Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker

Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker

Published by: Sega Developed by: Sega Japan Released: 1990 Also for: Sega Master System With the video games and pop music of the 80s and 90s woven together in our memories to form a nice warm blanket of nostalgia, let’s dig out this popular Megadrive game based on one of the oddest movies of our time. This game is of real significance to me personally, which I’ll explain later. Whether you were a fan of Michael Jackson or not, I defy anyone to say they have never bought, danced to…

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Phantasy Star IV

Phantasy Star IV

Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Developed by Sega AM7 R&D Division Released 1995   The Final Terror! Launch into the biggest RPG ever on Genesis! This is the explosive magic-and-monster packed FINALE into the incredibe Phantasy Star saga. An ancient, hideous Dark Force stalks the Algol star system. You, a young hunter, are destined to become Motavia’s greatest warrior and strike and deathblow that destroys evil FOREVER! Cast over 200 different magic spells or combine them for even more devastating effects. Hack through hordes of gruesome monsters that morph into even uglier, deadlier foes! Awesome…

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Daze before Christmas

Daze before Christmas

Published by Sun Corporation Developed by Funcom Productions A/S Released 1994 Daze before Christmas was a game that was originally released on the SNES, but was then released exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive in Australia in 1994. Getting into the spirit of Christmas, I tracked down this game about a year ago and thought I’d give it a try. During the game you play as Santa Claus as he races to save Christmas from an evil snowman who has imprisoned Santa’s elves and captured Santa’s reindeer. You go through…

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Tanglewood

Tanglewood

Click here to support the Kickstarter Tanglewood is a brand new and original game for the SEGA Mega Drive, to be released in physical cartridge form in winter 2017. Set in the realm of Tanglewood, the game follows a young creature, Nymn, separated from the pack after the sun sets. Unable to get back to the safety of the family’s underground home, Nymn must find a way to survive the night terrors and get to morning. Tanglewood’s world is a dangerous one after dark; guiding Nymn you must use your…

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Barney’s Hide & Seek Game

Barney’s Hide & Seek Game

Review by Victoria Graves   twitch.tv/ukviixen Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Realtime Associates, Inc. Released 1993 Platform Genesis Whilst stumbling around countless Mega Drive websites trying to find a game that I would never usually play, I found this little gem hidden away. Barney’s Hide & Seek Game. It was released exclusively in North and South America in 1993. Always one for picking games that would challenge and destroy my soul I had to play it. Those of you who would instantly recognise Barney the Dinosaur from childrens TV. Now i’m not…

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Coffee Crisis

Coffee Crisis

Overview Interview with James Deighan by Peter Ward Click here to support the Kickstarter Coffee Crisis is a Sega Genesis arcade-style beat ’em up brought to you by Mega Cat Studios. We are pushing the console to its limits with beautiful remastered 16-bit hi-definition graphics. The Smurglian race has come to Earth and they’re not leaving until they steal our four most prized commodities: our metal music, the best coffee, cat videos, and all of the WiFi. Challenge them through unique and innovative levels inspired by real-life areas (except for the…

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Gremlin founder Ian Stewart

Gremlin founder Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart Interview by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend….  What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? I wanted to be a toolmaker and took a five year engineering apprenticeship after leaving school at 16.   When did you realise you wanted to get into game industry and how did it happen? I took a career change in 1976 and went into retail management with…

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Super Monaco GP

Super Monaco GP

Published by: Sega Developed by: Sega Japan Released: 1990 Also for: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, Master System, ZX Spectrum Sega’s original Monaco GP (1979) was one of the first arcade games I ever saw. I distinctly remember the headlight effect used as you went through the tunnel; only a cone-shaped area of the track directly in front of the car was visible on an otherwise black screen (headlights in an F1 race? Can you imagine). Don’t bother looking for Monaco GP in MAME because it…

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Mega Visions Interview

Mega Visions Interview

About this project Click here to support the Kickstarter The Official Dreamcast Magazine, SEGA Visions, Mean Machines Sega … these are just a few of the classic SEGA magazines from days gone by. It seems so long ago that there was a dedicated SEGA magazine we could call our own, but the time has come for SEGA fans to get their very own magazine once again! We’d like to introduce you to Mega Visions, which will be a fully digital, bi-monthly publication that will be designed specifically for easy reading on all…

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History of Sega

History of Sega

SG-1000 Release July 15 1983 Discontinued July 1984 Sega’s first home console, created in an attempt to transition from the arcade game industry Sega Computer Videogame SG-1000 Plays ROM cartridges SG-1000 II Release July 1984 Discontinued October 1985 Upgraded version of the SG-1000 with detachable controllers Can play Sega Card games in addition to ROM cartridges Master System Release JP October 1985 NA 1986 EU 1987 Discontinued JP 1989 NA 1992 EU 1996 Sega’s second major home console, released worldwide Initially released in Japan as the Sega Mark III, the third…

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