Most people wouldn’t think of Kabuki theater when talking about martial arts, but hey, why not? Dreamworks’ Mystical Fighter brings all the splendor and mysticism of Japan’s classic drama to a side-scrolling beat-’em-up. The weird thing? It’s actually kind of fun!
Puzzle games come in all shapes and sizes. Some are more complex than others, but often the simplest puzzlers can be the most fun. One of the lesser known members of the genre on the Genesis is Shove It! The Warehouse Game, which basically boils down to a dude in a warehouse pushing boxes for cash. It’s not very deep on story, and it can even be downright repetitive sometimes, but the game actually grows on you after a while.
There are good maze games, and there are bad maze games. Ms. Pac-Man is a a good example of the genre done right. At the opposite end of the spectrum is Trampoline Terror!, which has to be one of the worst on the Genesis. It’s actually appropriate that this is a maze game, as the developers seem to have been lost throughout the entire development cycle.
Nothing’s better than piloting a big, bad mech, especially since it means that you get to blow things up without mercy. Dreamworks’ Target Earth was one of the first Genesis games to bring the experience home in such style, and spawned a string of sequels.
Dreamworks had been quiet for quite a while, not releasing any other titles since Trampoline Terror, Target Earth, or even the horrid puzzler, Shove it!: The Warehouse Game. So many people did not look towards Dreamworks for hot games, especially given their past reputation with some of those previous (and crappy) titles. But low and behold, after laying low for a couple of years, they came back and brought us Wings of Wor. Thankfully so, it’s actually fairly good