Game Corner: Taz-Mania (Mega Drive)

Released: July 1992Developer: Recreational BrainwareAlso Available For: Game Boy, Game Gear, Master System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) The Background:My absolute favourite Looney Tunes (1930 to present) character, the Tasmanian Devil (or simply “Taz”) first debuted in “Devil May Hare” (McKimson, 1954) as a dim-witted and voracious foil to Bugs Bunny (Mel Blanc). In the … Continue reading Game Corner: Taz-Mania (Mega Drive)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania: Bloodlines / Castlevania: The New Generation (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: December 1993Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Mega Drive, Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 The Background:For the longest time, Castlevania was a series synonymous with Nintendo’s home consoles; handheld or otherwise, Castlevania was generally played on a Nintendo-branded product, meaning those of us (like me) … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania: Bloodlines / Castlevania: The New Generation (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Mega Drive)

Released: November 1990 Developer: SEGA AM7 Also Available For: Game Gear and Master System The Background: As I’ve mentioned before, Disney had quite the reputation for licensing their characters for top quality videogames back in the nineties. These days, licensed videogames are often frowned upon but, back then, Disney’s movies and characters made for some … Continue reading Game Corner: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Mega Drive)

Game Corner: Global Gladiators (Mega Drive)

Released: 1992 Developer: Virgin Games USA Also Available For: Amiga, Game Gear, and Master System The Background: You…you’ve heard of McDonald’s, right? The highly commercialised fast food chain founded in 1940 that, despite having the best milkshakes around, is (in my opinion) subpar to Burger King. Oh, sure, the Happy Meals are fun (especially back … Continue reading Game Corner: Global Gladiators (Mega Drive)

Game Corner: RoboCop Versus The Terminator (Mega Drive)

Released: May 1994 Developer: Virgin Games USA Also Available For: Game Gear, Master System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Game Boy The Background: One of the greatest things about comic books published in the nineties was that the sky was, seemingly, the limit for plots, crossovers, and all kinds of stories to be told. Thanks … Continue reading Game Corner: RoboCop Versus The Terminator (Mega Drive)

Game Corner: Zool: Ninja of the “Nth” Dimension (Mega Drive)

That’s right; we’re back in the nineties with another bright, colourful action/platformer. This time we’re looking at one of many attempts by the Amiga to copy SEGA’s success with Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Team, 1991), Zool: Ninja of the “Nth” Dimension (Gremlin Graphics, 1992), which was ported to the Mega Drive by Electronic Arts. Given … Continue reading Game Corner: Zool: Ninja of the “Nth” Dimension (Mega Drive)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Mega Drive)

Released: 1994 Developer: Banpresto/Nova Also Available For: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Game Gear, and Mega CD The Background: If you were a kid back in the early nineties, right after you finished up being obsessed with what we in the UK know as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (1987 to 1996), and before Pokémon … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Mega Drive)

Game Corner: Cool Spot (Mega Drive)

Aah, the nineties. A time when, thanks to the escalating battle between SEGA and Nintendo for console supremacy, everyone and their mother was desperate to have a cute, action/platformer mascot. These mascots had to be cool; they had to be fun; and, most of all, they had to have attitude. Because of this, we got … Continue reading Game Corner: Cool Spot (Mega Drive)