For all the oldshool Genesis gamers here on the site (which Stephen and I may be the only two, but what the heck), the game Gunstar Heroes has finally received a sequel. Fans have begged for it since the 16-bit era, and, as this site shows, they've been heard.
For those who have no clue what I'm going on about, Gunstar Heroes was probably the greatest of all 16-bit shoot-'em-ups released for the Genesis (and, possibly, all the consoles). Players were allowed to mix and match weapons, choosing from combos of Chaser (homing), Fire (short range burn), Lightning (goes through enemies), and Force (downright painful) powerups. Having two weapons equpped at the same time would make a weapon combination related to the two weapons (i.e. Chaser and Lightning combined creates a homing bolt that stays on top of enemies). Close combat was not ignored at all, allowing players to fling enemies at other targets or deliver a jump kick. The game was quite a challenge, and quite a hit.
The new game is going to be in GBA format.
That said, I hope oldschool gamers and new players alike enjoy GSH when it arrives in stores. (Which is hopefully quite soon...)
GAAAH! Why have I not played those yet! (Well, I played Sparkster Emulated, but that doesn't count, considering my computer kept slowing down and crashing and I couldn't get past the first level area thingy.) I must find these games and play them (and since I now own a sega genesis, the playing part should be easy. The finding part, I'm on my own.) I must repent for my not playing those games! [At least I can take solstice in the fact that I made a Sonic 3 & Knuckles save data that no one can lose at. Impossible!]
Late reply guys: I've played it (Emulated, admittedly). It is not all that it could have been.
As far as normal video games go, it's still pretty good. It just isn't anywhere near the same level that the original is. It is only vaguely similar to its predecessor. As far as video games go, it's alright. It's even a good GBA game. It's just.... It's not up to the level that I remember Treasure being. It doesn't live up to the standards of yesteryear.
If you can nab it cheap in a used games bin and you for some reason need GBA games, go for it. It'll kill time. But given a choice, I'd much rather play the original.