Opinion: Bottom 25 Games – 18) Super Thunder Blade (Genesis)

18) Super Thunder Blade (Genesis, Sega, 1989) Launch titles have much to prove — they need to highlight the new system’s capabilities as well as be compelling enough on their own to entice people to make a purchase alongside the console. And there’s been more than a few over the years that have managed to…

Opinion: Artistic Discussion – 8/2/2017

Ecco the Dolphin (Sega, Genesis) Today’s great example of box art comes from Boris Vallejo, well-known fantasy artist who did more than a few Genesis covers for Sega back in the 1990s. This one is a splendid example, perfectly capturing the essence of the game, not to mention being a pretty damn nice painting all…

Opinion – Bottom 25 Games: 4) Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

4) Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (Genesis, Sega, 1989) Sega has tended to be much more experimental than Nintendo was in their early console years. While they certainly weren’t above copying Nintendo’s ideas (Congo’s Caper, anyone?), Sega did make an effort to explore and prod the burgeoning gaming medium with a multitude of quirky…