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Hands-On: Beyond Oasis (Sega Forever)

Hands-On: Beyond Oasis (Sega Forever)

Sega has recently begun porting its classic games to mobile formats under the Sega Forever brand, and among the releases is a Genesis favorite, Beyond Oasis. Does the new platform do it justice? Does it play as well as its console version? Read our full hands-on and find out!

Mister Viking

Mister Viking

Many of Sega’s arcade releases of the early ’80s have been overlooked, and there are some good titles worth checking out. One of them is Mister Viking, a 1984 run-‘n-gun that wasn’t spectacular but offered some decent fun for a while. It was manufactured and distributed in the U.S. by Bally/Midway, after Sega’s retreat from the U.S. market in 1983.

Reader Roundtable Vol. 142

Reader Roundtable Vol. 142

Heat got you down? Stay inside where it’s nice and cool and play some Sega games! There will be time enough for sunshine when the ozone layer is depleted, and global warming turns your home into beachfront property (or Atlantis). Read what we were playing this month and see what gems you might have missed!

Crazy Taxi

Crazy Taxi

Let’s get crazy! Sega’s Crazy Taxi exploded onto the arcade scene in 1999, and a stellar conversion hit the Dreamcast the next year. With new options and modes, as well as all the punk rock-filled action of the original, this port was one many spent days at a time playing. No Dreamcast owner should be without it.

Classic Interview: Yoshiki Kawasaki (Flicky Designer)

Classic Interview: Yoshiki Kawasaki (Flicky Designer)

This interview about the design of Flicky was originally published in May 2002 as part of Sega of Japan’s Masterpiece Album series, which featured comprehensive talks with some of Sega’s brightest Japanese arcade and console designers. It was translated as research material for the Flicky section of the book The Sega Arcade Revolution: A History in 62 Games. 


8-Bit Reviews

House of Tarot

House of Tarot

Tired of playing Sonic or Shinobi? Here’s something different for your Game Gear. Sega released a Tarot reading game in Japan that does creates a pretty good 8-bit representation of fortune-telling with only two buttons. Is there a screen mod in your future? Perhaps a restored battery pack? You’ll have to play to see!

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16-bit Reviews

NBA Live ’96

NBA Live ’96

EA continued its streak of great basketball games with Live ’96. While it wasn’t a major step up from the previous year, it made some minor adjustments that put it among the best games in the sport available on the Genesis. Opinions will vary as to which entry was best overall, but Live ’96 is a solid entry point for 16-bit B-ball fans.

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Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Mister Viking

Mister Viking

Many of Sega’s arcade releases of the early ’80s have been overlooked, and there are some good titles worth checking out. One of them is Mister Viking, a 1984 run-‘n-gun that wasn’t spectacular but offered some decent fun for a while. It was manufactured and distributed in the U.S. by Bally/Midway, after Sega’s retreat from the U.S. market in 1983.

continue reading

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Hands-On: Beyond Oasis (Sega Forever)

Hands-On: Beyond Oasis (Sega Forever)

Sega has recently begun porting its classic games to mobile formats under the Sega Forever brand, and among the releases is a Genesis favorite, Beyond Oasis. Does the new platform do it justice? Does it play as well as its console version? Read our full hands-on and find out!

continue reading

Recent Posts

Fighters Megamix

Fighters Megamix

Sega took the best of its fighting game efforts and molded them into one of the best brawlers of the 32-bit era (or any, for that matter). A huge cast of characters from Fighting Vipers, Virtua Fighter, and even Virtua Cop come together to create one incredible battle experience. Have a Saturn? Then simply put, you need this game.

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NBA Live ’96

NBA Live ’96

EA continued its streak of great basketball games with Live ’96. While it wasn’t a major step up from the previous year, it made some minor adjustments that put it among the best games in the sport available on the Genesis. Opinions will vary as to which entry was best overall, but Live ’96 is a solid entry point for 16-bit B-ball fans.

read more

House of Tarot

House of Tarot

Tired of playing Sonic or Shinobi? Here’s something different for your Game Gear. Sega released a Tarot reading game in Japan that does creates a pretty good 8-bit representation of fortune-telling with only two buttons. Is there a screen mod in your future? Perhaps a restored battery pack? You’ll have to play to see!

read more

Astal

Astal

Astal was a welcome release for Saturn owners starving for new games. It also hinted at what could have been an amazing upgrade for 2D games on the new 32-bit machine. While it has its flaws, it remains a fun action platformer that boasts decent gameplay, some stunning visuals, and a stellar soundtrack.

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Psycho Fox

Psycho Fox

A late platform release for the Master System, Psycho Fox takes a bunch of good ideas and fumbles about with them, never quite knowing what to do. The game is fun and has some interesting dynamics, but it leaves players with the impression that it could have been so much more.

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