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Almost Lost in Space: Zaxxon’s Rocky Journey to Home Computers

Almost Lost in Space: Zaxxon’s Rocky Journey to Home Computers

In this excerpt from the book “The Sega Arcade Revolution: a History in 62 Games,” Ken Horowitz looks at the troubled journey of Sega’s arcade hit Zaxxon to the C64 computer. A web of lies and deception caused Sega a major headache, as well as a financial loss to its parent company, Paramount.

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Remembering Zaxxon: Gaming’s Early Steps Into The Third Dimension

Remembering Zaxxon: Gaming’s Early Steps Into The Third Dimension

Zaxxon is a true Sega classic that broke ground on many levels. From its innovative isometric perspective to its pioneering use of television promotion, the game redefined the space shooter genre in 1982. Decades removed from its historic debut, it’s still a blast to play, proving that great games never lose their shine.

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Virtua Cop 2 (Saturn)

Virtua Cop 2 (Saturn)

Sega set a new benchmark for light gun games in 1995 with Virtua Cop 2. Improving on almost everything that made the original game so great, the sequel came locked and loaded to the Saturn, giving players one of the signature titles in the genre. If you own a Saturn, this one needs to be on your shelf.

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Classic Interview: Tomikazu Kirita (Konami R&D Director)

Classic Interview: Tomikazu Kirita (Konami R&D Director)

This short interview with Konami’s General Director of Research & Development, Tomikazu Kirita appeared in issue six of the Spanish game magazine TodoSega. Kirita gives a few bits of good info regarding Konami’s thoughts on the game market in Spain and whether it considered making games for the popular Master System in Europe.

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Jet Grind Radio

Jet Grind Radio

Sega took lots of chances with the Dreamcast, and Jet Grind Radio is an example of the strategy paying off. Incredible visuals, solid gameplay, and a memorable soundtrack combine to form one of the console’s premier titles. If you have a Dreamcast, you must own Jet Grind Radio. This is Sega at its creative best.

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