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Re: Underappreciated Megadrive/Genesis Games
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2017, 10:24:18 AM »
https://magixbuttons.com/article/story-behind-eas-yellow-tabbed-genesis-games

Basically this article says that sega was asking for too much money to licence games and they told EA that if you can reverse engineer the development kit including the mold then they would not have to pay as big of a licence fee. I would say this looks like a win for the little guy but EA are now a massive AAA developer and possibly the biggest developer for sports I would say but still nice to see how is began for them. Still does not explaine the clip though
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Re: Underappreciated Megadrive/Genesis Games
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2017, 15:55:36 PM »
Great piece of history. I remember Populous being the first EA game I bought. Then it spiraled out of control. Buck Rodgers, Centurion, the Road Rash series, bought a new Madden almost every year.

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Re: Underappreciated Megadrive/Genesis Games
« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2017, 00:20:53 AM »
Great info..

James Pond 2 is also a great shout.
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Re: Underappreciated Megadrive/Genesis Games
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2017, 23:35:25 PM »
Maybe it was just a design style choice then. Some sort of recognisable quirk. I guess it worked lol.

I think NHLPA hockey was the first game I saw it on. Or it could have been shadow of the beast actually....


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Re: Underappreciated Megadrive/Genesis Games
« Reply #64 on: May 08, 2017, 17:20:26 PM »
In 2017 it is hard to define underappreciated. Some games have been released as compilation discs on recent or past handhelds and systems. Like my favorites Desert Strike and the Road Rash series on the PSP.

I still like to play Aerobiz, Quackshot and Outlander.


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Re: Underappreciated Megadrive/Genesis Games
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2017, 23:07:18 PM »
Quackshot is a great shout. Love that game :)

i think defining underappreciated games is about looking at what was in large part overlooked due to whatever reason whether it be over saturation of the genre or simply because of sparse marketing or whatever the reason but that is just my opinion

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Re: Underappreciated Megadrive/Genesis Games
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2017, 00:21:20 AM »
Quackshot is a fun game!  Of course, I'm biased since I am a Donald Duck fan.  :)
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Re: Underappreciated Megadrive/Genesis Games
« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2017, 15:46:41 PM »
Wish Quackshot had a save feature. 

Really appreciate now how some games for the Megadrive/Genesis are different then a same named title for the Super Nintendo. Disney games were often different like some of the Mickey Mouse games. Beavis and Butthead was also different.

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Re: Underappreciated Megadrive/Genesis Games
« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2017, 18:22:16 PM »
Really appreciate now how some games for the Megadrive/Genesis are different then a same named title for the Super Nintendo.

Yes, I couldn't agree more with this! Games were different across platforms which is why we all have our own favourite systems that we will all defend. I loved that aspect of gaming but it's more or less gone now :^[



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Re: Underappreciated Megadrive/Genesis Games
« Reply #69 on: August 19, 2017, 10:11:59 AM »
Unfortunately different versions of the same game is completely gone. I remember on my megadrive having power rangers the movie video game and my friend had the Super Nintendo version and mine was like ten times better :)

 

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