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Preview: Kung-Fu UFO

Preview: Kung-Fu UFO

A new Genesis title is on the horizon! South American developer Retro Nerve recently launched an Indigogo campaign to fund Kung-Fu UFO, an action/beat-’em-up that combines elements of some classic titles to produce a promising new game for your Genesis!

Space Channel 5

Space Channel 5

Ulala made her gaming debut on the Dreamcast, and she’s since become one of Sega’s most iconic characters. Her first adventure, though short, was a funky romp that instantly stood out among other games, and it’s one of the most fun titles on the console. Dancing in space with aliens has never been so much fun!

Classic Interview: Yoshiki Ooka (Gain Ground Programmer)

Classic Interview: Yoshiki Ooka (Gain Ground Programmer)

Gain Ground is a classic Sega arcade game that still manages to be under most people’s radar, despite ports to several consoles. The arcade original’s history is quite an interesting tale, and this 2003 interview was translated for the book “The Sega Arcade Revolution: A History in 62 Games.” Read on and see how the game was made!

My Hero

My Hero

A year after its 1985 arcade debut, Sega released a home port of its beat-’em-up My Hero on the Master System. The home version kept things mostly intact, but there really wasn’t that much to preserve. Thin on gameplay and presentation, My Hero fit on a Sega card and probably left a ton of memory to spare.

Reader Roundtable Vol. 143

Reader Roundtable Vol. 143

With vacations in full swing and most people doing all kinds of summer-related stuff, August is usually a slow month around here. Still, there are those of us who play Sega games all the time, and we managed to find a solid group of titles to share this month! Read on and see what we’ve been playing!


8-Bit Reviews

My Hero

My Hero

A year after its 1985 arcade debut, Sega released a home port of its beat-’em-up My Hero on the Master System. The home version kept things mostly intact, but there really wasn’t that much to preserve. Thin on gameplay and presentation, My Hero fit on a Sega card and probably left a ton of memory to spare.

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16-bit Reviews

Tanglewood

Tanglewood

Big Evil Corporation makes a stellar debut on the Genesis with Tanglewood, an adorable platformer that was designed from the ground up with an original console development kit. Great presentation, rock-solid gameplay, and a lovable character make this a game Genesis owners need to snap up for their libraries.

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Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Space Channel 5

Space Channel 5

Ulala made her gaming debut on the Dreamcast, and she’s since become one of Sega’s most iconic characters. Her first adventure, though short, was a funky romp that instantly stood out among other games, and it’s one of the most fun titles on the console. Dancing in space with aliens has never been so much fun!

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Preview: Kung-Fu UFO

Preview: Kung-Fu UFO

A new Genesis title is on the horizon! South American developer Retro Nerve recently launched an Indigogo campaign to fund Kung-Fu UFO, an action/beat-’em-up that combines elements of some classic titles to produce a promising new game for your Genesis!

continue reading

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Tanglewood

Tanglewood

Big Evil Corporation makes a stellar debut on the Genesis with Tanglewood, an adorable platformer that was designed from the ground up with an original console development kit. Great presentation, rock-solid gameplay, and a lovable character make this a game Genesis owners need to snap up for their libraries.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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