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Original Mega Drive Added to Hardware, Revised Articles and New Photos Added to Mega Drive II and Mega-CD

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

We have some fresh additions and revisions in our hardware section today.

Newly added is an article on the original Mega Drive, which also includes a detailed specification and high quality photographs of the system. Click here to read all about SEGA’s 16 bit wonder and learn about why it was such a massive success for the company.

We also have newly revised articles and photographs for both the Mega Drive II and Mega-CD. We have even photographed a fully boxed Mega Drive II for its entry in our hardware section. Click here to read about the Mega Drive II and click here to read about the Mega-CD. Both articles come complete with detailed specifications on each console as well.

The Earliest Sonic CD Prototype Has Been Dumped Alongside a Previously Trade Show-Only Multimedia Disc

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

The earliest known prototype has been located and dumped by the good people at Hidden Palace and you can now download and play it yourself through emulation. This prototype dates back to December 4th 1992 and features the ‘CD Sonic’ title screen alongside an earlier build of Palmtree Panic which is known here as Salad Plain Zone. If you’d like to see the prototype in action then SEGADriven’s very own Tracker_TD has recorded a playthrough on his YouTube channel:

Alongside this release, Hidden Palace have also released a dump of a trade show-only multimedia disc that features some new artwork and animations of Sonic and Dr. Robotnik. Images of this artwork was previously referenced in magazine news articles that discussed Sonic 2 being ported to Mega-CD, which ultimately never came to pass:

You can download the Sonic CD prototype and the SEGA Multimedia Studio disc from Hidden Palace right now.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

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.

Night Trap to Get 25th Anniversary Re-Release on PS4 & Xbox One

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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Cult teen-horror FMV title Night Trap (which SEGA fans will remember for its infamous SEGA/Mega-CD port) is to be re-released on PS4 and Xbox One for the game’s 25th anniversary.

Originally developed for the unreleased Hasbro Control-Vision, the FMV adventure game was originally supposed to use VHS tapes and it’s these tapes that have been sourced to provide the in-game video used in this 25th anniversary port.

The port is not being handled by SEGA but an independent studio called Screaming Villains. Screaming Villains have also made the game’s theme song available for free download from their website.

Limited Run Games will also be producing a physical release for the PS4 and the artwork has been made to resemble the American SEGA CD and 32X artwork. While pre-orders are not available yet, it might be worth subscribing to their mailing list so you’re the first to know when the physical version will be made available.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

[Source: Eurogamer]

YouTube Channel: Let’s Play Sonic CD – Part 4

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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Myself and Titanscreed return for another installment in our Sonic CD Let’s Play. You can watch the fourth part below:

A new episode will appear every day at 4pm BST. Subscribe to our channel to follow the series to its completion and subscribe to Titanscreed’s channel for the next game in the series which starts next week!

YouTube Channel: Let’s Play Sonic CD – Part 3

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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Myself and Titanscreed return for another installment in our Sonic CD Let’s Play. You can watch the third part below:

A new episode will appear every day at 4pm BST. Subscribe to our channel to follow the series to its completion and subscribe to Titanscreed’s channel for the next game in the series which starts next week!

YouTube Channel: Let’s Play Sonic CD – Part 2

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Myself and Titanscreed return for another installment in our Sonic CD Let’s Play. You can watch the second part below:

A new episode will appear every day at 4pm BST. Subscribe to our channel to follow the series to its completion and subscribe to Titanscreed’s channel for the next game in the series which starts next week!

YouTube Channel: Sonic CD Feature

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

If you weren’t aware already, Sonic CD is my favourite game of all time. In today’s entry in our SEGADriven Loves Mega-CD series, we take a look at why we love the game so much and we also sneak in a cheeky rendition of You Can Do Anything!

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Star Strike and Bug Blasters Re-Released for Mega-CD

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Star Strike and Bug Blasters are 2 Mega-CD games released long after the console’s demise. Their original print ocurred in 2001 in an extremely limited European run of 5 copies each by Good Deal Games.

A user called mr_gibbage over at Retro Collect has managed to secure the rights to the games and has produced a much larger run of 100 copies which is available to purchase from eBay now. The games are on-rails/FMV shooters in the same vain of games like Cobra Command and Sewer Shark.

Click here to be taken to the listing.

[Source: Retro Collect]

1UP Reveal 20th Anniversary Mega-CD Article

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

1UP have released a special article to mark the 20th anniversary of the North American release of the Mega-CD (known as the SEGA-CD in that territory). It’s a cool little read and they name a handful of their favourite games, some of which are US exclusive.

You can read the article by clicking this link to be taken to 1UP.

Subscribers to our YouTube channel will know I’m a big fan of the Mega-CD and love collecting for it. It’s a home to my favourite Sonic game ever and there’s a certain allure to collecting for it as the games are usually quite experimental in nature.

Happy 20th Birthday Mega-CD!

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