There’s usually a lot of debate as to what the best Disney game on the Genesis is. Whichever one you prefer, there’s simply no denying the brilliance of Traveller’s Tales’ wonderful platformer Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Chock full of great special effects and very challenging, the game is one of Mickey’s best efforts.
Disney is well known for their great Genesis platformers, but they weren’t the only one with such skills. Believe it or not, Probe Software came remarkably close with their movie tie-in The Pagemaster.
Shiny created a star with Earthworm Jim, and the character went on to become one of the most recognizable heroes of the 16-bit era. There’s good reason for that too, as the 2D games in the series defined the fusion of excellent gameplay and stellar presentation.
Long before Project Gotham Racing, Bizarre Creations had already garnered fame for their fresh and innovative games. Among them is a little-know action/platformer named Wiz ‘N’ Liz, in which players take control of two little wizards on their way to rescue…rabbits. The weird thing is, it’s actually quite fun!
Just another victim in the 16-bit mascot wars, Izzy lacked everything that made one so appealing in the first place. Less popular than Sonic and half as appealing as Bubsy (ouch!), poor Izzy was a poorly thought-out attempt at attracting attention to the Olympics. The thing is, he could barely attract attention to himself. Just how thoroughly mediocre was he? Read the review to find out!