Viacom New Media had a healthy stable of popular shows in the ’90s, many of which were on Nickelodeon. Naturally, most of those shows had video games on the consoles of the time, and the Genesis saw its fair share. Among them, Aaahh!! Real Monsters was one title that tried a team dynamic that worked to mixed results.
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King Feature Syndicate’s The Phantom has been delighting readers since the 1930s, and every so often the character is revamped for new audiences. One of the most recent attempts came in the form of a new cartoon series that spawned a comic book and video game. The Phantom was recast as a young man turned hero in the mid 21st century. Phantom 2040lets the player control the Ghost Who Walks in a great adventure that bears more than a few similarities to Nintendo’s Metroid. Oh, you’ve never heard of it? Then read our full review and grab a copy!
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Stimpy’s Invention did a great job of capturing all the charm and humor of the classic cartoon series, and though it had its share of flaws, there’s more than enough fun here to make it worth playing. Heck, I got it just so I could smack Stimpy around!
As popular as they were in the mid ’90s, it was only a matter of time before Beavis & Butthead made their way to consoles. Their Genesis adventure wasn’t half bad, if you were a fan of the show. Filled with inside jokes and toilet humor, the game had little appeal to those who didn’t appreciate the duo’s brand of humor. Fans, however, loved it.
Zoop? What in the world is a Zoop? Well, Zoop is the name of a game released for the Genesis late in the system’s life, as well as on other systems. It’s a puzzle game, but one that tries to be something other than a Tetris clone. Is it one of the many Genesis gems that got overlooked?