What’s the best way to make a video game version of a Hollywood action blockbuster? Why, make it a puzzle game, of course! Well, maybe not. Stargate for the Game Gear ditched its shooting action persona and tried to emulate games like Columns and Tetris. The result? Well, we now know where Kurt Russell should have put that nuclear bomb…
Tag: Probe Software
Mortal Kombat (Game Gear)
TEST YOUR MIGHT! The arcade smash Mortal Kombat jumped kicked its way onto every console imaginable, including the Game Gear. Significantly watered down to fit on Sega’s handheld, the game still retained a lot of what made it so fun, but a lot was definitely lost in translation.
Lemmings (Master System)
Psygnosis’ lovable little lemmings march their way onto the Master System! Though it suffers a few changes in the conversion process, the 8-bit version of the computer classic plays in fine form on Sega’s machine. If you want to try a new puzzle game, then this is one you definitely want to add to your Master System library.
Batman Forever (Game Gear)
The Caped Crusader has long suffered a mixed history when it comes to video games. Some are good, and some are bad. Some, like Batman Forever, are downright horrible. Probe and Acclaim managed to distinguish themselves by making a terrible game across multiple platforms, and the Game Gear version is part of that unfortunate line.
Licensed games are usually horrible, but sometimes a company finds a winning formula that actually does justice to the license it uses. A good example of this is Stargate,which is actually a great action romp that deserves more attention, despite the licensed game curse and the Acclaim logo on the cover.