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8:30 PM on 05.04.2012

More Sega Genesis favorites come to Steam

Considering this is the fifth collection of Sega Genesis games to hit Steam, I was anxious to see what the overall quality of the offering would be. It's surprisingly not all over the place! Part of that can be attributed to ...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 04.05.2012

SOUNDSHOCK 2 to raise the undead sounds of the Genesis

[Update: It's now available and it's free!] As a Sega Genesis child, I will forever be enamored by the crunchy sound of FM synth music. The SNES had crystal-clear audio, sure, but it wasn't raw and gritty in the way the Genes...

Tony Ponce

11:30 PM on 03.29.2012

Sonic 2 HD fan game gets an alpha demo

Way back at the start of 2011, we told you about a Sonic the Hedgehog 2 fan remake that was in the works. The appropriately named Sonic 2 HD is exactly what it sounds like: the classic Genesis game we all remember, updated w...

Tony Ponce

Epic Mickey 3DS is a follow-up to Castle of Illusion photo
Epic Mickey 3DS is a follow-up to Castle of Illusion
by Tony Ponce


Hold up... YES. Okay, I'm finished.

More info from the latest issue of Nintendo Power regarding Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion on 3DS has just emerged. The DreamRift-developed title ties in not only to the original Epic Mickey but also to the f*ck-awesome Castle of Illusion on Sega Genesis. As with the Genesis game, it'll be a side-scroller with the Queen from Snow White as the main antagonist. On top of that, each level will be based on a Disney animated film from Sleeping Beauty to even Tangled, characters (such as Scrooge McDuck) will take residence in Mickey's home base à la the Suikoden series, and the game will feature hand-drawn sprites with extensive parallax scrolling backgrounds.

Yeah, the home console versions can officially kiss the fattest part of my ass.

'Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion' Preview Courtesy of Nintendo Power [About.com]
Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion (3DS, Dreamrift) [NeoGAF]

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6:30 PM on 03.15.2012

Sega brings Monster World IV to XBLA in a bundle

Sega and Westone's Wonder Boy series was really strange when it came to naming conventions. Wonder Boy started visiting Monster Land and Monster World, and before you know it, Sega put out a Genesis game with the&nb...

Bob Muir

5:30 PM on 03.01.2012

Live show: ToeJam & Earl on Mash Tactics

It's a funkadelic edition of "Throwback Thursday" today on Mash Tactics. King Foom is wobbling into the Sega Genesis cult classic ToeJam & Earl. The titular heroes are stranded on Earth, and the player must venture throug...

Bill Zoeker

5:30 PM on 02.23.2012

Live show: Zombies Ate My Neighbors on Mash Tactics

It's a ghoulish edition of 'Throwback Thursday' today on Mash Tactics. King Foom is spraying through the 16 bit action horror onslaught Zombies Ate My Neighbors! This Konami title featured two radical teenagers, Zeke and Juli...

Bill Zoeker

5:30 PM on 02.16.2012

Live show: Mash Tactics tackles Mutant League games

It's sure to be a nasty 'Throwback Thursday' on Mash Tactics. King Foom has invited some friends over for some couch multiplayer in Mutant League Football and Hockey on the Sega Genesis. Tune in for old times' sake and enjoy ...

Bill Zoeker

10:30 AM on 02.15.2012

Watch copies of Shaq Fu get blown the f**k up

Chad James of ScrewAttack is a big damn hero. He and his father took a truckload of copies of Shaq Fu, the infamous Shaquille O'Neal fighting game, to the gun range for some target practice. The video that resulted from that...

Tony Ponce

5:30 PM on 02.09.2012

Live show: Rocket Knight Adventures on Mash Tactics

It's time for 'Throwback Thursday' on Mash Tacitcs! The retro romp this time is Rocket Knight Adventures, and its sequel Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2 for the Genesis console. A series about a possum equipped with a s...

Bill Zoeker

7:30 PM on 01.30.2012

Location: The cold and the beautiful

[DOLPHINS! The Manchild writes a great post about the ocean and Ecco the Dolphin. As always, remember to load your own blogs into the Community Blogs and tag them with the "Bloggers Wanted Essay Response" tag, and y...


3:30 PM on 01.03.2012

Retrode console brings legitimacy to emulation

As you're probably well aware, emulation is a fantastically convenient way for us to play our old games but it does suffer from a few problems. Many of those issues surround the legality of playing copies of ROMs downloaded f...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 01.02.2012

Genesis emulator running on the PS Vita makes us 0_o

Above you'll see an emulator running Sonic and Knuckles on the PlayStation Vita. Woah. That was quick! But, before you get too excited, know that this is actually going through the Vita's PSP emulator, so its emulation insid...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 12.28.2011

Rocket Knight adventuring to a sick drum beat

Dtoid's little drummer boy NukaCola is back with a brand new drum cover, this time of one of favorite game series ever, Rocket Knight. Specifically, he covers the opening level themes of both Sparkster on the SNES and Rocket...

Tony Ponce

6:30 PM on 12.28.2011

Sonic the Hedgehog goes cheap today on Xbox Live

Between the recent digitally distributed re-release of Sonic CD on consoles, and the still-funny dumb running Sonic Tumblr, I'm in the mood to throw our hedgehog friend some love. Today, many of the well-remembered Sonic game...

Jordan Devore

Review: Sonic CD photo
Review: Sonic CD
by Dale North

I'm dating myself here, but playing Sonic CD again really took me back. It took me back to a time when I had saved up money from my part-time job (and borrowed a bit more) to buy that really ugly Ver. 2 "sidecar" Sega CD attachment for my Sega Genesis. It was a lot of money, but I was so happy. Seeing that full-motion video in Sewer Shark was a thrill, but what I really wanted was upgraded experiences that were even more spectacular than blast-processed 16-bit goodness that I had fallen in love with. What I really wanted was to see the evolution of Sonic.

Sonic CD didn't turn out to be quite the evolution I dreamed of (that nightmare would come later). It turned out to be a lot like the Sega Genesis Sonic titles. But the cool perspective tricks, time travel gimmick and the slick CD audio soundtrack were enough for me. And I must have watched the fully animated introduction movie 50 times. Somehow this became my favorite Sonic game. It still is.

Now Sonic CD is a digital release on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Times have changed.

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