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Reader Roundtable Vol. 132

Reader Roundtable Vol. 132

Welcome back, friends and readers! This month, we look at some great 8- and 16-bit titles that are sure to keep your thumbs twitching and your adrenaline pumping! Sit back, relax, and see what our staff and readers have been playing all April long!

Interview: Matt Phillips (Tanglewood Game Developer)

Interview: Matt Phillips (Tanglewood Game Developer)

The Genesis homebrew scene is a wonderful opportunity for Sega fans to see new games made for their beloved console. Programmer Matt Phillips is working on a great platformer that will soon be available for purchase on an actual cartridge, and the game is looking awesome. We sat down with Matt to get all the details on his first Genesis homebrew game!

Shinobi (Game Gear)

Shinobi (Game Gear)

Sega’s Shinobi series is recognized for its greatness on the Genesis, but the Game Gear is home to two excellent entries in the series. The first game features solid gameplay and great presentation, and it captures the essence of what makes the series so popular with fans. This is definitely one to have in your Game Gear library.

Rugby World Cup ’95

Rugby World Cup ’95

Are you a fan of rugby? If so, you might want to check out EA’s Rugby World Cup ’95 on the Genesis. It’s not spectacular, but it does a reasonable job of emulating the sport on the 16-bit hardware. There aren’t a lot of these games on the console, and this one is far from the best. Still, it’s worth spending some time with if you find it at a decent price.

Reader Roundtable Vol. 131

Reader Roundtable Vol. 131

Spring is here, and winter’s icy grip is finally thawing out. Through it all, our games have been there to keep our minds off the weather, and we can always rely on them to be a wonderful distraction. This month’s selection is a great assortment, and our readers are sure to find something they love or need to play. Read on and see!


8-Bit Reviews

Shinobi (Game Gear)

Shinobi (Game Gear)

Sega’s Shinobi series is recognized for its greatness on the Genesis, but the Game Gear is home to two excellent entries in the series. The first game features solid gameplay and great presentation, and it captures the essence of what makes the series so popular with fans. This is definitely one to have in your Game Gear library.

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Genesis Reviews

Rugby World Cup ’95

Rugby World Cup ’95

Are you a fan of rugby? If so, you might want to check out EA’s Rugby World Cup ’95 on the Genesis. It’s not spectacular, but it does a reasonable job of emulating the sport on the 16-bit hardware. There aren’t a lot of these games on the console, and this one is far from the best. Still, it’s worth spending some time with if you find it at a decent price.

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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

Reader Roundtable Vol. 132

Reader Roundtable Vol. 132

Welcome back, friends and readers! This month, we look at some great 8- and 16-bit titles that are sure to keep your thumbs twitching and your adrenaline pumping! Sit back, relax, and see what our staff and readers have been playing all April long!

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Recent Posts

Preview: Paprium

Preview: Paprium

You’ve waited four long years, but WaterMelon’s next game is finally coming! Paprium could well be the best side-scrolling beat-’em-up ever made, and it’s set to take the Genesis to places no one thought it could go. WaterMelon has a pretty good track record for quality, and there’s no reason to doubt that it won’t deliver with this monster brawler.

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Columns (Game Gear)

Columns (Game Gear)

If you’ve only played the Genesis version of Columns, then you need to track down a Game Gear and play the portable edition. It offers different options and a whole other feel to the gameplay that makes it more than just a watered-down port of its 16-bit sibling. It’s one of the best puzzle games on the Game Gear and arguably the best version of Columns overall.

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Tecmo Super NBA Basketball

Tecmo Super NBA Basketball

Looking for a Genesis basketball game that’s a bit different from NBA Live? Perhaps Tecmo Super NBA Basketball is one to consider. While not perfect, it offers a decent alternative to EA’s game, with real teams and players and enough simulation options to keep you playing the entire season.

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Reader Roundtable Vol. 130

Reader Roundtable Vol. 130

It’s great how most old games only age in years, continuing to stand the test of time even as more modern consoles replace them. Sega’s machines are home to many timeless classics, and there’s a nice feeling to going back and exploring some of the titles that slipped by earlier or just revisiting a favorite title. This month, we have a nice selection of classics from our staff and readers, so see what they were playing in February!

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Star Wars

Star Wars

The Star Wars saga explodes onto the Game Gear! Combining platforming action with vehicle stages, the game offers a decent reproduction of the movie. It’s not a perfect game, but the good seems to outweigh the bad, making it a decent addition to any Game Gear owner’s library.

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