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With the release of the first Shadowrun RPG in nearly 20 years, Game Informer's office is abuzz with excitement over this beloved series. Rather than just talking about our memories of the Super Nintendo Shadowrun title, we pulled the game out of our vault to test our memory of the early minutes of the game.
Although I played the game religiously when I was young, my memory of it wasn't as sharp as I had hoped. Come see how I fare, as Matt Miller, Jeff Cork, and Tim Turi try to help me out. Stick around for a very special second segment that you all wanted to see after listening to Game Informer's "bad game" podcast. Hint: It involves two-headed snakes and sentient totems.
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Congo would be one hell of a Super Replay...I almost felt like a got a headache watching it.
This was one of my favorite SNES games ever-great choice!
Been playing this currently on my phone and man it is addicting (which the SR:Return on the pc is as well) I plan to grab the genesis version as well
Nice to see a replay of this. Shadowrun has been on my to-play list for a while, especially with the release of Shadowrun Returns.
Fun replay guys! That Congo game was weird..Thanks.
If Shadowrun Returns is anywhere as fun as it sounds and as this appears to be, my interest will grow even further. Now if only that budget windfall I'm waiting on would come through...
I'm really interested in Shadowrun Returns and this has increased my interest.
I loved this game back in the day.
God how i prefer the Sega Genesis version
My interest in Shadowrun has been reinvigorated. I'll be sure to check out Shadowrun Returns now. The soundtrack is killer, too.
Bytheway, not important, but I'm a stickler for movies: The Matrix was released in 1999, not '98.
Shadowrun looks pretty good. I wouldn't have liked it as a kid, though; I would've gotten lost and frustrated.
Congo--I love the movie and the book. The game, though...well, the Roulette speaks for itself. I wonder if any person has actually played through that entire game?
R.I.P. Michael Crichton.
Wish i could play this on console
Amazing episode of replay guys thank you for putting together a stellar cast!! And that Congo game almost makes the movie look like citizen Kane whew.
About the Matrix being inspired by this game:
The entire shadowrun franchise is heavily inspired by the Cyberpunk literature. The Matrix as a concept (and as a name) was used in Neuromancer by William Gibson, which is the main inspiration for almost the entire cyber- part of the Shadowrun universe. Decks, Matrix, Ice etc. was all copied from the Sprawl Trilogy (of which Neuromancer was the first). Snow Crash is another cyberpunk book that goes into great detail about a Matrix-like cyberspace.
Wait, Jake was a callback to the original Shadowrun?! I never played the original one, only Returns, So I had no idea that he was the Original Shadowrun character, I just thought he was guy who likes to sleep in Chop-shops!