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Articles written by: Benjamin Galway

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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Super Baseball 2020

Super Baseball 2020

Like baseball? Enjoy watching robots fight? Then have we got a game for you! Super Baseball 2020 lets cyborgs and robots take America’s pastime to a whole new level. A brilliant port of the Neo Geo arcade classic, the Genesis version has all the sporty metal-mashing you could ever want. Play ball!

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Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Densetsu

Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Densetsu

Fans of the Shining Force series should definitely try out Lord Monarch. Despite the language barrier (there’s help for that online), the game is a solid entry into the strategy genre that is highly reminiscent of Sega’s seminal franchise.

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Psycho Pinball

Psycho Pinball

There are more than a few pinball games on the Genesis, and while most gamers seem to prefer Naxat Soft’s offerings over the others, there are actually some great alternatives. Codemasters’ Psycho Pinball is one game that offers some solid pinball action that most others on the console can’t provide. It’s definitely worth looking into.

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Night Trap

Night Trap

Considered one of the most controversial games in history, Night Trap earned the wrath of the U.S. Senate and helped usher in the ratings system. All the notoriety aside though, is it actually a good game? Well… no. Awkward gameplay fails to mesh with grainy video, creating an experience that’s ultimately unsatisfying. The 32X version at least had cleaner video, but this release doesn’t even have that going for it.

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