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Pot t-te) ad SEGA f 4 B ing youneed to know Flevelt 5 16-bit masterpiece Ld 6 6 Includes The Super NES Book Welcome to The ega Driv Book Its amazing to think that Sega's Mega Orves now an impressive 25 years old Whenit was irstreleasedn October 1988, Sega desperatly needed ahome hit lisprevieus8-bit consoles had ald to break the stranglehold hat Nitendo had created withthe NES, leaving Sega with asmall window of opportunity before Nintendo releases own 16-bit consol. The end result was the Mega Drive —or Genesis a's known nthe US — an excellent machine that, buoyed ahos of stunning conversions and rigallPs ke ‘Sonic The Hedgehog, managedtolaasen Nintendo iron rpon the market Exclusives like Gunstar Heroes, Contra: Hard Corps, Mega Man. The Wily Wars andofcaurse Sonic delivered exiting arcade-styed gameplay that made hore computers and [Nintendo's NES pale in comparson, So join us as we celebrate the 25th arnversary of ‘Sega's fantastic console andhighight some ofthe best gamesto ever appear onits é-bitmasterpece The Mega Cofitents Drive ‘ae 8 RETROINSPECTION: MEGA DRIVE scorer how Ses I-bt console -krownas the Genesisin 'heUS—helpechange the fortunes ofthe compary arcade ahugelmpactonthegameisty 14. PERFECTTEN: MEGA DRIVE Therearesomaryamazng games avalabe on Segsfntastic cones but thesearethecresyoushaulbe without 16 ANDTHE REST: MEGADRIVE Tekeasea prepareyournesialga ands andgetsetforsome tebestandworse games forSegasconsole 18 RETROINSPECTION: MEGA-CD Seg Mega-CO was nonhererearasbadasrmany thought Frijautyyoushadkntbevibeuttheecingatt-on 24. PERFECT TEN: MEGA-CD “Thought Seg Mega Ore a-onwasfullotrubbsh PMY games? 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The game i radtonaly payed by large ‘men in finclotha, each of which ls worth thousands ‘of pounds. 4. Ther isan altomatve version ofthe sport called Sultm which spayed by tl skinny men woaring sharp back talred suits Fight sorry about that, weir Bock Wel, would you boive itt uns ot that there are actually alot more sumo videogames than wa though, around 20 Infact, ‘and most have appeared on Nintendo consoles and ‘dit ee elase ouside of Japan. The one we want to craw your atontion tis Aah Harimanada, which GREAT GAMES THAT NEVER REACHED UH SOIL bene ths appeared on the Mega Drive in Japan and wa based on 2 popular manga and anime, wes also developed by Mogssot developer of one ofthe Moga Orve's greatest tion games ~ Shinobi fl: turn OF The Ninja Mastr. ‘Thor ae thre versions of Aah Harimansda one {forthe Game Boy and another forthe Gare Gea. The "Moga Drive version is often ericised by westemers for being feraciusty tough. As such there ee many who wll warn you off it And intaly we wor in agreement However, aftr dicovering who was behind the gare ‘we decided to sick with it and were glad wo di Simply Spamming the fra buttons won't get you ofthe second bout but with on three buttons to worry about, Aah? Haximanada's combst system is simple gure out, and wien you dit gots a helluva lt more entertaining, pee eae Sor y—e Bice Seley Mc eerie ed Aah Harimanade takes dramatic conc with he sports based on by playing more ke a one-on-one fightorinthe mould of Steot Fighter I The wrestiors have energy bars and special moves, and matches can tbe won by pushing or throwing our opponent out of the ing or depleting thelr anergy ba to get a knock ou ‘The game aleo hasan sit of Punch. Out to a8 you're only given the choice a one fighter, end you must help him climb the ranks of various sumo wresting drets (that the impression we got, anyway) Before fights, ‘accreen flashes up showing the stats of you and your ‘ponent, though asia wien in Japanese, that's probably only useful you speak the anguoge, ’As we sad the contol systam is spread across thee btn, hich males pretty simple to rasp. You have alight aac, heavy atk anda grapple which an be used to pul and push your opponent Depending on the opponent, some hghts ail ‘an be won by matly mashing away latthetwo atack buttons, but other » to go toetotoe with them. Against these stronger opponents, itis bost to IMPORT ONLY: With only three buttons on the Mega Drive, the game’s combat system is relatively sme to ig book thir attacks blocking performed by pressing the Opa aay tem your opponent and oreo tem 0 the edge oft mat Intating» grapple ter wl cause bath mento lockharn nd by madly mashing owey st the button you val hope row your opponent cut cto ring Some ct ta hearst tere oe ict {maybe oven imposible) to detest inthis way though tnt stance to bes eS generty wo exp tha slow soot and jst ofr a KO Though he ting oes get repative and there are alotofepponets to fare goto about thirty, ad itscemed ie there ware more), Aah! Hormanad as 2 rel ace quality. 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"Amixture of Sonicand Maga Man but witha strong pang of Rocke Knight Aventures, Pulsoman was @ ‘lorous looking platform game that may have fl ike a cure of eter platform games you've payed before, butt brought these plferod ingredients tthe bol with ‘an impressive amount of cae and attention, making 2 bit of an undiscovered classic forthe Mega Drive, Inthe gome you play a @Pulseman: a haltrobot halthuman boy who ithe suit of his sonst dod ‘eating article and than copping off with one of his eeation.I'a weird backstory, and one that. for legal reasons, we have to leave right there, but om {hes odd union of man and machine, Earth gets tot 2 new platform game ero wh can hamesselecrcy appower that Game Frosk woul Tatar give to Pikachu ony released offi in Japan despite the and avel realy betwoen the electronic and eal wodd Howover when prolonged exposure tthe digital word changes Pulosmar's da into «eared scents, and he embarks on abt of global eybertrrrsm falls Pulsemanto put en endothe evidoe'.. uh... vieing. Split across sx sizable stages glued together by varity af bonus levels plus final one to draw things to a rice close, Pulseman certainly holds alot of lngevity. ‘Ad the fact that youte given ait of eedom in what ‘way you can attack he game means that even youre Wha kor when EEE games to ever find a Oe ennai rubbish tt you can sil get to se a at of Putseman cite as one ofthe best ooking Moga Drive the good stiff hat Auseman ha to offer nather {mes to find arlease, ond while we agree tat he ‘Moga Wan paral {ame cotinly ie 9 looker, i we had one eri, “The ovals in Pulsaman ae large and wel-dtalled. but that many ofthe enemy designs do fea a ite band ‘oddly sparse ad wsualyonly containing ahanéfl of and uninspired: a metal mouse, something that looks tnamies to creumvent. Tha chelange tend 0 fom helping Pukoran nogotat his ‘way around te games lla designed wots using his various powers. And this IS smother reat element ofthe game Palseman boasts an impressive arsenal ‘of moves, which includes a nt Jump Kk ‘hot destroys those annoying enemies king on overead ledges why can't al platform game heroes have a handy ‘move ike ths? 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