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Genesis Reviews

Disney Collection: Quackshot Starring Donald Duck & Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Disney Collection: Quackshot Starring Donald Duck & Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Castle of Illusion and QuackShot are revered by Genesis owners as two of the best platformers of the 16-bit era. European gamers were lucky to get a collection of both these great games, and it might be an option for those looking to skip high prices.

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Battlemaster

Battlemaster

Battlemaster mixed action and strategy with less than stellar results, but there’s still some merit in playing. The world is interesting, and there are some fun mechanics among the clumsy HUD interface and execution. It may not be on the same level as Warsong, but it’s still worth a play.

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Incredible Crash Dummies, The

Incredible Crash Dummies, The

The Incredible Crash Dummies somehow got a toy line and a cartoon show, so of course there had to be a video game tie-in. It’s short and saddled with poor control, not offering much for its license. Though not the worst platforming experience out there, your time would be better spent with any of the better Genesis offerings in the category.

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Twinkle Tale

Twinkle Tale

One of the best Mega Drive titles that stayed in Japan, Twinkle Tale was chock full of blazing action and dazzling visuals. It may not be the best in its class (a recent fan translation and upgrade improves the experience), and it’s damn expensive, but it’s definitely a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Tintin in Tibet

Tintin in Tibet

Tintin has been a classic comic hero for over a century, so it was only natural for him to get his own video game. It’s based on the 1960 book and features visuals were straight out of the comic. Lamentably, the gameplay and difficulty make this one adventure better left to the printed page.

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