One of the best Mega Drive titles that stayed in Japan, Twinkle Tale was chock full of blazing action and dazzling visuals. It may not be the best in its class (a recent fan translation and upgrade improves the experience), and it’s damn expensive, but it’s definitely a great way to spend an afternoon.
Rambo II was the Master System’s first big-name, two-player run-‘n-gun, and it was a pretty fun romp while it lasted. Varied environments and lots of enemies helped make up for the game’s relatively slow pace, and the soundtrack is highly underrated. This is one gem that Master System owners should give a try.
Ultracore is a good example of how games long-thought lost can somehow manage to overcome the odds and find their way into the eager hands of gamers. It only took around three decades, but Psygnosis’ run-‘n-gun is finally available. Was it worth the wait? Read our full review to find out!
Bitmap Bureau’s Xeno Crisis is an explosive, frenetic blast of a good time that shows just how much life is left in the ol’ Genesis. It combines a gorgeous aesthetic with some great two-player run-‘-n-gun action, producing a title that’s a model of crowd-funding done right.
Sega’s 1987 sci-fi classic has done the rounds on multiple formats, but the best way to play it is in its original arcade form. Tense and action-packed, the game was a blast to play with a friend, and it hasn’t lost any of its charm or challenge over the years. It remains one of Sega’s arcade best.