Sonic

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...

Sonic tome!

Usually once a month we carefully hand-select a vintage videogame magazine from our extensive collection and give it a going over, but with Christmas upon us this month we’re instead looking at something different. That something is Grandream’s Official Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook from 1992. As a youth,...

Forever dreaming of Dreamcast

We’ll kick off this month’s eBay round-up with Dreamcast malarkey, seeing it was 12 years ago this month that the system was released in Europe. Selling for a fair old whack was a game that has only just been re-released – Resident Evil: Code Veronica. It wasn’t the...

Sega Dreamcast – you are 12

If you’ve been a reader of Games Asylum since the beginning, then you have our sympathy. Those that have been with us the whole time though will know that Games Asylum’s roots go back to a Dreamcast site named DigiApe. Glamorous it wasn’t, being a mixture of HTML...

No sympathy for Sega

Sega Sammy has made a loss of £17.4m for the first quarter of the financial year. “In the home video game industry, the demand was generally weak in the US and European markets due to the headwind like sluggish personal consumption,” they said. I don’t know what “headwind”...

Xbox lost and found

The discovery of a new Sonic game on an old Xbox development kit caused a bit of commotion on the internet recently because, well, it’s a Sonic game. It’s no shame Sonic Extreme was canned though. As this video shows, hedgehogs and skateboards don’t mix. Another unreleased Xbox...

The secret lives of videogame characters

Sonic once had an affair with Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Amy found out but never let on for the want of living a quiet life. Conker’s Bad Fur Day was Luigi in a squirrel costume. It was the only job he could find at the time and he didn’t want...

Little Samson, big price

Loose copies of Taito’s Little Samson on NES can fetch up to £100 due to its rarity. You’d think that a complete copy would only fetch a little more, but not so – this new and sealed copy netted a US seller $5,500.00 (£3,444.39) after 29 bids. What...

M.C. Mario off the record

With the Portal 2 ending song proving absurdly popular on YouTube, spawning numerous remixes and tributes, now seems a good time to look back at a very short fad from the ’90s. For reasons unknown – or at least for reasons that didn’t involve making money – record...

Desperately seeking Suidoken

The humble GameGear has gained more than a little attention on these hallowed pages this month. First we covered the fact that Sega are re-releasing their 8-bit hits on the 3DS’s virtual console, and then we chose the uber obscure Kuni-Chan’s Game Paradise for our monthly retro feature....

Dreamcast Collection

The ability to charge good money for single retro titles on the likes of Xbox Live Arcade and Virtual Console has made publishers very stingy with their retro complications. The likes of Midway Arcade Treasures, Capcom Classics, EA Replay and Taito Legends on PlayStation 2 and Xbox were...

Sega from the M4

Everyone loves a good poke around on Google Street View. So, in an idea I’ve shamelessly plagiarised from myself, we’re going to take an irregular jaunt around the world of games via that very medium. Where better to start than the scenic M4 motorway heading out of London?...