Few platformers are as enthralling and challenging as Prince of Persia. If the jumps and sword duels didn’t get you, you still had to contend with time limit. It was lots of trial and error combined with lots of patience and skill, and gamers loved it. Thankfully, Tengen came up with a pretty decent port for the Genesis.
In the days before Street Fighter II, developers seemed to be struggling with the fighting genre. There were more misses than hits, and few games offered something new and original. Atari’s Pit-Fighter tried to change all that, with its digitized graphics and brutal underground brawling. It was eventually ported to a myriad of consoles, and we have a full review of the Genesis version for you, so grab a bat and some brass knuckles and have a gander.
Released under the Tengen label (an Atari subsidary), Klax ranks among Tetris and Columns as one of the classics of the genre. How well does the Genesis port compare to the arcade hit? Read our review and find out!
When you think shmups, you think Toaplan. It’s been virtually synonymous with the genre for years and has released more hits than you can shake a power up at. A few of its earlier titles got home releases but were confined to Japan. Slap Fight made it to U.S. arcades as Alcon but its Mega Drive port never did, and gamers were once again forced to import. While it won’t send anyone into a frothing frenzy, Slap Fight is a competent little game whose special mode alone makes it worth the price of admission.
Tengen had a huge presence on the Genesis, offering plenty of Atari classics that were very close to the originals. In some cases, they were actually better. Gauntlet IV was one such title, and it added to the already awesome multi-player mayhem by adding a ton of extra modes and full four-player support. It just didn’t get any better than this.