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Sonic’s plug and play TV controller

By Spencer . April 30, 2007 . 6:40am

  I can’t imagine this being a comfortable controller to use since you have to grip a fist shaped joystick, but PlayPal’s Sonic the Hedgehog shaped controller is a neat novelty for Sega fans. The PlayPal plug-n-play Sonic joystick comes packaged with a mix of twenty Master System and Game Gear titles. Here is a […]

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Shadowrun retrospective

By Spencer . April 25, 2007 . 9:40am

Way before FASA Studios decided Shadowrun should be a Counterstrike-like FPS three other Shadowrun games were released for consoles in the 90s. Hardcore Gaming 101 has a detailed look back at the history of Shadowrun games starting with the SNES game where the main character has no memory and the darker Genesis RPG. The Genesis […]

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Streets of Rage 2 and more Genesis classics Virtual Console bound

By Spencer . April 19, 2007 . 5:37pm

Sega sent over a release that Streets of Rage 2, Toe Jam & Earl Panic on Funkotron, Shining in the Darkness and Kid Chameleon are going to be released on the Wii’s Virtual Console. If you had a Sega Genesis you probably have fond memories of Toe Jam & Earl, where you use funk to […]

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Wonder Boy coming to the Wii

By Spencer . March 23, 2007 . 5:36pm

Sega sent over an e-mail announcing three new virtual console titles for the US Wii line up. Virtua Fighter 2 and Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle aren’t a surprise because both of these were release this week on the Japanese Virtual Console list. You probably want to stay away from Virtua Fighter 2 anyway, […]

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Meta analysis: Classics people don’t play

By Spencer . February 20, 2007 . 2:31pm

No gamer plays every title on the market and even game journalists overlook the old school. What about the general public? How many gamers missed out on the Legend of Zelda even though it’s been released on the NES, Game Boy Advance, Gamecube (via The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition disc) and most recently, the […]

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Streets of Rage Remake

By Konstantinos . February 5, 2007 . 11:16am

Streets of Rage, the archetypal SEGA Genesis/Megadrive 2D side-scrolling beat’em up, will soon be gracing the Wii Virtual Console. Presumably, for a price. Now, taking into consideration that a) most people haven’t got their much deserved Wiis yet b) Virtual Console games are slightly overpriced c) every PC owner has more than 128MB of RAM, […]

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Now on the Virtual Console: Mario Kart, Comix Zone and Contra

By Spencer . January 29, 2007 . 11:09am

After only releasing one title last week, Nintendo has four classics coming out on the Virtual Console. Mario Kart 64 is probably going to be the most downloaded game. It’s the Nintendo 64 game repackaged for the Wii and if you liked it then you’re going to like it now. Contra III: The Alien Wars […]

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Watch: Failed experiments in motion control, the Sega Activator

By Spencer . January 19, 2007 . 6:35pm

Before the Wii remote, Sega tried to get gamers more into the “game” with a full body controller known as the Sega Activator. Players would put the activator mat on a floor and instead of pressing buttons they could control games by hitting infrared beams (sort of like Konami’s Para Para set up). It was […]

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A new Sonic game, this one is good

By Spencer . January 2, 2007 . 2:04pm

Sonic the Hedgehogs next generation debut was a bust, but Sonic 1 Megamix brings Sonic back to his glory days. The game is a homebrew hack of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 with new levels, physics from Sonic 2 and abilities from future games. Sonic has the spindash, the light dash where he runs through a […]

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Can Sonic be saved?

By Spencer . December 6, 2006 . 8:48am

Whatever happened to Sonic the Hedgehog? In his 16 bit glory days his edgy personality and lightning fast speed made him a perfect rival to Mario. Sonic was one of the major reasons the Genesis succeeded and the lack of a solid Sonic game was one of the reasons why the Saturn failed. Since games […]

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Now on the Virtual Console: Columns, Donkey Kong Jr. and two more games

By Spencer . December 4, 2006 . 9:00am

Every Monday at 9AM PST Nintendo is going to release four more games on the Wii’s virtual console shop in North America. This week we get Donkey Kong Jr., Victory Run, Columns and Ristar. Columns looks like the “gem” out of this group. Even though it is a Tetris clone, Columns is addictive casual fun. […]

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Calling Sega fans, Genesis collection is now on the PS2

By Spencer . November 7, 2006 . 7:15am

With so many releases this week, Sega Genesis Collection fell under the radar. The budget PS2 release has 28 Sega Genesis classics. To no surprise Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin and Altered Beast made the cut. The compilation has gems like the Golden Axe trilogy and all of the Phantasy Games for the Genesis. […]

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Sega Genesis Collection coming to PS2 and PSP

By Spencer . August 10, 2006 . 3:18pm

In a surprise announcement from Sega, they announced that they are bringing a compilation of over thirty classic Genesis games such as Alex Kidd, Altered Beast (pictured), Comix Zone, Phantasy Star, Golden Axe and of course Sonic the Hedgehog to the PS2 and PSP. Also on the disc are extras like interviews with the developers. […]

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Rocking out to Sonic the Hedgehog

By Spencer . August 6, 2006 . 10:12am

The Brazilian rock band, Holus, dropped Destructoid a line with a video of them playing Sonic the Hedgehog themes in one of their shows. Brings back memories doesn’t it? Also somewhat related is another article about a guy who turned a Genesis into a guitar!

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Rebirth of the New Zealand Story

By Spencer . July 20, 2006 . 12:18pm

Taito’s lesser known hero, Tiki the kiwi, is going to come out of retirement for New Zealand Story Revolution. The remake of the NES / Genesis / arcade game is being handled by Rising Star games who plans to keep the same feel of the game, but redesign level layouts for a fresh challenge. If […]

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