CHAPTER 9: MORTAL KOMBAT

Violence. Blood and gore. Martial arts. Ninjas. Cyborgs. Sorcerers. Four-armed half-dragon men. If this combination of words were presented as a clue on Jeopardy!, the correct response would be “What’s everything a kid in the ‘90’-s thought was totally rad?”. All of this and so much more were part of what endeared me to the…

CHAPTER 8: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

“Blue streak, speeds by, Sonic the Hedgehog. Too fast, for the naked eye, Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic, he can really move. Sonic, he’s got an attitude. Sonic, he’s the fastest thing aaalllliiiivvveee.” These were the lyrics I looked forward to hearing every Saturday morning, the opening to ABC’s Sonic the Hedgehog, a show based on…

CHAPTER 7: THE 16-BIT ERA

As someone whose first console was an NES and didn’t have a PC at home until 1996, the concept of upgrading to a better, newer console was something that didn’t really cross my mind. But, suddenly I started seeing commercials on television for something called a Genesis – doing what Nintendon’t – and pieces in…

REVIEW: RETRO-BIT 6 BUTTON GENESIS ARCADE PAD

If you’re only getting into classic superhero games for the Sega Genesis, one of the toughest things other than finding said games is finding a suitable controller to play them with. Sega’s 16-bit console gave Nintendo a run for their money in the early ’90’-s, so there’s no shortage of controllers on the secondary market,…

REVIEW: TOM MASON’S DINOSAURS FOR HIRE (SEGA GENESIS)

A few months back, I reviewed a somewhat obscure comic book game for the Sega Genesis called Ex-Mutants. The source material for the game was based on a comic that was originally published under the Eternity Comics label before being passed around to several other companies, eventually winding up at Malibu Comics which was purchased by Marvel…

REVIEW: EX-MUTANTS (SEGA GENESIS)

No, you’re not reading that title wrong and yes, it is indeed a thing. I like to think I know a lot about comic book video games, but sometimes even I stumble across something that makes me say “How did I now know about this?”. I didn’t know about the existence of Ex-Mutants, either the video game…

REVIEW: DICK TRACY (SEGA GENESIS)

When it comes to Dick Tracy and video games, people generally think of the NES game developed by Bandai because they saw people like the Angry Video Game Nerd and Game Grumps, among many others I’m sure, riff on it in a YouTube video. Unfortunately for Dick Tracy, people picked the wrong title to showcase for their video productions as there’s a…

REVIEW: COMIX ZONE (SEGA GENESIS)

I’ve talked about a lot of games based upon comic book properties, but never once have I covered a game that’s set inside a comic book. To rectify this, today I’m going to be talking about Comix Zone, a game that while not based on a comic book property is a must-play title for fans of comic books, video…