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Articles written by: James Villone

Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge

The Olympics come but once every four years, but you can compete whenever you want with Accolade’s Summer Challenge. It’s not be the best game to represent the timeless competition, but it’s not a bad one, either. There’s a decent selection of events and some impressive 3D visuals, if you can get past the controls and framerate.

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Golden Axe Warrior

Golden Axe Warrior

Sega gave Master System owners a Zelda-style game set in the Golden Axe universe, and though it’s far from original, it’s a an excellent homage to Nintendo’s 8-bit classic. A large world, good story, and lots of secrets make this often overlooked title one worthy of addition to any Master System library.

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Christmas NiGHTS Sampler

Christmas NiGHTS Sampler

Saturn owners have a tradition that has not failed since 1996. Each Christmas, it’s time to break out the Christmas NiGHTS sampler and play through it! An amazing giveaway from Sega that was bundled with magazines, the disc is loaded with enough great content to keep players busy for hours. A merry Christmas indeed!

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Ecco the Dolphin (MD)

Ecco the Dolphin (MD)

You’ve undoubtedly played Ecco the Dolphin on the Genesis or European Mega Drive, but it’s worth giving the Japanese version a try. Released last, it added some features the others lacked, including a more fleshed-out story and a new stage. Together, these additions make the Japanese release the definitive cartridge version of the game.

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House of Tarot

House of Tarot

Tired of playing Sonic or Shinobi? Here’s something different for your Game Gear. Sega released a Tarot reading game in Japan that does creates a pretty good 8-bit representation of fortune-telling with only two buttons. Is there a screen mod in your future? Perhaps a restored battery pack? You’ll have to play to see!

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