Data East may no longer be around as an actual company (though you can still play some of their arcade classics on the Wii via the Data East Arcade Collection on the Wii this month), the games will live forever, especially its competent arcade ports on the Genesis. Atomic Runner was one coin-op favorite to make the jump, and it’s a fun little run-‘n-gun with some lush visuals and large bosses.
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Life in prehistoric times must have been really hard. Aside from the whole “hundreds of ferocious dinosaurs out to eat you” thing, you had other cavemen stealing your women when you weren’t looking! For Joe & Mac though, such adversity wasn’t a problem; it was an excuse to kick some caveman tail. So great was their arcade anger, so powerful was their strength, that the duo found their way to several consoles, including the Genesis.
It’s time to rack ’em up! A good billiards game is hard to come by, and Lord knows there’s been many attempts at making one. The Genesis got in on the action with a few titles, and notable among them was Data East’s Minnesota Fats Pool Legend. Solid and good for some relaxing cue ball action, this one’s worth tracking down.
Segaphiles everywhere know and love the OutRun series, and we here at Sega-16 are no different. If there’s one Sega racer that always gets the blood pumping, it’s this one, and it’s a great thing that they all appear on the Genesis (for better or for worse, to be fair). Data East handled the publishing chores for the final 2D arcade installment, OutRunners, and while there’s considerable controversy about how well things turned out, staff writer Alex Burr has nothing but love for this one.
Two-player games are always fun, especially if they’re simultaneous. Data East’s Dashin’ Desperados is a entertaining little romp that has players take control of two love-stricken cowboys out to win the girl of their dreams. The problem is, they both love the same girl!