Space Harrier was a pretty neat game, but I was always more interested in the freaky looking bad guys you shot at, and it introduced me to those Easter Island heads that are in every single video game ever made.
Anyway! This was a bit of a town bike of a game, everyone had a go at it. The various home conversions were a tech demo for the host machine, and I remember the MegaDrive version just throwing sprites around like nobody’s business. That was neat for the fifteen minutes before I realised that Space Harrier is a pretty boring affair when you’re being asked to spend $80 to buy the home version.
Holy crap I spent $80 on Space Harrier? Yeeesh I was a moron when I was a kid.