The classic Berenstain Bears made two appearances in the “Sega Club” line of children’s games for the Genesis and Game Gear, and both titles are fun little romps, with the Game Gear version being the more engaging of the two. Simple to play but not as easy as one would expect from a children’s game, it’s well suited for Sega’s portable.
Scholastic’s Magic School Bus was a game that focused on science, primarily astronomy, and it offered a myriad of gameplay segments that were engaging enough to keep kids playing but that were never too hard.
Mattel’s Barbie had games released for every electronic device made by man since her 1984 Commodore 64 debut. The Genesis was to receive two games, but the second, Barbie Vacation Adventure, was never released. The first title, Barbie Super Model, was unleashed upon the masses in 1993, and feverish little girls everywhere foamed at the mouth as they hungrily shoved the carts into their Genesis consoles. Ok, maybe it wasn’t quite that graphic, but the thought of gamers across the world having to give up some Genesis time so their little sisters could play dress up is just as horrifying.
As part of the short-lived “EA Kids” line, Sesame Street Counting Cafe featured that famous duo of Grover and Mr. “Fat Blue” Johnson, in a restaurant setting that sought to help kids count food. Read our full review and don’t worry about the fly in your soup; he won’t eat much.
The Sega Club line of games was aimed at the younger Genesis demographic, and one of the odder releases was Wacky Worlds Creative Studio. Just how “creative” Sega expected anyone to get with this amalgam of painting, and music composition is anyone’s guess, but it at least included the Mega Mouse.