What do you get when you take the latest multimedia technology and pair it with one of the best basketball players of all time? A complete trainwreck! When people usually think of Scotty Pippen, his rap talents aren’t the first thing to come to mind, and why anyone thought it would be a great idea to have him rap in an 32X FMV game is a puzzle best left to time…
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One of the best strategy/RPGs you’ve never played, Vixen 357 is developed by the same people who brought us Langrisser, Gleylancer, and Target Earth. That’s some pedigree, and if you like your action with mechs, then Masaya has got you covered. The language barrier is a bit troublesome, but it’s definitely worth the effort. And that intro! Oh my!
It often seems that for every good game that got released for the Genesis, a half dozen remained behind in Japan. That might not be too far off the mark either, as there are some excellent titles that gamers are forced to import or emulate. Though Sega-16 doesn’t normally encourage emulation unless for archival and documentation purposes, there is one area that has become invaluable to gamers: fan translations. Many previously Japanese-only titles are being enjoyed by audiences the world over because they are finally playable to non-Japanese speakers, and there are currently several groups translating games. One of the recently completed titles that is definitely worth checking out is Langrisser II 2, the sequel to the excellent Warsong. If you enjoyed the first, then this one should absolutely be on your “to do” list.
Fans of video game music from the ’90s know Matt Furniss’ music well. He scored dozens of games for consoles like the Genesis, Master System, Playstation, and computers like the Amiga and Spectrum. As both composer and converter of game scores, Furniss has a lot of history working with soundtracks from some classic games.
The first thing that comes to most gamer’s minds when they hear the name Hideo Kojima is Metal Gear Solid, and far too few remember his true masterpiece, Snatcher. Thankfully, there are people like staff writer Carl-Johan Brax to school them on what Kojima games are really worth holding dear.