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Top 100 SEGA Genesis Games: #98 Wardner

1991's Wardner is a somewhat unusual and challenging sidescrolling platformer game that translated well from the arcades to the SEGA Genesis. The game also came out on the Famicom Disk System in Japan.  In the game you play as a kid (who looks kind of like a South Park character in my opinion) who is on a journey to rescue his girlfriend from a warlock. The game received a lot of comparison to Ghosts 'N Goblins due to gameplay elements. While the gameplay elements are very similar, Wardner still stands on its own as a fun and different game. When it comes to challenge, Ghosts 'N Goblins is still a tougher game with more going on but that doesn't make Wardner easy by any stretch. Wardner's biggest challenge is the 1 hit deaths which are hard to avoid at times.  The Genesis version of the game is more difficult than the arcade and Famicom versions with the addition of an extra level.   Over the years, opinions from reviewers on the Genesis port