22 brilliant Dreamcast games doomed to die

With the end in sight, these ingenious efforts didn't stand a chance

Easily one of the best, fastest and weirdest action games on the Dreamcast, MDK2 featured a cast of three bizarre heroes – mad scientist Dr. Fluke Hawkins, his four-armed, gun-crazy dog Max and his janitor/stealth super-agent Kurt Hectic – who were tasked with freeing Earth from alien invaders. And you’d play through their adventure as all three, as Max blasted everything in sight, Kurt used a combination of shooting, sniping and stealth and Dr. Hawkins alternated between experimenting with random items and turning into a giant atomic monster.

If you need additional proof that the game was pure, unadulterated awesomeness, consider that it was developed by BioWare, the same studio behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect. Even so, we can see how the presence of a multi-limbed dog and a mustachioed old man on the cover might have failed to move units. It’s worth noting that MDK2 got a second chance at life with PS2 and PC ports, neither of which did well enough to ensure the existence of a third Mission: Deliver Kindness.

Current value: Two twenties to bag a sealed copy, though the $10 “like new” package is more than adequate.






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