Falcom’s excellent Ys series has managed to make its way to a ton of consoles, but the Genesis was lamentably the recipient of only the third installment. After seeing the incredible first two games released on the TurboGrafx-16 CD (and Book I on the Master System too!), the third was something many Genesis fans were thankful to get. This version is also available on the SNES, in addition to the TG-16 original. What are the differences, though? Which of the three versions is best?
Author: Joe Redifer
Side by Side: Exile (Genesis vs. TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM)
Wondering which version of Telenet’s action/RPG Exile to buy off eBay? Confused about the differences between the Genesis cartridge and the Turbo CD-ROM? Before you rush off and make an uninformed purchase, be sure to check out the latest installment of our popular Side by Side series. From the gameplay to the graphics and sound, we break each version down for you, so you’ll put your hard-earned cash in the right direction. Hey, no thanks are necessary; it’s what we’re here for!
Side by Side: Air Buster/Aero Blasters (Genesis vs. TurboGrafx-16)
With all the different ports there are, we just can’t get enough of putting them up against each other to see which is best. This latest installment of Side by Side sees the Genesis and Turbo Grafx-16 versions of Air Buster/Aero Blasters. Both versions of this classic shmup have their fans, so who gets the victory and who goes home a sad panda?
Side by Side: Lords of Thunder (Sega CD vs. TurboGrafx CD)
Genesis fans sure do love their shumps. As one of the richest genres on the console, there’s no shortage of great games to play. The Sega CD continued this tradition with excellent original entries like Android Assault and Robo Aleste. It also had its share of ports, and one of the more controversial titles was Hudson’s Lords of Thunder. Long held to be inferior to the Super CD-ROM2 original, we’ve put them through their paces to determine which is the superior version.
Seeing is Believing: Video Connections
For years gamers have been pondering the question: what’s the best video connection for my Genesis? Well, it took some time, but Sega-16 has heard your pleas. Contributor Joe Redifer has compiled a great guide to all types of connections, which ones are compatible with your particular model, and where to go for the best service. You owe it to yourself to give this one a read. Or do you want to play Gunstar Heroes in RF forever?