Game Gear

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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SEGA and Tommo team up to deliver some awesome mobile accessories

SEGA of America and distributors of video gaming merchandise, Tommo, have revealed a sweet lineup of ‘SEGA Hardware Series’ mobile iPhone accessories (and one general mobile accessory) are scheduled for release starting in November. The various accessories are being launched over the next couple of months, starting this month (November) we will see SEGA console-themed phone cases for the iPhone 5 and 5s, which come with a bonus screen protector with designs that …

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SEGA Nerds’ Horror Fest: SEGA Master System

Turn the lights down low and the music up and get ready for some scares as we look at the horror games on the SEGA Master System! In the SEGA Nerds’ Horror Fest, we take a look at some of the notable horror titles on each SEGA console starting with the Master System and ending with the Dreamcast! Be sure …

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