Sierra came up with an offbeat take on basketball that unfortunately doesn’t execute as well as it should. An interesting concept that stands out among other Sega CD titles, Bouncers unfortunately falls flat due to uninspired gameplay and an overall lack of depth. It might still be worth looking into for the novelty factor but not much beyond that.
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Perhaps the biggest threat to Madden, Sega’s NFL series offered a great alternative for gridiron gladiators to get their digital fix. The series is considered by many to have peaked with the 1994 installment, which blended the famous Sports Talk feature with solid visuals and gameplay that required a better knowledge of play-calling than most football titles.
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.
The NFL season is winding down, and what better way to get revved up for the playoffs than with some 16-bit gridiron action? Sega’s NFL ’95 was a clear evolution of the franchise, and its innovations in presentation and gameplay kept Sega in the game against EA as gamers prepared for the next generation of hardware.
One of the best Genesis baseball titles gets a 32X installment, and its a prime example of why the 32X died a quite death. Mediocre visuals, bland sound, and poor gameplay will send you running back to the 16-bit versions. This game is supposedly rare, but we’d wager that it’s even rarer to find someone actually willing to play it.