Richard Scarry’s Busy Town. 

  Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Novotrade Software Kft. Released 1994 Platform Genesis Richard Scarry’s Busytown is a Mega Drive game that released in North America in 1994. Richard Scarry’s Busy Town is a game I picked up not knowing what to expect at all! With a tagline of ‘The Most Fun Game Ever’ I had to give it a try! What I found was generally one of the worst video games I have ever played. (YES! Even worse than Barney). It was a really colourful Interactive Story Book game and was…

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Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker

Published by: Sega Developed by: Sega Japan Released: 1990 Also for: Sega Master System With the video games and pop music of the 80s and 90s woven together in our memories to form a nice warm blanket of nostalgia, let’s dig out this popular Megadrive game based on one of the oddest movies of our time. This game is of real significance to me personally, which I’ll explain later. Whether you were a fan of Michael Jackson or not, I defy anyone to say they have never bought, danced to…

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Phantasy Star IV

Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Developed by Sega AM7 R&D Division Released 1995   The Final Terror! Launch into the biggest RPG ever on Genesis! This is the explosive magic-and-monster packed FINALE into the incredibe Phantasy Star saga. An ancient, hideous Dark Force stalks the Algol star system. You, a young hunter, are destined to become Motavia’s greatest warrior and strike and deathblow that destroys evil FOREVER! Cast over 200 different magic spells or combine them for even more devastating effects. Hack through hordes of gruesome monsters that morph into even uglier, deadlier foes! Awesome…

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Daze before Christmas

Published by Sun Corporation Developed by Funcom Productions A/S Released 1994 Daze before Christmas was a game that was originally released on the SNES, but was then released exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive in Australia in 1994. Getting into the spirit of Christmas, I tracked down this game about a year ago and thought I’d give it a try. During the game you play as Santa Claus as he races to save Christmas from an evil snowman who has imprisoned Santa’s elves and captured Santa’s reindeer. You go through…

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Barney’s Hide & Seek Game

Review by Victoria Graves   twitch.tv/ukviixen Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Realtime Associates, Inc. Released 1993 Platform Genesis Whilst stumbling around countless Mega Drive websites trying to find a game that I would never usually play, I found this little gem hidden away. Barney’s Hide & Seek Game. It was released exclusively in North and South America in 1993. Always one for picking games that would challenge and destroy my soul I had to play it. Those of you who would instantly recognise Barney the Dinosaur from childrens TV. Now i’m not…

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Super Monaco GP

Published by: Sega Developed by: Sega Japan Released: 1990 Also for: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, Master System, ZX Spectrum Sega’s original Monaco GP (1979) was one of the first arcade games I ever saw. I distinctly remember the headlight effect used as you went through the tunnel; only a cone-shaped area of the track directly in front of the car was visible on an otherwise black screen (headlights in an F1 race? Can you imagine). Don’t bother looking for Monaco GP in MAME because it…

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Dragons Fury

Published by Tengen Inc. Developed by Compile Released 1992 Also For TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii U             Overview Play video pinball that will set you on fire! Explosive graphics and demonic sound beckon you to the underworld for a devilish pinball simulation. Rebound off the She Giant. So beautiful when she sleeps. So evil when she awakens. Burn up in the bonus rounds where dragons will roast you, skeletons will toast you and sorcerers will plan a barbecue around you. Finally, if you flip your way…

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The Adventures of Batman & Robin

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Clockwork Tortoise Inc. Released May, 1995 Platform Genesis Released in 1995 for the Sega Megadrive The Adventures of Batman & Robin is a superb scrolling shooter/platformer based on the Animated series of the same name. The plot here involves the dynamic duo attempting to stop Mr Freeze from taking over the city, in addition to this Batman and Robin must also dealt with regular bad guys including The Joker and Two Faced. The game can be played by a single player or in two player co op…

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Mortal Kombat

Published by Midway Games, Inc. Released Aug 02, 1992 Platforms Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD,SEGA Master System, SNES Trivia:  Name a game that sold TWICE as many copies on the Sega Genesis than its Super Nintendo counterpart? MORTAL KOMBAT! EXCELLENT! Ok I am NOT going into a techno fit here (although tempting). But one of the first if not THE first game to develop the ESRB rating for future ratings (at least for the NTSC region…GEG is American, folks 🙂 )  Looking back this game is/was a…

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Primal Rage

Published by Time Warner Interactive, Inc. Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1995 Also For 3DO, Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Jaguar,PlayStation, SEGA 32X, SEGA Saturn, SNES Released in the Arcades in 1994 Primal Rage is an above average one on one beat em up in the style of Mortal Kombat with the added bonus of using Dinosaurs! The game has 7 Dinosaurs/Beasts to use including 2 Ape like creatures, 2 Tyrannosaurus Rex like creatures and a Velociraptor. All of them play similar and mainly use the same moveset’s but it was a…

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