Coming from shmup masters Compile, Robo Aleste had big shoes to fill after the masterpiece that was M.U.S.H.A. As practically the only vertical shooter on the Sega CD, it also filled a much-neglected niche. How did it fare in both areas? Read our full review for all the details.
Marble Madness (Game Gear)
Atari’s Marble Madness is an arcade classic that’s been ported to many different systems with varying degrees of success. The lack of the coin-op’s unique trackball controller made many of these versions inferior, but thankfully the Game Gear version is highly playable. It also looks great, making this one of the better versions out there.
Paperboy 2 (Game Gear)
Paperboy is an arcade classic that has been on just about every console imaginable. The sequel allowed players to play as a girl and featured stages that moved in different directions. Unfortunately, it lost a lot of its charm on the way to the Game Gear, and you’re probably better off with a digital subscription than waiting on this paperboy.
Quite a few of Atari’s polygonal arcade hits found their way to the Genesis, surprising many. Most were competent facsimiles of their coin-op siblings, but only so much could be done with software. The Genesis was simply not made to run advanced polygonal games, and while it may not reflect as much in the visuals, it certainly does in the framerate and gameplay.
R.B.I. Baseball 4
Just because the World Series has ended doesn’t mean fans have to move on to another sport. The Genesis offers tons of baseball games from which to choose, and among them is Tengen’s R.B.I. series. The fourth edition improves upon its predecessors in many ways, but it still has some major flaws. Is it worth playing? Read on and see!