What do you get when you take the latest multimedia technology and pair it with one of the best basketball players of all time? A complete trainwreck! When people usually think of Scotty Pippen, his rap talents aren’t the first thing to come to mind, and why anyone thought it would be a great idea to have him rap in an 32X FMV game is a puzzle best left to time…
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Considered one of the most controversial games in history, Night Trap earned the wrath of the U.S. Senate and helped usher in the ratings system. All the notoriety aside though, is it actually a good game? Well… no. Awkward gameplay fails to mesh with grainy video, creating an experience that’s ultimately unsatisfying. The 32X version at least had cleaner video, but this release doesn’t even have that going for it.
A shooter on the Sega CD should be a good thing. Games like Android Assault shows that such a thing is possible. Even adding full-motion video doesn’t equate to a lost cause, as Silpheed proves. It’s not always peanut butter and chocolate though, and a game like Novastorm shows more of what could have been than what is.
If you haven’t already experienced one of the dozen or so ways to play Space Ace that are already out there, there’s always the Sega CD version. Grainier and in lower resolution than most other versions, it’s probably still the cheapest, and the video quality isn’t really all that bad compared to other Sega CD FMV games. Just don’t expect arcade perfection, and the game can actually be enjoyable.
Dinosaurs always make things better, don’t they? What can be better than giant lizards smashing stuff? Well, pair them with fast cars, and you have the makings of the comic book classic Cadillacs and Dinosaurs. Capcom gave it the arcade treatment, and Rocket Science Games brought a FMV perspective to the series on the Sega CD. Wait! Come back! It’s not as bad as it sounds! Aside from being repetitive, the game’s not that bad, and the FMV gameplay is actually not at fault.