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  • Spy Hunter

    ‘Spy Hunter’

    [PS2 / XBOX / GCN / GBA]
    [USA] [MAGAZINE] [2002]

    • GamePro, May 2002 (#164)
    • Midway attempts to breathe new life into the classic arcade staple, retooling it as a third-person-shooter-slash-driving game


  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Super Nintendo, Game Boy)


    Source: EGM 2 – Volume 1, Issue 1 – July 1994

    Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was released for the Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, and Game Gear in the fall of 1994. The ad above from the first issue of EGM 2 (or EGM^2) is for the Super Nintendo and Game Boy versions of the game. So why is it not for all of the versions?

    Basically, for each system the game was completely different. The Nintendo versions were done by Bandai and the Sega versions were done by Sega themselves. That explains why this particular advertisement is only for the Nintendo versions. While the Super Nintendo and Game Boy versions are both side-scrolling actions games, they really aren’t based on each other.

    The Sega versions are completely different. Both the Sega Genesis and Game Gear versions are fighting games but they are only somewhat similar to each other. The Sega CD version is completely different again. It is a button clicking full motion video game (think Dragon’s Lair).

    You would think with so many different variations of the game that one of them would be good but really they are all mediocre at best. Die-hard Power Rangers fans might be interested for a little while (maybe) but that’s about it.

  • Super Game Boy

    Super Game Boy television commercial.


    The Super Game Boy was an adapter for the Super Nintendo that allowed Game Boy games to be played on the system. In addition to allowing you to use the SNES controllers and a TV for display, it also allowed for certain enhancements if the games supported them, including adding color. The Super Game Boy supported original Game Boy games and some Game Boy Color games.

    Essentially, the Super Game Boy contained all of the Game Boy hardware with the SNES just being used for controllers, video output and any supported enhancements. It came in the form of a cartridge that plugged in like any other cartridge and had a slot on top in which to insert a Game Boy game.

    If you were a Game Boy fan and owned an SNES then it was definitely worth the $59.99 to get one of these. This was the first commercially available Game Boy based add-on for a Nintendo console but it wouldn’t be the last. A similar device would be released later on the Game Cube that also supported Game Boy Advance games.

    Above is a clip from a commercial for the Super Game Boy.