Mention the game Landstalker to any veteran gamer and you’re bound to get one of two responses: a nostalgic sigh or a slew of profanity. You may even get a little of both. It is unique to the 16-bit era and when it leaves that much of an impression on its players, you know something was done right.
Articles written by: Ken Horowitz
Sega’s last attempt at a Batman game is arguably the best on the Genesis, combining solid action and great co-op gameplay with some incredible special effects. It’s also as hard as it is good. Then again, no one ever said fighting crime was easy. Read our write up and get ready to add another game to your collection.
Most people like Mickey Mouse. We’ve all grown up with him, seen his cartoons, played with the toys, gone to Disney World, etc. The little mouse seems to get the star treatment wherever he goes. Heck, he hasn’t even had to make a movie in years, given his popularity (although the Three Musketeers will change that). Sadly, Mickey hasn’t had as much success in the gaming industry as he’s had in cinema and television. From turds like Mickey Mousecapades and Fantasia, to snore fests like Disney’s Magical Mirror, he’s pretty much been hit-and-miss when it comes to games.
One of the rarest and most expensive games on the Genesis, this import-only release is worth even more if you can find a copy with the limited edition tea cup that was only available as a freebie from Sunsoft. Those without it must make do with a great little shooter that pushes the 16-bit hardware to its limits. Not a bad trade off, eh?
The first sequel to the arcade and TurboGrafx-16 classic, Splatterhouse 2 offers more of the same gory fun but with better visuals and special effects. Fans of the first game should definitely give it a try, and there’s plenty of chills and monsters for action and horror fans alike.