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Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special

Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special

With all the shooters that came to the Genesis in its first two years, it seems strange that some would be left behind. Kaneko’s Heavy Unit was one shmup that missed the boat, most likely because it was seen as too generic compared to powerhouses such as Thunder Force III and Gaiares. Is it worth tracking down now? Read on and see!

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Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest

Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest

Sonic’s success brought forth a deluge of mascot platformers, and many seemed more like cheap imitations that solid competition. Brand name characters were especially popular, and Kaneko scored a hit with Chester Cheetah of Cheetos fame. Unfortunately, his second outing drifted even farther from Sonic’s winning formula.

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Ka-Ge-Ki: Fists of Steel

Ka-Ge-Ki: Fists of Steel

Genre: Fighting Developer: Kaneko Publisher: Sage’s Creation Players: 1-2 Released: 1991 Most of you that have been around here for a while have probably read a majority of my reviews, seen the low scores I’ve given to most of them, and you must be thinking that I’m some sort of crazy masochist that just has to play bad games and […]

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Deadly Moves

Deadly Moves

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and by that logic Capcom’s Street Fighter II must be blushing like a virgin bride on her wedding day. The amount of clones out there that shamelessly rip off the arcade classic is staggering, and it seemed that everyone tried to cash in on the craze at one time or another. Kaneko’s Deadly Moves, also released on the SNES as Power Moves, was one such cash run. To say it compares poorly to its source material would be a major understatement, and one wonders just how inspired (or drunk) its developers really were when they set out to create it.

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DJ Boy

DJ Boy

Like beat-’em-ups? Beaten every Streets of Rage more times than you can count? If you’re wondering which brawler to turn to next, there’s always Kaneko’s DJ Boy. It may not be high on the list of games that come to mind, but it’s… out there. Keep your expectations low and you just might be surprised.

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