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Eternal Champions Takes Fighting Games Through Time Travel Extravaganza on Sega Genesis – Today in Retro Gaming – December 11th, 1993

Sega’s answer to the Street Fighter II fighting game craze was a time traveling romp called Eternal Champions. Released on both Sega CD and Sega Genesis, the former is the better version.

Dashin Desperadoes Updates Spy vs Spy Formula for Love – Today in Retro Gaming – July 6th, 1993

Not since the days of Spy vs Spy had gamers had an action game that allowed two players to just beat the heck out of each other.  Bonus since Dashin Desperadoes added a love interest while Spy vs Spy was all about getting secrets.  This is one of the best games to show off the […]

Splatterhouse 3 Asks You to Save Jennifer Again on Sega Genesis – Today in History – March 18th, 1993

In the history of video games there are not that many third party franchises that have not seen at least on release on a Nintendo console.  One such franchise that holds that honor is Splatterhouse.  No, I am not counting the “super deformed” game that was released in Japan.  Namco originally started Splatterhouse in arcades, […]

X-Men Continue Dominance on Sega Genesis – Today in History – March 8th, 1993

Sega licensing the X-Men property was a big deal in 1993.  Fans knew they were going to get a slightly edgier game than what would be allowed on the Nintendo platforms.  While there is no blood, the Genesis X-Men did give gamers something no other game had the balls to do.  A unique Easter Egg […]

Tiny Toon Adventures Busts Onto Sega Genesis – Today in History – February 7th, 1993

When Sega released Sonic onto the world, it just furthered the notion that every company needed a mascot.  This was particularly true for console manufacturers- there needed to be an exclusive game series that was ONLY on one platform to entice gamers to buy into it.  This was also true for third parties though, especially […]

Film Noir Gaming Brings Cyber Punk Action Shadowrun to the Super Nintendo – Today in History – May 1st 1993

Shadowrun was an interesting title for the Super Nintendo (Sega’s version is COMPLETELY different).  Partly because it predated their “Play it Loud” campaign by a full year, even though it had quite mature elements to it (for starters your guy just got axed/murdered/is dead).  Shadowrun is also unique in that it was a cyber punk […]

Prototype- Toki for Atari 7800 Found, Release Options Explored

Toki was an arcade game featuring a guy that was transformed into a misshapen ape after an evil wizard kidnaps his girlfriend.  It is still a “save the princess” tale but that was the norm for when Toki was released.  Throughout its life, Toki has seen releases on many platforms including the Atari Lynx, Sega […]

Today in History: November 16th, 1993- ActrRaiser 2 Debuted on the Super Nintendo

ActRaiser 2 is one of those titles that had a storyline hit EXTREMELY hard by Nintendo censorship. From level bosses to the actual name of your character, Nintendo enjoyed a sweeping motion of the red ink on this ones story. Still, the game came out quite a success, reportedly selling at just over 2 to […]

Today in Gaming History: October 12th 1993- Aero the Acro-Bat Flies onto SNES and Genesis

2D side scrolling action adventures used to all the rage on consoles before they fell to more popular genres. Fighting games finally took their toll on this genre and in recent generations of consoles, First Person Shooters (FPS) have made their push against the likes of Capcom and Namco. 20 years ago today, Sunsoft dropped […]


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