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Omega Blast is Another Homebrew Mega Drive Game Celebrating the Console’s 30th Anniversary

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Developed by Nendo, Omega Blast is a vertical ‘bullet hell’ shoot-em-up for the Mega Drive and a near complete version of the game is now available as part of the 30th anniversary of the Japanese launch of the Mega Drive.

This homebrew title is a free download and can be played in a Mega Drive emulator or directly on a Mega Drive itself with use of a flash cart. It’s a very impressive-looking title that reminds us of the infamous NES bullet hell shmup Summer Carnival ’92: Recca. You can see the game in action below:

Click here to go to the Nendo website to download Omega Blast.

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New Indie Mega Drive Title Marks 30 Years Since the Mega Drive Launched in Japan

Monday, October 29th, 2018

It’s the 30th anniversary of the Mega Drive, and what better way to celebrate than by playing a brand new Mega Drive game!

Developed by Dr. Ludos, 30 Years of Nintendon’t sees you trying to convince NES owners to buy a Mega Drive instead of a SNES by tempting them with more attractive, Mega Drive-exclusive games. It’s a silly little concept that makes for a fun distraction. You can play it in browser via the game’s Itch page, or alternatively you can download the ROM for use on an actual Mega Drive if you have a flash cart to load it onto.

There are also future plans to release the game on an actual Mega Drive cartridge through Catskull Games. If you’ve got some time to kill and you’re nostalgic for the days when SEGA were a market leader, then why not give 30 Years of Nintendon’t a try?

[Source: Dr. Ludos on Itch]

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Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2018 Now Running from August 25th to September 1st, Registration Now Open

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is returning this year, but a little later than usual. The event will run from August 25th to Septmeber 1st and registration is now open. Got a Sonic fan game you’d like to showcase? Then head on over to Sonic Retro and read the submission guidelines.

The SAGE organisers are also putting together an event trailer so if you want your game featured in it, send a 10 second clip of your game to the official SAGE email address – sageentry[at]gmail.com

If you want to keep track of all the SAGE 2018 news then head over to the SAGE Twitter and give it a follow. A kick-off livestream will also take place on the SAGE YouTube on August 24th and 6pm CDT (12am BST).

[Source: Sonic Retro]

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‘Race for Good’ Sonic 27th Anniversary Charity Stream Will Go Live on June 23rd | Fan Scene

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Two friends of SEGADriven, TitansCreed and The British Andy will be embarking on a 27th anniversary Sonic the Hedgehog stream on June 23rd 2018 in order to raise money for the Special Effect charity for disabled gamers.

Both TitansCreed and The British Andy will be racing each other to finish 12 Sonic titles each. It’s a very unique pair of marathons that aims to raise money for a very special cause. Both streams will run concurrently on TitansCreed’s Twitch channel and The British Andy’s Twitch channel from 5pm BST on June 23rd.

You can donate to TitansCreed and The British Andy’s cause by visiting the Race for Good JustGiving page. They will be taking donations all the way up to the end of the event, so if you have some spare change to throw at a good cause, then why not this one?

Check out the full details of the stream in the following trailer:

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Fan Made 16 Bit Remake of Sonic Triple Trouble Coming Soon, Built With Sonic Time Twisted Engine | Fan Scene

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Sonic Triple Trouble is getting a new lease of life through a fan made 16 bit remake. Titled ‘Sonic Triple Trouble 16-Bit’, Noah Copeland is building the remake using Overbound’s engine for Sonic Time Twisted, which is a game we very much endorse. Click the embed below to see the first look of the fan game in action:

Sonic Triple Trouble 16-Bit has no release date at present, but it will be a PC title and the description for the trailer says, “This is a fan game you can expect to be completed… soon!” Hopefully not too long of a wait, then.

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STC25 Event Announced, Celebrating 25 Years of Sonic the Comic

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

If you love Sonic the Comic, here’s a date to remember: on June 3rd, an event celebrating 25 years since the series’ debut will be held in Manchester, here in the UK.

With all the talk of Archie Sonic’s demise and the all-new IDW comics, it can be easy to forget that the UK got its very own slice of Sonic comic action. The Fleetway Sonic comics were a unique take on the adventures of the blue hedgehog, even compared to the stuff going on across the pond at the time – and it garnered such a cult following that the comic still receives new issues created entirely by fans to this day, over on Sonic the Comic Online.

The event is being run by Michael Corker, founder of StCO – it’ll also mark his farewell from the series, as he intends to step down from his role as StCO’s editor in May.

The festivities will be held at the Fab Cafe in Manchester – rather than being a bombastic convention-style affair a la “Sonic the Comic-Con” (held in 2014), it’ll be a quieter meet for people to socialise and reminisce about the beloved comic series. There’s also plans for special guests, from StC both past and present, and plenty of art supplies for folks to get creative themselves.

Currently, funds to run the event are being raised through Kickstarter – at the time of writing, the project is just under £200 away from its goal of £1000.  You can contribute to the Kickstarter by clicking here.

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Fan Scene: Sonic 2 HD Demo 2.0 Now Available

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The long-awaited 2nd demo of the Sonic 2 HD fan game is now available to download from the project’s official website. You can check out a trailer for the latest build by clicking below:

Sonic 2 HD has been in development since 2008. The last build was released in 2012 and featured animation by Tom Fry and music by Tee Lopes. Both would later find fame for their work on Sonic Mania.

[Source: Sonic 2 HD Official Website]

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Fan Scene: Fan Game ‘Sonic Time Twisted’ Finally Released

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

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Overbound’s Sonic Time Twisted is a Sonic CD-style fan game that has been in development off-and-on for 12 years and earlier this month it finally saw release. We’ve been following the development of this game since its earliest incarnations and to say we never expected it to make it to a final release is a massive understatement after such a protracted development period.

Congratulations to Overbound and company for seeing this project to its conclusion because the finished result is a really impressive 16 bit-style Sonic game that you can download from Overbound’s website right now.

Check out the launch trailer below:

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Fan Scene: Sonic Hacking Contest 2016 Round-Up 2

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

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The Sonic Hacking Contest has returned and is running from the 7th to the 13th of November 2016. In these videos we take a look at 6 choice cuts from this year’s event:

You can visit the official Sonic Hacking Contest website to download these hacks and more.

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Fan Scene: Sonic Hacking Contest 2016 Round-Up 1

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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The Sonic Hacking Contest has returned and is running from the 7th to the 13th of November 2016. In this video we take a look at 3 choice cuts from this year’s event:

You can visit the official Sonic Hacking Contest website to download these hacks and more.

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