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Syndicate CD

Syndicate CD

Bullfrog’s dystopian classic saw a European Mega CD release, but it didn’t do much more than the cartridge version. Some lengthened cut scenes and a new soundtrack might entice some, and it still plays as well as its Genesis sibling. It’s not a bad purchase if it can be had for a decent price.

Classic Interview: Tom Kalinske

Classic Interview: Tom Kalinske

Sega of America President Tom Kalinske did this interesting interview with the Spanish magazine TodoSega at the June ’93 CES. In it, he talks about all aspects of Sega’s business, including the Sonic 3, the Sega CD, Sega’s VR helmet, and the Saturn.

Three Dirty Dwarves

Three Dirty Dwarves

The heroes of SegaSoft’s beat-’em-up were nothing like the dwarves you grew up with! Greg, Taconic, and Corthag starred in a wacky brawler that gave Saturn owners a different take on an established genre. Its quirkiness didn’t always make for a smooth ride, but the good far outweighs the bad.

Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyō Tōitsusen

Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyō Tōitsusen

Treasure’s four-player monster was an amazing experience and one of the best reason to own a multi-tap. Sadly, it was only released in Japan and Brazil, and it’s as expensive as it is fun to play. Check out the review and see why you need to pawn a kidney…now.

Flicky: Sega’s First Blue Mascot

Flicky: Sega’s First Blue Mascot

Almost a decade before Sonic sped his way onto the Genesis, Sega had another blue mascot. Flicky hopped into the arcades in 1984 in a simple-yet-entertaining maze game. Eventually, the little blue bird would end up in Sonic’s world too.


8-Bit Reviews

Spy vs. Spy

Spy vs. Spy

MAD magazine’s wacky pair of spies made an appearance on multiple formats in the ’80s, including the Master System. While it does manage to retain the charm of the comics, the gameplay isn’t very deep. Try playing a few quick sessions with a friend for the best effect.

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16-bit Reviews

Syndicate CD

Syndicate CD

Bullfrog’s dystopian classic saw a European Mega CD release, but it didn’t do much more than the cartridge version. Some lengthened cut scenes and a new soundtrack might entice some, and it still plays as well as its Genesis sibling. It’s not a bad purchase if it can be had for a decent price.

continue reading

Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Three Dirty Dwarves

Three Dirty Dwarves

The heroes of SegaSoft’s beat-’em-up were nothing like the dwarves you grew up with! Greg, Taconic, and Corthag starred in a wacky brawler that gave Saturn owners a different take on an established genre. Its quirkiness didn’t always make for a smooth ride, but the good far outweighs the bad.

continue reading

Features

Classic Interview: Tom Kalinske

Classic Interview: Tom Kalinske

Sega of America President Tom Kalinske did this interesting interview with the Spanish magazine TodoSega at the June ’93 CES. In it, he talks about all aspects of Sega’s business, including the Sonic 3, the Sega CD, Sega’s VR helmet, and the Saturn.

continue reading

Recent Posts

Deep Fear

Deep Fear

Sega’s answer to Resident Evil puts more emphasis on action than survival horror, but it manages to mix things up enough to offer a fun undersea romp with some inspired monster designs. The voice acting is atrocious, but the gameplay is solid enough to give fans of the genre another quality title for their Saturns.

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Spy vs. Spy

Spy vs. Spy

MAD magazine’s wacky pair of spies made an appearance on multiple formats in the ’80s, including the Master System. While it does manage to retain the charm of the comics, the gameplay isn’t very deep. Try playing a few quick sessions with a friend for the best effect.

read more

House of the Dead, The

House of the Dead, The

Blasting zombies with a light gun never gets old! Sega’s House of the Dead tore up arcades in 1996, and its Saturn port brought all the gory action home two years later. The visuals took a major hit, but the gameplay and design were mostly unscathed, offering a solid and fun light gun title that’s worth checking out.

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Classic Interview: Stewart Kosoy (Sega VR)

Classic Interview: Stewart Kosoy (Sega VR)

The Spanish video game magazine MegaForce ran this short interview with Stewart Kosoy at the 1993 summer Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Chicago about the Sega VR helmet that was in development at the time. Kosoy had a long and storied career in game development. At Sega, he worked as a producer and was behind games for all of its hardware.

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Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention

Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention

It remains one of the true classics of the 16-bit era, and Genesis fans owe it to themselves to play it through at least once. We are, of course, talking about Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention, and it is one heck of an adventure. Our full report inside!

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