The SEGA Arcade inspired racer from Pelikan13 and Nicalis just released a 720p and 60 FPS trailer that looks amazing!The music is vintage and classic and the mini-game looks like faster Buster Bros!
The game is heading out to PC and Wii-U first and going mobile next. However, the team hasn’t ruled out bringing the game to Xbox One and PS4 – this quotation was ripped from a kickstarter update:
“[G]iven the prevalence of Unity 3D on PlayStation 4, PS Vita and Xbox One, you can be sure we’re trying to find a way to get the game on those platforms as well. However, we’d like to get the game out for backers on PC and players on Wii U first–you’ve been patiently waiting and we do want to give you the ride of your life.”
I am picking this up tonight! I was a bit confused at first as I thought Fantasy Zone had already been released. It was only after I noticed that 2 that I rushed over to the SEGA Blogs to read the recent interview on this System 16 classic.
This remaster features upgraded visuals and a whole slew of extra content. According to the SEGA blogs, this “version upgrades all visuals from 8 bit to 16 bit graphic standards and combines stereoscopic 3D effects with a host of additional features…includ[ing] the ability to save games for later review, a Stage Select feature that allows players to save and resume progress mid-game, and adjustable difficulty settings…[the] game allows the player to experience two games in one, the re-mastered master system version of story mode “Tears of Opa Opa” and an all new Endless Game Mode that takes place in the mysterious ‘Link Loop Land.'”
Wildsnake is an unreleased title for the Game Gear that was uncovered in March of 2015 when it was purchased in a game lot by a retro enthusiast who goes by the handle of Dyer60.
What is Wildsnake? It is falling block (in this case snake) puzzler that is similar to Tetris where matching snakes clears the tiles spaces. The difference is that unlike Tetris you can contort your snake to whatever shape you need to eliminate gaps.
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.
Sonic Xtreme was an ambitious yet failed project at SEGA’s Technical Institute. The game was dropped during development due to a lack of quality (I can think of a few other Sonic titles that could have used the same quality control) but now the video game preservation community has got an early slice of the fish lense variation of the code playable on the SEGA Saturn.
For those interested it isn’t really a playable game and the code is not optimized. It is a cool window into the past and a lesson in game development. It is incredible that fans have got this code running on the Saturn. Check out the video after the jump: Continue reading Sonic Xtreme Code “Playable” on Saturn→