Virtua Fighter Remix

Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Developed by SEGA-AM2 Co., LTD. Released Apr, 1995 Platforms Arcade, SEGA Saturn, Windows The original Virtua Fighter was released as a launch game for the Sega Saturn in 1995 (at least in Europe) and was very well received by gamers and critics alike.The basic gameplay was converted from the Arcade very much intact, the controls were even better due to the fantastic Saturn pad and the game even included some extra modes to improve the game’s longevity. The one area where the game was criticised…

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Bug Too

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Realtime Associates, Inc. Released Dec 10, 1996 Also For Windows The Original Bug was released alongside the launch of the Sega Saturn console in Europe (July 1995) and was a very well received 2d side scrolling platformer with 3d elements. As the game sold really well (for a Saturn game at least) it was only a matter of time before a sequel arrived and sure enough Bug Too was released in late 1993. Bug Too matches the original game for quality and…

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Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by SEGA-AM2 Co., LTD., Sega AM3 R&D Division Released May 17, 1996 Platform SEGA Saturn The Sega Saturn version of the original Daytona USA (released in 1995) was a superb arcade racer that whilst not arcade perfect was amongst the finest racing games available on the console. The following year Sega released a follow up Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition, this game fixes some of the flaws in the original but sadly brings new problems at the same time. Firstly the good, the graphics have been cleaned up considerably. The original…

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Sega Touring Car Championship

Published by SEGA Europe Ltd. Developed by Sega AM9 R&D Division Released 1997 Also For Arcade, Windows Released for the Sega Saturn in 1997 Sega Touring Car Championship is a very good conversion of the arcade game of the same name and whilst this is not in the same league as Sega Rally or Daytona USA it still has much to offer. For starters the graphics are excellent with big chunky cars and very attractive tracks with textbook Sega blue skies, the soundtrack is also typically high class. There are 3 courses to complete which are…

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Wipe Out

Published by Psygnosis Limited Developed by Psygnosis Limited Released Mar 05, 1996 Also For Android, DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita You know the old catchphase “Anything you can do I can do better!”, well with regard to the Sega Saturn version of the Playstation classic Wipeout it should read more like “Anything you can do I can do almost as well!” When I first heard that Wipeout ( a futuristic racing game) was being converted to the Saturn I was not really interested, this was due to the dogs breakfast…

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X Men: Children of The Atom

Published by Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released 1996 Also For Arcade, DOS, PlayStation X Men: Children of The Atom was a 2d beat em up released for the Sega Saturn in 1996, converted by Capcom from their arcade hit of the same name. This game plays very similar to the Street Fighter Alpha series (also from Capcom) but with X Men characters in place of the Street Fighter cast. The graphics are superb with colourful and well animated sprites and the backdrops are brilliant including one which takes place on…

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Virtua Fighter

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by SEGA-AM2 Co., LTD. Released 1995 Also For Arcade, SEGA 32X The original Virtua Fighter was released in arcades in late 1993, this game was significant for many reasons. Firstly it was the first one on one beat em up to use 3d polygon graphics, it was the first beat em up to use Sega’s Model 1 Technology and the first beat em up ever devised by legendary developer Yu Suzuki. The gameplay was also very unique for the time, unlike rival arcade games like Street Fighter 2…

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Night Warriors – Darkstalker’s Revenge

Published by Capcom Entertainment, Inc. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released 1996 Also For Arcade Night Warriors – Darkstalker’s Revenge was released for the Sega Saturn in 1996 and is an absolutely fantastic 2d beat em up. The gameplay is very similar to the Street Fighter Alpha series (no surprise as this game is also made by Capcom) but the difference here is rather than using the likes of Ryu, Guile and Ken you have access to a wide range of supernatural based characters (including a Yeti and Vampire hunter). The graphics are superb…

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Manx TT Super Bike

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Sega AM4 R&D Division, Sega AM3 R&D Division Released Jul 30, 1997 Also For Arcade, Windows Manx TT Super Bike was released for the Sega Saturn in 1997, sadly by this stage the console’s time was coming to an end, as a result many gamer’s have never played it. That is a real shame as this game is a real treat very much up there with Sega’s other greats such as Virtua Racing and Daytona Usa. This game has superb graphics and sound (especially the clearly drunk commentator), the gameplay is…

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BUG!

Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Developed by Realtime Associates, Inc. Released May 15, 1995 Also For Windows, Windows 3.x Being a massive fan of 2d platform games on the 16 bit consoles I was very excited to try one on the 32 bit machines and my first experience of one was on the Sega Saturn. To be totally honest Bug is a bit of a mixed bag. Firstly the graphics are disappointing, I am sure the game could have been released on the Megadrive or Snes to be honest. Infact I would say the…

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