Educational games walk a fine line between teaching and being fun. Often, they spend too much effort on just one of the two, and sometimes they actually manage a decent balance but are hampered by poor control or presentation. Math Blasters is a good example of a title that looks great and is fun, but control issues keep it from going to the head of the class.
Tag: Western Tech.
Spider-Man: The Animated Series follows Spidey throughout six levels and features a bevy of villains as well, but the result sadly proves to be a tiresome bore. Read the full review for more details.
In only a few years, we went from the greatness that was Duck Hunt and Rescue Mission to the total mediocrity that was the Menacer 6-Game Cartridge. Seriously folks, it takes longer to assemble the darn thing than it does to play through this dull assortment of mini games, and you’ll quickly find yourself reaching for Terminator 2: The Arcade Game.
There must be what, about 400 X-Men right now? Good thing you only have to worry about four in Sega’s mega hit game based on those oft-troubled mutants. Back when any licensed game was almost guaranteed to stink, X-Men was a pleasant surprise. Read our full review or else, bub.
Not every cart made for the Genesis was a game. For instance, today’s subject: Art Alive. An art program early in the system’s life and one of the last before Sonic arrived and changed the face of not only Sega games, but gaming in general. Had Sonic come out in say, 1990, Art Alive may never have been made. Still, Sega wanted to broaden its horizons, and make a nice little game for kids.