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Radical Rex

Radical Rex

Had your fill of mascots yet? Tired of furry heroes running around, saving the day? Well then how Rex? He’s different! He has no hair! Um, no? Not convinced? Well, we don’t blame you. Aside from not being a mammal, Radical Rex offers nothing really all that different from all the other platformers on the Genesis.

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Radical Rex CD

Radical Rex CD

Sonic The Hedgehog opened the floodgates for a slew of furry mascot characters that had attitude and some lame nemesis to destroy for the greater world good. Activision’s Radical Rex, released on both the Genesis and Sega CD (as well as the SNES), varied from that tired formula in one way: its hero wasn’t furry. Yes, Rex the Dinosaur bravely decided to stand out from the crowd by having skin and not fur, and his jumping, skateboard-riding, item-collecting talents were the envy of the platforming world. And thanks to his individuality and war against conformism, video games are better now.

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