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SEGADriven is a SEGA fan-site that focuses on SEGA's console history, retro games and new software hitting the shelves soon. We want to share a love of great, quirky, clever and down-right fun games and SEGA have managed to provide this for over 2 decades. See below for the latest news, features and updates to the site.


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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) Q2 2017
- Yakuza 6 (PS4) 2018
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (PC) 2017
- Puyo Puyo Tetris (PS4, Switch) Q2 2017
- Sonic Mania (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) Q2 2017
- Project Sonic 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) Q4 2017
Japan-Only Releases
- Sonic Mania (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) Q2 2017
- Project Sonic 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) Q4 2017


Review: Earthworm Jim 2 for Mega Drive

February 20th, 2017

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The original Earthworm Jim is a zany, off-the-wall, run ‘n’ gun, cartoon platformer that has earned its place as one of the Mega Drive’s greatest games. A sequel seemed inevitable at the time, but in hindsight, was there really anything that the Earthworm Jim formula needed to improve on?

Click here to read our full review of Earthworm Jim 2 on the Mega Drive. This review contains scans of the cover art, instruction manual and cartridge. Screenshots are also featured.

Video Spotlight: SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol ROM Released, Direct Feed Video Now Available

February 9th, 2017

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The ROM file for the recently dumped and extremely rare Sonic shoot-em-up SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol has finally been compiled and released by DaGuAr and MAME World’s Dumping Union. This means we have direct feed gameplay footage of the game in action courtesy of Ash the Dragon. Check it out below:

SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol was a 1993 arcade-only Sonic release that up until this week had never been dumped to play in MAME.

[Source: Ash the Dragon on YouTube]

YouTube Channel: Tiny Toons Buster’s Hidden Treasure Let’s Play

February 8th, 2017

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Myself and Titanscreed from Project Phoenix Productions recently re-launched our let’s plays under their own banner and are now advertised as a show called 8-Bit Phonies. In our inaugural series we played through the Master System version of Sonic the Hedgehog but recently we’ve also started a let’s play of Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure. You can watch the series as it unfolds via the embed below:

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SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol Dumped and Now Available to Play in MAME

February 6th, 2017

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The extremely rare 1993 Sonic-themed shooting game SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol has finally been dumped and is now available to play within the MAME emulator. The ROM file itself has not been released so it still might be some time before the public can play it, but if the anonymous contributor does release the ROM file then it’ll be instantly available to play in the latest version of MAME.

The game is a hybrid children’s ride/shoot-em-up cabinet that tilts when you activate the “SPEED UP” ability. Take a look at some gameplay on the actual cabinet below:

[Source: MAME World]

Merchandise: Retro Gamer Magazine Added

February 5th, 2017

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A new entry has now been logged in the Magazines section of the Merchandise catalogue.

Retro Gamer magazine has now been added along with cover scans and inside shots for issues 27, 45, 50, 54, 128, 130 and 134.

Click here to go direction to the Magazines section.

Review: Tilt! on the SEGA Saturn

February 5th, 2017

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Tilt! (or Hyper 3D Pinball depending on where you’re from) is quite an extensive package for a 1996 pinball sim. Developed by NMS Software, this game features a whopping 6 unique tables to choose from, 2 camera angles and additional cut-scenes when you lock a ball in play. There’s a hell of a lot of pinball packed onto this disc, but is it all worth your time?

Click here to read our full review of Tilt! on the SEGA Saturn.

Review: Digital Pinball on the SEGA Saturn

February 5th, 2017

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Pinball is high score gaming in its purest form; smack a chrome ball around a table and watch the numbers go up. There’s obviously a little more to it than that, but pinball offers a great feedback loop as you hit targets, bumpers and ramps and the machine blasts noise and light at you to indicate you’re doing well. It’s a visceral and exciting experience that will cost you an arm and a leg if you ever wanted to buy your own table and maintain it, so thankfully pinball simulation games came to the rescue to allow us all to enjoy the thrill of pinball from our homes.

Click here to read the full review of Digital Pinball for the SEGA Saturn.

New Additions to Hardware, Merchandise and Select Reviews

January 29th, 2017

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Various updates have been made to the hardware section, merchandise sections and some select reviews on the website. Look below for all the new additions and changes on the website:

Behind the Scenes at SEGA added to the SEGA Book Catalogue
– The infra red control pad II entry in the Mega Drive hardware section has received updates with all new images and scans of the box and contents
– The Dreamcast Scart Cable has been added to the SEGA hardware section
– Issue 11 of DC-UK, issue 29 of Nintendo: The Official Magazine, issue 100 of Playstation 2: Official Magazine UK, Issue 17 of SEGA Magazine and issue 1 of SEGA Zone have been added to the magazines section
– The Data Discs vinyl release of the Panzer Dragoon soundtrack has been added to the Music section
– The Data Discs vinyl release of The Revenge of Shinobi soundtrack has been added to the Music section
– The Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice review now features cover artwork, instruction sheet and cartridge scans
– The Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X review now features cover artwork, instruction sheet and cartridge scans
– The 8th generation of SEGA releases has been updated to include every SEGA release from this generation
– You can now navigate our old front page news posts easier by using our new Archive section

Review: Streets of Rage for Master System

January 29th, 2017

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There’s something fascinating about seeing a much more advanced title being ported to a significantly underpowered system. In the right hands, these kind of ports can be an exciting experiment. What will the developer sacrifice in order to make the game run on such archaic hardware? More often than not, it’s the in-house studios who achieve the better results and with the Master System version of Streets of Rage that is definitely the case.

Click here to read our full review of Streets of Rage for the Master System.

Review: Hatsune Miku Project Diva X for PS Vita

January 25th, 2017

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So here we are with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X; the tenth title in the Project Diva series. That’s quite an impressive innings considering the franchise begun in 2009, but when you think about it, the core structure of these games has stayed pretty rigid since its inception so it must be pretty easy to tweak from game to game. Each title basically introduces you to a fresh playlist of songs to choose from and some additional mechanics that sometimes work well and sometimes don’t. So where does Project Diva X stand?

Click here to read the full review.

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