Sierra came up with an offbeat take on basketball that unfortunately doesn’t execute as well as it should. An interesting concept that stands out among other Sega CD titles, Bouncers unfortunately falls flat due to uninspired gameplay and an overall lack of depth. It might still be worth looking into for the novelty factor but not much beyond that.
Articles written by: Doug Jackson
There are a ton of golf games on the Genesis. Some are true simulations, and others try to spice things up with a bit of fantasy or putt-putt mechanics. T&E Soft made such an attempt with Devil’s Course, which has some of the more outlandish and imaginative courses on the Genesis. Unfortunately, this import-only title suffers intensely from the pains of 16-bit 3D mechanics.
And now for something we hope you’ll really like! Well, that’s probably the sentiment that Imagineering had in mind when it programmed this title. But despite a good effort to preserve the charm of the show, the video game version of moose and squirrel plays like something Mr. Peabody left on the living room carpet.
A longtime publisher of sports titles, Sega ramped up its simulations to compete with the wares of Electronic Arts and other companies. The Sega Sports brand was born and covered the gamut of sports, from football to racing. Tennis was also in the line up, but while it had an official license, it was still a step down from the competition.
Sega’s answer to Tetris never got the level of attention it should have. Games in the series are sparse and spread over many different platforms, and some, like Columns Crown, are about as far off from the original title as possible. They say variety is a good thing, but does that apply to classic puzzle franchises? Read on and see.