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NBA Action ’94

NBA Action ’94

Sega gave EA Sports a run for its money with a line of quality titles that covered all types of sports. One of its strongest series during the 16-bit era was NBA Action. Real teams and players and solid gameplay made up for the weak graphics, and the game is worth playing for fans of B-ball action, particularly the multi-player mode.

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Chess

Chess

The classic game of chess comes to the Genesis, and it has never been better. It’s ironic that an unofficial release, available as a download for flash carts or as a reproduction cart, is perhaps the best version of the game on the console. No gimmicks, no licenses – just classic chess simulation for the serious enthusiast. If you’re a chess fan, you’ll want to play this one.

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Cascade

Cascade

Super Fighter Team’s first puzzler on the Genesis may not have the single-player legs that other classics like Columns and Mean Bean Machine do, but it’s still a enjoyable game to play, especially with a friend. Short but engaging, it’s a decent addition to your Genesis library if you’re looking for some simple fun.

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Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf

Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf

There’s nothing better than crushing your enemies and seeing them driven before you, and Genghis Kahn on the Genesis provides an excellent strategy experience for would-be world conquerors. Manage resources and public opinion, and drive your hordes forth to victory! All that’s missing is the lamentation of the women.

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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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