Genre: Misc Developer: Digital Pictures Publisher: Sega of America Players: 1 Released: 1993
Talk about bottom-of-the-barrel. Chances are, unless you’re a hardcore Sega CD collector, you haven’t even heard of this thing. You’re not missing much; trust me. It’s a demo disc featuring six music videos. That’s it. It’s like those Make-My-Video games, except without the terrible gameplay. Six music videos – I’m not kidding; that’s all there is. I don’t know how much this was back when it was first released, but Sega can’t have produced very many copies at all. That means it’s now a rare collector’s item, albeit one that maybe seven people on the planet care about owning. Why exactly was this released for the Sega CD?
The videos themselves are slightly better than the standard system fare, but they’re still grainy. The music quality on most of the tracks is well below par. Most of the time, it sounds like you’re listening to the band through a muffled wall! Yikes. The one menu is basic and bare bones. There are options to fast-forward and rewind, but why would you?
In any case, here’s a review of the type of “rock music” you’ll be exposing yourself to if you bother with this disc.
Too Much Joy: Donna Everywhere
A bit of ’90s alternative mixed with a touch of pop-punk. Kind of reminds me of Stacy’s Mom for some reason. Decent, but not great. 2/5
T-Ride: Backdoor Romeo
Starts off unintelligible before turning into what sounds like a bad Aerosmith cover band. The darkest song on the disc, it’s really pretty terrible. 1/5
The Belltower: Outshine the Sun
The second-best song on the disc (not saying much there.) A jangly surf-rock track that’s more pop than rock, but that’s not a bad thing. Sounds a bit like Oasis. 3/5
Mr. Big: To Be with You
The only song I’d heard of before popping this in. It’s a great happy/cheesy love acoustic ballad. He’s got a good voice, and it’s really catchy and fun. 4/5
Xtra Large: Hooker
Worst track on the disc by far. Terrible video, terrible effects, terrible singing/rapping. This was painfully bad. 1/5
Dramarama: Haven’t Got a Clue
Forgettable and bland ’90s alternative rock, but it’s not offensively bad. The most interesting thing about it is that the singer is playing maracas in the video. 2/5
If you’ve read this far, you can anticipate the score I’m going to give this. It’s not a game at all. It’s filled with songs that range from decent to ear-shreddingly awful. It’s obscure and deserves to stay obscure. Heck, YouTube has outdated this disc in so many ways. If you’re really curious, just watch the music videos online, have a laugh at their terribleness, then go about your day. There is absolutely no reason to ever bother searching this out.
SCORE: 1 out of 10