Daytona USA 2001

Published by Hasbro Interactive, Inc. Developed by Amusement Vision, Ltd. Released Mar 13, 2001 Platform Dreamcast Released in late 2000 for the Sega Dreamcast Daytona USA 2001 is essentially a top quality compilation featuring the best bits of the original Daytona USA and Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition. This game has all the tracks from both the earlier Daytona games including Three Seven Speedway, Desert City and Dinosaur Canyon plus some completely new tracks such as Mermaid Lake and Rin Rin Rink. The graphics are fantastic, massively improved over the original games with huge…

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Virtua Tennis

  Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Hitmaker Released 2000 Also For Arcade, N-Gage, Windows Released in late 2000 on Sega’s Dreamcast Virtua Tennis is a fantastic pick up and play sports game converted from the arcade game of the same name. This game has much to enjoy, the graphics are superb with massive and chunky sprites and fantastically well detailed tennis courts with excellent crowd animations (look out for the guy in the awesome tweed jacket). The sound effects are also excellent particularly the sound of the ball bouncing, the…

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Virtua Fighter 3

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by SEGA-AM2 Co., LTD. Released 1998 Also For Arcade Released along side the Sega Dreamcast console in 1999 Virtua Fighter 3 Team Battle was an Arcade perfect conversion from AM2, trouble is the Arcade game was not all that good to begin with. First the good points, the tried and tested Virtua Fighter gameplay is still there with it’s slow and more realistic gameplay (no fireballs here), there is also the addition of a ‘Dodge’ button to further increase the strategy involved in each fight. All of the…

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Power Stone

Published by Capcom Entertainment Developed by Capcom Released – Sept 09 1999 Also available for Arcade Released in late 1999 for the Sega Dreamcast Powerstone is a superb 3d arena based one on one beat em up, an extremely original game for the time. The gameplay is really fun and very different to other one on one beat em ups of the time (such as Virtua Fighter 3 and Soul Calibur) in that here you can pick up items in the 3d arena and use them against your opponent. These…

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Marvel Vs Capcom

Published by Capcom Co., Ltd. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released Jan, 1998 Also For Dreamcast, PlayStation Marvel Vs Capcom was released on the Dreamcast in late 1999, the game follows on from Capcom’s superb range of 2d beat em ups on the Saturn (including X Men:Children of The Atom and Marvel Super Heroes). There is much to enjoy in this game, firstly the roster of available fighters is superb including the best of Marvel such as Spiderman, The Hulk, Wolverine and Captain America and the very best of Capcom including Ryu, Zangief and…

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Sega GT

Published by Empire Interactive Europe Ltd. Developed by Wow Entertainment, Inc. Released 2000 Platforms Dreamcast, Windows Released in late 2000 Sega GT for the Dreamcast is a simulation based racer that whilst not in the same league as the Playstation’s Gran Turismo still has much to enjoy. Firstly the graphics are excellent with textbook Sega Blue sky’s and overall chunkiness (the night stages are especially impressive for the time), the sound effects and music are suitably high quality also. The gameplay is superb with much more realistic handling compared to Sega’s other games such as…

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Dead or Alive 2

Published by Tecmo, Inc. Developed by Team Ninja Released Feb 29, 2000 Also For Arcade, PlayStation 2 Released by Tecmo in the year 2000 Dead or Alive 2 is a classic one on one fighter for Sega’s Dreamcast. This game has so much to offer, firstly the graphics are among the very best available on the console (even better than Soul Calibur for me). The fighters all look and move fantastic and the backgrounds are multi layered meaning you can knock your rival off a bridge and then carry on the fighting…

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Metropolis Street Racer

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Bizarre Creations, Ltd. Released Jan 16, 2001 Platform Dreamcast Metropolis Street Racer was released for the Sega Dreamcast in the summer of 2000, this was the first game developed by Bizarre Creations who would go on to make Project Gotham Racing series on Xbox and Xbox 360 and after a short play time the similarities are apparent. Firstly the graphics are superb with big shiny and well detailed cars and stunning tracks that take place in London, Tokyo and San Francisco. The soundtrack is awesome with local…

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Soul Calibur

Published by Namco Hometek Inc. Developed by Project Soul Released 1999 Also For Android, Arcade, iPad, iPhone, Xbox 360 Released by Namco for the Sega Dreamcast in late 1999, Soul Calibur was a sequel to the excellent Original Playstation game Soul Blade. Many people rate this as the very best Dreamcast game ever released and I would put it right up there as well. Firstly the graphics are totally fantastic! Massive detailed sprites, colourful backdrops full of life and superb animations. The music matches the action perfectly, the controls are very responsive and…

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Sega Rally 2

 Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Sega AM9 R&D Division Released Nov 27, 1999 Also For Arcade, Windows Sega Rally 2 was launched alongside the Dreamcast console in Europe in October 1999, a sequel to the classic Sega Saturn game. This game is fun but really compared to its predecessor it has to be seen as something of a disappointment. Firstly the good points, the graphics are excellent (especially for a console launch title), textbook Sega chunky cars and colourful blue sky and backgrounds. There are many more tracks to enjoy this time around,…

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