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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.

Sonic CD Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl via Data Discs, Includes Japanese OST and Liner Notes from Naofumi Hataya

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Video game vinyl wizards Data Discs have announced their next release, and it’s one hell of a pick – the beloved soundtrack to Sonic CD is coming to wax in September!

The release includes almost the Japanese soundtrack, with the only exceptions being the Opening and Ending themes, You Can Do Anything and Cosmic Eternity. There’s three editions, offering splattered aesthetics and bespoke etching, as well as art prints and liner notes from composer Naofumi Hataya. The release will also include a download code.

The set costs £34.99, and is available to pre-order now until June 17th. You can pre-order it here.

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.

Master System Visual Compendium and Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech Added to Books Section | Merchandise

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

A couple of new additions have now been added to the Books section in our Merchandise catalogue. Click below to go directly to their entries or click here to go to the Merchandise catalogue:

SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium
The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles, & Games

Actual Basketball from the NBA Jam Cover Discovered

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Gaming historian Steve Lin of the Video Game History Foundation has managed to win the actual basketball used for the NBA Jam cover art in an online auction. Lin’s intention is to get the item displayed in a museum.

The basketball itself is actually a resin model and it adorned the cover art for the game and various promotional material. NBA Jam made its way onto several SEGA systems including the Mega Drive, Mega-CD and Game Gear back in 1994.

[Source: Kotaku]

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

New Music Additions to Our Merchandise Section

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

We’ve made some new additions to the Music section of our website’s Merchandise section! There are now 5 new releases to explore and learn about, and for this update I’ve selected some of the more obscure and unique SEGA releases out there.

See below for links to the full list of additions:

SEGA Forever: Volume 1 Promotional Cassette
Mega-CD Soundtracks Promotional Mini-CD by SEGA France
Psygnotic Soundtrax Vol. 1 which features soundtrack selections from Shadow of the Beast II, Puggsy and Novastorm for Mega-CD
Sonic Runners: Complete Soundtrack by Tomoya Ohtani
Valkyria Revolution: Soundtrack Selections by Yasunori Mitsuda

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]

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