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Shenmue Cassette Player lets you relive classic tunes

Walkmans might have gone out of style in the early ’90s, and chances are, if you walked around sporting one today, you’d get your fair share of odd looks or may even a punch in the lunch by some street thugs. That’s why we’re crazy excited the guys at Moon Calf Studios released the Shenmue Cassette Player for free on Android and PC, with iOS support to come soon.

The app emulates Ryo Hazuki’s in-game cassette player from the first Shenmue and “features all the same sound effects, music, animations and graphics as the in-game walkman, and plays all of the cassettes found in the first game, according to the site.”

On Android, there’s a basic version, which has a static background, and an advanced version, that displays a scene in Dobuita with residents walking by on their daily errands.

I downloaded and toyed around with the advanced version and was really pleased at hearing all of Ryo’s old cassettes. It really brought back some fond memories!

You can find it on the Google Play Store here.

[Thanks for the tip, Big Dipper Art!]

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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  • cube_b3

    Sounds good. Though I don’t have many fond memories with the cassette player cause no body taught Ryo to multi-task. If he was listening to cassette’s he couldn’t do anything else.

    It would have been nice to use the cassette player as a GTA Style radio. May have disrupted the games score though…

  • TheRequiem95

    What a cool idea! I’ll have to wait for the iOS one, though.

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