Posts tagged Retro
Hey gang what’s up? Nothing? Bored? Waiting for something to turn your life into fun? Well thankfully for you The Sega Addicts Kids Table is back (and late, blame epilepsy) again to entertain you with Tom Kyzivat filling in for John this week! Does that get you hyped? No! Well how about some discussion on the 1995 motion picture epic Theodore Rex? Yes? Yes!!!
On a more serious note there’s also some conversation about Sonic Dash becoming free, the old Castle of Illusion HD rumors, and much more. Oh and if you want to find out what’s up with the title for this episode you’re gonna have to listen to the actual thing. Enjoy!
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Captivating article title, isn’t it? Read on to go back to those days of eating sugary cereal and watching cartoons on those early Saturday mornings!
It seems Sega isn’t happy with the way Sonic’s first outing have been represented on the app store, which is why they’re planning a huge update that’s set to fix the port’s issues for free. This new version is being reworked to play more like the extremely better Sonic CD port (because those controls actually worked) which will include a new engine, less visually intrusive buttons, and the ability to switch the spin attack off or on. This newer version of the game will also run at a smoother 60 frames per second and will feature bonus content in the guise of a box art gallery.
Honestly this needed to happen sooner. As much as I love Sonic this version was trash and I’m glad that Sega are now planning to up the quality as the app store has gained much more notoriety since 2009, when this poor port was released. Now wake me up when they fix Sonic 2 on iOS as well!
[Source: Pocket Gamer]
Do you remember the 90′s? That magical decade of extreme attitudes and semi-irritating alternate rock fads? Well The Sega Addicts Kids Table does and is here to remind you with this exciting mini-commentary for MTV’s Rock the Rock! We posted about this Sonic and Knuckles themed special on the site before but Stevie and John thought it was so ridiculously 90′s that it just needed to be poked fun of in better detail. Also Josh couldn’t make it so we decided this would be a fun side thing instead of a full episode. Either way if you haven’t seen this before, now is your chance.
You can watch the ‘X-TREME’ video along with us here. Prepare yourself… it is very indicative of the 90′s…
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And finally since we didn’t do a regular episode this week you can still do Newey Needs to Knowey (what you think!). Tweet your idea for an Anarchy Reigns character to @segaaddicts and your ideas will be read out on the show. The best entry gets a drawing of their character! We’ve delayed this one for so long so you better do it!
Sonic fan Joseph Waters has been busy working away at his 2D fan game Sonic XG and has recently released the above preview video. The game is already looking pretty cool, with Sonic, Tails and Knuckles being playable over a range of imaginative levels. New power ups are shown, including a strange cloning effect, and chaos emeralds can be collected to enable super forms.
I love watching videos of fans games such as Sonic After the Sequel and Sonic ERaZor that aim to extend the the 2D Sonic gaming experience. I just hope a final version of Sonic XG is at some point completed and released. Check out the demo here.
The ‘XG’ stands for ‘Extended Genesis’ by the way.
Kickstarter has been a been a hot bed for indie developers as of late and rightfully so. The platform allows people to raise money for projects and has been very useful to the development of many highly anticipated games coming soon. It’s easy to see then why developer Stephen DiDuro is tempted by the service to complete his (kind of) Sonic fan game, Freedom Planet. The creator is planning to ask for $1000 to add more platforms to the game’s development, as well as money left over for more music.
In a post on Sonic Retro, DiDuro commented that:
I’d like to setup a Kickstarter fund for the game, primarily for one reason – to make the final version as accessible as possible.
He later on went to talk about stretch goals:
I am considering right now if I should ask for an amount beyond this so that I can commission further artwork and possibly even those animated cutscenes I’ve been dreaming of, but since those are nonessentials, I should probably stick with the base amount.
If you’re not sure whether you’d support this game, there is a very fun demo which you can try out. Personally I’d love to see a Kickstarter as it can often lead to bigger and better games. And to be honest, I don’t see a problem. Sure you can see the Sega inspirations but it still has completely original characters, with a lot of different attacks and gameplay. But what’s your opinion? Would you support this? What did you think of the demo? Let me know in the comments or even in the Sega Addicts forums!
[Source: TSSZ News]
After a couple of PC/PSN exclusive months Retro City Rampage has finally arrived on XBLA for the new price of 800 Microsoft Points. The game is chock-full of classic Nintendo and Sega references and if you somehow missed the coverage on our site, here is the official Sega Addicts review to help you make up your mind.
Also do you remember WiiWare? Well it’s still a thing and Retro City Rampage is in the process of making it’s way to the service as we speak. Does anyone else find it kind of charming that the last big WiiWare game is this old school retro throwback? Well hopefully you agree when the game is released for it later this year.
Sega were a big player in the home console markets of the 80′s and 90′s, and many of our fond memories of retro consoles such as the Mega Drive/ Genesis and the Master System are the same ones that keep us gaming today. But even the most die-hard Sega fan may draw a blank when you ask them about Sega’s very first, Japan-only home console, the SG-1000.
One mad development band Martijn Wenting of Revival Studios aims to give the early little console some much needed love with Astrododge, the first physical release of an SG-1000 in approximately 30 years. Martijn took some time off his busy schedule to answer some of our questions about the console, the game, and the passion that brought his ambitious project to fruition. Check it out after the jump.
When I first found out about Pier Solar I was both excited and disappointed. Yes a new huge Mega Drive RPG is awesome news, but without a personal Genesis to call my own any more, I could only dream of what this independent gem had to offer. However with it’s successful Kickstarter campaign, us modern console owners should be able to play the game soon. And in HD no less!
The game is now coming to Xbox 360, Mac, PC, Linux, and even the Dreamcast! There’s also 3 more days to go on the Kickstarter so you can still help the game make it to the Wii U! I don’t know about you guys but I’m excited. I’ve been waiting for a way to try this out on my desktop and soon it will be available for us all to experience! No word on a release date yet but with this Kickstarter we can probably expect something soon. We here at Sega Addicts will keep you in the loop as more developments are stated and in the meantime you can contribute to the Kickstarter page here.
Amazingly talented Sonic fan ‘tavington’ has really knocked it out of the park with her sets of home-made plush item boxes. These amazing crafted plush boxes stand at approximately 5 inches each and sport a huge verity of designs, each based off a classic Sonic power-up. And as you can tell they look awesome. You can commission one from her for about $24 (not including shipping). And if that’s not enough for you she also made a giant plushie that stands at an impressive 18 inches! You can see more of the designs on her Deviantart account.
Seriously home-made tributes such as these always warm my heart with awesomeness. Just pure class.
[Source: Tavington tumblr]