Every console has hacks and bootlegs. The Genesis is actually home to quite a few good ones, some good enough to pass for licensed retail releases, with original sprite work and designs. Contributor Greg Jurkiewicz examines some of the best to see which are actually worth tracking down.
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Disney’s monster hit The Lion King racked up sales in both movie theaters and game stores. The Genesis adaptation is considered by many to be a classic, and that adulation has motivated some to go as far as to create unofficial sequels. Two such bootlegs found their way to Sega’s 16-bit console, but the question is: are they worth checking out? Most bootlegs aren’t, but these might just surprise you. Read all about them in the newest installment of our Hacks & Homebrews series.
As time goes by, more and more people are returning to Genesis hardware to hack and probe at existing titles, resulting in some interesting results. Our Hacks & Homebrews series looks at such pieces, and the latest installment examines fighting games, most of which have even been sold as bootleg carts! There’s a suprisingly large number of them on the console, and the article Fighting Pirates features some of the more notable ones. Read the full article and don’t forget your eyepatch!
Sonic The Hedgehog has inspired many things, including lots of questionable merchandise. One thing that has been particularly interesting to watch develop has been the efforts of ROM hackers who have taken the games in the series and made an innumerable amount of changes to them. From merely swapping characters to creating entirely new games with the engines, these would-be developers are out to give Sonic Team a run for its money. We’ve rounded up some of the more impressive efforts in the newest installment of our Hacks & Homebrews series. Read up and enjoy the games!
Over the years, many would-be programmers have tinkered with the Genesis in a myriad of ways. Game hacks are common, and today’s scene even has completely new games on the horizon. Along with the common stuff, there are some efforts that deserve closer examination, including some unofficial ports of several games from the SNES (and even one from the Playstation!). Sega-1 6 contributor Sebastian Sponsel takes a closer look at these in the latest installment of Hacks & Homebrews. Read the full article for more information.