Back in 1987, you could've picked up either a SEGA Master System for $99.99 (included 2 controllers, light phaser and Safari / Hang On games) or an NES with R.O.B. as well as a light gun, two controllers, and two games for $139.97. The single games for these systems ran anywhere from $27.49 (Choplifter) to $34.99 (The Legend of Zelda). The best-selling gaming console of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983. With the NES, Nintendo introduced a now-standard business model of licensing third-party developers, authorizing them to produce and distribute titles for Nintendo's platform. Click here to view the first image in this week's cool video game pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Magpie bird mimicing a child's laugh.
A number of accessories were produced for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Many of these devices were modeled after earlier add-ons for the NES: the Super Scope is a light gun functionally similar to the NES Zapper (though the Super Scope features wireless capabilities) and the Super Advantage is an arcade-style joystick with adjustable turbo settings akin to the NES Advantage. This ad from the 90s shows just how bold Nintendo was with their advertising. Continue reading for more classic video game ads.
For those who don't live in Japan, Taiwan or China, maimai is basically an arcade rhythm game developed and distributed by Sega, in which the player interacts with objects on a touchscreen and executes dance-like movements. The game supports both single-player and multiplayer gameplay with up to 4 players. Various kinds of objects will appear at the center and approach the outer rim of the circular touchscreen. The player must tap, hold or slide on the touchscreen or surrounding buttons in time with the music, depending on the type of note. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Everyone knows what Sonic is the fastest hedgehog around, or at least in video games, but here are 21 interesting things you may not have known about the blue hero. First off, the original Sonic concept was inspired by "Level 1-1" in Super Mario Bros., according to Yuji Naka. Continue reading to see more.
Yes, the SEGA Pluto you read about last week is now up for sale on eBay, and bidding has already exceeded $7500. This console is was originally acquired for just $1 at a flea market, and has one major defect: a lid that doesn't stay closed. On the bright side, it's fully-functional as long as you find a way to keep the game lid shut. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
At Games Ultimate Portable Game Player is currently being offered at just $42 shipped, originally priced at $59.99. It comes with 40 official SEGA Genesis games and 40 additional arcade games. Titles include: "Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, Mega Man, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Comix Zone, and Sonic & Knuckles. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.
2.8" LCD handheld player.
3 Capcom games built-in featuring: Super Street Fighter II.
37 SEGA games built-in including: Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2.
Rechargeable battery built in, USB cable included for charging battery.
From afar, this may appear to be a next-generation SEGA Saturn, but in reality, it's one of two SEGA Pluto prototypes in existence. It's owned by a former Sega of America employee who now lives in Japan. What sets this console apart from the Saturn is its standard NetLink 28.8kbit/s modem, which allowed it to be linked up using a dial-up connection for multiplayer gaming, with support built into games including Daytona (NetLink Edition), Duke Nukem 3D, Saturn Bomberman, Sega Rally, and Virtual On. Continue reading for a news report, more pictures, and additional information.
The Sega Genesis was released in the North America on September 15, 1989 - after a soft release during August 1989 in NYC and Los Angeles, with the suggested retail price of $189.99, $10 less than originally planned, and also $10 less than the competing TurboGrafx-16. Today, a factory sealed launch day console will cost you $1899.99 or more on eBay. Continue reading to see more toys and gadgets from your childhood that are worth a lot now.
Ever wonder what classic games would look like if they were compatible with multi-display setups? Well, wonder no more as this gamer has decided to show us. As you can probably tell, there's not much to explore when the entire stage is laid out in front of you, due to the 6060 X 1080 combined resolution. Continue reading for more.
Gamers who grew up in the 80's and 90's probably owned at least one Nintendo or SEGA video game console - thanks in part to the countless magazine ads, television commercials, etc., but have you wondered how the two rivals stack up today? If so, then continue reading to see the breakdown.