Almost a decade before Sonic sped his way onto the Genesis, Sega had another blue mascot. Flicky hopped into the arcades in 1984 in a simple-yet-entertaining maze game. Eventually, the little blue bird would end up in Sonic’s world too.
Zaxxon is a true Sega classic that broke ground on many levels. From its innovative isometric perspective to its pioneering use of television promotion, the game redefined the space shooter genre in 1982. Decades removed from its historic debut, it’s still a blast to play, proving that great games never lose their shine.
Sega’s House of the Dead series mixed wonderful presentation with blistering action to create a great arcade experience. Join us as we examine the first game, which was a gory-good time and brought zombies back to the video game forefront.
OutRun is considered an arcade classic. Its mixture of great gameplay, speed, and an atmospheric soundtrack created one of the best driving experiences in video games. Join us as we revisit this timeless gem and celebrate Yu Suzuki’s masterpiece!
Decades after it was officially discontinued, the Sega Genesis continues to receive new software. Since it’s the start of a new year, we take a look at some of the Genesis games we’re most anticipating in 2018. Some have been in the works for a while, and hopefully, we’ll spend this year playing some new 16-bit releases!