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Articles written by: Sebastian Sponsel

Black Onyx, The

Black Onyx, The

Largely unknown to Western games, The Black Onyx is something of a legend in Japan and laid the foundation for many console and computer RPGs to come. It’s quite barebones now, but it’s remarkable that the SG-1000 even got the game, considering it was released well into the Famicom era.

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Syndicate CD

Syndicate CD

Bullfrog’s dystopian classic saw a European Mega CD release, but it didn’t do much more than the cartridge version. Some lengthened cut scenes and a new soundtrack might entice some, and it still plays as well as its Genesis sibling. It’s not a bad purchase if it can be had for a decent price.

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Three Dirty Dwarves

Three Dirty Dwarves

The heroes of SegaSoft’s beat-’em-up were nothing like the dwarves you grew up with! Greg, Taconic, and Corthag starred in a wacky brawler that gave Saturn owners a different take on an established genre. Its quirkiness didn’t always make for a smooth ride, but the good far outweighs the bad.

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyō Tōitsusen

Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyō Tōitsusen

Treasure’s four-player monster was an amazing experience and one of the best reason to own a multi-tap. Sadly, it was only released in Japan and Brazil, and it’s as expensive as it is fun to play. Check out the review and see why you need to pawn a kidney…now.

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Spy vs. Spy

Spy vs. Spy

MAD magazine’s wacky pair of spies made an appearance on multiple formats in the ’80s, including the Master System. While it does manage to retain the charm of the comics, the gameplay isn’t very deep. Try playing a few quick sessions with a friend for the best effect.

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