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“SEGA Ages Fantasy Zone” for Nintendo Switch launches 28 November in Japan

Earlier this week, SEGA announced that SEGA Ages: Fantasy Zone for Nintendo Switch will launch on the Japanese eShop on 28 November (that’s tomorrow) for ¥999 (roughly $9.15, or $1.42 in Bison Dollars). Originally released in arcades in 1985, Fantasy Zone is a side-scrolling shooter in which you can pilot your ship in all four directions at will (similar to

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“Shinobi” joins the SEGA Ages line on Nintendo Switch; launch trailer released

SEGA has released their arcade classic Shinobi as part of their SEGA Ages line on the Nintendo Switch, which you can pick up on the Japanese eShop for ¥999 (that’s about $9). SEGA has also released a launch trailer for SEGA Ages Shinobi which highlights some of the game’s extra features. These include an “Ages Mode” which allows you to play

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“SEGA Ages: Space Harrier” now available for Switch in Japan; launch trailer released

SEGA has released a launch trailer for SEGA Ages: Space Harrier, the latest in the SEGA Ages line of retro rereleases for Nintendo Switch, this time featuring Yu Suzuki’s classic arcade shooter. You can watch the trailer below, followed by a breakdown of the game’s features. The Ultimate Port, Even Further Evolved Than the 3DS Version Sega Ages: Space Harrier

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“SEGA Ages: Wonder Boy in Monster Land” launch trailer released

SEGA has released the launch trailer for SEGA Ages: Wonder Boy in Monster Land. Based on the arcade original (not the SEGA Master System port), Wonder Boy in Monster Land is an action/adventure side-scroller with some RPG elements tossed in for good measure. Here’s the new trailer along with a breakdown of some of the game’s new SEGA Ages features:

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“Alex Kidd in Miracle World” now on Switch as part of the SEGA Ages line; debut trailer released

SEGA’s greatest mascot (fight me, Sonic fanboys) is finally making his Nintendo Switch debut with the release of Alex Kidd in Miracle World as part of the SEGA Ages line. Here’s a breakdown of some of the game’s new features as a SEGA Ages title: Ages Mode: Adding Countless New Elements In addition to “Original Mode,” where the original version

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“SEGA Ages: Phantasy Star” now available for Nintendo Switch in Japan; new trailer released

As of 31 October, SEGA Ages: Phantasy Star is available on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop. To mark the occasion, SEGA released a new trailer (below) which highlights some of the Switch port’s features, including the sound test and monster codex.   Here is list of the game’s features* from SEGA’s official website: • The Original Phantasy Star Comes to

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Retro Review: “Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure” (SEGA Genesis)

The very first episode of Tiny Toon Adventures debuted on 14 September 1990, so to mark this anniversary, we’re going to review one of the several video games based on the groundbreaking show. I was hitting middle school around the time that Tiny Toon Adventures first aired, and given that it landed at such a formative time in my life,

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Review: “Sonic Adventure” (SEGA Dreamcast)

It’s 9 September, which means it is the anniversary of the SEGA Dreamcast’s U.S. release. I’m now going to attempt a fair review of Sonic Adventure, one of the most divisive games in SEGA’s back-catalogue. While it was received very well upon its original release in 1999, its many flaws have been exhaustively laid out since. How to proceed? Should

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Greatest Levels in Gaming: “Alex Kidd in Miracle World” (SEGA Master System – Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Attack Helicopter Week. Today we’re taking a look at one of the most innovative stages from SEGA’ flagship title for the Master System, Alex Kidd in Miracle World. In the mid to late 80s, the SEGA Master System was the underdog in a sales race with the Nintendo Entertainment System juggernaut. Despite starting development as

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Retro Review: “Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf” (SEGA Genesis – Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome to The Splintering’s Attack Helicopter Week. With 2020 being the 30th anniversary of Saddam Hussein invading Kuwait, it makes sense to mark the occasion with one of the games inspired by that short-lived conflict. Published by Electronic Arts in 1992, Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf is a slower-paced, isometric shooter released for multiple platforms. While it was inspired

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Retro Review – “Captain America and the Avengers” (SEGA Genesis)

In 1991, Data East released Captain America and The Avengers in arcades. It became a moderate hit, prompting Data East to develop a console version on the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1992. Now, 30 years later, justice has finally been served as Marvel Entertainment has released the MCU Avengers movies, all based on Data East’s arcade classic! Okay, so that last

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Retro Review: “RoboCop Versus The Terminator” (SEGA Genesis)

Gaming in the 1990s was the historical epicenter of the battle surrounding violence in video games, complete with U.S. Senate hearings, parents forbidding their children from visiting arcades for fear that they may catch a glimpse of a “fatality,” and so on. Yet even amongst all of that controversy, SEGA’s own Videogame Ratings Council (V.R.C.) still rated RoboCop Versus the

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SEGA’s “G-LOC Air Battle” now available for Nintendo Switch in Japan

The dogfighting arcade classic SEGA Ages G-LOC Air Battle has landed on the Nintendo Switch and is available now via the Japanese eShop for ¥999 (about $9). Remember, the Switch is region-free, so even if you’re in a western territory you can create a Japanese account and download the game. You can check out the launch trailer below, which is

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How well did SEGA’s “OutRun 2019” predict the actual technology of 2019?

The futurists working in entertainment are always letting us down. Back to the Future part II promised us hoverboards and flying cars, but when 2015 rolled around, they were nowhere to be seen. The original animated Transformers movie promised us hoverboards by 2005, so Hasbro was even more off the mark. As it turns out, video games have been predicting

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Review: Christmas NiGHTS (SEGA Saturn, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re going to celebrate by taking a look at possibly the Christmasiest of all Christmas games! It’s difficult to believe that the classic playground war of “Nintendo vs. SEGA” was officially decided nearly 2 decades ago!  I mean, seriously!  2020 is RIGHT around the corner!  Making me feel old over

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Review: “Splatterhouse 3” – SEGA Genesis (Festival of Dread special)

Review spoiler warning! I friggin’ love Splatterhouse 3. It’s the reason why I love the Splatterhouse series so much, and as far as both violent games and 16-bit brawlers go, it definitely top-tier. That being said, it’s not 100% flawless, and fans of the first two games might not appreciate the changes made to the third installment. Voice: Nobody cares,

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Review: “Splatterhouse 2” – SEGA Genesis (Festival of Dread special, repost)

Of all the games I’ve owned, sold, repurchased, etc., over the years, I’ve never sold any of my original Splatterhouse games. Why? Because braining demons with blunt objects and watching their unholy essence spray from their freshly-cracked skulls is good ol’ family fun. Wholesome shit, am I right? My personal experience with the Splatterhouse series went like this: Splatterhouse (TG-16 version), Splatterhouse 3, and finally Splatterhouse

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Review: “Rambo III” (SEGA Genesis)

In the 80s, tough, badass action heroes were all the rage, and no other onscreen action hero was bigger and badder than Rambo. With the release of Rambo: Last Blood in cinemas this weekend, the character has appeared in five separate movies, several of which spawned video game adaptations. Rambo III was released for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive shortly after

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Review: “Rambo – First Blood Part II” (SEGA Master System)

In 1986, the 8-bit era was in its infancy. Nintendo had a few months to show the world that video games were not dead (Thanks, Atari!), and SEGA had just entered into the North American market hoping to capitalize on some of Nintendo’s success. One of the earliest games for the Master System was a license of one of the

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Review: “Playing at the Next Level” (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Special)

Welcome back to SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week at The Splintering! Today we’re reviewing Playing at the Next Level in which author Ken Horowitz details the history of SEGA of America with an emphasis on SEGA’s U.S. development teams and some of their more notable games.* Starting with the ill-fated Master System and continuing all the way until SEGA’s swan

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SEGA reveals “Yakuza 7” with extensive story trailer, new battle system details

At a press conference in Tokyo earlier today, SEGA officially announced Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon (titled Yakuza 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness in Japan). The game will launch for PS4 on 16 January 2020 in Japan, with a release in western territories later in 2020. This new Yakuza entry not only features a new protagonist and setting, but

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Review: “Thunder Force II” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is continuing our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing yet another SEGA Genesis launch title: Thunder Force II! I know what you’re thinking. “If this is Thunder Force II, a sequel, then where the heck can I find the first game?” My answer is to that is two fold. First, don’t think so damn much, you’ll

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Review: “Last Battle” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is continuing our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing yet another SEGA Genesis launch title: Last Battle! *Note: Did you know that Last Battle is actually a reskin of a Fist of the North Star game? We detailed the changes last year when SEGA’s Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise released, so you can check

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Review: “Space Harrier II” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is launching our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing the first of several SEGA Genesis launch titles: Space Harrier II! Those who know me personally know that the original Space Harrier holds a special place in my heart. I own and have played thousands of games, and the original Space Harrier arcade game is my absolute favorite

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Review: “Super Thunder Blade” – SEGA Genesis (Attack Helicopter Week special)

Welcome back to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering. Before we start with the review, let’s play a little game… One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn’t belong. Space Harrier  –  After Burner  –  Hang On  –  Out Run  –  Thunder Blade Can you tell which thing is not like the

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Retro Review: “Steel Talons” – SEGA Genesis (Attack Helicopter Week special)

Welcome to yet another review celebrating Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering! Today we’re picking apart another retro arcade game port, this time it’s Steel Talons for the SEGA Genesis. Before we get going, however, I have to note that this game is ROUGH. I couldn’t play it through in a normal state, so the only solution was to

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SEGA’s “SolSeraph” channels its inner “Actraiser” on PC & consoles in July

The development team behind Rock of Ages and Zeno Clash have unveiled their next game project, SolSeraph, a new fantasy action game coming to both PC and consoles in July. You can watch the debut trailer below, and when you’re done, tell me that it doesn’t look like Enix’s Actraiser… What’d you think? Looks like Actraiser, right? It’s pretty clear

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Our wishlist for the last 10 Genesis Mini games (SEGA Week Special)

SEGA has been knocking it out of the park with the games announced for their upcoming Genesis Mini. The first 30 of the 40 pre-installed titles have now been revealed, with the list of confirmed games below: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Altered Beast Beyond Oasis Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Castlevania: Bloodlines Comix Zone Contra: Hard Corps

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Reflection: M.U.S.H.A. (SEGA Week Special)

Being SEGA Week and all, I thought it would make sense to highlight one of the most prized games in the Genesis library: M.U.S.H.A. Since The Splintering doesn’t really do “reviews”, I’m winging it with the whole “reflection” thing. Time to give M.U.S.H.A a bit of The Splintering’s trademark TLC … Prepare for bemusement! What is it? M.U.S.H.A. … Who

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