3 Ninjas Kick Back did a decent enough job of breaking the cycle of poor licensed video games. It’s not perfect, but it won’t waste your time. The Sega CD version added a few bells and whistles to the presentation, along with a few exclusive stages, possibly making this the best version to play. If you’re looking for a solid platformer, this one is worth a look.
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Looking for something scary to cap off your Friday the 13th? Here’s something scary: a licensed 16-bit game that’s not half bad! While it may not be Castlevania: Bloodlines, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a decent action/platformer that is worth looking into.
With all the different baseball games on the Genesis, it’s quite possible to skip over a few. For many players, Sports Talk Baseball or World Series Baseball are all that’s needed, but there are some good alternatives out there. ESPN’s entry, for instance, may be unremarkable, but it’s a solid game worth playing with a friend.
Stallone has more than a couple of games on the Genesis, and they all range widely in quality, just like his movies. Some, like Rambo III, are quite good, and others initially seem horrible but warm up to you the more you play them. Cliffhanger fits neatly into the second category. It doesn’t really t make any effort to stand out among 16-bit beat-’em-ups, good or bad.
The Sega CD has only a few hockey games, and most fans choose to swat their pucks in cartridge form. When looking at games like, this, it become painfully clear why. Sony Imagesoft’s CD rendition of ESPN National Hockey Night offers little over its cartridge sibling save for some awful load times and grainy video. Check this one and stick (ha!) with the cartridge version.