The Comprehensive Sega Genesis/MegaDrive Game Guide
compiled by Sam Pettus
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version 0.20 - released 04/05/98

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INTRODUCTION
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This document is intended to serve as a quickie reference guide to all of
the various Sega Genesis/MegaDrive games in existence (some 900 or so, the
last time I checked). It provides basic information on each game - who
did it, what kind is it, what's it about, how good is it, and so on. You
won't find comprehensive reviews on each title because I wanted to keep
the size of this file down, and besides - everybody has their own opinion,
which may or may not necessarily agree with that presented here.

Anybody who wants to can use part or all of this document in whatever
manner they see fit. That's why it was made in the first place - to save
you time and trouble. I have looked at a lot of Genesis-related web sites,
and everybody has had this idea at one time or another, but nobody has
quite carried through with it - until now. This represents a lot of
research and compilation on my part, so anything you can do to help out
would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to contribute, or wish to offer a review different from
that I have presented, simply fill out copies of the blank form at the
bottom of the file for each game you want to talk about, and then e-mail
them to me at spettus@cswnet.com. You will receive credit if I choose to
use what you sent. Oh, and if you are sending in a review for a game that
is not listed or which has not yet been reviewed, please attach a copy of
the softROM for my benefit, okay? In case you're wondering why, I do
make a point of looking at each game on the list regardless of who wrote
the review. If a reviewed game doesn't have a full set of star ratings,
then I haven't looked at it yet.

I am toying with the idea of adding 32X and G-CD titles, as well as doing
such lists for other platforms. Any comments, folks?

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softROM TESTING
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All games were tested with Genecyst 0.32 and KGen 0.34b with all options
turned on (when applicable) using a PC clone running on an Intel Pentium
200 (no MMX), with 512K L2 cache, 64MB EDO RAM, an Intergraph 3D Extreme
Voodoo Rush video card with output to a 14" composite video monitor
enabled (to duplicate Genesis video output), and a 4.0 GB Western Digital
UDMA E-IDE hard drive. Games tested by Eidolon's Inn utilized a similar configuration (but without the composite video), the main difference being
theirs had an AMD K6-233 processor instead. At least a half-dozen games
were played successfully on a 486DX4-100 with 16MB FP-RAM (these are noted
whenever possible, in case anyone out there wants to try Genesis emulation
on a 486). In the case of the 486 machine, some options (notably sound)
had to be disabled to make the game playable.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO
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The Dump Formerly the #1 Genesis site on the web (until it was
shut down by the ISDA). You will be sorely missed, my
friend. This text file is dedicated to your memory.

Eidolon's Inn Compatability charts, cross-referenced game titles,
and help with many of the Japanese titles. Please
support their translation efforts!

Chochobo's RPG Reviews of his favorite RPG games for the Sega, as
Ranch well as more info on the ever-elusive Phantasy Star 1.

Linkmaster His amazing softROM search engine, plus full
translations of many Japanese game titles.

Rage Games Many of the game reviews contained herein, and the
guys who gave me the idea....

Sega For the Genesis/MegaDrive system, the best 16-bit
game console ever created. 'Nuff said.

Skyline A dozen or so reviews for his favorite games.

Silverdice Excellent reviews of Gaiares, Shining Force 2, and
Street Fighter SCE. Sorry I had to compress 'em.

Tim Lipetz Compiled a list of 869 Genesis games from various
and sundry sources, which I used to complement
Eidolon's list.

Unlimited An unlooked-for but welcome source for aid and
Emulation assistance on many hard-to-find European titles.

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NAME: 1607
see TAIKOU RISHINDEN
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NAME: 2 Crude Dudes (aka Crude Busters)
AUTHOR: Data East
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Typical post-apocalyptic beat-em up. An added twist
is that players can hurt each other in two-player
mode.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> **
Story --> **
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NAME: 2 Galt
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: 3 Ninjas Kick Back
AUTHOR: Psygnosis
VENDOR: Sony Imagesoft
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Mediocre arcade game based on a mediocre movie.
Psygnosis normally does better than this.

EMULATION: KGen only.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: 688 Attack Sub
AUTHOR: ???
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Simulation
LANGUAGE: English/Russian (instrument consoles only)

DESCRIPTION: Better-than-average submariner game converted from the
PC world. You can command either an American or
Russian nuclear attack submarine on various missions
around the world.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
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NAME: A-Train (Japanese)
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: AAAHHH! Real Monsters!
AUTHOR: Viacom New Media
VENDOR: Real Time Associates
COPYRIGHT: 1995
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Arcade game based on Nickelodeon's hit cartoon series.
Lead the gang on various quests to find whatever
object you are supposed to find.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
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NAME: Abrams Battle Tank
AUTHOR: Electronic Arts
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Simulation
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A decent simulation of what it's like to operate a
modern military battle tank. Shooter fans will be
quickly bored, but the sim fans will love it. Features
decent polygonal graphics and excellent gameplay, but
the sound is downright crappy even for a sim.

EMULATION: KGen STRONGLY recommended, as Genecyst requires some
pretty weird settings to get this to work right.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Action 52
AUTHOR: Far Sight Technologies
VENDOR: Active Entertainment
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Multigame
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A collection of pathetically bad programs, [mostly bad
takes on popular titles,] written especially for this
cartridge by Action Industries. Produced without
Sega's approval. (Rage Games)

Keep one for the kids. Serious gamers, stay far, far
away, as far as you can. (Sam Pettus)

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> *
Gameplay --> **
Story --> N/A
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NAME: The Addams Family
AUTHOR: Acclaim
VENDOR: Ocean
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A bad arcade platformer based on a really good movie.
Forget the game and watch the movie instead.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Addams Family Values
AUTHOR: Ocean
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Multilanguage

DESCRIPTION: A BIG improvement over its predecessor. The side-
scroll platform engine has been dumped for a top-down
RPG-style setup. You can now interact with other
characters, collect inventory items, and all the other
stuff in an "RPG-lite." Graphics are even better than
the first, as well as sound (noticeably) and gameplay
(definitely). This is the Addams Family game to keep.

EMULATION: Works just fine in both, but KGen recommended for
color palette reasons.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
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NAME: Advanced Military Commander
(Japanese name: Advanced Daisenryaku)
AUTHOR: SystemSoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1988
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A truly unique historical RPG - you get to play Adolf
Hitler, as he strives to build the Third Reich over
the corpses of the decadent European democracies.
This one gets the award for originality, although the
politically correct types will hit the ceiling (and
forget Hitler's knack for tactical genius in building
modern-day Germany from the shell of the Weimar
Republic). Can you, with the hindsight of history,
duplicate Hitler's successes?

Historical note: Many Japanese admired Hitler's
shrewdness in rebuilding Germany, which could explain
the release of this game. It never saw the light of
day in the West for obvious reasons.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ***
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NAME: The Adventures of Batman and Robin
See BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE ADVENTURES OF
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NAME: The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Aero Blasters (aka Air Busters)
AUTHOR: Kaneko
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Fly, shoot, kill, destroy - one of many such games.
(Sam Pettus)

One of the best horizontal shooters out there! Has
awesome graphics and perfect gameplay. Unlike most
shooters this one isn't too difficult, but is still
challenging enough. For full enjoyment, check out the
two player mode! Way too good to be this old.
(Skyline)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> *
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NAME: Aero the Acrobat
AUTHOR: Sunsoft
VENDOR: Iguana Games
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Sunsoft's attempt at making a Sonic clone. Not
impressive, and the circus music gets on your nerves
after a while.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> *
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NAME: Aero the Acrobat 2
AUTHOR: Sunsoft
VENDOR: Iguana Games
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The sequel is better than the original, but it's still
little more than a Sonic clone. At least you can turn
of the music now, and that's something.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Aerobiz Supersonic (aka Air Supersonic)
AUTHOR: Koei
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Experience the joys and thrills of owning and
operating a major air carrier in this unusual and
surprisingly good simulation from one of the best
names in the sim business. Makes a nice counterpoint
to Kennedy Approach.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
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NAME: Afterburner
AUTHOR: Sunsoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1987
TYPE: Simulation
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The smash arcade hit makes an extremly faithful port
to the Genesis. Fly an F-14 Tomcat on multiple
missions. The game gets a little boring and
repetitive after a while, but the action never slows
down.

This game is often mistakenly called Afterburner II,
due to its title screen.

EMULATION: No sound in either emulator. Sound rating is based on
the original cartridge.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> **
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Akira
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Air Busters
see AERO BLASTERS
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NAME: Air Cavalry
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Air Diver
AUTHOR: Asmik
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Simulation
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A dogfighting simulation that reminds one of the
original Wing Commander. Boring and unimpressive.
(Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Air Supersonic
see AEROBIZ SUPERSONIC
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NAME: Al Unser Jr. Racing
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Aladdin
AUTHOR: Disney Software/Virgin Games
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Arcade game based on the popular Disney movie. Fairly
solid gameplay, impressive graphics with stunning
colors and great character animation. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> *****
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NAME: Aleste - Full Metal Fighter Ellinor
See M.U.S.H.A.
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NAME: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1987
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: An obvious Japanese port, this cutesy little
platformer seems to score best with small children.
Anybody over eight years old probably couldn't stand
it, though. (Sam Pettus)

Don't laugh at me for this, but I think it's actually
a really good platformer. Not very challanging, but
well worth playing. Not bad for a game made in 1989.
(Skyline)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Alien 3
AUTHOR: Probe
VENDOR: Acclaim
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A mediocre take on a mediocre movie. Save the colony
from the aliens. Seems to mix elements from the
previous movies in order to make gameplay more
interesting, but the whole thing comes across as a
typical arcade game. Do yourself a favor and get
Aliens TC for Doom instead. (Sam Pettus)

The game inspired by the movie. I don't usually like
movie translation games, but this ones quite good. By
the way you get to be Ripley, but I don't know if
that's good or not. Good graphics too. (Skyline)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Alien vs. Predator
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Alien Soldier
AUTHOR: Acclaim
VENDOR: Treasure
COPYRIGHT: 1995
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: From the makers of the legendary Gunstar Heroes, this
shooter is reminescent of Contra but with more
options. Loud graphics and louder audio, looks cool
and plays pretty decently. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
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NAME: Alien Storm
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Golden Axe in a semi-futuristic setting. Passable
action, but pales next to Streets of Rage. (Rage
Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
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NAME: Alisa Dragoon
AUTHOR: Game Arts
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: One of many excellent Japanese-produced platform
games. The ladies will like this one, since you play a
sexy female heroine with a cute baby dragon sidekick.
Still, it ain't bad, it ain't bad at all....

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ***
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NAME: Altered Beast
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1988
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: One of the first games released for Genesis, one of
many arcade conversions. Not very sophisticated, but
still decent despite its age. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> **
Story --> ***
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NAME: Ambition of Caesar
see WARRIOR OF ROME
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NAME: American Gladiators
AUTHOR: Gametek
VENDOR: Samuel Goldwin Company
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Boring arcade game based on one of the dumbest TV
shows to ever hit the airwaves. "Lots of charm but no
muscle."

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> *
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NAME: Andre Agassi Tennis
AUTHOR: Lance Investments
VENDOR: TecMagik
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: This is one of a select few among sporting sims in
which the celebrity endorsing the product actually
helped develop the game, and it shows. It's not
great graphically, and the sound is merely adequate,
but the player animation is smooth and it has some
of the best gameplay you will ever see in a tennis
sim. A keeper, if only to say that you do have a
tennis sim in your Genesis cart pile.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Andre Panza's Kickboxing
see BEST OF THE BEST - CHAMPIONSHIP KARATE
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NAME: Animaniacs
AUTHOR: Konami
VENDOR: Warner Interactive
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Arcade-style game based on Steven Spielberg's hit
cartoon series. Has a heavy puzzle-solving bent, but
has nice graphics and preserves the looniness of the
series. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
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NAME: Annet Again
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Another World (aka Out of This World)
AUTHOR: Delphine Software
VENDOR: Virgin Interactive
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A fantastic looking, excellently executed, and hard as
hell platform game, featuring what has to be one of
the all-time eye-popping intro scenes in any such game.
It has a heavy puzzle bent, to be sure, but still --
man, what a game!

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> *****
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NAME: Aquatic Games
AUTHOR: Millenium
VENDOR: Electronic Arts
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A spinoff from the James Pond series of games, this
is a tongue-in-cheek multisports sim with an aquatic
theme.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> *
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NAME: Arcade Classics
AUTHOR: Amoeba
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1996
TYPE: Multigame
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A multipack that includes three of Atari's classic
arcade games - Ultra Pong, Centipede, and Missile
Command. The graphics and sound are primitive, like
their ancestors, but the gameplay is still there. A
good grab if you don't have these already.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Arcade's Greatest Hits
see WILLIAMS (INC.) - ARCADE'S GREATEST HITS
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NAME: Arch Rivals
AUTHOR: Midway
VENDOR: Acclaim
COPYRIGHT: 1987
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: "A tongue-in-cheek homage to the game of basketball"
reads the description on the box, and so it is. A
decent baskeball sim with emphasis on fouling and
cheap shots. The breaking backboards and badmouthing
are nice touches.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Arcus Odyssey
AUTHOR: Wolfteam
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Typical Japanese-produced anime-style arcade shooter.
I expected more, becasue the intro is so well done.

EMULATION: Genecyst has trouble with the intro graphics, but
otherwise everything else works fine.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
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NAME: Ariel - The Little Mermaid
AUTHOR: Blue Sky Software
VENDOR: Magical
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: One of Disney's early arcade conversions, and somewhat
different than the SNES version. It's OK, but it
pales next to their later releases. Great graphics
and gameplay make this well worth the look. Tell
your friends that you got it for your little sister.
(Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ***
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NAME: Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf
(aka Super Masters Tournament Golf)
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1989
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: An aging but still graceful golfing simulation. It's
not Leaderboard, but it's better than nothing.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Arosohtrau
see DUNGEONS & DRAGONS - WARRIORS OF THE ETERNAL SUN
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NAME: Arrow Flash
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Typical space-based shooter with primitve graphics and
weapon systems. It was probably quite impressive when
first released, but is sadly showing its age. Save
this one for the kids, as it's not that hard to
master.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Art Alive
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Paint program
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Here's an odd one - a paint program for a game console!
At least Sega was smart enough to add some catchy
music and sound effects. Useless for game collectors,
but the young ones seemed to like it well enough. At
least now with the software emulators you can actually
save your efforts. (Sam Pettus)

It's fine by me, and the sounds are cool. (Dillon
Austin, age 6)

RATINGS: Graphics --> N/A
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> N/A
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Art of Fighting
AUTHOR: SNK
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A seriously revamped Double Dragon clone that smacks
more of Street Fighter than its inspiration. Still,
it's a pretty decent game. Hours of mindless fun.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
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NAME: Art of Fighting 2
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Aryon Senya's Super Monaco Grand Prix 2
See SUPER MONACO GRAND PRIX 2
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NAME: Asterix and the Great Rescue
AUTHOR: Core Design
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Based on the hit British comic series, this casts you
in the roles of the infamous Gaulic warrior and his
oversized sidekick as you try to save your countrymen
from the invading Roman legions.

EMULATION: KGen recommended, Genecyst has problems with the
scrolling backgrounds

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
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NAME: Asterix and the Power of the Gods
AUTHOR: Core Design
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1995
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: Multilanguage

DESCRIPTION: An excellent sequel to an excellent platformer. This
time around, Asterix must retrieve a stolen shield
from his Roman foes.

EMULATION: KGen recommended, Genecyst has problems with the
scrolling backgrounds

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
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NAME: Atomic Robokid
AUTHOR: Treco
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: An R-Type clone that looks the same, but has
irritating sound and unimpressive gameplay. Avoid.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> **
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NAME: Atomic Runner
see CHELNOV
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NAME: ATP Tour Championship Tennis
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A very solid tennis simulation with great gameplay and
even better graphics. May not appeal to the ever
elusive "girl gamer" as all of the characters are men,
but the superb quality of this game may very well make
up for it. (Derek "Seconal" Hull)

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Australian Rugby League
AUTHOR: Electronic Arts
VENDOR: EA Sports
COPYRIGHT: 1995
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Rugby is the British game from which American football
is derived. The main differences are in the rules and
field layout, and the absence of any pads like those
sissy NFL guys wear. Oh, yeah, no forward pass, and
dogpiling (the scrum) is perfectly legal. If you're
tired of American football sims and want to try
something different, this is an excellent alternative.
Hey, it's an EA Sports release - need I say more?

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Awesome Possum
AUTHOR: Tengen
VENDOR: Tengen
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A politically correct platform game. The graphics and
gameplay are merely passable, and the frequent use of
annoying sound samples adds nothing to the experience,
not to mention all that environemtal crap. (Rage
Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> *
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NAME: AWS Pro Moves Soccer
AUTHOR: ASCII Entertainment
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Decent World Cup soccer sim, but any game in the FIFA
series is better than this.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Axis FZ
see FINAL ZONE
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NAME: Baby's Day Out
AUTHOR: Designer Software
VENDOR: Hi-tech Enterprises
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Poor platformer based on the cute movie of the same
name. You are the guardian angel of the baby in
question, and must help him escape from his would-be
kidnappers by steering him through all sorts of
platform puzzles. Gets old quickly, and the digitzed
graphics don't help.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> *
Story --> **
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NAME: Back to the Future III
AUTHOR: Probe
VENDOR: Arena Entertainment
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A weak and annoying arcade game based on the Steven
Spielberg movie. The movie's a lot better, even
though it's not as good as the first one. Forget the
game and watch the movie instead. (Sam Pettus)

You gotta hand it to Arena for having the guts to take
a crap inside of a leftover Genesis cartridge,
smacking a label on it, and then selling it for fifty
bucks. If you're anything like I am and value the
time you have on this Earth, you'll avoid this game
like the bubonic plague. (Derek "Seconal" Hull)

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> *
Gameplay --> *
Story --> *
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NAME: Bad Omen (aka Devilish)
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Ball and paddle
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A colossal failure. The idea of a scrolling Breakout
game is original, but poor execution (such as the ball
reflection angles) causes this game to fail to entertain.
(Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> **
Story --> *
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NAME: Bahamut
AUTHOR: Square
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Strategy/RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: An early release from the company best known for its
Final Fantasy series, this RPG will be confusing to
anyone without knowledge of Japanese. It tries to
strive for the middle ground between Shining Force and
Phantasy Star, with a wee bit o' Risk thrown in. Will
only be worthy of a look once someone translates it.
(Sam Pettus)

A complicated strategy game, which I didn't play for
long. (Eidolon)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> ***
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NAME: Ballz
AUTHOR: DF Magic
VENDOR: Accolade
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: An unusual-looking fighter with heroes made from
stacked steel balls. It's always impressive when a 3D
game can be pulled off on a 2D platform, but
lackluster gameplay cripples this effort. (Rage
Games).

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> **
Story --> **
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NAME: Ball Jacks
AUTHOR: Namco
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Ball and paddle
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A 3D Breakout clone. 'Nuff said.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> **
Story --> *
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NAME: Barbie - Super Model
AUTHOR: Tahoe Sofware
VENDOR: Hi-Tech Productions
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Multigame
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Every little girl's dream, and every serious gamer's
nightmare. Lead Barbie on the path to supermodelhood
through a series of ridiculously easy games and
puzzles. The graphics are crappy, the sound stinks,
but my niece loves it anyway. Oh, well....

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> *
Gameplay --> **
Story --> **
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NAME: Barbie - Vacation Adventure
AUTHOR: Software Creations
VENDOR: Hi-Tech Productions
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Multigame
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: New programmers. New concept. New game. A vast
improvement over its predecessor, although it retains
its simplistic gameplay. Go with Barbie as she goes
on vacation in various parts of the USA, and play a
passable platform game at each stop. The graphics are
a lot better than before, although experience gamers
will still find this a boring breeze. The two-player
mode is a nice touch.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> ***
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NAME: Barcelona 92
see OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES - BARCELONA 92
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NAME: Bare Knuckle series
see the STREETS OF RAGE series
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NAME: Barney's Hide and Seek
AUTHOR: Lyon Group
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Puzzle
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Oh, GOD, it's the purple dinosaur thingey, complete
with sampled dialogue! Only for Barney masochists,
but also works well with the preschool crowd.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> **
Story --> *
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NAME: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
See THE SIMPSONS - BART VS. THE SPACE MUTANTS
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NAME: Bart's Nightmare
See THE SIMPSONS - BART'S NIGHTMARE
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NAME: Bass Tournament 96
see TNN BASS TOURNAMENT 96
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NAME: Bassmasters Classic
AUTHOR: Black Pearl
VENDOR: THQ
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A game that until recently was unique in the annals of
sporting games. Pick one of several colorful
characters and participate in the annual Bassmasters
(TM) fishing tournament. Neat idea, but for me the
game ended up being more of a commercial for various
kinds of fishing gear. Why not just grab a pole and
hit the lake? It's far easier and a whole lot more
satisfying, too.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
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NAME: Batman
AUTHOR: Sunsoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A mediocre sidescroller inspired by the first Batman
movie. It's kinda sad in a way, because the original
NES version was sooooo nice, and the Genesis engine so
so much better, that I expected more.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> **
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NAME: Batman Forever
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Batman Returns
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A better-looking plaformer than the original, and also
based on the second Batman film. Still, despite some
subtle improvements over the first one this entry is
also a mediocre game.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Batman - The Animated Series
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Batman - Revenge of the Joker
AUTHOR: Data East
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Actually the second Batman game to be released, it
improves slightly over its predecessor but not by
much. Features a new game engine that would be
recycled in Batman Returns.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Batman and Robin, The Adventures of
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1995
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: At long last! A game worthy of the title it bears!
As Batman or Robin (or both in two-player mode), you
must save Gotham City from the trio of the Joker, Two
Face, and the Mad Hatter. A 3D perspective platformer
with great artwork and animation drawn directly from
the recent animated series. This is the ONLY Batman
game for Genesis you will ever need.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> *****
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NAME: Battle Frenzy (aka Blood Shot)
AUTHOR: Domark
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A first-person perspective shooter that reminds one
strongly of Wolfenstein 3D. Walk around, blow stuff
up, kill the bad guys, avoid the traps - pretty
standard routine by now. Better than the SNES version
of Wolf3D.

EMULATION: Plays fine on both emulators, but only KGen provides
you with the opening title sequence.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Battle Golfer Yui
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Sports/RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Another one of those weird Japanese imports that seems
to combine a manga-style RPG with a golfing sim.
Confusing, to say the least. The golf game is pretty
decent enough, and the developers were wise enough to
make the RPG mode optional.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Battle Mania (aka Trouble Shooter 2)
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Battle Master
AUTHOR: Arena/Mirrorsoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Medieval Street Fighter clone. Nice graphics, though.
Pick your dragon warrior and send him up against
various opponents. Earn prize money to improve your
champion.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Battle Squadron
AUTHOR: Innerprise
VENDOR: Electronic Arts
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: This shooter reminds me an awful lot of the original
Xenon, except it doesn't have the latter's techno
soundtrack and the pastel colors seem garish.
Otherwise, it's lots of fun.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Battle Wings
see STEEL EMPIRE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Battlemania 2
see TROUBLE SHOOTER 2
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NAME: Battletech
AUTHOR: FASA Corporation/Malibu Graphics
VENDOR: Extreme Software
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The legend - now for the Genesis. Excellent mecha-
oriented shoot-'em-up based on the now famous RPG.
Spawned lots of imitators, but few other titles in the
16-bit world can top this one.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
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NAME: Battletoads
AUTHOR: Rare Ltd.
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Venerable platform slugfest ported from the old NES,
but with several minor improvements. It's difficult,
but it's worth checking out. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Battletoads vs. Double Dragon
AUTHOR: Rare Ltd.
VENDOR: Tradewest
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: One of the most ridiculous character crossovers in
gaming history, but a good game nonetheless. This
places less emphasis on subgames and more on brawing.
Unfortunately, the graphics aren't what they could be.
(Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Plot --> **
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NAME: Beast Warriors
see BEAST WRESTLER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Beast Wrestler
AUTHOR: Telnet Japan
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE:

DESCRIPTION: A Street Fighter clone featuring monsters, aliens,
cyborgs, and demons. At least the isometric visuals
are original to this one.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Beauty and the Beast - Belle's Quest
AUTHOR: Sunsoft
VENDOR: Disney
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A passable arcade game based on the plot of the Disney
animated film. The graphics are not up to Disney's
usual standards (or Sunsoft's for that matter), and
the gameplay is only passable. Roar of the Beast is
the better of the two, but this one is more faithful
to the movie. Take your pick; I personally don't care
for either one.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> **
Story --> ****
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NAME: Beauty and the Beast - Roar of the Beast
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Beavis and Butthead
AUTHOR: Viacom New Media
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Uhh...we, uh, got some Gwar tickets. (Yeah, Gwar! Gwar!)
And...uh...like, Anderson's dog ate them (that sucks!)
and then the dog blew them back up (ha-ha-hee-hee-hah).
But then Anderson ran over them with his mower (what a
fartknocker), and...uh...we gotta get new ones. We
need some help, assmunch. Got any Gwar tickets? (Yeah,
Gwar rulez! Gwar! Gwar! Gwar! Owwwww!) Shut up,
bunghole, or they won't play the game.

This is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT and superior game to that
piece of crap that was done for the SNES.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Beethoven
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Belle's Quest
see BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - BELLE'S QUEST
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NAME: Bernstein Bears Camping Adventure
AUTHOR: Real Time Associates
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: This platformer for the younger set features excellent
graphics faithfully rendered from the Bernstein Bears
Books, cute and appropriate sound, solid gameplay,
excellent design, and an above-par plot for a game
of this type. Shucks, even this adult-aged kid had
fun with it! Well worth the look.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ***
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NAME: Best of the Best - Championship Karate
(aka Andre Panza's Kickboxing)
AUTHOR: Loricel
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: No, it's not karate - actually it's kickboxing, a
hybrid between boxing and karate, which makes it
unique in the Genesis sports library. Having no
competition is a neat idea, since there are no others
by which to judge you. It's decent enough, but Street
Fighter it ain't - nor is it supposed to be.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Beyond Oasis
AUTHOR: Ancient
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A Zelda-like adventure with great character art and
animation, along with Street Fighter style special
moves. Not many enemy types, but decent gameplay and
great graphics.

EMULATION: My copy crashed in both emulators, but I know there
are working copies out there. Review is based on the
Japanese version, The Story of Thor.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
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NAME: Bill Walsh College Football
AUTHOR: High Score Productions
VENDOR: EA Sports
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A forerunner of better things to come, the original
Bill Walsh Football suffers from cheesy graphics.
HOWEVER, the excellent sound and outstanding gameplay
that are the hallmark of EA Sports games are already
present, as well as a certain recognizable football
gaming engine. A good grap for people who can't find
the 1995 incarnation.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Bill Walsh College Football 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Bimini Run
AUTHOR: Nuvision Entertainment
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Driving
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Race a powerboat through offshore waters whilst chasing
down bad guys. A waterlogged version of Thunder Blade,
and about as attention-grabbing. No, come to think
of it, Thunder Blade held my attention longer than
this. Play only if you're desperate for a gaming fix.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> **
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NAME: Bio-Hazard Battle (aka Crying)
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: One of the better R-Type clones on the market. This
entry features truly original biogenetic ship designs.
One and two player modes supported. Starts out easy,
gets hard quickly. An absolute must for all of those
those bleary-eyed shooter fans out there, and worth
a look from the rest of us.

Note that most copies of the English language softROM
(Bio-Hazard) have a trainer mode courtesy of the warez
group Alpha Flight.

EMULATION: Playable in both, but KGen recommended.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Bioship Paladin - Gunship Gomora
AUTHOR: UPL Limited
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Passable R-Type clone, but kinda slow. The music
wasn't that impressive, either.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Bishojo Sensi Sailor Moon
see SAILOR MOON
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Black Crypt
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Blackthorne
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Like Out of This World or Flashback, you must plan
each move before you act. If you're willing to put
up with the sluggis and sometimes frustrating gameplay
it's a decent game. Polished graphics, good sound,
and a grim atmosphere.
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NAME: Blades of Vengeance
AUTHOR: Beam Software
VENDOR: Electronic Arts
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platformer
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Fantasy-themed platformer, one of many, but this one
manages to rise above the rest due to its excellent
graphics and sound. Unfortunately, the gameplay is
only passable at best. Think of it as a 2D Golden
Axe, and you'll begin to get the picture.

EMULATION: KGen only.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> **
Story --> **
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NAME: Blaster Master 2
AUTHOR: Sunsoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: An odd little shooter that tries to combine the best
of both side-view and top-down levels, but ends up
being muddled and confusing. The graphics are great,
with some tricks I've only seen on a very few other
titles, and the sound is decent enough. It's just
that the gameplay sucks big-time. I'm told the SNES
version was a lot better, and I'm beginning to
believe it.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> **
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Block Out
AUTHOR: California Dreams
VENDOR: Electronic Arts
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Puzzle
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A 3D Tetris clone. This time you can spin you pieces
along all three axes as you try to stack them up
inside a deep well. Ugly as sin and sluggish even on
a real Genesis, but plays great.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Blood Shot
see BATTLE FRENZY
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NAME: Blue Almanac
AUTHOR: Hot-B
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: This seems to be an entertaining RPG. Although the
battles are quite frequent and Im stuck now in one
part of the game, I enjoy playing it. Still, I dont
think it is up to the standard of the Phantasy Star
series. (Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: B.O.B.
AUTHOR: Foley Hi-Tech Systems
VENDOR: Electronic Arts
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A cute little game about a teenage android who's in
trouble for wrecking his dad's car. Your job is to
save his metallic skin, since he's out in the middle
of nowhere. Pretty standard as platformers go, but
has nice music and B.O.B.'s wisecracks maintain a
the sense of humor found in the game intro.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
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NAME: Bobby's World
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Body Count
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: Multilanguage

DESCRIPTION: A hard-as-hell shooter intended for use with the
Menacer light gun. Sucks big time when you're
limited to a gamepad. Still, it's lots better than
the Genesis port of T2 Arcade.

EMULATION: No light gun support in either emulator (yet). May
I humbly suggest that a future emulator programmer
fake Menacer support by using a mouse?

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> *
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Bomberman 94
see MEGA BOMBERMAN
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Bomberman - Factor 5's eight player hack
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Bonanza Brothers
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: One or two players can try their hands at being bank
robbers, who have to dodge security guards and all kind
of traps to get the loot. Has a rather distinctive
graphics design found only in a few other games.
Slow paced, but can be quite challenging at times.

EMULATION: Genecyst only, but sometimes it suffers from seemingly
random graphic glitches.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Bonkers
AUTHOR: Disney Software
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Arcade game based on the Disney animated series.
Graphically it is not on a par with most Disney titles,
and the gameplay is ridiculously easy. Save this one
for the kiddies.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Boogerman - A Pick and Flick Adventure
AUTHOR: Interplay
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: If Earthworm Jim gets the award for the all-time
screwball humor platformer, then this one ranks at
least in the top five. The concept alone will keep
the kids giggling for weeks (which is probably why
this wasn't carried by any of the "family" rental
stores in my area).

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
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NAME: Boxing Legends of the Ring (aka Chavez 2)
AUTHOR: Electrobrain
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English and Spanish

DESCRIPTION: A decent enough boxing sim focusing on middleweight
legends, all but a few of which will be unfamiliar
to most people. Has good graphics and gameplay, and
the sound mix is adequate for the concept. I prefer
this over Foreman for Real, although some of my gamer
buddies would argue about that point.

In 1994 the identical game was released in South
America under the title Chavez 2, with a whole
different lineup of boxers. Gameplay is still the
same, though, so it won't matter which version you
wind up with.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Bram Stoker's Dracula
AUTHOR: Psygnosis
VENDOR: Sony Imagesoft
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: It's a good thing that Sony hired the boys from
Scotland to do an arcade game based on the movie of
the same name (and what an awesome movie), becasue
quality programmers usually yield quality results.
Fans of the Shadow of the Beast series will recognize
their game engine at once, with all the bennies to be
expected from a tried and true piece of software.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ***
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NAME: Breach
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Breakthru
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Brett Hull Hockey 95
AUTHOR: Accolade
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The hockey sim in the Accolade Sport series. That
in itself should tell the knowing gamer a lot.
Passable, but it can't touch even the worst of EA
Sports' NHL series.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> *
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Brian Lara Cricket 96
AUTHOR: Codemasters
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1996
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Cricket is a British sporting institution from which
the American game of baseball was derived. That said,
most Americans find cricket an overly long, boring,
tedious, and dull game. If you're not willing to
judge the sport on its own merits, then avoid this
game like the plague. Otherwise, settle down in your
chair and prepare to enjoy a well-written and well-
executed sporting sim.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Brutal - Paws of Fury
AUTHOR: Gamtek
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A fast-paced and furious Street Fighter clone that
features smooth animation (ala Shaq Fu) with large
hand-drawon charcters. Moves are kinda limited, but
the sound and plot make up somewhat for this oversight.
Funny at times, this should prove an enjoyable
diversion even for jaded fighter fans.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***

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NAME: Bubba and Stix
AUTHOR: Core Design
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: ?
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Core's talent for visually pleasing games was there
from the get-go, and is the most evident factor in
this weird little platformer. Oh, don't get me wrong,
it's a neat little game, but the puzzles can be
annoyingly frustrating at times. Stupid plot, too.
Still, it's some nice eye candy for platform fans.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> **
Story --> *
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NAME: Bubble and Squeek
AUTHOR: Sunsoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A juvenile platformer that is too cute for its own
good. Features Simpson-style graphics, a handful of
overly bright tunes, and all the usual stuff to be
found in Sunsoft's Sonic clones. Yet another misfire
from the king of software misfires - so close, and yet
so far....

EMULATION: KGen only, and it has occasional random graphics
glitches that do not appear to interfere with gameplay

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> **
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Bubble Bobble 2
see RAINBOW ISLANDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday
TYPE: Strategy

DESCRIPTION: A futuristic strategy game in the classic sense, one
that players can't possibly hoe to comprehend without
reading the thick game manual from cover to cover.
Graphically unimpressive, too. I'm no simulation
buff, but I think players should try more current
offerings before tackling this one. (Rage Games 40/100)
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NAME: Budokan - The Martial Spirit
AUTHOR: Eletronic Arts
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: An early entry in the two-player beat-em-up genre.
Think of it as Karateka with a two player mode, but
without its neat plot.

EMULATION: Unplayable in either emulator due to serious graphic
glitches

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> **
Plot --> *
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NAME: Bugs Bunny - Double Trouble
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Bulls vs. Blazers
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Bulls vs. Lakers
AUTHOR:
VENDOR:
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Pretty standard basketball sim ala Double Dribble,
but with far better sound and graphics.

EMULATION: Unplayable due to serious graphics bugs on both bench
emulators.
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NAME: Buraiden
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: The legendary Japanese warlord Oda Nobunauga has been
reincarnated as an evil demon lord bent on conquering
the world. You, a lone ninja, are destined to defeat
him - but you'll need a little help along the way. A
fairly typical Japanese RPG with all the usual moves,
spells, and upgrades found in the genre. ("Death")

An early strategy game comparable to Master of Monsters
or Warsong. Worth a try. (Eidolon)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
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NAME: Burning Force
AUTHOR: Namco
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A 3D shooter that strives for 2D playability, but
falls somewhat short of the mark. The graphics are
appealing, at least. If you enjoyed Space Harrier 2,
then this might be a good follow-up. (Rage Games)

EMULATION: Works in both, but KGen recommended for its color
palette

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> **
Story --> **
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NAME: Busby - Clawed Encounters of the Furred Kind
AUTHOR: Accolade
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: According to The Dump, this game was overly long in
development and overly short on gameplay. Reluctantly,
I have to agree with them. Graphically the game is
impressive, and the sound is none too shabby either,
but it's got lots of cheap shots, and it's way too
easy to die (so you can see the ultra-cool death
scenes). I'd say you should pass right on over to
Busby 2. (Sam Pettus)

Mix Mario's poor defensive abilities with Sonic's
speed, and you have...a disaster. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> *
Story --> **
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NAME: Busby 2
AUTHOR: Accolade
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Aaahhh, much better than the original. The only thing
that really needed fixing was the gameplay, so now it's
not quite so easy to die as before. An unnecessary 3D
element has been added to the graphics engine this time
around. Still, I'll take it over the original any day
of the week.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Buster Douglas Knockout Boxing
see JAMES "BUSTER" DOUGLAS KNOCKOUT BOXING
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===
C
===
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NAME: Cadash
AUTHOR: Taito
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A side-scroll fantasy platformer that strives for RPG
intensity, but ultimately fails. The RPG element
tends to slow down the game, as it needlessly
complicates the power-up process. If they had just
stuck to the arcade element, then Taito might have had
something here.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> *
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cagey Capers
see SYLVESTER AND TWEETY - CAGEY CAPERS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cal Ripkin Jr. Baseball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Caliber 50
AUTHOR: Mentrix
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A wonderful Ikari Warriors clone that in some ways
betters its inspiration.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
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NAME: California Games
AUTHOR: Epyx
VENDOR: Novotrade
COPYRIGHT: 1992?
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The definitive version of this hoary old Commodore 64
classic. Has the best graphics and sound of any game
console port, and this probably explains why it doesn't
have as may events as the others. Gameplay is still
kinda frustrating, but it remains a classic.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> **
Story --> N/A
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: California Games II
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cannon Fodder
AUTHOR: Panel Comp
VENDOR: Virgin Interactive
COPYRIGHT: 1992?
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A hilariously funny military shoot-'em-up that had
me in stitches the first time I played it. Ported
from the almighty Amiga, this suffers a bit in the
sound department but retains the graphics and gameplay
of the original. I personally prefer this to General
Chaos, although there are many who would argue with
me about that.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> ***
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cannondale Cup
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Capt'n Havoc
see HIGH SEAS HAVOC
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Captain America and the Avengers
AUTHOR: Data East
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A sad platform beat-'em-up that could have been a lot
better than it is. Gameplay is decent enough, but
the graphics seem rough and the sound mix tends to
get on your nerves. DC Comics fans will want this, but
the rest of you might want to stay away.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Captain Lang
see HIGH SEAS HAVOC
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Captain Planet and the Planeteers
AUTHOR: TBS Productions
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Arcade game based on the environmentally correct
superhero series, and just as stupid. No, that's not
my prejudice against political correctness talking,
that's just reality. A fair platform game that is
as uninspiring as its source material.

EMULATION: Genecyst tends to skew the video to the left of your
screen, but this is easily fixed by setting the video
mode to 256x256 (F11). This applies only to the titles
and intermissions. Gameplay seems unaffected and will
work with the lesser setting if you so wish, however
some of the special effects are screwed up. KGen's
cinemas can't be fixed, but it has better luck with
the game's special effects.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> *
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NAME: Castle of Illusion
see MICKEY MOUSE - CASTLE OF ILLUSION
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Castlevania - Bloodlines
(aka Castlevania - The New Generation, Vampire Killer)
AUTHOR: Konami
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The only game in the Castlevania line to be released
for the Genesis, this one follows the exploits of two
vampire hunters as they battle a mysterious countess
bent on reviving Count Dracula. Excellent graphics,
sound, and gameplay, as has come to be expected from a
Castlevania release. (Sam Pettus)

Features your choice of two characters, the usual
solid Castlevania gameplay, [outstanding] graphics,
and lots and lots of blood. I don't like it as well
as Castlevania IV [for the SNES], but it's still worth
a try. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Castlevania - The New Generation
see CASTLEVANIA - BLOODLINES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ceasar's Palace
(not reviewed yet)

A very good gambling sim. It actually gives you the
feeling of being in a casino. Lots of fun and
excitement, and best of all, you don't lose any REAL
money! Not much more to say. Check this one out - I'm
sure you'll like it. (Skyline)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Centurion - Defender of Rome
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chakan - The Forever Man
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Although a hit item when it was first released,
Chakan's gameplay and graphics aren't even worthy of
mention now. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chameleon Kid
see KID CHAMELEON
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Champions World Class Soccer
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Championship Bowling
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Championship Pool
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Championship Pro-Am
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Chaos Engine (aka Soldiers of Fortune)
AUTHOR: The Bitmap Brothers
VENDOR: Renegade Software
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: One or two players can chose from any of six
mercenaries to do battle with mutants in a futuristic
setting. Collect inventory along the way to buy
better gear. Yet another excellent entry by the
legendary Bitmap Brothers, this game does for the
sci-fi shooter what Gauntlet did for the fantasy
shooter.

EMULATION: Works just fine in both, although only KGen does the
background music the justice it deserves.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
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NAME: The Chaos Engine 2
AUTHOR: The Bitmap Brothers
VENDOR: Renegade Software
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: What happened? A great game gets a mundane sequel.
You can now choose from only four characters, the
graphics have been downgraded, the sound mix has
been toned down, and what plot there is isn't that
inspiring. Still, though, the gameplay's there, and
the split screen helps loosen things up quite a bit.

EMULATION: Genecyst only, but it has MAJOR problems with the
backgrounds.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> **
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NAME: Charles Barkley - Shut Up and Jam
AUTHOR: Accolade
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A two-on-two basketball game in the same mode as NBA
Jam. Nice sound, adequate graphics, passable gameplay.
Has a few tricks up its sleeve sadly lacking with NBA
JAM. Still, there are better basketball games out
there, folks.

EMULATION: KGen only, and it has graphic problems.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Charles Barkley - Shut Up and Jam 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chase HQ
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chase HQ 2 (aka Super HQ)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chavez Boxing 2
see BOXING LEGENDS OF THE RING (?)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cheese Cat-astrophe
see SPEEDY GONZALES - CHEESE CAT-ASTROPHE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chelnov (aka Atomic Runner)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chester Cheetah
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chester Cheetah 2 - Wild Wild Quest
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chibi Maruko Chan - Waku Waku Shopping
AUTHOR: Namco
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Board Game
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: An over-cute Japanese board game. Cute graphics, cute
sounds, etc. The kids will love this if they can read
kanji. (Sam Pettus)

I wouldn't mind if this game was never translated.
(Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chi Chi Rodriguez's Pro Challenge
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chiki Chiki Boys
see MEGA TWINS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: China Warrior
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chuck Rock
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Chuck ROck 2 - Son of Chuck
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: CJ Elephant Fugitive
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Clay Fighter
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: A Street Fighter parody featuring digitized clay
figures instead of hand-drawn characters. Doesn't
offer many features compared to current [fighting
games], but gameplay is passable. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cliffhanger
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Clock Tower
see JANTEI MONOGATARI
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Clue
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Coach K College Basketball
AUTHOR: Electronic Arts
VENDOR: EA Sports
COPYRIGHT: 1997
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The best damn basketball simulation ever written for
the Genesis. Hey, it's an EA Sports release - 'nuff
said. Oh, and my home state is the best team, too,
since we won the NCAA championship that year. What
more could a Hog Ball fan want? (Mark Pettus)

Before my brother gets carried away, let me get a word
or two in edgewise. Anything and everything about the
game can be changed, all the NCAA 1996 tournament teams
are represented, and the isometric court view is well
suited to Coach K's excellent gameplay. This is a
basketball sim you will keep coming back to again and
again long after others have come and gone. (Sam
Pettus)

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> N/A

486 ISSUES: This was the first game we tried to play on our bench
486, and we got it work pretty well after lots of
fiddling with Genecyst. After the emulator loads, turn
off the sound, enable Z80 faking, enable raster effects,
and disable the speed throttle. The intermissions will
still drag a bit, and the game seems to skip every third
or fourth frame during actual gameplay, but it still
plays pretty respectable. You can even try it out
with sound (remember to disable Z80 faking when you do
so) if you go into the GEN.INI file and change your
sound sample size to 11025. The sound won't drag the
game down as much that way, but you'd still be better
off disabling it altogether.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: College Football 96
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: College Football 97
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: College Football's National Championship
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: College Football's National Championship 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Columns
TYPE: Puzzle

DESCRIPTION: This has long regarded as the nemesis of Tetris.
Arrange the falling jewels to form a horizontal,
vertical, or diagonal group of three of the same
color. This has a more serious atmosphere than most
current puzzle games, and the graphics are beginning
to show their age. Gameplay is still great, though.
(Rage Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Columns 3
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Comix Zone
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Commando Raid
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Contra Hard Corps (aka Probotector)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: The last and best of the Contra series. (Sam Pettus)

Equals the SNES Contra III in graphics, exceeds it
in play options and length. You get four characters
from which to choose, each with their own set of
weapons. Fantastic gameplay and insane difficulty,
as always. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Congo
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Converse City Basketball Tour
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Converse Hardcorps Hoops
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cool Spot (aka Spot - The Arcade Game)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: You play as 7UP's awesome mascot. Character animation
is awesome, and gameplay is great. Unfortunately,
some of the scenery is recycled in later levels, and
the ending may not be worth the considerable
frustration involved in clearing the last part of the
game. (Rage Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Corporation
see CYBERCOP
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cosmic Spacehead
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cotton Panorama
see PANORAMA COTTON
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Crack Down
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Crash Test Dummies
see THE INCREDIBLE CRASH TEST DUMMIES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Crayon
AUTHOR: Ma-Ba
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Board game
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Yet another Japanese board game for kids. I wouln't
mind if this game was never translated. (Eidolon)

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Creative Antics
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Crossfire (aka Super Airwolf)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Crude Busters
see 2 CRUDE DUDES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cre Ball (aka Twisted Flipper)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Crusader of Centy (aka Ragunacenty, Soleil)
TYPE: RPG

DESCRIPTION: The similarites between this game and Zelda III [for
the SNES] in terms of graphics and gameplay cannot be
coincidence. The quality is also a close copy, so
this is worth the look if you liked Zelda. Now, if
only your animal helpers didn't look so cheesy as they
follow you around - they're always one step behind you,
which means they sometimes hover over pits and pass
through walls. (Rage Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Crying
see BIOHAZARD BATTLE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Crystal Pony's Tale
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Curse
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cutey Suzuki's Ringside Angel
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cutthroat Island
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cyberball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cybercop (aka Corporation)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Cyborg Justice
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: This game lets you build a robot from parts with
different attributes, like jumping ability and attack
power, then use that robot in a highly repetitive and
graphically unimpressive brawling game. Bearable,
but not great. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
D
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Daffy Duck in Hollywood
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dahna
AUTHOR: IGS
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A side-scrolling beat-'em-up in the same vein as
Golden Axe, but with far fewer moves and smaller
graphics. Still, it has a violence content worthy of Fist of the North Star, and has some of the most
original level design I've seen in a platform fighter.
Also, its "power up" animation is far superior to
many other Golden Axe wannabes, and it has an original
turn or two of its own. Easy to learn, difficult to
master, Dahna is well worth the look.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
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NAME: Daikoukai (aka Sea Prince, Uncharted Waters)
AUTHOR: Koei
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: It is during the days of travel by sail. You are a
young ship captain in the Spanish fleet. Your job is
to push the limits of the known sea, discovering new
lands (and treasures) for honor, glory, and country.
An original RPG that gets a nod in the plot category,
although it is mediocre everywhere else. If this kind
of game (historical sim) appeals to you, get the
sequel - it looks, sounds, and plays better.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Daikoukai 2 (aka Uncharted Waters 2 - New Horizons)
AUTHOR: Koei
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese and English

DESCRIPTION: Koei, top-dog in the strategy/sim field, tries to do
for 17th century seamanship what it did for modern-day
aircarriers (Aerobiz) in this interesting game. Pick
one of six characters (including one female!) and
explore the world's oceans to their limits and beyond.
Well thought out and well executed, and lots more fun
than its predecessor, although I must say in all
fairness that this kind of game won't appeal to
everyone.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Daimakaimura
see GHOULS 'N' GHOSTS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dangerous Seed
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Darius 2 (aka Sagaia)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dark Castle
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Darwin 4081
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: This game was never released in the United States,
not because of a strong Japanese flavor (which it
didn't have), but because it's just not that cool.
Basic, ugly graphics and weak gameplay. It's not
awful, but it's hardly worth [the trouble]. (Rage
Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dashin' Desperadoes (aka Rumble Kids)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: David Crane's Amazing Tennis
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: David Robinson's Supreme Court
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Davis Cup World Tour Tennis
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Davis Cup 94
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Daytona
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Daze Before Christmas
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Deadly Moves
see POWER ATHLETE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Death Duel
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Death and Return of Superman
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Just another pretty face. The graphics are nice, but
with very few moves available this game gets boring
quick. And since when can a generic thug punch out
the Man of Steel? (Rage Games 40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Decap Attack
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Demolition Man
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Desert Demolition
see ROAD RUNNER - DESERT DEMOLITION
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Desert Strike
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Desert Strike 2
see JUNGLE STRIKE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Desert Strike 3
see URBAN STRIKE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Devastator
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Devil Crash MD
see DRAGON'S FURY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Devil Hunter Yohko
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Devilish
see BAD OMEN
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dick Tracy
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Lame action, and long and boring gameplay. Avoid.
(Rage Games 40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dick Vitale's "Awesome Baby" College Hoops
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dino Basher
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dino Dini Soccer
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dino Land
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: A Dinosaur's Tale
see WE'RE BACK - A DINOSAUR'S TALE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dinosaurs for Hire
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Divine Sealing
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: DJ Boy
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dodge Ball
TYPE: Sports

DESCRIPTION: A nice blend of action and strategy. A pseudo-sport
often seen on elementary school playgrounds, where the
object is to hit the other players with the ball, thus
taking them out of the game. Cute graphics, and may
appeal even to non-sports fans. (Rage Games 70/100)

EMULATION: Crashes in both emulators.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dominus
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Donald Duck - Maui Mallard
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Donald Duck - Quack Shot
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: An uninspired jump-and-shoot staring Donald Duck.
Average graphics, average gameplay. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Doom Troopers - The Mutant Chronicles
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Doraemon - Yume Dorabouto 7 Nin No Gozansu
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Yet another platform adaptation of a popular anime TV
series, this one revolves around the misadventures of
a cute blue cat battling an evil space alien. The
show was juvenile and so is the game, but viewed in
that context it's actually not bad. In fact, it's
probably the ultimate Super Mario World clone for the
Genesis. The graphics, sound, and gameplay are so
similar you'll begin to wonder if the same software
house did both games. Bravo! A job well done!

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Double Clutch
TYPE: Racing

DESCRIPTION: One of the lesser known racing games. Plays like
Micro Machines, but you get off-road action instead.
My favorite thing to do in racing games is to power
slide around the corners, and this one will let you do
just that. (Skyline)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Double Dragon
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: This console port loses some of the amazing graphics
of the original arcade beat-'em-up, but the gameplay
remains intact. Short, but sweet. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Double Dragon 2
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Offers some graphic enhancements over the original,
and also allows two players in the main game - with
or without the ability to accidentally hurt each other.
(Rage Games)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Double Dragon 3 - The Rosetta Stone
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Play as either of the Lee trins, and pick up some
additional characters along the way. Kinda drags on
after a while. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Double Dragon 5 - The Shadow Falls
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Ack! What a way for a series to die! It's not even
a real Double Dragon game, for Christ's sake! Lame
graphics, lame animation, lame gameplay - this almost
makes Shaq-Fu look good. (Rage Games 40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Double Dribble (aka Hyper Dunk)
TYPE: Basketball

DESCRIPTION: Before NBA Jame, there was Double Dribble. A
basketball game with no simulation elements to drag
gameplay down whatsoever. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Double Dribble - Playoff Edition
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Double Trouble
see BUGS BUNNY - DOUBLE TROUBLE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
see PUYO PUYO
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dracula
see BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dragon - The Bruce Lee Story
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dragon Ball Z - Bu Yu Retsuden
AUTHOR: Bandai
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A helluva fighter on the SNES. The sound and
graphics on the Genesis are crappy when compared
to the SNES, but this game still rates very high
on fun. Excellent gameplay, plus some neat tricks
(and moves) not found on its SNES counterpart. The
story is difficult to follow (espically if you choose
Goku), but you can pick anybody (good or bad) and
the order and opponents are different for each one.
It's a great game that should challenge a lot of
people. (Chiranjeevi)

EMULATION: KGen strongly recommended. Genecyst often loses
track of the split-screen background, but the game is
still playable.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dragon Slayer - The Legend of Heroes
AUTHOR: Falcom
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: This is a very good RPG, and looks a lot like an MSX
translation. I'd love to see this one translated.
(Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dragon's Fury (aka Devil Crash MD)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dragon's Revenge
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Duel - Test Drive 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dungeons & Dragons - Warriors of the Eternal Sun
(aka Arosohtrau)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dyna Brothers 2
AUTHOR: CSK Research Institute
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A unique realtime strategy game in which you have to
raise dinosaurs from newborn to adult, after which they
can do their thing and attack other creatures. Cute
and addictive. (Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dune 2 - The Building of a Dynasty
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dyna Brothers
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dyna Brothers 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dynamite Duke
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Dynamite Heddy
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
E
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: E-SWAT Cyber Police - City Under Siege
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Although based on one of my favorite arcade games of
old, the Genesis port has been altered to the point
where it no longer stands out from the host of other
platformers. Don't bother. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: EA Hockey series, EA Elitserien series
see NHL HOCKEY entries for the given year
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Earnest Evans
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Aaaak! I often wondered why they didn't use rotation
to animate a charcter's limbs more smoothly. Now I
know why. This game looks awful and plays worse.
Avoid, avoid, avoid! (Rage Games)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Earthworm Jim
AUTHOR: Shiny Entertainment
VENDOR: Playmates
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Stellar graphics and animation featuring a hilarious
main charcter. Gameplay is only passable, but it's
well worth the look. The Genesis version has an extra
level not found in the SNES version, though some of
the SNES graphics effects are missed. Still, it's a
groovy game! (Rage Games)

This one gets the all-time "attitude" award in my
book. Only a handful of other games are in Earthworm
Jim's league in terms of their approach to making
a platform game truly entertaining. This is one that
should be in everybody's game collection. (Sam Pettus)

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Earthworm Jim 2
AUTHOR: Shiny Entertainment
VENDOR: Playmates
COPYRIGHT: 1995
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Basically more of the same from the original, but
that's not necessarily a bad thing. Lots of subgames
this time around, including an isometric shooter! You
might go for a long time without going back to the
standard sidescroller. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ecco the Dolphin
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: I remember this one from my Commodore 64 days. The
graphics are noticeably improved, although it still
plays as hard as it ever did. An original approach
to the proven platform formula. (Sam Pettus)

The main character, a dolphin, is well though out,
with beautiful animation and control. This would be
a great game if it weren't for its incomprehensible
puzzles. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ecco the Dolphin 2 - The Tides of Time
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: More of the same, except this time you can change into
other sea creatures. The gameplay is as before, which
means that the puzzles are still ridiculous. (Rage
Games)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ecco Jr.
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: El Viento
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: From the makers of the Valis series, this game is very
similar to Valis in terms of gameplay and style. The
anime-style cinemas are great, the game itself only
passable. (Rage Games 50/100
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Elemental Master
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Eliminate Down
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Empire of Steel
see STEEL EMPIRE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: ESPN Baseball Tonight
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: ESPN Football 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: ESPN National Hockey Night
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: ESPN Speed World
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: ESPN Sunday Night Football
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Eternal Champions
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: A Street Fighter clone that would be unimpressive even
if its gameplay were on the same level. Don't waste
your time. (Rage Games)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: European Club Soccer
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Evander Holyfield Real Deal Boxing
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ex-Mutants
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: A lackluster platformer featuring nobody's favorite
X-Men wannabes, the Ex-Mutants. Yawn... (Rage Games)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ex-Ranza
see RANGER X
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Exile
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Exo-Squad
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
F
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: F-15 Strike Eagle 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: F-22 Interceptor
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: F-117 Night Storm
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: F1 (aka Formula One)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: F1 Circus MD
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: F1 Grand Prix - Nakajima Satoru
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: F1 Hero MD
See FERRARI GRAND PRIX CHALLENGE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: F1 World Championship
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Faery Tale Adventure
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Family Feud
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fantasia
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fantastic Dizzy
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fantasy Zone
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Wild, colorful graphics, but the gameplay leaves a
bit to be desired. However, the requirement of having
to purchase upgrades for your plane in a shop is
intriguing. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fastest One
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fatal Fury (aka Garou Densetsu)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fatal Fury 2 (aka Garou Densetsu 2)
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: The idea of jumping between different planes in a
fighting game doesn't really work unless the
characters are really made of polygons. Still, taken
strictly as a 2D fighter, it's nearly as good as
Street Fighter 2.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fatman
see SLAUGHTER SPORT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fatal Labryinth
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fatal Rewind
see THE KILLING GAME SHOW
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge (aka F1 Hero MD)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fester's Quest
see ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fever Pitch
see HEAD-ON SOCCER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fido Dido
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: FIFA International Soccer
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: FIFA Soccer 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: FIFA Soccer 96
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: FIFA Soccer 97
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fight Megamitense
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fighting Masters
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Final Blow
see JAMES BUSTER DOUGLAS KNOCK-OUT BOXING
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Final Fight
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Final Zone (aka Axis FZ)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fire Mustang
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fire Shark
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Firepower 2000
see MEGA SWIV
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fireteam Rogue
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fist of the North Star (aka Hokuto no Ken 2,
Last Battle)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Punch and kick your way through the side-scrolling
scenes on your way to one-on-one arena bouts with the
various level bosses. Decent graphics, but weak
gameplay. I can't believe they left in the exploding
heads! (Rage Games 50/100)

If you're bound and determined to have this one, get
the Japanese version (Hokuto no Ken), as the others
excised all the gore (most notably the exploding heads)
that were the trademark of the original anime series.
(Sam Pettus)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Flashback
AUTHOR: Delphine Software/U.S. Gold
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The sequel to an all-time gaming classic. Like
its predecessor, it has great polygon-animated
cinemas, stellar character animation, and cool
graphics. Also like its ancestor, it requires careful
strategy and can be quite frustrating at times. Well
worth a look for gaming masochists. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> *****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Flicky
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Flintstones
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Not to be confused with the movie-based game, this
platformer features colorful graphics and decent
gameplay. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Flintstones (movie edition)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Foreman for Real
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Formula One
see F1
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Formula One - Championship Edition
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Forgotten Worlds
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Passable gameplay, but the graphics are beginning to
look a bit dated. Devoted shooter fans may want to
give it a try. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Frank Thomas Big Hurt Basketball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Frankenstein
see MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Frantic Factory
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fun 'n' Games
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Fun Car Rally
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
G
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: G-LOC - Air Battle
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gadget Twins
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gaiares
AUTHOR: Telnet Japan
VENDOR: Renovation Software
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: The music is nice, and catchy, the graphics are
somewhat pixelated, but still give the sensation of
speed. Oh, and let's not forget the nifty little
grappling hook that comes with your plane, which you
can use to hook onto an enemy ship and suck weapon
energy from it, adding to your own energy supply -
a truly original idea. Still, this is a game that
only the hardest of hardcore shooting fans might want
just to add to their collection. (Silverdice)

EMULATION: Don't forget to lock your emulator to the USA setting,
otherwise you just might see Japanese text on-screen.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gain Ground
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Galahad
see THE LEGEND OF GALAHAD
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Galaxy Force 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gamble Hall RPG
AUTHOR: Soft Vision
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Does it play in Las Vegas? No, but that would have
been the perfect location for this odd and boring
game. (Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Garfield - Caught in the Act
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Great animation and colorful graphics. The gameplay
is nothing to write home about, though. Garfield fans won't be disappointed, but I'm not as big a Garfield
fan as I used to be. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gargoyles
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Has a dark atmosphere and great animation, like the
animated TV series. THe gameplay is a bit awkward,
though. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Garou Densetsu series
see the FATAL FURY series
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gauntlet 4
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gemfire (aka Royal Blood)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: General Chaos
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: I just can't get into [these kind of] games, but if
you like the genre, then I recommend checking this one
out. I can see how a strategy buff might get hooked -
bad. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Generations Lost
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Genesis Six-Pack
see MENACER LIGHT GUN 6-PACK
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Genghis Khan 2 - Clan of the Grey Wolf
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: George Foreman's Knock-out Boxing
see FOREMAN FOR REAL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ghost Hunter (aka Pang)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ghostbusters
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: The boys who chase ectoplasm have gotten the super-
deformed treatment. The graphics aren't great, but
the gameplay is decent enough. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ghouls 'n' Ghosts (aka Daimakaimura)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Colorful graphics and awesome gameplay. Two gripes,
though. First, once you jump, you're committed to a
landing spot even if an enemy pops up there. Second,
after clearing the first six stages, you have to go
back and play through them a second time. Still, it's
worthy of mention in the same breath as Sonic. (Rage
Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gleylancer
see GREYLANCER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Global Gladiators
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Go! Go! Tank
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gods
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Golden Axe
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: I had many a happy hour with this medieval beat-'em-up
back when it was the height of technology, especially
in player-on-player mode. Now, with Streets of Rage
available on the same platform, it doesn't stand out as
much. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Golden Axe 2
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: About the same as the first one, but I'm really peeved
that Gillius lost his cool rolling move. That's my
only gripe, though. Try it if you liked the first.
(Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Golden Axe 3
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Goofy's Hysterical History Tour
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Granada
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Grand Slam Tennis
see JENNIFER CAPRIATI TENNIS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Great Waldo Search
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Greatest Heavyweights of the Ring
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Greendog - The Beached Surfer Dude
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: This is what happens when Sega tries to create a
popular mascot and fails. The main character is too
awkward to like, and the fact that the game itself
is lame doesn't help, either. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Greylancer (aka Gleylancer, game title was not
translated correctly)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Grindstormer
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Growl (aka Runark)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gunship 2000
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gunship Gomora
see BIOSHIP PALADIN - GUNSHIP GOMORA
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gunstar Heroes
(not reviewed yet)
AUTHOR: Treasure
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Many gamers consider this to be the ultimate shooter
for the Genesis - top dog, number one, grand poobah,
king of the hill, and so on. After playing the game,
I'm inclined to agree with them. Good graphics and
sound, insane and furious gameplay, and the plot is
none too shabby, either. After you get a taste of
Gunstar Heroes, all other shooters seem kinda lame.
(Sam Pettus)

Contra who? Gunstar adds the ability to pick up and
throw your enemies at each other, thus breaking the
monotony of the standard run-and-shoot formula.
Colorful, cartoony characters and enemies, and some
really awesome graphic effects. And don't forget the
bosses! (Rage Games)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> ***
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gyanbura
AUTHOR: Gemuashi/Yieroukoun
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE:
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: This import deals with the misadventures of a Japanese
boy at his local school, with the main focus of
attention being a popular Oriental tile game that
everybody plays. You can skip the story and go straight
to the game, if you wish, or you can play RPG style,
with the story breaking up the various game rounds ala
Dragonball Z. Possibly a TV adaptation of some sort.
The game pretty much explains itself, if you can handle
Japanese texts. People who can't read Japanese might
want to skip this one.

Some dice games, some story. (Eidolon)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Gynoug (aka Wings of Wor)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
H
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Happily Ever After
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hardball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hardball 3
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hardball 94
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hardball 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hard Drivin'
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hard Wired
see RED ZONE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Haunting
TYPE: Strategy

DESCRIPTION: You, the restless spirit of a haunted house, must
possess different furniture around the house in order
to scare away the residents. Amusing at first, but
ultimately wears thin. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Head-on Soccer (aka Fever Pitch)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Heavy Nova
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Awful robot fighting game with an added platform
mode. Avoid. (Rage Games 10/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Heavy Unit
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hellfire
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Herzog Zwei
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: High Seas Havoc (aka Capt'n Havoc, Captain Lang)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: A decent but not too addicting platform game with a
cool main character. Worth the look, but probably
not more. (Rage Games 60/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hiryu
see STRIDER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hit the Ice
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hokuto no Ken, Hokuto no Ken 2
see FIST OF THE NORTH STAR
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Home Alone
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Yet another one of those stupid arcade conversions
spun off from a pretty good movie. Save the
neighborhood from the "water bandits" (what the hell?!)
by building traps in various houses. Has too many
cheap shots for my tastes. Leave this one at home -
alone.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> *
Story --> *
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Home Improvement
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hook
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hooves of Thunder
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hosenose and Booger
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Human Wrestling
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Humans
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hurricanes
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Hybrid Front
AUTHOR: Onrio
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A futurstic strategy game comparable to titles
released by NCS, but this seems to be more "serious."
(Eidolon)

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hyoutan
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Board game
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A board game adaptation or an original concept? That's
the question.... (Eidolon)

EMULATION: Crashes in both emulators. (Eidolon)

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Hyper Dunk
see DOUBLE DRIBBLE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
I
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ichidant - Puzzle and Action
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: IMG International Tour Tennis
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Immortal
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Graphically impressive, but gameplay gets frustrating
at times. Places a heavy emphasis on puzzles. (Rage
Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Impossible Mission 2025
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Incredible Crash Test Dummies
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Incredible Hulk
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Animation is good, character design and gameplay are
not. Uncompelling graphics and sound, only passable
gameplay. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Indiana Jones - Greatest Adventures
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Indy Heat
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Insector X
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: A 2D side-scroll shooter with an unimpressive weapons
system and uncompelling gameplay. The visuals aren't
too bad, but nothing makes this stand out from the
shooter crowd. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Instruments of Chaos
see YOUNG INDIANA JONES - INSTRUMENTS OF CHAOS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Interplanetary Lizards
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ishido - The Way of the Stones
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: It Came from the Desert
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Itchy and Scratchy Game
see THE SIMPSONS - ITCHY AND SCRATCHY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Izzy's Quest for Rings (aka Izzy's Olympics)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
J
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jack Nickalus Turbo Challenge Golf
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: James Bond - The Duel
AUTHOR: Sony Imagesoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Passable platformer seemingly inspired by Thunderball.
So much for the plot. Has some Shinobi-inspired
touches, but these are largely offset by lame gameplay.
Even diehard Bond fans might want to pass on this one.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: James "Buster" Douglas Knock-Out Boxing
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: James Pond
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Swim around and accomplish various objectives to clear
each level. Not noteworthy for either graphics or
gameplay. (Rage Games 40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: James Pond 2 - Robocod
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: James Pond 3 - Operation Starfish
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jammit
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jantei Monogatari
AUTHOR: Telnet
DISTRIBUTOR: Altus
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Board game
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A mah-jongg game with a built-in storyline. (Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story --> ***
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Japan League Champion Soccer (aka World Trophy Soccer)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Japan League Pro Striker 93
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jellyboy
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jennifer Capriati Tennis (aka Grand Slam Tennis)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jeopardy
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jeopardy - Sports Edition
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jerry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jester
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jewel Master
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jim Power - The Arcade Game
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Joe and Mac - Cavemen Ninja
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Joe Montana Football
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Joe Montana Football 92
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Joe Montana Football 93
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Joe Montana Football 94
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Joe Montana Football 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Joe Montana Sportstalk Football
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Joe Montana Sportstalk Football 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: John Madden Football series
see MADDEN NFL series for the appropriate game
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jordan vs. Bird - Super One-on-One
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Judge Dredd
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: A rather tedious game with nothing to hold your
interest. It's not horrible, but there's just nothing
special about it. Try it, if you like those games
that make you explore every nook and cranny of a level
to move on. (Rage Games)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: JuJu
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Junction
TYPE: Puzzle

DESCRIPTION: A ball rolls along pieces of track cut into a slide
puzzle. You must slide the tiles around to keep the
balls from rolling off the side. Enjoyable at first,
but gets frustrating in later levels. Puzzle addicts
should give it a try. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Jungle Book
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: The stunning graphics of the SNES version are gone,
leaving only the great animation and passable gameplay.
(Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jungle Strike (aka Desert Strike 2)
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: The term "shooter" is used very loosely here, as this
series is slower paced and controls quite differently
than most games in this genre. You pilot a helicopter
in several missions, in which several objectives must
be fulfilled. Can be tedious at times, but overall
enjoyable. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Junkers High
see OUTRUN 2019
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jurassic Park
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jurassic Park - Rampage Edition
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jurassic Park 2 - Chaos Continues
see JURASSIC PARK 2 - THE LOST WORLD
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Jurassic Park 2 - The Lost World
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Justice League of America Task Force
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
K
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ka-Ge-Ki
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Kabuki Mau Renjitsu
see MYSTICAL FIGHTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Kabuki Quantum Fighter
see MYSTICAL FIGHTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Kartoon Kombat
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Kawasaki Superbike Challenge
TYPE: Racing

DESCRIPTION: WOW!!! That's about all I can say. I didn't expect
this game to be so addicting. Graphics aren't that
good, but the gameplay and sound effects really shine.
You can almost feel the g-force when you accelerate!
If you don't have this game, then you're missing out.
(Skyline)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Keeper of the Gate
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Kick Off 3
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Kid Chameleon (aka Chameleon Kid)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: If you're looking for a Mario-style game, this may
fit the bill - provided you don't mind the ancient
graphics. You can take on several different forms
during the game, which adds to the variety. (Rage
Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Killing Game Show (aka Fatal Rewind)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: King Arthur - Knights of Justice
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: King Colossus
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A Zelda-like action adventure. Not bad! I haven't
played it very far, but it seems to get quite
difficult in the action sequences. (Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: King of Monsters
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: King of Monsters 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: King Salmon
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: King's Bounty
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Klax
TYPE: Puzzle

DESCRIPTION: Klax itself is a fast-paced, awesome puzzle game. The
Genesis port isn't the best available, as it lacks the
colors of the TurboGraphix version and the cool music
of the SNES version. It's still worth the look,
though, since it's probably the only version you'll
ever see for the Genesis. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: KP Cock 2
see MYSTIC DEFENDER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Knights of the Sky
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Krusty's Super Funhouse
TYPE: Puzzle

DESCRIPTION: Run and jump around various levels, positioning blocks
to trap rats. Would have the same appeal as Lemmings
if it weren't so infernally frustrating.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Kujaki-Oh 2
see MYSTIC DEFENDER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Kyukai Dotyuuki Baseball
AUTHOR: Namco
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A Little League baseball sim done in the same vein as
Miracle Nine, but far below it in terms of graphics
and sound. At least the gameplay is solid enough, and
this one splurges a bit on the English side, making
it easier to handle.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
L
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Lakers vs. Celtics
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Landstalker
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Langrisser 2 (aka Warsong 2)
AUTHOR: NCS
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: The great sequel to the game known as Warsong in the
United States. It is playable, but loses something
without knowing the storyline. (Eidolon)

An excellent strategy wargame involving the adventures
of Elwin the (unknown) prince and his friend Hein the
magician. Hein's friend Riana gets kidnapped, and that
gets the ball rolling. Lots of improvements over its
predecessor, as it uses the Vixen 357 engine this time
around. (Alamone)

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Last Action Hero
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Last Battle
see FIST OF THE NORTH STAR
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Lawnmower Man
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Mainly a platformer, but featuring lots of 3D
subgames. Too bad it's insanely difficult, because
it has some cool special effects.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Leander
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Leaderboard Golf
see WORLD CLASS LEADERBOARD
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Legend of Galahad
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Solid control and good special effects (for the era),
but the levels are difficult to navigate. The color
palette is drab, and the artwork is hideous. (Rage
Games)

EMULATION: Both emulators seem to have their problems with this
one.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Legend of Toki
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Legends of the Ring
see BOXING LEGENDS OF THE RING
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NAME: Lemmings
TYPE: Platform/strategy

DESCRIPTION: Awesome graphics, and quite funny in a sadistic sort
of way. Frustrating if you can't handle this sort of
game, but should appeal to a wider audience than most.
(Rage Games 80/100)
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NAME: Lemmings 2 - The Tribes
TYPE: Platform/strategy

DESCRIPTION: A decent port of the sequel to one really sadistic
arcade-style strategy game. If you haven't played
the original Lemmings already, then you're missing out
big-time. The sequel offers tons of new tricks that
the little critters can do to save themselves. This
should keep anyone who can stand a little frustration
busy for aeons. (Rage Games 90/100)
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NAME: Lethal Enforcers
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: The graphics consist of ugly digitized sprites, but
the game is fairly enjoyable as long as you have a
light gun (which the emulator's don't support).
(Rage Games 60/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Lethal Enforcers 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Leynoss - Assault Suits
see TARGET EARTH
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: LHX Attack Chopper
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Liberty or Death
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Light Crusader
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Lightning Force
see THUNDER FORCE 4 - LIGHTNING FORCE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Link Dragon
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Lion King
(not reviewed yet)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Excellent animation, with your choice of two characters
to play (cub and later adult Simba). Potentially
frustrating in later rounds, and the ending isn't worth
the effort - except in saying that you beat this game.
(Rage Games 80/100)

I still say he's the LYING king - Disney ripped off
Kimba the White Lion big time, and they know it. Osuma
Tezuka rules! (Sam Pettus)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Little Mermaid
see ARIEL - THE LITTLE MERMAID
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Lobo
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Lord Monarch
AUTHOR: Falcom
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese and English (combined text)

DESCRIPTION: When this first loaded, I thought, "Cartoony graphics
and tinplated sound - oh boy, here's another misfire."
Man, was I wrong! This is a fantasy RPG that doesn't
take itself too seriously, and comes across in the end
as a bit of a parody of the genre. The tacky opening
graphics are quickly replaced by a 3D style scrolling
map on which to move, gameplay is simplistic by RPG
standards, the animation will make you smile more often
than you might admit, and the over-the-top music
actually works! A welcome and refreshing change to a
crowded gaming field.

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Lost Dimension
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Lost World
see JURASSIC PARK 2 - THE LOST WORLD
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Lost Vikings
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Lost Vikings 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Lotus Espirit Turbo Challenge
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Lotus Espirit Turbo Challenge 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Lovely Soldier Sailor Moon
see SAILOR MOON
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
M
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Madden NFL
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Madden NFL 92
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Madden NFL 93
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Madden NFL 94
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Madden NFL 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Madden NFL 96
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Madden NFL 97
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Madden NFL 98
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Madou Monogatari (aka Road of Magic Story)
AUTHOR: Compile
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1996
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: An old-fashioned but cleverly styled RPG similar to
Shining in the Darkness. There were also three Sega
Game Gear titles released in this series. (Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
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NAME: Magical Taluluto Kun
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: You don't need to know Japanese to play this game
because it's your standard "jump-and-run" game, but
there's plenty of Japanese text in the surrounding
storyline. (Eidolon)

This is a great action game with great bosses. Some
are huge! It comes from the guys who made the first
Sonic...it should become a [Genesis] classic! (-P -r0t)

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
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NAME: Magical Hat
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Magic Girl
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Magic School Bus
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mahjongg Cop
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mamona Hunter Yohko
see DEVIL HUNTER YOHKO
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Man Overboard - SS Lucifer
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Maou Action
see MYSTICAL FIGHTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Marble Madness
TYPE: Racing

DESCRIPTION: Race marbles down surreal courses. Fall of the edge
as often as you want, just don't let the timer run
out. The graphics are absolutely incredible, and it
supports two player simultaneously. I love this game
dearly, and not just because of my affection for marble
mazes. I just wish it weren't so short. (Rage Games
80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mario Andretti Racing
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mario Lemeiux Hockey (aka Super Slapshot)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Marko's Magic Football
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Marsupilami
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Marvel Land (aka Talmit's Adventure)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Mask
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Master of Monsters
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Master of Weapons
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Matrix Prime
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Maui Mallard
see DONALD DUCK - MAUI MALLAD
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Maverick
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Maximum Carnage
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mazin Saga (aka Mazin Wars)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: McDonald's Treasure Land
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mega Bomberman (aka Bomberman 94)
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: One player mode is awful - plant a bomb, watch it
blow up, then move on - but start adding other players
and then the ensuing chaos will keep everybody up all
night. This is the only version made for the Genesis,
and while lacking the sophistication of some of the
later SNES releases is still a ton o' fun. (Rage Games
80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mega Games
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mega-Lo-Mania
see TYRANTS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mega Q
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: This was apparently a famous game show in Japan. Why
else would there be a console adaptation? (Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
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NAME: Mega SWIV (aka Firepower 2000)
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Though inferior in some ways to the SNES version in
terms of graphics and sound, the stellar two-player
gameplay is still intact, and the levels and enemies
have been improved for the Genesis. This is worth
considering if you've played the SNES version so
many times that you're desperate for a change. (Rage
Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mega Trax
see QUAD CHALLENGE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mega Turrican
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mega Twins (aka Chiki Chiki Boys)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Colorful, cute graphics with a heavy Japanese
influence. Gameplay is only average. Otaku should
take a look, others should not. (Rage Games 70/100)
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NAME: Megaman - The Wily Wars (aka Rockman - Megaworld)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: A triple-pack of the first three Megaman games, and
the only title in the series available for the
Genesis. The Megaman series is famous for its stellar
gameplay, graphics are spartan but well designed,
enemies and bosses are perfectly engineered, and
gameplay is challenging but never cheap. Awesome
control, lots of weapons, cool moves - in short, it's
perfect platform perfection. (Rage Games 95/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Megapanel
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Menacer Light Gun 6-pack
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: A collection of six small games included with Sega's
light gun add-on, the Menacer. Most of them feature
colorful graphics, and all are pretty playable. Whack
Ball (yes, Whack Ball) uses the gun like a mouse.
(Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mercs
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: A Commando clone with lame graphics and gameplay.
Don't bother. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Metal Fangs
AUTHOR: JVC (Victor Music/Japan)
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Racing
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Okay, this is just a racing game, but I like it
nevertheless. (Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Michael Jordan - Chaos in the Windy City
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mickey Mania
AUTHOR: Disney Software
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Take a platform tour through the past as you get to
play a part in some of the classic Disney cartoons
featuring their mascot, Mickey Mouse. A truly original
concept featuring the usual outstanding Disney graphics
and animation, excellent sound, solid gameplay, and a
hidden in-joke or four down the road. Highly
recommended for all ages.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> *****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mickey Mouse - Castle of Illusion
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: This Mickey Mouse game is a bit slow-paced, but
nonetheless is fairly playable. The graphics have
aged gracefully. Not spectacular, but still
appealing. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mickey Mouse - The Great Circus Mystery
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mickey Mouse - Mickey's Edutainment
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mickey Mouse - Ultimate Challenge
AUTHOR: Sony Imagesoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Man, was I disappointed with this one! This game must
have slipped between the cracks somehow, because it
is nowhere up to the level of Disney's other titles.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mickey Mouse - World of Illusion
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Play as your choice of Mickey Mouse or Dnald Duck in
this passable platformer. The gameplay isn't stellar
but the two player option helps out, and the graphics
are colorful and appearling. Too easy to beat, but
worth [the look] even if you don't have younger players
in the house. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Micro Machines
(not reviewed yet)

You get to drive around in those little vehicles that
Galoob sells by the ton on some very strange tracks -
like the bathtub, or the dinning table, and so on.
Helluva funny concept. You don't have to enjoy racing
games to have fun with this one. You even get to
choose your driver from some rather crazy looking
characters. (Skyline)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Micro Machines 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Micro Machines 96 (aka Micro Machines Tournament Ed.)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Micro Machines Military Edition
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Midnight Resistance
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: MiG-29 Fulcrum
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Might and Magic - Gates to Another World
(not reviewed yet)

Might and Magic 2 was not released for the Genesis,
but there was an SNES cart if you've gotta have it.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Might and Magic 3 - Isles of Terror
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mighty Max
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: This might actually be a good game if it weren't so
unbelievably easy. I beat it on my first try. Nice
graphics, though, and lots of moves. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers - The Movie
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mike Ditka Power Football
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Minnesota Fats Pool Billiards
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Miracle Keyboard
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Miracle Nine
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1995
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A cute-looking and cute-sounding baseball sim that
actually delivers the goods. Has some neat ideas of
its own as far as gameplay goes, and doesn't take
itself as seriously as the "real" sims. My personal
favorite among the Genesis baseball sims, altough I'll
be the first to admit there are others with better
gameplay.

EMULATION: Will work ONLY if you manually lock your emulator
of choice to Japan version. Automatic choice will
cause this game to display an NTSC error message.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Misadventures of Flink
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: MLBPA Baseball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mondu's Fighting Palace
see SLAUGHTER SPORT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Monica
see WONDERBOY 3 - MONSTERLAND
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Monopoly
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Monster Truck Wars
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Monsterworld 4
see WONDERBOY 6 - MONSTERWORLD 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Moonwalker
see MICHAEL JACKSON'S MOONWALKER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mortal Kombat
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Most people have their own opinions on Mortal Combat.
Here's mine - the digitized graphics look awful, the
animation is poor, and the gameplay is hampered by
bad control. Get MK2 or even MK3 first. (Rage Games
40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mortal Kombat 2
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: At least this is something of an improvement over the
original. The graphics are more colorful, although
the animation still stinks. It has the best gameplay
of the series in my opinion, but ain't saying much.
(Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mortal Kombat 3 (Ultimate)
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: The graphics have taken a downturn, and the new
characters are lame. At least it offers more options
and characters than MK2. A passable translation if
you liked the arcade. Go play Street Fighter, dammit!
(Rage Games 75/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mr. Chunga (aka Otsomatsu)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mr. Nutz
AUTHOR: Ocean
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Pretty decent Ghosts 'n' Goblins clone. Nice graphics
and adequate sound are offset by less-than-challenging
level design and a stupid plot. Still, the platformer
crowd will find enough to keep themselves busy.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> *
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ms. Pacman
TYPE: Maze

DESCRIPTION: The sound could be better and the screen scrolling
gets annoying, but it suffices.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: MTV Sports Extreme
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: MVP Baseball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Muhammed Ali Heavyweight Boxing
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: M.U.S.H.A. (aka Aleste - Full Metal Fighter Ellinor)
AUTHOR: Compile
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Great gameplay and a versatile weapons system. I'm
annoyed by the ancient Oriental look of the enemies,
but that's about my only gripe. This is from the
guys who wrote the almighty Space Megaforce. (Rage
Games 80/100)

Excellent top-down shooter. Very good graphics and
animations. Check out the weapons - you won't believe
your eyes! Plays very intense and fast. Don't play
if you have a heart condition. (Skyline)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mutant League Hockey
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mutant League Football
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mystic Defender (aka KP Cock 2, Kujaki-Oh 2)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Appealing but unimpressive graphics, and lackluster
gameplay. Even if you could find a copy, it wouldn't
be worth the time.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Mystical Fighter (aka Kabuki Mau Renjitsu, Kabuki
Quantum Fighter, Maou Action)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
N
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water
(Japanese title: Nadia no Fushugi no Umi)
AUTHOR: Namco
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: One of the best anime-to-console adaptions I've ever
seen, this RPG is based on the highly popular anime
TV series of the same name. If you get stuck, then
go get the English-dubbed videos by Streamline.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Action 94
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Action 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Action 96
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA All-Stars
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Give-and-Go
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Hang Time
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Jam
TYPE: Sports

DESCRIPTION: Two-on-two basketball, without having to worry about
things like fouls and the law of gravity. Seriously,
though, the pure action approach can be appealing
even if you don't like basketball sims. Up to four
players supported [though not on the emulators].
(Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Jam - Tournament Edition
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Live 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Live 96
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Live 97
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Live 98
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NBA Showdown 94
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NCAA Final Four Basketball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NCAA Football
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: New Horizons
see DAIKOUKAI
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The New Zealand Story
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Newman Hass Indy Car Racing
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NFL Football 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NFL Prime Time
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NFL Quarterback Club
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NFL Quarterback Club 96
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NFL Team Heroes
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NHL Hockey 92
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------NAME: NHL Hockey 93
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NHL Hockey 94
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NHL Hockey 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NHL Hockey 96
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NHL Hockey 97
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: NHL Hockey 98
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Nigel Mansell's World Championship
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Night Storm
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Nightmare Circus
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ninja Boy
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ninja Gaiden
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: A solid action game, with stellar graphics (in most
stages, anyway) and a variety of weapons. The story
is told intermission-style between stages with some
awesome cinemas. Unfortunately, the later stages
tend to be frustratingly hard. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: No Escape
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Nobunaga's Ambition
AUTHOR: Koei
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1988
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: The first in Koei's historical sim trilogy about Oda
Nobunaga, the Japanese warlord history credits as being
the father of modern Japan. In the 16th century, the
nation of Japan resembled feudal Germany - a patchwork
of warring autonomous states nominally presided over by
a token Emperor. One man was destined to change all
that by embarking on a series of military campaigns
designed to unify Japan under Imperial rule. That man
was Oda Nobunaga, and here is your chance to see if
you can be the genius that he was.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Nobunaga's Ambition 2
AUTHOR: Koei
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1989
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: The second in Koei's historical sims about Oda
Nobunaga, the military genius credited with forming
a unified Japan. This game begins in 1535 after the
burning of the Imperial Palace, when the Nobunaga
family contributed generously to its rebuilding, As
a reward, young Oda was given the province of Owari
to rule, which he would use as his power base over
the ensuing years in building his army and conquering
his neighbors. Pretty standard stuff as strategy
games go, but better than its predecessor.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
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NAME: Nobunauga's Ambition 3
AUTHOR: Koei
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: The third in Koei's historical series about the man
responsible for a unified Japan, this game focuses on
the later years of Oda Nobunaga, when with the blessing
of the Emperor he began to systematically destroy the
feudal barons vying for control of various parts of the
country. Similar to its predecssor in many ways, with
the added dimension of power politics to consider. If
you're serious, play all three in sequence as a set to
get the full impact.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Normy's Beach Babe-o-rama
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
O
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Olympic Summer Games - Atlanta 96
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Olympic Summer Games - Barcelona 92
AUTHOR: U.S. Gold
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Sports
LANGUAGE: Multilanguage

DESCRIPTION: Multisport sims have been around as long as the
original Summer Games for the Commodore 64. This
effort follows the proven formula of its ancestor,
but with flashier graphics. Unfortnuately, gameplay
can get a bit confusing at times due to gamepad
limitations, and I wasn't all that crazy about the
sound, either.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> N/A
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Olympic Winter Games (aka Winter Olympics)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Onslaught
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Ooze
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Operation Alien
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Operation Europe - Path to Victory (aka World War II)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Otsomatsu
see MR. CHUNGA
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Ottifants
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Out of This World
see ANOTHER WORLD
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Outlander
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Outrun
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Outrun 2019 (aka Junkers High)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Outrunners
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
P
===
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NAME: Pacific Theatre of Operations (aka Taitoku Tora Tora)
AUTHOR: Koei
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: World War II wasn't just limited to fighting Hitler
and Nazi Germany, as anyone with a grain of historical
sense can tell you. The Japanese military under the
guidance of Fleet Admiral Isokoru Yamamoto came within
a hair of defeating the United States in World War II's
Pacific campaign. What if you had been Admiral Nimitz,
faced with the prospect of a naval campaign against
the Japanese fleet? Could you have defeated Yamamoto?
Or try it the other way - could you have secured final
victory for the Empire of the Rising Sun? As a WWII
buff and a former naval officer, I must salute this
excellent historical sim. It makes a great companion
piece to Operation Europe.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pacific Theatre of Operations 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pac Attack
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pac-Man (third-party hack)
TYPE: Maze

DESCRIPTION: This piece of crap is not the Namco release, but
some lame programmer's idea of a twisted joke. No
sound worth mentioning, crappy graphics, and the
gameplay's all wrong to boot! Avoid, avoid, avoid!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pac-Man 2 - The New Adventures
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Definitely a unique approach to the concept, this time
arount Pac-Man has a series of quests to compete, and
instead of guiding him directly you ask him to move
left or right. Depending on his mood he may or may
not listen, and you can use a slingshot to get his
attention or knock threats out of the way. Nice
graphics, and great humor.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pacmania
TYPE: Maze

DESCRIPTION: A 3D Pac-Man game with the debatable ability to jump
added to the mix. Graphics are impressive enough to
warrant the loss of playability. (Rage Games 40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Pagemaster
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pang
see GHOST HUNTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Panorama Cotton
AUTHOR: Systemsoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: One of a series of shooters starring a little witch
on a broomstick. Gameplay is actually halfway decent,
with lots of oncoming stuff to dodge and shoot. Lots
of powerups, and options which can fly in different
formations. Graphically this game is astounding, from
the picturesque anime-style cinemas to its polygonal
scrolling backgrounds. Unfortunately, the scaling is
rather choppy, [as is common with games of this type].
It's no competition for Starfox 64 on the SNES, but
man, was it cool for its time. (Rage Games)

EMULATION: KGen only, and even it has trouble with the complex
backgrounds at times.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> **
Story --> ***
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NAME: Panzer Commander
AUTHOR: Systemsoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A very complex strategy game which is unplayable
without a translation. (Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
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NAME: Paperboy
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Race your bike down the street, chucking newspapers at
peoples' porches. Hit a burglar and make the news
next day, hit a window and lose a subscriber. This is
only a small taste of what the game is like. Funny
and original, nice graphics, but gameplay isn't the
best. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Paperboy 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pat Riley Basketball (aka Super Real Basketball)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Patlabor
AUTHOR: Ma-Ba
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Patlabor...that name stirs so many fond anime memories.
This might explain my rather high expectations of the
game, in which you get to join in with the adventures
of Tokyo's Mobile Suit Police Force, aka the Patlabor
Unit. I wasn't disappointed, even though the graphics
do show their age. In fact, the only thing this game
needs is a Street Fighter style combat mode, but I
suppose that would be kinda outta place in an RPG. A
word of advice, though - if you can't follow the story,
go rent the translated videos from Manga Entertainment.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Payne Stewart Golf
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pebble Beach Golf Links
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pele'
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pele' 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pengo
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pete Sampras Tennis
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pete Sampras Tennis 96
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: PGA Golf - European Tour
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: PGA Tour Invitational
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: PGA Tour Golf
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: PGA Tour Golf 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: PGA Tour Golf 3
TYPE: Sports

DESCRIPTION: Any effect the graphics might have is lost due to the
six-to-ten seconds it takes to render the view of each
hole. If you're not into golfing sims, then this
isn't the place to start - and you should avoid it
even if you are. Try any other game in the PGA series
instead. (Rage Games 40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: PGA Tour Golf 96
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Phantasy Star
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1988
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: This game is simply amazing, and both looks and plays
a lot better than many other 16-bit RPGs of its day.
This is the one that started it all, so if you've
already played PS2 and PS4, and want to see how the
story goes from the beginning, then come here. You
won't be disappointed! (Chochobo's RPG Ranch, review
for the Sega Master System version)

EIDOLON SEZ: Contrary to rumor, the first Phantasy Star game WAS
RELEASED in Japan for the MegaDrive. There were only
about 1000 copies or so distributed, making it perhaps
the rarest SMD file in existence.

EMULATION: Unknown, but should work just fine in either emulator,
according to what limited information I have.

RATINGS: Unknown - I do not have a copy of this softROM
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Phantasy Star 2
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Cool graphics, likeable characters, and one intriguing
story. Not as complex as the later entries, but an
absolute must-see for any RPG lover.

This has the best ending of any game in the Phantasy
Star series. Get it now! (Chochobo's RPG Ranch)

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> *****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Phantasy Star 3 - Generations of Doom
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: This one really doesn't belong in the series, but
stands as a great game on its own. Think of it that
way and you will enjoy it more. Three generations of
characters interact, marry, breed, then the new crowd
gets its turn, and so on. Four different endings makes
for four times the fun. (Chochobo's RPG Ranch)

Aaaack! Where did it go wrong? PS2's sharp graphics
are nowhere to be seen, and the game itself isn't that
enjoyable, either.

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
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NAME: Phantasy Star 4 - The End of the Millenium
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: PS4 puts the series back on track. The graphics are
in much the same style as PS2, although the radiant
color is gone. The story is told in awesome anime-
style cinemas, and the game itself is quite lengthy.
Although it's well scripted, the plot dies about
halfway though the game. Still, it's worthy of
mention in the same breath as the Square epics. (Rage
Games)

The final entry in the Phantasy Star series takes all
of the previous games (even PS3 to some extent) and
ties them all together into one great climax. I don't
know if I liked this better than PS2, but it's a must!
Be sure to save often, as both emulators suffer from
random glitches with this one. (Chochobo's RPG Ranch)

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Phantom 2040
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: If Super Metroid [on the SNES] wasn't enough for you,
this may be the next game to try. Decent action, nice
graphics, and excellent atmosphere. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Phelios
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: A playable but otherwise unimpressive shooter. Worth
a glance, but little more.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pigskin Football 2621 AD
see JERRY GLANVILLE'S PIGSKIN FOOTBRAWL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Pink Panther Goes to Hollywood
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pinocchio
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Pirates of Darkwater
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pirates' Gold
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pitfall - The Mayan Adventure
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Nice graphics and great character animation, but the
game is loaded with cheap hits and impossible bosses.
The original Atari 2600 version hidden within is
probably its best feature.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pitfighter
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pocahontas
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Popeye
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Populous
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Populous 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Power Athlete (aka Deadly Moves)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Power Challenge Golf
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Power Drive
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Power Instinct
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Power Piggs of the Dark Ages
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Power Rangers
see MIGHTY MORPHIN' POWER RANGERS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Power Rangers - The Movie
see MIGHTY MORPHIN' POWER RANGERS - THE MOVIE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Power Wing
see Slap Fight
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Powerball (aka Wrestle Ball)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Powermonger
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Predator 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Premier Manager
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Premier Manager 97
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pretty Girl Mahjongg
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Primal Rage
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Prince of Persia
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Great graphics and animation, and the swordfighting
sequences are cool. It's too bad that the need to
plan each move gets tedious after a while; however,
if you don't mind the sluggish gameplay and occasional
frustration, then it can be quite fun. (Rage Games
70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pro Action Replay
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pro Quarterback
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Probotector
see CONTRA HARD CORPS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Psy-O-Blade - Moving Adventure
AUTHOR: T&E Soft
VENDOR: Sigma Enterprises
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: This was the only game of its type (RPG with anime-
style cinemas) for the Genesis at the time, yet is
below average. Most of the touted animation consists
of nothing more than lips moving. The game itself is
beatable within two hours without any knowledge of
Japanese. It has zero replayability. (Inkspots)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Psycho Pinball
AUTHOR: Codemasters
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Pinball
LANGUAGE: Multilanguage

DESCRIPTION: My personal favorite of the half-dozen or so pinball
sims for the Genesis. Lotsa eye and ear candy, solid
gameplay, no getting bogged down in gimmicks - what
more could you want?

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> N/A
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Puggsy
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Pulseman
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Like Ristar before him, Pulseman strives for Sonic's
level of perfection, but falls just shot. It's just
a little too easy to get hit when you're going at
full speed, and you're required to use his special
move (when you bounce off walls like a billard ball)
way too much. But, hey - anything remotely close to
sonic is better than almost anything else out there.
(Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Punisher
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Puyo Puyo (aka Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine,
Water Molecule)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Puyo Puyo 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Puzzle and Action - Ichidant
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1995
TYPE: Multigame
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: The sequel to Puzzle and Action Tanto, and identical
in most respects, except this time our two heroes get
to battle an evil warlord. Same concept, same look
and feel, but new minigames and puzzles this time
around. Warning - you might get frustrated if you
can't handle the language!

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Puzzle and Action - Tanto
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Multigame
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Another one of those excellent Japanese games that
didn't make it across the pond. One or two players
engage in a series of different types of minigames
and puzzles in an effort to recapture some escaped
convicts. The animation is the same as that used in
Bonanza Brothers, and the music is (as always with
Japanese games) quite infectious. If you can handle
the language problem, this will keep you busy for a
long time.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
Q
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Quack Shot
see DONALD DUCK - QUACK SHOT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Quad Challenge (aka Mega Trax)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
R
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Race Driving
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Radical Rex
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ragnacenty, Ragunacenty
see CRUSADER OF CENTY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Raiden Trad
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Railroad Tycoon
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rainbow Islands (aka Bubble Bobble 2)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rambo 3
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rampart
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ranger X (aka Ex-Ranza)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Features include eye candy galore and some graphics
tricks seldom attempted in any Genesis game before
or since. Too bad the gameplay isn't as stunning.
(Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rastan Saga 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: RBI Baseball 3
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: RBI Baseball 4
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: RBI Baseball 93
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: RBI Baseball 94
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: RBI Baseball 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: RC Pro-Am
TYPE: Racing

DESCRIPTION: Doesn't offer much in the way of graphic variety, but
the animation on the cars is unbelievable and the
control is great - it works just like a real radio-
controlled car. The addition of weapons spices the
race up a bit. (Rage Games 80/100)

Yes, that's right - a Genesis version. It's pretty
much the same as the NES version, so expect great
gameplay. Sadly, the graphics aren't really that much
better, which was a shock to me. (Skyline)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ready, Aim, Tomatoes!
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Red Zone (aka Hard Wired - preview version)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ren & Stimpy - Stimpy's Invention
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rent-a-Hero
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A modern-day RPG set in the fictional Japanese town
of Corja, where this time you play a young teenager
who becomes an unlikely vigilante thanks to some
power armor mysteriously delivered to his home. Not
only does it have excellent sound and graphics, but
it also maintains a sense of humor reminsecent of the
anime classic MADOX-01. An absolute must for RPG
fans, and be sure to support Eidolon's translation
efforts!

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: ResQ
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Revenge of Shinobi (aka Shinobi 2)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Despite the appearance of all three games in the
Shinobi series on the Genesis, none of them has yet
managed to recapture the awesome feel of the original
arcade versions. This one comes the closest, though,
and is both enjoyable and challenging. (Rage Games
80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Revenge of Fu Manchu
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Revolution X
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Richard Scarry's Busytown
AUTHOR: Novatrade
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Edutainment
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A multipuzzle, multilevel educational game that
faithfully recreates the environment of Richard
Scarry's series of children's books. The graphics
are true to the original illustrations, the puzzles
are just right for the ageset in mind (toddler), the
sound sampling is among the best of all Genesis games,
and the gameplay was designed with youngsters in mind.
(Sam Pettus)

It's good! I like playing this. I'm doing pretty good
at it now. I like figuring out the puzzles and stuff.
It's just like the books. (Dillon Austin, age 6)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rings of Power
(not reviewed yet)

EASTER EGG: For an adult surprise, simultaneously press and hold
down all four buttons and DOWN and RIGHT on the player
2 gamepad, then reset the machine. You may have to
continue holding them until the Naughty Dog mascot
appears, after which the surprise will soon appear.
(The Dump)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ringside Angel
see CUTEY SUZUKI'S RINGSIDE ANGEL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rise of the Phoenix
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rise of the Robots
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Well, the rendered graphics are nice. It's too bad
that the moves are awkward, the characters are
strange, and the gameplay in general is just not up
to snuff. (Rage Games 40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Risk
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Risky Woods
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ristar
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Bionic Commando, meet Sonic the Hedgehog. Character
design and control are fantastic, but gameplay is
hampered by poor enemy and level design. The puzzles
are intriguing and simple enough to solve, but this
game could do as well without them. Graphics and
music are great, though. So close to being a great
game, and yet so far.... (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Road of Magic Story
see MADOU MONOGATARI
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Road Blasters
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Road Rash
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Road Rash 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Road Rash 3
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Road Riot
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Road Runner - Desert Demolition
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Great for laughs. Not all that addictive, but you're
given many opportunities to show your finesse with the
gamepad. Nice graphics, but rather repetitive. (Rage
Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Roar of the Beast
see BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - ROAR OF THE BEAST
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Robot Wreckage (Cyborg Justice preview)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rockman - Megaworld
see MEGAMAN - THE WILY WARS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Robocop vs. Terminator
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Robot Wreckage (aka Cyborg Justice - preview)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rocket Knight Adventures
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: A cartoony Contra, more or less. You play Sparkster,
a 'possum in armor with a jetpack on his back.
Challenging and highly playble, with great graphics.
(Rage Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rocket Knight Adventures 2
see SPARKSTER - ROCKET KNIGHT 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rock 'n' Roll Racing
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rockman - Megaworld
see MEGAMAN - THE WILY WARS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rocky and Bullwinkle
see THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Roger Clements MVP Baseball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rolling Thunder 2
TYPE: Platfrom

DESCRIPTION: Not much to look at graphics-wise, but very playable.
Very challenging, too. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rolling Thunder 3
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Offers you nine weapons systems along with the ususal
good gameplay. The early levels are a breeze, but it
suddenly gets quite impossible later on, which is
rather frustrating. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rolo to the Rescue
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Romance of the Three Kingdoms
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 3
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Royal Blood
see GEMFIRE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rugby World Cup
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rugby World Cup 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Rumble Kids
see DASHIN' DESPERADOES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Runark
see GROWL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
S
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sagaia
see DARIUS 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sailor Moon
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Any of five cute Japanese schoolgirls [who are in
truth superheroes] wander picturesque downtown streets
beating the crap out of hideously ugly things. With a
pathetically small set of moves for each character,
this won't hold any fighter fan's interest for long.
At least it looks pretty, but still - this game is
just so wrong.... (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Saint Sword (aka Saint Seiya)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: It just so happens that I saw the Spanish translation
of the anime TV series on which this platformer is
based (Los Callebros del Zodiacos). The show is one
of those fantastically grand numbers with lotsa
powerful characters and well-nigh impossible questing
plots. If only the platformer were anywere near as
good - and that isn't saying much, either.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Samurai Showdown
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Ported from the old Neo-Geo system, this is one of
the worst Genesis fighters on the market. Almost
nothing that matters has survived the porting process.
Passable graphics, jerky animation, and frustrating
gameplay. I like the SNES version better, but barely.
(Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Samurai Spirits
see SAMURAI SHOWDOWN
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Saturday Night Slam Masters
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Scooby Doo Mystery
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Scrabble
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sea Prince
see DAIKOUKAI
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: seaQuest DSV
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: A 3D isometric-view shooter, and another decidedly
poor clone of the Strike series (Desert Strike, et al).
Gameplay is slow, sluggish, and frustrating. (Rage
Games 40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Second Samurai
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sensible Soccer
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sesame Street - Counting Cafe
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Shadow
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shadow Blasters (aka Shiten Myooh)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shadow Dancer
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shadow of the Beast
AUTHOR: Psygnosis
VENDOR: Electronic Arts
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: When this game was first released on the almighty Amiga
back in 1989, it made everybody's heads spin. It took
full advantage of the Amiga's hardware, which at the
time was the best any computer could offer. Fantastic
256-color graphics and animation, multi-level smooth-
scrolling backgrounds, addictively creepy mood music,
and hard-as-hell gameplay. Not every Amiga onwer had
the game, but they all had the demo to show their
friends just what an Amiga could do. This console port
is as faithful as possible given the limitations of the
Genesis hardware, but I sure do miss the Amiga's
superior music. Grab this one for the memories.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shadow of the Beast 2
AUTHOR: Psygnosis
VENDOR: Electronic Arts
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: The sequel to the most popular platform game ever
written for the almighty Amiga, and yet another
faithful console port for the Genesis. The music
comes off a lot better this time, though it still
pales when compared to the original MOD tunes.
Gameplay has improved over the original quite a
bit, and the added inventory option helps.

EMULATION: Genecyst only - KGen has problems with the multilevel
backgrounds.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shadowrun
TYPE: RPG

DESCRIPTION: Awesome concept, passable game. Action scenes are
done overhead-style. The cyberjacking sequences are
both graphically impressive and fun to play. It's too
bad that every corporate computer system starts to
look alike after a while. The plot is decent enough,
but is rather hard to enjoy when constantly interrupted
by game sequences. (Rage Games 80/100)

This kinda reminds me of the old Commodore 64 classic
Neuromancer, based on William Gibson's seminal sci-fi
novel. At least the concept, anyway. (Sam Pettus)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shanghai 2 - Dragon's Eye
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shaq Fu
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Some of the best animation I've ever seen in a
fighter, but that's its only good feature. Tiny
characters and lame gameplay. Avoid. (Rage Games
40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shaq Slam
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shi Kin Joh
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shining Force - The Legacy of Great Intention
AUTHOR: Sonic/Climax
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Aaahhhh, Shining Force...I must have played this game
all the way through at least ten times. This is where
RPGs like Vandal Hearts and Final Fantasy Tactics got
their ideas. Once you've played it, you'll know what
I mean. (Chochobo's RPG Ranch)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shining Force 2 - Return of the King
AUTHOR: Sonic
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Just when you thought the first one couldn't be topped,
this one comes along. More enemies, more allies, more
weapons, etc., etc. You can even bring all your
troops along in this one (in a cart, heh heh). This
one has it all, and is my favorite Genesis RPG of all
time. (Chochobo's RPG Ranch)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shining in the Darkness
AUTHOR: Climax
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A fun game with a surprisingly easy gameplay system
(for an RPG). I had a lot of fun with this one! It
has only one town, but that town has one HUGE dungeon.
Enjoy! (Chochobo's RPG Ranch)

The only entirely first-person RPG that I could stand.
(Knightmire)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shinobi 2
see REVENGE OF SHINOBI
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shinobi 3 - Return of the Master (aka Super Shinobi 2)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Fast-paced, challenging, and quite playable. Your
character has tons of moves. Gets tough towards the
end, but only enough to guarantee that you won't beat
it in a couple of weeks. (Rage Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shiten Myooh
see SHADOW BLASTERS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shouingino
AUTHOR:
VENDOR:
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: Board game
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A Japanese board game with a story built around it.
(Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Shove It! The Warehouse Game (aka Sokoban)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Side Pocket
(not reviewed yet)

In my opinion, this is the best pool sim ever made.
Flawless gameplay, perfect controls, and quite
addictive too. There's even a trick shot game. Too
hard for me, though. Very good if you're into pool.
(Skyline)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Side Pocket 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Simpsons - Bart vs. the Space Mutants
AUTHOR: Flying Edge
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Evil space aliens are planning to take over Springfield
by stealing everything purple to build their almighty
doom-'n'-gloom machine. Only Bart (you) with his 3D
glasses can see through their disguise. Stop the aliens
from getting all the purple stuff, and you save the day.
This is the oldest of the Simpsons titles, and it shows.
It's also a Flying Edge product, which means that
overall it ends up feeling like the piece of warmed-over
crap that it is.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> **
Story --> **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Simpsons - Bart's Nightmare
AUTHOR: Sculptured Software
VENDOR: Acclaim
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A new developer, a far better game than its lame
predecessor. Bart Simpson has fallen asleep while
he's supposed to be doing his homework, and in his
dreams he must hunt down all his missing homework
pages. If he fails, he won't wake up, and he'll get
a failing grade the next day. Lots of minigames in
this one, although there is an annoying tendency to
take cheap shots. My personal favorite of the series,
although there are those who think Virtual Bart is
better. I'm not surprised that Flying Edge had
somebody else write the game for them, as it easily
trumps Bart vs. the Space Mutants hands down.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Simpsons - Itchy and Scratchy
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Simpsons - Virtual Bart
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Skeleto Krew
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Skitchin'
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Slam Dunk
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Slap Fight (aka Power Wing)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Slaughter Sport (aka Fatman, Tongue of the Fatman,
Mondu's Fighting Palace)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Smurfs
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Smurfs 2
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Like Disney's platformers, this game is every bit as
good graphically, but even more sparsely populated
with enemies and even less fun to play. (Rage Games
60/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Snake, Rattle, & Roll
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Nice graphics, which make up somewhat for awkward
control. Not awful, just not all that fun to play.
(Rage Games 60/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Snow Brothers
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Socket - Time Dominator
TYPE: Platfrom

DESCRIPTION: A Sonic clone that's got everything but character
design. If four Sonic games aren't enough for you,
then this is worth a look.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Socks the Cat - Rockin' the White House
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sokoban
see SHOVE IT! THE WAREHOUSE GAME
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sol Deace
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Soldiers of Fortune
see THE CHAOS ENGINE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Soleil
see CRUSADER OF CENTY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sonic 3D Blast
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Sonic Compilation (Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Dr. Robotnik)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sonic the Hedgehog
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: My favorite game mascot in my favorite platform game.
This game plays FAST! The graphics are colorful, the
music sticks in your head, and the gameplay is second
to none. This is the game that made the Genesis, so
it's a must! (Rage Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: This sequel to a classic somehow manages to offer
improved graphics over the original, more neato tunes,
a new two-player split-screen race mode, and my
second-favorite mascot - Tails, the fox. (Rage Games
90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sonic the Hedgehog 3
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Sega reworked the character graphics for this one,
unfortunately, and I don't like Sonic's new look.
Also, the stages aren't designed for speed as before,
and you encounter a boss in every stage - no more
playing for the fastest time. The new levels and
graphics are great, but there's only six worlds this
time around. (Rage Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sonic and Knuckles
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Sonic 3's character graphics were retained, Tails was
ditched, and a new character (Knuckles) was brought
in. [Can be combined with either Sonic 2 or Sonic 3,
if you want to play Knuckes in those game.] (Rage Games
90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sonic Spinball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sorcerer's Kingdom
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sorcerian
AUTHOR: Falcom
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1987
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: This is a horrible game that was at one time released
by Sierra for the PC. The puzzles are dumb, the
graphics are dumber, and the English is downright
laughable. Why bother playing it? (Goemon)

Sorcerian is an entertaining game similar to Ys 3 and
Cadash. It gets confusing at times, and it's too easy
to get lost in the dungeons, but I'd still recommend
giving it a try. (Sol Cutter)

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Space Harrier 2
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: A slight reworking of the original arcade classic with
new enemies, but otherwise the same old game. The
scaling of enemies is pretty choppy, [as is the case
with most games of this type,] but the checkerboard
effect on the ground is cool. Fairly playable, but it
doesn't offer much else. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Space Invaders 91
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Spawn
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sparkster - Rocket Knight 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Speedball 2 - Brutal Deluxe
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Speedway Pro Challenge
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Speedy Gonzales - Cheese Cat-astrophe
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Spiderman - The Animated Series
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Spiderman - Separation Anxiety
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Spiderman vs. the Kingpin
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Spiderman vs. the X-Men
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Spirou
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Splatterhouse 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Splatterhouse 3
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sportstalk Baseball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Spot - The Arcade Game
see COOL SPOT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Spot Goes to Hollywood
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Spunky's Dangerous Day
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Star Control
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Star Cruiser
AUTHOR: Argus Software
VENDOR: NCS
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: RPG/Shoot-'em'up
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Basically this is a 3D first-person shooter, but the
addition of RPG elements make this a very enjoyable
and addictive game. (Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Starflight
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Stargate
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Star Odyssey
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Star Quest
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Star Trek - The Next Generation
TYPE: RPG

DESCRIPTION: Maneuver your favorite members of the Enterprise crew
in away team missions around various sites, using
their individual skills to solve various puzzles.
There are a few flight simulater scenes aboard the
ship as well. Trekkies will grok this one, but the
rest of us will need a hint book to get anywhere.
(Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Star Trek DS9 - Crossroads of Time
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Steel Empire (aka Battle Wings, Empire of Steel)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Steel Talons
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Steven Segal
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Stone Protectors
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Stormlord
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: By the time this game [was ported to the Genesis] the
naked faeries weren't naked anymore, leaving no reason
to mess with this mediocre game. (Rage Games 30/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Story of Thor - A Successor to the Light
see BEYOND OASIS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Street Fighter 2 - Special Championship Edition
(aka SF2 Plus, SF2 Turbo)
AUTHOR: Capcom
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: THE GAME by which all other fighting games are judged.
The Genesis incarnation retains all of the neat
touches of the earlier ones, plus some new playable
characters (be a bad guy for a change). The story is
as stupid as ever, but that's not why you're playing
it, are you? (Sam Pettus)

God, I hope you're familiar with this one by now. A
great tame, but it shows its age now. Besides, Super
Street Fighter 2 renders this obsolete. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> *
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Street Smart
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: One-on-one fighting, Double Dragon style. For reasons
now unclear to me I liked the arcade version, but even
I couldn't bring myself to like this downright boring
home version. (Rage Games 30/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Street Racer
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Streets of Rage (aka Bare Knuckle)
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Although eclipsed by its later sequels, the original
sports more moves and variety [than other such games],
and has the techno soundtrack that made compose Yuzo
Koshiro famous. Worth a look and a listen. (Rage
Games 80/100)

Damn, this game is good! One of the best beat-'em-ups
out there! Very high replay value. Excellent
soundtrack. One of the funniest lineup of characters
since Final Fight. (Skyline)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Streets of Rage 2 (aka Bare Knuckle 2)
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Adds one more playable character for a grand total of
four, plus adds some new moves for everyone. The
soundtrack is every bit as awesome as the first one.
Can you find the hidden fifth player character?
(Rage Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Streets of Rage 3 (aka Bare Knuckle 3)
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: Still more moves are available, the lumbering Max has
been replaeced with someone more cool, and two more
hidden characters can be added to the four standard
ones. No brawler of this type before or since has
offered better gameplay or variety. Too bad the music
isn't as good this time around, because some of the
tracks are just plain awful. (Rage Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Strider (aka Hiryu)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: The first eight-megabit cartridge game (or so Sega
claims), this platform fighter doesn't compete very
well with more modern offerings. Gameplay is decent
enough, and Hiryu has tons of techniques, but it could
move a bit faster. Formerly glorious. (Rage Games
70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Strider 2 - Return of Hiryu
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: More of the same on new levels. You might want to
consider the original first. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sub Terrania
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Having to constantly fight gravity (like in Lunar
Lander) can get annoying when you have to worry about
enemies shooting at you as well. Not a true shooter
per se, so it won't necessarily appeal to shooter
fans - or anyone else, for that matter. (Rage Games
70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Summer Challenge
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Summer Games - Atlanta 96
see OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES - ATLANTA 96
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sumo Wrestling
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sunset Riders
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Airwolf
see CROSSFIRE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Baseball 2020
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Battleship
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Battletank - War in the Gulf
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Wander aimlessly among the dooms, spot an enemy tank,
blast it, then move on. God, this is so boooooring,
and the graphics are hideous. Avoid. (Rage Games
20/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Columns
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Hang-on
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super High Impact
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super HQ
see CHASE HQ 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Hydlide
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Military Commander
(Japanese name: Super Daisenryaku)
AUTHOR: Systemsoft
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1989
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Could this be the predecssor to Advanced Military
Commander? (Eidolon)

EMULATION: Crashes on both emulators. (Eidolon)

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Monaco Grand Prix
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Monaco Grand Prix 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Off-Road
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Off-Road Baja
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Real Basketball
see PAT RILEY BASKETBALL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Shinobi 2
see SHINOBI 3 - RETURN OF THE MASTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Slapshot
see MARIO LEMIEUX HOCKEY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Smash TV
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: The graphics are horrible, but gameplay is both fast
and furious. A wide variety of options are available.
A must-try for Robotron fans. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Street Fighter 2
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: The best fighting game available for the Genesis,
although it pales in comparison to its 32-bit
descendants. Has a huge sixteen-character roster,
great traphics, and great playability. (Rage Games
90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Techmo Bowl 2 Limited
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Thunder Blade
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Graphically primitive, extremely short, and not at
all replayable. (Rage Games 40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Super Volleyball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Superman
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Surging Aura
AUTHOR: Mitsumi Inomata
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A fantasy RPG every bit as good as the Phantasy Star
series. (Eidolon)

EMULATION: Genecyst only, where it will run (for a while, anyway)
with HBlank 300 and VBlank 20000. (Eidolon)

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sword of Sodan
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sword of Vermillion
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Syd of Valis
see VALIS SYD
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Sylvester and Tweety - Cagey Capers
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Syndicate
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
T
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Taikou Rishinden
AUTHOR: Koei
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: This lighthearted effort is set in the late 16th
century during the period of the unification of Japan.
You are a ronin (masterless samurai) out looking for
a job with one of the local warlords. Has touches
of both Daikoukai and the Nobunaga's Ambition series,
along with some infectious music for a Koei RPG. If
Koei's Nobunaga trilogy seems a bit overwhelming, try
this commoner's view first.

(Comment: I could be completely wrong about this, but
that's what it looks like. I can't read kanji.)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ***
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Taiwan Tycoon
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Talespin
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: I'm rather annoyed that one of Disney's best animated
series to date was reduced to this humdrum platformer
with mediocre graphics. Not awful, but not worthy of
the license. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Talmit's Adventure
see MARVEL LAND
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Target Earth (aka Leynoss - Assault Suits)
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: A challenging side-view mech game with a great
storyline and anime-style graphics throughout.
Gameplay is a bit sluggish, but it should appeal to
all fans of the Strike series (Desert Strike, et al).
(Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Task Force Harrier
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tatsujin
see TRUXTON
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Taz - Escape from Mars
see TAZMANIA 2 - ESCAPE FROM MARS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tazmania
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: The graphics were pulled straight from the TV series
and look fantastic. The game is long, and that's not
a good thing when gameplay is frustrating. Taz builds
up incredible speed when he spins up, and once
released can be impossible to control. (Rage Games
50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tazmania 2 - Escape from Mars
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: The same lame gameplay as in the original, but now the
pretty backgrounds are gone. Sega, why for you bury
Taz in the cold, cold ground? (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Team USA Basketball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Techno Clash
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Technocop
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Techmo Cup Football
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Techmo Super Baseball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Techmo Super Bowl
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Techmo Super Bowl 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Techmo Super Bowl 3
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Techmo Super Hockey
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Techmo World Cup 92
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Hyperstone Heist
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Tournament Fighters
TYPE: Fighting

DESCRIPTION: A Street Fighter clone with flashy special moves,
great control, and cool graphics. Not as good as the
SNES version, though. (Rage Games)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Teitoku Tora Tora
see PACIFIC THEATRE OF OPERATIONS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tempo Jr.
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tennis All-Stars
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Terminator
(not reviewed yet)

No, I didn't get the title wrong. According to
creator and director James Cameron, that "THE" was
put there in the movie against his wishes.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Terminator 2 - The Arcade Game
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: A port of the popular arcade game. The graphics were
slaughtered in the porting process, and it is almost
unplayable without the Menacer light gun. (Rage Games)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Terminator 2 - Judgement Day
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Test Drive 2
see THE DUEL - TEST DRIVE 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tetris
TYPE: Puzzle

DESCRIPTION: I don't have to tell you what a thoroughly addictive
game Tetris can be. Addictive and highly recommended.
(Rage Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Theme Park
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Third World War
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Thomas the Tank Engine
AUTHOR: Britt Alcott LTD
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Edutainment
LANGUAGE: Multilanguage

DESCRIPTION: The story of Thomas, the little "tank" locomotive who
works with his friends on the railways of the island of
Sobor, is one that has appeal for all ages. While this
console part is far less appealing (in terms of eye and
ear candy) than the TV series, there are enough games
and puzzles to keep the toddlers happy. Heck, even us
old time gamers might sneak a round or two in the
freeplay mode and go exploring! (Sam Pettus)

This is cool...I like Thomas, and I like this game.
(Dillon Austin, age 6)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> *****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Thunder Force 2
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Passable side-view scenery is broken up by boring
overhead-view scenery every other stage. Decent
graphics, but not gameplay. (Rage Games 50/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Thunder Force 3
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: The overhead view is now gone, leaving only the fairly
enjoyable side-view sequences. Decent weapons system.
Impressive graphics. I wasn't hooked, but you might
be. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Thunder Force 4 - Lighting Force
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Passable gameplay, colorful graphics, and a fairly
complex weapons system. Worth a look. (Rage Games
70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Thunder Paradise
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Thunder Fox
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: An extremely slow and graphically lame run-and-shoot.
Avoid. (Rage Games 10/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: The Tick
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tiger Heli (aka Twin Cobra)
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Poorly animated graphics and sluggish gameplay. The
weapons system lacks as well. (Rage Games 40/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tinhead
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tintin in Tibet (aka Tintin au Tibet)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tiny Toon Adventures
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: This initial entry in the Tiny Toon series [for the
Genesis] falls somewhere between the NES and SNES
versions of this title in terms of graphic quality.
Not too shabby gameplaywise, though and this Mario-
style platformer is rather fast-paced. (Rage Games
70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tiny Toon All-Stars
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tiny Toon Cartoon Workship
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tiny Toons - Buster's Treasure Hunt
see TINY TOON ADVENTURES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: TNN Bass Tournament
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Todd's Adventures in Slime World
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Toejam and Earl
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: A cute and funny semi-action game where you simply
walk around trying to find all the pieces to your
crashed space cruiser. All stages are randomly
generated, but since they all play the same this
doesn't add much variety. However, it does allow two
players to play at once, and for a game with no
gameplay it sure is fun to play. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Toejam and Earl 2 - Panic on Funkotron
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: The stupid and rather ugly natives of planet Earth
have decided to hitch a ride back home with you after
you fixed your spaceship and left. Now, you must
search out every nook and cranny of your home planet
to eliminate them. The sequel trades the overhead
view for a side-scroll view, and improves graphically
over the original. Still, it's not as funny as the
first. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Toki - Going Ape Spit
see THE LEGEND OF TOKI
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tom and Jerry - Frantic Antics
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tongue of the Fatman
see SLAUGHTER SPORT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tommy Lasorda Super League Baseball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Toni LaRussa Baseball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Toni LaRussa Baseball 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Top Gear 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tora! Tora!
see PACIFIC THEATRE OF OPERATIONS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Total Carnage
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Toughman Contest
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Toxic Crusaders
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Toy Story
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Toys
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Trampoline Terror
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Traysia
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Triple Play Gold Baseball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Triple Score
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Troll Adventures
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Trouble Shooter 2 (aka Battle Mania)
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: A cute Japanese shooter with only passable graphics,
gameplay, and weapons systems. Otaku can take it out
for a spin, otherwise avoid. (Rage Games 30/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Trouble World (aka Wani Wani World)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Troy Aikman Football
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: True Lies
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Truxton (aka Tatsujin)
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Barely passable gameplay, and awful graphics. Avoid.
(Rage Games 30/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Turbo Outrun
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Turma de Monica
see WONDERBOY 3 - MONSTERLAND
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Turrican
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Twin Cobra
see TIGER HELI
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Twin Hawk
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Twinkle Tales
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Twisted Flipper
see CRE BALL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Two Crude Dudes
see 2 CRUDE DUDES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Tyrants (aka Mega-Lo-Mania)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
U
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ultimate Qix (aka Volfied)
TYPE: Puzzle

DESCRIPTION: Has the same basic gameplay as the original, but this
time your enemies are giant monsters who bounce around
the playing field. The original's simplistic but
appealing graphics are gone, unfortunately. If you
don't mind these flaws, it's a unique and addictive
game. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
see MORTAL KOMBAT 3
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ultimate Soccer
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Ultraman
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Uncharted Waters (aka Sea Prince)
see DAIKOUKAI
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Uncharted Waters - New Horizons
see DAIKOUKAI 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Undeadline
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Universal Soldier
see THE CHAOS ENGINE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Unnecessary Roughness
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Unnecessary Roughness 95
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Urban Strike
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: A mixture of both action and strategy. Pilot several
vehicles, mainly helicopters, on a variety of complex
missions. Slow-paced, but features very detailed
graphics and highly enjoyable gameplay. A big
improvement graphically over Jungle Strike. (Rage
Games 90/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
V
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Valis - The Phantasm Soldier
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Valis 3
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: An aging but playable and graphically passable
platformer. You can play any of three swordmaidens,
each with their own unique spells and skills. The
anime-style cinemas are fantastic, and the heroine
is (of course) scantily clad. (Rage Games 70/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Valis Syd (aka Syd of Valis)
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Vampire Hunter, Vampire Killer
see CASTLEVANIA - BLOODLINES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Vapor Trail
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Vectorman
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Graphically impressive, well animated (due to the
abstract character design), and fairly playable. A
challenging game. (Rage Games 80/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Vectorman 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Verytex
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Viewpoint
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Quite impressive graphically, but the awkward
perspective hampers gameplay a bit. Frustratingly
hard, and laden with slowdown. (Rage Games 60/100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Virtua Fighter 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Virtua Figher vs. Tekken 2
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Virtual Bart
see THE SIMPSONS - VIRTUAL BART
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Virtual Pinball
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Virtual Racing
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Vixen 357
AUTHOR: NCS
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A futuristic strategy game using the same engine as
the Warsong/Langrisser series, and as equally
addictive. (Eidolon)

Another great Gundam-inspired RPG from a company
that knows how to make good games. Good cinemas, good
graphics, good sound, good gameplay, and a good plot
to boot! Its only problem is a lack of an English
translation...hey, Eidolon? (Sam Pettus)

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> *****
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: VR Troopers
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Volfied
see ULTIMATE QIX
------------------------------------------------------------------------
===
W
===
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Wacky Races
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Wacky Worlds
(not reviewed yet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Wani Wani World
see TROUBLE WORLD
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME: Wardner
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Warlock
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Nice graphics and awesome animation, but defending
yourself is practically impossibel Awful gameplay.
(Rage Games 50/100)
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NAME: Warp Speed
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Warrior of Rome (aka Ambition of Caesar)
AUTHOR: Micronet
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Familiar with the exploits of Julius Ceasar, ancient
Rome's military genius and first emperor of the Roman
Empire? This game lets you try your hand at
duplicating Caesar's military campaigns. Pretty
standard stuff, but the historical perspective is
an added bonus. Sound overall, as is most Japanese
products.

EMULATION: Works fine in both emulators, but for some strange
reason the BGMs in my copy would only work in KGen.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ***
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> ****
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NAME: Warrior of Rome 2
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Warsong
TYPE: RPG

DESCRIPTION: Difficult to learn and graphically unrewarding to
all but fans of the genre. Don't even try to play
it if you don't have the manual. (Rage Games 60/100)
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NAME: Warsong 2
see LANGRISSER 2
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NAME: Water Molecule
see PUYO PUYO
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NAME: Waterworld
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wayne Gretzky Hockey
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wayne's World
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: WCW Superbrawl
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Weapon Lord
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: We're Back! - A Dinosaur's Tale
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wheel of Fortune
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
(not reviewed yet)

The third sequel to WITWICS (2nd was WNTUSA...)
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NAME: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
AUTHOR: Brderbund Software
VENDOR: Electronic Arts
COPYRIGHT: 1992
TYPE: Edutainment
LANGUAGE: Multilanguage

DESCRIPTION: The notorious art thief Carmen Sandiego is on the
loose, and your mission is to try and catch her before
she makes off with the world's great art treasures.
This educational title is one of the few in the genre
that is actually a great game in its own right,
spawing two sequels and a PBS television series. Be
sure to get a copy of a 1992 world almanac or a set
of 1992 encyclopedias if you get stuck, because they're
the only hint book you'll ever need. Loads of fun!

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> **
Gameplay --> *****
Story --> ***
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NAME: Where's Waldo?
see THE GREAT WALDO SEARCH
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NAME: Whip Rush - Invasion of the Voltegans
AUTHOR: Renovation
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1990
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: An eary stab at an R-Type clone for the Genesis.
Passable, but not all that impressive to us jaded
shooter types. Still, there's plenty enough here to
provide hours of mindless entertainment.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> **
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NAME: Williams (Inc.) - Arcade's Greatest Hits
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wimbledon Championship Tennis
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wings of Wor
see GYNOUG
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NAME: Winter Challenge
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Winter Olympics
see OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
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NAME: Wiz 'n' Liz in the Frantic Wabbit Wescue
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wolf Child
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wolverine - Admantium Rage
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wonderboy 3 - Monsterland (aka Turma de Monica)
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wonderboy 5 - Monsterworld 3
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wonderboy 6 - Monsterworld 4
AUTHOR: WestOne
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English and Japanese

DESCRIPTION: I've always liked the Wonderboy series, and this one
is just as good as the brilliant Monsterworld 3.
(Eidolon)

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
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NAME: World Championship Soccer (aka World Cup Italia 90)
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: World Championship Soccer 2 (aka World Cup USA 94)
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: World Class Leaderboard
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: World Cup Italia 90
see WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER
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NAME: World Cup USA 94
see WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER 2
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NAME: World Heroes
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: World of Illusion
see MICKEY MOUSE - WORLD OF ILLUSION
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NAME: World Series Baseball
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: World Series Baseball 95
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: World Series Baseball 96
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: World Series Baseball 98
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: World Trophy Soccer
see JAPAN LEAGUE CHAMPION SOCCER
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NAME: World War II
see OPERATION EUROPE - PATH TO VICTORY
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NAME: Worms
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wrestle Ball
see POWERBALL
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NAME: Wrestle War
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: WWF - Arcade
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: WWF - Raw
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: WWF - Royal Rumble
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: WWF - Super Wrestlemania
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Wyle E. Coyote - Desert Demolition
see ROAD RUNNER - DESERT DEMOLITION
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===
X
===
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NAME: X-Men
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: A mediocre platformer that was popular anyway, for
obvious reasons. You can play as any four pre-chosen
X-Men, and see cameos from the others. Passable
graphics, poor animation, and frustrating gameplay.
(Rage Games 50/100)
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NAME: X-Men 2 - Clone Wars
TYPE: Platform

DESCRIPTION: Ah, much better. The gameplay is noticeably improved
over the original, and as before you can have your
pick of several different characters over the course
of the game. A must-see, even if you're not an X-Men
fan. (Rage Games 80/100)
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NAME: X-Dazedly Ray
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: X-Perts
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Xenon 2 - Megablast
(not reviewed yet)
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===
Y
===
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NAME: Yogi Bear
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Young Indiana Jones - Instruments of Chaos
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Ys 3 - Wanderers from Ys
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Yu Yu Hakushio - Battle Edition
AUTHOR: Treasure
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: Fighting
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: A strange mix of adventure, RPG, and fighting, but
with good graphics. (Eidolon)

This is a great fighting game! It is so special that
it lets you fight with up to four people, with
different combinations of characters and powers.
Enjoy battling with or against your friends! (Bookbugs)

EMULATION: KGen only, and it has problems with the scrolling
backgrounds. Also, three- and four-player modes are
not supported.

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
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NAME: Yu Yu Hakushio - Gaiden Edition
AUTHOR: Sega
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1994
TYPE: RPG
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: This take on the popular Japanese TV series leans more
on the RPG element than its counterpart. The result
is that the story and graphics are fantastic, but the
fighting sequences suffer terribly. The music and
sound are as excellent as always. Still, this has some
of the best anime-style cinemas you will find on the
Genesis, so it's worth the look.

EMULATION: Both emulators have their problems with this one, but
I'd recommend KGen since it seems to handle the fight
sequences better than Genecyst.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> *****
Gameplay --> **
Story --> ***
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===
Z
===
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NAME: Zan Yash
AUTHOR: Wolfteam
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Strategy
LANGUAGE: Japanese

DESCRIPTION: Very complex game with lots of menus - almost more
than you would find in your typical Koei release ;-)
(Eidolon).

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
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NAME: Zany Golf
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Zero the Kamikazie Squirrel
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Zero Tolerance
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: The only real Wolfenstein clone in existence for the
Sega MegaDrive system, but this offers strategy far
beyond Wolf3D. It's way too long, though, and it
tends to get tedious before you're halfway through,
especially when you have to hunt down EVERY single
monster to advance to the next level - hence the
title. (Rage Games 80/100)

(Editor's note - Could this be the same game as Battle Frenzy? Needs
investingating.)
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NAME: Zero Tolerance 2
(not reviewed yet)
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NAME: Zero Wing
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up

DESCRIPTION: Moderately playable shooter. The ability to catch
and toss around enemy ships with a tractor beam is a
nice innovation, but limited powerups and awful ship
designs hurt this title. All texts are in English,
but they're so poorly translated that they're
hilarious - I haven't laughed so hard in months!
(Rage Games 50/100)
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NAME: Zombies Ate My Neighbors
AUTHOR: Konami
VENDOR: Lucasarts
COPYRIGHT: 1993
TYPE: Shoot-'em-up
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: Hey, how did this little jewel slip past me? I thought
I had seen all of the LucasArts titles, but I guess
not. This tongue-in-cheek shooter pits you (and a
friend, if you so wish) against the undead in a race
to save your neighbors. Far superior in every respect
to the SNES version except for the sound.

RATINGS: Graphics --> *****
Sound --> ***
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ***
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NAME: Zool the Ninja
AUTHOR: Gremlin
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1991
TYPE: Platform
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: This neat little Sonic clone was quite popular when
it was originally released for the almighty Amiga, as
Sega was rather reluctant at the time to port Sonic
away from the Genesis. It seems a bit childish now
that there are so many other good titles to compete
with it, but its still worth the look.

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> ****
Story --> ***
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NAME: Zoom
AUTHOR: Discovery Software
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1989
TYPE: Maze
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A Pac-Man clone with a pseudo-3D view. This could have
been a contender, with all kinds of fancy 3D effects
and a solid game concept, but character control is weak
and once a stage is almost complete it become nearly
impossible to see what tiny sections haven't been
finished yet. You might want to try it anyway, because
it's oh-so-close to being incredibly cool. (Rage Games)

RATINGS: Graphics --> ****
Sound --> ****
Gameplay --> **
Story --> N/A
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NAME: Zoop
AUTHOR: Viacom New Media
VENDOR: Sega
COPYRIGHT: 1995
TYPE: Puzzle
LANGUAGE: English

DESCRIPTION: A puzzle game somewhat reminescent of Tetris, but this
time there's four-way action and you shoot pieces that
appear in each track instead of steering them.
Confusing, to say the least. Didn't hold my interest
for very long.

RATINGS: Graphics --> **
Sound --> *
Gameplay --> ***
Story --> N/A
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NAME:
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NAME:
AUTHOR:
VENDOR:
COPYRIGHT:
TYPE:
LANGUAGE:

DESCRIPTION:

EMULATION:

RATINGS: Graphics -->
Sound -->
Gameplay -->
Story -->
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NAME: Full title (alternate titles in parenthesis)
AUTHOR: Who wrote or programmed it
VENDOR: Who distributed it or who did Sega license it from
COPYRIGHT: Year game was released for the Genesis/MegaDrive
TYPE: Ball and paddle, Board game, Platform, Driving,
Multigame, Puzzle, Racing, RPG (role-playing game),
Shoot-'em-up, Strategy, etc.
LANGUAGE: All known languages for all known versions of game,
multilanguage if more than one supported within
game itself

DESCRIPTION: Brief description of game - what's it about, your
impressions, etc. Try not to exceed five or six
sentences at most

EMULATION: Problems with the bench emulators, and workarounds
(if any) to fix them.

RATINGS: This guide uses a "star" rating system on the four
categories below, as follows...

***** Outstanding
**** Excellent
*** Good
** Fair/average
* Poor

Graphics --> (fluidity of action, detail, colors,
sprite/flicker probs, backgrounds,
cinemas, special effects)
Sound --> (tinny vs. techno music, appropriate
sound effects for action)
Gameplay --> (easy vs. hard controls, logical
actions in gameplay, limited vs.
multiple moves, etc.)
Story --> (only if it suggests one - most sports
sims don't, for example, and games
with anime-style cinemas tend to rate
rather high as a rule)
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