In this excerpt from his forthcoming book, 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1988–1998, author Brett Weiss takes another look at one of the most renowned shmups on the Genesis, Renovation’s Gaiares. What makes the game so popular? Why is it so damn hard? Read on and see!
Tag: Double Take
Though Ecco the Dolphin is one of the most beloved franchises on the Genesis, the third game to appear that console isn’t particularly well-known. Ecco Jr. was released as part of Sega’s Kids Club line, and it was meant for younger audiences. This meant a lot of older gamers passed it by. Should they have? Read on and see.
The Genesis is home to many wonderful RPGs of all types, including a beloved Zelda clone called Crusader of Centy. Many of the consoles owners actually played this version before any Zelda game, and the overall quality of the adventure and its great presentation left an indelible impression on them. Join us as we revisit this 16-bit classic!
The Shinobi series on the Genesis is widely regarded as some of the best action titles ever made, and they definitely stand the test of time. Joe Musashi’s third outing is a fan favorite, with its stunning graphics and intense action, and it’s definitely one 16-bit title worth taking another look at.
Blizzard’s Blackthorne is a popular action title that’s seen release on several platforms, and its combination of puzzle-solving, combat, and platforming has made it a classic among fans of similar titles, like Out of This World and Flashback. The 32X version has slowly crept up in price, becoming a real collector’s item, but is it for all the right reasons?