

College Football’s National Championship

Anxious for football season to start? Here’s one game you might want to go back and check out. It was one of the BlueSky’s better football games and the last one to use the fabled Sports Talk feature. The NFL may be weeks away, but there’s some solid college football action available on the Genesis, so give it a tackle.

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Sega CD Reviews

Demolition Man CD

Demolition Man CD

Break out the Taco Bell! Stallone and Snipes are on your Sega CD, and they’ve got lots of action and shooting to keep you busy. That is, unless you’ve already played the Genesis version. In that case, they’ve got the same game but with some grainy FMV scenes! Still, it’s worth adding to your library, since it’s a very solid action title.

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Features

Interview: Patrick Hickey Jr. (Author of “The Minds Behind the Games”)

Interview: Patrick Hickey Jr. (Author of “The Minds Behind the Games”)

We recently chatted with Patrick Hickey Jr., an author, professor and journalist whose forthcoming book, “The Minds Behind the Games,” examines 36 different classic titles from multiple consoles and includes input from over 50 developers.

continue reading

Recent Posts

Creative Genesis: Custom Game Signs!

Creative Genesis: Custom Game Signs!

A new site offers custom signs that look great in any game room, including those in the beloved Sega style. Laser cut from solid wood and offer lots of style options. If you’re looking for a nice sign to show off, then Geeky Goods may have just the thing. Read on for more details and see if they have the sign for you!

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Chuck Rock (Game Gear)

Chuck Rock (Game Gear)

Virgin’s lovable caveman belly-flops his way onto the Game Gear, but he’s kind of devolved in the process. Instead of a Cro-Magnon hero, we instead got a Neanderthal who lumbers through dark and silent stages. While the core (no pun intended) of what made the Genesis game is intact, the presentation and gameplay have suffered.

read more

Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

Few companies know the strategy genre like Koei, and its Romance of the Three Kingdoms series has endured for decades. The second game appeared on the Genesis, and while it’s a bit rough in the interface, there’s some fun to be had if you’re a fan of political intrigue and nation-building.

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Preview: Sega Forever

Preview: Sega Forever

Sega has debuted a new service for Android and iOS that offers free downloads of its console classics! Each month, new games will be made available, and there’s even a promise of Dreamcast and other games! Check out our preview for more information and get ready to play some Sega games on your phone.

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Ecco the Dolphin (Game Gear)

Ecco the Dolphin (Game Gear)

If you haven’t played some version of Ecco the Dolphin yet, you’re definitely missing out on a unique and innovative take on action games. The Game Gear version is a great way to get started with the franchise, as it offers all the gameplay and charm of the original, with some nice details added. This is definitely one you’ll want in your game library.

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