Altered Beast is an arcade and Genesis classic, but the Master System version is woefully inferior. Horrible graphics and sound, reduced stages and gameplay elements, and poor control make this one beast that deserves to be put down. Do yourself a favor and get the superior Genesis version instead.
Articles written by: Doug Jackson
Taz-Mania on the Genesis was a great game with incredible visuals and solid gameplay. Sadly, the Game Gear version bears little resemblance in quality, and sluggish gameplay ruins what could have been a great port. Fans of the character should stick to the Genesis games instead and avoid this one unless they absolutely need to play every Taz game there is.
Sonic’s adventures on the Game Gear tend to be underappreciated, and that’s a shame. Far more than mere ports, they’re solid platforming goodness that Sega fans should take some time to enjoy. His second outing is one of the handheld’s classic titles that captures all the charm and action of its 16-bit sibling.
Ready for some strokes on the Game Gear? Well, you’re probably better off looking somewhere else. World Class Leaderboard Golf is a bare-bones golf game that only makes a passing attempt at being a simulator. The gameplay is too simplistic, and the presentation is lacking. U.S. Gold scored a bogey with this one.