The Game Rant Guide: April 1994 Edition

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Happy April Fools’! What’s up video gamers? Another month of exciting video game news here, as we take a look at some wicked upcoming titles. Can you believe it’s April already!? It’s been like, forever since there’s been any news about Nintendo’s “Project Reality”, but we finally have the scoop. The word is out that with the Atari Jaguar already out, and Sony in development of their PlayStation game system, Nintendo also wants in on the 64-bit, polygon-based action. We have it on good authority that Project Reality will be revealed in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for that! In the mean time, let’s preview this month in video games!

Apogee’s Raptor: Call of the Shadows kicks off the month of April, ducking and shooting its way onto DOS home computers. It’s available right now at any fine video game retailer, so check it out! Next up is Final Fantasy IVarriving in Japan tomorrow – so we’ll see it soon, right? Psych!! The long-awaited Super Metroid features the return of Samus Aran, as she blasts her way onto the Super Nintendo on the 18th. Fatal Fury II smashes onto American soil at the end of the month, so check back in for a more approximate release date!

April 1994 Release List

(Note: Alphabetical Order, Based Off North American Release Dates; All Information Is Subject To Change)

  • Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (April 7th; Mega Drive)
  • AstroFire (April 29th; DOS)
  • Barbie: Vacation Adventure (Genesis, SNES)
  • Bebe’s Kids (SNES)
  • Blues Bros. Jukebox Adventure (Gameboy)
  • Fatal Fury II (April 20th; SNES)
  • King of Dragons (SNES)
  • Knights of the Round (SNES)
  • Legend (SNES)
  • Liberty or Death (SNES)
  • Mario’s Time Machine (NES)
  • Mega Man Soccer (SNES)
  • Off-World Interceptor (3DO)
  • Prehistorik Man (Gameboy)
  • Raptor: Call of the Shadows (April 1st; DOS)
  • Space Ace (CDi)
  • Soccer Kid (SNES)
  • Super Metroid (April 18th; SNES)
  • Theme Park (3DO)
  • Tip Off (Gameboy)
  • Vay (April 14th; Sega CD)
  • Walt Disney’s Jungle Book (NES)

That’s all for this month, kids! The era of 16 and 32-bit home gaming systems will be sticking around for a little while longer, but news of the upcoming Play Station and Project Reality systems have all of us pretty excited! Ranters, what game carts or discs are you looking forward to loading up on your favorite machines? I for one am ready to take on Barbie: Vacation Adventure for the Genesis.. NOT! Totally bogus – I’ll be playing Super Metroid for sure! We’ll have reviews, tips, and tricks for many of these games up shortly after they’re released, so check back often – but not too often! Game Rant is not responsible for any overage charges with your ISP due to the sheer amounts of high-quality gaming news and information! That’s all for now, I’m outtie!

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