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Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge

The Olympics come but once every four years, but you can compete whenever you want with Accolade’s Summer Challenge. It’s not be the best game to represent the timeless competition, but it’s not a bad one, either. There’s a decent selection of events and some impressive 3D visuals, if you can get past the controls and framerate.

D

D

Warp’s horror title D likely did more to establish the reputation of its creator, Kenji Eno, than it did to advance its genre, but the game is a solid bit of fun. It was challenging and created a great atmosphere, despite some visual shortcomings and linear gameplay. It’s a great example of Eno’s visionary storytelling methods and is definitely worth checking out.

Ecco: Defender of the Future

Ecco: Defender of the Future

Ecco’s final outing on a Sega console was a fitting coda to the series. It was beautiful, graceful, and darn hard! Even so, it was an outstanding way to end the series and give Sega’s legendary dolphin the 3D outing he deserved. This is one that should definitely be in any Dreamcast owner’s library.

Daytona USA

Daytona USA

Roooolling Staaaaaaaaart! The Saturn’s debut racer suffered from a short draw-in distance and some rough graphics, but it played wonderfully and kept those who bought the console at launch glued to their seats for weeks. Even today, if you can get past the visuals, the game is great fun to play. Let’s go away and fly sky high with Daytona!

Classic Interview: Susumi Hirai (Die Hard Arcade Programmer)

Classic Interview: Susumi Hirai (Die Hard Arcade Programmer)

This 1996 interview with AM1 programmer Susumi Hirai was originally published in the August 1996 issue of Sega Saturn Magazine. It holds some interesting tidbits of information regarding what would become Sega’s most successful American-developed arcade game, and a Saturn classic.


8-Bit Reviews

Golden Axe Warrior

Golden Axe Warrior

Sega gave Master System owners a Zelda-style game set in the Golden Axe universe, and though it’s far from original, it’s a an excellent homage to Nintendo’s 8-bit classic. A large world, good story, and lots of secrets make this often overlooked title one worthy of addition to any Master System library.

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16-bit Reviews

Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge

The Olympics come but once every four years, but you can compete whenever you want with Accolade’s Summer Challenge. It’s not be the best game to represent the timeless competition, but it’s not a bad one, either. There’s a decent selection of events and some impressive 3D visuals, if you can get past the controls and framerate.

continue reading

Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

D

D

Warp’s horror title D likely did more to establish the reputation of its creator, Kenji Eno, than it did to advance its genre, but the game is a solid bit of fun. It was challenging and created a great atmosphere, despite some visual shortcomings and linear gameplay. It’s a great example of Eno’s visionary storytelling methods and is definitely worth checking out.

continue reading

Features

Classic Interview: Susumi Hirai (Die Hard Arcade Programmer)

Classic Interview: Susumi Hirai (Die Hard Arcade Programmer)

This 1996 interview with AM1 programmer Susumi Hirai was originally published in the August 1996 issue of Sega Saturn Magazine. It holds some interesting tidbits of information regarding what would become Sega’s most successful American-developed arcade game, and a Saturn classic.

continue reading

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Golden Axe Warrior

Golden Axe Warrior

Sega gave Master System owners a Zelda-style game set in the Golden Axe universe, and though it’s far from original, it’s a an excellent homage to Nintendo’s 8-bit classic. A large world, good story, and lots of secrets make this often overlooked title one worthy of addition to any Master System library.

read more

Where’s My Remaster? Burning Rangers

Where’s My Remaster? Burning Rangers

Visually, games from the dawn of the 3D era have not aged well, and with today’s powerful consoles many older releases from that period have been remastered. A lot of Sega’s early efforts are still awaiting their chance, so join us as we examine which titles we would like to see reborn with modern bells and whistles, starting with the Saturn classic Burning Rangers!

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Christmas NiGHTS Sampler

Christmas NiGHTS Sampler

Saturn owners have a tradition that has not failed since 1996. Each Christmas, it’s time to break out the Christmas NiGHTS sampler and play through it! An amazing giveaway from Sega that was bundled with magazines, the disc is loaded with enough great content to keep players busy for hours. A merry Christmas indeed!

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Hands-On: Streets of Rage (Sega Forever)

Hands-On: Streets of Rage (Sega Forever)

Sega’s seminal beat-’em-up franchise has been ported many times, including mobile devices as part of the Sega Forever collection. How well did it make the transition? Read our hands-on and see.

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Primetime NFL Starring Deion Sanders

Primetime NFL Starring Deion Sanders

Sega selected Cowboys star Deion Sanders as the heir to Joe Montana’s licensing crown, but that was likely the biggest change made to the series. Prime Time NFL didn’t do much to stand apart from previous editions, but it added enough to make it a contender worthy of the franchise tag.

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