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Quartet

Quartet

As with many of Sega’s arcade titles of the ’80s, Quartet found its way onto the Master System. There were many changes in the transition, and the popular four-player feature of the original was lost. Still, the version that came home was fun enough to spend an afternoon with, especially with a friend.

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Lawnmower Man, The

Lawnmower Man, The

The movie The Lawnmower Man was an exciting journey into virtual reality. Unfortunately, the video game versions weren’t as engaging, as it’s quite hard to emulate virtual reality on a 16-bit machine. What we got instead was an adventure composed of different play styles, some which worked better than others. The overall experience was a far cry from virtual reality.

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Incredible Crash Dummies (Game Gear)

Incredible Crash Dummies (Game Gear)

Licensed games are often bad, and when they’re little more than a collection of mini games, they can quickly lose whatever charm their license held. Incredible Crash Dummies is a perfect example of a licensed title that offers only brief entertainment and becomes too repetitive too quickly. What’s there is not actually bad; it’s just that there’s just not enough of it.

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La Russa Baseball ’95

La Russa Baseball ’95

As the baseball season winds down, we take a look at one of the many titles that fought for ballpark supremacy on the Genesis. Electronic Arts strove hard to compete with Sega’s incredible World Series Baseball series, but its La Russa franchise struck out when placed alongside the competition.

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)

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.

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