What could have been an excellent port of a good action/adventure title turned out to be the best example for Sega to lock out unlicensed games. Onslaught was the only Accolade game that didn’t work with a TMSS-equipped Genesis, and it’s for good reason. Let’s just say that the console seems to know better with this one…
Accolade took the superb game that was Turrican II and dressed it up to tie in with the film release of the Van Damme vehicle Universal Soldier. The result was a hodgepodge of good and bad moments, but the game’s true heritage manages to shine through long enough to actually overcome the questionable licensing. If you’re a fan of the Turrican series (and you should be), you need to play this one, especially if you haven’t played Turrican II in its unaltered, awesome original form.
Blizzard is known for its classics, and among them one can find The Lost Vikings. An awesome combination of puzzler and platformer, it was a major hit, even spawning a sadly underappreciated SNES sequel (those of you who haven’t played it, find a copy and do so NOW). Several consoles got releases of the original, and you may be wondering how the Genesis version stacks up. Lucky for you that we have a full review to set you in the right direction. You can thank us later.
Technos launched a genre into stardom and created a massive franchise with Double Dragon, and the game has been made available for just about every console ever made. The Genesis version should have been arcade perfect, but somehow, Technos managed to screw it up. While not unplayable, it’s a far cry from what it should have been.