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Review: 3D Streets of Rage 2 (3DS eShop)

3D Streets of Rage 2 (3DS eShop)

Grand Upper

There was a time when playground arguments didn't revolve around resolutions, framerates or what PewDiePie's favourite toast topping is. In the early '90s it was simple; which is the best: Final Fight or Streets of Rage? Final Fight was, for a time, exclusive to Nintendo and jealous Mega Drive owners glared with envy at their smug...

News: M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

"We just didn’t know if we could pull it off"

This week sees the western launch of 3D Streets of Rage 2, the latest in Sega's line of 3DS-based 3D Classics. It's one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit era, and also one of the most technically impressive Genesis / Mega Drive titles seen so far. In fact, the game is such a potent showcase of...

Weirdness: Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Feeling the G-Force

Back when arcades really mattered, Sega was one of the industry's big hitters. The company not only produced amazing titles like Golden Axe and Alien Storm, but also ran a pretty amazing line in dedicated coin-op cabinets. Titles like After Burner, Space Harrier, Out Run and Thunderblade were all housed in massive, hulking units...

News: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Confirmed to be Smashing Its Way to Theatres

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Confirmed to be Smashing Its Way to Theatres

Might a certain Nintendo character have a cameo this time?

Wreck-It Ralph was one of the animated movie highlights of 2012. It's the story of a video game villain (not unlike Donkey Kong) who just wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfil his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the arcade where he lives. On paper the movie sounds like it would be a...

News: Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To Win You Back With A New Game Announcement This September

Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To Win You Back With A New Game Announcement This September

"We've lost trust, and we were left with nothing but reputation"

SEGA CEO and president Hajime Satomi and said sorry to loyal fans of the company after admitting that their trust had been "betrayed" in recent years. Speaking to Japanese publication Famitsu, Satomi held his hands up and acknowledged Sega's failings over the past decade: We did our...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

Take to the streets!

Widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling fighters ever created, the 1992 hit – Streets of Rage 2 – is set to be released locally in both North America and Europe as a part of the SEGA 3D Classics line this July. A new listing on the North American 3DS eShop has now revealed 3D Streets of Rage 2 will be arriving in...

Matters Of Import: 3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hyperactive Run And Gun Action At Its Finest

3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hyperactive Run And Gun Action At Its Finest

Another classic to treasure on your 3DS console

Gunstar Heroes charged onto the Sega Mega Drive in 1993, significantly marking the début of quirky developer Treasure, having been formed from ex-Konami staff wanting to go it their own way. Often seen floating near to the top of many 'best game ever' lists, Gunstar Heroes is a bona-fide classic of...

News: Eight SEGA 3D Classics Get Discounts in North America

Eight SEGA 3D Classics Get Discounts in North America

50% off on some beauties

Earlier today the Nintendo Download Update details for North America promised discounts of SEGA 3D Classics, but only specified two of the games that are in the promotion - now the official eShop offers website has confirmed eight of the series that are available at half price. It's not the full range, and more recent...

News: Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

"We totally feel the 3DS was the stronger of the two"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a big initiative for Sega. Not only was the company pushing two brand-new games to market - one for Wii U and one for 3DS - but it was going to support these titles with a tie-in TV show and a flood of merchandise. Things didn't quite work out that way; while the 3DS...

News: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Pushed Back To September, Special Edition Should Soften The Blow

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Pushed Back To September, Special Edition Should Soften The Blow

AR cards and wallet chain, anyone?

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX was supposed to be launching in the US and Europe this month, but Sega has just confirmed today that the title has been pushed back to September. To help alleviate some of the disappointment, the publisher has confirmed that a special edition version of the game will be making its...

Review: 3D Thunder Blade (3DS eShop)

3D Thunder Blade (3DS eShop)

Get to the chopper!

There was a time in the late '80s when Thunder Blade machines were a fairly common sight in amusement arcades. Yet even with a decent amount of distribution it was never in the same league as its close cousins; the instant visual assault from Sega's flashier and more exciting looking games such as Out Run, After Burner and Space...

News: You Need These Exclusive Sega-Themed Artworks On Your Wall

You Need These Exclusive Sega-Themed Artworks On Your Wall

Golden Axe! Streets of Rage! Shinobi! More!

What happens when digital art studio Cook & Becker enlists talented artists - working in the fields of Sci-Fi, gaming and comics - to create original art for their favourite Sega titles? Awesome happens, that's what. Kilian Eng, Gerald Parel, Julien Renoult, Roman van der Haven and Emmanuel Malin...

News: SEGA Records Financial Losses and Aims to Stick With "Mainstay IP" Game Releases

SEGA Records Financial Losses and Aims to Stick With "Mainstay IP" Game Releases

Sonic Boom sales pass half a million

2015 hasn't been a great year for fans of 'classic' SEGA, the company that was once a top player in the video game industry. It still boasts some useful PC franchises and RPG IPs through acquisitions of companies such as Sports Interactive, Creative Assembly and Atlus, but has been struggling with its own games...