Posts tagged Gunstar Heroes
… and it still has 3 weeks to go before the Kickstarter ends on February 14th! This really is amazing though, considering the creators were only debating whether or not to use Kickstarter not too long ago. Due to the amazing surpassing of their goal, the game’s creators at Galaxy Trail have added to the Kickstarter incentives to go as far as the ability to help them design NPC’s, enemies, and even an entire boss in the game. With the extra money they have earned, Galaxy Trail will be hiring more programers, and adding to their advertising costs. They have also added some fun things such as animated cutscenes to the game, and an additional playable character. The next inscentive at the $20,000 mark will be some Let’s Play videos done by the voice actors while in character! How cool is this team? If you haven’t done so, please support an awesome game in the making as it mixes great things from Sonic the Hedgehog, Rocket Knight, and even some Gunstar Heroes attributes.
[Source: Euro Gamer]
To this day the majority of people think of the Genesis/Mega Drive when they hear the name Sega. It was the first system to truly compete with Nintendo’s near monopoly on the videogame industry, especially in the US, and was the birthplace of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog, Sonic. With it’s success comes a huge library of games in all genres with many being worth tracking down for any videogame fan. This week we’ve created a list of some of the best and most notable games on the system, but with a system like this with so many amazing games make sure and watch for some future Genesis specific lists in the future.
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The range of retro-games available for Sony of Japan’s ‘Game Archives’ will shortly be expanded to include several classic PS2 games including some of the Japan-only Sega Ages 2500 titles. The Sega Ages 2500 series originally comprised of classic Sega games being re-imagined in 3D, with later additions to the series being simple compilation discs. One of these games, Dragon Force, will be released on the 25th of this month, with Sega posting the above video to promote it.
Sony have also stated that more PS2 games will be made available following the first line-up and will include Dynamite Deka (Die Hard Arcade) and the Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box; the latter of the two also containing Treasure Mega Drive classics Dynamite Headdy and Alien Soldier. Exact release dates for these two games have not been announced.
This week’s podcast focuses on those enemies you fight at the end of levels in games that have more HP and do more damage than the regular enemies. Sometimes they have a weakspot that glows and sometimes you just have to successfully complete a QTE to rip their heads off and throw it in a blender.
In addition to all the boss talk, we also discuss a little Yakuza: Dead Souls, some great Sega news, and the release of Game Gear games on the 3DS.
Sega is having an early bird sale right now for a selection of its iOS games. There are many Sonic titles and some others from the Genesis library. The sale is worldwide, so everything can get some Sega classics for cheap! Here’s the full list:
Sonic Spinball: $0.99/£0.69/€0.79 – 50% off!
Sonic the Hedgehog: $1.99/£1.49/€1.59 – 50% off!
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: $1.99/£1.49/€1.59 – 50% off!
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1: $2.99/£1.99/€2.39 – 50% off!
Streets of Rage 2: $0.99/£0.69/€0.79 – 67% off!
Streets of Rage 3: $0.99/£0.69/€0.79 – 67% off!
Super Monkey Ball: $0.99/£0.69/€0.79 – 67% off!
Super Monkey Ball 2: $0.99/£0.69/€0.79 – 67% off!
Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition for iPad: $0.99/£0.69/€0.79 – 80% off!
Virtua Fighter 2: $0.99/£0.69/€0.79 – 50% off!
Altered Beast: $0.99/£0.69/€0.79 - 67% off!
Gunstar Heroes: $0.99/£0.69/€0.79 – 67% off!
We posted about the Art of Video Games exhibit not that long ago, but now Sega have revealed the full line-up of their games making an appearence at the exhibit. The full list of 13 games contains;
After Burner, Chu Chu Rocket!, Gunstar Heroes, Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Phantasy Star, Phantasy Star IV, Rez, Shenmue, Sonic Adventure, Star Trek: long winded subtitle, Zaxxon.
Personally I’m happy to see Chu Chu Rocket and Gunstar Heroes make that list. Would have liked to have seen some Jet Set Radio but this is a mighty fine line-up!
So it seems there’s been a ton of Sega related sales on a regular basis this year, and it looks like April is no exception. The sale is a huge discount of many XBLA titles, many of which are now half off! The sale is on until the 25th so I’d nab some quickly. But what are these mystical games being offered for an insane price? Well here’s the full list of titles on sale for you to gawk at:
Streets of Rage 2 200 MS Points (50% off)
Ecco the Dolphin 200 MS Points (50% off)
Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm 400 MS Points (50% off)
Phantasy Star II 200 MS Points (50% off)
Gunstar Heroes 200 MS Points (50% off
Crazy Taxi 400 MS Points (50% off)
After Burner Climax 400 MS Points (50% off)
Altered Beast 200 MS Points (50% off)
Comix Zone 200 MS Points (50% off)
Cyber Troopers Virtual On 800 MS Points (33% off)
Golden Axe 200 MS Points (50% off)
OutRun Online Arcade 400 MS Points (50% off)
Shinobi 200 MS Points (50% off)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 800 MS Points (33% off)
Sonic Adventure 400 MS Points (50% off)
Sonic the Hedgehog 200 MS Points (50% off)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 200 MS Points (50% off)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 200 MS Points (50% off)
Sonic & Knuckles 200 MS Points (50% off)
So yeah. Pretty big sale. What will you be buying from this huge list? Let me know in the comments!
It’s that time again! Sometimes I think I’ve done a few too many of these, and then I remember a game I haven’t had a chance to honour yet. Today’s lucky remembered is Treasure’s Gunstar Heroes, which is one of the finest two-player games on the entire Mega Drive (It is not -the- best, because Toejam and Earl exists).
You like Gunstar Heroes? You want to play it everywhere you go? Have you got £1.79 burning a whole in your pocket? Well if all of those apply to you and you have an iPhone then you’re in luck! That’s right, the great shoot em up from the old school Mega Drive day’s is back to make you cry in frustration and joy all over again. So go and buy that now.
Personally I don’t know how the controls would handle as the touchscreen isn’t always the best system for playing retro ports. But what do you think? Can you ignore this if it means you get to experience the joy of dying in a haze of bullets and action over and over again, while on a bus? Tell me in the comments!
[Source: The Guardian]