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  • GamePro – April 1996


    Source: GamePro – Issue Number 81 – April 1996

  • The Tick (Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis)

    ‘The Tick’

    [SNES / GEN] [USA] [MAGAZINE] [1994]

    • GamePro, December 1994 (#65)
      • Scanned by Phillyman, via RetroMags


    The Tick was both a comic book and an animated series on Fox. I never read the comic but the the animated series was very good and extremely funny. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it. A video game based on the comic and animated series was released in 1994 for both the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t live up to the quality of the animated series. It wasn’t absolutely horrible, it just peaked at average.

    The game is a fairly typical side scrolling beat ’em up (think Streets of Rage). However, it’s fairly generic, repetitive and the frame rate is not great. It also doesn’t do enough to capture the humor of the series. Unfortunately, mediocre to terrible games are not uncommon when it comes to licenses. The mindset often seems to be to get a game out as fast as possible, regardless of quality, in an attempt to capitalize on popularity in another type of media.

    This game is probably of some interest if you were a fan of the comic or tv series but nobody else would likely care.

  • NBA Jam T.E. (1995)

    NBA Jam T.E. (1995)


    NBA Jam T.E. (Tournament Edition) was the first incremental update to a long running and very popular series of basketball games by Midway. It was initially an arcade game but was ported to a wide variety of home systems. The NBA Jam series was known for it’s licensed teams and players (including digital likenesses and voices) and exagerated realism.

    This particular ad is from 1995 and features the Sega Saturn, PlayStation and DOS versions of NBA Jam T.E. Versions also existed for the Sega Genesis, 32X, Atari Jaguar, Super Nintendo, Game Boy and Game Gear. The home versions were known for the addition of hidden characters such as the then president Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton among others.

    NBA Jam games have continued to be developed through the years with varying degrees of popularity with the latest being NBA Jam: On Fire Edition released in 2011 on PSN and XBLA. The NBA Jam series has had a strong influence on other sports games released by Midway ever since.