Posts tagged Sega CD
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.
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 These FMV games (originally made by Sony) were dropped before release despite being ready to unleash on those unfortunate enough to own a Sega CD.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.
Looks like we’re here again! That’s right after an unexpected break The Sega Addicts Kids Table is back on track to provide you with more podcast fun! However since John has been a very busy bee lately, he couldn’t make it to our House of the Dead 2 commentary recording. Of course we didn’t want him to miss out on this though, so Stevie and Josh postponed that commentary and instead invited Michael Westgarth to get his mind fucked by the insanity of the Sega CD classic: Wirehead.
You may have heard us talk about this game in the past. Or maybe you might remember some of it’s scenes from a far off nightmare. Either way it’s pure insanity is enough to melt minds. Are you ready for this? If so you can watch the video along with us here (thanks to cubex55). So watch it and enjoy the feeling of your mind unravelling.
Or go to our iTunes and do the things that you do there. Maybe you could review us? That would be neat. The neatest thing in the world perhaps!
We’ll be back next week with House of the Dead 2 and another extra treat! In the meantime you can still do Episode 51′s Newey Needs to Knowey by answering the latest question through the Sega Addicts twitter. The question is about Sega and pizza… and not in a nice way. Have fun!
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.
Ah, it seems like only a week ago we were highlighting some of the best games on the Sega CD. From RPGs like Lunar to fighting games like Eternal Champions, there were a select few games in almost every genre worth checking out. Unfortunately, the Sega CD was also plagued by a large percentage of terrible games and the quick rise and fall of the FMV game. Now, not every game on this list is an FMV as it’s possible to make terrible games in other genres but they make up a large percentage as you will soon find out.
Hit the jump to read our top 10 worst games for the Sega CD!
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!
Unfortunately for the human race The Sega Addicts Kids Table isn’t always right about everything. Yes! We do make mistakes and mishaps! One of these mishaps happened recently which meant that we couldn’t do the episode we planned to do today. Don’t worry we’ll be back with a normal episode about Sega news next week but for now we recorded an extra special commentary track just for you! And unlike last week’s commentary this one has an FMV twist!
So sit back and relax as Stevie, Josh and guest Tom Kyzivat talk their way through the beloved Sega CD classic: Bug Blasters: The Exterminators! You can view the video we talk over here courtesy of cubex55. Trust me, your body isn’t ready for it’s madness.
Or go to our iTunes and subscribe! Review us as well ’cause we are the coolest kids in town (trade mark).
This episode we continue our search for the best first party Sega games and discover that the Sega CD and 32x might not be the best place to look. While there were some great games on the Sega CD they were majorly outnumbered by lackluster ports and FMV games. As for the 32x, well when you have less than 30 games for an entire console/add-on there’s not much there to discuss. There were some decent arcade to console ports for the little mushroom but overall it left a LOT to be desired.
As you may know, I’ve posted about Dooke80′s remixes before. But personally I think this new remix deserves to be heard. As you can tell it’s a revamped version of the Quartz Quadrant zone from Sonic CD.
It’s pretty cool overall. Be sure to check out his other stuff here as I’m sure he’ll be making more awesome remixes, that you’ll probably want to hear.
[Source: Dooke80 on Youtube]
Three Sega Genesises, two 32x’s, and a copy of Lunar: Silver Star in a pear tree. Maybe it’s a little late for the Christmas jokes, but this auction is no joke. ”Da_Trucker” is selling a ginormous Sega-related collection for $4,000. Within the collection are a few rarities such as both Lunar Sega CD games, the very rare Spider-Man: Web of Fire 32X game, and even a front-loading Sega CD attachment. If anyone doesn’t need a car, house mortgage, or any student loans to pay off then this is the auction for you. Though I know I won’t even consider bidding on this, it sure is fun to drool over.