With 63 unique games in my Genesis collection, I am bound to have some games in my library that are either not gems or not compelling enough to demand my time. Some of these games have the potential to be quite fun and some I’ve given enough of a shot to know that they are not. None of them are worth much so getting rid of them isn’t worth the time to drive to the used video game store.
If Beavis and Butthead on the Genesis has any notoriety it’s either because you were a fan of the MTV series in the 90’s, like myself, or you sought it out after the AVGN recently dedicated an episode to this game’s general awfulness. I’ve played this one a few times and I admit, I quickly turned it off for many of the same reasons AVGN skewers it.
Family Feud is, well, a video game version of the classic game show. Everyone knows what Family Feud is all about and I can’t honestly say I’ve played this version other than to turn it on to make sure it works.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is also a game that has some name recognition thanks to the Activision classic for the Atari 2600 and other consoles of the early 80’s. An updated 16-bit Pitfall has potential but for some reason the Pitfall game that was released for the NES soured me on any additional Pitfall titles. In all, I think this franchise is overrated.
Trampoline Terror is an early overhead strategy Genesis game that I picked up loose for a few dollars due to being a unique sounding title. It has the potential to be interesting and engaging, but I simply haven’t taken the time with so many other great Genesis games begging to be played.
Final cart is Zoop, which is a strategy game that was ported to multiple consoles in the mid 90’s. In the USA alone you could play this game on PC, Mac, PlayStation, Game Boy, Game Gear, Jaguar & SNES. Apparently it is (semi) popular but I have not played it to understand why.
Games in my collection:
- Beavis and Butthead
- Family Feud
- Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
- Trampoline Terror