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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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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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Interview: Ray Price (Founder of Arcade816)

Interview: Ray Price (Founder of Arcade816)

Ray Price’s Arcade816 is looking to take some of the most iconic game consoles of all time and put them in sexy arcade cabinets so that they can play their favorite games in an arcade setting. The result is a very sleek and practical way to give old consoles new life on modern screens and in locations where more people will experience them.

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Preview: The Sega Arcade Revolution: A History in 62 Games

Preview: The Sega Arcade Revolution: A History in 62 Games

Ken Horowitz returns with his second Sega book! This new work chronicles the company’s arcade history from the early ’60s to the merger with Sammy Corp. 62 arcade classics are discussed in detail, along with multiple landmark events in Sega’s history! This is a must-read for Sega and arcade fans!

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