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Articles written by: James Villone

Hands-On: Ecco Jr. and the Great Ocean Treasure Hunt!

Hands-On: Ecco Jr. and the Great Ocean Treasure Hunt!

From the Game Gear to the Sega CD, Sega’s Ecco the Dolphin was seemingly everywhere in the ’90s. What many people don’t know is that he also made an appearance on the Pico, Sega’s educational children’s console. A variation of the Ecco Jr. game was released, and we’ve given it a hands-on to see if it sinks or swims.

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Hands-On: SOUND WAVES: A Tribute to Ecco the Dolphin

Hands-On: SOUND WAVES: A Tribute to Ecco the Dolphin

Fans have done some amazing things with video game music, and there are plenty of remixes out there that deserve downloading. Fans of Ecco the Dolphin should definitely check out Sound Waves, which provides a creative and original take on the themes that made that series’ soundtracks so legendary.

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Ecco the Dolphin (Game Gear)

Ecco the Dolphin (Game Gear)

If you haven’t played some version of Ecco the Dolphin yet, you’re definitely missing out on a unique and innovative take on action games. The Game Gear version is a great way to get started with the franchise, as it offers all the gameplay and charm of the original, with some nice details added. This is definitely one you’ll want in your game library.

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Columns (Game Gear)

Columns (Game Gear)

If you’ve only played the Genesis version of Columns, then you need to track down a Game Gear and play the portable edition. It offers different options and a whole other feel to the gameplay that makes it more than just a watered-down port of its 16-bit sibling. It’s one of the best puzzle games on the Game Gear and arguably the best version of Columns overall.

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Star Wars

Star Wars

The Star Wars saga explodes onto the Game Gear! Combining platforming action with vehicle stages, the game offers a decent reproduction of the movie. It’s not a perfect game, but the good seems to outweigh the bad, making it a decent addition to any Game Gear owner’s library.

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