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Book About the Development of Treasure’s Mega Drive Titles Seeking Kickstarter Funding | Merchandise

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Raster Scroll have opened a Kickstarter for a new book called Legends of 16-Bit Game Development. The focus of the book is aimed at Treasure and their 16 bit Mega Drive titles that include Dynamite Headdy, Alien Soldier, Gunstar Heroes and more.

The book is authored by John Harrison who has extensively researched the company and is aiming to offer readers insight into the business-side of the developer, the actual game development process, key members of the development team and their backgrounds, and the reception of the featured games after their release.

If you’re interested in funding such a project then head on over to the official Legends of 16-Bit Game Development Kickstarter. Several tiers are available with the lowest starting at $30. Each book aims to include 250 pages of full colour content.

You can read an excerpt from the book by clicking here.

[Source: Kickstarter]

Darius Extra Version to Receive Standalone Mega Drive Release Through Columbus Circle

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Previously revealed for the deluxe version of Darius Cozmic Revelation, a new Extra Version of the previously Mega Drive Mini port of Darius will release on a Mega Drive cartridge thanks to the good people at Columbus Circle.

Columbus Circle have been responsible for a string of new Mega Drive releases that include 16 Bit Rhythm Land, Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer, Ultracore and Mad Stalker: Full Metal Forth.

Pre-orders for Darius Extra Version are available now through Amazon Japan and will set you back a whopping ¥9,299 before postage (£66.67 in UK sterling at the time of writing).

[Source: Columbus Circle]

More Promotional Material and T-Shirts Added to Merchandise Section | Merchandise

Monday, August 31st, 2020

A fresh selection of promotional material and t-shirts have been added to the Promotional Material and Clothing sections of the website. See below for the full list of additions:

– Castle Fine Art Presents 25th Anniversary Sonic the Hedgehog Card added to Promotional Material
– Sonic Boom Event Flyer added to Promotional Material
– Sonic Lost World Sticker Sheet added to Promotional Material
– Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Door Hanger added to Promotional Material
– Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Postcard added to Promotional Material
– Sonic the Hedgehog ‘Available Now’ Flyer added to Promotional Material
– Crush 40 T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Crush 40 Rules T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Fighting Vipers T-Shirt added to Clothing
– New images of Mega Drive T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Panzer Dragoon II Zwei T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Sonic Boom T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Sonic the Hedgehog Joypolis T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Sonic the Hedgehog “Slow Sucks” Gamestation T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Sonic the Hedgehog Primark T-Shirt added to Clothing

Mega Turrican Director’s Cut Coming to Mega Drive Via Strictly Limited Games

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Announced alongside 2 brand new compilations of Turrican franchise ports, a new Director’s Cut version of Mega Turrican is being produced for the Mega Drive by Strictly Limited Games.

There are no exact details as to what this Director’s Cut version of Mega Turrican will entail, but if it’s going to be anything like the Director’s Cut version of Super Turrican which launched alongside the Analogue Super NT, then it should contain a new level, new graphics and new music.

You can pre-order the Mega Drive version of Mega Turrican: Director’s Cut in either a black checkerboard case or red Genesis-style case from Strictly Limited Games for €49.99. The cartridge includes the original Mega Turrican, a new Mega Turrican Score Attack game and Mega Turrican: Director’s Cut. The cartridge is aiming to ship around April/May 2021. You can also get Mega Turrican, Mega Turrican Score Attack and Mega Turrican: Director’s Cut as a part of the Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 & 2 compilations for Switch or PS4.

[Source: Strictly Limited Games]

New Additions to Mega Drive Flashback Hardware Entry + New Mega Drive Controller Added to Hardware Section

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Some minor updates and additions have been made in the website’s Hardware section. See below for the full list of additions:

– New detailed information about the SEGA Mega Drive Flashback from AtGames has been added alongside new high quality images
– The Cheetah BolliStick has been added to the 16 Bit Peripherals section

New Mega Drive Controllers Added to Hardware Section

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

5 new peripherals have been added to the website’s Hardware section. These are all Mega Drive controllers and you can see a full list of the additions below:

Asciiware SEGA Mega Stick added to 16 bit peripherals
Competition Pro Series II Honey Bee (Model Number SG-8) added to 16 bit peripherals
Competition Pro Series III Honey Bee (Model Number SG-18) added to 16 bit peripherals
Competition Pro Honey Bee (Model Number SG-6) added to 16 bit peripherals
Graduate Phase9 added to 16 bit peripherals

Images of Unreleased Mega Drive Sonic Game “Treasure Tails” Released Online

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

The first images of an unreleased Mega Drive Sonic spin-off called Treasure Tails have appeared online. These come directly from Craig Stitt who many may know as an artist on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic Spinball. Stitt himself pitched the game back in February 1993. The game was meant to be a forced-perspective platform/puzzle/adventure game featuring Tails as the main playable character. It supposedly never made it to a playable state and the images seen in this article come from a VHS tape that Stitt have put together in 1995.

In addition to this discovery, the first concept images of Boomer the Turtle have also appeared. This was a character Stitt designed for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as Sonic’s original sidekick before Tails was even conceived. The character was ultimately scrapped.

Also released is footage of another unreleased title that Craig Stitt pitched called Astropede. The game features a centipede protagonist that runs at high speeds through a stage that uses graphics from the then-unreleased Hidden Palace stage from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Stitt had hopes that the character could exist as a part of Sonic’s Universe. Check out the footage from SEGAbits below:

[Source: Sonic Retro and SEGAbits]

New Updates to Hardware and Merchandise Sections

Monday, August 10th, 2020

A fresh selection of updates have now gone live in the hardware and merchandise sections. See below for a full list of additions and direct links to each entry:

Merchandise Updates

– Harmony issue 154 added to magazines section
– SEGASonic the Hedgehog 120 page notebook added to miscellaneous merchandise section

Hardware Updates

SR-1000 Data Recorder added to 8-bit peripherals section
Unreleased Graphic Board added to 8-bit peripherals section
Unreleased Mega Drive Floppy Disk Drive added to 16-bit peripherals section
Unreleased Mega Drive Keyboard added to 16-bit peripherals section

A huge thank you to Mark Hughes for providing the images of Harmony issue 154 and the SEGASonic notebook from SEGA Japan.

New Music Added to Merchandise Section | Merchandise

Monday, June 29th, 2020

4 new music entries have now been added to the SEGA Music Index in our Merchandise section. See below for the full list of additions and direct links to each new entry:

– The Data Discs vinyl release of Alien Soldier by NON has now been added to SEGA Music Index
– The Data Discs vinyl release of Alien Storm by Keisuke Tsukahara has now been added to SEGA Music Index
– The Data Discs vinyl release of Policenauts by Konami Kukeiha Club has now been added to SEGA Music Index
– The Data Discs vinyl release of Radiant Silvergun by Hitoshi Sakamoto has now been added to SEGA Music Index

Each entry comes with a short information paragraph, a track list and several high quality photos. Why not check out the rest of the SEGA Music Index and learn about something new?

Herzog Zwei is the Next Game in the SEGA Ages Line-Up for Switch, New Details Shared

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

The next SEGA Ages game for the Switch has been confirmed as Herzog Zwei. This title originally released on the Mega Drive back in December 1989 and is often regarded as one of the first RTS titles.

Developed by Technosoft of Thunder Force fame, this new port by M2 features a brand new practice mode which offers an extensive tutorial for new players. Alongside the game’s Original mode is a SEGA Ages mode which adds information panels and a mini map to help manage your craft and weaponry. We also have a Helper mode which gives you more resources and health for an easier gameplay option. The game will also support online multiplayer between 2 players, but the player you’ll face off against is chosen at random with no support for friends. The usual SEGA Ages settings and features like screen resizing, wallpapers and replays are also supported.

SEGA Ages: Herzog Zwei is due to release on the Switch eShop “soon” and will be priced at 999 yen for Japan. There is currently no word on a release date or pricing for the Western versions.

[Source: Siliconera]

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