Who doesn’t like Micro Machines? Simple, yet incredibly addictive, Codemasters beloved series reached legendary heights with the introduction of the ingenius J-Cart, which allowed up to four people to enjoy the fun. While not as ambitious as those later installments, the original game still holds its own against the competition and is more than worth the purchase price.
When it was first released in 1994, Virtua Racing wowed gamers with its incredible use of polygons and its $100 price tag. The exorbitant cost (the highest for the time) was due to it being the one and only game to ever make use of the powerful Sega Virtual Processor, or SVP chip. Until the 32X got a port a year later, this was the only way to play the arcade hit at home, and it was darn close to having a real Model 1 arcade board. It may be outdated now, but Virtua Racing’s place in Genesis history is assured.
Upon its release, the Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Sega CD was lauded for its incredible use of scaling and its exclusive cartoon animation. These are all well and good, but how did the game itself play? Well, why not read our full review and find out?
Racing is fun and all, but it’s so much better when you can beat the competition… literally! Road Rash added a great twist to the standard racing format and went on to spawn several sequels across a ton of consoles.
Those who grew up in the early ’90s remember the Micro Machines well. The darn things had toys for just about every vehicle ever made. They had a few games too, and Turbo Tournament ’96 ranks among the best. So many options, so much fun! Our complete write up tells all about this great little racer that you probably overlooked, so check it out and see what you’ve been missing!