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Whip Rush

Whip Rush

The Genesis is a choice console for shooters, and few companies produced the library that Renovation did. In addition to Gaiares, Arrow Flash, and Granada, it also gave us Whip Rush. Quite the fun little shooter it is, too!

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Granada

Granada

Ah Wolfteam, Renovation’s star developmental group that seemingly churned out a new game on a weekly basis. There were some stinkers, to be sure, but there was also some great games that spanned multiple genres. One of the team’s lesser-known titles was Granada, a shooter that had the player piloting a massive tank against insurmountable odds (of course).

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Vapor Trail: Hyper Offence Formation

Vapor Trail: Hyper Offence Formation

One thing Genesis owners could count on was a steady stream of games, courtesty of Renovation. The prolific publisher covered all the bases, from action/RPGs like Arcus Odyssey and Wanders from Ys to that most recognizable of Genesis genres: the shmup. The company that gave us Gaiares also released a few arcade ports, and among them was Vapor Trail, a vertical shooter that was big on action and bosses. Is it worth adding to your library?

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El Viento

El Viento

Wolf Team was on fire during the 16-bit era, producing several Genesis titles that varied from mediocre to excellent (depending on who you ask). One thing the group liked to do was create action games, and a fan favorite of the genre is Wolf Team’s El Viento. Spanish for “the wind,” the game tells the odd tale of a young girl out to stop the resurrection of an ancient demon in New York City.

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Valis: The Fantasm Soldier

Valis: The Fantasm Soldier

For almost two decades, the Valis franchise has been turning heads, be it for its solid action, incredible cut scenes, or even its recent foray into the world of hentai. All of this controversy had to begin somewhere, and Sega-16 takes a look at the game that started the famous storyline, Valis: the Fantasm Soldier. It may not stack up to its Turbo Grafx-16 CD-ROM counterpart, but Genesis gamers didn’t get off all that bad.

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