Finished getting groovy with the Genesis version of Earthworm Jim? Done with the Special Edition on the Sega CD and looking for more? Why not check out the Game Gear version? It may not have all the levels and visual power of its 16-bit cousins, but it’s worth checking out, for a while at least. The princess will thank you for it!
The early ’90s wasn’t a safe place for Saturday morning cartoons. The three major networks were beginning to lose interest in keeping the tradition alive, and many great shows unfortunatley saw an early end. Exo-Squad was one show that disappeared seemingly overnight, and all we were left with were some awesome toys, great memories… and a Genesis game!
SEGADATE: 2-14-08. We’ve encountered a copy of the Genesis game Star Trek: Crossroads of Time, featuring the crew of Deep Space Nine. Initial scans reveal that the game is mediocre at best, and our away team’s findings seem to confirm this. I’ve sent our science officer, Lt. Commander Burr, to re-examine the game in order to ensure that there is no immediate danger to the crew or anyone else in Starfleet.
Shiny created a star with Earthworm Jim, and the character went on to become one of the most recognizable heroes of the 16-bit era. There’s good reason for that too, as the 2D games in the series defined the fusion of excellent gameplay and stellar presentation.
There is no denying it, considering the time and the limitations of the hardware, Doom Troopers is a pretty gory game. However, unlike the unutterably lame Splatterhouse series, this game uses its goriness to simple effect. It livens up and gives some character and humour to what is otherwise a fairly standard side scrolling platform/adventure game.