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Official Retro-Bit SEGA Controllers Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The official Mega Drive and SEGA Saturn controllers from Retro-Bit are now available to pre-order on Amazon. The controllers are due to ship on January 31st 2019. They are available in the following configurations:

Mega Drive Classic Edition (available in blue and black) – £14.99
Mega Drive USB Edition (available in blue and black) – £17.99
Mega Drive Blue Tooth Edition – £39.99
Mega Drive Blue Tooth Receiver – £15.99
SEGA Saturn Classic Edition (available in transparent and black) – £17.99
SEGA Saturn USB Edition (available in transparent and black) – £21.99
SEGA Saturn Blue Tooth Edition – £39.99
SEGA Saturn Blue Tooth Receiver – £14.99

Classic editions are for use with original systems, the USB and blue tooth editions are for use with modern systems. The blue tooth editions also feature analogue sticks. A separate blue tooth receiver has to be purchased if you want to use the blue tooth editions with original hardware.

Click here to purchase the Mega Drive controllers or alternatively click here to purchase the SEGA Saturn controllers.

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More Music, Magazines and Books Added to the Merchandise Section

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

We’ve got a whole host of interesting SEGA junk for you to look at today. See below for the full list of additions to our merchandise section:

Music
Saturn Power No. 3: Block-Rocking Beats

Books
The Official SEGA Magazine Tips Bible by Richard Leadbetter

Magazines
Gamepro Issue 52
Mean Machines SEGA Issues 9 and 18
Mega Issue 8
MegaTech Issue 19

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New Books Added to Merchandise Section

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Another selection of books have been added to the SEGA Book Catalogue in our Merchandise section. Take a look below for details on the new additions:

Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents SEGA Arcade Classics Volume 1
Fighters Megamix Official Guide
The Official SEGA Mega Drive Power Tips Book 3
SEGA Bass Fishing: Prima’s Official Strategy Guide
SEGA Pro-Master Volume 4
SEGA Archives

Please note that we are currently in the process of reorganising the SEGA Book Catalogue so that every entry now has its own page on the website. The landing page where you can browse the various books is currently under construction and might look a little weird at the moment, but we are working to resolve this as soon as possible.

Webmaster and lead writer at SEGADriven. Likes old games, heavy music and too much pizza. Follow on Twitter @sonicyoda

New Additions to the Merchandise Section

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

A new selection of items have been added to the merchandise section of the website. Take a look below for the full list of additions:

Music
Saturn Sampler from issue 39 of Mean Machines SEGA
Space Harrier vinyl release by Data Discs

Books
The Complete SEGA Solution by Dominic Handy and Richard Monteiro
The Dreamcast Junkyard: The Ultimate Collectors Guide by Mike Phelan
SEGA Saturn Unauthorized Game Secrets Volume One by Ian Osborne
Speedrun: The Unauthorised History of Sonic the Hedgehog by Julian Hazeldine

There are also many other music releases and books in their respective sections, so why not take a look?

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SEGA Saturn Code Sampler Unearthed, Including Obscure Sonic Artwork

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

If there’s one SEGA console that gets a rough reception in the West, it’s the SEGA Saturn. But it was certainly a unique specimen – which is why a newly dumped sampler disc demonstrating its numerous graphical features comes as an interesting look into the hardware’s capabilities.

The disc demonstrates rotation effects, how sprites could used in a way similar to clipping masks, and there’s even a short shoot-em up game to play (as well as plenty of Fantasy Zone sprites). Sonic fans may also notice just how many graphical techniques the recent Sonic Mania lifted from the original hardware in the name of authenticity! But that’s not all that’s here for Sonic fans – as there’s several unique pieces of artwork on the disc too, used as part of graphical effect tests.

Since the effects can make the artwork somewhat hard to see, we’ve ripped them from the demo for your viewing pleasure below.

It’s always cool to see development software come to light, and makes for a great way of getting insight into how our favourite games worked. The Saturn, underrated as it is, is no exception.

[Source: SEGAXtreme ]

When Tracker isn’t playing SEGA games, he’s talking about SEGA games. Or drawing about SEGA games. Or being a student that does all of the above. You can also catch him over on Twitter.

Panzer Dragoon Saga to Get Vinyl/CD Soundtrack Release Through Brave Wave | Merchandise

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Brave Wave Productions (who previously released the Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 soundtracks on vinyl) are back with a new SEGA soundtrack release in the form of SEGA Saturn rarity, Panzer Dragoon Saga. The soundtrack will get a 20th anniversary release on vinyl, CD and digitally through Bandcamp. The vinyl pressing comes on lilac-coloured wax and includes a free download of the digital soundtrack. Click below on the various links to pre-order the Panzer Dragoon Saga in your specific region and format:

Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Album – Digital Release via Bandcamp
Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Album – Vinyl and CDs for North American Distribution
Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Album – Vinyl and CDs for European Distribution

The Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Album releases worldwide on the 29th of January 2018 through Brave Wave Productions.

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Earliest Sonic R Prototype Discovered

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Jon Burton from Traveller’s Tales and his fascinating GameHut YouTube channel is at it again with a fascinating look at the earliest known prototype of Sonic R. The track featured in this prototype wouldn’t make it into the final game and there’s a lot of artwork and assets on show that have never been seen before. You can see the prototype in action by clicking the embed below:

Burton has previously released footage of 2 later prototypes of Sonic R and they can also be watched by clicking the links below:
Sonic R Prototype ver. 0.3
Sonic R Prototype ver. 0.2

[Source: GameHut]

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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.

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Review: Tilt! on the SEGA Saturn

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

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Tilt! (or Hyper 3D Pinball depending on where you’re from) is quite an extensive package for a 1996 pinball sim. Developed by NMS Software, this game features a whopping 6 unique tables to choose from, 2 camera angles and additional cut-scenes when you lock a ball in play. There’s a hell of a lot of pinball packed onto this disc, but is it all worth your time?

Click here to read our full review of Tilt! on the SEGA Saturn.

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Review: Digital Pinball on the SEGA Saturn

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

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Pinball is high score gaming in its purest form; smack a chrome ball around a table and watch the numbers go up. There’s obviously a little more to it than that, but pinball offers a great feedback loop as you hit targets, bumpers and ramps and the machine blasts noise and light at you to indicate you’re doing well. It’s a visceral and exciting experience that will cost you an arm and a leg if you ever wanted to buy your own table and maintain it, so thankfully pinball simulation games came to the rescue to allow us all to enjoy the thrill of pinball from our homes.

Click here to read the full review of Digital Pinball for the SEGA Saturn.

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