The front cover of Street Fighter II: SCE.
Mega DriveSega
April 2019

Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition

A young Daniel Driver got caught up in the Street Fighter II hype, and a friendly-yet-personal rivalry turned the game from a fad and into an obsession.

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Mega DriveSega
March 2019

European Club Soccer

Before FIFA and ISS Pro began to dominate football gaming, football games weren’t known for their flair. However, European Club Soccer still captured Gary Heneghan’s heart.

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Sonic 3D's title screen in the UK.
Mega DriveSega
February 2019

Sonic 3D: Flickies’ Island

N64 Jamesy speaks of Sonic 3D, and how this “black sheep” of the franchise’s 16-bit era, despite its foibles, was saved by some truly fine musical efforts.

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Under attack in Alien Storm.
Mega DriveSega
August 2018

Alien Storm

While his friends were busy playing more famous 2D beat ‘em ups, Matt Gardner was happier with Alien Storm – though he twice had to overcome his own body’s betrayal just to try it.

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Mega DriveSega
August 2018

Golden Axe

Golden Axe’s co-op gameplay captured Tom Clare’s young heart. After countless playthroughs and near-misses, his journey would reach an unexpected conclusion, 22 years later…

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The transformation in Altered Beast.
Mega DriveSega
June 2018

Altered Beast

Ever grown tired of video games? By the time he reached 18, Gary Heneghan had, but Altered Beast inspired him to get back into gaming again.

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The barn from the gloriously terrible Hard Drivin'.
Mega DriveSega
May 2018

Hard Drivin’

Some games are so bad, they’re good. In the case of Hard Drivin’, Matt Gardner needed a few years to realise that it was an experience that aged beautifully, even if it remained utterly terrible.

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Wonder Boy In Monster World fairy bastards
Mega DriveSega
October 2017

Wonder Boy in Monster World

Sometimes a game can override our personal lives. Daniel Driver recalls how his quest in Wonder Boy in Monster World became a real-world race against time.

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Mega DriveSega
May 2017

Columns

Games create unforgettable memories for players and non-players alike – and Matt Gardner was very much the passenger with Columns.

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Mega DriveSega
April 2017

NHL ’94

At a time when US sports games were trickling into the UK, one remained mercifully simple and fun – but it was still packed with all the extras that true fans needed.

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