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Articles written by: James Villone

5-in-1 FunPak

5-in-1 FunPak

Board games on a game console might not hold much attention when released on their own, but bundled together, they can offer a package worthy of some time. Interplay’s 5-in-1 FunPak takes a few board game staples and puts them on a single Game Gear cartridge, complete with two-player option. Is it enough to hold one’s attention? Read on and see.

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Double Take: Ecco Jr.

Double Take: Ecco Jr.

Though Ecco the Dolphin is one of the most beloved franchises on the Genesis, the third game to appear that console isn’t particularly well-known. Ecco Jr. was released as part of Sega’s Kids Club line, and it was meant for younger audiences. This meant a lot of older gamers passed it by. Should they have? Read on and see.

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Sega Chess

Sega Chess

Chess, the game of kings, actually had an official release for the Master System, though it was only in Europe. Though competent, the game pales in comparison to its unlicensed Genesis sibling. Still, if you’re a fan of the game and really need to play an 8-bit version of it, then Sega Chess might be something worth looking into.

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Stories from the Book of Genesis Vol. 41

Stories from the Book of Genesis Vol. 41

Not everyone buys the perfect console on the first try. Sometimes, you have to try things out before you find the right one for you. Contributor James Villone shares his experience of trying out some great hardware before finally keeping the best of them all, the Sega Genesis. Read on and hear his tale!

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Chess

Chess

The classic game of chess comes to the Genesis, and it has never been better. It’s ironic that an unofficial release, available as a download for flash carts or as a reproduction cart, is perhaps the best version of the game on the console. No gimmicks, no licenses – just classic chess simulation for the serious enthusiast. If you’re a chess fan, you’ll want to play this one.

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