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« Reply #90 on: June 02, 2022, 11:34:21 pm »
Yu Suzuki was hesitant to call Air Twister as a Space Harrier spiritual successor



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Suzuki said he has always had this idea for a fantasy shooting game, but back in the '80s the limited available tech led to Space Harrier.
In 2022, with the new tech and approach, his idea turned into Air Twister.
"This is my ideal fantasy shooting game. I think when you play it, you will see it has a much different feel," Suzuki said.
Suzuki did confirm the game can also be played with a controller, as well.

Article : https://www.gamespot.com/articles/shenmue-creator-announces-air-twister-for-apple-arcade/1100-6503976/
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Re: Space Harrier - Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Get Ready!
« Reply #91 on: June 03, 2022, 09:23:01 am »
Indeed. I'm a fan of Chuchu Rocket too and the sequel (Chuchu Rocket Universe) was also Apple Arcade exclusive.
Double facepalm, lol.


Damn, sorry about that.
Yu Suzuki was hesitant to call Air Twister as a Space Harrier spiritual successor



Article : https://www.gamespot.com/articles/shenmue-creator-announces-air-twister-for-apple-arcade/1100-6503976/
So Air Twister isn't a spiritual successor to Space Harrier, more of what Space Harrier should of been? Interesting.

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« Reply #92 on: June 05, 2022, 10:36:45 pm »
We levelled up! Thank you for 62 years with us, SEGA! 💙









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🌟 June 3rd, 2022 marks the 62nd #SEGA Annivesary 🌟 🎂
Past gems such as  Space Harrier, Outrun, VirtuaOn among many other titles appear as playable arcade mini-games in the Yakuza series 🎮.

Source : https://www.facebook.com/sega.jp

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« Reply #93 on: June 05, 2022, 10:40:26 pm »
So Air Twister isn't a spiritual successor to Space Harrier, more of what Space Harrier should of been? Interesting.

Yes, but still "what Space Harrier should of been" years ago was kinda outdated, isn't it?
I'm sure Panzer Dragoon series and Planet Harriers have already covered that.
I'm still curious though.

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« Reply #94 on: June 06, 2022, 07:42:54 am »
Yes, but still "what Space Harrier should of been" years ago was kinda outdated, isn't it?
I'm sure Panzer Dragoon series and Planet Harriers have already covered that.
I'm still curious though.
I do like the design of it all. Yu Suzuki has a brilliant imagination when let loose. Very Fantasy Zone or Special Stage.

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Re: Space Harrier - Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Get Ready!
« Reply #95 on: June 09, 2022, 11:44:08 pm »
SEGA-filled pop-up shop in Akihabara Line-up Goods include Sonic, Space Harrier, Mega Drive, Fantazy Zone, Feel the Magic: XY/XX, and AM2 Logo





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SEGA-filled pop-up shop is coming to Akihabara.
It will be held from June 15th to July 3rd.

Link : https://akihabara-container.jp/event/612

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« Reply #96 on: June 13, 2022, 12:36:57 am »
Interview with Yu Suzuki: Air Twister and His Return to Arcade Rail Shooters



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As for music, the game’s debut trailer featured epic operatic music before switching to music that can only be described as sounding like the rock band Queen.
When we asked if this music is an indication of what we will hear throughout the game, Mr. Suzuki had this to say: “I asked the artist Valensia to do the music for this project. His fusion of rock, opera and classical music styles was the perfect fit for my ideal of the fantasy shooter.”

Read the Full Interview here : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/06/10/interview-with-yu-suzuki-air-twister-and-his-return-to-arcade-rail-shooters/

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« Reply #97 on: June 22, 2022, 12:17:31 am »
Happy Birthday SEGA Forever!





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June 22, 2022 is the fifth anniversary of SEGA Forever!
Which one is your favourite?

Link : https://discord.com/invite/segaforever

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« Reply #98 on: June 23, 2022, 10:31:20 pm »
Yu Suzuki’s Air Twister is out now on Apple Arcade!



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Soar through the sky battling against invaders in this all-new fantasy endless shooter from legendary game creator, Yu Suzuki.
Players will assume the role of Princess Arch fighting back against bizarre invaders to save their planet from destruction.
They’ll rain down their homing arrows to trace graceful arcs of light across beautiful, artfully crafted stages, before they pierce their foes.
With a fun and easy touchscreen swipe-shooting gameplay mechanic, the destiny of the planet is in the player’s hands.

Source : https://twitter.com/segabits/status/1540173513490833408
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« Reply #99 on: June 25, 2022, 12:52:06 am »
Without Apple, Yu Suzuki’s Air Twister would not have happened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU4vCCYOrrw

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Yu Suzuki’s return to arcade gaming arrives today in the form of Air Twister, an Apple Arcade exclusive.
Now before you moan and groan about it being on Apple products only, it was Apple who asked him and his team for an arcade-style game.
Apple is also listed in the game’s credits as a producer. So without Apple, this game would not have happened.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/06/24/yu-suzukis-air-twister-is-now-available-on-apple-arcade/

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« Reply #100 on: July 25, 2022, 02:39:37 am »
Firsts SEGA was apparently involved with in Video Games History







1969 - First video game that children could play, cause it was located in the arcades and everybody could play it (Missile)
1976 - First fighting game (Heavyweight Champ)
1976 - First scrolling motorcycle racing game (Moto-Cross)
1981 - First racing to feature different times of day (Turbo)
1982 - First isometric game (Zaxxon)
1982 - First LaserDisc game with sprites (Astron Belt)
1982 - First stereoscopic 3D game (SubRoc-3D)
1985 - First shadow from player in 3D game (Space Harrier)
1990 - First fog/rain effects in 3D video game (Rad Mobile)
1992 - First arcade augmented reality game (Cyber Dome)
1992 - First mirror reflection effect in 3D games (Dark Edge)
1993 - First game that run at 60 fps (Daytona USA)
1994 - First game to feature driving on different surfaces (Sega Rally Championship)
1994 - First sport game to use 3D poligonal graphics (Virtua Striker)
2000 - First fully cel shaded game (Jet Set Radio)

Link : https://ultimatehistoryvideogames.jimdofree.com/
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Re: Space Harrier - Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Get Ready!
« Reply #101 on: August 01, 2022, 12:00:17 am »
MkVaff - Space Harrier Main Theme (Dance Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGkkgSXO9JU

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« Reply #102 on: August 19, 2022, 03:31:26 am »
Game Gear, Master System, and SG-1000 games playable on Analogue Pocket OpenFPGA







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The new OpenFPGA feature recently made available to Pocket owners with firmware update version 1.1 beta.
In short, this allows developers to make all new “cores” for the Pocket’s FPGA hardware, allowing it to run games from other retro game hardware it was not originally intended to replicate.
This is an official update from Analogue, which they’ve made clear since the Pocket’s original announcement was something they’d always intended for it to have, even if it couldn’t be there on release.
Now that it’s finally here, the first new community developed cores included ones made to run Sega Game Gear, Master System, and SG-1000 games, created by spiritualized1997.
You can download these straight from their Github page. 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/08/18/game-gear-master-system-and-sg-1000-games-playable-on-analogue-pocket-openfpga/

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Re: Space Harrier - Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Get Ready!
« Reply #103 on: August 19, 2022, 11:57:00 pm »
See the complete SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Mini 2 lineup – Including Both Space Harrier 1&2!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzE_oH-MDAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR7X1yCypKU







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SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 (JP) has 62 Titles: 42 Mega Drive, 20 MEGA CD, 1 SEGA CD. 10 of the Mega Drive titles are New/Unreleased.
SEGA Genesis Mini 2 has 61 titles: 49 Genesis, 12 SEGA CD. 8 of the Genesis titles are New/Unreleased.
For SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 (JP), 35 of the 63 titles become US/UK versions when switching the language to English.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/08/19/see-the-complete-sega-mega-drive-genesis-mini-2-lineup-european-release-confirmed/
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Re: Space Harrier - Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Get Ready!
« Reply #104 on: August 22, 2022, 07:40:21 pm »
Air Twister - Ver. 1.1.0 Update Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGOICvVALss

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Turbo mode, Challenge games, new outfits & more are coming in the end-of-August update!

Link : http://apple.co/airtwister
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