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Sega 32X Reviews

Spider-Man: Web of Fire

Sega made good use of its Spider-Man license. With releases for every console of the era, the company fired off one last salvo of web fluid with 1996’s Web of Fire for the 32X. Despite the new hardware, ol’ web head’s last hurrah was more of a whimper than a bang. The problem with it is that it doesn’t set off your spider sense for mediocrity until after you’ve blown $150 for it on eBay. read our full review and stick with Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin for all your wall crawling needs.

Genesis Reviews

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

taken great pains to ensure that there’s a game in the series for every console out there, and the Genesis, being dominant during its heyday, got just about every 2D version released. The last one to come to Sega’s wonder box was Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, which included everything but the kitchen sink (though I think there was a coupon in the manual to send away for one), and the debate still rages today as to how it holds up versus the SNES version.

Genesis Reviews

James “Buster” Douglas Knockout Boxing

In 1990, Sega was riding high on the success of its licensed sports games. Joe Montana Football was a solid seller, and the company was ecstatic to have secured the license of the new heavyweight boxing champ – the man who defeated “Iron” Mike Tyson – James “Buster” Douglas. Unfortunately, Sega apparently made more of an effort to get Douglas’ moniker on the box than it did to make the actual game around it, as the licensed Final Blow game it used was mediocre at best. To add insult to injury, Douglas lost his championship belt to Evander Holyfield in his very first title defense a mere nine months later.

Features, Sega Ages

Sega Ages: The Mickey & Donald Games

Few cartoon pairs are more famous than Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The duo has conquered cinema, television, comic books, and even video games. That last category is especially interesting, considering the wealth of exposure the two received at the hands of Sega. Spanning the Genesis, Master System, and Game Gear; Mickey and Donald starred in over a dozen games, most of which were highly playable and truly entertaining. We’ve compiled a short list of some of their exploits for the first installment of our Sega Ages feature, which takes a look at first party Genesis games based on certain brands.

Genesis Reviews

Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey & Minnie

Mickey Mouse and the Genesis have quite a storied history together. Beginning with the grandeur of Castle of Illusion and continuing on to the great World of Illusion and Mickey Mania, the famous mouse has made a home of the 16-bit wonder. Sure, there have been some hiccups along the way (read: Fantasia), but the majority of Mickey’s outings have been highly playable and fun. Capcom’s foray into the Disney rodent arena, The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey and Minnie not only has one long title, it’s also a great little two-player romp.