Sega Channel exclusive no more! Sega and Capcom are teaming up to bring you not only Sonic the Hedgehog 1, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Super Street Fighter II, you also receive a copy of Mega Man – The Wily Wars which featured Mega Man 1, 2, 3 and an exclusive mini-game under one package.
Given the history of portable Genesis/Mega Drive units produced by At Games and Blaze who have also released other ___ Sega games in one Mega Drive units such as the Firecore, also known as the Blaze Sega Mega Drive, it’s highly likely all the games in the package will also suffer a number of sound and graphical emulation errors. You won’t be getting the perfect experience playing the game, but at least it’s on the go and has 37 games from Sega, 3 games from Capcom and 40 other unannounced titles. The unit is scheduled for release on November 13th.
Happy 25th Anniversary Mega Man?
HACK DETECTED: The manual also shows that they’re still using an older Sonic 2 HD logo. I–should somebody tell them?
All I can say about Sonic is…it’s awesome! – James Rolfe a.k.a. the Angry Video Game Nerd
Not something you expected to hear from what is possibly the world’s most irate game player. James Rolfe has put out a video of him outside of the role of the Nerd and unscripted describing his memories on playing Sonic the Hedgehog games. Surprise! He states in the video that he has never played a bad Sonic game. If the video is of any indication, he probably stopped playing them after a certain point. The video covers his fond memories of Sonic 1, 2, 3, Spinball (Briefly) and Sonic CD.
Like any enthusiast, one will probably dissect the video and see how his memory stacks up to their own experience with the games. While James recounts his fondest memories from what seems like years that he last played a Sonic game after being introduced to the series by his neighbors, there’s something a bit off from the footage used for the video.
If the red number didn’t throw you off, you’ll notice that the font is taken from…Sonic the Hedgehog 2. It’s not supered over the actual game. It’s running in real time. The Nerd is usually known for using actual hardware to play games. No save states. No modifications. Where did this footage come from? The Nerd is at Game Trailers and is probably not compiling the video himself. However, running behind him is footage from what is definitely a modified version of Sonic 1 and most likely through an emulator. Not to over analyze the video, as the other games don’t really have anything that any enthusiast here at Retro would find amiss.
Outside of that, the Nerd has some fond memories on Sonic, from the debug mode, the lambasting Tails, up to Sonic CD, using footage from Taxman’s port. (As well as the instrumental version of You Can Do Anything laid for the opening and closing of the video.) Worth a look if you’re into the Angry Video Game Nerd.
Wii owners in Japan this month will receive it’s second Virtual Console Mega Drive game that can be taken online: Super Street Fighter II – The New Challengers. The first being Puyo Puyo. Little is known about this version, but Japan Wii owners can expect a release to land for the month of November at the standard price point of 600 Wii Shop Points. The Super NES version will not obtain this feature, despite it already being released. No announcement has been made for other regions. You can check out the teaser direct from Sega’s Youtube channel below.
Credit goes to Nintendo Life for pointing out this release.
In one of the few instances where Europe gets super cool things before us in the States, SEGA has dropped an amazing Mega Drive dynamic theme in the latest PS3/PSN update. A fan’s bedroom from the 90s is the setting, featuring classic games playing on the television with subtle movement of the controller cord. The only thing that the theme is missing is this kid. According to the store, when you download this theme (if you’re a Playstation Plus member), “you can download this exclusive item and keep it forever!” Very cool.
Also, while there is music in this video, it has been clarified that there is no music in the theme.
This auction started and ended over this past weekend and I was pretty tempted to actually bid on these just so that I could say, “I own a shit-ton of broken Genesis consoles. What of it?” Then, I’d make a giant suit out of them and show up at a party. I didn’t have much forethought about what to do after that point, so I didn’t buy them and just bought a case of Bud instead.
Usually with these “Shopping Network” posts, items are featured because of their picture or stupid headline. The latter is the case here. Look at this seller, teeming with enthusiasm, over these broken, archaic devices. “WOW!!!”
Given the price, would you splurge on a bunch of broken retro consoles? What would you do with them? (Past the jump, 36 broken Genesis 2 systems.)
SegaAge is a new Sega fansite from the people behind NintendoAge, which normally wouldn’t be that big a deal–sites come and go, and while having a new Sega site is always exciting, it’s not exactly something to make any real noise over. What is noteworthy, though, is that the site has released its first Mega Drive prototype: a canceled 1991 game called Swamp Thing.
The game was produced by Nuvision, perhaps best known for the prototype Bean Ball Benny, as well as one published title: Bimini Run, a boat racing game. And honestly, when it comes to that title?
That about says it all. Swamp Thing is pretty legitimately horrible as well; you control the titular character from the Swamp Thing comic book series. I’m not too familiar with the original property, so I can’t say how much is accurate to that world, but if turning into a log and rolling around is part of the action, I’m skeptical. It’s interesting in that this is the first I’ve heard of it, but it’s likely nothing more than a historical footnote in the world of Nuvision. You can grab a copy of the ROM here and try it out yourself.
Check the image gallery past the jump.
UK:Resistance got a hold of some awesome photos yesterday. A guy named “Porl” decided to up and paint one of his many Mega Drives and emblazon Sonic and his winged ring on it. Look at the detail on this thing! I’m impressed with his work along the vent, switches and cartridge slot.
I have a few spares in my collection and it got me thinking about painting up one of my Mega Drives. When I was staring at the Mega Drive shape [*SAD SMILEY FACE*] I noticed the ring around the cartridge slot and thought that I could use that to make the iconic Sonic 1 intro screen.
I want one. I want one so I can jam a cartridge into Sonic’s eyes for not being grrrrrrreeeeeeeeen enough. More cool photos in the gallery past the jump.
Remember the console wars? Yeah, we do. We lived them.
It’s the early 1990s. Your old NES is collecting dust, but there’s a new console on the market, the SEGA Genesis. It was time to put that 8-bit machine to bed in order to get your Blast Processing on. Sonic is lighting up your television and your NES has been packed away. What would your NES be saying (or in this case, singing) to you at this time? Well, let’s find out:
If you like this track, please support its creator, inversephase, at this link right here. It’ll only set you back two quarters.
Damn you, Cee-Lo, and your catchy song! It’s too good!