2D or Not 2D: Sega Saturn’s Library Holds Up

2D or Not 2D: Sega Saturn’s Library Holds Up

The famous Sega Saturn American “sneak launch” happened 24 years ago today. For the uninitiated, Sega had planned to launch its 32-bit Saturn console in America on September 2nd, 1995, a Saturday, which they dubbed “Saturnday.” Sega had released Saturn in Japan the...
Flip Grip: Bullet Heaven – By Rob Faraldi

Flip Grip: Bullet Heaven – By Rob Faraldi

Shmups (short for “shoot ‘em ups”) were a mainstream genre decades ago, but have since become a persistent niche. Some of the more popular and notable shmups include Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga, M.U.S.H.A., and Raiden. Certain classic consoles including TurboGrafx-16,...
25 Years of Treasure

25 Years of Treasure

1993 was a standout year for the Sega Genesis console. A new generation of graphically impressive titles were being released that really pushed the system in ways first generation software did not. It didn’t hurt that many of the most impressive looking titles...
Despite All My Rage…

Despite All My Rage…

For my money, there’s no better side-scrolling beat ‘em up series than the Streets of Rage trilogy developed for the Sega Genesis platform. The deep combat and excellent controls coupled with the outstanding soundtracks by famed composer Yuzo Koshiro are more than...

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