Dead or Alive 2

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

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

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

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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Street Fighter Alpha 3

Street Fighter Alpha 3

Published by Capcom Co., Ltd. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released 1998 Also For Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA Saturn The Sega Dreamcast was home to a great many high quality beat em ups, one of the very best was Street Fighter Alpha 3 released in the summer of 2000. This was the last of the Alpha series and is probably the best, this game has everything you could want from a one on one 2d fighter. Firstly the graphics are lovely, massive sprites full of life with magnificent backdrops full…

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Hydro Thunder

Hydro Thunder

Published by Midway Games Ltd. Developed by Midway Home Entertainment, Inc. Released 1999 Platforms Arcade, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Windows The Dreamcast was home to many great arcade racers such as Daytona Usa 2001, Sega Rally 2 and this one Hydro Thunder. There is so much to love about this game, the graphics are sublime with amazingly well detailed backgrounds and over the top effects. The sound is high quality with excellent commentary, sound effects and catchy tunes. The controls are brilliant (largely thanks to the Dreamcast pad which is great for racers due to the triggers)…

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