Sequels are expected to be better, but often they’re not. That’s the case with Sampras Tennis ’96, which offered little improvements over the original. In truth, all it mostly adds is frustrating gameplay. There are much better tennis games on the Genesis than this series, so fans would be advised to politely decline Mr. Sampras’ invitation.
While most Americans are watching football, many around the world enjoy playing cricket. The British sport is played on almost every continent, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there is a Mega Drive version. It also shouldn’t be surprising that it wasn’t released in the U.S. Still, it’s an excellent rendition and a great chance for Genesis owners to learn about this unique and engaging game.
Micro Machines have a proven track record on the Genesis, and no matter which one you chose, you’re bound to find a great game. Those who have already tried other releases in the series might want to check out Micro Machines Military, which puts a weapons-based spin on the gameplay. It’s not entirely revolutionary, but it still makes for a great time.
There are more than a few pinball games on the Genesis, and while most gamers seem to prefer Naxat Soft’s offerings over the others, there are actually some great alternatives. Codemasters’ Psycho Pinball is one game that offers some solid pinball action that most others on the console can’t provide. It’s definitely worth looking into.
Racing is fun, but racing with cows is SO much better! That’s a feature of Super Skidmarks that other racing games don’t offer, and the only thing really setting this game back (aside from a weird way of keeping cars together onscreen) is the fact that it doesn’t really run well on NTSC TV sets thanks to its PAL exclusivity. If you can play it though, check it out!