Posts tagged Mega Drive
Nintendo will be starting off their Nintendo Unleashed Tour at the upcoming MCM London expo and will be showcasing playable demos of both Project X Zone and 3D Space Harrier. So far Sega’s entire range of “3D” Nintendo 3DS ports have been exclusive to the Japanese eShop.
So why show off 3D Space Harrier at MCM London? I don’t know, but I intend to find out.
That’s right, Sega Addicts’ Michael Westgarth will be heading over to the London ExCel exhibition centre this Friday to play Project X Zone, 3D Space Harrier and whatever else we can get our grubby little mitts on. There’s also going to be a retro gaming exhibition with playable Mega Drives. So if you a tried, sweaty British fella playing on a Mega drive, that’d be me. No wait, that’d be pretty much everyone. Hmm.
Expect reports on MCM London’s offerings on Sega Addicts sometime next week!
[Source: Official Nintendo Magazine]
Canadian John Fraser has created a fake title screen for a reimagining of 2011′s Drive for the Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive. Fraser shared his method for making the intro on his Youtube account:
9-bit colour, divvied up into 4 palettes of 15+alpha colours each, just like momma used to make. built in slices in photoshop, and scrolled past each other at different speeds. the song was made with an emulator for the Yamaha YM2612, the chip used to create the sound in the sega genesis.
I haven’t seen the film Drive myself and therefore can’t comment on how accurate Fraser’s fake title screen is, but… Well, Mega Drive!
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]
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!
Those lucky enough to go to this year’s Games Developers Conference 2013 will have probably spent some some time in the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment’s Game History Exhibit where Sega had a very hearty presence.
Consoles that were available to play included the Genesis, 32X, Sega CD, Game Gear, Nomad and more. If that wasn’t enough, Sega managed to dig out some old developmental models of the Dreamcast, the Genesis/ Sega CD combo pictured above, and even developer guides and VHS tapes for the Saturn.
Sega are a company that have always held onto their proud history regardless of the struggles they have faced in more recent years. Lets hope they manage to scrounge out a Dreamcast 2 dev kit for GDC 2033.
UPDATE: It has come to our attention that SuperGNES is in fact a SNES emulator, not a Genesis/ Mega Drive emulator. The Ouya will launch with NES, SNES and N64 emulators available, but no Genesis/ Mega Drive emulator. Thanks to Destructoid for the Ouya launch title list.
The OUYA games console, set for retail release in June, may allow for owners to download the Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive emulator SuperGNES via its official store. The store may also contain emulators for the NES, SNES and N64.
So far the only game related to Sega to appear on the OUYA is Double Fine’s The Cave. This being said, its very unlikely that Sega are officially supporting the availability of a Genesis emulator on the OUYA store and it will be interesting to see if it does indeed see the light of day.
Are you planning to pick up the OUYA? Let us know in the comments section below.
[Source: Christian Post]
Capcom’s Strider series may be getting a new addition some time soon if a leaked XBLA image and Steam achievement are anything to go by.
Those rascally fellows over at NeoGAF were able to nab the XBLA box art from a game named “Strider” the official Xbox Marketplace website before the entry was taken down. Additionally, they found a Steam achievement in the Steam database that contained an image of Strider Hiryu, which has also now been removed.
Strider was originally released in the arcade, but its Mega Drive/ Genesis port remains one of the best on the console. Although judging by the artwork it would seem as though a new, modern game is in the works, a HD rerelease of the arcade or Mega Drive version would also be welcomed.
Check out the full image after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.