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New Saturn Prototype of Burning Rangers Now Archived by Hidden Palace

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Hidden Palace continue their incredible digital archiving work with a brand new SEGA Saturn prototype release of Burning Rangers from January 3rd 1998.

This latest prototype dump showcases a near complete version of Burning Rangers that features all the game’s missions, but they are missing certain features and tend to be a little bit on the buggy side. It’s a fascinating look at the later stages of the game’s development and can be downloaded direct from Hidden Palace by clicking here.

An extensive article by Bo Bayles is also available to read that details every interesting feature in that latest prototype dump. You can read that by clicking here.

Thanks once again to the incredible work of these dedicated digital archivists for continuing to preserve these amazing insights into SEGA Saturn game development.

Unreal Being Ported to SEGA Saturn, First Demo Now Available

Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Another fascinating homebrew development has come to light! XL2 and Corvusdeux are working on a port of Unreal to the SEGA Saturn and the work they’ve already done on it is nothing short of incredible.

The demo features 2 maps plus a bonus one and the most remarkable achievement is in the game’s draw distance. Unreal famously has some incredibly large map designs and the Saturn is managing to draw them with ease in this first release. You can check out gameplay footage via the embed below:

You can download the first demo of XL2 and Corvusdeak’s Unreal port by heading over to SEGA Xtreme. Click here to be taken there directly.

Let’s Go Retro Gaming on a Budget With 5 of the Cheapest SEGA Saturn Games | YouTube Channel

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

We’ve been running a series on our YouTube channel where we try to find the cheapest games for a certain SEGA system that aren’t sports titles, and in our latest edition we put the focus on the SEGA Saturn. Check it out below:

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Unreleased Saturn Game ‘The Sacred Pools’ Discovered

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

The wonderful people over at Gaming Alexandria have discovered and dumped an unreleased SEGA Saturn game called The Sacred Pools.

Development on the game started in 1996 by SEGASoft of Bug Too! and Mr. Bones fame, and the title is described as an erotic thriller that heavily uses full motion video. The game was previewed at E3 that year and received a lot of negative press which eventually lead to the game’s cancellation.

The dumped disc image can be downloaded from The Internet Archive by clicking here. Gaming Alexandria also have an extensive article that delves deeper into the history of the game, it’s development and eventual cancellation that you can read by clicking here.

A huge thank you to Gaming Alexandria for preserving another lost SEGA title! You can watch the game in action via the video embed below:

[Source: SEGAbits]

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Saturn Video Review | YouTube Channel

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

The SEGA Saturn is not particularly well known for its 3D platform games, so we’ve decided to see what platformers were available for the system. We start our journey with a look at the Saturn port of Croc: Legend of the Gobbos by Argonaut Software. A special thanks has to be given to Mark Hughes for the game capture used in this video which was taken from real hardware. Check it out via the embed below:

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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]

80 New SEGA Saturn Game Prototypes Released As a Part of Project Deluge

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

The continuing digital archiving efforts of Hidden Palace and Project Deluge have brought the world 80 new SEGA Saturn prototypes that are available to download and play right now. Included in these recent dumps are prototypes of Bug Too!, Fighting Vipers, SEGA Rally Championship, Virtua Fighter Kids, Magic Knight Rayearth, Dragonforce and many, many more.

You can check out the full list of Saturn releases as a part of Project Deluge by clicking here.

Project Deluge has brought with it a huge swathe of Saturn, Playstation and CD-i prototypes and its revealed some fascinating discoveries. You can find out more about these latest releases by clicking here.

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

SEGA Hard Historia Book to Release in Japan in July 2021 | Merchandise

Monday, December 21st, 2020

A brand new book from the publishers of Japan’s Beep! Mega Drive, SEGA Saturn Magazine and Dreamcast Magazine will release in July 2021. This new book is described as a “tankobon & catalog” of magazine “contributions & retrospectives from many former staff, reprints of the famous reader ratings & more”.

The book will also include 10 Mega Drive games for the PC, a Takara Tomy Mega Drive minifig set and 3 volumes of the Sega no Game wa Sekai Ichi~i~i manga in PDF format. The first 4 Mega Drive titles announced for inclusion with this book are Chelnov, Langrisser, Star Cruiser and Undeadline. The games included have been chosen specifically so they don’t overlap with anything included on the Mega Drive Mini.

The book can be pre-ordered from Amazon Japan right now for ¥16,500, equivalent to £118.31 at the time of writing.

[Source: GSK on Twitter]

SEGA Forever Release Sonic R Anniversary Artwork by Sonic the Comic’s Richard Elson

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Sonic R released on this day back in 1997 over the pond, and to commemorate it, SEGA Forever have pulled off something very special – a brand new piece of artwork based on the game, from Sonic the Comic’s Richard Elson!

It’s a beautiful tribute; no surprise, as Elson’s stuff is always gorgeous. The art has a sort-of blend of his own Sonic the Comic style and the more style-guide accurate Classic Sonic art, to make something really special! It’s lovely to see something for the Sonic the Comic fans in audience, and hopefully this acknowledgment could lead to more down the road, as we’d be very much down for reprints!

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