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Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino’s Butt!

Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino’s Butt!

Tengen, A subsidiary of Atari games, was never known from making very good games. While they had some successful games on the NES, They never really got too far. After Sonic’s debut, many companies thought that the best way to sales was to make their own platform mascot game. That led to many sub par titles, such as Aero the Acro-Bat and Zool. Where does Awesome Possum stand? Well…. don’t get your hopes up.

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World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck

World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck

With most of the attention going to the battle being waged between Sonic and Mario, the Mickey Mouse series was almost ignored by most of America in the early ’90s. Most of his games were shelf-sitters and bargain bin warmers, some with good reason (Fantasia anyone?). A few, however, were actually pretty good. Titles such as Castle of Illusion, Mickey Mania, and of course, World of Illusion come to mind.

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Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Sonic 3 corrected every little mistake that was found in the first two Sonic The Hedgehog titles and does them one better. With more reasons to play, more secrets, and just more Sonic fun, part three was hyped well before its release and I have to say it lived up to every little bit of it.

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Ranger-X

Ranger-X

Typical of the decisions SoA was making at the time, Ranger-X was ignored by the marketing brains in favor of such classics as Sewer Shark and Ground Zero Texas, and was tragically overlooked by the majority of the gaming public. What makes this unsung hero so great?

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History of: Wonder Boy

History of: Wonder Boy

Wonderboy is without a doubt one of the finest franchises of 8 and 16 bit gaming. Easily capable of holding its own with classic staples like Zelda and Mario, the Wonderboy games have gone woefully unappreciated, not because they’re inaccessible, but simply because so few have even played them. Those that have experienced the backbone games of this series know that it is truly one of gaming’s greatest.

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