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Cult Dreamcast Title L.O.L. Lack of Love Receives English Language Translation

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Another cult SEGA title receives an English language translation! For this release it’s time to get acquainted with the Dreamcast cult life sim L.O.L.: Lack of Love, which has been Japan exclusive since it’s original 2000 release.

L.O.L.: Lack of Love puts you in control of a primitive creature on an alien world who must evolve to stay alive as the planet is being slowly terraformed. The game infamously features no heads-up-display and is played in a non-linear fashion. You can talk to or eat other life forms to advance your evolution.

If you’d like to try the game you can download the patch from Romhacking.net. You will require a CDI or GDI disc image of the game and you can use the Romhacking.net online patching tool to apply the patch to the disc image.

Obscure Dreamcast Puzzler ‘The Lost Golem’ Receives Fan Translation

Monday, December 16th, 2019

The Japan-only puzzle game The Lost Golem is a bit of an obscure release, only seeing under 500 sales during its original launch. This has lead to it becoming quite the cult favourite among Dreamcast collectors. It’s not the most difficult thing to play without a knowledge of Japanese, but thanks to community efforts, the game has now received an English fan translation and its a welcome addition for anyone looking to understand the game a little better.

The English fan translation of The Lost Golem is available to download from Romhacking.net now. You will need a CDI file of the original game in order to apply the patch. This can then be run in emulation or on an actual Dreamcast if burned to disc and booted with Utopia.

The Lost Golem is a fairly simple title where you control a golem who is guiding a king throughout a castle. You must pick up and place walls in order to change his direction and guide him to the exit. You can see the game in action via this first look video by our friend pcwzrd13:

Master System II and Dreamcast Articles Added to Hardware Section

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

2 new hardware articles on the Master System II and Dreamcast have been added to our hardware section. These articles feature a detailed history of each system alongside the system’s specifications and a selection of high quality images.

The Master System II article can be viewed by clicking here. Huge thanks to Mark Hughes for providing the photographs.
The Dreamcast article can be viewed by clicking here.

We are continuing to fill out our hardware section with even more features. Stay tuned for more updates!

New Hardware Additions Including Mega Drive Mini, SEGA Neptune & New Peripheral Images

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Another selection of updates to our hardware section have just gone live. See below for the full list of additions complete with links to each article:

SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis Mini article complete with specifications and images has been added. Huge thanks to Mark Hughes for the images of the Japanese Mega Drive Mini and Tower of Power
SEGA Genesis 32X/Neptune article has been completely revised with a new specification and images
New Visual Memory Unit images added
New Dreamcast Controller images added

SEGA Fish Life and Unreleased Dreamcast Zip Drive Features Added to Hardware Section

Monday, November 11th, 2019

2 new features on some rather obscure Dreamcast hardware have now been added to our hardware section.

To begin with we have a feature on the incredibly rare, Japan-only SEGA Fish Life unit. This piece of hardware was sold to businesses as a way to add a virtual aquarium to their decor.

The other hardware feature we’ve added is on the unreleased Dreamcast Zip Drive peripheral. This peripheral would have connected to a Dreamcast and sat underneath the console and given users access to 100mb zip disks to allow for greater storage space while browsing the internet and downloading additional game content.

Both features contain multiple images of both pieces of hardware.

Limited Edition Releases of SEGA Games Added to Merchandise Section | Merchandise

Friday, November 8th, 2019

We’re still filling out our Merchandise section and today we’ve launched a whole new sub-section for limited edition releases of SEGA games.

We’ve kicked off this sub-section with 4 releases that each have multiple high quality photographs showing their contents. See below for the list of new additions:

– Sonic Adventure 2: 10th Anniversary Birthday Pack
– Sturmwind Limited Edition
– The Conduit Special Edition
– The House of the Dead Overkill Collector’s Edition

All of these limited edition games can be viewed on the newly opened Limited Edition Releases of SEGA Games page, so head on over and have a browse!

New Shenmue Easter Egg Discovered: Nozomi Jumps into Action!

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

A fascinating new discovery has been made in the original Shenmue – a certain set of conditions can trigger a fight scene where Nozomi joins Ryo in the action.

According to the fine folk at PhatomRiverStone.com, this scene can be triggered by visiting Sakuragaoka park before 7pm on a sunny or snowy day after Ryo’s brawl at the Heartbeats Bar. However, you must make your visit after the Heartbeats Bar brawl and before Ryo visits the tattoo parlor, which is the next location in Ryo’s quest.

Click the below embed to see what happens in the fight at Sakuragaoka park once the conditions have been successfully met:

For full details on how to trigger this fight scene in Shenmue, head on over to PhantomRiverStone.com’s post on the easter egg as they go into far more detail about the additional requirements that are needed to trigger this event.

[Source: PhantomRiverStone.com]

New CDs Added to Music Section | Merchandise

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

A fresh set of additions are now available to view in the Music section of our Merchandise catalogue. See below for the full list of additions and direct links to all of the releases:

Planetary Pieces: Sonic World Adventure Original Soundtrack
Seven Rings in Hand: Sonic and the Secret Rings Original Sound Track
JxJ – READY!
Crush 40 – Rise Again
Shenmue JukeBox

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.

Unreleased Dreamcast Game ‘Internet Game Pack’ Discovered

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Hidden Palace user ‘drx’ has discovered, dumped and released a cancelled Dreamcast game called Internet Game Pack. This title was developed by Visual Concepts in 2001 and was scheduled for release as an Official Dreamcast Magazine cover disc, but presumably shelved due to the unpopularity of the Dreamcast.

The game features a selection of classic games like Chess, Poker and Dominoes and was made for online play. However, all the games can be played offline as well. You can see the title in action via the embed below:

Head on over to Hidden Palace to download the disc image if you would like to play this title via emulation.

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