Archive for the ‘Sega’ Category

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Tech Demo: Day of the Tentacle Running on Sega Genesis

While not complete by any means, this tech demo of the LucasArts classic, Day of the Tentacle, running on the Sega Genesis is impressive. Work is continuing tentatively at the moment.

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Knuckles Spins Off Into Own Game in Knuckles Chaotix on Sega 32X: Today in History- April 20th, 1995

Knuckles was one of the few secondary characters from a game to get their own game (Zero the Kamikaze squirel was another). Sega saw something in the little red echidna, enough to warrant at least one outing of his own. Too bad it was on the ill-fated Sega 32X platform and not the much better […]

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Retro Game Sales for April 19th, 2014

Massive list of games on sale this weekend with many newcomers to the discount world.  From Gamefly to Dotemu and GoG.com and everything in between.  Check out the sales below:

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Metal Slug Brings Super Detailed Sprite Art to Arcades: Today in History- April 19th, 1996

No matter how powerful today’s consoles become the graphical power will never shine as bright as super detailed, hand drawn, sprite work. SNK knew going in with the Neo Geo that arcades were going to represent the largest marketshare for the console. Bringing games out like Metal Slug which bucked the trend at the time […]

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New Game: Gunbird 2 on iOS and Android in Korea (Hope for Further Release Rises)

Android and iOS are not new to getting retro scrolling shooter re-releases. Titles such as Ikaruga, Espgaluda and the Raiden series have all made the jump to touch screen devices. Now, Gunbird 2, can be added to the growing list of retro shooters gamers can now enjoy on the go.

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Finish Him With An Animality in Mortal Kombat 3 Arcade: Today in History- April 15th, 1995

Mortal Kombat was one of those titles that set a lot of arcades on fire with realistic, digitized, graphics and over the top blood and gore. Gamers were flocking to the machines where ever possible, usually passing the latest Street Fighter II variation to do so. By the time Midway games got to the thrid […]

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Vay Brings Phantasy Star Role Playing to the Sega CD: Today in History- April 14th, 1994

The Sega CD was known for one thing, other than a lot of full motion video games, and that was animated introductions. Vay came to North America via Working Designs with a fully animated Anime style introduction that told the story. Interspersed throughout the game, at key moments, additional animation is used to further the […]

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Retro Game Sales for the Weekend of 4/12/2014

There haven’t been a lot of games on sale over the weekend lately, at least games that fit the “retro” name.  Coming back with a vengeance this week though are sales from GoG.com and more.  As we discover more sales, they will be added to this list throughout the weekend.

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Game Hack: Teams and Licenses for 1991 Season Added to Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II on Sega Genesis

Danica Patrick may not be winning races left and right in NASCAR but how can fans not know about her F1 driving career? Way back on the Sega Genesis there were a couple of really good F1 racing games, Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II being one of the better ones. There were a few […]

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Contra III: The Alien Wars Leaps onto the SNES- Today in History: April 6th, 1992

When Nintendo launched the Super Nintendo fans rejoiced based on the hopes that 16-Bit updates of NES favorites would be coming soon.  This hope was kindled from the fact that Super Mario World was a pack-in cart (yeah, there was a time when systems came with games and TWO controllers).  While many NES classics did […]