Posts tagged FMV
Bizarre oddities they may be, Bug Blasters and Star Strike are actually very rare retro collectors items. These FMV games (originally made by Sony) were dropped before release despite being ready to unleash on those unfortunate enough to own a Sega CD. The rights to both games were then bought in 2001 by Good Deal Games for a 5 copy release of each game in Europe.
And that’s not a typo. Exactly 5 copies. Which is kind of ironic since only about 3 people owned those add-ons anyway. But if you ever wanted a copy of either (because you are a retro collector or mad), a Retro Collect user by the pseudonym ‘mr_gibbage’ has bought the rights for the PAL versions of the titles from Good Deal Games and is offering a slightly less, yet still limited run of the FMV classics on eBay. Right now they go for about £35 a pop but you can get both of them for almost £65. A bit pricey perhaps, but you can you really put a price on filling up that one hole in your Sega collection? For Bug Blasters… I think not. As we’ve established before it’s pretty amazing.
Welp. I think it’s best time to mosey on over to the eShop channel here on my little ol’ 3DS and take a gander and what’s new in the downloadin’. Well snap my suspenders and call me hogtied, it’s Mad Dog McCree! That game was on the corn-swabbled Sega CD! I can’t believe I get to play it in 3D now with my pencil doo-hickey and everything! Hit that thar “jump” button to see if I’ve really gone completely loco or if I just enjoy talkin’ like this while I play Mad Dog McCree and be watchin’ them reruns of Bonanza.
On this week’s Sega Addicts Top 10 feature we delve into the Sega CD library and choose our Top 10 games for the system. While the Sega CD is often remembered for the many terrible yet hilarious FMV games that filled store shelves if you look further there were games in almost every genre that made great use of the technology. From upgraded ports of Genesis games to completely new experiences the Sega CD had some truly great games for everyone.
Hit the jump to read our full list!
Apart from a song that’ll be in my head for the next few days, the opening for Valkyria Chronicles 3 features a cast of diverse characters walking around war-torn streets and generally looking glum. I love it. You can really tell this game is going for a dark tone and I can’t wait to see what drama comes out of it.
The game itself comes out in Japan early next year. However there is no Western release date yet. Let’s just hope that enough people bought number 2, to justify localizing it. So are you excited? Depressed? Indifferent either way? Let me know in the comments what you thought of that opening, as well as Valkyria Chronicles in general.
The Sega Addicts will be recording Episode 16 tonight! The topics of discussion are: Sega news, Outrun 2006 (PS2,PSP,Xbox,XBLA,Arcade), and all of those wonderful FMV games on the Sega CD. If you’ve got some comments or listener questions for the show leave them in the comments below.
Also, forum member MattJay has started a great thread on the “Raddest Boxart You Can Find“. Check it out and contribute if you’ve seen some awesomely bad Sega art in your life.