Category Archives: Genesis

Japanese Phantasy Star II Futabasha Hint Book

Purchased at Super Potato in Akihabara for 880 yen last week, this hint book/mini strategy guide is one of the coolest Phantasy Star items I own. Advertisements

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Sega Digital Review – 3D Altered Beast

Released December 5, 2013 / $5.99 Version Reviewed: 3DS Original Release: Arcade / 1988 Altered Beast has a somewhat unusual legacy as a game that people just love to poke fun at. But the potshots are warm and playful- the … Continue reading

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Phantasy Star Complete Collection (PS2 / PS3)

The Phantasy Star Complete Collection (developed by emulation masters M2) was originally released on the Playstation 2 in 2008 as a celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary, but unfortunately only saw release in Japan. On December 19th, 2012, almost exactly … Continue reading

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Horror Business: Pre-Saturn Horror-inspired Games

Games have been inspired by horror for as long as they’ve been based on war and sports. From Haunted House on the Atari 2600 to Ghosts’n Goblins in the arcade, horror-inspired games began emerging in the 80s and instantly found … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

While a younger generation may find this hard to believe, there was once a time a time when vampires were completely badass. Vampires didn’t exude sparkles, they exuded class. Vampires didn’t gaze longingly into the eyes of human females, they … Continue reading

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Haunting Starring Polterguy

Released 1993 / Genesis The purpose of most horror games is to shock/frighten/disgust the player, but in Haunting, that role is reversed. You play as Polterguy, the ghost of a dead teenager whose sole purpose in the afterlife is to … Continue reading

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Splatterhouse 2

Released: August 1992 / Genesis Although Splatterhouse debuted in the arcade (with ports to the TurboGrafx-16 and the Japanese FM Towns PC), the series is perhaps best known for its Genesis sequels. Alongside Altered Beast and the original Mortal Kombat, … Continue reading

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Sega Digital Review – Phantasy Star IV

Released  12-22-08 / $8 / Version: Wii Virtual Console Original Release: Genesis / 1995 Phantasy Star IV has the distinct legacy of being one of the most expensive games ever at the time of its North American release, with an … Continue reading

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A Complete Overview of the Many Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Models

Any Sega fan worth their weight in 16-bit knowledge knows that there were multiple models of the Genesis/Mega Drive hardware. But do you know about all the different variations of those models? There is an amazingly detailed write-up over at … Continue reading

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