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 [Sonic 3’s Anniversary]: Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Xbox One)

Following a highly anticipated release, bolstered by an extravagant marketing and release schedule, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA Technical Institute, 1992) not only improved on every aspect of its influential predecessor but also went on to become the second best-selling SEGA Mega Drive game of all time. Expectations were high for the equally-anticipated third entry, … Continue reading Game Corner [Sonic 3’s Anniversary]: Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Streets of Rage 4 (Xbox One)

Released: April 2020Developer: Dotemu/Lizardcube/Guard Crush GamesAlso Available For: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 The Background:Back in the good old days of the mid-nineties, one of the most prominent genres in arcades was the sidescrolling beat-‘em-up. Simple, mind-numbing arcade action, these titles demanded little more from players than to hold right and mash buttons to take … Continue reading Game Corner: Streets of Rage 4 (Xbox One)

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: Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Master System)

Released: June 1993 Developer: SEGA Also Available For: Game Gear The Background: Back in the nineties, licensed videogames hadn’t quite earned the reputation that they have these days. Anyone who had played one of the many videogame adaptations of Disney movies and properties, particularly on SEGA’s Mega Drive or the Super Nintendo, would generally be … Continue reading Game Corner: Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Master System)

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 [Bite-Size]: SEGASonic the Hedgehog (Arcade)

Released: 1993 Developer: SEGA AM3 A Brief Background: I may have mentioned this before but, back in the early-nineties, SEGA’s super-speedy blue hedgehog of a mascot was on something of a roll; Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Team, 1991) had finally swayed videogame fans away from the Nintendo Entertainment System then, after the unforgettable and highly … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: SEGASonic the Hedgehog (Arcade)

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: Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (Nintendo 3DS)

Released: March 2012Originally Released: November 1994Developer: M2Original Developer: AspectAlso Available For: Game Gear, Gamecube, and PlayStation 2 The Background:A lot of people forget that, alongside Sonic the Hedgehog’s iconic and much-lauded Mega Drive titles, SEGA also released a fair few Sonic videogames for their 8-bit consoles. The 8-bit versions of Sonic the Hedgehog (Ancient, 1991) … Continue reading Game Corner: Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (Nintendo 3DS)