SEGA Talk #67: Somari the Adventurer (1994)

Mario Lives! After his death on March 31, Mario has been resurrected as Somari the Adventurer! On this SEGA Talk, George and Barry discuss this legendary bootleg game that brings Mario into the world of Sonic the Hedgehog on the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System. Learn about the development, release and legacy of the Mario adventure SEGA and Nintendo don’t want you to see!

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SXSW 2014: Hands On with the RetroN 5


Photo courtesy of Hyperkin’s facebook page.

There wasn’t much of anything SEGA related at this year’s South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. However it did provide a chance to check out Hyperkin’s upcoming RetroN 5 console with a number of games to show off the system’s accuracy and additional perks.

The RetroN 5 is a major step up from the other RetroN consoles for a number of reasons. The system provides compatibility for a number of consoles including Nintendo, Famicom, Super Nintendo, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games through its five cartridge slots on the system as well as Master System games via the Power Base Converter. But aside from the added compatibility, it makes use of emulators running on Android hardware instead of clone hardware to run the games. What this provides besides better accuracy, is the other benefits of game console emulation including save states, remapping buttons and macros on any controller, take screenshots, fast forward games, as well as several video filtering options.