Long before there was Mortal Kombat, Razorsoft had the violent game market cornered on the Genesis. Death Duel is among the games it released that somehow made it past censors, and while it’s never horrific in its gore, there certainly is a lot of blood to go around. And it’s fun to boot!
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Before Street Fighter II set the world on fire in 1991, there was Slaughter Sport. One of the weaker attempts at the genre, RazorSoft’s game almost had as many titles as it did characters, and it stunk equally under all of them. Poor presentation and stiff control come together to show just why Capcom revolutionized the genre later that same year.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with half-naked fairies? That seems to be what people remember most about Razorsoft’s controversial title Stormlord. Of course, there’s some deep gameplay in as well, but there’s something about those fairies that has kept the game in the public consciousness for two decades. Either way, Stormlord is worth checking out. Whether you’re in it for the cleavage or the challenging puzzles, this might be a title you need to play!
The Genesis is no stranger to controversy, especially where violent content is concerned. The current ratings system employed by the gaming industry is in very large part thanks to the initiative Sega took to identify the content of games released on its hardware. Titles like Night Trap and Mortal Kombat made huge waves in the press, but a few other equally violent games were almost completely ignored. One of those, TechnoCop, was probably given the cold shoulder due to one simple fact: it’s not very good. When you wrap dull gameplay in bad graphics and audio, the resulting package isn’t worthy of much notice.
Look at how fast November has come and gone. The month God made for football is over, but we can’t let go without one last look at the sport. Our latest review gives us a sort of another interpretation, and it comes in the form of a Genesis port of the Bally/Midway arcade hit Pigskin 621 A.D. The home version got a name change due to a questionable endorsement by NFL coach Jerry Glanville. Forget the refs and the rules friends; this one is all about bringing the pain