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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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Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole

Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole

Mention the game Landstalker to any veteran gamer and you’re bound to get one of two responses: a nostalgic sigh or a slew of profanity. You may even get a little of both. It is unique to the 16-bit era and when it leaves that much of an impression on its players, you know something was done right.

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Adventures of Batman & Robin

Adventures of Batman & Robin

Sega’s last attempt at a Batman game is arguably the best on the Genesis, combining solid action and great co-op gameplay with some incredible special effects. It’s also as hard as it is good. Then again, no one ever said fighting crime was easy. Read our write up and get ready to add another game to your collection.

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