Sega Rally 2

 Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Sega AM9 R&D Division Released Nov 27, 1999 Also For Arcade, Windows Sega Rally 2 was launched alongside the Dreamcast console in Europe in October 1999, a sequel to the classic Sega Saturn game. This game is fun but really compared to its predecessor it has to be seen as something of a disappointment. Firstly the good points, the graphics are excellent (especially for a console launch title), textbook Sega chunky cars and colourful blue sky and backgrounds. There are many more tracks to enjoy this time around,…

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The Adventure of Link

Developed By: Nintendo R&D4 Published by: Nintendo Platforms: Famicom/NES, GameCube (Collectors Disk), Gameboy Advance, Virtual Console Released (initially): January 14, 1987 (Japan) September 26, 1988 (PAL) December 1, 1988 (North America) The Adventure of Link: Want a game that is/was unforgiving, old school and wished that an emulator with a save state existed back in 1988? Well, here’s the challenge! (GEG NOTE: Think 1988, readers! WILL NEVER INCORPORATE time line theory until if and when Skyward Sword is reviewed thank you!) As a Zelda fan: I still have yet to…

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Street Fighter Alpha 3

Published by Capcom Co., Ltd. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released 1998 Also For Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA Saturn The Sega Dreamcast was home to a great many high quality beat em ups, one of the very best was Street Fighter Alpha 3 released in the summer of 2000. This was the last of the Alpha series and is probably the best, this game has everything you could want from a one on one 2d fighter. Firstly the graphics are lovely, massive sprites full of life with magnificent backdrops full…

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Altered Beast

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Team Shinobi Released Aug 14, 1989 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS,iPhone, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360, Zodiac, ZX Spectrum Before the launch of Sonic The Hedgehog in 1991 Sega’s Megadrive console came bundled with Altered Beast in Europe and the USA. As a result a great many gamer’s first taste of the 16 bit machine was with this game and overall it left a positive impression. Essentially Altered Beast…

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Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Rare, Ltd. Released Dec 01, 1995 Also For Game Boy Advance, Wii, Wii U Released in 1995 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest is the follow up to the immensely successful Donkey Kong Country released the year earlier (both for the Super Nes). This game improved on the already fantastic original by upping the difficulty level, offering a new character (Dixie Kong who replaces Donkey Kong who was kidnapped), speeding up the gameplay and adding even more variety to the levels (such as on board…

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The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda Developed By: Nintendo R&D4 Published by: Nintendo  Platforms: Famicom/NES, GameCube (Collectors Disk) Gameboy Advance, Virtual Console Released (Initially): February 21, 1986 (Japan), August 22, 1987 (North America) November 15, 1987 (PAL) February 19, 1994 (Japan NES) The Legend of Zelda: a game that started a franchise; although a bumpy start for the franchise in general (especially when it comes to this games’ successor)… Nintendo abroad was highly skeptical on releasing this game outside Japan due to its complexity. This game is very important in gaming history because…

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Batman Returns

Published by Konami (America), Inc. Developed by Konami Co., Ltd. Released Apr, 1993 Platform SNES Batman Returns on the Super Nes is a Final Fight style scrolling beat em up and a very good one at that. Released just after the Blockbuster movie of the same name Batman Returns on the Snes really captures the atmosphere and moody charm of the dark knight. The graphics are amazing with large sprites and fantastic scrolling backgrounds full of detail, the controls are superb with very responsive hits, the music is very impressive with several scores taken directly from…

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