Tag Archives: Genesis

Thoughts – Shining in the Darkness

Originally Released: 1991 (Sega Genesis) Version Played: PC (Steam) Shining in the Darkness is a first-person dungeon crawler that marks the start of the long-running, genre-spanning, Shining series. While the most famous Shining games on the Genesis are the strategy-RPG … Continue reading

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Thoughts – ESWAT: City Under Siege

Originally Released: 1990 Version Reviewed: PC (Steam) ESWAT starts innocuously enough: you begin the game playing as a police officer moving through a black and purple cityscape, mowing down thugs with your pistol in proper Rolling Thunder / Shinobi style. … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Genesis Games on Steam

While I’ve spend dozens, if not hundreds, of hours playing Genesis games on the Wii Virtual Console, I just recently jumped into the world of the Sega Genesis Classics Collection on Steam. A far cry from the load-screen-heavy collections on … Continue reading

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Yuzo Koshiro – Bare Knuckle Legend Mix

After discovering Yuzo Koshiro’s brilliant DJ set of Streets of Rage music, I’ve found myself going to it when I’m in the mood for some SoR tunes, over the actual soundtracks! Track appeared on the 4-disc Bare Knuckle Original Soundtrack … 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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Splatterhouse 3

Released 1993 / Genesis Though they have their fans, the third films in long-running classic horror franchises are not typically the most beloved. From the Michael Myers-less Halloween: Season of the Witch to the goofy Sleepaway Camp: Teenage Wasteland, most … 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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Doom

Released November, 1994 / 32X Looking back, Sega’s ill-fated 32X add-on doesn’t have much to boast about, but it did have one of the early console versions of Doom. At the time it was released, Doom for the 32X was … 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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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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