Koei’s excellent war simulation releases extended beyond ancient Japan and into the 20th century, spawning a franchise that lasted several console generations. P.T.O.’s robust and fun military management gave players the chance to play as either Axis or Allies and determine the fate of the world.
Author: Colton Ray
Battlemaster mixed action and strategy with less than stellar results, but there’s still some merit in playing. The world is interesting, and there are some fun mechanics among the clumsy HUD interface and execution. It may not be on the same level as Warsong, but it’s still worth a play.
The Incredible Crash Dummies somehow got a toy line and a cartoon show, so of course there had to be a video game tie-in. It’s short and saddled with poor control, not offering much for its license. Though not the worst platforming experience out there, your time would be better spent with any of the better Genesis offerings in the category.
In 1991, Accolade threw its helmet into the Genesis football arena. It was a welcome addition at the time, since there were few options and fans were eager for games. But with the Genesis library filled with Joe Montana and Madden entries, is it still worth playing? Probably not.
Few companies know the strategy genre like Koei, and its Romance of the Three Kingdoms series has endured for decades. The second game appeared on the Genesis, and while it’s a bit rough in the interface, there’s some fun to be had if you’re a fan of political intrigue and nation-building.