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Asterix – Master System Review

Monday, March 18th, 2024

1991’s Asterix for the Master System is a game that is likely going to be shrugged off as “Euro trash” by a certain contingent of retro gamers (cough cough, Americans, cough cough) thanks to the franchise’s French origins. Licensed platformers also don’t have a great track record when it comes to quality, but what we’ve got here is an internally developed SEGA platformer from an era when the company were on a hot streak.

Click here to read our full written review of Asterix for the Master System.

Unreleased 32X Port of Pinocchio Discovered | YouTube Channel

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

A recently discovered 1995 prototype of Pinocchio for the 32X has been discovered. Dumped by Radar and released by drx, this 32X version of the game features a wider colour palette and some additional layers of parallax scrolling backgrounds. You can see the game in action via our video below, where we also compare it to the eventual 1996 Mega Drive release:

Click here to download the ROM from Hidden Palace if you’d like to try it for yourself. It’s a fascinating little discovery!

Review: Another World/Out of this World

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Eric Chahi’s Another World was a monumental achievement in 1991 featuring beautiful artwork, rotoscoped animation and cinematics that were animated using flat polygons instead of pixel art. This masterfully directed piece of work features no heads-up-display at all and each scene must be played through trial and error to discover how to progress.

Click here to read our full review of Another World for the Mega Drive.

YouTube Channel: Review Request – Sparkster

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

New on our YouTube Channel is the first Review Request. The concept of this feature is we ask our followers to suggest a Mega Drive game for us to review. We choose one we haven’t played before, have a little muck around with it and share our first impressions.

For the first edition of Review Request, Titanscreed from Project Phoenix Productions requested Sparkster. Check out our opinion of the game below:

WARNING! This video contains adult language!

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Tails Adventure Rated for Virtual Console Re-Release

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Underrated action-platformer Tails Adventure has been rated by the Australian classification board for re-release on 3DS.

Tails Adventure was originally released on the Game Gear in 1995 and is a slower-paced adventure that is reminiscent of early Castlevania games.

[Source: VG247]

Sonic/Gunstar Heroes-Inspired ‘Freedom Planet’ Seeking Funding

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

We’ve spoken about Freedom Planet in the past as the game has been doing the rounds in the Sonic community for quite some time.

However, Strife (the developer) has now taken the game to the next step and is seeking funding using Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight.

At the time of writing the game has smashed its’ funding goal of $2000 with an impressive total of $7580. However, with 25 days to go you can still get involved with one of the more impressive SEGA-inspired projects out there.

Skyfall Release Day! Let’s Play James Pond II: Codename Robocod

Friday, October 26th, 2012

So the new James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ is out today. We’re big fans of Daniel Craig’s James Bond so we decided to celebrate in the most SEGA way possible, by playing James Pond II: Codename Robocod! See what we did there?

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Senile Team Release Free Dreamcast Platformer

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Senile Team, the indie developers responsible for the fantastic Rush Rush Rally Racing, have just released a free downloadable platformer for the Dreamcast called… wait for it…

Polyko’s Super Jelly Bean Quest in the Sketchbook of Illusion.

Bit of a mouthful eh?

The game is a simple platformer that can be downloaded from Senile Team’s website for nothing. The file contains a disc image that must be burned with a package like Discjuggler to play on your Dreamcast.

Click here to be taken to the download page and try it out for yourself!

[Source: Senile Team]

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