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Haunting (Starring Polterguy)

Being the weird kind of person that I am, I tend to naturally gravitate towards anything unusual, unique, spooky and as a rule generally different to life as we know it…

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Theme Park

When Bullfrog started developing Theme Park for the Amiga and PC I doubt that even in their wildest collective dreams would the game end up on the humble Mega Drive…

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Wolfchild

    Though I’ve recently discovered this game, I can safely say that Wolfchild is a lost treasure in the 16-bit world…

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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

There’s been a real Anime, and Manga influx of resent years, but way back in the early (ish) 90’s, Japanese animation, and comics were hard to come by in the mainstream…

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Alisia Dragoon

In the pantheon of great videogame heroines, Alisia Dragoon may not quite rank alongside Lara Croft in terms of fame or influence, but she was here first, and would hopefully melt Lara’s face off with a bolt of lightning should she argue the point…

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Mega Turrican

Growing up I liked anything Turrican, and I’d spend hours on the Amiga lost in the series of games scope, and splendour…

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Arrow Flash

Arrow Flash is a relatively average shmup that incorporates a few interesting ideas…

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Quackshot Starring Donald Duck

Sitting proudly at the top of any self-respecting list of 'greatest Indiana Jones moments' should be the classic scene where Indy deals with the troublesome master swordsman by casually reaching for his trusty gun and shooting the fool…

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Hellfire

Another great shooter for the Mega Drive! Hellfire is worth a look for anyone with a passing interest in the genre as it has its own individual and interesting gameplay mechanic…

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Universal Soldier

Every one knows the story of Universal Soldier: Van Damme squares off against a demented Dolph Lundgren, who went bonkers in 'Nam…

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Virtua Racing

Who would have thought the humble Sega Mega Drive would be capable of 3D graphics? Well technically it wasn’t, see the Mega Drive port of Sega’s own ground breaking Virtua Racing actually utilized a special chip to make all those 3D polygons move around at respectable pace…

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The Immortal

With more deaths than Jason Vorhees and more blood than Dracula's fridge, The Immortal is a cracking little game by one Will Harvey…

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Nickelodeon: Aaahh!! Real Monsters

Ren & Stimpy, Aaah!! Real Monsters – remember when cartoons weren’t mainly anime inspired tosh and Nickelodeon didn’t suck? Well for those of us who do remember these creatively spurred entities Ickis, Krum, and Oblina will be familiar faces, but for those of you who don’t remember them here’s a quick low-down of what they where all about: Long before Pixar’s Monsters Inc came Aaah!! Real Monsters: a visually arresting cartoon based in an underground school of monsters who where learning how to scare humans…

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Stargate

Based on the 1994 movie, Stargate is a typical run 'n' jump shooter from Acclaim who, at the time, seemed to be releasing movie tie-ins willy nilly, from Demolition Man (which was hard but great) and Warlock (which was hard…

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WWF Super Wrestlemania

Lets go back to 1992, the World Wrestling Federation was at its height of popularity, people tuned in every week to watch heroes like Hulk Hogan clash with villians like Ted Dibiase (or as they are known respectively, Faces And Heels), it was a big thing to be part of, Pay Per View events like Summerslam or Wrestlemania were taking in millions both in Cable and ticket revenue and merchandising such as Action Figures and VHS' sold like hotcakes, and it was all obviously staged, then there was the Video Games, the “Dont Watch It, LIVE IT!” kind of thing was huge in the 80's and 90's, and in 1988, the NES got Wrestlemania, a bland (but pretty neat) brawler created by Acclaim Entertainment, after a couple of Home Computer games, 'Mania NES got a sequel, it was WWF Super Wrestlemania…

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Tazmania

Back in the early 90's, there were many games that looked and played like an interactive cartoon; Castle of Illusion and Aladdin for example…

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Doom Troopers

In them 1990s, we didn't have the luxuries of YouTube and its legions of psychotic deviants posting their gore montages – we had Mortal Kombat…

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Dino Land

Yet another unclassifiable pinball game – when will we get a proper place to stick our pinball games? We have rights too, you know…

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Twinkle Tale

Hey, everyone likes Mercs, right? And Commando, and Shock Troopers, and the inbetweeny levels in Contra Spirits…

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Bad Omen (aka Devilish)

What kind of genre are you supposed to put this game under? It's a bit like Devil Crash, only the whole fantasy/Satanism thing's applied to Breakout instead…

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Fatal Labrinth

If looks could kill, Sega’s Fatal Labyrinth would be – pun fully intended – fatal…

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