Category: Sega News

After a “Cease and Desist” letter from SEGA, Grayfox Books releases The Mega Book Collection Digital for free

Darren Doyle from Greyfox Books has announced today that his book about the SEGA Mega Drive is available for free as a downloadable PDF. Although this alone is good news for all Mega Drive (and Genesis!) fans, the reason Doyle decided this route is unfortunate, to say it lightly. After publishing “Atari: a Visual History” and “Coin-Op: The Arcade Guide“,…

Interview with Randy Linden, the developer who brought Dragon’s Lair to the Amiga, DOOM to the SNES, and creator of Bleem! – Part 1

Introduction The awesome Retro Hour podcast, on its episode 190, featured a very long chat with Randy Linden, a seasoned developer who is responsible, among other things, to bring Dragon’s Lair to the Amiga, DOOM to the NES and also the creator of Bleem!, a PlayStation emulator for PC. I’ve found Randy so interesting to listen to, and his contribution…

Arkagis Revolution – A new ‘shmup’ for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive

Arkagis Revolution is a new top-down shooter for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive with mode 7 style rotation. Mode 7 is the term referring to the capability to fully rotate the background, creating amazing effects, like the one seen on Arkagis Revolution (see video at the end of this article). The game website gives the tone of the game: “The story happens…

Analogue unveils ‘Mega Sg’ FPGA-powered retro console

Retro console creator Analogue launches Mega Sg, an FPGA console based on the Sega Mega Drive.

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive programming contest in RetroEuskal 2018

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis!),  the awesome people at RetroAcción are organizing a programming contest. The participants can develop a video game of any genre and complexity. Games that are closer to be considered a finished product, will be more appreciated. Very ambitious games will be considered but the object of the contest is to have more…

Cimmerian, Barbarian Port On The Sega Master System

We rarely feature old News but I thought this one was worth a mention. Ichigo tweeted back in 2017 about a WIP Barbarian port for the Sega Master System titled Cimmerian. In 2016 a demo version was released for a competition held by SMS Power website. Visually the game looks amazing on the humble Master System, with crisp stunning graphics…

Alex Kidd in Miracle World set to receive modern remake!

Sega mascot Alex Kidd looks set to return to the big-time with the development of a brand new remake of classic Master System game, Alex Kidd in Miracle World. No doubt inspired by the huge success of Lizardcube’s remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, the new game looks set to take everything that was great about the original Alex Kidd…

Best of ViTNO Homebrew: Uwol – Quest for Money (Mega Drive)

Continuing our showcase of the very best games added to our homebrew gaming database, we take a look at a 16-bit title first released for the Sega Mega Drive back in 2013. Developed and released by Spanish development team, Mojon Twins, Uwol – Quest for Money is an arcade game released initially for the ZX Spectrum, with various ports and conversions…

Amstrad, Sega & classic console tunes with DJ Slope | RID Podcast #3

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/443882757″ params=”color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”300″ iframe=”true” /] Andrew (BackOfficeShow) and I (RetroManCave) host another guest to share their life in retro through video game music before we cast them away on Retro Island.  Today it’s Daniel Ibbertson AKA DJ Slope from the popular YouTube channel Slopes Game Room. Daniel takes us through his formative years, DJ’ing, his arcade arch nemesis…

Tänzer unveiled, a new crowdfunded release for the Sega Mega Drive

Old-school console gamers should be interested to learn that a crowd-funding project is currently underway, looking to secure investment from backers for Tänzer, a new release targeting Sega’s 16-bit Mega Drive console. Spearheaded by Mikael Tillander and Johan Agurén, information from the official Kickstarter page describes the game as a hack n’ slash platform game, taking inspiration from arcade classics such…