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SMS/GG Sonic 1 Coming to Commodore 64 Courtesy of Mr. Sid | Fan Scene

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

A homebrew developer under the name of Mr. Sid is releasing a Commodore 64 port of the Master System/Game Gear version of Sonic the Hedgehog very soon. Playable on real hardware through the use of RAM expansion units, this is a remarkable development that is simply jaw-dropping to see in action. Check out the reveal trailer below:

Mr. Sid will release his homebrew port of Sonic 1 for Commodore 64 very soon. The exact date will be revealed shortly on his thread on the Lemon64 forums. The thread also contains exact details on the system specs needed to run the game on real hardware.

Unreleased Game Gear Puzzle Game ‘BreakThru!’ Now Dumped

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

The good people over at SMS Power have managed to secure the loose EPROMs of an unreleased Game Gear title called BreakThru! and have now dumped the game and preserved it digitally.

BreakThru! was originally released on other systems such as PC, SNES, Game Boy in 1994 and Saturn and Playstation later in 1995. The game is infamous for being endorsed by Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov. This Game Gear version was completed but never released for unknown reasons.

You can download the ROM file from SMS Power’s page on the title. SMS Power have also released a patched version that is more compatible with different hardware. The ROM file can be played on real hardware using something like an Everdrive cartridge. Alternatively the game can be played under emulation.

[Source: SMS Power]

Selection of AtGames Handhelds Added to Hardware Section

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

We’ve added 3 new features to our Hardware section that detail 3 AtGames handhelds from 2008 and 2009. The full list of additions are linked below so please click through and read about these officially SEGA-licensed handhelds developed by AtGames:

AtGames SEGA Mega Drive Portable Video Game Player
AtGames SEGA Mega Drive Portable Video Game Player (6 Button Variant)
Blaze AtGames Gear Portable Video Game Player

Zool Remake Heading to Steam on August 18th 2021

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Even though Zool debuted as an Amiga title, SEGA fans will remember the original Zool as a Mega Drive, Master System and Game Gear title released back in 1993. Well, the game is being resurrected for a brand new PC port by Sumo Digital Academy and published by Secret Mode. This new port will be titled Zool Redimensioned and features a high definition widescreen overhaul to the visuals. This new version is actually based on the Mega Drive version and features 28 stages, 2 difficulty options as well as new secrets and achievements. Check out the reveal trailer below:

Zool Redimensioned will land on PCs via Steam on August 18th 2021. You can wishlist it on Steam right now by clicking this link.

[Source: VGC and Retro Gamer]

Brand New PC Port of ‘Dizzy the Adventurer’ Based on Unreleased Mega Drive Port Now Available

Sunday, April 4th, 2021

A brand new PC port of Dizzy the Adventurer based on an unreleased Mega Drive port has been released thanks to the wonderful efforts of The Dizzy Fansite.

This port of Dizzy the Adventurer was originally scheduled for release in a Mega Drive compilation called The Excellent Dizzy Collection, but it was unfortunately cancelled due to time constraints. The compilation would only release on Game Gear and Master System in November 1993.

This completed PC port of the previously unreleased Mega Drive port of Dizzy the Adventurer is available to purchase now from The Dizzy Fansite’s Itch page. It costs a minimum of £10 to purchase.

[Source: The Dizzy Fansite’s Itch Page]

Fresh Additions to SEGA Book Catalogue | Merchandise

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

A small selection of 3 books have now been added to the SEGA Book Catalogue in our Merchandise section. See below for the full list of additions as well as direct links to each feature:

Big Tips
Essential SEGA Tips 2
SEGA Mega Drive Secrets Volume 2

Game Gear Micro to Launch in Japan October 2020

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

For SEGA’s 60th anniversary, the company have revealed a new novelty micro console in the form of the Game Gear Micro.

Currently only scheduled for a Japanese launch on October 6th 2020, the console will be available in 4 colour variants, each bundled with its own compilation of 4 Game Gear titles. Each system will launch for ¥4,980. A special edition bundle is also available which includes all 4 console variants, a set of replica game cases for each of the included titles and a working SEGA Big Window (aka the Super Wide Gear) which allows you to magnify the screen. This will set you back ¥29,980.

The Game Gear Micro will measure 80mm wide, 43mm tall and 20mm deep and include a 1.15″ display. It also includes a single mono speaker, a headphone jack and is powered by 2 AAA batteries. Supposedly you can power the system for a longer period of time with a separately sold USB cable.

The full list of included titles on each of the Game Gear Micro variants now follows:

Black Game Gear Micro
Out Run, Puyo Puyo Tsu, Royal Stone and Sonic the Hedgehog

Blue Game Gear Micro
Baku Baku Animal: Sekai Shiikugakari Senshuken, Gunstar Heroes, Sonic & Tails and Sylvan Tale

Yellow Game Gear Micro
Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux, Shining Force, Shining Force II and Shining Force: Final Conflict

Red Game Gear Micro
Columns, The G.G. Shinobi, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible and Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special

[Source: Nintendo Life]

New Additions to Hardware and Merchandise Sections

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

A new selection of merchandise and hardware have been added to their respective sections on the website. See below for the full list of additions and direct links to each entry:

SEGA Game Gear Gear-to-Gear Cable added to Hardware
SEGA Dreamcast: Collected Works added to Book Catalogue
SEGA Pro Presents Guide to ’95 added to Book Catalogue
SEGA Arcade Pop-Up History added to Book Catalogue
Dreamcast Tips, Cheats, Solutions Volume 2 added to Book Catalogue
Virtua Fighter: Round One added to Home Video section

Unreleased Prototypes of Sonic 2 and Sonic Chaos Dumped by Hidden Palace

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

UPDATE
Overnight an additional Sonic 2 prototype has been made available by the good people at Hidden Palace. This prototype dates from August 1992 and can be downloaded by clicking here.

ORIGINAL STORY
Hidden Palace‘s Sonic Month continues with a fresh selection of unreleased Sonic prototypes. This time we have 3 different releases of Sonic Chaos for Master System and Game Gear and a separate Sonic the Hedgehog 2 release for Mega Drive.

The Sonic Chaos releases date from May, June and July 1993 with the May release being an early Game Gear prototype that features different character sprites from the final build. Download links for each of these releases are listed below:

Sonic Chaos (May 17 1993, Game Gear)
Sonic Chaos (June 30 1993, Master System)
Sonic Chaos (July 13 1993, Master System)

The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 prototype comes from September 1992 and still features beta stage names and some graphical glitches with the title cards which have previously been published in the Sonic 2 Gold Guide by Tony Takoushi. This prototype can be downloaded by clicking here.

For fans of either game, these prototypes reveal some fascinating insight into the games’ development and are well worth a look if you have any interest in either game.

Homebrew Developer Creating Sonic 8 Bit Port for Amstrad GX-4000 | Fan Scene

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Homebrew developers NoRecess and Condense are creating a brand new port of the 8 bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog for the Amstrad GX-4000 called Sonic the Hedgehog GX. This port is based on the Game Gear version and features some really beautiful artwork:

A playable version isn’t publicly available at this time but the game’s website promises a release by the end of 2020. There are also videos of the game running under direct capture and off-screen on real hardware that you can watch by clicking here and here.

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