Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude – Sega Mega Drive (1992)

Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! is a quirky platformer for the Sega Mega Drive released in 1992. You take on the role of Greendog, a surfer dude (as the title implies) who gets sidelined from catching waves after a gnarly wipeout leaves him stranded on a beach with a cursed Aztec necklace. His girlfriend, Bambi, informs him the necklace prevents him from ever surfing again. To break the curse and get back in the water, Greendog must find the six pieces of an ancient artifact scattered across a variety of Caribbean islands.
Gameplay in Greendog is fairly standard platforming fare. You’ll guide Greendog through vibrant levels filled with enemies, hazards, and power-ups. Greendog throws a trusty boomerang frisbee to dispatch foes and collect items. The game throws in some curveballs with unique sections like riding a pedalcopter and skating, keeping things from getting too repetitive. While not a critical darling, Greendog offers a decent challenge and a dose of 16-bit, surfer-dude charm.


WCW VS NWO: World Tour – Nintendo 64 (1997)

Released in 1997 at the height of the Monday Night Wars, WCW vs NWO: World Tour wasn’t story-driven. Instead, it captured the real-world wrestling rivalry between World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the New World Order (nWo), a rebellious faction within WCW. The game offered players the chance to pick a side and battle it out in various match types with all their favorite WCW wrestlers and nWo defectors.
WCW vs NWO: World Tour wasn’t just about slamming folding chairs. It broke the mold for wrestling games with its innovative grappling system. Instead of button mashing, strategic grappling mechanics allowed for more technical and exciting matches. This, along with a fun roster and exciting gameplay options, made World Tour a critical and commercial success, leaving its mark as a forerunner in the genre


World Cup 98 – Nintendo 64 (1998)

World Cup 98 for the Nintendo 64 throws you right into the heart of the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals. You get to choose from all 32 participating nations and relive the tournament on your own terms. This includes playing through the group stages, knockout rounds, and ultimately vying for glory in the championship match.
While the story is all about real-world football history, the gameplay offers a fun and strategic experience. World Cup 98 builds upon the engine of its predecessor, FIFA: Road to World Cup 98, but adds some improvements. You’ll find more control over in-game tactics and player positioning. There’s also a friendly match mode that allows you to play with teams that didn’t qualify for the finals, offering additional variety for exhibition matches. Whether you want to recreate classic matches or rewrite history with your favorite team, World Cup 98 lets you experience the thrill of the world’s biggest football tournament.


International Superstar Soccer 64 – Nintendo 64 (1997)

International Superstar Soccer 64 is a football (European)/soccer simulation game that lets players experience the excitement and drama of professional soccer. The Japanese release is specific to Japan’s J-League.
Players can choose from a variety of national and club teams from around the world and compete in matches against other teams for the International Cup; World League is a series of 70 matches against every team from around the world. There are six game modes to play, including a 1-4 player Exhibition, League, Cup, and Training – each with its own unique challenges and objectives.
You can also play a penalty shoot-out competition with up to 4 players, or attempt to complete certain scenario games (where each game is set up with a specific goal, for example scoring a goal within a given time limit or stopping the opposing team from scoring, etc.).
In Exhibition mode, players can choose to play a single match against any team in the game. The League mode allows players to participate in a full season of matches, competing against other teams to win the championship. In Cup mode, players can participate in a tournament-style competition, competing against multiple teams to become the champion.
The game’s Training mode is a great way for players to practice their skills and improve their performance. It allows players to practice different soccer techniques and hone their gameplay skills.
One of the most notable features of International Superstar Soccer 64 is its AI, which provides a challenging and dynamic gameplay experience. The game also includes multiple camera angles, allowing players to see the action from various perspectives.


FIFA: Road To World Cup 98 – Nintendo 64 (1997)

The late-1997 edition of FIFA was heavily tied in with the qualifying procedure for the 1998 World Cup. In the Road to the World Cup mode, you take a team from first qualification through to the main tournament, using the varying systems in different parts of the world. The game features 16 distinct outdoor stadia. The League play features 189 clubs and 11 leagues. Each team has specific crowd chants incorporated into the ambient sound.
The action is faster than in previous versions, and AI has been expanded. Players have distinct facial feature and hair styles. Each match is introduced by Des Lynam and commentated on by John Motson and former Scotland international Andy Gray.

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