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Hands-On: Sonic The Hedgehog Pocket Adventure

Hands-On: Sonic The Hedgehog Pocket Adventure

Sega’s famous hedgehog has appeared on many consoles, including the short-lived (but awesome) Neo Geo Pocket Color. Essentially a celebration of all the stages that made the Genesis Sonic games so much fun, it works quite well on the little machine and is a worthy addition to any game library.

Sega Gear: Datel Action Replay and Pro Action Replay

Sega Gear: Datel Action Replay and Pro Action Replay

Contrary to what many may think, there are alternative cheat devices to Galoob’s Game Genie. Datel has supported a series called the Action Replay for almost two decades, and several versions were released for Sega’s 16-bit hardware, both domestically and in Europe. We’ve put them through their paces to see how they hold up, so read on for all the details.

Mega Games 1 (Triple Score: 3 Games in 1)

Mega Games 1 (Triple Score: 3 Games in 1)

Game compilations tend to be popular because of the value they represent. Who can resist lots of games bundled together on a single cartridge? Value is what the Mega Games series was meant to promote, but the first installment’s paltry three game selection may not be all that enticing.

Reader Roundtable Vol. 97

Reader Roundtable Vol. 97

Spring is finally here, and that means that another season of gaming can begin! This month’s been as good as ever, so check out what we’ve been playing for the past 30 days and see if there’s something you might want to check out.

Interview: Torsten Oppermann

Interview: Torsten Oppermann

During the apex of the Sega Mega Drive, Sega of Germany (SoG) was founded in Hamburg in order to further develop the market there. Until his departure in 1996, Torsten Oppermann was overseeing SoG’s local efforts as Marketing Director. As such, he not only had to face the freshly arrived competition in form of the Super Nintendo, but also handle the German launch of the Sega Saturn.


Genesis Reviews

Mega Games 1 (Triple Score: 3 Games in 1)

Mega Games 1 (Triple Score: 3 Games in 1)

Game compilations tend to be popular because of the value they represent. Who can resist lots of games bundled together on a single cartridge? Value is what the Mega Games series was meant to promote, but the first installment’s paltry three game selection may not be all that enticing.

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Sega CD Reviews

Ecco: The Tides of Time CD

Ecco: The Tides of Time CD

The Ecco the Dolphin series is one that many people love and enjoy, given its intriguing gameplay and incredible atmosphere. The games showed their potential on the Sega CD, adding stunning soundtracks and video sequences. Tides of Time was a great example of the power of CD being used to make a great game even better.

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Sega 32X Reviews

Slam City with Scotty Pippen

Slam City with Scotty Pippen

What do you get when you take the latest multimedia technology and pair it with one of the best basketball players of all time? A complete trainwreck! When people usually think of Scotty Pippen, his rap talents aren’t the first thing to come to mind, and why anyone thought it would be a great idea to have him rap in an 32X FMV game is a puzzle best left to time…

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Features

Hands-On: Sonic The Hedgehog Pocket Adventure

Hands-On: Sonic The Hedgehog Pocket Adventure

Sega’s famous hedgehog has appeared on many consoles, including the short-lived (but awesome) Neo Geo Pocket Color. Essentially a celebration of all the stages that made the Genesis Sonic games so much fun, it works quite well on the little machine and is a worthy addition to any game library.

continue reading

Recent Posts

Teasers: Target Earth Returns!

Teasers: Target Earth Returns!

The Genesis mech classic Target Earth is being resurrected by Dracue Software, a team well versed in the art of mech shooters. Slated for release on the Playstation 4 at the end of 2014, the game marks yet another attempt at continuing a Genesis series via crowd funding. Hopefully, this one will be more successful than the others. Read the Teaser for more info!

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Teasers: New Super Fighter Team Releases!

Teasers: New Super Fighter Team Releases!

Super Fighter Team is returning to the Genesis in 2015 with two more localizations! Gamtec’s Taiwan-only vertical shooter Magic Girl and the unreleased Epyx puzzle game Cascade. With bug fixes, English translations and the full physical release treatment, these are two more potential additions to your Genesis library.

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Behind the Design: Disney’s Aladdin

Behind the Design: Disney’s Aladdin

Sega-16 takes a comprehensive look behind the making of a true Genesis classic. We’ve spoken to a dozen people involved at Disney, Sega, and Virgin Games, including programmer David Perry and former Disney Software Producer Patrick Gilmore. We even spoke to people who worked on the film! This is the definitive story of how three major companies united to create a fan-favorite.

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Teasers: Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn

Teasers: Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn

Sometimes, the most unlikely of games get a second lease on life. That truth applies more to Shaq-Fu than just about any other game of the 16-bit era, but sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Big Deez Productions is actually bringing the former NBA star back for a new PC game, and this time the game actually doesn’t sound so bad.

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Ecco: The Tides of Time CD

Ecco: The Tides of Time CD

The Ecco the Dolphin series is one that many people love and enjoy, given its intriguing gameplay and incredible atmosphere. The games showed their potential on the Sega CD, adding stunning soundtracks and video sequences. Tides of Time was a great example of the power of CD being used to make a great game even better.

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