Showing posts with label Sega. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sega. Show all posts

15/05/2024

The Unofficial Sega Saturn Collection Author – David Cameron (not that one) ๐Ÿ“˜ #BookReview #Retrogaming

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The Sega Saturn is a console that I very much have a personal history with. A unique library of games that was bursting with originality, and is very much a system I often play to this day. David Cameron’s Unofficial Sega Saturn Collection is designed as a coffee table book to be leafed through and enjoyed as the reader picks up some titbits on favourite games – and perhaps even discovers some new gaming gold as they peruse.

02/09/2023

SEGA Mega Drive Game Preview – The Viking & the Ninja ๐Ÿ“ฏ๐Ÿฅท @DelayedAgainAB #IndieGame #GameDev

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The Viking & The Ninja is an action RPG similar to the Dungeon Explorer series, set in an anachronistic fantasy setting with a lot of humour. The main theme and gameplay centres around cooperation between the two playable characters, but to succeed you also need to explore, fight bravely, and talk to other characters with important information.

21/08/2023

Astebros SEGA Mega Drive Review 9.5/10 "The Pinnacle of Mega Drive Gaming" ⚔️ @DAsteborg #IndieGames #GameDev

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Back in 2021, I was lucky enough to cover Demons of Asteborg, Neofid Studios’ first release on the Mega Drive. At the time I hailed it as a modern Mega Drive classic, I was really taken by the almost perfect action-platformer, which was up until that point the best game that I had covered on the Mega Drive as it was not only a great game to play, but was also a marvel in terms of the technical design.

In the space of only two years since that release, Neofid Studios have returned to the world of Asteborg and doubled down on what made the preceding title so great, this time upping the ante with local co-op and rogue-lite aspects that exist to add longevity to the game, making it the absolute cream of the Mega Drive crop.

06/01/2023

Life on Mars: Genesis Kai Magazine Software SEGA Mega Drive Review 8.5/10 "There’s life in the Mega Drive, as well!" ๐ŸŒ• #SEGA #SegaGenesis #IndieGames #GameDev

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When Life on Mars: Genesis was announced, I was excited due to the fact that there were so few (if any) Metroidvania titles on the Mega Drive. I’m a fan of the genre, especially the shorter, snappier releases such as Shadow Complex. 

I find that a sub-12-hour blast keeps things spicy and fresh, and Life on Mars: Genesis falls into that camp, feeling like a novice entry in the genre, which fits in well with the fact that it is effectively an entry to the genre as a whole on the Mega Drive.

05/09/2022

๐ŸŽฎ SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 now available to Pre-order in Europe! + GAMES LIST๐ŸŽฎ #SEGAMegaDriveMini2 #SegaGenesis

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SEGA Corporation has confirmed that pre-orders for the SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 are now available in Europe.

The SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 is set to release on October 27th, 2022. 

More details are available on the official website: https://sega.jp/mdmini2/en/

The Mega Drive Mini 2 features 60 titles from SEGA's illustrious back catalogue, including, for the first time, titles from the MEGA CD era, new ports and previously unreleased games.

27/08/2022

๐Ÿ’ฅ Life on Mars - Genesis | "It takes us into a realm on the Sega Mega Drive that gets my blood pumping" ๐Ÿ’ฅ

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Life On Mars: Genesis is the next game from Kai Magazine Software, the company that brought us Metal Dragon. Whereas that game was a humorous run ‘n gun title, Life On Mars: Genesis takes us into a realm on the Sega Mega Drive that gets my blood pumping almost as much as RPGs on the system, Metroidvania. The Mega Drive was starved of several genres – and true sequels to Landstalker… - and the Metroidvania genre was certainly one of those.

22/08/2022

Build-up to Christmas with a Sonic the Hedgehog Figurine Builder calendars | "Figurines are for life not just for Christmas!" @NumskullDesigns

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Well, this looks awesome!

Those cheeky monkeys at NumSkull have released a Sonic The Hedgehog countdown calendar where you get to build the blue maestro piece by piece over the course of the Christmas Countdown!

01/07/2022

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ปThe Curse of Illmoore Bay Mega Drive Review 8/10 "16-bit Halloween Magic" ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป @alteredimension #Retrogaming #RetroGames

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Purchase link -

https://www.second-dimension.com/catalog/the-curse-of-illmoore-bay

Developer – Second Dimension R&T, LLC

New Mega Drive games always feel special, whether they push the little black box to the edge of its capabilities or perhaps capture an earlier period of its shelf life. The Curse of Illmoore Bay is a title that feels like it captures the essence of Sega in 1993/4 with its platforming action, visual style and kiddy-creepy approach.

17/06/2022

๐Ÿฆ”... Why I Love Sonic The Hedgehog ...๐Ÿฆ” @pixeladdict_mag #Retrogaming

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Exciting News From GF Deep Freeze HQ!

Rich has been published in PIXEL Addict Magazine Issue 3 and we're all really excited to see Rich's words in print.

Therefore, here are some pics from the magazine and also here's the full transcript from the magazine article.

Head here to get yourself a copy or nip into WH SMITH and see if you can grab a copy!

23/02/2022

๐Ÿฒ Metal Dragon | Mega Drive | Review | "There will be bullets" ๐Ÿฒ #IndieGames #GameDev #Homebrew #SEGAGenesis

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Known mostly for their MSX releases, Spanish developers Kai Magazine are now branching out into the Mega Drive world with this, their first release on the platform - a run ‘n gun shooter that is presented with tongue firmly in cheek.

“Kill everyone, destroy everything, save the girl… just because you can” – great tagline.

Set in a parodic version of the ‘80s, Metal Dragon comes boxed with a reversible cover – representative of the grid / blue box art versions of Mega Drive games that changed over time.

I kept with the earlier ‘grid’ style as Metal Dragon feels like a game from the early ‘90s. The cover of each features our hero standing heroically atop a tank as a massive explosion looms behind – as does other, general carnage– as he holds his machine gun aloft, with the President’s daughter at his arm, scantily clad – natch.

07/02/2022

๐Ÿฆ—Flea! : Special Edition | SEGA Dreamcast | Review | 7/10 | "On the face of it that sounds quite grim" ๐Ÿฆ— @WaveGameStudios #GameDev #IndieGames #SEGA

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Flea! is an upbeat little platformer that was originally released by its developer Lowtek Games with a very limited run for the NES and Dreamcast in 2020. This month saw the game re-released for the Dreamcast as a ‘special edition’ by the Norwich-based publisher WAVE Game Studios, complete with a separate soundtrack CD and all wrapped up in a jewel case with a PAL-style design. 

01/09/2021

⚔️ Demons of Asteborg | SEGA Mega Drive | Review | 9.5/10 | "A Modern Mega Drive Classic" ⚔️ @DAsteborg #Retrogaming #IndieGames #GameDev

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The Mega Drive is very much a console that I hold in high regard. As someone who has played, loved and collected for the system for decades, it’s very clear to me, if Demons of Asteborg was a Mega Drive game released in the mid-'90s - it would be regarded as a classic, ‘must have’ title. 

Released in 2021 on the Mega Drive, however…. it’s still a classic, ‘must have’ title.

20/02/2021

๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ•น️๐Ÿ’ป Remembering My Childhood Video Game Store ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ•น️๐Ÿ’ป #RetroGaming

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Sitting down in lockdown 3 watching some rubbish on the TV whilst reading Retro Gamer Magazine late at night I was dreaming of the time when we could walk into shops and browse video games and then my mind wandered off to when I was an 11-year-old boy who would visit LOGIC Computers in Cheshunt Hertfordshire to buy my Atari XE/XL tapes and cartridges for my ATARI XEGS.

27/01/2021

๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ Badly Drawn Video Games Consoles - 5. SEGA Genesis ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ #Retrogaming #SEGA #SegaGenesis

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Some days I find myself trying to draw stuff in MS Paint and those are the days when I manage to produce BADLY DRAWN VIDEO GAMES CONSOLES!

My plan is to draw as many badly drawn consoles as I can in 2021.

Let's see how far I get...

Rich


19/01/2021

๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š Mean Machines Magazines - All The Video Games Reviews - Issue 0-24 "The Video Games Guide You Didn't Realise That You Wanted" ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š @JazRignall @RetroGamerDaz @MaximumPowerUp #MeanMachines #Retrogaming

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Well, I've gone and done something with my Mean Machines Magazine collection that I've always wanted to do but have never got round to doing until now.

For some reason, I wanted to catalogue all the reviews from Issue 0 to 24 so that if I ever need to refer to a physical edition of Mean Machines then I know exactly what issue I need to look at.

Yes it's nerdy and yes it is a bit silly but I think that it's something that you probably didn't realise you need but you do now!

19/02/2020

๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ Badly Drawn Video Games Consoles - 1. SEGA Mega Drive ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ #Retrogaming #SEGA

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Some days I find myself trying to draw stuff in MS Paint and those are the days when I manage to produce BADLY DRAWN VIDEO GAMES CONSOLES!

My plan is to draw as many badly drawn consoles as I can in 2020.

Let's see how far I get...
Rich



06/02/2020

๐Ÿ️๐Ÿ•Œ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ️ Devwill Too | Review | SEGA MEGA DRIVE / GENESIS | "A Retro 2D Platformer With An Existentialist Narrative" ๐Ÿ️๐Ÿ•Œ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ️ #GameDev #IndieGames

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A 2D platformer with an existentialist narrative delivered through simple gameplay, Devwill Too is only currently available for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis in physical form.
The developer – Paulo Andres de Matos Villalva – released the first game in the Devwill series (simply titled ‘Devwill’) on Steam in 2017 and it is currently priced at only a couple of pounds (£1.69, to be exact) it could be worth for people interested in this sequel to wait for a digital release as the physical copy is currently full price and probably one for Sega enthusiasts only. 

23/01/2020

๐ŸŽฎ Britt's SEGA Mega Drive Day | “Would you mind if we spent all day playing Mega Drive games?” ๐ŸŽฎ #RetroGaming #SEGA #MegaDrive #Genesis

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My brother came around last weekend and I had received a text from him the previous evening that simply asked:
“Would you mind if we spent all day playing Mega Drive games?”
My answer was in the affirmative, natch.

20/12/2019

๐Ÿ•น️๐ŸŽฎ The Argos Catalogue & Video Games in the 1970s, 80s & 90s | A Trip Down Memory Lane ๐Ÿ•น️๐ŸŽฎ #RetroGaming @Argos_Online

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Growing up in the UK as a kid during the 1970s, 80s and 90s meant that the Argos catalogue was a British kid's go-to piece of literature should you want to plan your next birthday or Christmas presents.

My first port of call was always the Video Games section which I looked at on a daily basis leading up to Christmas and Birthdays. My sister and I would play the Argos catalogue game where you would have to choose one item to buy from EVERY page and then initial it. I'd often end up having to circle and initial a duvet set that I didn't want to be followed by a Corby trouser press.


When we got to the Video Games section though the choice would be impossible to make as I was presented with all the latest video games related accessories and consoles!


My love for the Argos catalogue has carried on to this day and I still pick up a copy to circle items while playing the catalogue game.


Then something special happened recently when I stumbled across the Argos Book Of Dreams website which Argos have pulled together to make every Argos catalogue available online in a digital format! argosbookofdreams.co.uk

12/12/2019

๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’พ My Video Game Inspired Art "Alex Kidd In Miracle World" ๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–ผ️ #RetroGaming #AlexKidd #SEGAMasterSystem

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For me, Alex Kidd in Miracle World was a game that defined my video games playing childhood. It was a game that everybody seemed to won as it was the pack-in game with the SEGA Master System II.

My best mate Paul had a Master System II and I had the Mark 1 version with the built-in snail game. When Paul got his sleek-looking Master System II I was in awe of its design and size along with the amazing built-in Alex Kidd game. 
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