My Life with SEGA boldly plays Star Trek: TNG and Starfleet Academy

With Star Trek Into Darkness hitting theatres May 17, I felt like taking a walk down memory lane with Star Trek: The Next Generation – Echoes from the Past for SEGA Genesis, and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy – Starship Bridge Simulator for 32X….

Good God, why must these titles be so damn long?!

Anyway, these weren’t just games I picked up later as I started collecting hard-core. I grew up with ’em. Echoes from the Past was the first Star Trek game I ever played, while Starfleet Academy was one of many reasons I wanted the notorious mushroom of failure. It’s been almost 20 years since the docked on SEGA. Are these echoes from my past worth hearing, or has my enjoyment faded into a dim memory?

Let’s see what’s out there. Engage, fucker! Like this video? Subscribe to the SEGAbits YouTube channel!

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7 responses to “My Life with SEGA boldly plays Star Trek: TNG and Starfleet Academy

  1. Shigs says:

    No scenes from Star Trek 2 about them wanting to acquire Genesis? For shame!

    • mylifewithsega says:

      Hahaha! The thought had crossed my mind, but AVGN already made a Genesis joke and it’s a bit on the nose anyway.

  2. Centrale says:

    Enjoyed this, as I’ve been on a TNG kick recently. That actually looks like a solid game. I looked it up and it was developed by MicroProse, which was a very highly regarded developer for home computers in the 80s.

    • mylifewithsega says:

      Me too. I watched “The Offspring” a few days ago. Still depresses the shit out of me, but it’s a favorite. Have you seen it? It was the first episode of TNG Jonathan Frakes directed. Has Data’s daughter.

      Didn’t know that about MicroProse. I’m curious, did they have anything to do with the 25th Anniversary game for PC and NES? Gameplay seems similar to me.

    • Centrale says:

      I haven’t watched that one for a while, but I remember it well — I actually sampled a bit of Data’s dialog when he’s talking to his daughter for an interlude track on my last album!

      It looks like that NES game was developed by Interplay, but MicroProse did a few other TNG games for PCs.

    • mylifewithsega says:

      Last album? Link, please!

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