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Articles written by: James Villone

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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Hands-On: Ecco the Dolphin PC: Fixed & Enhanced Edition

Hands-On: Ecco the Dolphin PC: Fixed & Enhanced Edition

Ecco the Dolphin had his original adventure ported to PC during the mid ’90s, and that version received a nice facelift via some fans over at the website Caverns of Hope. Enhancements made by Sega for the Windows ’95 edition, along with new features and fixes by Caverns of Hope, make this the definitive version of the game to play.

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Hacks & Homebrews: Phantasy Star IV Hacks

Hacks & Homebrews: Phantasy Star IV Hacks

Phantasy Star IV is a bona fide Genesis classic, and people are still finding all kinds of new ways to play it. After so many years, it’s great to see interesting hacks done to improve everything from the font to the difficulty level, even alter a major plot twist! We’ve checked a few of them out, so get ready to return to the Algol Star System!

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Chessmaster, The

Chessmaster, The

The most legendary digital chess game in history came to the Game Gear in 1991, and Nova Logic did a stellar job with the port. Fans of the Game of Kings would do well to give this version a try, as the computer can be quite challenging, and it even features a two-player option!

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