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Articles written by: Greg J

Hacks & Homebrews: Top Tier Pirate Games

Hacks & Homebrews: Top Tier Pirate Games

Every console has hacks and bootlegs. The Genesis is actually home to quite a few good ones, some good enough to pass for licensed retail releases, with original sprite work and designs. Contributor Greg Jurkiewicz examines some of the best to see which are actually worth tracking down.

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Battle Mania Daiginjou

Battle Mania Daiginjou

The Battle Mania games featured beautiful visuals, rock-solid gameplay, and some really great humor. The first game made it across the pond under the Trouble Shooter moniker, but its much-improved sequel was left behind. Is it worth the $150 asking price?

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Unshelved: Fido Dido

Unshelved: Fido Dido

Every publisher has a list of projects that never found their way onto store shelves. Though they were finished and tested, company politics or financial turmoil caused them to be shelved, for what was thought to be the rest of time. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology (read: internet), many of these games are becoming available for play. For this reason, Sega-16 kicks off a brand new feature series wherein we examine those titles that were commercially developed but for some reason never released. Our first article is devoted to Kaneko’s mascot platformer Fido Dido, a neat little game that was completed but shelved. Well, we’re unshelving it.

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Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety

Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety

Poor Spider-Man. When he’s on an upswing, like after a great game like Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin, someone has to come along and cut his webbing with a stinker like Separation Anxiety. The ups and downs of the web slinger’s video career even make Batman shake his head in disbelief, but thankfully ol’ web head keeps on fighting.

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Spider-Man X-Men: Arcade’s Revenge

Spider-Man X-Men: Arcade’s Revenge

I love super heroes. As cool as they are, they’re even better when they team up, and any fan worth his/her salt was most likely salivating when Spider-Man/X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge. The prospect of the web slinger teaming up with Marvel’s marvelous mutants for a video game romp seems to be the stuff of dreams. The Genesis had to wait a bit longer for it though, as it came out first on the SNES. How did the Sega version fare?

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