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Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams Reboot! Releasing in Western Territories in June 2021

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Cotton Reboot!

The Western release of Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams Reboot! has finally been confirmed for June 2021 on both Switch and PS4. The game will release both digitally and physically and will be published by Inin.

The Cotton remake was developed by Beep based on the Success original which was released on SEGA’s System 16 arcade board back in 1991. The Cotton series is a franchise of cute, horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-ups where you play as a young witch called Nata de Cotton who has to battle several monsters through a fantasy world to obtain her Willow candy. You can check out a trailer for the Cotton Reboot! by clicking the embed below:

Cotton Reboot! adds a new, HD art style to the game as well as the ability to play the 1993 X68000 port of the game. In addition to this there is also a newly arranged soundtrack as well as online leaderboards.

[Source: Nintendo Everything]

New Trailer for M2’s Senxin Aleste Arcade Game│Video Spotlight

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

M2 are having a serious amount of fun with the Aleste franchise at the moment. Following on from their brand new release of GG Aleste 3 that featured in the recent Aleste Collection, M2 are bringing another new Aleste title called Senxin Aleste to arcades. This title is very much a throwback to the 16 bit tate shooters of the early 90s and features 4 playable characters. You can check out a trailer for the game below:

There is currently no release date set for Senxin Aleste, but it will be arcade exclusive; specifically to SEGA arcades in Japan for the time being. Fingers crossed the game doesn’t stay Japan exclusive for long. Western fans will be more familiar with the Aleste series through games like Power Strike and M.U.S.H.A.

[Source: Zack Reese on Twitter]

Gley Lancer Goes Back into Print for the First Time in 27 Years

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Legendary side-scrolling shoot-em-up Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer is getting a reprint 27 years after its initial release for the Mega Drive. This new run will release on the 6th of June 2019 and pre-orders can be placed on Amazon Japan right now. It’s not a cheap item though. Pre-orders are priced at 11,966 yen which currently converts to around £81.70 in British sterling. Regardless, this is still substantially cheaper than the current resale value of an original print copy.

This new print is not officially sanctioned by SEGA and comes courtesy of the people at Columbus Circle, who previously released Rhythm Land for the Mega Drive in February.

[Source: Siliconera]

Omega Blast is Another Homebrew Mega Drive Game Celebrating the Console’s 30th Anniversary

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Developed by Nendo, Omega Blast is a vertical ‘bullet hell’ shoot-em-up for the Mega Drive and a near complete version of the game is now available as part of the 30th anniversary of the Japanese launch of the Mega Drive.

This homebrew title is a free download and can be played in a Mega Drive emulator or directly on a Mega Drive itself with use of a flash cart. It’s a very impressive-looking title that reminds us of the infamous NES bullet hell shmup Summer Carnival ’92: Recca. You can see the game in action below:

Click here to go to the Nendo website to download Omega Blast.

Video Spotlight: SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol ROM Released, Direct Feed Video Now Available

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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The ROM file for the recently dumped and extremely rare Sonic shoot-em-up SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol has finally been compiled and released by DaGuAr and MAME World’s Dumping Union. This means we have direct feed gameplay footage of the game in action courtesy of Ash the Dragon. Check it out below:

SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol was a 1993 arcade-only Sonic release that up until this week had never been dumped to play in MAME.

[Source: Ash the Dragon on YouTube]

Hucast Reveal Redux 2 for Dreamcast

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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Hucast return for another entry in their DUX series with the reveal of Redux 2 for Dreamcast. Redux 2 will follow in its forbears’ footsteps by being a horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up in the vein of R-Type. It has been revealed that the game will feature 2 player co-op.

No release date has been revealed at this time. You can read our review of the first Redux by clicking here.

Ghost Blade Release Set for September 17th

Monday, April 20th, 2015

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Hucast’s next Dreamcast release is the vertical-scrolling shooter Ghost Blade and after a serious set-back when the previous programmer left the project, the game is now set for a release this year on September the 17th.

You can pre-order the game now. A standard and special edition is available with the standard simply featuring the game and a manual while the special edition also includes the game’s soundtrack on a separate disc.

Pre-order the standard version by clicking here or pre-order the special edition by clicking here.

New Mega Drive Shmup in Development Called Antarex

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

A new Mega Drive game is in development!

Homebrew devs 1985 Alternativo are currently hard at work developing Antarex; a new shoot em up for the Mega Drive. Check out the latest gameplay trailer below:

Antarex currently has no release date. The game seems to have been in development for quite some time as a video featuring it went live in November 2013. We’ll keep you up-to-date regarding Antarex as we learn more.

[Source: SEGAShiro]

Review: Fire Mustang for the SEGA Mega Drive

Monday, January 5th, 2015

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We love our shmups at SEGADriven and we’ve recently been playing quite a few on the Mega Drive. For today’s review we’ve decided to take a look at World War II-themed shooter Fire Mustang, a game that never made it out of Japan.

Click here to read our full review of Fire Mustang for the SEGA Mega Drive.

Review: Neo XYX

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

It’s my favourite irregularly occurring time again! New Dreamcast game time! This time NG:Dev.Team deliver a new shoot-em-up in the form of Neo XYX which marks the 2nd vertical shmup from the developer and the first to feature a portrait resolution. What did we think? Click below to find out!

Click here to go straight to the Neo XYX review.

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