Category Archives: Xbox One

Sonic Mania has “Saturn-esque retro 2D” Graphics!

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The Taxman himself has gone on record calling the graphics of Sonic Mania “Saturn-esque retro 2D” over on NeoGAF. I couldn’t be happier because I will no longer need to think what would have a really great Saturn Sonic title looked like…because his team is making it.

The team is using this style so they can focus on crafting quality levels. They will be adding CRT filters as well. Good stuff! I captured the NeoGAF forum post after the jump: Continue reading Sonic Mania has “Saturn-esque retro 2D” Graphics!

Project Sonic 2017 looks like that Sonic Generations Sequel We Wanted!

Well look at this…not only do we get a retro Sonic title we get a seeming sequel to one of the best modern Sonic titles. Look at the squidgy, chubby Retro Sonic! I love it.

Interestingly, this one is coming the NX as well as the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. I wonder if it will have 3DTV support like the last one…

[Source: Sonic Youtube]

Sonic Mania Looks Like Sugar Sweet Nostalgia and the Way Forward!

As some of you may know (or not) – I am a father of a bouncing baby boy. Sonic Mania is the classic type of Sonic game that I want him to play with me. Not 3D, not Boom, not Knight, no! Classic 2D pixel loving Sonic.

If this trailer is anything to go by this looks like it will be Sonic done right. My nostalgia gland is being tickled and I love it. Why didn’t SEGA do this years ago? Whatever, at least they are doing it now.

The team looks to be right with the creator of retro engine Christian Whitehead (Reworked Sonic CD & iPhone Sonic titles) seeming to spearhead the project along with Headcannon Games (Sonic 2 iOS) and Pagodawest Games (Major Magnet). Continue reading Sonic Mania Looks Like Sugar Sweet Nostalgia and the Way Forward!

Judgement of Rage – 2D Beat ’em up inspired from Capcom & SEGA Classics


I love me some beat’em ups and this awesome looking project (while doomed to fail in its current Kickstarter state – only 4 days left) is the type of project that SEGA fans should get behind – especially if it gets a second chance at crowdfunding.

It is a return to arcade style gameplay tradition and it is completely in 2D and HD. It has tremendous potential and the team needs to know that they are going in the right direction. Continue reading Judgement of Rage — 2D Beat ’em up inspired from Capcom & SEGA Classics

Tembo the Badass Elephant Video Review

Tembo the Badass Elephant Hits July 21st!

Tembo the Badass Elephant is a charming looking 2D platformer developed by the fine folks at Game Freak (Pokemon, anyone? Or better yet Pulseman on the Mega Drive).

The game launches on July 21, 2015 with an SRP of £9.99/$14.99/€12.99 but Playstation Plus, Xbox One Gold Members, and Steam users will enjoy a 10% launch discount.

The game will feature 18 stampede heavy levels with loads of cheeky humour.

[Source: SEGA of America]