I am currently in the process of buying all the parts to make a driving race seat for Daytona HD. Nothing made me happier than hearing the rumours that was bringing Daytona USA back to arcades -the prototype machine takes a lot of the nice design cues from the original cabinet.
Hopefully SEGA brings this home in short order! So, SEGA how about you do me a solid and make Daytona 3 Thrustmaster TX/T800 compatible for PS4 or Xbox One (with force feedback and shifter support)?
[This image which rings true comes from Incidental Comics! – where I may buy a couple of posters for my classroom after I get out of Diaper Debt :)]
Ah yes, SEGASHIRO has been quiet on the front end of the site for a brief while but rest assured that stuff is always happening behind the scenes. I always want to be posting here and updating.
Last year (2015) was a particularly life changing year for me starting with my mother passing away (thank you Mom for all your love and support), getting married (thank you to my beautiful wife and her understanding nature revolving around my retro video game collection), and the birth of my new son (thank you little guy for just being you and cooing at me). Have I been busy? Heck yeah – let’s not even bring up work.
Sonic was the star of a few kid-friendly arcade and vending titles that really never saw light in the West. These games were very rare and released in the early 90s. It is nice to see them preserved for posterity, I salute you MAME dumping groups!
That, and these Sonic games are batshit hilarious. I love Sonic’s Japanese voice in Waku Waku Patrol Car – it has such authority.
If you are an arcade fan there is a new forum going up that may be of interest. Darksoft and Walsdawg Arcade have been providing the arcade scene with arcade solutions and arcade resurrections. Cool stuff!
One of the best reasons to own a 3DS is the awesome Mega Drive/Genesis and Arcade ports that have been coming to handheld with stunning 3D and ultra smooth framerates.
The next set of titles has been announced for the Summer and Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, and Gunstar Heroes are all heading to the Nintendo Eshop. For the record my copy of Gunstar Heroes is sitting in my Genesis on my desk right now. SO GOOD. Double dip? Yes, sir!
The list of requests is cueing up on the SEGA Blogs – and I want more arcade titles like Golden Axe Revenge of Death Adder, Outrunners, and Power Drift. I also wouldn’t mind some Model 2 stuff. The release date list looks like this:
1. 3D Fantasy Zone II – April 16, 2015
2. 3D Thunder Blade – May 14, 2015
3. Streets of Rage 2 – July 2015
4. Gunstar Heroes – August 2015
5. Sonic 2 – September 2015
All the games will retail individually for a MSRP $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 and will be available for download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Eurogamer has a new interview up with Yu Suzuki that focuses on his designs for Outrun, Hang On, and F355. It is a good reading about a humble SEGA legend who loved his learning and has a joy for automotives. Check it out: here.
This is nifty…during the PS2 era SGEA released a whole bunch of collections that were solid. This includes the Treasure BOX collection which features Alien Soldier, GUnstar Heroes, and Dynamite Headdy in all multiple region format. They also got M2 to create a sweet version of Galaxy Force II with all sorts of options including a widescreen mode.
A variety of “trailers” can be found on SEGA’s Youtube page: here.
SEGA is bringing all of these titles to the Playstation Archive. The current price is 823 yen or roughly US$6 or CAD$8. Not a bad deal at all for digital copies. Fire up your Japanese PSN account on your PS3 and check them out.
I love the art style. There are already Western fans screaming at SEGA to bring this to PC or a console for MOBA players over here. If I am observing the trailer correctly it looks like there is some kind of “wand/stylus/fountain pen” touchscreen and card/team system at play. It looks interesting.
SEGA has decided to be super awesome the last couple of weeks by not only announcing Valkyria Chronicles on PC but now they are bringing Outrun, After Burner II, Fantasy Zone I/II, and Thunderblade to the 3DS in 3D form!
Not only are these releases being built from the core arcade experiences, they feature a level of recreation that that defies expectations – SEGA states: “Not only does each title deliver a full-fledged vintage arcade experience, recreating the environment down to the mechanical sounds of the arcade machines themselves, but it also adds to the original experience with new modes, options, and original musical tracks.”
I can’t wait to pick up all of them…I wonder if SEGA will ever release a boxed edition to get me to double dip.
Also, it is about time we get a proper edition of Thunderblade. Each title will be on sale for $5.99. The release schedule is yet to be determined but the first release will After Burner II.
SEGA…work with M2 to release some sort of arcade classics machine that give me everything from System 16 through the SEGA NU and beyond!