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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 ]

Video Spotlight: SEGA 3D Reprint Archives Trailer

Thursday, October 30th, 2014


3DS collection SEGA 3D Reprint Archives is launching on the 18th of December in Japan and now you can see gameplay of each game in the collection via this new trailer, direct from SEGA’s Japanese YouTube channel. Check it out below:

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives features 3D conversions of Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Out Run, Ecco the Dolphin, Streets of Rage and Shinobi III as well as re-releases of the Master System 3D-glasses versions of Space Harrier and Out Run. The collection is currently Japan exclusive.

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives Box Art Revealed, 2 Master System Games Also Included

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Above you will see the cover art for the new SEGA 3D classics collection SEGA 3D Reprint Archives. The game will be exclusive to Japan and will include the 3D ports of Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Out Run, Ecco the Dolphin, Streets of Rage and Shinobi III that were released on the 3DS eShop.

What’s really interesting about the collection is the 2 new inclusions that are exclusive to the collection. Remastered ports of the Master System 3D versions of Space Harrier and Out Run will also be included. These games were originally released for SEGA’s 3-D Glasses peripheral that worked with the Master System. Only 8 games made use of the peripheral and this is the first time any of the games have received a port to another system.

More details on SEGA 3D Reprint Archives can be found at the game’s official website.

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