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More Music, Magazines and Books Added to the Merchandise Section

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

We’ve got a whole host of interesting SEGA junk for you to look at today. See below for the full list of additions to our merchandise section:

Music
Saturn Power No. 3: Block-Rocking Beats

Books
The Official SEGA Magazine Tips Bible by Richard Leadbetter

Magazines
Gamepro Issue 52
Mean Machines SEGA Issues 9 and 18
Mega Issue 8
MegaTech Issue 19

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New Additions to the Merchandise Section

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

A new selection of items have been added to the merchandise section of the website. Take a look below for the full list of additions:

Music
Saturn Sampler from issue 39 of Mean Machines SEGA
Space Harrier vinyl release by Data Discs

Books
The Complete SEGA Solution by Dominic Handy and Richard Monteiro
The Dreamcast Junkyard: The Ultimate Collectors Guide by Mike Phelan
SEGA Saturn Unauthorized Game Secrets Volume One by Ian Osborne
Speedrun: The Unauthorised History of Sonic the Hedgehog by Julian Hazeldine

There are also many other music releases and books in their respective sections, so why not take a look?

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Kickstarter Campaign Now Live for Bitmap Books’ SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium | Merchandise

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Sam Dyer and Bitmap Books have returned to Kickstarter to crowdfund a new visual compendium, but this time around it’s the publisher’s first foray into a SEGA system. Bitmap Books are now seeking funding to help create SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium. The book will be officially licensed by SEGA.

As with previous books in the series, the SEGA Master System compendium will feature large features and interviews with a range of developers and artists, as well as double-page spreads on specific games with accompanying text.

Bitmap Books are looking to crowdfund £50,000 to create and produce the SEGA Master System compendium, and the Kickstarter campaign will be running until the 31st of July. There are various bonus items you can get in the various Kickstarter tiers, so why not head over the Kickstarter page right now and have a look?

Each physical book also comes with a custom bookmark and a set of anaglyph 3D glasses which can be used in conjunction with certain pages that are printed to make use of the 3D glasses; a nice little nod to the Master System’s own 3-D Glasses.

[Source: SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium Kickstarter]

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Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Gain Ground Join SEGA AGES for Switch Line-Up

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Two additional games have been announced for the upcoming SEGA AGES releases for Nintendo Switch – Alex Kidd in Miracle World, and Gain Ground.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World is the second Master System title to be announced, while Gain Ground marks the first arcade game announcement for the series.

Currently, all is known is that they’ll be part of the collection, with no details divulged as far as extra features. However, we’d be surprised if Gain Ground didn’t take advantage of the Switch’s potential for Tate Mode!

It’s also been revealed that Sonic 1 will include the Mega Play arcade version, and that Phantasy Star will inherit its features from the PS2 AGES Collection release.

The games will start being released in Summer, with a simultaneous worldwide release planned.

[ Source: GSK ]

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YouTube Channel: SEGA Items at the Centre for Computing History

Friday, August 11th, 2017

We visited the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge and had a look at all their SEGA stuff! The centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am ’til 5pm. Adult entry is £8.

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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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Updates to the Hardware Section

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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Our long forgotten hardware section has finally received a raft of updates and we’re hoping to refresh every existing entry ongoing. The section itself has received an overhaul and is hopefully a little easier to navigate. A full list of updates and additions are below:

Master System Control Pad added
Mega Drive Control Pad updated
6 Button Mega Drive Control Pad updated
SEGA MegaFire Control Pad added
Genesis 3 Control Pad added
Arcade Power Stick updated
Arcade Power Stick II added
Asciiware asciiPad SG-6 added
Gamester LMP md-3 added
Triax Turbo Touch 360 added
Saitek MegaPad X added
Beeshu Snapper added

Quite a large number of these controllers were featured in a video we did on Mega Drive controllers so why not check that out when you’re finished exploring the new hardware section?

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YouTube Channel: Game Gear & Master System Emulation on the Revo K101+

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

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In today’s video we take a look at the GBA clone console, the Revo K101+. This unit surprisingly comes with support for both Game Gear and Master System emulation, which is what we’re looking at here:

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SEGA 3D Classics Collection Announced for 3DS

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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In a rather surprising turn of events, SEGA have committed to bringing the 3DS compilation title SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2 to the West under the new name of SEGA 3D Classics Collection.

The collection bundles together the previously released M2 versions of 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, 3D Galaxy Force II, 3D Thunderblade, 3D Altered Beast, 3D Fantasy Zone II but with 2 exclusive ports of 3D Power Drift and 3D Puyo Puyo 2. Also included are two 3D Master System titles; Maze Walker and Fantasy Zone II.

Also confirmed are new SEGA 3DS themes. While no specifics are currently available outside a “coming soon” release date, we can assume that the Dreamcast console theme could well be one of them as SEGA have previously teased the release of that theme.

SEGA 3D Classics Collection launches on the 26th of April in America, exclusively for 3DS. There is currently no word on a European release.

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YouTube Channel: Mega Driving Club Features Battle Out Run

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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Today’s Mega Driving club video features SEGA’s 1989 Chase HQ clone, Battle Out Run. This is an obscure little entry in the Out Run franchise that’s actually worth your time. Check out our video about the game below:

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