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Dragon Wang

Dragon Wang

Sega’s SG-1000 tried to take on Irem’s Kung Fu with a side-scrolling brawler that added some innovative mechanics to the gameplay. Unfortunately, a choppy framerate and sloppy execution hampered what could have been a stand-out title.

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Classic Interview: Acclaim Europe

Classic Interview: Acclaim Europe

Vol. 3, issue 23 of the Spanish magazine Mega Force interviewed two of Acclaim’s European executives, President Rod Cousens and Director of Marketing Larry Sparks. The duo discussed launching Acclaim’s Spanish division and shared insight about the plans for a company that was riding high on the success of Mortal Kombat 2 and NBA Jam.

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Clockwork Knight

Clockwork Knight

The Saturn debuted with few titles, among them the 2.5D platformer Clockwork Knight. While it had some impressive effects, it didn’t really do much to bring the genre into the “next generation” of hardware. It’s not a bad game, but it’s not exceptional either.

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Hands-On: Streets of Rage 4

Hands-On: Streets of Rage 4

Fans have waited almost two decades for a new Streets of Rage, and it’s finally here. Lizardcube, Dotemu, and Guard Crush Games have delivered a solid addition to the series that will satisfy longtime players and attract newcomers. Regardless of the platform you choose, it’s time once again to rage in the streets!

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Almost Lost in Space: Zaxxon’s Rocky Journey to Home Computers

Almost Lost in Space: Zaxxon’s Rocky Journey to Home Computers

In this excerpt from the book “The Sega Arcade Revolution: a History in 62 Games,” Ken Horowitz looks at the troubled journey of Sega’s arcade hit Zaxxon to the C64 computer. A web of lies and deception caused Sega a major headache, as well as a financial loss to its parent company, Paramount.

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