Racing the Prototype in Virtua Racing.
32XSega
July 2019

Virtua Racing Deluxe

A trip to a motorway service station was all it took for FatNicK to fall in love with Virtua Racing, but its 32X release sealed the deal.

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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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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Master System.
Master SystemSega
December 2018

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (MS)

For Jimi Fletcher, Sonic 2 on the Master System – his first-ever gaming Christmas present – gave him a unique outlook on both life and the game itself.

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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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Master SystemSega
June 2018

World Soccer

World Soccer on the Master System was what hooked N64 Jamesy on the beautiful game, teaching him how a simple ball game could help him fit in – a passion that lives to this day.

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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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