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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.

Interview: Marc Ericksen (Artist)

Interview: Marc Ericksen (Artist)

Anyone who owns a NES or a Genesis knows the art of Marc Ericksen. He is responsible for some of the most well-known pieces of the 8- and 16-bit eras including Strider and Mega Man 2 for the NES and Thunder Force II and Herzog Zwei, for Genesis. We recently had a chance to chat with Marc about his experiences creating game art and these brilliant pieces.

Ecco the Dolphin (MD)

Ecco the Dolphin (MD)

You’ve undoubtedly played Ecco the Dolphin on the Genesis or European Mega Drive, but it’s worth giving the Japanese version a try. Released last, it added some features the others lacked, including a more fleshed-out story and a new stage. Together, these additions make the Japanese release the definitive cartridge version of the game.

Hands-On: Phantasy Star II (Sega Forever)

Hands-On: Phantasy Star II (Sega Forever)

Sega’s monolithic 16-bit RPG classic arrived on mobile devices last year as part of the Sega Forever line of releases. How does it play compared to the original? Does the touch pad work well or is the controller still king? Read our hands-on and find out if this one is worth the download.

Creative Genesis: Video Game History & Preservation

Creative Genesis: Video Game History & Preservation

At the 2018 Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Ken Horowitz of Sega-16 did a panel on video game history & preservation, highlighting the need to speak to game developers and preserve game code and documents. The panel discussed the importance of keeping game history alive for future generations, and how even regular gamers can get involved.


8-Bit Reviews

Poseidon Wars 3-D

Poseidon Wars 3-D

The Master System received what could be described as a reimagining or even a spiritual successor to Sega’s 1982 groundbreaking arcade hit Subroc 3D. Nowhere near as intense or impressive, it’s not a bad effort. It just seems awfully calm for a war game, and its 3D effect isn’t very impressive.

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16-bit Reviews

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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Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Sega Rally Championship

Sega Rally Championship

Sega wowed Saturn owners with a stellar rendition of its arcade monster, Sega Rally. Boasting impressive visuals, excellent gameplay, and an incredible soundtrack, it was enough to keep owners glued to their consoles for hours at a time. Coupled with the Arcade Racer wheel, Sega Rally is the perfect Saturn racing game.

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Features

Interview: Marc Ericksen (Artist)

Interview: Marc Ericksen (Artist)

Anyone who owns a NES or a Genesis knows the art of Marc Ericksen. He is responsible for some of the most well-known pieces of the 8- and 16-bit eras including Strider and Mega Man 2 for the NES and Thunder Force II and Herzog Zwei, for Genesis. We recently had a chance to chat with Marc about his experiences creating game art and these brilliant pieces.

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Recent Posts

History of: Sega UFO Catcher

History of: Sega UFO Catcher

Western arcades are full of all types of games, but one type has managed to last longer than all others. The crane game has endured for almost a century, and Sega’s UFO Catcher series has been a solid part of the publisher’s business for more than three decades. Read on to learn all about the history of this arcade mainstay!

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Sega Rally Championship

Sega Rally Championship

Sega wowed Saturn owners with a stellar rendition of its arcade monster, Sega Rally. Boasting impressive visuals, excellent gameplay, and an incredible soundtrack, it was enough to keep owners glued to their consoles for hours at a time. Coupled with the Arcade Racer wheel, Sega Rally is the perfect Saturn racing game.

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Hands-On: Ristar (Sega Forever)

Hands-On: Ristar (Sega Forever)

Sega has slowly been releasing many of its older titles on its Sega Forever line, and among the releases was the Sonic Team classic Ristar. How well does the grab-and-go gameplay work on mobile devices? Read our hands-on and find out!

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Poseidon Wars 3-D

Poseidon Wars 3-D

The Master System received what could be described as a reimagining or even a spiritual successor to Sega’s 1982 groundbreaking arcade hit Subroc 3D. Nowhere near as intense or impressive, it’s not a bad effort. It just seems awfully calm for a war game, and its 3D effect isn’t very impressive.

read more

Reader Roundtable Vol. 144

Reader Roundtable Vol. 144

As summer comes to a close and the leaves change color, some things stay the same. No matter what the season, there will always be plenty of Sega goodness to enjoy, and we’ve put together a selection of games we’ve been enjoying this month that is sure to get you playing!

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