Classic Home Video Games, 1989–1990

A Complete Guide to Sega Genesis, Neo Geo and TurboGrafx-16 Games


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About the Book

The third in a series about home video games, this detailed reference work features descriptions and reviews of every official U.S.–released game for the Neo Geo, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16, which, in 1989, ushered in the 16-bit era of gaming. Organized alphabetically by console brand, each chapter includes a description of the game system followed by substantive entries for every game released for that console. Video game entries include historical information, gameplay details, the author’s critique, and, when appropriate, comparisons to similar games. Appendices list and offer brief descriptions of all the games for the Atari Lynx and Nintendo Game Boy, and catalogue and describe the add-ons to the consoles covered herein—Neo Geo CD, Sega CD, Sega 32X and TurboGrafx-CD.

About the Author(s)

Fulltime freelancer and pop culture expert Brett Weiss lives in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to his reference books about classic home video games, he has written for numerous magazines and newspapers.

Bibliographic Details

Brett Weiss
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 344
Bibliographic Info: 121 photos, glossary, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016 [2011]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6794-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9231-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Foreword by Leonard Herman      1
Preface      3

Neo Geo      7
Samurai      26
Sega Genesis      36
BubsyII      62
Mortal Kombat      145
TurboGrafx-16      251
Pac-Land      273

Appendix I. Neo Geo CD      285
Appendix II. Sega CD      288
Appendix III. Sega 32X      293
Appendix IV. TurboGrafx-CD      295
Appendix V. Atari Lynx      297
Appendix VI. Nintendo Game Boy      299
Glossary      311
Bibliography      323
Index      325

Book Reviews & Awards

• “An excellent book for game historians and newcomers to these consoles to have on their shelves…very intuitive and user-friendly”—Sega 16

• “One of the only works of its kind on the first generation of home video games”—ARBA

• “You’ll find plenty to enjoy here…a solid recommendation”—Seafoam Gaming

• “Well written…well researched and well detailed”—YourWolfsdenGaming

• “Brett is a talented writer whose passion for various artistic endeavors, such as video games and music, comes through in his own work. The Classic Home Video Games series is one worth reading. Whether you grew up with these games or you’re simply looking for an entertaining history lesson, there’s a lot here to enjoy. Pick up these books and game on!”—Michael Cavacini, award-winning communications professional, writer, and professor