10 Great Shoot-em-ups On The Master System

    #1 MOST ASKED QUESTION: “Is Sega Does dead or alive?” While I’m out gallivanting with the NES book and other assorted projects, writer James Swift of Uncommon Journalism has graciously offered to pen some Sega-themed articles for the site. Expect them once a week for the next while!   The Sega Genesis is often […]

Darius II / Sagaia

  Darius II: You Sunk My Deathship!   …let’s just pretend that says Darius II.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Taito GENRE: Shoot-em-up DIFFICULTY: Adjustable RELEASE DATE: 12/20/90 – (JP)                                              04/91 – (EU)   Darius II, or Sagaia as it’s known in the West for some reason, is yet another horizontal shoot-em-up that […]

Rainbow Islands Extra / Rainbow Islands

  I’ll have what that child’s having.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Aisystem Tokyo GENRE: Arcade platformer DIFFICULTY: Moderate RELEASE DATE: 10/05/90 – (JP)   After the dinosaur brothers Bub and Bob destroyed the villainous Super Drunk at the end of Bubble Bobble, their prehistoric flesh dissolved to reveal that they were human after […]

Space Invaders 90 / 91

  1978 called, they want their invaders back!   Released one year after the Japanese version for reasons unknown.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Taito GENRE: Arcade/Shoot-em-up DIFFICULTY: Moderate RELEASE DATE: 09/07/90 – (JP)                                                1991 – (US)   Space Invaders 91 (or Space Invaders ’90 as it’s known in Japan) has a killer […]

Insector X

  That’s one hot bee you got there.   Human Fly to the rescue!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hot-B (JP), Sage’s Creation (US) DEVELOPER: Taito (port by Hot-B) GENRE: Shoot-em-up DIFFICULTY: Hard RELEASE DATE: 09/07/90 – (JP)                                              10/90 – (US)   Save for oddities like Bee 52, Mr. Mosquito, and A Bug’s Life, gaming […]

Hyperion

  In this special series on the Pioneer LaserActive, guest author Taylor Pinson will be discussing some of the games released on the Sega PAC, an add-on for the LaserActive that could play Genesis, Sega CD, and Mega LD titles.   Somebody ate beans for dinner…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Pioneer DEVELOPER: Taito GENRE: Shoot-em-up […]

Rocket Coaster

  In this special series on the Pioneer LaserActive, guest author Taylor Pinson will be discussing some of the games released on the Sega PAC, an add-on for the LaserActive that could play Genesis, Sega CD, and Mega LD titles.   Six Flags 2099   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Pioneer DEVELOPER: Taito GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: […]

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