Disney and Sega go back a long way. Mickey Mouse practically lived on the Genesis, and a slew of other properties found their way onto the console. Among the licensed properties to get a game of its own was Bonkers, based on the short-lived cartoon series that featured a former cartoon star turned cop who patrols the Toontown of Who Framed Roger Rabbit fame in search of escaped criminals. Sounds like something to look forward to for seasoned platform gamers, right? Oh, did I mention it’s a Sega Club game? Yeah… can’t win ’em all, I guess.
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With its expanded plot and specific extras, Challenge from the Dark Side is more of an director’s cut than a full-blown sequel. Designer Michael Latham has pushed the Sega CD to its limits, upping the playable character count from nine to twenty-four (!), and by making the game bloodier than its cartridge cousin – almost to the point of overkill (no pun intended).
Sega of America released Dinosaurs for Hire in the fall of 1993. It’s based on the short-lived Malibu comic by Tom Manson and features gun-toting dinos shooting everything in sight. That sounds like a match made in heaven, but somehow it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.