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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!

SEGA Forever Release NiGHTS into dreams… Anniversary Video, Reveals Previously Unseen Prototype Boxart

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

SEGA Forever have published a new video to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the beloved SEGA Saturn title NiGHTS into dreams…‘s launch in North America.

As well as being a great watch for those looking to learn more about NiGHTS, it has a nice bit of fanservice for those who already love the game to pieces – a glimpse at an unused take on the game’s US boxart, seen at the 1:39 mark!

The scrapped design is certainly an… interesting take on NiGHTS, but we can’t say it getting the axe is something to lament too much. All the same, it’s fantastic to see new discoveries and material unearthed from the depths of SEGA, and even better than this is from an official platform.

For those unaware, SEGA Forever recently transitioned away from being SEGA’s retro mobile brand, and now focuses on the preservation of SEGA’s classic material. As an example of this, the Twitter account has been regularly posting high-resolution assets and renders from old titles, just in case you ever needed the Gain Ground packaging artwork in 4K resolution.

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?

The SEGA Pluto Lives Again Thanks to the Efforts of Ben Heck | Video Spotlight

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The unreleased SEGA Pluto is the stuff of legend. Only 2 exist in the wild and they are essentially prototype SEGA Saturns with built-in Netlink capabilities. This system was never released to the public. If you’d like to learn more about the system then please read our hardware article on the system which features images of both surviving Plutos.

One of the systems has now ended up on the desk of Ben Heck, famous for repairing the prototype Nintendo Playstation. His work on the system is minimal, but this tear-down video does offer some fascinating insight into the machine that Saturn fans should absolutely watch. Check it out below:

Data Discs Opens Pre-Orders for Radiant Silvergun Soundtrack 7th December 2019 | Merchandise

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The next SEGA soundtrack release from Data Discs opens for pre-order this Saturday the 7th of December 2019 and this time the label returns to the SEGA Saturn for a release of Treasure’s Radiant Silvergun soundtrack.

Often regarded one of the best shoot-em-ups on the Saturn, this release comes on 2 LPs with a double-sided lithographic print and poster and a sticker sheet. It will be available in 3 editions: standard black vinyl, translucent orange vinyl and a limited edition orange/red/clear split and splatter effect vinyl.

Pre-orders are expected to ship on the 13th of January 2020. Bookmark this page to make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to buy this record.

Updated SEGA Saturn Articles in Hardware Section for 25th Anniversary

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

It’s the 25th anniversary of the SEGA Saturn! To celebrate we’ve done some tidying up in our hardware section and made separate articles for the original HST-3200/HST-3210 SEGA Saturn and the “model 2” HST-3220 revision. The article for the HST-3220 revision is also entirely new.

Click below to directly access each article:

SEGA Saturn (Model Number HST-3200/HST-3210) article
SEGA Saturn (Model Number HST-3220) article

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