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Articles written by: Ryan Sullivan

NBA Live ’97

NBA Live ’97

The NBA Live series is one of the most treasured sports franchise on the Genesis. The 1997 installment doesn’t make any huge leaps in gameplay or presentation, but it still offers a solidly entertaining way to shoot some 16-bit hoops.

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Home Alone (Game Gear)

Home Alone (Game Gear)

Home Alone is a holiday classic, and the licensed Sega games are of surprising quality. The Game Gear port of the Genesis version is underrated, as it does a great job of maintaining the 16-bit version’s gameplay and charm. It’s one most people have likely missed.

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Evander Holyfield’s “Real Deal” Boxing (Game Gear)

Evander Holyfield’s “Real Deal” Boxing (Game Gear)

Evander Holyfield’s “Real Deal” Boxing on the Genesis was a fun title that advanced the genre on that console. Unfortunately, its Game Gear cousin ignores that progress and represents a significant step back. Messy presentation and dull gameplay put this one down for the count. Look elsewhere for your portable boxing fix.

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Daytona USA

Daytona USA

Roooolling Staaaaaaaaart! The Saturn’s debut racer suffered from a short draw-in distance and some rough graphics, but it played wonderfully and kept those who bought the console at launch glued to their seats for weeks. Even today, if you can get past the visuals, the game is great fun to play. Let’s go away and fly sky high with Daytona!

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Primetime NFL Starring Deion Sanders

Primetime NFL Starring Deion Sanders

Sega selected Cowboys star Deion Sanders as the heir to Joe Montana’s licensing crown, but that was likely the biggest change made to the series. Prime Time NFL didn’t do much to stand apart from previous editions, but it added enough to make it a contender worthy of the franchise tag.

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