SEGA Talk Podcast #51: ChuChu Rocket! (1999)

Barry and George return to the SEGA Dreamcast era with a look back at a Sonic Team puzzle game classic: ChuChu Rocket! This beloved game has seen not only a successful online console release, but also a long history on mobile and handheld devices. Join us as we uncover stories from the game’s development, discuss what it was like playing the game on release and explore the future of ChuChu Rocket!

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Chu Chu Rocket recreated in LittleBigPlanet 2

Snap, seems that there is another SEGA theme creation in LittleBigPlanet 2. This time someone took the tools given in the game and recreated a puzzle from Chu Chu Rocket. Pretty impressive. I suck at creating stuff in the game.

Search for it when you guys play, if you guys are wondering who created it… he goes by “Hymanator”. Classy name.

[Via: Joystiq]

iPad Chu Chu Rocket is FREE today only!

Chu Chu Rocket for the iPad is FREE today courtesy of AppAllStar. AppAllStar offers a free app every day and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.  The iPad version of Chu Chu Rocket has an exclusive mode where by everyone plays VS. each other on the same iPad touch screen.

Chu Chu Rocket is one of the best party games ever made and to pass it up for free would be FOOLISH… FOOLISH.

Go download it quick!

Barry the Cheapo’s Giveaway: Chu Chu Rocket iPhone Version

Hi kids! It’s Thanksgiving, and Uncle Barry has been drinking again. Y’know that that means, he’s being generous! Seeing as how I love the iPhone version of Chu Chu Rocket, and it’s 99 cents until December 1st, I’ll give a copy to the first person who posts in the comments! The only rules are that you have to own an iOS device, you have to not already own the game, and I will only pay for it while it is 99 cents. Comment now before the booze wears off and I become a money grabbing jerk again!

SEGA patching Chu Chu Rocket, adding 100 extra levels

Gah, you get a game and then you have to patch it. Isn’t that annoying? Well, this time, you might actually be happy about patching up your game. Not only will this patch fix annoying bugs, it will add 100 extra levels. Full details:
• iPad Game Center for OS 4.2 iPads
• 100 Extra levels added to Puzzle mode
• Ghost arrows added to Multiplayer mode
• Arrow placement UI improved
• Multiplayer lobby UI improved

• Rare crash-at-launch bug fixed
• Bug that occasionally caused some achievements not to unlock fixed
• Mouse-entering-rocket audio issue fixed
• Performance upgrades

Actually a pretty fast patch, considering I have seen SEGA take forever to  patch their other titles or not patch them at all. But it won’t stop here, SEGA says they have ‘more plans’ for Chu Chu Rocket in the future. Exciting.

[Source: SEGAblog]

Segabits – Halloween Pumpkin 2010


It’s that time of the year again folks! The night that all kinds of hideous ghouls, creeps and basement dwellers come out to play… And that’s just the Sega fans.

With Halloween come pumpkins and what kind of self respecting Sega fan would we be if we didn’t do a Sega related pumpkin!? This year we decided to base our pumpkin on Puyo Pop. We got some Puyos on there and classic character Carbuncle.

(Note; we even got him a small ruby for his forehead! Now that’s commitment… Even if  it’s plastic.)

Hit the jump for more pictures plus a reminder of last years Pumpkin!

Chu Chu Rocket gets release date & more information

If you have one of them hipster Apple devices, like the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, you will be able to purchase Chu Chu Rocket on October 28th. Not that long of a wait!

SEGA has stated that this is a ‘brand new’ game, designed for the iPad and iPhone in mind. The game will not be a universal app, for those owners of more than one of the devices. The iPad version also has some exclusive features, like 4 player same-screen multiplayer. Make sure they all wash their hands.

Some negative news: Apparently local mutliplayer causes lag, almost a full second worth of lag. Lets hope that SEGA showed off an old build and this is not the cause in the full release.

[Source: Joystiq]

Chu Chu Rocket hitting the iPhone in late October

Forgive me for not thinking of a cat and mouse pun for the headline. Via SEGA’s e-newsletter comes an official word on when we can expect the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to get Chu Chu fever: late October! Considering the iDevice’s are getting Sonic 4 next week, October will be a big month for SEGA on the App Store. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but $7.99 to $9.99 seem to be the magic numbers for other new App Store releases from SEGA.

[Source: SEGA Pass]

SEGA announces new iPhone games and MMO [update]

I’ll start off with the one that is the most shocking. You might remember a while ago that SEGA trademarked the name Kingdom Conquest. Well, it turns out that Kingdom Conquest is SEGA’s first iPhone MMO and freenium game. A freenium game means that the app is free, but you have to pay for in game items and content. Kingdom Conquest is part hack n’ slash and part city building according to SEGA.

The second new announcement is Chu Chu Rocket. Chu Chu Rocket will be SEGA’s first iOS game to support Apple’s Game Center.

Among other new iPhone game announcements is Altered Beast and Gunstar Heroes. SEGA also hinted at more announcments coming later today on twitter.

[Update] SEGA just updated their twitter with new info. Chu Chu Rocket has all of the DC levels, multiplayer for up to 4 devices via Bluetooth/WiFi, and the iPad version will have 4 player multiplayer on same device.

[Source: SEGA Twitter]
[Thanks: AugieD369]

SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show #1: Episode One

Here is the first SEGAbits podcast, proudly named the “Swingin’ Report Show” and if you didn’t get the reference, it is from Space Channel 5. Sorry if we freeze up sometimes, I have not done a podcast since forever and I’m sure Sharky and Aki-at haven’t done one in a long time either. Besides that, enjoy our very first show!