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Jimmy White’s Whirlwind Snooker

Jimmy White’s Whirlwind Snooker

Billiards is a much loved game in the United States. Unfortunately, most Americans are unfamiliar with the game snooker (read more about it here), something our friends in England greatly enjoy. There was even a PAL Mega Drive release that understandably never came stateside, and it’s actually very good.

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Cyber-Cop (Corporation)

Cyber-Cop (Corporation)

There has been an off-and-on argument on our forums over the past few months over whether or not first-person shooters were viable on the Genesis. However you may feel about FPS games on 16-bit, you have to admit that games like Cyber-Cop (Corporation outside the U.S.) didn’t do much to endear people to the genre. Complex controls and brutal difficulty killed what was an excellent FPS/RPG hybrid on computers.

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Chi Chi’s Pro Challenge Golf

Chi Chi’s Pro Challenge Golf

Recently, a trio of masked criminals broke into famed Puerto Rican pro golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez’s home and made off with over $500,000 in cash and jewelry. While golf fans everywhere were just glad to see that Chi Chi was safe, they were perplexed as to why he was so jubilant in all his interviews about the crime. You see, ol’ Chi Chi had the last laugh on those crooks. Along with his money and jewels, they also made off with all the unsold inventory of his horrible Genesis game Chi Chi’s Golf Challenge Golf! “Give them a week of playing it,” the golfing legend quipped, “and they’ll be begging for the cops to take them in!” Our readers should just count themselves lucky then that we have a full review, keeping this game only in the hands of our reviewers and a few choice criminals.

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Heart of the Alien

Heart of the Alien

The original Out of This World was an incredible game, combining awesome storytelling with a solid gameplay experience. The sequel, Heart of the Alien, was released for the Sega CD (along with the first game, all on a single CD), and it received less fanfare than its predecessor. Is it because it’s an inferior game, or did the media just pass by this one entirely?

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Chuck Rock

Chuck Rock

The Flintstones weren’t the only ones to rock the stone age! In 1991, Core Design and Virgin Games released a hit platformer called Chuck Rock for multiple formats, and the game was a massive hit. It boasted lush visuals, large and detailed bosses, and possibly the most unattractive protagonist this side of Boogerman. It was followed by an enhanced Sega CD version and the eventual sequel. We’ve a full review of the Genesis original for ya, so put down that Brontosaurus (Apatosaurus?) burger and read up!

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