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In our most recent issue of Game Informer (with The Elder Scrolls MMO on the cover), I wrote a Classic GI piece that compared 16-bit games that feature the same names, but different gameplay. Most multiplatform games are nearly identical in 2012, but that wasn't always the case. In the days of Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, you'd sometimes find wholly different game experiences depending on which system you chose. Writing about these older titles made me interested in re-visiting them, so I grabbed fellow 16-bit enthusiast Tim Turi and headed down to the Replay room.
Watch below to see us cover numerous multiplatform games, from Aladdin to Mortal Kombat.
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Very cool, guys. Thanks for this.
this makes wolfenstien look like jurassic park. LOL. that was amazingly funny. plus both versions of shadowrun are amazing, but the sega version has my vote.
Awesome trip down memory lane! Can I get some more please?
In terms of games with HUGE differences, I'm surprised The Adventures of Batman & Robin wasn't brought up. There's a case where the SNES version was superior in virtually every way. It was a well constructed adventure game with character and an identity that was strongly tied to the animated series. The Genesis version was just...run and shoot. Terrible in comparison.
Oh and as for TMNT: Hyperstone Heist that got brought up in the posts here that was like a remixed and abridged version of TMNT: Turtles In Time. Not impressive to say the least.
Funny watching this and realized that Tim and Dan would've been my best friends in the 90's.
WWF Super Wrestlemania and WWF Royal Rumble were also examples of differences. Both shared a portion of the roster, but each had a handful or so of different wrestlers.
I've owned all of these games for the Genesis, except for SunsetRiders, Shadow Run, and Street Fighter. I had the Super Nintendo versions of them, but why we're you not playing Sunset Riders or Street Fighter 2 player?
Awesome Vid :)
Seems like Genesis was better for these dual games. This is really an interesting era, I can't Imagine playing, say, Halo by Sony. It would be real crazy to see this happen today, but maybe Wii U will cause that to happen
At first it was like let's *** on Nintendo, but then Sunset Riders changed it up as well as some others. Nintendo wins in my mind.
with the exception of sunsetriders i had all of these games on my Genesis as a kid. thanks for the blast from my past. i sucked at SF.
and we need more videos with Dans Dad
AAAAH I LOVE SUNSET RIDERS. so many great memories of co op on that game
Ok I am sorry but i had to comment on this. The Super nintendo Aladdin and the Sega Genesis Aladdin are ABSOLUTELY nothing alike!!! Not just in art style but also in game play and how the story is told. Its not like comparing apples and apples, or apples and oranges. Its like comparing an apple to a banana and saying they were meant to be alike. The super nintendo one is absolutely amazing and I am sure anyone who has played it feels the same. Its not an action game like the sega one.
This was really cool. It's interesting to see such differences just cause of the consoles.