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Articles written by: James Villone

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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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.

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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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Hands-On: Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2013)

Hands-On: Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2013)

The most popular installment in the classic Sonic franchise came to Android and Apple devices in 2013, before Sega revamped its mobile line with the Sega Forever brand. Sonic 2 came chock full of bonuses and features, and it played quite well for a game with touchscreen gameplay. Read our hands-on for all the details.

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Hands-On: Ecco Jr. and the Great Ocean Treasure Hunt!

Hands-On: Ecco Jr. and the Great Ocean Treasure Hunt!

From the Game Gear to the Sega CD, Sega’s Ecco the Dolphin was seemingly everywhere in the ’90s. What many people don’t know is that he also made an appearance on the Pico, Sega’s educational children’s console. A variation of the Ecco Jr. game was released, and we’ve given it a hands-on to see if it sinks or swims.

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