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

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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The Way We Played

About the book Click here to support the Kickstarter From 1985 to 1993 home computing ruled the roost in the UK, with the likes of the ZX Spectrum and the Commodore Amiga offering the kind of experiences not available on other platforms. The Way We Played is a beautifully produced, hardback, full colour art book that celebrates this golden era of gaming, exploring a unique time when multi-platform development could lead to vastly different versions of the same game being produced to match the limitations of the hardware. No. 1…

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Dyna-Blaster Aka Bomber Man

Published by Ubi Soft Entertainment Software Developed by Hudson Soft Company, Ltd. Released 1991 Also For Atari ST, DOS, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16 The consoles and arcade smash hit Dyna Blaster: now on your computers… Place your bombs skillfully to protect you from the enemies. Collect the icons to get more bombs and larger or programmed explosions.   64 levels, various and colourful screens. Up to 5 players (with Adaptor which is included)   Review: I owned this game on the Amiga 500. And I had never played Bomber Man and…

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Dragons Fury

Published by Tengen Inc. Developed by Compile Released 1992 Also For TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii U             Overview Play video pinball that will set you on fire! Explosive graphics and demonic sound beckon you to the underworld for a devilish pinball simulation. Rebound off the She Giant. So beautiful when she sleeps. So evil when she awakens. Burn up in the bonus rounds where dragons will roast you, skeletons will toast you and sorcerers will plan a barbecue around you. Finally, if you flip your way…

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The Adventures of Batman & Robin

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Clockwork Tortoise Inc. Released May, 1995 Platform Genesis Released in 1995 for the Sega Megadrive The Adventures of Batman & Robin is a superb scrolling shooter/platformer based on the Animated series of the same name. The plot here involves the dynamic duo attempting to stop Mr Freeze from taking over the city, in addition to this Batman and Robin must also dealt with regular bad guys including The Joker and Two Faced. The game can be played by a single player or in two player co op…

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Mortal Kombat

Published by Midway Games, Inc. Released Aug 02, 1992 Platforms Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD,SEGA Master System, SNES Trivia:  Name a game that sold TWICE as many copies on the Sega Genesis than its Super Nintendo counterpart? MORTAL KOMBAT! EXCELLENT! Ok I am NOT going into a techno fit here (although tempting). But one of the first if not THE first game to develop the ESRB rating for future ratings (at least for the NTSC region…GEG is American, folks 🙂 )  Looking back this game is/was a…

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Primal Rage

Published by Time Warner Interactive, Inc. Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1995 Also For 3DO, Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Jaguar,PlayStation, SEGA 32X, SEGA Saturn, SNES Released in the Arcades in 1994 Primal Rage is an above average one on one beat em up in the style of Mortal Kombat with the added bonus of using Dinosaurs! The game has 7 Dinosaurs/Beasts to use including 2 Ape like creatures, 2 Tyrannosaurus Rex like creatures and a Velociraptor. All of them play similar and mainly use the same moveset’s but it was a…

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Alien Storm

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Team Shinobi Released 1991 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, Wii, Windows, ZX Spectrum Released in 1991 for the Sega Megadrive Alien Storm is a superb side scrolling beat em up converted from the Arcade game of the same name. The gameplay here is very similar to Sega’s other classic scrolling Arcade beat em up Golden Axe except it swaps the Western Fantasy setting for a 1950’s American B Movie setting. You can chose from 2 different characters and…

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James ‘Buster’ Douglas Knockout Boxing

Published by SEGA of America, Developed by Taito Corporation Released – 1990 Also For Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns James ‘Buster’ Douglas Knockout Boxing was released for the Sega Megadrive in 1990, known as Final Blow on other formats the name was changed to capitalise on the popularity of Douglas who had just defeated ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of The World. Sadly this moved backfired as Douglas lost his Title to Evander Holyfield just prior to the game’s official release! The gameplay…

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