What's New

Import Stores

Import Reviews

Import Cover Archive

Special Features


The Top 100

Video Game Fiction





80. Master Of Darkness - Sega/Sims - SMS - 1992

No, it's not a Castlevania game - but it sure looks like one.

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.

79. Super Mario Bros. 2 - Nintendo - NES - 1988

Bomb Mouser! QUICKLY!

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?

78. El Viento - Renovation/Wolf Team - Sega Genesis - 1990

Anet, mistress of the wind!

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.

77. Darius Gaiden - Acclaim/Taito - Sega Saturn - 1995

That is one big fish.

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.

76. In The Hunt - Kokopeli/Irem - Sega Saturn - 1995

God, I love submarine warfare - especially if Irem had a hand in it.

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.

75. Mega Man 2 - Capcom - NES - 1988

Gear clowns? What a bunch of pansies.

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.

74. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Sega - Sega Genesis - 1993

Jo Musashi returns again!

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.

73. Giga Wing 2 - Capcom/Takumi - Sega Dreamcast - 2001

This game is absolutely beautiful...

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.

72. The Genji And The Heike Clans - Namco - Arcade - 1986

Destroy the evil warlord Yoritomo!

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.

71. Space Harrier - Sega - Arcade - 1986

Harrier's first appearance!

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.



Page 1 Page 2 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10