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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters is an early Genesis title and may not look all that appealing by today’s standards, but it was pretty spiffy when it was released. After spending some time with it, it feels like a Ghostbusters game, and that’s what counts.

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Kid Chameleon

Kid Chameleon

The first title released by the Sega Technical Institute, Kid Chameleon is a massive platformer with a cool character-changing dynamic. With all the cool stages and awesome masks to find, the only thing missing is a password.

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Burning Force

Burning Force

Namco was one of the first companies to provide much needed third party support for the Genesis. Along with Phelios (awesome shmup), they released Burning Force, a Space Harrier-type shooter that tries very hard to emulate that pioneering title. Unfortunately, it comes up a bit short.

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MERCS

MERCS

MERCS is a top-down run-‘n-gun a la Ikari Warriors that was released in arcades in the early ’90s. The Genesis version actually 1ups its older sibling by having two separate modes of play: arcade and original. In arcade mode, your mission is to rescue a former U.S. president. In original, you must destroy a foreign nation’s supply of ballistic missiles.

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Mega Turrican

Mega Turrican

Data East brought us one of the best run-‘-n-gunners on the Genesis, and gamers were amazed at the evolution of Turrican from his original Accolade release. That had a lot to do with these being the only Turrican titles released on the platform, but what a way to cap off the series!

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