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Sonic Drift

Sonic Drift

Long before he was racing against all-stars on modern consoles, Sonic was burning rubber and drifting around tracks on the Game Gear. The first Sonic Drift game only saw a release in Japan, but it’s worth tracking down and adding to your library, despite its limited roster and track count.

Sounds of Sega: Turbo OutRun (Arcade)

Sounds of Sega: Turbo OutRun (Arcade)

Following up a soundtrack as timeless as OutRun’s was a difficult proposition, but 1989’s Turbo OutRun made an excellent try at it. Its selection of fast-paced themes echoed the new racing style that still leaves fans of the series divided today. Despite the controversy surrounding the changes to the gameplay, this was a great score that deserves some attention.

Premier Manager

Premier Manager

Like soccer? Enjoy simulation games? Then we have a combination for you. Premier Manager brings all the excitement of the industry to your Genesis sans the gameplay, presentation, and excitement typically associated with the sport. It’s deep and involving but not overly exciting if you’re used to traditional soccer titles.

Ganbare Gorby!

Ganbare Gorby!

Sometimes, the weirdest concepts can make for a fun game, and few get weirder than Ganbare Gorby! for the Game Gear. What can one say about a puzzle game where you play as the former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev as he passes out food and items to citizens? Weirdness aside, it’s an entertaining puzzle title worth tracking down.

Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)

Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)

Sega released a technical marvel with the Saturn version of Virtua Fighter 2. Graphical compromises were made for it to happen, but the gameplay made the transition home intact. AM2 added a ton of great options as well, making this port a must-have for Saturn owners.


8-Bit Reviews

Sonic Drift

Sonic Drift

Long before he was racing against all-stars on modern consoles, Sonic was burning rubber and drifting around tracks on the Game Gear. The first Sonic Drift game only saw a release in Japan, but it’s worth tracking down and adding to your library, despite its limited roster and track count.

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16-bit Reviews

Premier Manager

Premier Manager

Like soccer? Enjoy simulation games? Then we have a combination for you. Premier Manager brings all the excitement of the industry to your Genesis sans the gameplay, presentation, and excitement typically associated with the sport. It’s deep and involving but not overly exciting if you’re used to traditional soccer titles.

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Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)

Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)

Sega released a technical marvel with the Saturn version of Virtua Fighter 2. Graphical compromises were made for it to happen, but the gameplay made the transition home intact. AM2 added a ton of great options as well, making this port a must-have for Saturn owners.

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Sounds of Sega: Turbo OutRun (Arcade)

Sounds of Sega: Turbo OutRun (Arcade)

Following up a soundtrack as timeless as OutRun’s was a difficult proposition, but 1989’s Turbo OutRun made an excellent try at it. Its selection of fast-paced themes echoed the new racing style that still leaves fans of the series divided today. Despite the controversy surrounding the changes to the gameplay, this was a great score that deserves some attention.

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