Yes, 42! Extra games for all!
Update #3: The final 10 games for the upcoming Sega Mega Drive Mini have been revealed including two surprise extra games in the form of a brand new port of Darius from Taito - a game which never originally came to the Mega Drive (although Darius II did) - and possibly the rarest game on the system, Tetris! Here is the...
Update: The official webpage for Sega Ages Wonder Boy has now confirmed the game will be released in Japan on 30th May. It appears Sega has begun preparing for the release of the next Japanese Sega Ages game – Wonder Boy In Monster Land – by opening its official webpage and listing it as "coming soon" to the local eShop for 925...
"Japanese sales need to be better"
Although the west has had to wait much longer for each release in the Sega Ages line on the Nintendo Switch, the demand for this retro-inspired series has been better than anticipated – with games such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Out Run and Alex Kidd in Miracle World selling particularly well in Eu
Now the Switch version is with us, we look back on the arcade classic...
Far more than any other factor, it was undoubtedly the advent of new hardware that propelled Sega’s arcade games to a whole new level. The ‘90s saw video games make the transition from sprites to polygons, a charge Sega led from a position of uncontested leadership despite...
A remarkable feat
Those of you who grew up in the '90s will appreciate just how amazing it is to have Virtua Racing on Switch; back in 1992, this was a cutting-edge arcade release which seemed almost impossible to convert to a home console without major sacrifices. In 2019, however, it has been transferred to the Switch in a form that is actually...
New gameplay video released to celebrate
Virtua Racing has arguably been one of the most anticipated Sega Ages games since it was announced. The title includes 8-player split-screen, online multiplayer and a built-in replay mode not included in the original arcade release. While there's still no word on a launch date here in the west, the game is...
No release date yet for regions outside of Japan
About the only problem with Sega's retro line of games on the Switch eShop is how it seems to take ages to localise each one. At the start of the year, Yosuke Okunari - one of the talents behind the revival of these classic games - said the team was aiming to roll out at least one title per month...
Includes working cartridge slot doors!
Following the backlash against the product that was initially announced last year, it seems Sega is really pulling out all the stops after taking its Mega Drive/Genesis Mini console back to the drawing board. Not only is the emulation now being handled by veteran company M2 (the outfit responsible for the...
Ready for a game of rock, paper, scissors?
Ah, poor Alex Kidd. He was once the toast of the world of Sega; a worthy rival to Mario who starred in a series of likeable games on the Master System, as well as a cool arcade exclusive. But that was before Sonic turned up, and Alex Kidd was quickly forgotten as Sega's outgoing mascot. Still, we've got a...
Now that Phantasy Star is finally available in the west, Sega has decided to clarify when exactly fans in North America and Europe will be able to get their hands on the next Sega AGES title, Out Run. Following the news the arcade racer would
Now available in Japan
While we wait for Sega AGES release of Out Run on the Switch eShop here in the west, why not take a moment to watch the beautiful Japanese overview trailer that's just been released. It highlights the exotic locations within the game and the magical soundtrack. Otherwise, if you know how, you can always buy the game right now...
That was quick
Out Run was confirmed as the next game in the Sega AGES line last week and already it's been revealed it will arrive on the Japanese eShop later this week. Sega announced the 29th November release date via its official Twitter account. The price of the game aligns with existing releases and will set
A few days ago, we found Out Run would be the next game added to the Sega AGES line on the Switch eShop. As exciting as the news was at the time, there was no mention of a local release. In the latest update, a spokesperson from Sega has told Eurogamer the title will be made available "worldwide" early next year. Given how
No word on a local release
In exciting news, Sega has confirmed the 3D driving game Out Run will be joining the Sega AGES line on the Japanese eShop before the end of the year. Unfortunately, there was no mention of the release date and price, or if the game will also make its way across to the west before the end of 2018 Based on the 1986 arcade...
An improved version of Virtua Racing is also expected
SEGA and M2 are doing a great job of bringing classic Mega Drive games to the Switch with the SEGA AGES series of games. As with the 3DS 3D Classics range, these aren't just lazy efforts. M2 really get into the original games source code so you know you are getting a port worthy of your time. In...
Not long to go now
After a short delay, earlier this week we found the Sega AGES version of Phantasy Star would finally be making its way to the Switch in Japan at the end of October. Now, in the same Game Watch interview that revealed Sega N
Did the game composer influence the poll?
If you recall the poll Sega ran prior to this year's Tokyo Game Show asking fans what games they wanted to see adapted to the AGES line, you'll no doubt remember the Jet Set Radio series topped the list. This technically covered the original game released on the Dreamcast in 2000 and also the sequel arriving...
The Sega AGES line was first announced for the Switch eShop in April this year. The series will start out with 15 games and is being handled by emulation experts M2, who has a fantastic history working with Sega's retro releases. The latest game reveal is Space Harrier. As explained by Gematsu, the news was delivered...
M2 is best known in recent years for handling Sega’s 3D Classics line on the 3DS and modernising iconic series like Sonic the Hedgehog, Out Run and Fantasy Zone. Having now made the transition across to the Switch, the developer recently sat down with
We won't dwell too long on the fact that the Virtual Console isn't part of Nintendo's plans for Switch, but the desire for retro games on the console remains as high as ever - which is why the news that a Game Boy game is coming to the system is such big news for the wears of rose-tinted specs. However, before you get too excited,...
Last week, Sega caused quite a stir when it announced it would be bringing a series of classic titles to Switch under the "AGES" banner. The first three confirmed titles are Sonic, Thunder Force IV and Phantasy Star. However, it hasn't taken long for Sega to reveal two more games in the range:
Castlevania, Contra and Gradius could all be coming to the eShop
WiiWare wasn't exactly inundated with quality games but it had a few solid-gold gems, three of which were part of Konami's ReBirth series. Developed by emulation experts M2, Gradius ReBirth, Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth and Contra ReBirth adopted a classic 16-bit visual style and...
When magic and side-scrolling shooters collide
It's been two years since an episode from The Legend Of Dark Witch series graced a Nintendo platform (episodes one and two were digital titles that shot their way onto the 3DS eShop), but The Legend Of Dark Witch 3 - Wisdom And Lunacy is almost ready
The end of an era
While Sega has been curiously reluctant to update its existing Wii Virtual Console catalogue for the Wii U and 3DS, it hasn't entirely forgotten its past glories this console cycle. Courtesy of emulation experts M2 we've had some amazing updates of vintage Sega games on the 3DS, each one blessed with auto-stereoscopic visuals and a...
Consider us interested
The Legend of Dark Witch and its sequel can hardly be considered 3DS eShop classics, but they have their fans, and there's a good chance that the third outing will attract even more followers now that we know who is handling development duties. The Legend of Dark Witch 3 was teased back in August and was recently shown off at...