Gain Ground. Sega (1991) Sega Genesis

This game is hard to describe, not in a Toejam and Earl kinda way, just that it is odd and I like it despite not being able to come up with a tangible reason for liking it. Continue reading

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Space Harrier. Sega AM4 (1985) Arcade

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Space Harrier was released in arcades in 1985, and while I was about 1 when this was released, I did play this a bit in the arcades in the early 90s, I don’t remember much about it so I thought I’d see if Space Harrier is fun to play now? Continue reading

Golden Axe Warrior. Sega (1991) Sega Master System

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I’ll be honest, I thought I was going to absolutely hate this game. I don’t especially like the Golden Axe series, and lets be honest, this game looks like a Legend of Zelda clone.

So let me take you on an adventure once more into the land of Yuria where we get to meet some of our “favourite” high fantasy characters. Continue reading

Golden Axe 3. Sega AM7 (1993) Sega Genesis

No western cover art exists

No western cover art exists

I really didn’t like Golden Axe, and while Golden Axe II was slightly better, it still wasn’t a good game. So rather than prolonging my suffering I decided to play the final installment in the Golden Axe saga (that isn’t an arcade exclusive, or a Sega Game Gear game). Golden Axe 3 was a Japan exclusive, but did feature on the Sega Channel for a while in the US, but on the whole, isn’t the most well known of the three.

So where does Golden Axe 3 sghape up then, and have they finally polished a turd? Continue reading

Shining Force II, Sonic Software (1994) Sega Genesis

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I enjoyed Shining Force, in fact I enjoyed it so much I decided to jump almost straight into the sequel. I’ll be honest, fatigue did set in a few times, and I struggled to play for long periods, but that was mostly down to playing a 35 hour game off the back of a 25 hour game.

Anyway, is Shining Force II good? Continue reading

Streets of Rage 3, Sega (1994) Sega Genesis

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Streets of Rage is good, and Streets of Rage 2 is marginally better, and I am on a Megadrive kick at the moment, I thought I’d finish of this trilogy.

So…

Is SoR3 any good? Continue reading

Golden Axe II. Sega AM7 (1992) Sega Genesis

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All right, so I didn’t like Golden Axe. I thought it was bland, the combat wasn’t very interesting and what little fun there was is exhausted after 5 minutes of playing.

So with 2 whole years between this release and the original, you’d think Sega had been busy tweaking Golden Axe II to perfection? Continue reading