Windjammers / 1994 / Data East / Neo-Geo MVS
a personal favorite. completely bonkers with friends!
Slap Fight (aka “ALCON”) / 1986 / Toaplan / Toaplan Tiger Heli-based hardware
unbelievably, 25 years later, still one of the best!
Probotector (aka “Contra Hard Corps”) / 1994 / Konami / SEGA Mega Drive
look, i’m sorry, but this game is just a lot cooler when you’re playing as robots. this game was so far-removed from what Contra was at that point that it really just should’ve broken off into Probotector worldwide anyways. :)