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Terraonion Launches Pre-Orders for Mega-CD Clone Flash Cart ‘MegaSD’

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

A brand new Mega-CD solution in the form of an FPGA-powered flash cart has appeared and it is called the MegaSD. Developed by Terraonion, this new flash cart is powerful enough to emulate actual Mega-CD hardware and plugs directly into a Mega Drive. It can even run 32X/Mega-CD titles if you have access to a 32X as well.

The MegaSD doesn’t just support variants of Mega-CD games as well. The flash cart will run Mega-CD ISOs, Mega Drive ROMs, Master System ROMs and 32X ROMs (but only with the 32X add-on). The MegaSD is widely compatible with actual Mega Drives, the Mega SG and the SEGA Nomad and also supports up to 8 save state slots. It can even emulate the FM sound unit for compatible Master System games.

Pre-orders are live on the official Terraonion shop now, and the cartridge is due to ship in August 2019. It retails for €232.00.

Sonic CD Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl via Data Discs, Includes Japanese OST and Liner Notes from Naofumi Hataya

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Video game vinyl wizards Data Discs have announced their next release, and it’s one hell of a pick – the beloved soundtrack to Sonic CD is coming to wax in September!

The release includes almost the Japanese soundtrack, with the only exceptions being the Opening and Ending themes, You Can Do Anything and Cosmic Eternity. There’s three editions, offering splattered aesthetics and bespoke etching, as well as art prints and liner notes from composer Naofumi Hataya. The release will also include a download code.

The set costs £34.99, and is available to pre-order now until June 17th. You can pre-order it here.

New Mega Drive Homebrew Game ‘Left Right Up Down You and Me’ | YouTube Channel

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Developed by Neko800 and released by KunuKunu777, Left Right Up Down You and Me is a brand new homebrew release for the Mega Drive that has very clear ties to classic arcade titles like Rainbow Islands in both aesthetics and gameplay. Join us as we take a quick look at the game and what it has to offer:

Download the ROM for Left Right Up Down You and Me by clicking here.

The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles, & Games | Review

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Books written by YouTubers are fast becoming a common occurrence and now it’s time for Peter Leigh aka The Nostalgia Nerd to throw his hat in the ring. The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles, & Games is a brief but well-presented history of retro computers and consoles that comes off like a cute, little handbook that guides you through some of history’s most famous (and infamous) gaming hardware.

Read our full review of The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles, & Games by clicking here.

Master System Visual Compendium and Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech Added to Books Section | Merchandise

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

A couple of new additions have now been added to the Books section in our Merchandise catalogue. Click below to go directly to their entries or click here to go to the Merchandise catalogue:

SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium
The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles, & Games

Box of STI Floppy Disks Contain Unreleased Mega Drive Game, Sonic 2 Development Documents and Other Rarities

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

A collection of floppy disks previously owned by SEGA Technical Institute employee Tom Payne has ended up in the hands of Jason Moorhouse, a California-based retro game shop owner. With the help of Frank Cifaldi of the Video Game History Foundation, Bob Morgan and Jessie Perez, these disks have been dumped and converted into a readable format and some incredible discoveries have been made.

The most interesting of the bunch is an unreleased Mega Drive game called Spinny & Spike vs the Nightmare King. The game is not in a playable state, but various art assets have been ripped and a selection of them are viewable here:

Also included are a huge selection of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 development documents. A lot of these documents are previously released concepts by Yasushi Yamaguchi, but there are some new discoveries in here and we’ve included a selection below.

If you want to read the full story on the origins of the box of floppies and exactly what is contained on each disk then click here to go to the Megabits blog and have a look around. There is some truly fascinating stuff here.

New Additions to Music Section | Merchandise

Friday, April 19th, 2019

A fresh selection of music releases have now been added to the Music Index in our Merchandise section. See below for the full list of additions. Click the links to be taken straight to each entry:

History of Sonic Music: 20th Anniversary Edition
Crush 40 – Live!
Lost and Found: Shadow the Hedgehog Vocal Trax
MadWorld: Official Soundtrack
Pier Solar and the Great Architects: The Definitive Original Soundtrack

Thunder Force IV Vinyl by Data Discs Now Added to Music Section | Merchandise

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

An extensive article on the Thunder Force IV triple LP by Data Discs has now been added to our Music Catalogue in the Merchandise section. It features information about the release, a complete track listing and high quality images of the sleeve, inserts and the records themselves.

Click here to go directly to the page on the Thunder Force IV triple LP from Data Discs.

Gley Lancer Goes Back into Print for the First Time in 27 Years

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Legendary side-scrolling shoot-em-up Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer is getting a reprint 27 years after its initial release for the Mega Drive. This new run will release on the 6th of June 2019 and pre-orders can be placed on Amazon Japan right now. It’s not a cheap item though. Pre-orders are priced at 11,966 yen which currently converts to around £81.70 in British sterling. Regardless, this is still substantially cheaper than the current resale value of an original print copy.

This new print is not officially sanctioned by SEGA and comes courtesy of the people at Columbus Circle, who previously released Rhythm Land for the Mega Drive in February.

[Source: Siliconera]

SEGASonic Bros Mod for Mega Drive | YouTube Channel

Monday, April 1st, 2019

SEGASonic Bros is a cancelled arcade puzzle game from the creator of Puzzle Bobble that was recently discovered and dumped for preservation. Thanks to some spectacular modding by Dustin O’Dell, the game is now playable on the Mega Drive! We take a look at this version in our latest video:

Want to play the game yourself? Simply download the ROM from Dustin himself by clicking here.

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