2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

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2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

Postby VideoGameCritic » August 7th, 2015, 12:09 pm

Let me know what you think of these Genesis reviews. Jungle Book is a review (went from C+ to B+) and the others are new.

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Re: 2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

Postby Atariboy » August 7th, 2015, 2:47 pm

Codemasters must've agreed with your opinion on the lack of 4 player multiplayer.

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From Micro Machines 2 onward, they utilized their proprietary cartridge known as the J-Cart, which incorporated a pair of additional controller ports that allowed 4 person multiplayer without the need of any adapter.

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Re: 2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

Postby Rev » August 7th, 2015, 11:13 pm

That's crazy. I've never seen a Genesis game with controller ports built into the cartridge...

As for the reviews I thought you were a bit hard on the Genesis release. I don't think the game deserved worse than a B-... It's still a great game. I've seen Izzy in retailers quite a few times and have always kind of ignored it. Now I'm glad I did...

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Re: 2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

Postby VideoGameCritic » August 8th, 2015, 9:04 am

Atariboy,
Thanks for the info (and picture) regarding the J-cart.
I never knew about that, but it certainly does back up my review!
Looks like I need to pick up MM2 now.
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Re: 2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

Postby goldenband » August 8th, 2015, 9:02 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Thanks for the info (and picture) regarding the J-cart.
I never knew about that, but it certainly does back up my review!
Looks like I need to pick up MM2 now.


Pete Sampras Tennis and Sampras Tennis '96 are J-carts too. Do a Codemasters triple! :mrgreen: BTW Sampras Tennis '96 is a PAL import but works on NTSC consoles.

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Re: 2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

Postby Sut » August 9th, 2015, 3:37 am

D does seem harsh for Micro Machines despite it's lack of four player it is still a fun game.

Like Atariboy says try out the Codemasters J-Cart titles. I have Micro Machines 96 Turbo Tournament which I believe came after 2, there was also a military Micro Machines game as well but some of these titles might have only been released in Europe.

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Re: 2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

Postby Sut » August 9th, 2015, 3:49 am

Yup my memory wasn't failing me. There were 4 Micro Machines games for Sega 16-bit but 2 were Europe only:

https://www.segaretro.org/Micro_Machine ... ment_%2796

https://www.segaretro.org/Micro_Machines:_Military

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Re: 2015/8/7: Genesis: Micro Machines, Jungle Book, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

Postby Maks » August 16th, 2015, 10:19 pm

Pete Sampras Tennis was the only J-Cart released in the US. The other 2 Micro Machines games should work fine on an NTSC Genesis, just will play too fast.


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