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Global Defense

Global Defense

Sega wowed arcade gamers with SDI, a trackball-based shooter that had them defending the planet from enemy attack. The game was soon ported to the Master System, and while several compromises had to be made for it to work on the less-powerful hardware (and with a controller), the conversion turned out surprisingly well. It’s one that’s worth checking out.

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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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Incredible Crash Dummies (Game Gear)

Incredible Crash Dummies (Game Gear)

Licensed games are often bad, and when they’re little more than a collection of mini games, they can quickly lose whatever charm their license held. Incredible Crash Dummies is a perfect example of a licensed title that offers only brief entertainment and becomes too repetitive too quickly. What’s there is not actually bad; it’s just that there’s just not enough of it.

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Demolition Man CD

Demolition Man CD

Break out the Taco Bell! Stallone and Snipes are on your Sega CD, and they’ve got lots of action and shooting to keep you busy. That is, unless you’ve already played the Genesis version. In that case, they’ve got the same game but with some grainy FMV scenes! Still, it’s worth adding to your library, since it’s a very solid action title.

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Kung Fu Kid

Kung Fu Kid

Sega jumped into the martial arts action game with a title that was eerily reminiscent of Irem classics like Vigilante. Short, nice to look at, and simple to play, Kung Fu Kid doesn’t offer much in gameplay, but it somehow manages to be entertaining. If you can get past the feeling of lost potential, there’s a decent little action game here.

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