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What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to different regions getting the same exact console with a different name, it can bring forth a lot of loyalty and debate. When Sega’s 16-bit console came out in Japan and PAL regions, it was known as the Mega Drive but due to legal concerns in the United States and other regions, the name was changed to the Genesis.
We know the systems are identical, but with different names one has to be better, right? We’ve decided to take sides and debate once and for all, what name was better: Genesis or Mega Drive?
Hit the jump to read our responses. More >
It’s a port of Plants vs. Zombies. On the Sega Mega Drive. In Russian.
This bizarre Sega trinket has found its way onto eBay where a lucky British collector managed to nab it for £13.50 plus £5.50 P&P. Nineteen quid ain’t too bad considering it’s coming all the way from Voronezh, Russia.
The eBay description details how this game was “Made on factory” and not from unwanted Mega Drive cartridges. It also states that the game is devoid of region locking and can be played on Mega Drives and Genesis alike. Whether or not this game is from the manufacturer of the Angry Birds Mega Drive game is unknown, but it’s safe to bet that they probably came from the same shady “factory”.
A Polish friend of mine once told me that both the Master System and the Mega Drive were immensely popular in Eastern Europe during the late 80s/ early 90s. He also told me that Russian developed consoles and game also made their way into Poland around the same time. So perhaps there’s an actual demand for new Mega Drive games in Russia and its neighbouring countries?
I ain’t got a bloody clue.
[Source: Game Sniped]
Backbone Entertainment should be familiar to Sega fans as they’ve done quite a bit of work together in the past few years. They may be most known for their work on Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, but they also developed the two Sonic Rivals games on PSP and the iPod port of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Well, it appears that they were interested in doing even more with Sega as a Backbone artist has revealed concept art for two games the developer pitched to our favorite publisher. One being a new Streets of Rage game, but even more surprising is a new ESWAT game. It would appear both games were turned down but it would have been interesting to see what the games would have been like. Maybe in today’s environment with Sega focusing on more digital releases, the games would have had a better chance of being green-lit.
What do you think of the idea of Backbone developing new Streets of Rage and/or ESWAT games? What would you like to see from a new game in those franchises?
Virtual synth software developer, Aly James Lab, has just released his newest product, the FMDrive 2612. Based on the soundchip for the Sega Genesis, the synthesizer lets you compose Genesis-style music with some extended features and a Genesis-influenced user interface. One of the coolest features being advertised is the ability to buy a MIDI controller and play your compositions through your actual Genesis system.
While I’m not too familiar with using any sort of synthesizer software, the trailer above has definitely got me interested. The download is available on a donation basis for a minimum of 10 €, which is pretty reasonable. Anyone else interested and thinking about giving the software a try? Will you composing some funky tunes in the style of ToeJam & Earl?
With the recent announcement of Sega’s Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse being remade, we Sega Addicts have gotten to thinkin’ about other Genesis games we’d like to see remade for today’s modern consoles. Sure, many of these games have gotten emulated ports on various digital platforms and collections but that method of release doesn’t always show the games in their best light.
Like Castle of Illusion’s attempt to release a version of the game that incorporates elements that weren’t possible on 16-bit systems and remake the graphics so they look just as impressive as they used to on an HD screen, these games could benefit from visual overhauls and gameplay tweaks. With these improvements, many of these classic games could finally be reach and be experienced by a whole new generation of people.
Hit the jump to read our 10 Genesis games that deserve a modern remake!
The game’s full title is, Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragon, and it has arrived on XBLA. When I first learned of the games existence I immediately thought it was a sequel to Way Forward’s amazing Double Dragon Neon. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and I realized it after reading the game’s description. Rather than trying to sum it up, I think it would be best to post it directly for all to enjoy:
This is a remake ‘Double Dragon II‘ a 80′s game. The story line takes same as original game story. However, the graphic, character, action, system etc. are change. Also we are including new stage and enemy in the game. The player will be addicted to new version of Double Dragon II. Also, characters are undressed from 80′s style, and recreated with modern sexy and beautiful style that amaze you and feel never been experienced world before.
Yeeeeeeeah buddy. So you may or not may not play as nudists. Let’s hope the game’s code was written better than that description. Has anyone had a chance to try it yet? I have the demo downloading as I type.
Sega has officially confirmed that the HD remake of Castle of Illusion is a real thing and it will be coming to XBLA, PSN and PC this Summer. Developed by the soon to be defunct Sega Studios Australia, the game has been designed closely with the original creator and keeps many of the iconic elements intact. In addition, they will be adding some new features that were originally planned for the 16-bit classic but scrapped due to technical limitations.
Overall, I have high hopes for this remake but it’s rather unfortunate it will be Sega Studios Australia’s swan song. It also doesn’t appear to be coming to the WiiU, which isn’t too surprising. Anyone else looking forward to the remake? Do you have fond memories of the original? What do you think about the lack of a WiiU release?
[Source: Inside the Magic]
Believe it or not, Sonic fans are still discovering little secrets in the blue blur’s earlier games years after release. In the video above you can see how the Sonic 3 data select music changes once you listen to it for over 47 minutes.
Is it a bug? Was it intentional? Why 47 minutes? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
[Source: Sega Driven]
It was only a few days ago that brand new box art for an XBLA version of Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse appeared on the internet. Suspicions of Sega putting out a full remake of the game in a similar vain to Capcom’s Duck Tales: Remastered, have practically been confirmed with Sega’s new teaser trailer.
While there’s nothing in the trailer that explicitly links the footage to Castle of Illusion, the end of the trailer shows that the contents are copyrighted by Disney. Someone has spent money on the trailer, as well as working up new box art instead of using the original artwork, which is more than Sega has done for their previous XBLA ports.
It’s pretty obvious that Sega, the masters of secrecy, are doing something with Castle of Illusion. But what? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
The Sega Mega Drive/ Genesis classic Flashback will be completely remade in 3D and will be released on XBLA and PSN later this year. The game’s creator Paul Cuisset and his French development studio VectorCell have been working with publisher Ubisoft on the remake, which will feature completely overhauled 3D graphics, full voice acting, new gameplay sections and more.
I love Flashback. I love its so much that I asked Tom Kyzivat to base my Sega Addict chewable on the Mega Drive version’s title screen. So far I am totally in love with this new version of Flashback as shown in the exciting trailer above. So far it looks as though Paul Cuisset is sticking close to his and Delphine Software’s original vision, and isn’t veering the game towards a more “hardcore” market.
But that may just be the nostalgia talking. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below!