Classic Game Room reviews the SEGA GENESIS MEGAFIRE controller for the Sega Genesis (aka Sega Mega Drive). This Megadrive controller features turbo fire and autofire that can be selected independently for each button. A, B and C buttons only though, this is similar to the old-school 3-button Sega Genesis controllers and should appeal to those Mega Drive fans who enjoy the larger controllers. The Sega Genesis Megafire is Sega model # 1657 and is very similar in style and build quality to the standard MK-1650. Autofire, Turbofire and giant Sega Genesis controller style is what you get with the Sega Megafire gamepad for the Sega Genesis. This is a hardware review of the Sega Mega Fire controller showing the Sega Megafire on screen in HD video.
Classic Game Room reviews the SEGA GENESIS SUPER PAD controller by Performance! This is an aftermarket Sega Genesis controller that works with the Genesis Models 1, 2 and 3. It has six buttons, turbo fire and slow. Start and mode buttons are also included. This is basically the exact same controller as the Sega MK-1470 but with different labeling. The Super Pad by Performance is a smaller controller than the standard Genesis gamepad but has a similar d-pad and ergonomic style. Works quite well for shooters and fighting games where 6 buttons are required as well as turbo fire. The TurboPad by Performance will also work with the Sega Mega Drive (aka Megadrive) and the Turbo Pad by Peformance also works well with Atari 2600 and Atari 7800.
Classic Game Room reviews ROCKET KNIGHT ADVENTURES for Sega Genesis from Konami (Sega Mega Drive). 2D side scrolling platformer goodness for fans of the genre, Rocket Knight Adventures has you playing as an opossum with a jetpack who fights pigs in mecha armor. Charge up your jetpack to jump and attack, swing your sword like thing and jump with precision, Rocket Knight Adventures mixes it up with creative level design and clever end bosses. This CGR review of Rocket Knight Adventures has gameplay from Rocket Knight Adventures showing game play on the Sega Genesis 16-bit game console. Konami is remaking it too so hang on to your jet pack for more adventure! From 1993 for your Megadrive, Rocket Knight Adventures!
Classic Game Room reviews the NAKITEK "Power to Perform" Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis compatible controller for SNES and Sega Mega Drive. What!? One controller that plays both 16-bit game consoles? Yes. The Nakitek gamepad controller has an accessory built into the wire that allows you to swap this controller between the SNES Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis (Megadrive). This gamepad also has programmable features and turbo fire, as well as 3-button Sega video game support and 6 button support which works with 32X games (and Genesis games) that require 6 buttons. This hefty controller is affordable and acts as a good replacement controller for both the SNES and Genesis.
Classic Game Room reviews SEGA GENESIS WIRELESS CONTROLLER for the Sega Genesis (and Sega Mega Drive) models 1, 2 and 3. This Megadrive controller plays video games with newfangled wireless technology without wires.... hence the term, wire-less!!
Classic Game Room reviews MS. PAC MAN for Sega Genesis (aka Sega Mega Drive). This version of Ms. Pac Man has stunning visuals and several creative mazes to choose from in addition to the arcade classics. It's an excellent version of the game and one that fans of the Pac Man series should visit (or re-visit, it was released in 1991). The new maps are cool remixes of the originals without becoming goofy and outlandish. Published by Tengen, Ms. Pac Man is an excellent Sega Genesis video game that is about as good as any Ms. Pac Man port can be. This CGR review of Ms. Pac Man on Sega Genesis has gameplay from Ms. Pac Man showing game play on Sega Megadrive.
Classic Game Room reviews SPACE INVADERS 91 from Taito for the Sega Genesis 16-bit video game system, aka the Sega Mega Drive. Space Invaders '91 is Taito's remake of their legendary arcade hit, Space Invaders, released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis. Compelte with chunky 16 bit graphics and slammin' Sega Genesis games, this version of Space Invaders can be summed up with one word, HARD! The aliens start right on top of you and blast you with a variety of weapons while you dodge them frantically trying to say alive... IT'S AWESOME! A must play for fans of the arcade original or Atari 2600 (or 5200) version of Space Invaders, this one is slighty different from every other version out there, including the XBLA Xbox 360 remake of Space Invaders. Lots of fun yet not the easiest game to find, Space Invaders 91 will set you back a few bucks, but if you enjoy this classic old school video game then you'll treasure the challange and repeat gameplay available in Space Invaders 91. This CGR review of Space Invaders 91 has gameplay from Space Invaders '91 on Sega Geneis, also known as the Sega Megadrive!
Classic Game Room reviews NHL Hockey ('91) for the Sega Genesis. NHL Hockey from EA is the first EA Hockey game from Electronic Arts which was released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive. This is my favorite sports game and plays fast and furious with barely any realism at all! Play as the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, Minnesota North Stars or Quebec Nordiques. NHL 91 is the best of the best with fast, responsive and simple controls. While NHL 10 from EA is a technical marvel and a masterpiece of multiplayer fun, for good old school brawling and scoring mayhem go with the older Sega Genesis NHL Hockey from 1991. This CGR review of NHL Hockey from EA has gameplay from EA Hockey aka NHL Hockey 91 (or NHL 91) for Megadrive and Genesis.
Classic Game Room HD reviews TEST DRIVE II THE DUEL for Sega Genesis from Acclaim. This driving game was originally released for the PC in 1989 and found its way to the Sega Genesis (Sega Megadrive) in 1992. It can also be played on Tandy! It was a remarkable game at the time and allowed players to drive a Ferrari F40 or a Porsche 959 against each other in a duel! The Sega Genesis version of the game added in a Lamborghini Diablo. This CGRHD review of Test Drive 2 The Duel has gameplay footage from Test Drive II The Duel recorded from Sega Mega Drive. Also features the original 5 1/4" floppy discs for the PC version including the Supercars pack for Test Drive II, the Muscle Cars pack for Test Drive 2 and the California track extender! Wow! You know that's hype and you want these floppy disks but you don't got em, CGR does! The Supercar car disk extender is the best and features a Lamborghini Countach, RUF Yellow Bird, Ferrari Testarossa, Lotus Esprit and Corvette ZR1. This is an awesome driving race car video game and CGRHD loves it from back in the day... although it's a little clunky today. The series continues today with Test Drive Unlimited published by Atari. This game is also called THE DUEL: TEST DRIVE 2 and playes on IBM PC 286 and PS/2.
Classic Game Room reviews WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER for Sega Genesis from 1989! This early sports title on the Sega Megadrive is a fun, colorful game with little in common with real soccer. Worth another look for those who remember it from back in the day but one that can be passed by those who didn't play it way back when. This Cold War era classic sports countries such as Brazil, Italy, West Germany and Yugoslavia. Kicks balls in World Championship Soccer with all the moves in soccer including passing and kicking. This CGRHD review of World Championship Soccer has gameplay footage from this Sega Genesis Mega Drive video game cartridge showing the sports game being played by CGRHD who plays as Atlantis!! Go Blowfish!
Classic Game Room reviews F22 INTERCEPTOR for Sega Genesis. Released in 1991, 14 years before the actual F-22 Raptor entered United States military service, this game is a flight simulator where you pilot an F22 against various enemies in the Axis of Sega Genesis 1991 Bad Guys. This CGRHD review of F-22 Interceptor has gameplay footage from F22 Interceptor showing this early 90's style flight game in action. Take command of the F22 in a pilot cockpit view or 3rd person chase plane perspective. It was probably a pretty cool game at the time, but playing it in 2009 is slow, jerky, sluggish and downright unplayable. The 3D environment, polygon enemies and break away missile cameras fall flat on the 16-bit Mega Drive. This is a super affordable game cartidge to collect and play today and if you like flight sims you may enjoy this from a historical perspective, but lets all hope that the real Lockheed Martin F22 Raptor handles better than the F22 Interceptor in this Sega Genesis Megadrive game. Published by Electronic Arts. The real F22 has stealth capability and costs a lot of dough!
Classic Game Room reviews AFTER BURNER II for Sega Genesis / Mega Drive! Released in 1990 this is one of the best games on the Sega Genesis and created by master game designer Yu Suzuki, who previously designed Out Run and Hang On! This CGRHD review of After Burner II has gameplay footage recorded from After Burner 2 showing Afterburner 2 game play of the F-14 fighter jet blowing away waves of enemy jets and helicopters (even though the Afterburner II game cartridge shows an F-15 Eagle instead of an F-14 Tomcat.) Do you like Top Gun on the NES? This game puts it to shame. Yu Suzuki's arcade masterpiece from 1987 makes an explosive appearance on the Genesis with smooth, colorful gameplay and excellent controls. The music is some of the best music ever heard on the Genesis and this entire cartridge of awesomeness can be had for a few bucks today providing years of enjoyment. If you like arcade style flight combat games then you will LOVE After Burner II from Sega for the Genesis and Megadrive. Classic Game Room reviews Sega arcade games on Genesis like Afterburner 2 because CGRHD is a Sega Genesis reviewer reviewing classics and old school games on the Megadrive.
Classic Game Room reviews CRACK DOWN for Sega Genesis from 1990. Thie 1989 Sega produced arcade game arrived on the Megadrive one year later and gives us 2D top down action. This CGRHD review of Crack Down for Sega Genesis has gameplay footage from Crack Down on Mega Drive showing game play. Crackdown is not one of my favorite Sega Genesis game cartridges but still packs plents of good times and explosions. Your job is to plant explosives and clear each level as quickly as possible. Shoot bad guys along the way and watch out for bottomless pits. Crack Down is on Wii Virtua Console so that gamers can download it today, or hunt down the super affordable Sega Genesis game in a used store. Classic Game Room reviews 2D overhead action games on Sega Genesis because we are a Sega Genesis reviewer reviewing Genesis games like Crack Down which is also on Wii VC. Not to be confused with Crackdown on Xbox 360.
Classic Game Room reviews SUPER HANG ON for Sega Genesis. This sequel to Hang On arrived in the arcades as an awesome arcade motorcycle racer in the late 80's and made its way to the Sega Genesis (aka Megadrive) in 1989. From designer Yu Suzuki, creator of Out Run, Super Hang On boasts amazing 16-bit graphics, excellent sound and brilliant arcade racer gameplay. This CGRHD review of Super HangOn has gamplay footage from the Sega Genesis Mega Drive Super Hang On where you can race in arcade mode or original mode. The original mode allows you to earn money and upgrade your bike, you can get codes and even enter codes found online now to jump right into the race with tons of cash. Personally I like the arcade mode better but Super Hang On is brilliant no matter how you look at it. Race all over the world on 4 different circuits from Asia to Europe and the Americas and Africa. Super Hang On is a must have for Sega Genesis collectors, the Super Hang On MD game cartridge is easy to find and affordable to collect today. With interest in other Sega arcade racers growing and talk about a new Sega video game console there should be a resurgance of interest in Super Hang On as well. So soup it up with the SUPER Hang On review here on Classic Game Room, your Sega Genesis Megadrive reviewing review show which just reviewed Super Hang On for Sega Genesis.
Classic Game Room reviews TWIN COBRA for the Sega Genesis 16-bit wondermachine. Pilot a helicopter against mindless waves of enemy machinery in this Toaplan vertical scrolling SHMUP for the Sega Genesis. This CGRHD review of Twin Cobra has gameplay footage from Twin Cobra, an action packed Mega Drive SHMUP for Megadrive fans of vertical scrolling shooters like Fire Shark and Truxton. Twin Cobra may not have anything new or complex in its gameplay, but what it does have is excellent gameplay. Fluid, smooth motion, big chunky pixles and that trademark Toa Plan music and sound. The game has 8 different difficulty settings to adapt gameplay to a wide audience of gamers. 2D 16-bit action explodes off the screen in full 4x3 goodness (unlike Fireshark and Truxton which keep a vertical aspect ration and use a side panel for info). Twin Cobra is an excellent Megadrive Sega Genesis game that can be found for an affordable price which packs hours of intense gameplay. Classic Game Room reviews Sega Genesis video game cartridges for collectors and modern gamers. CGRHD is a Genesis reviewer reviewing Sega Genesis games with a love for the 16-bit 2D era of video gaming. If you like shooters, the MD Twin Cobra is awesome!
Classic Game Room HD reviews THUNDER FORCE AC for Sega Saturn video game console! This arcade version of Thunder Force III has some new content, some borrowed content and an all-new awesome presentation on the Sega Saturn in 1996 (the arcade version was from 1990). Fantastic sound, music and visuals separate the Thunder Force series from other SHMUP style space ship shooters, and this Japanese Sega Saturn shmup shows that to be true. As SHMUPS go this Japanese Saturn shooter is awesome and packs rock solid gameplay with a challenging difficulty level. From the Thunder Force Gold Pack 2, this review shows Thunder Force AC gameplay footage and demonstrates what makes Thunder Force AC so much fun. The Thunder Force Gold Pack 2 is a collection of 2 Thunder Force games, TF AC and Thunder Force 4 (aka Lightening Force for the Genesis, or Thunder Force IV on the Megadrive). TF AC is a side scrolling shoot 'em up horizontal shooter where you fight an enormous array of enemies and difficult end bosses. This version has excellent music that comes through the Saturn crisp and clear and is highly recommended for fans of the Thunder Force series from Technosoft (Tecno Soft), makers of the Thunderforce games! Classic Game Room HD is a Sega Saturn game reviewer reviewing Sega Saturn games and Japanese Import shooters like Thunder Force AC. This Japanese import Sega Saturn game works on an American Sega Saturn with a 4 in 1 Action Replay card. Tecnosoft is fresh! Why just play Thunder Force 3 when you can also play Thunder Force AC (and Thunderforce IV!)