Not every cart made for the Genesis was a game. For instance, today’s subject: Art Alive. An art program early in the system’s life and one of the last before Sonic arrived and changed the face of not only Sega games, but gaming in general. Had Sonic come out in say, 1990, Art Alive may never have been made. Still, Sega wanted to broaden its horizons, and make a nice little game for kids.
One of the only games about the anime devil slayer, Mamono Hunter Yohko: Makai Dai 7 no Keishou (or Devil Hunter Yohko: The Seven Bells) is a Valis-like romp through the world of Yohko. It doesn’t seem to be very well known – I’ve never seen much info on the game at all, just a few mentions here and there.
In 1991 Sega released a game that they hoped would be the anti-Mario. The game was Sonic The Hedgehog and it did everything Sega dreamed it would and a whole lot more. Sonic is a game based on the blue hedgehog you have undoubtedly heard of before or seen in one of his many games.
He appears in Sonic The Hedgehog, but the little bird known as Flicky predates the Blue Blur by a number of years, having made his debut in arcades in the mid ’80s.It took Sega a while, but it finally got around to porting the game to a console, and while the Genesis version is nearly arcade perfect, there isn’t a whole lot to see.
Genre: Maze Developer: General Computer Corp. Publisher: Tengen Players: 1-2 Released: 1991 You’d think that a 10+ year-old port of a 20+ year-old game would be a pretty direct translation. Well, in the case of Ms. Pac-Man on the Genesis, you would be wrong. I’m not going to bore you with the details on the basics of Pac-Man, as pretty […]