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Rampart

Rampart

Today, many console gamers enjoy the tower defense genre of games. All types of releases have cropped up on the Sony PSP, the Nintendo DS, and both the Xbox 360 and PS3. The genre wasn’t so well known back in 1990, when Atari games released Rampart in the arcades. Featuring play for up to three people simultaneously, it was ported to every console known to man, including the Genesis. Handled by Tengen, the 16-bit version is actually pretty darn good.

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Pit Fighter

Pit Fighter

In the days before Street Fighter II, developers seemed to be struggling with the fighting genre. There were more misses than hits, and few games offered something new and original. Atari’s Pit-Fighter tried to change all that, with its digitized graphics and brutal underground brawling. It was eventually ported to a myriad of consoles, and we have a full review of the Genesis version for you, so grab a bat and some brass knuckles and have a gander.

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Klax

Klax

Released under the Tengen label (an Atari subsidary), Klax ranks among Tetris and Columns as one of the classics of the genre. How well does the Genesis port compare to the arcade hit? Read our review and find out!

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Gauntlet IV

Gauntlet IV

Tengen had a huge presence on the Genesis, offering plenty of Atari classics that were very close to the originals. In some cases, they were actually better. Gauntlet IV was one such title, and it added to the already awesome multi-player mayhem by adding a ton of extra modes and full four-player support. It just didn’t get any better than this.

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Paperboy

Paperboy

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 20 years, you’ve undoubtedly played Paperboy. A little slice of Americana that was put into digital form, it gave youths everywhere free reign to smash people’s windows without having to worry about consequences. Thankfully, Tengen gave Genesis owners a port that was very faithful to the original, and we have a full review that shows how they compare.

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