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Offline Berto

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Space Harrier - Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Get Ready!
« on: October 26, 2016, 03:21:17 am »
SPACE HARRIER

Post anything you want (pics, memories, opinions, game collection, memes) about Space Harrier here.



1985 - Space Harrier
1988 - Space Harrier 3-D
1988 - Space Harrier II
1989 - Space Harrier: Return To The Fantasy Zone (Amiga)
1991 - Space Harrier GG
1996 - Sega Ages Vol. 2: Space Harrier (Saturn)

2000 - Planet Harriers
2002 - Typing Space Harrier
2003 - Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 4: Space Harrier
2005 - Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 20: Space Harrier Complete Collection

2013 - 3D Space Harrier
2016 - 3D Power Drift
2017 - Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours
2018 - Kyoutou Kotoba RPG Kotodaman
2019 - Sega Ages: Space Harrier (Switch)
2023 - 404 Game RE:SET

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And the latest news ..............

3D Power Drift
released as stand alone version on Japanese 3DS e-shop
with 12 new character including Harrier from Space Harrier !!!



Its price will be 800 Yen (with tax) and this stand alone version  comes with a new mode called “special mode”.
In this mode we can change the BGM and play 12 new characters from the Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone and other SEGA titles as follow :

























Source : http://archives.sega.jp/3d/powerdrift/index.shtml
« Last Edit: April 28, 2023, 09:37:24 am by Berto »

Offline CrazyT

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Re: 3D Power Drift released on 3DS e-shop with 12 new character !!!
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 11:58:57 am »
Are those characters also in the collection? This reminded me I should still get it(goes ordering it immediatly)

Offline Kuronoa

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Re: 3D Power Drift released on 3DS e-shop with 12 new character !!!
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 03:47:33 pm »
As much as it pains me I have to rebuy it, it is neat to see significant new content made for this game.
Also, Alex Kidd stands out. Everybody else has a place in the 3D Classic lineup.

Offline Barry the Nomad

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Re: 3D Power Drift released on 3DS e-shop with 12 new character !!!
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 04:04:38 pm »
Are those characters also in the collection? This reminded me I should still get it(goes ordering it immediatly)

All but Alex Kidd, though he does cameo a lot in the M2 created credits sequences for many games.

Offline CrazyT

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Re: 3D Power Drift released on 3DS e-shop with 12 new character !!!
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 09:35:02 am »
All but Alex Kidd, though he does cameo a lot in the M2 created credits sequences for many games.
Great i'm not missing anything then!

Offline Phantasos

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Re: 3D Power Drift released on 3DS e-shop with 12 new character !!!
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 04:14:20 pm »
M2 needs to stop porting games from the 16/32 bit era and make some fucking original games already. This shit is too good.

Offline Kuronoa

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Re: 3D Power Drift released on 3DS e-shop with 12 new character !!!
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2016, 06:21:27 pm »
They have done remakes/revivals before. The Konami Rebirth titles on Wii was from them. Fantasy Zone II W is their remake.

If they don't port games for Sega still, we probably won't get anything at all. After 3D Classic they should work on the Saturn library.

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Re: 3D Power Drift released on 3DS e-shop with 12 new character !!!
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2016, 03:42:38 pm »
They have done remakes/revivals before. The Konami Rebirth titles on Wii was from them. Fantasy Zone II W is their remake.

And the Konami Rebirth titles were absolutely fucking mental. They need to start getting some original projects already cause they obviously aren't just port black wizards, they understand fundamental old school game design.

Offline parallaxscroll

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Re: 3D Power Drift released on 3DS e-shop with 12 new character !!!
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2016, 12:01:47 pm »
They have done remakes/revivals before. The Konami Rebirth titles on Wii was from them. Fantasy Zone II W is their remake.

If they don't port games for Sega still, we probably won't get anything at all. After 3D Classic they should work on the Saturn library.


After 3D Classics, M2 should work on the Model 3 arcade library. Virtua Fighter 3,  Scud Race, The Lost World, Daytona USA 2, Spike Out, etc.

Offline Mengels7

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Re: 3D Power Drift released on 3DS e-shop with 12 new character !!!
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2016, 06:42:04 pm »
M2 needs to stop porting games from the 16/32 bit era and make some fucking original games already. This shit is too good.

Honestly, I'd rather just have ports. Half the fun of these games is the nostalgia.

Offline Clint Forrester

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Re: 3D Power Drift released on 3DS e-shop with 12 new character !!!
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2016, 11:42:09 am »
SOR1 Blaze is best Blaze, and I like how SoJ clearly favors Bear transformation over the other Beasts.

Offline Berto

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Re: Space Harrier - Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Get Ready!
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2020, 07:05:33 pm »
Trivia : Space Harrier is the first Sega game use real analog joystick



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Before AM2 introduced the first true analog joystick, most video game arcades used mostly 8-way digital controls which seemed fine for more simple games, but AM2 had a more ambitious vision for their first on-rail shooter.
They wanted more precise controls, so they shipped analog joysticks with each cabinet.
That wasn’t the only thing the joystick could do, it also had different speeds depending on how far the user pushed in a certain direction. It could also sense sensetivity.
So if you barely move the stick the character on screen would barely nudge, but if you held it all the way he would move across the screen faster.
This gave arcade goers greater control over games and developers more ideas when it came to the type of games that could be created.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2015/01/10/the-weekly-five-how-sega-am2-changed-video-gaming/

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Re: Space Harrier - Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Get Ready!
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2020, 07:07:26 pm »
Space Harrier : SEGA Game That Would Thrive in Virtual Reality



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One of the biggest issues for a company like SEGA to re-release these rail shooters with virtual reality support would be the graphics.
I personally think there are a lot of gamers that appreciate the aesthetics of 2D games like After Burner and Space Harrier, but they will take some work to get the virtual reality aspect to work.
One of the issues is that in VR you should be able to glance around meaning that reworking the game to have a viewable game world when players turn their head left to right.
This is easier for early 3D games like Panzer Dragoon because the game already has 3D textures.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2016/06/27/the-sega-five-sega-games-that-would-thrive-in-virtual-reality/

Offline Berto

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Re: Space Harrier - Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Get Ready!
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2020, 07:09:52 pm »
Trivia : Space Harrier is the first Sega game to come out that used "Super Scaler" technology.



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Super Scaler is a revolutionary sprite scaling technology developed by Yu Suzuki and Sega-AM2.
It allows for a psuedo-3D effect which makes game elements appear close to or far away from the player without a loss in frame rate.

Articles : http://segabits.com/blog/tag/space-harrier/

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