Streets of Rage 2 is one of the finest beat ‘em ups of all time, combining impressive graphics, an amazing soundtrack and some bone crunching action into a single package. You’ll find few Sega fans who don’t list Streets of Rage 2 as one of the finest games the company has ever published.
This updated version of Sonic the Hedgehog will be boasting many enhancements such as the Sonic 2 spin dash, save states, the ability to switch between different regional versions of the game, and even choose between Model 1 and Model 2 Mega Drive sound. These enhancements are completely optional, meaning you can play the game in its vanilla form.
3D Sonic the Hedgehog will be released in Japan this week for 600 yen. Hopefully we’ll hear word of a local release soon.
AssemblerGames forum member Super Magnetic has unveiled a prototype system that came into his possession while working at Sega.
Codenamed Pluto, the machine was essentially a remodelled Sega Saturn with an in-built NetLink adapter.
It is believed that two of these prototypes exist, but the one shown off by Super Magnetic is believed to be fully functional. Any plans to mass produce the prototype were probably killed off with the poor performance of the Saturn outside of Japan and the push to move onto a format where an internet interface would be available to the entire userbase (Dreamcast).
Sega announced at GDC that a remastered version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog would be making its way to Android and iOS devices. This new version of the game will replace the one that is currently available.
Previous Sonic the Hedgehog releases earned the ire of fans for being done as fast and as cheap as possible, so in order to prevent fan backlash, Sega has enlisted the help of Taxman, creator of the Retro Engine used in many Sonic fan games and the recent re-release of Sonic the Hedgehog CD, and Stealth, creator of the popular Sonic fan game Sonic Mega Mix.
Changes in the new release include widescreen support, a remapped HUD and touch screen controls.
The remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog will hit in April for $US2.99. Those who previously purchased Sonic the Hedgehog on these devices will be upgraded to the new version free of charge.
It would appear that, hot on the heels of the DuckTales remake, Sega and Disney are planning a remake of Castle of Illusion, one of Sega’s finest platformers from the early 1990s.
While no actual media for the game has been shown yet, Sega did put out the above teaser trailer, and the box art for the game has been leaked.
Expect to hear more from Sega on the project soon.
F-Zero AX was the arcade equivalent of F-Zero GX, released by Nintendo and Sega for the not-widely-used Triforce arcade system, which was based on GameCube hardware. Players of F-Zero GX could take their GameCube memory cards to an arcade with an F-Zero AX arcade machine and download a save file that would unlock the AX Cup, letting them race on the F-Zero AX tracks on the home version of the game. Those not fortunate enough to have access to an AX arcade machine had to beat story mode on hard to unlock the AX Cup, which is a legendary feat few can accomplish.
It turns out that the entirety of F-Zero AX was actually sitting unaccessible on the F-Zero GX disc. Some industruous hackers armed with copies of the GameCube Action Replay have dug into the depths of the disc and found the arcade game nestled within.
If you have an Action Replay or Gameshark, you can find the code necessary to make GX boot into AX here.