I’ll be the first to admit this is a strange episode of Genesis Does (new episodes every Thursday at 8 PM ET, 7 Central). I started out with the intention of reviewing a Sega Genesis game called “Tyrants: Fight Through Time” originally known as Mega-Lo-Mania on the Commodore Amiga. Unfortunately I have neither the box nor the manual for it and figuring out a real time strategy (RTS) on a 16 bit system with no idea what controls what is quite frankly frustrating and BAD.

Eventually I caved and played a far more enjoyable game – Altered Beast!! I hate to admit it because I’m sure Tyrants is the technically superior game in terms of complexity but for sheer unadulterated FUN it’s hard to beat a campy side scrolling monster bashing beat ’em up. Subscribe to mmf187 for new episodes of “Genesis Does” every Thursday at 8 PM ET, 7 CT!