Good news Dreamcast fans! Those very attractive folk over at DreamcastLive.net are now stocking their own, brand new, unofficial Dreamcast VS Link Cable (trying saying that fast 10 times)! Site owner, Pcwzrd originally announced that the cables were in production via the Dreamcast-Talk forums and Twitter, but now the product is available to buy from DreamcastLive’s online store, for the price of $39.99.
For those who aren’t sure what a Dreamcast VS Link Cable is, it was a cable originally released by SEGA to allow two Dreamcast consoles together via the serial port for multiplayer on dual screens. A bit like networking two PCs together for multiplayer back in the day.
But only a handful of games were ever made compatible with the VS Link Cable, namely: Ferrari 355 (available worldwide) and the Japanese-only Aero Dancing F, Aero Dancing I, Sega Tetris, and Virtual-On: Oratario Tangram.
Now, I’m sure some of you might be thinking that $40 for a cable that only supports five games is a lot of money, and I guess it is. But for avid Dreamcast gamers/collectors it’s a bargain, as official/original Dreamcast VS Link Cables can go for upwards of $200 these days!
Just to note: DreamcastLive is a small site and the store isn’t setup like most major online retailers, it’s a little old school and to place an order, you need to email Pcwzrd: firstname.lastname@example.org. But don’t worry, several members of the team at SEGA Nerds (myself included) and others in the Dreamcast community have used the store before and (so far at least) we’ve all had good experiences.