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Face it. Real men use ninja stars to fight zombies. And now you can too in the recently released iOS/Android game, House of the Dead Overkill: The Lost Reels! You can upgrade your gun to the “Ninja Star upgrade,” in the gun shop, which replaces your revolver on the screen with the classic 16-bit pixelated hands of everyone’s favorite ninja, Joe Musashi. The upgrade resembles the bonus levels of Shinobi where the camera would switch to a firstperson view while throwing ninja stars at enemies. I love when developers throw references like this in games, and it’s so ridiculous that it fits the House of the Dead motif perfectly.
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!
On this week’s episode we discuss Bayonetta yet again, the Sega CDX and bonus stages! Then we realize that we can’t remember many bonus stages from games but we try our darnedest to keep things interesting. It didn’t help that Skype was constantly making us sound like robots and causing delays throughout the show but we pushed on for you, our valued listener.
The legendary composer, Yuzo Koshiro, will be making an appearance at next year’s MAGFest. In the Sega world, Koshiro is most known for his work on the Streets of Rage, Shinobi and Shenmue soundtracks. Yeah, those games have some incredibly good music.
Koshiro’s appearance will include a Q&A session and a full DJ set of his material during the panel. MAGFest will be held in Maryland from January 3-6.
Last month we posted on these little devils with much glee. Unfortunately, at that time of posting you could only pick up the shirts and hoodies if you were in Europe. Well, stop your crying, and stop searching for your father’s murderer because now you can pick these fashionable duds up no matter where you are in the world. Capturing styles and logos from Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Streets of Rage (seen above), and even Shinobi, these awesome shirts will fit nicely with any Sega fans’ wardrobe. And if for some reason they don’t, well then you should just buy a shirt for me. Check the source link for all the new available Sega-relate shirts.
I whip my hair back and forth, I whip my hair back and forth (whip it!), I whip my hair back and forth, I whip my hair back and forth (whip it real good!)!
Hop up out the bed turn my swag on, ain’t no sense listenin’ to them Shinobis cuz we whip em off. And we ain’t doing nothing wrong, so Musashi don’t tell me nothing, i’m just tryna have fun, so keep my Neo Zeed jumpin’.
With E3 just around the corner, a gorgeous new trailer has surfaced for Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing, giving us our first glimpse at new characters Gilius Thunderhead (who looks freaking adorable) and Vyse in action. Sega has also confirmed two additions to the game’s roster in the form of Shadow the Hedgehog (switching out his motorcycle for a badass tank) and series newcomer Joe Musashi. Anyone else excited to chuck some ninja stars at their opponents?
In related news, it seems a different trailer was making the rounds yesterday–one that reportedly included the Wii U emblem at the end. The trailer has since been taken down, but we’re sure to hear more on this in the coming days…
[Source: Sonic Stadium]
Sega has officially announced the release dates and details for the upcoming Sega Vintage Collections and it looks like we’ll all be able to play some vintage Sega games with our favorite cheese very soon.
First off, PS3 owners will get the first stab at some of the games on May 22nd with these games being sold individually for $4.99:
- Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Arcade)
- Wonder Boy in Monster World (Mega Drive)
- Monster World IV (Genesis/Mega Drive)
- Super Hang-On (Arcade)
- Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis/Mega Drive)
- Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Master System)
Then on the 23rd, the Monster World Collection and the Alex Kidd & Co. Collection will be released on XBLA for 800 MSP. The following week on the 30th will see the release of the Streets of Rage Collection and the Golden Axe Collection for the same 800 MSP.
So anyone looking forward to these collections? Monster World definitely interests me and the Alex Kidd & Co. is tempting. I’m not sold on the other collections due to their existence on the Ultimate Genesis Collection.
Even though Sega seems to have a giant pile of retro ports up in the Steam store already (40 in fact), it seems that they have a plan to add even more games to the service. That’s right due to an update in the Steam registry we have been pointed in the direction of 10 more classic games, due to be making their way to the online service. These games are:
Golden Axe 3
Phantasy Star 2, 3, and 4
Streets of Rage 3
The Revenge of Shinobi
Wonderboy in Monster World
As you can see, there’s a few gems in there including some classics which I would have assumed would already be on there. So what’s your favorite? Can you see any of your most valued games in that list? Let me know in the comments!
[Source: TSSZ News]
Ahhh, the Game Gear. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost fifteen years since Sega pulled its support for this polarizing little (ok, massive) handheld. While many gamers still glean a sick pleasure out of criticizing the system for its ludicrous, vampire-like battery sucking and its debatable dearth of quality games, some of us still insist it is a memorable and underappreciated chapter in the early days of handheld gaming.
Now, for the first time in well over a decade, Sega has released three of the most discussed Game Gear games on Nintendo’s 3DS. While the 90s children in the crowd stifle their outrage at such blasphemy, the rest of us are getting the chance to once again play these forgotten bits of handheld history, deciding for ourselves whether or not the system is worth remembering at all.
So, does Sonic: Triple Trouble deserve to be held up as single-handed proof that the Game Gear is more than a mere reactionary thrust of the sword at Nintendo’s Game Boy? Does Shinobi hold its own when compared to its more modern counterparts? Is Dragon Crystal an involving RPG that just deserves a few more modern players? Or should the Game Gear just remain a fond memory and nothing more?
Read on as Scott Morrison, Flake, and I tackle the first batch of 3DS Game Gear releases.