Teddy Boy has been in arcades and on the Master System, but most gamers don’t know that he appeared on the Genesis as well. As one of the few TeleNet modem games released only in Japan, Teddy Boy Blues was a decent translation of the game. Those looking for another arcade maze title might want to check it out.
Articles written by: Sebastian Sponsel
Sega’s screaming fighter shmup is back, and this time it’s on your iPhone! Everyone loves After Burner, and Sega’s made the classic franchise portable again. Going from the arcade to consoles and then to the mobile market seems like quite a trek for even a fighter jet to make, and this one sadly loses some of its speed along the way. Some games simply weren’t made for a phone.
Ever wanted to own your own airline? Ever wondered what it would be like to control the industry, charging people for everything short of the very air they breathe on the plane? Now is your chance! Koei’s seminal simulation franchise lets players manage their own airline company, and while its sequel was much better, the first installment got things off to a great start.
Video game tournaments were once a staple of the the industry, with major players like Nintendo and Sega bringing their faithful together to compete for big prizes and big money. Blockbuster video got in on the craze and hosted its own series of competitions, and cartridge used in the second one now commands a high price.
Before you check out the fanmade Barkley: Shut Up & Jam Gaiden and its prequel, spend some time with the game where it all began. Accolade’s take on the NBA Jam formula generated a title that may not have been as good as its inspiration but still provided some solid street-style basketball gameplay. And it has Sir Charles himself!