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I’m a huge fan of Dr. Sparkle’s chronological gaming blog. He originally started the project with his Chrontendo video series, which, is attempting to highlight every game ever released for Nintendo’s 8-bit console in chronological order. He recently released the 44th episode in that series and still has a ways to go.
Even more exciting though is his Chronsega series, which, is doing the same thing only with the Master System. It goes without saying that this series won’t take as many episodes to get to the end but it’s still full of some great information for Sega fans. Just this week, he released the 7th episode in the series, which makes it through the last game to be officially released in Japan. It’s not the end of the series though as many games were still released in the West for years to come.
I recently discovered the wonderfulness (is that really a word?) that is Chronsega after Frank Cifaldi mentioned it on one of the various 1UP.com podcasts. Chronsega is an attempt by “Dr. Sparkle” to document in chronological order every game released for a Sega console, starting with the Master System and moving onward.
For someone like me, who loves hearing about some of the less documented games and also the history of the industry, it’s incredibly entertaining. Dr. Sparkle, I hope that’s his real name, usually goes through about 15 games each episode which usually ends up running about an hour in length. His segments are incredibly well researched and he provides plenty of gameplay footage of each game to give you a good idea of what it’s all about.
Chronsega was actually preceded by Chrontendo and there’s another series called Chronturbo (TurboGrafx) but obviously the Sega series is the best. Right?
I am secretly watching Chrontendo but it’s only for research. I swear.
I highly recommend people check out this self-proclaimed Dr.’s work. I’m certain it takes quite a bit of time and effort to put these episodes together and I would hate his time go to waste. He’s only done about 6 episodes for the Sega series but with 36 episodes of Chrontendo completed I’m sure you’ll find something to keep you busy for awhile.