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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Dyna-Blaster Aka Bomber Man

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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Virtua Fighter Remix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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