As August fades and everyone ends vacation time or gears up for new semesters of high school and college, let us take one last look back at those carefree days and bid them a fond farewell. Soon, the seasons will change, and our lives will go back to their daily routines. Never forget though, that your Sega Genesis is there year round! It can always be a 16-bit summer, no matter what time of year it is.
Soccer is a sport that’s loved worldwide, and the Genesis is far from lacking in games that let players digitally represent their homelands. Many games are light on options and depth, though, and J. League Pro Striker Perfect is a perfect example of that. The fact that this is the update of a previous game only makes us want to play FIFA or Sensible Soccer more.
Retro game stores may be growing in popularity, but they don’t often cater to the homebrew and development scene. Retrospiel, a new game store in Cologne, Germany, plans to change all that and offers gamers worldwide a place to find new releases for their old consoles.
Koei was the master of the console strategy sim, and there’s one game in its catalog that actually lets players relive the American Revolution. Deep and engaging, the game also requires almost as much time as the war itself did, so those easily intimidated by tons of variables and long, drawn-out conflicts should perhaps just declare themselves conscientious objectors instead.
Has the summer heat got you down? Looking for a way to cool off? Then grab a cold one and check out what our staff and readers have been playing in July! With so many good games around, you’re bound to find something new or an awesome game you need to revisit. Why risk sun burn or heat stroke? Stay inside and play some games!