Phantasy Star IV is a bona fide Genesis classic, and people are still finding all kinds of new ways to play it. After so many years, it’s great to see interesting hacks done to improve everything from the font to the difficulty level, even alter a major plot twist! We’ve checked a few of them out, so get ready to return to the Algol Star System!
Ken Horowitz will soon release a comprehensive history of Sega of America’s game development history. Compiled from interviews with almost 100 developers and Sega alumni, it has detailed information on every one of SOA’s internal studios and almost 40 games. This is a must-have for Sega fans everywhere!
Summer has left us, but the Genesis remains! This month, we’ve been going back over some classics that may not have gotten the attention they initially deserved, so join our staff and readers as they share what they’ve been playing in September!
Youtube channel iretrogamer has done a great little retrospective on the Vic Tokai’s series of games that includes Decap Attack and Psycho Fox. Both titles are similar in the style of gameplay also found in Kid Kool on the NES. Check out the video and learn a bit more about this fun little series of platformers!
1991, cigarette maker Phillip Morris decided to sue Sega Enterprises over use of what was obviously a version of its Malboro brand logo. Found in the arcade version of Super Monaco GP, the ads set off what was a relatively quiet, if not tense situation between the two companies that ended in a settlement.