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M.U.S.H.A (1990 Sega Mega/Genesis)

M.U.S.H.A(Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor) or “Musha Aleste” in Japan is a shooter made by legendary shooter developer Compile for the Sega Mega/Genesis in 1990. The game is already infamous for the price it fetches these days which can be well over the 300$ mark. Many claim this is simply because the game is worth it, but of course Musha is also a very uncommon game.
It is pretty unbelievable to say that a game from 1990 is well worth a 300$+ price but this is what I am here to find out with my trusty Chinese repro cart w/manual which actually looks pretty good. Continue reading M.U.S.H.A (1990 Sega Mega/Genesis)

Top 10 Neo Geo Games

We have been playing Neo Geo occasionally since we got a Neo Geo CD just over a year ago. Because of the loading times and also because not all Neo Geo games were released on the NEO Geo CD we played some games on the Wii virtual console, the Nintendo Switch or the PS4. In fact, the Neo Geo is having it’s renaissance now with most of the system’s games getting releases on the Xbox One, PS4 and the Nintendo Switch. I am loving playing Neo Geo games on the road on my Switch. Those versions have highly customizable  settings which is just what these games needed.

The Neo Geo AES was the ultimate arcade home console at the time but the system and the games were too expensive for normal people so they released the more affordable Neo Geo CD which is infamous for long loading times (I find it ok its just an excuse to have a sip of beer/coffee). The system had an extremely long lifespan of more than 10 years ranging from the beginnings of the 16-bit era until the end of the 32-bit era and beyond for a few late titles.
These are arcade games, all of them being co-op or 2 player. The system is most famous for the fighting genre but the Neo Geo has a solid release for all arcade style genres from run and gun to sports games.
Let’s dive into the top 10 games for the Neo Geo!

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The Soldier Series Review (Turbografx16/PC Engine)

The Turbografx16(PC Engine in Japan) is a little known system, but among those who are in the know recognize the Turbografx16 as a shooter powerhouse. The system had shooters from companies like Konami, Irem, Red Company and more. Hudson Soft had a line of three 1st party shooters on Hu-card/Turbochip dubbed as the “Soldier series” who are highly thought of horizontal shooters in the Turbografx16/PC Engine community. I played all three of and this is what I think of them!
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Top 10 Sega Master System Games

After playing the Sega Master System steadily for the last 2 years we feel that we are finally ready to give you a top 10 list for the system. Arguably more powerful than the NES, the Master System still wasn’t able to generate the same popularity as the NES except maybe in Europe and Brazil where it was relevant way into the early 90’s.
Although heavily beaten by the NES the Sega Master System still has plenty of games worth playing.
These are our 10 favorite:
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Review – Pirates of Dark Water, The (SNES 1994)

I hacked my SNES Classic! What that means is that now I can play the SNES I want with authentic controllers and in HD! That also means that this is the first review on the site that is not played on the original system, with that being said we still did not use the save function on the SNES Classic which is important especially when we are talking about a co-op beat ’em up with finite continues.
Pirates of Dark Water was developed by Sunsoft in 1994 and based on It is based on a 90’s cartoon of the same name so the setting is pretty interesting.  I was immediately optimistic about this game since I love the genre and Sunsoft has made other great games in the past like Batman and Blaster Master for the NES.
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Review: Wulverblade (2017 Nintendo Switch)

Finally, we get a worthy co-op beat’ em up on a modern system! I knew I was going to play Wulverblade the moment I saw the first screenshots. As you might know by now us at Cousin Gaming are total suckers for beat ’em ups, in fact, this is probably our favorite video game genre.
The game is set in 150AD during the Roman invasion of Britain. You play as Celtic warriors who hail from north “Briton” or modern-day Scotland, who have a deep connection to the wood and wilderness, wolves especially if that wasn’t obvious enough already.
What’s more important though is that Wulverblade is a love letter to the old beat ’em ups such as Final Fight or perhaps Knights of the Round, and you can tell that a lot of love went into making this game. It looks and sounds fresh and the really did their history homework too. Check it out!
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