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Marble Madness

Marble Madness

Normally, you’d think that rolling a shiny metal ball around a stage without letting it fall would make for a great game. The original Marble Madness was wonderful, with its excellent trackball controller and more recently, Marble Blast Ultra on Xbox Live Arcade showed that such a game could work with a controller. But that was long after analog sticks became the norm, and poor Genesis gamers had to suffer with playing on a totally unsatisfactory D-pad. The Genesis port of Marble Madness suffered because of it, among other things, and the resulting effort was poor enough for even creator Mark Cerny to disown it!

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Magic Bubble

Magic Bubble

Like puzzle games? Think you’ve played them all? Well, I’ll bet you haven’t tried out this little puzzler from C&E Inc. (makers of Beggar Prince). Originating in Taiwan and never officially released elsewhere, Magic Bubble is a fun game that’s worth tracking down for the small amount it commands on eBay. Just in case you’re still on the fence, we’ve got a full review to help you decide.

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Lost Vikings

Lost Vikings

Blizzard is known for its classics, and among them one can find The Lost Vikings. An awesome combination of puzzler and platformer, it was a major hit, even spawning a sadly underappreciated SNES sequel (those of you who haven’t played it, find a copy and do so NOW). Several consoles got releases of the original, and you may be wondering how the Genesis version stacks up. Lucky for you that we have a full review to set you in the right direction. You can thank us later.

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Power Base Converter Buyer’s Guide

Power Base Converter Buyer’s Guide

Thinking of getting into collecting Master System games but have no room on your shelf for the console? Genesis owners have a great option with Sega’s Power Base Converter. Essentially piggy-backing the Master System on the new 16-bit hardware, it allows gamers to continue to enjoy Sega’s 8-bit goodness without having to swap out another console. There are several versions available, so it’s important to know which one fits your particular Genesis model. For that reason, staff writer Carl-Johan Brax has compiled a handy buyer’s guide for those looking for the right model to fit their Genesis, so read the full article and find out which converter suits you best.

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Dragon’s Fury

Dragon’s Fury

Video pinball can be quite hit and miss, and gamers everywhere have their preferences on every console. The Genesis is home to many titles in the genre, and none are more controversial than Dragon’s Fury, otherwise known as the port of the great Devil Crush for the TurboGrafx-16. Is it worth your hard-earned cash?

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