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Video Spotlight: Sonic 3D Blast’s Weird Level Select Bug Explained

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

If you haven’t subscribed to GameHut yet then sort that out right now because Jon Burton of Traveller’s Tales has been revealing some fascinating prototypes of Sonic R, Sonic 3D: Flickies’ Island, Puggsy and Toy Story. Now Burton has gone a step further and explained one of the weirdest little quirks about Sonic 3D – it’s infamous level select glitch. People have wondered for ages why if you wobble or hit the Sonic 3D cartridge while its in the Mega Drive and turned on, why it instantly displays the game’s level select menu. Burton has all the answers and you can learn exactly what’s causing this by watching the video below:

[Source: GameHut]

Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima to Tour Streets of Rage Music with Red Bull Music Academy

Friday, September 29th, 2017

If you’ve never seen it, go and watch Red Bull Music Academy’s fascinating documentary series Diggin’ in the Carts. It interviews loads of Japanese video game composers from its earliest days and right up to the PS1 era. While lots of different composers from many different publishing houses feature, Yuzo Koshiro of Streets of Rage and Revenge of Shinobi fame features in one episode and many contemporary artists heap praise on his revolutionary dance-influenced music.

Despite the fact the series is now 3 years old, Red Bull Music Academy are reviving the Diggin’ in the Carts name for a world tour featuring composers that appeared in the original series. Yuzo Koshiro and fellow Streets of Rage composer Motohiro Kawashima are due to appear at 3 live shows that will also feature many other composers from the series. The dates for these shows are listed below:

– October 22nd 2017, Regent Theater, Los Angeles, USA
– November 17th 2017, Liquidroom, Tokyo, Japan
– November 30th 2017, Fabric, London, UK

Tickets aren’t available just yet but as this information becomes available we will be sure to keep you updated.

Bubsy and Accolade Return with Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back for PC and PS4

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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Okay so Bubsy is not a SEGA property but the original 2 games did appear on the Mega Drive and publisher Accolade are intrinsically connected with a big part of SEGA history (click here to read more), so we have to let you know that Accolade are back and they’re publishing a brand new Bubsy title called Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back. Yes, really.

Developed by Black Forest Games who are responsible for the rather good Giana: Twisted Dreams, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is clearing riffing on the first two Bubsy titles and offers a 2.5D aesthetic, a whole host of yarn-based gimmicks and a snarky attitude to boot.

Check out the announcement trailer by clicking below:

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back will launch on PC and PS4 in Autumn 2017.

[Source: Gematsu]

Review: Earthworm Jim 2 for Mega Drive

Monday, 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.

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

Wednesday, 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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New Additions to Hardware, Merchandise and Select Reviews

Sunday, 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

Watermelon Games Release New Mega Drive Shooter Papi Commando

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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Watermelon Games have surprise-announced a new Mega Drive title called Papi Commando. Developed by Studio Vetea, the top-down shooter is reminiscent of games like Mercs and Ikari Warriors and is available to purchase right now by clicking this link.

At the time of writing, the limited edition boxed version has sold out, but the raw version which contains the cartridge, instruction manual and a paper insert for a clamshell case is still available to buy for only $29 before post and packaging. Another run of the game in a box is available for pre-order but it won’t ship until the 1st of January 2017.

Click here to be taken to the Papi Commando entry on Watermelon Games’ Magical Game Factory.

Merchandise: New Records Added

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

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We’ve added 4 new records to our music catalogue in the merchandise section of the website. See below for full details on the latest additions:

– The Data Discs release of the Streets of Rage 2 soundtrack has been added
– The Data Discs release of the Out Run soundtrack has been added
– The Data Discs release of the Golden Axe and Golden Axe II soundtracks has been added
– The Tommy Boy Silver Label Space Channel 5: Mexican Flyer remix LP has been added

Click each link to go to each release’s respective entry or click here to go to the SEGA Music Index to browse all entries.

Merchandise: The Golden Axe 1 & 2 Soundtracks Are Data Discs’ Next Vinyl Release

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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A surprise release from Data Discs has just been revealed! While the label had previously lead us to believe their next release would be the Panzer Dragoon soundtrack, the label has revealed a vinyl release for both the original Golden Axe and Golden Axe II soundtracks. Available on black, translucent gold and a limited edition translucent gold with purple swatches variant, the new release will go on sale this Saturday the 27th of August. Also included are 2 lithographic prints of the Japanese artwork.

You can go to Data Discs’ store and bookmark the Golden Axe entry here so you’re prepared for Saturday. You can also sample of the remastered tracks from the release via the embed below:

[Source: Data Discs]

Build Your Own Bundle of Mega Drive Hub Games for Low Prices

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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Bundle Stars are running a series of bundle deals for Mega Drive games for the SEGA Mega Drive Hub on Steam. You can pick from any of the games available for the SEGA Mega Drive Hub in one of three bundles:

– 5 games for £1.49
– 10 games for £2.69
– 20 games for £3.79

Once you’ve selected your games and paid, the games will be delivered to you as Steam keys which can then be redeemed on your Steam profile.

Click here to be taken to the offer on Bundle Stars but you better act quick because the offer expires in 7 days.

[Source: Videogamer]

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