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Reader Roundtable Vol. 125

Reader Roundtable Vol. 125

Summer has left us, but the Genesis remains! This month, we’ve been going back over some classics that may not have gotten the attention they initially deserved, so join our staff and readers as they share what they’ve been playing in September!

Champions of Europe

Champions of Europe

With the popularity of soccer in Europe, it’s not surprising that consoles there saw some releases that never made it to North America. Champions of Europe for the Master System is one example, and judging by the gameplay, perhaps it was better left on the other side of the pond. It’s not great, but it has nothing on excellent releases like Sensible Soccer.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Originally hailed as a rival to Super Mario Bros. Alex Kidd in Miracle spawned a series that extended to the Genesis. Though it wasn’t as popular as Mario, the franchise is still well-regarded among Sega fans who loved its vehicles, colorful levels, and wacky boss battles. With a big heart and an even bigger punch, original game has become a bona fide Sega classic. Jan-ken-pon!

Creative Genesis: iretrogamer Looks at Decap Attack, Psycho Fox & More!

Creative Genesis: iretrogamer Looks at Decap Attack, Psycho Fox & More!

Youtube channel iretrogamer has done a great little retrospective on the Vic Tokai’s series of games that includes Decap Attack and Psycho Fox. Both titles are similar in the style of gameplay also found in Kid Kool on the NES. Check out the video and learn a bit more about this fun little series of platformers!

Philip Morris Sued Sega Over Unauthorized Malboro Ads

Philip Morris Sued Sega Over Unauthorized Malboro Ads

1991, cigarette maker Phillip Morris decided to sue Sega Enterprises over use of what was obviously a version of its Malboro brand logo. Found in the arcade version of Super Monaco GP, the ads set off what was a relatively quiet, if not tense situation between the two companies that ended in a settlement.


8-Bit Reviews

Champions of Europe

Champions of Europe

With the popularity of soccer in Europe, it’s not surprising that consoles there saw some releases that never made it to North America. Champions of Europe for the Master System is one example, and judging by the gameplay, perhaps it was better left on the other side of the pond. It’s not great, but it has nothing on excellent releases like Sensible Soccer.

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Genesis Reviews

Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf

Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf

There’s nothing better than crushing your enemies and seeing them driven before you, and Genghis Kahn on the Genesis provides an excellent strategy experience for would-be world conquerors. Manage resources and public opinion, and drive your hordes forth to victory! All that’s missing is the lamentation of the women.

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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. 125

Reader Roundtable Vol. 125

Summer has left us, but the Genesis remains! This month, we’ve been going back over some classics that may not have gotten the attention they initially deserved, so join our staff and readers as they share what they’ve been playing in September!

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Recent Posts

Interview: Robert Hunter (Game Artist)

Interview: Robert Hunter (Game Artist)

During its brief existence, Clockwork Tortoise created games that seemed to really test Sega’s hardware and were really fun to play. Robert Hunter was an artist at the studio, and he recently spoke to Sega-16 about his experiences at Clockwork Tortoise, as well as his time at Malibu Interactive and working on the Genesis and Sega CD.

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Jurassic Park (Master System)

Jurassic Park (Master System)

Jurassic Park roared onto just about every piece of hardware that was out in 1993, including the Master System, which was still around in Europe. It may have been scaled down for the machine, but it offered an excellent adventure.

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Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf

Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf

There’s nothing better than crushing your enemies and seeing them driven before you, and Genghis Kahn on the Genesis provides an excellent strategy experience for would-be world conquerors. Manage resources and public opinion, and drive your hordes forth to victory! All that’s missing is the lamentation of the women.

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Quartet

Quartet

As with many of Sega’s arcade titles of the ’80s, Quartet found its way onto the Master System. There were many changes in the transition, and the popular four-player feature of the original was lost. Still, the version that came home was fun enough to spend an afternoon with, especially with a friend.

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Sex & Sega: Partners in Print

Sex & Sega: Partners in Print

Sex and video games go way back, and every game publisher has found a way to combine the two. Sega went farther than most did in its print advertising, particularly in Europe, and by the late ’90s its ads were quite daring. By the turn of the century, game ads had become raunchier and more provocative. We take a look at the history of sex in Sega’s print advertising, and discuss its impact.

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