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News: SEGA’s GBA Version Of ChuChu Rocket! Arrives On The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console This Month

SEGA’s GBA Version Of ChuChu Rocket! Arrives On The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console This Month

The Dreamcast port returns

Around the turn of the millennium when Sonic Team was in its prime with releases such as Sonic Adventure and Phantasy Star Online, Nintendo's Game Boy Advance was fortunate enough to receive a port of the Dreamcast title, ChuChu Rocket! Released in 2001 alongside the launch of Nintendo's latest portable system at the...

News: Classic Sega Saturn Puzzler Baku Baku Animal Is Getting A Spiritual Successor

Classic Sega Saturn Puzzler Baku Baku Animal Is Getting A Spiritual Successor

Please DO feed the animals

The Sega Saturn may have resided in the shadow of the Sony PlayStation during its short lifespan, but the system was still home to some incredible games, one of which was Baku Baku Animal. A puzzle title which involved matching animals with their preferred item of food, it was something of a cult classic back in the '90s...

Review: 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (3DS eShop)

3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (3DS eShop)

Hogging the limelight

It's difficult to believe now, but there was a time when Sonic the Hedgehog games were good. Like, really good. Sega's recent efforts have been average at best, tragically bad at their worst (with a few exceptions here and there, mostly on handheld formats). Sonic the Hedgehog 2 falls into the series 'really good' period and so...

News: Six More Retro SEGA 3DS HOME Themes Are on the Way

Six More Retro SEGA 3DS HOME Themes Are on the Way

From much loved to slightly obscure systems

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has arrived today in North America and Europe, along with Game Gear and SEGA Genesis themes that are only out in NA so far. It's another pleasing day for fans of SEGA retro games and systems that happen to own a 3DS. You can see the Game Gear theme in a tweet we shared earlier this...

News: SEGA and M2 Reflect on 3D Classics Series and Name a Project for the Wishlist

SEGA and M2 Reflect on 3D Classics Series and Name a Project for the Wishlist

"My 3DS has become, you could say, a SEGA Console in its own way"

The 3D SEGA Classics series, produced by the brilliant developers at M2, has been a highlight on the 3DS eShop. A broad range of games have been remastered, ranging from Arcades, to Master System and Mega Drive / Genesis games, with some being among the finest titles of the '80s and...

News: Updated Sega Mega Drive Arcade Ultimate Handheld Features Save State Support

Updated Sega Mega Drive Arcade Ultimate Handheld Features Save State Support

Fixes the big issue with the original system

AtGames' Sega Mega Drive Arcade Ultimate Handheld was the dream machine for hardcore Sega fanboys. Not only did it allow you to play 16-bit classics on the move, it featured SD card support so you could load up even more games - although the rather shady nature of ROM distribution did cause some to frown...

Video: Genesis Power Team Volume 2 Has A Distinctly Nintendo Feel To It

Genesis Power Team Volume 2 Has A Distinctly Nintendo Feel To It

Lots of lovely imports, too

Long-time followers of this site will know the name Tyler Esposito - not only have we covered the excellent video content he has created in the past, he's actually contributed to Nintendo Life as well. Esposito's latest project is iretrogamer, a YouTube channel which he hopes can become a resource for all kinds of retro...

News: Sega Almost Licensed The Technology That Went Into The Virtual Boy

Sega Almost Licensed The Technology That Went Into The Virtual Boy

"I think we were right in turning it down"

Former Sega of America boss Tom Kalinske was in charge of the company during its glory years, and it was under his leadership that it was able to challenge the might of Nintendo during the early '90s. Full of interesting stories and anecdotes, Kalinske's story has been told in Blake J. Harris' excellent...

News: Sega Fans Rejoice, Segata Sanshiro Is Resurrected In Project X Zone 2

Sega Fans Rejoice, Segata Sanshiro Is Resurrected In Project X Zone 2

Along with Captain Commando, June Lin Milliam and Heihachi Mishima

The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed some new additions to the Project X Zone 2 roster, and there's one newcomer who will be familiar to hardcore Sega fans. Segata Sanshiro - played by Kamen Rider star Hiroshi Fujioka - was a fictional spokesperson for Sega during the Saturn era...

Rumour: Sega 3D Classics Such As Golden Axe Could Be On The Agenda

Sega 3D Classics Such As Golden Axe Could Be On The Agenda

Yuria'ving a laugh aren't ya?

Take this one with a pinch of salt, but a post has been shared on NeoGaf which could point to even more SEGA classics getting the 3D treatment on the 3DS. If the rumour is to be believed a 3DS user has uncovered some hidden data within the recently released 3D Gunstar Heroes which reveals the names of other titles which...

Review: 3D Gunstar Heroes (3DS eShop)

3D Gunstar Heroes (3DS eShop)

Holding out for a hero

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 the 16-bit era that's now...

News: M2's Porting of Gunstar Heroes To 3DS Was Almost In Vain

M2's Porting of Gunstar Heroes To 3DS Was Almost In Vain

Sega didn't even know M2 was working on Gunstar Heroes

This week sees the western launch of 3D Gunstar Heroes, 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. Yosuke Okunari, producer at Sega, and Naoki...

News: Sonic Classic Collection On Nintendo DS Cut Content Including A Crazy Taxi 4 Pitch

Sonic Classic Collection On Nintendo DS Cut Content Including A Crazy Taxi 4 Pitch

Plans for extra games

Remember the Sonic Classic Collection released on the DS in 2010? As neat as it was, it was also slightly underwhelming when there were far more extensive Sonic-themed collections already available on other platforms for much cheaper prices. Fansite The Sonic Stadium has now uncovered new information regarding this...

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...