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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.

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.

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?

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.

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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YouTube Channel: Mega Driving Club Features Enduro Racer

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

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In our latest Mega Driving Club we take a look at the Master System version of Enduro Racer, originally released in the arcades by SEGA in 1986. Check out the video below:

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Video Spotlight: SEGA 3D Reprint Archives Trailer

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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3DS collection SEGA 3D Reprint Archives is launching on the 18th of December in Japan and now you can see gameplay of each game in the collection via this new trailer, direct from SEGA’s Japanese YouTube channel. Check it out below:

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives features 3D conversions of Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Out Run, Ecco the Dolphin, Streets of Rage and Shinobi III as well as re-releases of the Master System 3D-glasses versions of Space Harrier and Out Run. The collection is currently Japan exclusive.

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives Box Art Revealed, 2 Master System Games Also Included

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Above you will see the cover art for the new SEGA 3D classics collection SEGA 3D Reprint Archives. The game will be exclusive to Japan and will include the 3D ports of Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Out Run, Ecco the Dolphin, Streets of Rage and Shinobi III that were released on the 3DS eShop.

What’s really interesting about the collection is the 2 new inclusions that are exclusive to the collection. Remastered ports of the Master System 3D versions of Space Harrier and Out Run will also be included. These games were originally released for SEGA’s 3-D Glasses peripheral that worked with the Master System. Only 8 games made use of the peripheral and this is the first time any of the games have received a port to another system.

More details on SEGA 3D Reprint Archives can be found at the game’s official website.

Unreleased Master System/Game Gear Versions of Lemmings 2 The Tribes Dumped

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Unreleased versions of Lemmings 2: The Tribes have been released by SMS Power. The Master System and Game Gear versions of the game were completed and even sent to SEGA Power Magazine for review in 1994 but were cancelled due to the dwindling sales of SEGA’s 8 bit consoles and the high cost of cartridge production at the time.

You can get the ROM dumps for both versions of the game by registering at SMS Power. You will need an emulator to play the ROMs. Click the below links to be taken to the entries on SEGA Power:

Lemmings 2: The Tribes Master System Version
Lemmings 2: The Tribes Game Gear Version

[Source: SMS Power and Retro Gamer Magazine]

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