Many gamers consider the SEGA Dreamcast, launched on November 27, 1998 in Japan, to have been ahead of its time, and rightfully so. It preceded the Sony’s PlayStation 2, Nintendo’s GameCube, and Microsoft’s Xbox, putting it in a league of its own at the time. Unfortunately, the game console was discontinued after just 3-years on March 31, 2001, after having sold 9.13-million units worldwide. Read more to see what one gamer transformed an old Dreamcast into.
Ever wonder what it would be like to view the world from Sonic the Hedgehog’s perspective? If so, you may reconsider after checking out this Sonic Generations mod by a programmer who goes by Skyth online. Not only do you get to experience his dizzying speed, but all of the flips, bounces, jumps and more at supersonic speeds, all of which may case motion sickness. The programmer notes that it’s best to Disable Boost Particles code in the 2D sections. Read more for two videos and additional information.
For those who have never played Sonic Mania, it essentially brings fans back to the 2D world of platform games with nostalgic pixel-style art and core classic gameplay by reimagining iconic Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles. Plus entire new Zones with all-new Acts and bosses have been thrown into the mix. Read more for a video review and additional information on the free Epic Games Store download.
In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th birthday, Minecraft gets an all-new DLC, complete with procedurally generated locations, whether it be a standard forest trail or beach route to the iconic Green Hills Zone and Chemical Plant Zone. Just like its SEGA counterpart, there are rings to collect. Sure, they may be the blockiest rings you have ever laid your eyes on, but they get the job done and there are also plenty of obstacles to dash past as well as bosses to defeat. Read more for a video and additional information.
Remember Sonic Colors on the Nintendo Wii? Well, SEGA has remastered the game and it’s called Sonic Colors: Ultimate. This adrenaline-pumping remaster of the iconic 2010 platformer refreshes the title with stunning visuals, additional features, a new mode, and improved gameplay enhancements. It will be released both digitally and physically on September 7, 2021 starting on PlayStation 4, Xbox One Consoles and Nintendo Switch. Read more for the announcement trailer and additional information.
Never heard of Sonic Kart 3DX? That’s probably because it was released on Sonic Cafe, SEGA’s mobile phone game service in Japan, during 2005. To be more specific, users of NTT DoCoMo’s i-appli phones were able to pay around $3 USD per month for access to the entire library of games, which in addition to Sonic Kart 3DX, included such titles as Sonic Golf, Sonic Billiards, Sonic Bowling and even Sonic Tennis. Read more for some rarely seen gameplay footage.
Remember someone showing a working prototype of Konami’s unreleased Castlevania Resurrection game for the SEGA Dreamcast earlier this month? If so, you’ll be glad to know that it can now be downloaded for your own person enjoyment. This game is set in 1666 directly before Simon Belmont’s adventure in the original Castlevania and focuses on Sonia Belmont, along with a new character, Victor Belmont, an 1800s vampire hunter who had abandoned his lineage. Read more for a video playthrough and the download link.
Remember Sonic Adventure from 1998 on the SEGA Dreamcast? If so, this fan-made game will bring back some memories. Officially called “Sonic Adventure: Dreams Edition”, it was created by two gamers and also draws inspiration from the Boost system used in Sonic Unleashed, along with some of the character assets, including Sonic himself. The game starts off in an open-world hub that is large enough to let you run at full-speed. Read more for a video and additional information.
Konami abruptly canceled Castlevania: Resurrection for the SEGA Dreamcast in March 2000, and if released, it would have been the seventeenth title of the series as well as third title to enter the 3D realm. The storyline, set in 1666, followed Sonia Belmont and a new character, Victor Belmont, an 1800s vampire hunter who had abandoned his lineage. It starts directly before Simon Belmont’s adventure in the original Castlevania. Read more to see a prototype build shown to executives behind closed doors at trade shows.
SEGA’s R360 (Rotate 360) is a motion-based arcade cabinet first released in Japan in 1990. As the name implies, this machine boasts the ability to spin 360 degrees in any direction on two metal axis, allowing the player to freely move as the cabinet mimics the in-game action, including the ability to turn completely upside down. To keep you safe, there’s a safety bar and four-point safety harness, while an emergency stop button can be found inside / outside the cabinet and on the attendant tower. Unfortunately, it only supported two games: G-LOC: Air Battle and Wing War. Read more to see one that was found dumped in a field.