Sega's attempt at cloning Castlevania for the SMS actually came off pretty good, contrary to what you may have heard. If you have an SMS and crave Castlevania-style action, you can't go wrong with this.
My favorite Mario game, hands down. Huh... my favorite Mario game wasn't even a Mario game to begin with, but an entirely different game called Doki Doki Panic. It figures, doesn't it?
One of the best platformers released for the Genesis, El Viento went almost unnoticed by American gamers. It even had a sequel for the Mega CD, Anet Again, that never made it to America. It's a shame - in both cases.
This is one of my favorite side scrolling shooters for the Saturn. It's probably the best 32-bit Darius out there - yes, even better than G Darius, which is a great game in it's own right.
You don't see too many sub-based shooters, so In The Hunt was a welcome addition to my library. It plays like Metal Slug and R-Type would if they were combined and thrown in the ocean. It's definitely worth picking up if you're hunting for a good shooter on the Saturn or the PSX.
This has to be my favorite Mega Man game. I can't describe exactly what it is about this one that I like better than the rest - all I know is that in my eyes, it's the Mega Man game that has yet to be surpassed.
Wow. That was what I said when I first played this one. It's definitely one of the best Shinobi games ever, falling just short of The Revenge Of Shinobi in my eyes.
One of my favorite manic shmups, Giga Wing 2 really shows off the power of the Dreamcast - and is one hell of a great shooter, to boot.
This is one of my favorite Namco arcade games. It seems that a lot of the ideas used in this showed up later in Splatterhouse... the life meter, the large sidescrolling segments and so on. There is a sequel for the Turbografx-16, Samurai Ghost, but I have yet to play it.
Ah, Space Harrier - what a game. The original arcade game was a totally frenetic blast... and I was thrilled when I found out that Working Designs decided to include it on the Sega Ages disc when they licensed it from Sega. I was even more thrilled to find out that the entire arcade game was playable in the Dreamcast game Shenmue.