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Articles written by: Benjamin Galway

Strider (Master System)

Strider (Master System)

So much was lost in the Master System port of Strider that fans of the game should avoid it entirely. Dull and sluggish gameplay combine with horrible presentation to create one of the worst arcade conversions on the console. Stick with the Genesis port if you want to beat the Master, but if you must go 8-bit, grab the excellent NES game instead.

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Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Opa-Opa’s second adventure on the Master System may not be as classic as his first, but it’s still some quality shooter action. Great gameplay and solid design overcome some hardware shortcomings (particularly regarding sound) and make for an excellent addition to anyone’s Master System library.

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Dyna Brothers 2

Dyna Brothers 2

Real-time strategy buffs who aren’t afraid of a little Japanese will want to check out Dyna Brothers 2. Charming visuals, engaging gameplay, and dinosaurs make for a neat little game that will keep players occupied for hours. The language barrier is perhaps the only obstacle to an otherwise excellent title.

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Mortal Kombat (Game Gear)

Mortal Kombat (Game Gear)

TEST YOUR MIGHT! The arcade smash Mortal Kombat jumped kicked its way onto every console imaginable, including the Game Gear. Significantly watered down to fit on Sega’s handheld, the game still retained a lot of what made it so fun, but a lot was definitely lost in translation.

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Gunstar Heroes (Game Gear)

Gunstar Heroes (Game Gear)

Gunstar Heroes was an amazing game, and the Game Gear version is virtually as good as its Genesis counterpart. A Japanese exclusive, it received some changes that may not appeal to fans of the original. Still, it’s portable Gunstar! What more could you want?

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