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Yogi Bear’s Cartoon Capers

Yogi Bear’s Cartoon Capers

Yogi may be smarter than the average bear, but his Mega Drive appearance was strictly average. The game lacks any major gameplay issues, but its cookie-cutter formula and boring gameplay does little to inspire. Players might find it more fun to look for picnic baskets in their local park than play through to the end.

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Rayman 2: The Great Escape

Rayman 2: The Great Escape

After its debut on the Nintendo 64, Rayman 2: The Great Escape was ported to the Dreamcast as what many consider the best console version. Its large, colorful world and great platforming make it one of the best in the genre, and it definitely deserves a place in every Dreamcast owner’s library.

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Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool

Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool

Cheeto’s mascot made two appearances on the Genesis. While not the deepest platformer, the first game isn’t necessarily bad. It just doesn’t go out of its way to do anymore than one would expect from a licensed product. It’s short and unpolished, but perhaps there’s some worth here for the curious.

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Clockwork Knight

Clockwork Knight

The Saturn debuted with few titles, among them the 2.5D platformer Clockwork Knight. While it had some impressive effects, it didn’t really do much to bring the genre into the “next generation” of hardware. It’s not a bad game, but it’s not exceptional either.

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Congo Bongo (SG-1000)

Congo Bongo (SG-1000)

Congo Bongo is one of Sega’s underrated arcade titles, and it’s more than a mere Donkey Kong clone. Unfortunately, its charm and engaging gameplay didn’t make it into the SG-1000 conversion. What’s left is barely reminiscent of the coin-op, and it fails to offer any incentive for play over superior ports on other hardware of the era.

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