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Fatalities Expanded in Mortal Kombat II – Today in History – September 9th, 1994

It is pretty much accepted fact that Nintendo’s censorship policy literally gave the Sega Genesis a slight upper hand when the original Mortal Kombat was released on home consoles. Acclaim was between a rock and a hard place as far as the Super Nintendo version of the bloody brawler was concerned. History shows they went […]

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Game Hack- Ghostbusters Not Only Back in Theaters but also Receive Color Fix on Sega Genesis

Since Ghostbusters is being re-released in theaters to celebrate its 30th anniversary, we figured it would be a good time to mention this color hack for their Sega Genesis game. The original suits in the 16-Bit game were not quite “true” to the movie props and now a fan has taken it upon themselves to […]

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Happy 23rd Birthday, Super Nintendo!

The hype was unreal. The tension was palpable. The gaming press couldn’t print information, rumor, speculation, and screenshots fast enough. As the August 23rd release date approached in 1991, the question on every gamer’s mind was simple: “Could Nintendo do it?” After giving Sega a two-year head start with the Genesis, after suffering the slings […]

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Bandit Gaming- Lion King 2 for Sega Genesis

Lion King was a popular movie and it was a popular video game license. Officially, there was no sequel released on the Sega Genesis but that has not stopped an unknown Chinese developer from creating a pseudo sequel.

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Genesis Mania Continues

You only get one 25th birthday, so we’re just dropping this two-page ad spread to remind all our readers how little Genny looked the first day he came home.  All you early adopters: we’re proud of you.  Thanks for being such great parents.  

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Tommy Lasorda Baseball Was the Unexpected Launch Title for Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989

When you think of launch titles for a console you probably won’t come to a sports title being one of them. That is exactly what Sega did with Tommy Lasorda Baseball which not so ironically is an arcade port (Sega went with their strong points with this console launch). Tommy Lasorda Baseball does not feature […]

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Super Thunder Blade Pits You Against Guerilla Warfare Enemies on Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989

Similar in style to Space Harrier II, another Sega Genesis launch title, Super Thunder Blade is an arcade port and also a psuedo 3D into the screen scrolling. Enemies, and obstacles, appear in the distance and scroll towards your helicopter- all the while shooting and doing everything they can to bring you down, quickly. Shooter […]

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Thunder Force II Brings Arcade Quality Scrolling Shooter Action to Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989

Scrolling shooter fans were well served with the Sega Genesis and right out of the gate they got Thunder Force II from Sega/Technosoft. While not an arcade shooter, Thunder Force II would have been at home in the arcades if it was released there. Interestingly, Sega really covered several genres with the launch of the […]

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Hokuto no Ken Drops License, Gets Named Last Battle on Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989

Sega, having just launched their Sega Genesis as their second North American console, were looking to bring over titles that showed why this console was better than the competing Nintendo NES and NEC Turbo Grafx-16. Rather than shelling out the money for the Hokuto no Ken (aka Fist of the North Star) license, Sega simply […]

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Rise From Your Grave, Altered Beast – Today in History – August 14, 1989

As mentioned in the history article for the Sega Genesis, Altered Beast was the pack in title. For gamers that got into gaming after the original Playstation launched, a pack in game is just that, a game that came with the console, an actual full game- not a demo. Altered Beast was not the greatest […]


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