Total Recall Will Return Next Week

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Happy Friday everyone! Unfortunately for Total Recall fans, Kirk is out and about at the Game Developers Conference. But Luke will be providing you with old school gaming goodness as soon as Monday. Sit tight!

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In the meantime, you can browse through past Total Recall articles. Oh, and in case you were wondering, that image you see above is from an awesome Threadless shirt.

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Welp, guess we gotta roll our own then...

A lot of people have heard of the Sega CD add-on for the Genesis, but I don't think too many people ever owned it. The early-mid 90s device tends to end up on a lot of internet lists as a failure, a crappy add-on that was full of horrid FMV snooze-fests.

Let's face it, there WERE a lot of crappy FMV games on the Sega CD. BUT, there were more than enough good, non-FMV games to more than justify owning one (I own both the system 1 and system 2 myself).

Earthworm Jim Special Edition, WWIII, Snatcher, the Lunar games, Sonic CD, Silpheed, Android Assault...

Uh, Android Assault?

Yeah! It was a 2D side-scrolling shooter (shmup) from the early 90s released by Big Fun Games in the US. In Japan it was simply known as Bari-Arm. And like many Japanese shooters, tended to get real insane real fast. Big bosses, tough areas to negotiate and loads of things wanting to slap you around.

But keep your head, and you'll keep your ass. And great music to go with the great gameplay. Redbook audio too, so you can pop it into your CD player and rock out with nice 80s-style anime action music.

A rather obscure title that shouldn't be too expensive (but I got mine in the late 90s, and it was pretty cheap then). If you don't have a Sega CD, there are emulators out there that work fine.

But I think it looks best on an old CRT tube TV.

Pop it in and get ready for a ride!