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So you thought that Shinobi update for House of the Dead Overkill: The Lost Reels was awesome? Well stand back because Sega has blown that update out of the water with a new one featuring everyone’s favorite collection of green spheres, Vectorman. Like the Joe Musashi update you can unlock Vectorman’s ball gun (complete with retro particle effects) with in-game currency, this weapon costing 70,000 ‘Ka$h’ specifically. The high price point is definitely going to set players back ‘Ka$h’ wise so luckily Sega has some money earning tips on the Sega blog to help gamers out. How lovely!
So now that we have these two characters, do you think we can expect any more? I love crossover weapons and even just thinking about these retro heroes in a modern day Sega title like this makes me wet with joy. Who would you most like to see make an appearance in the exploitation soaked world of House of the Dead: Overkill? Let me know in the comments!
As the mobile gaming industry gets bigger and bigger we’re seeing many major console publishers shifting some of their efforts to the tiny devices that millions of people carry around with them every day. In recent years, Sega has become a huge supporter of mobile games with a variety of ports and original games covering all genres appearing on iOS, Android and other mobile platforms as well. There’s already a large selection of Sega games to choose from on the App Store and with the updated version of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Tapes and Godsrule, it looks like they won’t be stopping anytime soon.
We’ve put our heads together and created our list of 10 Sega games that play great on mobile platforms. Hit the jump to read on!
It’s a day to celebrate for all those Mac users out there begging to get some Sega up on their big, flashy screens as Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is available now for Macintosh via the Mac App Store as a digital download.
I suppose it’s better late than never for the super-fun kart racer, which was originally released back in 2010. Aside from being able to save to “the cloud” with the new iCloud support, the Mac version of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is exactly the same as every other version. Maybe if we all cross our fingers really tight, Sega may just release Sonic Generations for Mac as well. If anything it’d be a nice break from Colin McRae Rally.
It seems Sega isn’t happy with the way Sonic’s first outing have been represented on the app store, which is why they’re planning a huge update that’s set to fix the port’s issues for free. This new version is being reworked to play more like the extremely better Sonic CD port (because those controls actually worked) which will include a new engine, less visually intrusive buttons, and the ability to switch the spin attack off or on. This newer version of the game will also run at a smoother 60 frames per second and will feature bonus content in the guise of a box art gallery.
Honestly this needed to happen sooner. As much as I love Sonic this version was trash and I’m glad that Sega are now planning to up the quality as the app store has gained much more notoriety since 2009, when this poor port was released. Now wake me up when they fix Sonic 2 on iOS as well!
[Source: Pocket Gamer]
Bemused? Don’t be. We’re only talking about Sega’s latest addition to the Japanese Apple AppStore, Demon Tribe.
Taking place in the not-too-distant future, the shock wave generated from the explosion of Betelgeuse, a star in the Orion constellation, results in the opening of a rift between our world and the dream world which in turn allows demons from said dream world to run rampant across Earth.
The solution to such a unique problem? Send out agents of the secret ‘Omega Surveillance’ society to clean up demon outbreaks by absorbing them and then transforming into them.
Demon Tribe‘s gameplay consists of co-op 3 vs 3 battles which can be fought alone or with friends. Following battles, the stats and abilities of players’ ‘Agents’ can be increased, RPG style.
It’s certainly a lot to get your head around, but I’m sure a Western version of Demon Tribe would certainly help. Considering Sega’s other recent iOS game, Sonic Dash, has gone down well (at least with Alex) perhaps such a localisation isn’t too far-fetched. What do you reckon? Let us know in the comments below!
Sega has revealed that console platformer, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, will be making it’s way to iOS in an exclusive spinoff titled Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno. The game stars Ash traveling through 50 levels in 5 different worlds with his trusty jetpack driller strapped to his back. With only two buttons used in the entire game, I think it’s safe to assume Hell Yeah! has been optimized for mobile devices in the form of an auto-runner, which has become quite popular on iOS.
Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno releases on iOS at midnight tonight for $0.99.
Man who remembers this show? Way back in 1990 it seems Sega didn’t think their furry blue mascot was rockin’ enough, so they decided to put together this gem on a cartoon: Sonic Underground. That’s right, have you ever desperately wanted to hear the tale of Sonic and two characters no one’s heard of before, go on a hardcore rock odyssey of adventure? No? Well if you have a change of heart then the good news is that all 40 episodes of the original series are up for grabs on iTunes!
The whole series is spread across two volumes at $27.99 each. However if you want to relive your cheesy nostalgia in bite sized chunks then single episodes can be purchased for about $2.
It should be noted that this is the first Sonic cartoon to make it onto iTunes, so if you want to support future ventures it may be a good idea to give this a shot. But here’s the biggest dilemma… does anyone actually remember this show fondly? Anyone? If so leave me a comment explaining why, and if this iTunes collection is for you.
[Source: TSSZ News]
The iOS version of Sonic Jump has received a significant amount of extra content through the free High Flier update including the following:
- New Blue Sky Zone
- 12 new story levels
- An endless ‘Arcade’ mode
- Amy now a playable character
- ‘Global Challenge’ mode
The Global Challenge mode may be the most interesting as it involves players around the world combining scores in order to reach the moon, at which point a new playable character will be made available.
I’ve not had the opportunity to play Sonic Jump since its somewhat startling release, however it has a very appealing artistic style and looks fun to play. For those who have the game and are getting the free update, let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.
[Source: Sonic Retro]
Amidst all of these HD releases I suppose it’s not too surprising to find that Sega are yet again rereleasing the arcade classic Crazy Taxi, this time on iOS devices. While the video above may be the shortest gameplay trailer ever created, it does highlight one key point: The Offspring are back.
Many Crazy Taxi fans were disappointed to find that the short but sweet soundtrack had been removed from the original HD release that came out a few years ago. It could be speculated that if they have been able to renew the song licenses for the iOS version, which comprised of songs from both The Offspirng and Bad Religion, that a patch for the previous HD versions may be issued. I personally would think it pretty unlikely.
Either way, this is great news for Crazy Taxi, but will it translate to iOS? Let us know what you think in the comments section!
This new game however is very different from the old Zaxxon. Whilst the old arcade shooter was an isometric title this iOS version sports a ‘behind the ship’ viewpoint and iPhone touch controls. So in many ways it’s Zaxxon in name only. Also be aware that this game does not support 4th generation iPod touches. But hey, for a dollar what do you want? At least you can celebrate this arcade classics 30th birthday cheaply!