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Sound Designer for Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker on Mega Drive Shares Unreleased Songs | SEGA Tunes

Saturday, February 18th, 2023

The original sound designer for Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, Hiroshi “JIMITA” Kubota, has shared some unreleased original songs that were planned for inclusion in the game but eventually excluded. These songs were intended to flesh out the soundtrack as SEGA were initially only prepared to pay the license fees for 3 of Michael Jackson’s songs at the time, but this changed during development and were no longer needed as a result.

2 of the songs were intended for the game and the other was composed around the same time but never planned to be used as a part of the soundtrack. You can check them all out via the embeds below:

[Source: GDRI and Nicolaas Hamman on Twitter]

Bitmap Books’s Mega Drive/Genesis Visual Compendium Book Cancelled Due to Pressure from SEGA

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Previously scheduled to release in July 2022, Bitmap Books have sadly had to cancel the release of their The Unofficial MD/Gen: A Visual Compendium book after SEGA have threatened the publisher with legal action.

Creative director Sam Dyer has issued a statement that says the company cannot risk potential legal action by releasing the book as the company cannot afford the costs as a small business. SEGA are reportedly not negotiating with the company despite them previously giving Bitmap Books their official stamp of approval for their Master System: A Visual Compendium book from 2019.

The move is a strange one from SEGA who have largely ignored unofficial publications based on their intellectual properties in the past. Dedicated SEGA fanzines like SEGA Powered continue to see publication without SEGA’s approval alongside Hardcore Gaming 101’s excellent SEGA Arcade Classics books.

Bitmap Books are looking for a way to release the PDF of the completed book for free so fingers crossed all the work done for The Unofficial MD/Gen: A Visual Compendium book doesn’t go to waste. This entire situation is a massive loss for video game preservation as history books like these become important archival documents for generations to come. SEGADriven send our condolences to Bitmap Books and the plethora of writers involved in this now cancelled publication.

[Source: Bitmap Books]

First Demo of Final Fight Homebrew Mega Drive Port Now Available

Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Developed by Mauro Xavier AKA CFX, the first playable demo of his Final Fight MD port is now available to download. It’s quite a generous first offering that allows you to play up to the boss fight with Sodom/Katana.

Final Fight MD can be played on real hardware using a flash device or under emulation. The Mega Drive infamously never received a port of Final Fight, but a version was released in 1993 on the Mega CD called Final Fight CD.

Click here to download the demo directly from Mauro Xavier’s Twitter. You can watch gameplay of the demo via the embed below:

Dreamcast Homebrew Version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection Now Available

Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Thanks to the amazing programming talent of Ian Michael and artist Adam Burrell, we now have an unofficial Dreamcast collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games that aims to be the Dreamcast equivalent of the recently released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection. This Dreamcast version compiles all the SNES, NES, Game Boy and Mega Drive titles together with surprisingly great emulation. The only games it doesn’t feature are the original arcade ports for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Turtles in Time.

Also included are the Spectrum ports of the first TMNT console game and the arcade conversion which goes above and beyond the scope of the official compilation. We also get ROM hacks of Streets of Rage 2 that include the turtles as playable characters, alongside 2 Beats of Rage games themed around TMNT. There’s also an extensive video gallery which allows you to watch 2 full episodes of the original 1987 animated show, alongside some really deep cuts like the making of feature for the Coming Out of Their Shells tour amongst other videos.

You can download the TMNT Cowabunga Collection by IMRTech from the Dreamcast Talk forums. Click here to go there right now.

[Source: The Dreamcast Junkyard]

Yuzo Koshiro Working on New Mega Drive Shoot-Em-Up

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Yuzo Koshiro has revealed that he is working on a new Mega Drive game with an unnamed designer who he previously collaborated with on Beyond Oasis/The Story of Thor.

While development is seemingly early, Koshiro has shared 2 screenshots of the game which appears to be a horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up.

There is currently no word on when the game will release or whether it will get a physical release. Koshiro has previously worked on physical Mega Drive games that have been published by Columbus Circle, like 16 Bit Rhythm Land which released back in early 2019.

Koshiro has mentioned that the primary release will be for Mega Drive but that other platforms could follow.

[Source: Yuzo Koshiro on Twitter]

Sonic Spin-Off Game ‘SEGAPede’ Prototype ROM Dumped

Friday, November 25th, 2022

Craig Stitt’s SEGAPede game has been discussed previously as some footage of it had been released back in August 2020 where it was known as Astropede. The game was pitched as a spin-off to the Sonic series where you play as a badnik who befriends Sonic. Using existing Hidden Palace tile-sets from his work on Sonic 2, Stitt developed a prototype to pitch to SEGA but the game was never picked up.

Now thanks to the amazing work of Hidden Palace, this prototype has been dumped and archived so we can actually experience the SEGAPede prototype in all its glory. You can check out direct capture of the game via the embed below:

You can download the SEGAPede prototype from the game’s entry on the Hidden Palace wiki. The ROM will run under emulation or on real hardware. Thanks again to the Hidden Palace team for their incredibly digital archive work and making sure this piece of SEGA history is now available to all.

[Source: Hidden Palace]

Huge Selection of Merchandise Additions Now Live

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

We’ve been busy beavering away with a whole host of new additions in the Merchandise sections on the website. See the list below for the full list of additions as well as direct links to each new entry:

Sonic the Hedgehog Puzzle Book 1 added to the Books section
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi vinyl by Data Discs added to Music section
Look and Find Sonic the Hedgehog added to Books section
Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-Speed-Ia: 30 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog added to Books section
– SEGA Powered issue 3 added to Magazines section
Jun Senoue’s The Works added to Music section
Jun Senoue’s The Works II added to Music section
SEGA Mega Drive Secrets added to Books section

Feel free to browse are extensive Merchandise section to learn about a wide array of different SEGA merchandise.

New Website Additions to Merchandise and Hardware

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

A selection of additions to our hardware and merchandise sections are now live on the website. See below for the full list of additions:

Astro City Mini V added to Hardware section
Mega Drive Mini 2 added to Hardware section
Sonic Spinball vinyl release by Data Discs added to Music section
Drag Star/Top Fueler SEGA Card Power toy added to Models & Figurines section
1993 Dr. Robotnik Burger King toy added to Models & Figurines section

Final Games Line-Up for Genesis Mini 2 Revealed, European Release Also Confirmed

Friday, August 19th, 2022

The final line-up of games for the Western Genesis Mini 2 has been confirmed alongside a European release for the new mini console. You can see the full list of games below or also available at UFABET911.

The full list of Genesis Mini 2 titles is here:

MEGA DRIVE GAMES
– After Burner II
– Alien Soldier
– Atomic Runner
– Bonanza Bros.
– ClayFighter
– Crusader of Centy
– Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
– Earthworm Jim 2
– Elemental Master
– Fatal Fury 2
– Gain Ground
– Golden Axe II
– Granada
– Hellfire
– Herzog Zwei
– Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
– Midnight Resistance
– OutRun
– OutRunners
– Phantasy Star II
– Populous
– Rainbow Islands -Extra-
– Ranger-X
– Ristar
– Rolling Thunder 2
– Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
– Shining Force II
– Shining in the Darkness
– Sonic 3D Blast
– Splatterhouse 2
– Streets of Rage 3
– Super Hang-On
– Super Street Fighter II The New Challengers
– The Ooze
– The Revenge of Shinobi
– ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
– Truxton
– VectorMan 2
– Viewpoint
– Virtua Racing
– Warsong

MEGA-CD
– Ecco the Dolphin (CD Ver.)
– Ecco: The Tides of Time (CD Ver.)
– Final Fight CD
– Mansion of Hidden Souls
– Night Striker
– Night Trap
– Robo Aleste
– Sewer Shark
– Shining Force CD
– Silpheed
– Sonic The Hedgehog CD
– The Ninja Warriors

SPECIAL TITLES
– Devi & Pii (unreleased)
– Fantasy Zone (new port by M2 specifically designed for Genesis)
– Space Harrier II + Space Harrier (enhanced port that uses sprite zoom)
– Spatter (port of arcade title by M2)
– Star Mobile (unreleased for Genesis)
– Super Locomotive (new port of 1982 arcade title by M2)
– VS Puyo Puyo Sun (demake that only has VS mode)

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SEGA Genesis Mini 2 Confirmed for North American Release

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

The SEGA Genesis Mini 2 is officially confirmed for a North American release on October 27th 2022.

In addition to this announcement we have a few new game reveals in the form of Rainbow Islands Extra, Splatterhouse 2, Rolling Thunder 2, Sonic 3D Blast, The Ooze and Vectorman 2. Sadly, Popful Mail and Magical Taruruto-kun don’t appear to have made the cut for the Genesis Mini 2.

The currently confirmed game list for the Genesis Mini 2 is in its entirety below:

– Sonic CD
– Shining Force CD
– Silpheed
– Mansion of Hidden Souls
– Night Striker
– The Ninja Warriors
– After Burner II
– Out Run
– Out Runners
– Virtua Racing
– Super Hang On
– Sonic 3D Blast
– Shining in the Darkness
– Vectorman 2
– The Ooze
– Bonanza Brothers
– Alien Soldier
– Rainbow Islands Extra
– Splatterhouse 2
– Rolling Thunder 2
– Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
– Fantasy Zone (Bonus Game)
– Star Mobile (Bonus Game)

The SEGA Genesis Mini 2 will be an Amazon exclusive in North America, costing $103.80 and comes with the console itself, a single 6 button controller, power lead, power adapter and HDMI cable.

There is currently no word on whether the mini console is coming to the UK and Europe at this time.

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