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« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2020, 12:50:07 am »
Happy 30th Year Anniversary for Gaiares !!!



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Gaiares is a 1990 shoot-'em-up by Telenet Japan released first for the Sega Mega Drive in the Japan and US, published by Renovation Products.
The US version also came with a poster. It was one of the first games to use 8 Megabit instead of 4 Megabit cartridges, a big portion of that is used for cutscenes.

Link : https://segaretro.org/Gaiares

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« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2020, 07:31:48 am »
Did You Know That These Three Games are Trilogy?



Those three games are part of Emirin / Emiko Yamamoto's (a game designer and producer at Disney) Mega Drive's I Love ...(Disney) trilogy.
It's reflected on the Japanese Mega Drive's titles :

1. I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken (aka Castle of Illusion in the west)
2. I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou (aka Quackshot in the west)
3. I Love Mickey and Donald: Fushigi na Magic Box (aka World of Illusion in the west).

Understandable that most of western gamers probably wouldn't know this due of the changing of the titles for the western version.

Link : https://segaretro.org/Emiko_Yamamoto
Pic source : my own game collection ;)

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« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2020, 07:32:57 am »
Best Gaming Soundtracks Of All Time - Ecco The Dolphin

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

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'Ecco The Dolphin' was a dense, extremely difficult game that was laden with themes that probably went over the heads of players when it initially launched.
Like the game itself, the soundtrack seemed almost at odds with what other games were doing - it was deep, beautiful, strange, mysterious, purposefully challenging, and far ahead of its time.

Article : https://entertainment.ie/gaming/the-20-best-video-game-soundtracks-of-all-time-277218/

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« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2020, 07:34:18 am »
10 Of The Most Blatant Snack Sponsorships In Retro Gaming History



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Cool Spot is an entertaining platform game starring – get ready for this – the red dot on the 7 Up logo.
The European versions of the game had all the 7 Up branding removed (starting to see a theme here?), mainly because 7 Up’s mascot in Europe was another character called Fido Dido and it was decided not to confuse things.
In the bonus stages, instead of spelling out its marketing slogan UNCOLA you had to spell out VIRGIN.
Stop laughing, that’s who published it.

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/12/best_of_2020_10_of_the_most_blatant_snack_sponsorships_in_retro_gaming_history

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« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2021, 08:51:51 am »
Happy 27th Year Anniversary for Dragon Ball Z: Buyuu Retsuden !!!



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Dragon Ball Z: Buyuu Retsuden is a 1994 fighting game by Bandai for the Sega Mega Drive made with the Dragon Ball Z license. 
An unique feature in this game is that both characters will always be on-screen simultaneously — leading to the game doing vertical split-screen with scrolling, rotating split screen, and various other neat tricks the Mega Drive was not known for doing (accomplished using various tricks with VDP layer management).
This feature is in fact required by some of the strongest moves (which require both players to be far away from each other).

Link : https://segaretro.org/Dragon_Ball_Z:_Buyuu_Retsuden

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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2021, 09:10:51 pm »
Ground Zero Texas – Nuclear Edition Revives SEGA CD Classic –
Announced for PS4 and Steam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oSAJkViqzI

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Screaming Villains, who released HD ports of Night Trap, Double Switch and Corpse Killer – FMV games made famous on the SEGA CD – is back at it with an HD release of Ground Zero Texas.
The game will release digitally March 2nd, 2021 to PlayStation 4 and Steam, and there will be a physical Limited Run Games release which will be available for pre-order on January 22, 2021.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/01/08/ground-zero-texas-nuclear-edition-revives-sega-cd-classic-announced-for-ps4-and-steam/

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« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2021, 06:24:09 am »
Pac-Man 2 – The Arcade Games Patch for Pac-Man 2 (Genesis)



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Pac-Man 2 – The Arcade Games is a collaboration patch designed to allow you to play both Pac-Man and Genesis exclusive Pac Jr.
without the need to play the base game or use a password.


Download the patch here : https://billytime.com/pac-man-2-the-arcade-games/

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« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2021, 11:43:03 pm »
Strafefox - The Making of Ecco the Dolphin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2sVzixucQU

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« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2021, 11:45:06 pm »
Legends of 16-Bit Game Development Kickstarter Launch



Link : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rasterscroll/legends-of-16-bit-game-development
Thread : http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4567



For those of you out there that missed the Kickstarter campaign but would like to support the book and ensure you receive a copy during the first print run, you can pre-order here: https://rasterscroll.com/

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« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2021, 02:37:06 am »
Doom 32x: Delta Edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJlCq8LUu80

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Doom 32x Delta, a direct port of the PC maps and textures, with framerate optimization, brand new foes, monster infighting, 2 bonus levels, and a custom final level based off Jaguar Doom’s E2M8 level featuring the Icon of Sin and one hell of a challenge.
Doom 32x: Delta is not only the definitive Doom 32x experience that truly blows the other level restorations out of the water, but it may just be the ultimate 90’s Console Doom port experience with PSX Doom only beating it by additional content and lighting effects.

Link : http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5732/

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« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2021, 08:12:24 pm »
Happy 26th Year Anniversary for Ristar: The Shooting Star !!!



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Ristar: The Shooting Star shot onto the Mega Drive in Japan 26 years ago today, bringing with him an entire solar system of arm-stretching action.
Did you know he has a different idle animation for each planet?

Source : https://t.co/0nNSJuMXqs

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« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2021, 08:54:05 pm »
Share your Quackshot memories for the upcoming Sega Talk!



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Share your Quackshot memories for the upcoming Sega Talk!
Support Segabits on Patreon! Get early access, tell us what games to cover, and have your SEGA memories read at the end and more!


Link : https://www.patreon.com/posts/sega-talk-share-47679222

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« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2021, 03:31:03 am »
A Storm of Vintage Greatness! – Blizzard 30-Year Celebration Collection Review
Genesis and 32X Version Included




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The Lost Vikings is cleaned up for HD, combining the SNES version and the extra levels of the Genesis version of the game and adding multiple languages and multiplayer.
Rock N’ Roll Racing has new graphics and fonts, new music and even new dialogue and comes with both SNES and Genesis versions as well. 
Blackthorne is tidied up as well with an automap system that helps you find your way and includes both the SNES and the gorgeous Genesis 32X versions.

Article : https://realotakugamer.com/a-storm-of-vintage-greatness-blizzard-30-year-celebration-collection-review

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« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2021, 11:30:43 pm »
Have you defeated Z-Leo?



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Happy Anniversary Alien Soldier.
Treasure’s infamously difficult (even on “Supereasy” mode) action game Alien Soldier set Japanese 68000 hearts on fire back in February 1995.
Have you defeated Z-Leo?

Source : https://t.co/wpJeRZhvhW

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« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2021, 01:14:39 am »
Watermelon Games’ Funds Seized, Company To Sell Off Valuable IPs

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Watermelon Games, best known for developing Pier Solar and the Great Architects and most recently Paprium, issued a statement today announcing that the company’s funds had been seized.
To recover their seized funds, the company has announced plans to sell off their most valuable assets and intellectual properties, including the aforementioned Pier Solar and Paprium, along with a handful of undisclosed AAA Genesis and Super Nintendo titles and hardware including the Grand Stick. GRANDCAB, and more.

Article : https://www.heypoorplayer.com/2021/02/22/watermelon-games-funds-have-been-seized-company-selling-off-valuable-ips/