Looking for some adventure? Tired of shooters and platformers? Then you might want to take a look at our feature 16-Bits of Adventure, which highlights some of the more interesting adventure games on both the Genesis and the Sega CD. Some of them are great, and some are… not so great, but all are worth looking into. Read the full article and see which ones you might have missed!
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Genesis fans were quick to point out the incredible visuals (for the time) of Virtua Racing, they were even quicker to notice the price — $100. The Sega Virtua Processor, designed to counter Nintendo’s own FX chip series, was highly powerful but too expensive to maintain in the face of the next hardware generation. It was supplanted by the 32X, a move that could possibly have been avoided. Read our complete article, Sega’s SVP Chip: The Road not Taken for all the details on the option Sega decided against, and how it might have actually saved them.
Soon after the Genesis was launched in 1989, gamers everywhere made a startling discovery. It seemed that by removing certain titles without powering off the system, inserting another game and pressing restart, certain things happened. Some swap tricks merely changed the title screen to its Japanese equivalent while others opened the door to many famous cheat tricks. There was a serious risk of frying your console by performing any of these tricks but curiosity is a wicked mistress and some of the effects were downright awesome.
They’ve been given quite a bad rap by gamers and to this day, and mere mention of them can still provoke anger and frustration among the Sega faithful. They are full-motion video games, and they are among the most disliked genres around. Why? What earned them the ire and wrath of gamers everywhere?
One of the biggest questions Genesis gamers have is whether or not they can play their import games (read: Mega Drive and Mega CD) on their U.S. Genesis system. The answer is somewhat tricky and leads to a lot of confusion as to exactly what is and isn’t compatible.