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Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

Few companies know the strategy genre like Koei, and its Romance of the Three Kingdoms series has endured for decades. The second game appeared on the Genesis, and while it’s a bit rough in the interface, there’s some fun to be had if you’re a fan of political intrigue and nation-building.

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Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf

Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf

There’s nothing better than crushing your enemies and seeing them driven before you, and Genghis Kahn on the Genesis provides an excellent strategy experience for would-be world conquerors. Manage resources and public opinion, and drive your hordes forth to victory! All that’s missing is the lamentation of the women.

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Centurion: Defender of Rome

Centurion: Defender of Rome

Simulation games can be an acquired taste, and the advancement of time and technology can make some older titles seem like a chore. Centurion: Defender of Rome is one game that was much more enticing back in the day, when its paper-thin plot and shallow tactics made playing the watered down cartridge weren’t as noticeable.

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Powermonger

Powermonger

Electronic Arts wasn’t shy about porting its popular computer titles to the Genesis, but some games are better left where they are, especially when they fail to capture excitement and gameplay of the original. Powermonger suffers this fate, as its slow and oh-so-steady gameplay is bogged down on console and hampered by inadequate control.

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Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Densetsu

Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Densetsu

Fans of the Shining Force series should definitely try out Lord Monarch. Despite the language barrier (there’s help for that online), the game is a solid entry into the strategy genre that is highly reminiscent of Sega’s seminal franchise.

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