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Video: Puzzle Mashup Puyo Puyo Tetris Works Better Than You Might Think

Puzzle Mashup Puyo Puyo Tetris Works Better Than You Might Think

Two puzzle giants collide, with interesting results

We've dished out info on Sega's curious Puyo Puyo and Tetris fusion before, but now the playable demo has finally hit the Japanese eShop we've been able to get our grubby mitts on it and give you a real look at how it all works. It sounds quite jarring to play Puyo Puyo against someone else who's...

Matters of Import: Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict Joins The 3DS Library

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict Joins The 3DS Library

Like a light Shining in the Darkness

Thanks to Sega’s continuing support of the 3DS Virtual Console service we now have all three Game Gear Shining Force games available to buy on Nintendo’s much loved handheld — in Japan, at least. The emulation is so consistently brilliant on the 3DS it’s hardly worth mentioning these days: we’ll...

Matters of Import: Taking Initial D: Perfect Shift Online For A Spin

Taking Initial D: Perfect Shift Online For A Spin

A Not-So-Hot Rod

Free-to-play is all the rage these days, with in-app purchases proving profitable for developers while allowing users to decide exactly how much they want to spend and everyone — from Square-Enix to Capcom to probably your Gran — has an iOS game or MMO available to install for free with optional micro-transactions attached...

Video: Thirty Glorious Minutes Of Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict

Thirty Glorious Minutes Of Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict

Yet another excellent but untranslated Sega RPG hits Japan

The last Game Gear Shining Force game, Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict takes place in between the mainline Genesis / Mega Drive titles Shining Force I and II and — as you'd expect — features many, many, fan-pleasing plot threads, characters and general references to the events in...

Weirdness: Alex Kidd Infiltrates The Legend Of Zelda, With Disastrous Results

Alex Kidd Infiltrates The Legend Of Zelda, With Disastrous Results

Crossover chaos

Before Sonic the Hedgehog sped onto the scene, Alex Kidd was Sega's undisputed mascot, appearing in a host of Master System adventures — as well as a single 16-bit outing — and attempting to challenge Nintendo's Mario in the sphere of platforming goodness. Since being ousted by the blue hedgehog, Alex Kidd has wandered in the...

Remake Request: Shining The Holy Ark

Shining The Holy Ark

Why Sega's Saturn dungeon crawler would be perfect for a 3DS remaster

While Shining Force continues to entertain players in some form or another with its own brand of deep tactical gameplay, it's worth remembering that the Shining line of games didn't begin life on a grid-based battlefield. The first instalment — Shining in the Darkness — was...

First Impressions: 3D After Burner II

3D After Burner II

GET READY!

Japanese code-shop M2’s range of Sega 3D Classics consistently puts everyone else’s retro remaster efforts in the shade, and the time we've spent with the Japanese version of 3D After Burner II yet again shows that the studio simply cannot be beaten when it comes to getting an arcade-accurate port running smoothly on the relatively...

Matters Of Import: Conflict Is Always On The Cards In Sega's Sangokushi Taisen Ten

Conflict Is Always On The Cards In Sega's Sangokushi Taisen Ten

Like Magic the Gathering and Dynasty Warriors after a stint in a blender

Sangokushi Taisen is a long-running and popular series in Japanese arcades, its initially strange mix of collectable trading cards and real-time strategy turning out to not only be incredibly good fun but also commercially successful; it has spawning multiple sequels,...

Weirdness: Show Your Loved One You Care This Christmas With Phantasy Star

Show Your Loved One You Care This Christmas With Phantasy Star

Tyler "Christmas Sega Kid" Esposito provides some sound advice

Tyler Esposito — the lucky scamp you saw in that heart-warming compilation of Sega-released Christmas footage — is of course all grown up now, but that doesn't mean he has lost his adoration for the Japanese video game veteran. Esposito dropped us a line to let us know about another...

Review: 3D Ecco The Dolphin (3DS eShop)

3D Ecco The Dolphin (3DS eShop)

A bit grim beneath the surface

Ecco the Dolphin has always been something of an oddity. At the time of release, the Mega Drive / Genesis platform was defined by its solid arcade ports and action-packed titles such as Golden Axe and Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, so when a dolphin-based adventure came along it was a totally original concept for players to take...

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

3D Streets of Rage (3DS eShop)

Street smart

When Nintendo secured the domestic conversion of Capcom's Final Fight for its newly-launched SNES console way back at the dawn of the '90s, it left many Sega fans utterly distraught. Cody, Haggar and Guy's coin-op escapade was the hottest ticket in arcades at a time when the side-scrolling fighter was very much the genre of choice...

Matters Of Import: Shining Force Feather

Shining Force Feather

We take a look at Sega's Japan-only DS strategy RPG

Sega's Shining Force series is still well thought of, even if the PS2 instalments arguably got off on the wrong foot by drastically rewriting series canon and deviating from the strategic gameplay found in older titles. Evidently someone was buying these games anyway, as after four entries on the...

News: This Video Brings Back Festive Sega Memories of the '90s

This Video Brings Back Festive Sega Memories of the '90s

When new games dominated letters to Santa

We suspect many know what we mean when referencing "the Nintendo 64 kids", a short video that showed the excitement that a new games console could prompt on Christmas Day. Naturally a games console is for life — or at least a generation — and there are plenty of Holiday seasons when games for our...

Review: 3D Galaxy Force II (3DS eShop)

3D Galaxy Force II (3DS eShop)

A sense of Super Scale

Galaxy Force II has something of a bad reputation with many players, purely because the domestic ports of the game which followed the arcade release way back in 1988 were, by and large, abysmal. Many fans base their opinion of this on-rails space shooter on the Mega Drive / Genesis version, which was downright unplayable...

News: 3D After Burner II Is Jetting Towards The Japanese 3DS eShop

3D After Burner II Is Jetting Towards The Japanese 3DS eShop

Missiles locked on

Take a moment to reflect on the gaming days of yesteryear, and no doubt there’ll be some fond memories of Sega’s jet fighter classic, After Burner. Originally released in 1987 — and following on from Sega’s equally successful arcade racer Out Run in 1986 — After Burner placed the player in the seat of an F-14 Tomcat...

Video: Learn Some Sega History in Just One Minute

Learn Some Sega History in Just One Minute

Right up to the Genesis / Mega Drive era

After the VGX shenanigans absorbed far too lengthy a period of our lives this weekend, perhaps a snappier, more to-the-point video is needed. This will work nicely, in that case, as it's a history of Sega's early days in just over a minute. While we've had plenty of opportunity to learn about Nintendo's...