Genesis

Puzzle Columns: Columns

Welcome to Puzzle Columns, a new bi-monthly column where we explore a puzzle game or series by SEGA, on a SEGA platform or one that’s somehow SEGA related no matter how tenuous! Today, we’ll be looking at the game series most people think of when they think of SEGA puzzlers: Columns! Columns is a pretty standard “match-three” puzzle game, released on …

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Forgotten Racers of SEGA’s Past: OutRun 2019

Hello and welcome to another exciting entry of Forgotten Racers of SEGA’s Past! Sorry we had to skip a week, but I’m back again, and it’s time for one of my favorites! Now this week’s Forgotten Racer is kind of special, to commemorate the release of  3D OutRun that I covered a little while ago, I’m going to be covering one …

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Shining Force video review

Shining Force: The Legacy of the Great Intention was released on the SEGA Genesis in 1993 and is one of SEGA’s most beloved RPG franchises. Its turn-based strategy gameplay and anime-inspired battle cinematics carved out an identity for the franchise that was all its own. We played through Shining Force last month in our Game of the Month Club and enjoyed sharing …

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Retro Review: RoboCop Versus the Terminator

You have to love early ’90’s gaming. It was the historical epicenter of the battle surrounding violence in video games, complete with U.S. Senate hearings, parents forbidding their children from visiting arcades for fear that they may catch a glimpse of a “fatality,” and so on. Yet even amongst all of that controversy, SEGA’s own Videogame Ratings Council (V.R.C.) still …

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Know your History: The Katz Report

SEGA is a dynamic organization. Talent is constantly being nurtured and brought in the organization. These days, the company seems to be more prolific with bringing talent into the company as evident by the 2013 acquisition of Atlus and Relic games. Most fans are aware of the talent in the ’80s. Yu Suzuki was known for his ground breaking Arcade …

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Project Y not actually delayed despite listed release date

We were quite surprised, and a bit disappointed, by WaterMelon Games delaying Pier Solar HD from its scheduled March release date. However, after hearing their reasoning that they wanted to release the game across all platforms nearly simultaneously, we understood their logic. Of course, Pier Solar HD wasn’t the only SEGA game WaterMelon has in development as the Streets of …

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Six things we love to hate about retro gaming

They say as technology advances, it brings with it newfound comfort and ease of use for its users. This certainly holds true for video games as we now enjoy wireless controllers, cloud storage for save data and entire games we can download within minutes. However, these new leaps in innovation have also stripped away essential pieces of what made the games …

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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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3D Classics reviews: 3D Shinobi III

I’m not sure what it is with me and these classic SEGA titles, but here we are looking at another fan-favourite from back in the 16-bit days and, again, it’s another title that I never really got on with: Shinobi III. Just like Super Hang-On and some of the others, I could appreciate Shinobi and why everyone loved it so …

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Watermelon Game’s Project Y beating up your Genesis this March

It’s been known for awhile that Watermelon Games, the indie development studio currently working Pier Solar HD, has simultaneously been developing another game, which they have called Project Y. The game will be a Genesis beat ’em up with RPG elements set in a post-apocalyptic Asian metropolis crammed into a 40 megabits cartridge. “The last survivors of the nuclear war …

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