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Articles written by: Benjamin Galway

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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Ristar the Shooting Star

Ristar the Shooting Star

Released late in the lifespan of the Genesis, Ristar went unnoticed and unappreciated in 1995. The Game Gear version received equal treatment, though it was an excellent platformer that managed to retain all the charm and gameplay of its 16-bit sibling. It’s time to give this one the attention it deserves.

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Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen MD

Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen MD

Technos has released lots of games in its famous Kunio-kun series, including the famous River City Ransom. There were sports games too, like dodgeball. The Genesis version of the NES dodgeball game isn’t necessarily bad, but it will leave you wishing we’d gotten River City instead.

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Centurion: Defender of Rome

Centurion: Defender of Rome

Simulation games can be an acquired taste, and the advancement of time and technology can make some older titles seem like a chore. Centurion: Defender of Rome is one game that was much more enticing back in the day, when its paper-thin plot and shallow tactics made playing the watered down cartridge weren’t as noticeable.

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Powermonger

Powermonger

Electronic Arts wasn’t shy about porting its popular computer titles to the Genesis, but some games are better left where they are, especially when they fail to capture excitement and gameplay of the original. Powermonger suffers this fate, as its slow and oh-so-steady gameplay is bogged down on console and hampered by inadequate control.

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