Everyone considers themselves to be gamers, but at what point does one cross the line into the realm of collecting? When does one stop being merely a gamer and become a collector? Sometimes, the line is crossed without one even knowing, and by the time it’s become apparent, you’re knee-deep in Genesis games. That’s the story of Sega-16 contributor Damien Jennison, who came to such a realization when his 200th Genesis game showed up on his doorstep.
Author: Damien Jennison
Just hanging out at the beach can be a death-defying challenge when video games are involved. Seriously, don’t these guys ever get a day off? Apparently not. Nothing could seemingly be better than spending a day of surf and sunshine with six hot babes, unless it includes alien abductions, time travel, and toxic waste. Normy’s Beach Babe-O-Rama tells the tale of one man’s quest to save the most important thing imaginable: scantily-clad women. Oh yeah, and the environment too… I guess.
It’s not easy completing retro gaming collections. Pickings in some areas can be quite slim, and often the internet is the only option to finding what you need. In volume nine of Stories from the Book of Genesis, contributor Damien Jennison discovers just how to handle eBay and its sometimes cutthroat sellers.
PC lovers know the Bitmap Brothers well, and they’ve enjoyed plenty of hits over the years. Genesis owners got a good piece of the pie too, with such classics as Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe. Another hit with Soldiers of Fortune, which was known as the Chaos Engine on the Amiga, made its way to both 16-bit consoles. It definitely has its fans, and we have a full review on it to persuade those fence-sitters to run out and get a copy!
Hot on the heels of the classic Golden Axe series, Sega unleashed Alien Storm upon the arcade scene. It was a game that attempted to add to an already solid formula, and overall made a decent attempt. The Genesis version remains a fan favorite to this day, and hopefully Sega will soon rise from its stupor and give us a proper sequel. Until then, you’ll have to get by with our review of the cartridge version.