One of the least discusssed areas of the Genesis software library is the children’s section. The console boasts a great number of titles in this area featuring all the major characters of the era, some of which are still popular today. A few games are based on timeless characters, like the Berenstain Bears. For over forty years, the bear family has entertained children in books and on TV. Their one and only Genesis outing was suprisingly competent, and it does a decent job of holding the attention of kids over ten! While not the best platformer on the system, but it’s no stinker either.
Author: Andrew Pine
We’ve got some more import shooter goodness for you. Today’s review is for the Genesis port of the obscure coin-op Bio-Ship Paladin. It has a decidedly different firing mechanism, compared to other shmups, and one of the big features is that your ship “evolves.”
Ishido: Way of the Stones
Sometimes, a puzzler just isn’t fun no matter how you slice it. The Genesis is pretty well taken care of in this regard, but some of the earlier entries in the genre don’t hold up. Ishido: Way of the Stones is one game that we just couldn’t get into, and we’ve got a full review to share about our experience. Read on and see if Accolade’s puzzler is one you should avoid.
Accolade brought the Amiga run-‘n-gun classic Turrican to the Genesis in 1991, sporting a great box cover by famed sci-fi and fantasy artist Boris Vallejo. Many Genesis gamers took the game at face value, unfamiliar with the decidedly different style of action game they were about to play. The result left a bad taste in the mouths of many, something that would remain until Factor 5’s stellar Mega Turrican arrived a few years later.