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New Dreamcast Game ‘Intrepid Izzy’ Seeking Kickstarter Funding

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Intrepid Izzy is a new Dreamcast action platformer from Senile Team; famed creators of Rush Rush Rally Racing and Beats of Rage. The game is currently in development and is seeking funding via the Kickstarter platform. At the time of writing the game is 40% funded with 17 days to go. If you’re interested in supporting a new Dreamcast project then you can visit the game’s Kickstarter page and pledge now. The Dreamcast tier will set you back 30 euros which is a great price for a brand new, physical Dreamcast game. In conjuction with the Dreamcast release, the game will also be released on PC and PS4.

[Source: Intrepid Izzy on Kickstarter]

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: The Golden Compass on Xbox 360

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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There’s something morbidly fascinating about SEGA’s late 2000s movie tie-in games. There’s so many of them and they’re all outsourced to little studios who were probably given an extremely tight deadline to work towards and the results are telling. Why on Earth SEGA commissioned a game based on 2007’s underperforming The Golden Compass (currently rocking a 43% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an opening weekend described by New Line Cinema as “a little disappointing”) is a mystery to me, but I imagine it’s probably down to being a family orientated movie with an insane amount of fantasy gimmicks that can be utilised for a video game.

Click here to read our full review complete with scans of the cover, instruction manual and disc as well as screenshots.

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.

New 2D Sonic Game Sonic Mania Revealed, Releasing Spring 2017

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

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Developed in collaboration with Sonic CD/1/2 Remastered developer Christian Whitehead, SEGA have revealed a new 2D Sonic adventure called Sonic Mania and it looks GORGEOUS:

Sonic Mania features all new 2D art and stages, throwback stages which are based off stages in 16 bit Sonic titles and a new drop-dash mechanic which allows you to instantly accelerate after a fall to the ground.

Sonic Mania launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC in Spring 2017.

Sonic Boom Fire & Ice Release Delayed Until 2016

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

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In what has to be a first for the Sonic franchise, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will be delayed until 2016 so the game can be improved and fine-polished. There is currently no exact release date in 2016 other than, “it’ll be ready when it’s ready”.

The Sonic franchise is not well known for delays and generally when a release date is set for a game then it gets delivered in whatever state it’s in at the time. This has resulted in some pretty lackluster efforts like Sonic the Hedgehog ’06 and even last year’s Sonic Boom games Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice was due to release on 3DS in quarter four this year and this delay marks one of the few occasions I feel a delay can really benefit a game. The Sonic franchise deserves more great entries and rush-releasing games has never been good practice for the blue blur. Fingers crossed Fire & Ice turns into a worthy entry in the franchise whenever it is that we next see it.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Video Spotlight: Tembo the Badass Elephant Out Tomorrow, Launch Trailer Released

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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Tembo the Badass Elephant is due for release tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One and Steam as a digital-only title. The game is SEGA’s second collaboration with Game Freak (creators of Pokemon) and the first since 1994’s Pulseman for the Mega Drive. The game is stylistically similar to the rhythm-based platforming of Rayman Origins.

You can watch the launch trailer below:

SEGA & Game Freak Announce Tembo the Badass Elephant

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

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SEGA will publish a new 2D action platformer developed by Game Freak called Tembo the Badass Elephant. As Tembo you must battle the evil PHANTOM army from taking over Shell City. Check out the announcement trailer below; it’s all kinds of fun:

Tembo the Badass Elephant will launch this summer on PC, PS4 and Xbox One as a digital-only title.

Review: World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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1990’s Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse was an early hit for the Mega Drive. The SEGA-developed platformer was an excellent little game full of beautiful scenarios, smart level design and tight controls and it was gently dipped in that lovely, Disney goo that makes the experience all the more magical. A sequel was inevitable and the next two years saw Castle of Illusion making its way to Master System and Game Gear. An original sequel for the 8 bit consoles came in the form of Land of Illusion and then things came full circle with another Mega Drive game in the form of World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (that title is quite a mouthful).

Click here to read our full review of World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck or alternatively click the First Party Reviews link on our menu bar and then select the Mega Drive Software section.

Video Spotlight: New Trailer for Alice’s Mom’s Rescue, Release Date Announced

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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Hucast are gearing up to release Alice’s Mom’s Rescue; an independent platform game for the Dreamcast.

The game will launch worldwide on February 9th 2015. The game is a region free Dreamcast release and can be pre-ordered direct from Hucast via this link.

Check out a brand new trailer for the game below:

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