There are great football games… and then there’s Pro Quarterback. Tradewest’s train wreck of a release tried to emulate the SNES’ Mode 7 scaling, despite the fact that the stock hardware didn’t support such a feature. The result was a choppy mess of a game that, along with the lack of real teams and players, ranks at the bottom of the list of play-worthy titles in the genre.
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Genre: Beat-’Em-Up Developer: LeLand Interactive Media Publisher: Tradewest Players: 1-2 Released: 1994 What’s the best way to ruin one of the most legendary names in the beat-’em-up genre and effectively derail an entire series? Six words: Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls. Now, I had never played this game until a couple of months ago. When I was a kid [...]
Like big trucks? Enjoy the thrill of massive machines slamming through mud and dirt in a frenzied competition to the finish line? Then look elsewhere, as Super Off-Road isn’t the game for you. The tiny sprites and repetitive gameplay may have worked well in arcades, where pumping quarters to continue was good for business, but on the Genesis they paled compared to the greatness of racing classics like Micro Machines and OutRun.
See, I knew that if we looked hard enough we’d find a Double Dragon game on the Genesis that’s worth playing. It took the addition of the three Battletoads, but I think we might have a winner here. Tradewest’s aptly named Battletoads & Double Dragon pits the three action-loving amphibians and Billy and Jimmy Lee against the powerful team of the Dark Queen and the Shadow Boss.
Rare’s amphibious trio came to the Genesis in 1991, and while fans were expecting a whole new adventure, what they got was a solid port of the NES original. They’d have to wait for the SNES release to get the new game they wanted, but as always, the Genesis came through with a some great gameplay….all the difficulty too!