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Classic Interview: Paco Pastor (Sega Spain President)

Classic Interview: Paco Pastor (Sega Spain President)

This interview with Sega Spain President Paco Pastor originally appeared in the November 1992 issue of Mega Force. In it, Pastor, shares some candid opinions on Sega’s products at a time when the company’s European fortunes were on the rise. It’s an interesting glimpse into how Sega ran its business in Spain, a sector that doesn’t usually get much press.

Virtua Cop (Saturn)

Virtua Cop (Saturn)

The Saturn sports some great arcade conversions, and one of the best is Virtua Cop. It can be an exhilarating experience when played with the Stunner light gun, and anyone with the console needs to have this one in their library. A great port of a great game!

Ultracore

Ultracore

Ultracore is a good example of how games long-thought lost can somehow manage to overcome the odds and find their way into the eager hands of gamers. It only took around three decades, but Psygnosis’ run-‘n-gun is finally available. Was it worth the wait? Read our full review to find out!

The House of The Dead: How A ’90s Arcade Game Spawned A Zombie Renaissance

The House of The Dead: How A ’90s Arcade Game Spawned A Zombie Renaissance

Sega’s House of the Dead series mixed wonderful presentation with blistering action to create a great arcade experience. Join us as we examine the first game, which was a gory-good time and brought zombies back to the video game forefront.

NBA Live ’97

NBA Live ’97

The NBA Live series is one of the most treasured sports franchise on the Genesis. The 1997 installment doesn’t make any huge leaps in gameplay or presentation, but it still offers a solidly entertaining way to shoot some 16-bit hoops.


8-Bit Reviews

Congo Bongo (SG-1000)

Congo Bongo (SG-1000)

Congo Bongo is one of Sega’s underrated arcade titles, and it’s more than a mere Donkey Kong clone. Unfortunately, its charm and engaging gameplay didn’t make it into the SG-1000 conversion. What’s left is barely reminiscent of the coin-op, and it fails to offer any incentive for play over superior ports on other hardware of the era.

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16-bit Reviews

Ultracore

Ultracore

Ultracore is a good example of how games long-thought lost can somehow manage to overcome the odds and find their way into the eager hands of gamers. It only took around three decades, but Psygnosis’ run-‘n-gun is finally available. Was it worth the wait? Read our full review to find out!

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Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Virtua Cop (Saturn)

Virtua Cop (Saturn)

The Saturn sports some great arcade conversions, and one of the best is Virtua Cop. It can be an exhilarating experience when played with the Stunner light gun, and anyone with the console needs to have this one in their library. A great port of a great game!

continue reading

Features

Classic Interview: Paco Pastor (Sega Spain President)

Classic Interview: Paco Pastor (Sega Spain President)

This interview with Sega Spain President Paco Pastor originally appeared in the November 1992 issue of Mega Force. In it, Pastor, shares some candid opinions on Sega’s products at a time when the company’s European fortunes were on the rise. It’s an interesting glimpse into how Sega ran its business in Spain, a sector that doesn’t usually get much press.

continue reading

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Interview: David O’Hare (Advertising Specialist)

Interview: David O’Hare (Advertising Specialist)

Goodby, Berlin & Silverstein’s “WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL” campaign, along with the legendary “Sega Scream,” gave Sega the edge it needed to finally break Nintendo’s monopoly on the industry and become part of popular culture. David O’Hare was part of that legendary campaign, and he shares his experience with us in this exclusive interview!

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Congo Bongo (SG-1000)

Congo Bongo (SG-1000)

Congo Bongo is one of Sega’s underrated arcade titles, and it’s more than a mere Donkey Kong clone. Unfortunately, its charm and engaging gameplay didn’t make it into the SG-1000 conversion. What’s left is barely reminiscent of the coin-op, and it fails to offer any incentive for play over superior ports on other hardware of the era.

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Home Alone (Game Gear)

Home Alone (Game Gear)

Home Alone is a holiday classic, and the licensed Sega games are of surprising quality. The Game Gear port of the Genesis version is underrated, as it does a great job of maintaining the 16-bit version’s gameplay and charm. It’s one most people have likely missed.

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Hands-On: Timeless Ocean: An Ecco the Dolphin Tribute Album

Hands-On: Timeless Ocean: An Ecco the Dolphin Tribute Album

There have been a few Ecco the Dolphin tribute albums over the years, and this one ranks among the best. Pixel Mixers has done a fantastic job of creating an eclectic group of remixes that maintain the feel of the original themes but give them a shiny new coat. It’s definitely one for the playlist!

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Xeno Crisis

Xeno Crisis

Bitmap Bureau’s Xeno Crisis is an explosive, frenetic blast of a good time that shows just how much life is left in the ol’ Genesis. It combines a gorgeous aesthetic with some great two-player run-‘-n-gun action, producing a title that’s a model of crowd-funding done right.

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