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Posts Tagged ‘8-bit’

Updates to the Hardware Section

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The following updates and additions are now live in our Hardware section:

– New description and images for SG-1000
– New description and images for SG-1000 II
– New description and images for SEGA Mark III
– New description and images for SEGA Master System
SC-3000 added with images
SK-1100 keyboard added with images
SF-7000 added with images
SEGA Pluto added, complete with images of both models

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Review: Streets of Rage for Master System

Sunday, 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.

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Review: Altered Beast for Master System

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

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Ooh this feels familiar! It’s been a while since we reviewed a retro title but today we present a review of Altered Beast on Master System! This also marks our first Master System game review at SEGADriven and we hope to have more coming soon.

Anyway, enough waffling! Click the link below and get reading!

Click here to be taken to the Altered Beast Master System review.

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SEGA Tunes: Jungle Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog (8 Bit)

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

It’s been a while since we took a look back at some classic SEGA anthems and I thought it was worth featuring the below track simply because it’s been stuck in my head all morning!

Today we are taking a look at the rather lovely 8 bit ditty that is the theme to Jungle Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog for Master System and Gamer Gear. The track was composed by Yuzo Koshiro who is more famously recognised for his thumping, dance style and the Streets of Rage soundtracks.

The Sonic the Hedgehog 8 bit soundtrack showcases Yuzo Koshiro in a lighter, more poppier mood yet still manages to be a highly memorable collection of songs. Hopefully you will all be whistling the Jungle Zone theme once you’re done with this!

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8 Bit Sonic 2 Coming to Japanese 3DS eShop

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

More Game Gear classics appear to be on their way to the 3DS eShop! Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will become available for Japanese 3DS owners on the 31st of October for 300 yen.

There is currently no word on a Western release at this time.

[Source: Sonic Wrecks]

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SEGA Community Roundtable: Favourite SEGA Platformer That Isn’t a Sonic Game

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

The SEGA Community Roundtable is back from a longer absence than usual (my bad)! This time we dicuss the best SEGA Platformer that isn’t a Sonic game. The usual rules apply, any SEGA published game qualifies as well as any game that was released on a SEGA console; Mega Drive, Dreamcast etc.

Click here to be taken straight to the feature or click the ‘Features’ link on our menu.

A huge thanks to our contributors who make this feature so special! There’s some brilliant writing in this feature which you should all take some time to read over; probably some of the best work I’ve seen on the roundtable!

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Fan Scene: Sonic Origins 2 Released

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

It’s the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog! You know what that means? A complete, 8-bit Sonic fan game!

Darkleo over at the Sonic Fan Games HQ forums has released Sonic Origins 2; a Sonic fan game that features more than 20 levels and is completely based on the Sonic games released for the SEGA Master System. Take a look at some screens below:

To download this fantastic little game built on pure nostalgia follow this link. Happy 20th anniversary Sonic!

[Source: SFGHQ Forums]

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Guest Feature: Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2 8-Bit Retrospective

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The wonderously cheerful Helen Doherty is at it again with a charming little retrospective on the Game Gear/Master System versions of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2.

You can go straight to the feature via this link or by selecting the ‘Features’ section from the menu to my left.

Happy reading!

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