I did a Phantasy Star 1 review the other day. I found it revolutionary but a bit dated, so also check that out if you are interested. The reason of I got into Phantasy Star(PS) at all is because of a friend who grew up with the Sega Mega and insisted that Phantasy Star IV was just as good or even better than other JRPG greats like Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger.
Alright, I’ll try it…… And even though I was told by many that I did not need to play any of the other PS games to enjoy PSIV I am so happy I did!
I played PS1 and PS2 beforehand and saw that PSIV was the final chapter or climax for the story of the Phantasy Star Universe and it was great! Not only was the interwoven story really good but the gameplay and presentation of PSIV are at an A+ level! Continue reading Phantasy Star IV(1993 Sega Mega/Genesis)
Golden Axe for the Mega Drive/Genesis was a godsend when it finally was ported from the arcades to the comfort of your own home. Or so i´ve heard since being from freaking Iceland we never had any arcades and got all games like a year later than everyone else…. Anyway i never played Golden Axe until me and of course my cousin decided to pick it up last month since it is a co-op beat’em up. We had always stayed away from the game because of its dated graphics but we are in the process of making a Sega MD top 10 co-op games list so of course we had to play it since its status in the retro gaming is somewhat legendary. Continue reading Golden Axe (1989 Sega MD/Genenis)
So much more than just Sonic, the Sega Mega Drive did not miss out on the Ninja craze of the late eighties and the early nineties. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master is the sequel the more known Revenge of the Shinobi, who was the sequel to Shinobi on the Sega Master System(and some other systems). I just played Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master for the first time last week and felt that it was technically much superior than its predecessors and the best game in the series. Check this review out to see how good it is.
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We have been huge Turtles fans since we can remember. Whether it be the motion pictures or the original cartoon, didn’t matter, as long as it was the Turtles and we were shell shocked! We have already reviewed the game that we played the most together as kids; Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles II: The Arcade Game and obviously love it for its great beat’em up action and 2 player co-op feature. The natural thing to do was to step it up when the 16-bit systems were released and we got two more TMNT beat’em up co-op games; Turtles in Time for the SNES and The Hyperstone Heist for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. Here we will discuss, compare and review these two games. Let´s kick shell!
Continue reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reviews: Turtles in Time vs. The Hyperstone Heist
Aladdin! Another Disney game based on one of our favorite movies. The Sega MD/Genesis was the system to get if you wanted to play good Disney games. We already reviewed Lion King and liked it, Aladdin is up and later i will look at Jungle Book. All great looking games with soundtracks we all know and love from the movies. But can Aladdin’s gameplay live up to its great presentation? Let’s find out!
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8We just cleared another co-op title! This time it is a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis title, and a pretty well known title too. It’s Streets of Rage II! We have never really delved into the co-op library of the Mega Drive like we have with the SNES but we always knew that Streets of Rage II was considered a solid title. So check out what we thought of it! Whether it holds up and can compete with the many co-op beat’em ups on the SNES and if it is the co-op experience for the Mega Drive that you are looking for.This will just be the first Mega Drive co-op game that we will review in a quest to sort out what games are the best co-op experiences on the Mega Drive.
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