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Articles written by: Ken Horowitz

Ys The Vanished Omens

Ys The Vanished Omens

The only Ys released on the Master System was a port of the first game, and while it lacks the advanced features of its CD-ROM cousin, it offers an excellent rendition of the classic action/RPG. Adol’s first adventure is one anyone with Sega’s 8-bit machine should play, and it still holds up, even with its somewhat clunky combat.

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Alien Syndrome (Arcade)

Alien Syndrome (Arcade)

Sega’s 1987 sci-fi classic has done the rounds on multiple formats, but the best way to play it is in its original arcade form. Tense and action-packed, the game was a blast to play with a friend, and it hasn’t lost any of its charm or challenge over the years. It remains one of Sega’s arcade best.

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A-Rank Thunder Tanjouhen

A-Rank Thunder Tanjouhen

The Mega CD has plenty of great games that never left Japan, and A-Rank Thunder Tanjouhen is one that fans of anime and visual novels should definitely try. The language barrier may be a problem, but the cool character designs and presentation make it worth the effort. We need a fan translation!

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Interview: Chris Tang (Game Creator)

Interview: Chris Tang (Game Creator)

A winner in both Nintendo’s World Championship and Sega’s “Rock the Rock” tournament, Chris Tang has also had a long and storied career in game development. From Tengen to Capcom and beyond, he’s been involved in some of our favorite titles. We recently chatted with him about his work on the Genesis, Sega CD, and Dreamcast; along with his current projects.

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Where’s My Remaster? Burning Rangers

Where’s My Remaster? Burning Rangers

Visually, games from the dawn of the 3D era have not aged well, and with today’s powerful consoles many older releases from that period have been remastered. A lot of Sega’s early efforts are still awaiting their chance, so join us as we examine which titles we would like to see reborn with modern bells and whistles, starting with the Saturn classic Burning Rangers!

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