It been a Genesis heavy kind week and I’ve been loving every retro filled moment of it. Gamescom has just passed us by and a lot of the smaller titles are starting to surface out of the convention.
One really exciting title comes from 1985 Alternativo and Fase Bonus – Antarex a Genesis/Mega Drive SHMUP that looks absolutely stellar. The team crafted a trailer for the event that includes production sketches and hints at side scrolling action levels. Check it out: Continue reading Mega Drive Antarex Gamescom Trailer→
Mega Cheril Perils is home brew effort from the Mojon Twins. They have been supporting the retro scene for quite some time and Mega Cheril Perils is a continuation of their Cheril the Goddess game on the ZX Spectrum which was released in 2010.
The new title will appear on the Mega Drive / Genesis and feature 16 bit graphics and sound. Details are sparse but the game did appear at Gamescom and the team released a risque poster for those who enjoy peeking at areola.
The following video is showcasing a rom hack that allows a whip wielding, hover jumping Bunnie Rabbot take charge in the Sonic the Hedgehog Mega Drive/Genesis classic. She is unable to jump on enemies so this hack changes up the classic game play of the original.
Bunnie Rabbot was a character in the old Sonic animated series of the early 90s which featured Jaleel White as the voice of Sonic. The rom hack was built in memory of Christine Cavanaugh who voiced Bunnie and several other classic cartoon characters ranging from Rugrats to Powerpuff girls but who passed in 2014.
For flash cart users, the rom hack is completely playable on the original hardware with some minor bugs and the rom can be found on the Sonic Retro Forums.
SEGA is gearing up for the release of its manga fighting game by introducing us all to the first character/combo trailer for Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. The game is set to release on Oct. 6, 2015 on the PS3 and Vita.
The GGLCD project is a kit designed to give the mighty SEGA handheld a clearer and more responsive screen. It can even provide a video out functionality if you have the soldering skills necessary.
According to Retrocollect, “the GGLCD board scales up the Game Gear’s visuals to 320×240 along with what appears to be completely blur-free gaming. While this does mean that the original 160×144 display has been squished a little vertically (once scaled up), the results are simply astounding.”
The kits sold out fast but I hope more are going to be produced, if you are interested it seems like it might be a good idea to hunt an appropriate screen for the unit. Anyone want to craft me one so I can add Game Gear Reviews to my site?
I can’t believe I didn’t put up a trailer of this one sooner as it is one of my favourite Genesis memories. The game is available on the 3DS eShop and it goes for US$5.99 or CAD$7.59. Point is…I am like a buck short. Arrrgh!
The game has been rebuilt to take advantage of 3D and it includes some extra modes such as Casual Mode (where enemies die when they hit the floor) and Fists of Death Mode where it is a one hit kill or be killed mode. It also includes Rage Relay that lets you play each character over the course of the stages. Now, you don’t just have to be stuck with one character!
Apparently making enemies die upon impact to the ground made for some tough coding – read about that at the SEGA blogs interviews: Part 1 and Part 2.