-In the race to the bargain
bin the sports game is unrivaled. When ever you see mega drive/genesis
games for sale, its expected that there will be a decent amount
of sports games.
Its inevitable that games like Madden 93 and NBA Live 95 will
end up in your collection, however with the aid of this guide,
i will be able to (hopefully) sort out the FIFA 95's from the
World Cup Italia '90's. You should be able to find almost all
of these games with little to no effort, simply because of the
fact that they are sports games, and most people keep away from
them like a plague.
The regional titles may be harder depending on your location (i.e
soccer games are less common in America and Madden is less common
in the UK and Australia than in the US, etc). Also, these are
just my personal favs and your mileage may vary ;)
Very similar to "Ice Hockey" on the NES, except
with more depth and Fights! It doesnt have the NHL license, but
its an enjoyable game that doesnt take itself too seriously, yet
doesnt go to the extremes of Mutant league Hockey. Uses a Side-on
perspective, that gives the game a different feel to the NHL series.
Wont blow you away with its graphics, but they are more than adequate,
and it has some nice touches like the crowd and the little sin bin
(for the looser of the fights). Sound is fairly nice, and has some
nice tunes played on the requisite Pipe Organ. Watch out for the
star trek melody, its my favourite. =)
Like all good games, this one is probably better with some friends,
and the fights give it a new (albeit shallow) level.
Gold (Barcelona '92)
Choose from 7 events and go at it against the AI or up to four friends.
Actually you'll really only want to go at it with friends because
as a single player game its dullsville. Lack of simultaneous play
initially hurts it, but it doesnt matter as much after playing the
100m sprint and archery (best 2 events in the game). The other negative
point is that the Diving event is complicated and boring.
I'm actually rather bias towards this game, as it was the
first basketball game i had ever played. I hadnt given basketball
games much thought, but i played this for ages when I was young.
Its the best of the side-on EA Sports basketball games simply because
it was the last. NBA Live '95 (and its sequals) used and pseudo
3d perspective. Improves on Bulls vs Blazers in every way
Toons: ACME All stars
Classic sports: Tiny Toons style. May not have the long
term playability of a serious sports sim, but that hardly matters
when your having so much fun. Choose from Soccer, Basketball, bowling
and some mini-games and go at it with up to 4 friends (or play by
yourself against the AI).
The arcade classic. Comes in both standard and Tournament
Edition (T.E) variations, of which T.E is my choice. The game itself
is basically a 2 on 2 basketball, except with wild dunks, turbo
and in the case of T.E, Powerups and Hotspots. It even has battery
back up so you wont have to beat all the teams in one gigantic sitting.
Definatley one of the best multiplayer games on Mega Drive (but
watch out for the infamous A.I in 1 player mode).
Some say that 94 is a step down from 93, whereas others say
94 was the height of the series. 93 was the last to have fights and
blood so its worth getting just for that. Heck get them both and decide
for yourself. Either way, you wont be disappointed.
a great sports game that you think should be on the list ? email