There are more than a few pinball games on the Genesis, and while most gamers seem to prefer Naxat Soft’s offerings over the others, there are actually some great alternatives. Codemasters’ Psycho Pinball is one game that offers some solid pinball action that most others on the console can’t provide. It’s definitely worth looking into.
Despite all the advancements in game technology, pinball is still a blast to play. The Genesis has its fair share of games in the genre, and some are weirder than others. Take Renovation’s Dinoland, for example. Designed by the famous Wolfteam, it features a little dinosaur who takes ball form to save his girlfriend. Sound far fetched? Well, it’s probably no more odd than a hedgehog pinging around a ball field.
Many gamers have fond memories of the Crush series on the TurboGrafix-16. Both Alien Crush and Devil’s Crush were excellent titles that still hold up incredibly well today. Genesis owners were lucky enough to receive the latter game, and Tengen promptly followed up with a sequel called Dragon’s Revenge. Though it may not be as good as its predecessor, it has a charm all its own and is still highly playable.
Like pinball? If so, then you’ve probably already played more than a few video versions of the classic game. It’s been a hit and miss experience attempting to recreate the feel and gameplay of actual pinball in video game format, and Electronic Arts took a stab at it back in 1993 with Virtual Pinball. The result was a lukewarm game that wasn’t necessarily bad but didn’t really do anything to stand out either.
Video pinball can be quite hit and miss, and gamers everywhere have their preferences on every console. The Genesis is home to many titles in the genre, and none are more controversial than Dragon’s Fury, otherwise known as the port of the great Devil Crush for the TurboGrafx-16. Is it worth your hard-earned cash?