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Mega Turrican

Turrican games don’t seem to ever get the respect they deserve, every iteration of the series was a stellar effort and this one was no…

Shadowrun

Blue Sky did a good job of converting the pen and paper original to the Mega Drive, creating a system that worked well within the…

Revenge of Shinobi

Haters seem to only associate the Mega Drive with Sonic, they’ll moan about “lack of depth” and so forth, conveniently forgetting that Sega have more…

Asterix

The NES may have had a stranglehold on big-name comics properties like Batman, but Marvel/DC funny-book heroes weren’t the only game in town. Master System…

The New Zealand Story

Taito’s platformer was legendarily conceived after a company exec took a vacation in the future Middle-earth and decided here was a country worth designing a…

Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts

That catchy soundtrack. That merciless difficulty curve. Those iconic boxer shorts. The NES got the original instalment of Capcom’s lance-chucking platform epic, but the sequel…

Impossible Mission

There are those who’ve had Impossible Missions trademark death-sounds burned into their eardrums from hours of unforgiving play, and then there are sane people. But…

Strider

Capcom’s acrobatic arcade platformer was a killer app of its day: a brightly colored, high-jumping flight of fancy whose coin-operated excesses struggled to fit through…

Dynamite Headdy

Superstar Japanese developer Treasure worked hard to give players something new in Dynamite Headdy – though one gets the idea that half the struggle was…

Cool Spot

Hey, are you feeling mysteriously thirsty all of a sudden? 7 Up’s ’90s mascot not only got his own high-jumping Genesis title, but somehow the…