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More Genesis musings Tim 
Posted by: Tim at 6:49 PM EST on 6/13/2005
File Under: Games

Building upon my last post, I've been getting into the Genesis more and more the last several days. I found a really cool shop here in Madison called PrePlayed and they had a big bin of Genesis carts at $2 a pop. I sifted through it and picked up Vectorman, Ecco the Dolphin, and Flashback.

As I suspected, Vectorman's gameplay is virtually identical to Vectorman 2, but with more appealing level design and enemies. It's a great pick-up-and-play game to kill a little time. Ecco, I've only played once, and it seems like a solid (and difficult) game. I'll be going back to it soon... Another game is sucking up my time.

And this brings me to Flashback. Wow, how did I miss this game back in the day? This is fantastic stuff. Its play mechanics are similar to the original Price of Persia, but it has a great sci-fi atmosphere, and elements of old PC adventure games. It's got exploration, puzzle-solving, item collecting, inventories, and talking to and assisting non-playable characters (for example, you can find a lost teleporter to help an injured man in the first level). This game is right up my alley.

Sonic is also continuing to grow on me. I haven't beaten the game yet, but I probably will soon. It's holding my interest longer than I expected. I'm also on the lookout for Comix Zone and General Chaos. I gave Comix Zone a try on an emulator, and it's probably the most unique beat-em-up I've ever played, and I remember playing General Chaos with a friend and really liking it.

Anyway, my retro kick will probably continue for a while. I'm leaning towards digging out the SNES once the Genesis runs its course.

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