Game compilations tend to be popular because of the value they represent. Who can resist lots of games bundled together on a single cartridge? Value is what the Mega Games series was meant to promote, but the first installment’s paltry three game selection may not be all that enticing.
The classic board game comes to Genesis. Take charge of your armies and march them across the globe on your quest for world domination. This version adds some unique gameplay elements that make it worth trying for fans of the series or board gamers looking for something new to try. Destroy your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women!
With all the different baseball games on the Genesis, it’s quite possible to skip over a few. For many players, Sports Talk Baseball or World Series Baseball are all that’s needed, but there are some good alternatives out there. ESPN’s entry, for instance, may be unremarkable, but it’s a solid game worth playing with a friend.
Namco’s early 16-bit efforts are a lot of fun, and Genesis owners everywhere should check them out. Among the batch is an underrated sports title that mixes American football with soccer (and a bit of wrestling). With its simple gameplay and frantic pace, fans of brutal sports games might want to give Powerball a spin.
EA’s FIFA series has been around for quite some time, and while each year brings a guaranteed new installment, the upgrades aren’t always for the better (just ask Madden fans). Road to the World Cup tries some new things, but it ultimately seems like a step back from earlier versions.