Interestingly enough, most tennis games on the Genesis are hit or miss. There’s a bunch from which to choose, and it can often be difficult to pick the best because each of them have their strengths and weaknesses. Amazing Tennis, courtesy of programming legend David Crane, suffers from this dilemma as well but still manages to deliver (hah!) a solid experience for fans.
Disney’s stable of characters found a friendly home on the Genesis, and even as the console was in the twilight of its life it managed to produce quality titles that did justice to their source material. Pocahontas is one such example. Though it might not reach the same levels of quality as Aladdin and Castle of Illusion, it’s a solid adventure in its own right.
Smurfs 2: Smurfs Travel the World
Those little blue buggers are back on the Mega Drive, and this time they’re out to see the world! Join Inquisitive Smurf and Smurfette as they seek out shards of the Magic Crystal so they can get home. Released only in Europe, the second Smurf game featured little more than decent visuals and simplistic gameplay. But then, what’d you expect?
Platformers come in all shapes and sizes, and one that most American Genesis gamers missed out on involves a group of crime fighting soccer players. While it might not be the most logically sound premise for a video games, there are far worse out there, and most of those aren’t as much fun.
Dick Vitale’s “Awesome Baby!” College Hoops
Lots of companies tried to cash in on the popularity of college sports, but not everyone was able to truly bring the experience home. Time Warner’s effort featured a recognizable name but not much else, and the game attached to it wasn’t really much fun to play.