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Sega Game Gear (April, 1991)
Launch Grade: C
Titles Available on Launch Day:Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Columns (pack in game), G-LOC: Air Battle, Psychic World, Revenge of Drancon, Super Monaco GP
Nintendo SNES (September, 1991)
Launch Grade: A-
Despite the presence of only three titles on launch day, the NES follow up didn't disappoint fans by packing in the legendary Super Mario World (which we gave a perfect 10 in a Classic GI review in 2000).
Titles Available on Launch Day:Super Mario World (pack-in game), F-Zero, Pilotwings
The 3DO (October, 1993)
Launch Grade: C-
Titles Available on Launch Day:Alone in the Dark, Myst, Star Control II
Atari Jaguar (November, 1993)
Launch Grade: D
Titles Available on Launch Day:Cybermorph (pack-in game), Raiden, Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy
Sega Saturn (May, 1995)
Launch Grade: C+
The games available at the Saturn's launch were overshadowed by the debut of the system itself. Sega was planning a September release of the Saturn (dubbed "Saturnday") to go up against Sony's soon-to-launch PlayStation system, but decided to get a leg up by releasing the Saturn directly after Sega's E3 presentation in May. This surprised retailers and third-party publishers, which were preparing for a fall launch. This left the system with only six titles (all Sega-made) on day one.
Titles Available on Launch Day:Clockwork Knight, Daytona USA, Panzer Dragoon, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Virtua Fighter (pack-in game), Worldwide Soccer
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