Sega

Sega’s forgotten heroes

You won’t find Wonderboy or Alex Kidd on this list of Sega’s long lost heroes – we’re going even deeper into the depths of obscurity. Presenting eight former heroes that Sega have seemingly forgotten about: Tempo Despite starring in three different games on three different formats – Game...

New SEGA Vintage Collections offer dusty fun

Typical. We’ve been waiting patiently for SEGA Vintage Collection: Monster World only for it to arrive on Xbox Live Arcade the same day as SEGA Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co. This may not sound like a bad thing to happen but it really is. Our feeble brains...

Where did all the movie tie-ins go?

Ten years ago movie tie-ins were incredibly lucrative and publishers were quite happy to make games out of anything they thought might turn a quick profit, even if the source material wasn’t ideally suited to being turned into a game. Looking back through the release lists, a decline...

Lost Game Gear puzzler finally shows its face

Following on from last week’s post about three long lost N64 games being preserved online, this week has seen the ‘preservation’ of the previously unreleased Game Gear puzzle game Crazy Faces. The release comes from the almighty SMS Power, a website dedicated to preserving everything 8-bit and Sega...

Binary Domain

We’re surprised that Sega didn’t make a bigger fuss of this third-person shooter being masterminded by Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator behind the Yakuza games. The Yakzua series has a strong following all over the world and as it’s a franchise associated with Sony-formats this will be the first...

Virtual-On Force lacks mechs-appeal

We recently took a look at Choatic: Shadow Warriors – an Xbox 360 card-based RPG released only in the US, but import friendly due to being region-free. Feedback about the article was positive so this month we’re going to look at another region-free Xbox 360 game not released...

Dynamite Cop

Released: 1998 (Japan), 1999 (US and Europe) Format: Dreamcast Sega were determined not the repeat the mistakes from their past with the Dreamcast. Unlike the Sega Saturn they had a Sonic game ready for launch, third-party support was strong, it was easy to develop for and the system...

eBay round-up: limited edition edition

Usually our eBay round-ups are distinctly retro flavoured, but we’re kicking this month’s run down off with some new games. The Sonic Generations Collector’s Edition is highly sought after, especially seeing it wasn’t released in the US. This big box pack, which comes with a Sonic statue and...

ChuChu Rocket, Jelly Defense & Traffic Panic

The last week has been a bit quiet for the various app stores, although Infinity Blade II, the sequel to the massively successful original, was a fairly noteworthy release. We haven’t bothered reviewing that though, as we’d probably just write “it’s almost exactly the same as the original,...

Publisher’s unpublished pasts

Publishers tend to be a predictable bunch, releasing sequels and yearly sports updates, snapping up cartoon and movie licenses, and occasionally setting up new studios while closing down older ones. It’s a little odd, then, that when a publisher does something out of the ordinary it often goes...

The purse sized Sega Master System

If you follow the retro scene you must have heard of TecToy at some point. They’re the company who handled all things Sega in Brazil, not just publishing their games but also developing new ones and even managing to release a few unpublished games that Europe never saw....

Official Dreamcast – a mag that didn’t last

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about video game magazines. This month: issue 9 of The Official Dreamcast Magazine from July 2000. Official magazines are dubious things....