Board games on a game console might not hold much attention when released on their own, but bundled together, they can offer a package worthy of some time. Interplay’s 5-in-1 FunPak takes a few board game staples and puts them on a single Game Gear cartridge, complete with two-player option. Is it enough to hold one’s attention? Read on and see.
With mini games and both music and painting editors, Fun ‘N Games had potential to be a unique title on the Genesis. It fails to hit the mark, but there’s still enough here to keep the little ones entertained for a while. It’s diverse enough to be worth a look, and parents just might find themselves having fun making some music!
Game compilations tend to be popular because of the value they represent. Who can resist lots of games bundled together on a single cartridge? Value is what the Mega Games series was meant to promote, but the first installment’s paltry three game selection may not be all that enticing.
The Mega Drive in Europe received a series of Sega compilations that had some classic games on them. Some were even packed in with the hardware, giving new owners and instant selection of titles. Though many of these games have been released many times in the decades since, at the time it was a great deal to get them all in one place.
If there’s one thing Sega knows how to do, it’s rehash the biggest stars of the Genesis era. Before the numerous compilations released on modern consoles, the Sega CD was among the first machines to get hit with the cash run wave. Home to not one but two editions of the Sega Arcade Classics Collection (the only difference being one game), the add-on gave Segaphiles their first taste of watered down ports. The worst part? Sega didn’t even wait until the Genesis was discontinued before it started to butcher its library.