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Zoom!

Zoom!

The Genesis launch had a pretty good line up of games that tried to cover as wide a range of genres as possible. Zoom! made a valiant attempt to fill the maze game niche, and while it demonstrated some serious potential, it was ultimately undone by repetitive gameplay and extreme simplicity.

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Zero Wing

Zero Wing

Everyone knows Zero Wing. What’s ironic is that the most famous Genesis shmup of all time isn’t known for its gameplay, visuals, or sound. What makes it so special is a hilarious mistranslation in the opening of the PAL version. Toaplan’s “All your base” line will live in infamy for sure, but how does the game itself stand up?

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Elitserien ’96

Elitserien ’96

NHL fans might not know it, but there’s another ice hockey league out there that has just as big a fan base. The Swedish Ice Hockey Association has a long and storied history of delivering the best of the sport to European fans, and this did not go unnoticed by game publishers. Electronic Arts, for one, published a modified version of its NHL ’96 with Swedish teams and players. How did it compare to the U.S. version?

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Elitserien ’95

Elitserien ’95

The Genesis is the home to many great sports titles, and its diversity goes beyond just different genres. Our 16-bit loving cousins across the pond got in on the action too, with games like Elitserien ’95, which was the Swedish league version of EA’s NHL series.

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