Chasing down bad guys is a video game staple. Ramming their cars into flaming husks before taking them down and slapping the cuffs on them makes it even more fun! Taito let Genesis owners play the long arm of the law in the exclusive Chase H.Q. II, and while it might not set the world on fire, it’s a game that’s worth spending some time with.
Author: Aaron Savadge
King Feature Syndicate’s The Phantom has been delighting readers since the 1930s, and every so often the character is revamped for new audiences. One of the most recent attempts came in the form of a new cartoon series that spawned a comic book and video game. The Phantom was recast as a young man turned hero in the mid 21st century. Phantom 2040lets the player control the Ghost Who Walks in a great adventure that bears more than a few similarities to Nintendo’s Metroid. Oh, you’ve never heard of it? Then read our full review and grab a copy!
We’ll be off on Tuesday to usher in the new year, but we’ve one article left for 2007. Sega-16 caps off a great year with a review of the final Genesis installment of the Road Rash series. Part three raised the bar and set the stage for the franchise on 32-bit platforms.
We’ve already covered the lengthy game history of Sonic The Hedgehog, but he’s also had a noteworthy career in comic books and cartoons as well. Over the span of his fifteen year career, the famous mammal has appeared in several animated series and a flurry of comic books, including the long-running Archie Comics series (currently at almost 170 issues and counting).
Porting games can be a good thing — when it’s done right. Such was not the case with Interplay’s Star Trek Starfleet Academy: Starship Bridge Simulator, which lost most of its charm when it made the jump to the 32X. So much potential was wasted, and perhaps its only real distinction lies in its unnecessarily long name. Read the full review.