Today, many console gamers enjoy the tower defense genre of games. The genre wasn’t so well known back in 1990, when Atari games released Rampart in the arcades. Featuring play for up to three people simultaneously, it was ported to every console known to man, including the Genesis. Handled by Tengen, the 16-bit version is actually pretty darn good.
Put down those war shooters and spend some time doing that other great American tradition: baseball! The Genesis is home to many different franchises, and some don’t get the recognition they deserve. R.B.I. Baseball ’94 is a good example of this, and this installment has enough tweaks and improvements to place it among the best baseball games on the Genesis.
Race Drivin’ goes to great lengths to fix the problems that dragged down its predecessor, but there’s only so much that can be done when the ambition exceeds the hardware by so much.
Many gamers have fond memories of the Crush series on the TurboGrafix-16. Both Alien Crush and Devil’s Crush were excellent titles that still hold up incredibly well today. Genesis owners were lucky enough to receive the latter game, and Tengen promptly followed up with a sequel called Dragon’s Revenge. Though it may not be as good as its predecessor, it has a charm all its own and is still highly playable.
Let’s all celebrate our national pastime with a full review of R.B.I. Baseball 3! Then again, after spending time with it, you might actually have more fun watching reruns of old games on ESPN Classic. Still, think of the alternative: going