The early ’90s wasn’t a safe place for Saturday morning cartoons. The three major networks were beginning to lose interest in keeping the tradition alive, and many great shows unfortunatley saw an early end. Exo-Squad was one show that disappeared seemingly overnight, and all we were left with were some awesome toys, great memories… and a Genesis game!
Author: Vince Thornburg
Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the Genesis launch in Japan, and we’re continuing our week-long celebration with a new installment in our Stories from the Book of Genesis series. In “Good Night Victoria,” staff member Vince Thornburg details the evolving relationship a model 1 console had with a family, and how it was finally sent off with the proper respect after a long and fruitful life.
Fighting games are a dime a dozen. Good fighting games, on the other hand, are about as common as a tap dancing bulldog. Fans of the genre must wade though a soup of crap to find those games worth playing, and some titles manage to sneak by due to a goofy gimmick or popular license. Accolade’s Ballz is one title that whose worth is still debated by gamers, with some applauding the great 3D feel and fresh direction, while others decry the questionable gameplay.
Sonic is undoubtedly the one character who is synonymous with the Genesis. He was born there, and his four games were responsible for making Sega the powerhouse it was during thr 16-bit era. His final true Genesis outing (no, Sonic 3D Blast doesn’t count!) was Sonic & Knuckles, which boasted some cool lock-on powers that added more gameplay to each of the previous games. Of all of them, perhaps its interaction with Sonic 3 is most memorable, or at least it is to staff writer Vince Thornburg. In the latest installment of Double Take, Vince reminds us just how awesome it was to link up the two cartridges and behold all the hedgehog goodness contained therein. Check it out!
Baseball season’s right around the corner, and what better way to get in the mood than with a review of one of the longest running series from the 8 and 16-bit era? R.B.I. Baseball ’93 followed the same trends as its predecessors, but by then other games, like Sega’s own incredible World Series Baseball, had eclipsed it. It still might be worth checking out for those who are fond of the series or are looking for another baseball game to play.