Retro Face/Off: Sonic 3D Blast (Saturn/Genesis) - IMPLANTgames

Retro Face/Off: Sonic 3D Blast (Saturn/Genesis) - IMPLANTgames

Sonic 3D Blast was the final Sonic game released for the Sega Genesis. Busy with Saturn development, yet wanting a 16-bit Sonic title for the holiday season in 1996, Sega farmed out the development to Traveller's Tales, who had developed the excellent Mickey Mania games, as well as the equally fantastic Toy Story.
 
For the past decade, Traveller's Tales has been churning out countless successful Lego games, with no end in sight. But back to 1996, we have the subject of today's Face/Off, Sonic 3D Blast.

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Retro Face/Off: Bust-A-Move (NGCD/SNES)

Retro Face/Off: Bust-A-Move (NGCD/SNES)

Bust-A-Move, known as Puzzle Bobble in the East, is a puzzle game from Taito, debuting in arcades in 1994. The home ports followed shortly thereafter, with both the Neo Geo CD and Super Nintendo versions arriving in 1995. The game was an immediate hit, and continues to spawn sequels and spin-offs to this very day.

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Retro Face/Off: Daytona USA (Saturn/Dreamcast)

Retro Face/Off: Daytona USA (Saturn/Dreamcast)

Daytona USA is a racing game developed by AM2 and originally released in arcades in 1994. The game was a massive success, and it still isn’t hard to stumble upon working units at bowling alleys, campgrounds, and laundromats, despite the fact arcades are all but dead in North America. It’s a testament to just how popular and timeless the game truly is.

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Retro Face/Off: Disney's Aladdin (Genesis/SNES)

Retro Face/Off: Disney's Aladdin (Genesis/SNES)

Disney’s Aladdin was released on both the Sega Genesis, and the Super Nintendo, in November of 1993, about a year after the film debuted in theatres. Unlike most Disney platformers of the era, these two games were developed by different companies, and are essentially completely different games.

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