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SEGA Horror Fest review: Vampire: Master of Darkness

Ya know, Nintendo used to be a giant asshole. Well, they still are in some ways, but they were way, way worse during the 8-bit era when they known as the Hitler of the video game industry. Like, for instance, did you know they'd make third-party publishers sign an agreement that forced them to only… SEGA Horror Fest review: Vampire: Master of Darkness SEGA Horror …

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Puzzle Columns: KLAX

Today on Puzzle Columns, we’ll be looking at the oft-overlooked KLAX for SEGA Genesis and Game Gear. Originally released in 1989, Klax is a game in which tiles come out of the background toward you. Your job is to catch and subsequently line up three or more tiles vertically, horizontally or diagonally in your bin (thus creating a “Klax”), with bonuses being …

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Puzzle Columns: Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

In today’s installment of Puzzle Columns, we’ll be looking at the phenomenal Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine for the SEGA Genesis (also known as Dr. Robotnik and His Mean Bean Machine in PAL regions). DRMBM is a puzzle game released in 1993, based around everyone’s favorite ovoid antagonist, Dr. Ivo Robotnik, specifically the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog animated series interpretation …

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Puzzle Columns: Baku Baku

Welcome back to Puzzle Columns, where today we’ll be discussing Baku Baku (also known as Baku Baku Animal in certain territories). Released in 1995 for arcade, and 1996 for Game Gear and Saturn (and 1998 for the Master System, wow!), Baku Baku is a puzzle game in which pairs of symbols fall from the top of the screen. These symbols …

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New Service Games: Rise and Fall of SEGA Kickstarter underway

We first reported about the SEGA history book a couple of months back, but by the time we got around to reporting, it the hardcover version had already sold out. Fortunately, our good friend and co-author David Munoz has decided to take this project to the next level. He is currently trying to secure funding for an audio book and …

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Service Games history book now shipping

It has been quite a journey, and in spite of all the obstacles. the ultimate SEGA history book – Service Games: the Rise & Fall of SEGA is ready for shipping. It all started with a small website hosted at Eidolon’s Inn called SegaBase. A website where Sam Pettus used to archive SEGA’s history. It would later evolve in to the first …

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3D Classics reviews: 3D Ecco the Dolphin

Ahh here we have another of SEGA’s familiar mascots who seems to have been forgotten in recent years, Ecco the Dolphin, back again in the re-release of his debut title – but this time with the 3D overlay we have come to know and love/hate (pick your preference). Will the 3D visuals help rekindle my nostalgic love for Ecco? Or will …

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3D Classics reviews: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog

Well here we go. Another gaming platform, another version of the Mega Drive’s flagship title and the game to launch one of the most iconic characters in gaming history, Sonic the Hedgehog. But this time round the game comes with additional features and some 3D sexiness… but will this be another Christian Whitehead-style success, or will M2 and SEGA have another …

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Review: AtGames Arcade Gamer Portable

AtGames is a company I knew almost nothing about prior to this past week. I had seen their handheld consoles in stores like K-Mart before and they came across as cheap looking to me. This Christmas, however, I received an AtGames Arcade Gamer Portable containing 30 Game Gear favourites. Immediately, I was interested. However, also immediately I noticed a couple of …

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SFTW: Try and get this excellent Bridge Zone remix out of your head

The weekend is almost over, but I didn’t want to sit on this until next week – because we just love a SEGA-themed remix here at SEGA Nerds. So in this week’s Something for the Weekend, check out this pretty awesome dance remix of Bridge Zone from the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog by Pascal Michael Stiefel. One of the reasons I …

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