SEGA’s new Classics Collection will be released tomorrow, giving fans a nostalgia kick with over 50 games from their childhood. These include Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2, as well as beat ’em up and shooter games like Comix Zone, Gunstar Heroes and Vectorman.
2016 marks the 25
anniversary of when Sonic the Hedgehog first blazed across television sets and Sega Geneses back in 1991.
Last summer, Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J Harris hit store shelves
If you owned a Sega Genesis back in the 90s, odds are you have fond memories of ToeJam and Earl. Well, now there’s a chance you can relive some of that nostalgia as one of the creators, Greg Johnson, has launched a Kickstarter to fund a true sequel to the game.
The goal is to reach $400 000, and with 29 days to go, over 8 thousand dollars were raised. For backers, there are tons of rewards from in game credits to figures.
Those who have stuck with the series might remember two other ToeJam and Earl games that didn’t’ quite live up to the standard the original set. Johnson actually talks about those titles not being what he wanted them to be, and essentially puts the blame on his publishers for changing their direction. To him, this is the sequel they set out to make over 20 years ago. The game features 2D sprites with a fixed camera from above that can be zoomed in and out with that funky music that made the game so unique.
As of now, the plan is to launch on all platforms, but first for PC. But that won’t happen if thing doesn’t get funded though. So fellow gamers, let’s go to Kickstarter!
The master console of retro gaming – no, not the Ouya – has been delayed.
A series of faulty pins in the cartridge slots have halted the release of the product, for now. Set to release in December, its been pushed to an early 2014 release and will cost $99.
A classic gamer’s dream, the Retron 5 has slots for NES, SNES, GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Colour, Genesis/Mega Drive, and Famicom cartridges. It even features its own Bluetooth controller, and has an HDMI output allowing users to play these classics on modern television sets.
With the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 now behind us, the buzz surrounding the two consoles has fizzled out. The delay of the Retron 5 is disappointing not only because we now have to wait a little longer to dive into nostalgia land, but it’s release in December would have offered us a plethora of games to play over the holidays. I mean, let’s face it, Xbox One and PS4 have a small library of titles that don’t pack any substantial punches or surprises. We’re still within the launch window so it’s no surprise, but being able to go back and play Turtles in Time and Mickey Mouse: The Great Circus Mystery on one system would have been a nice holiday treat. Mickey and Minnie were fierce back in the day.
If you have a Retron 3, you’re lucky. Enjoy it. For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait a little longer to relive some classic memories.