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Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Buzz Lightyear certainly went “to infinity and beyond” on the Dreamcast. His 3D adventure was a surprisingly good licensed romp that shouldn’t be overlooked. There are expansive levels, great puzzles, and engaging boss battles in this excellent port that deserves a spot on your shelf.

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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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