If you were to combine Smash TV with the movie Aliens, the result would be Xeno Crisis, an extremely challenging top down shooter.
The leap to Golden Axe III is bigger than that of the first game to the second and it shows a lot of improvement in the gameplay category. The visuals are a different story.
Golden Axe II is a classic albeit stiff beat ’em up that more or less feels like a rehash of the first game. The refinements make it more enjoyable.
Golden Axe is a product of its time but it’s a classic and an inspiration for others of its kind.
The Adventures of Batman & Robin for Genesis is an extremely difficult game with repetitive enemy encounters and a very unique soundtrack.
Only through memorization and dedication can one truly survive the punishment that is Contra: Hard Corps, one of the best games in the Contra series.
Often found on lists of must-play shoot ’em up games, Thunder Force III and its iterations are both accessible and challenging at the same time, making this one of the most enjoyable games in the genre.
If you like the Gauntlet games, this entry is amazing and is one of the best 16-bit games you can get.
This game has a lot of problems and yet it’s the best Spawn game to date. It has some great stuff going on but it’s marred by unbalanced characters and cheap design.
If you want to play a challenging, high speed, action game then After Burner II is for you. The only bummer about this console port is that it’s missing the awesome cockpit the arcade game was famous for.