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Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Opa-Opa’s second adventure on the Master System may not be as classic as his first, but it’s still some quality shooter action. Great gameplay and solid design overcome some hardware shortcomings (particularly regarding sound) and make for an excellent addition to anyone’s Master System library.

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Space Harrier (Master System)

Space Harrier (Master System)

Sega’s classic shooter Space Harrier has graced virtually every hardware platform the company made, starting with a port on the Master System. While it isn’t as good as some of the later versions because of hardware limitations, it’s still worth spending some time with. Welcome to the Fantasy Zone!

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Magic Girl Featuring Ling Ling the Little Witch

Magic Girl Featuring Ling Ling the Little Witch

Gametec’s Magic Girl gets a second chance on the Genesis, thanks to Super Fighter Team. Translated and bug-fixed, the game is now of the level of quality one would expect from a commercial release. It may be a bit short, but there’s enough action and fun in this cute-’em-up to make it a worthy addition to any Genesis fan’s game library.

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Sagaia (Master System)

Sagaia (Master System)

Taito brought its Darius goodness to both the Genesis and the Master System (outside the U.S.), and the latter turned out to be a very good version. It’s lacking in some areas, but the overall essence of the game still shines through. Fans will want to try and catch this fish and give it a play.

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Tails’ SkyPatrol

Tails’ SkyPatrol

The Game Gear gave Sonic’s sidekick Tails a chance to shine, and he was featured in several different types of games. A Japanese exclusive, Tails’ SkyPatrol was a shooter that’s as short as it is colorful. It may not be a long ride, but what’s there is worth looking into.

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