The Road Rash titles on the Genesis remain some of my favorite “line-scrolling” racing games of all time. The controls were tight, the combat was fun, the music was catchy, and the track design gave a great three dimensional feel. From the rolling hills to the tight turns, the Genesis games gave a realistic sense of screaming down the highway that few racers of the era could match.
Atari Jaguar. These two words seem to muster up so much controversy amongst the mainstream gaming press. “The controller is horrible” they say, “it’s not really 64-bit.” “Doom doesn’t have music.” For those that own a Jag, most of that disdain is misguided. With that in mind, I present to you the Top 5 Atari Jaguar games.
Last Resort is a horizontal shmup originally released for the Neo Geo in 1992, and this CD version following in 94. You pilot a Cyber Jet ship, which has a striking resemblance to the R-9a Arrowhead from R-Type. The similarities don’t stop there, as you also control an orb, which can soak up bullets as well as deliver extra firepower.
Riding Hero was developed by SNK and released on the Neo Geo CD in 1995. Aesthetically, the title is clearly inspired by Sega’s Hang-On. In addition to the checkpoint styled racing action provided by that title, SNK put their own spin on the game with real circuits, and a secondary goal of finishing in third place or better in addition to meeting tough time limits.
The Neo Geo CD is a great way to experience arcade perfect versions of classic Neo Geo games, at a much more wallet friendly price than the cartridge alternatives. However, most of the better CD games are still expensive, or are fighting games. For this video, I am going to look at 5 reasonably priced Neo Geo CD games.