We have four new book titles that have been added to our collection of published titles. They have been added to the Books section and feature screenshots, description and direct links to Amazon. The four ebooks are: U2: eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE, Depeche Mode: Spirit, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Garfield Park Conservatory. All are photography books … Continue Reading

Virtua Cop 2 (1996, Sega AM2 for Sega Saturn) I had a terrific amount of fun with Virtua Cop, both in the arcades and on Saturn. The home version was released as part of the Holiday 1995 trilogy (including Virtua Fighter 2 and Sega Rally Championship) that rescued the console from an early collapse. It’s … Continue Reading

The House of the Dead (1998, Tantalus for Sega Saturn) You just have to love the sheer rush of adrenaline and fear from The House of the Dead. Terrors and thrills abound at every corner, gruesome monsters leap at you from every direction, and the roller coaster never stops. This game never gives you a … Continue Reading

Battle Garegga (1997, Raizing/Eighting for Sega Saturn) There are hardcore videogames, and then there are hardcore videogames, the ones that break down all but the most stubborn and defiant of players. Ninja Gaiden on NES is one example, Battletoads is another. Raizing’s Battle Garegga easily belongs in this club. For the last 15 years, the … Continue Reading

Radiant Silvergun (1998, Treasure for Sega Saturn) Question: Was 1998 the greatest year in the history of videogames? It certainly stands among the top five dates, for sure. Consider only a handful of candidates: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; Tony Hawk Pro Skater; Starcraft; Half-Life; Grim Fandango; Dance Dance Revolution; Panzer Dragoon Saga; Radiant … Continue Reading

Panzer Dragoon (1995, Team Andromeda for Sega Saturn) When I think of Panzer Dragoon, one word comes to mind: atmosphere. It presents a world that is vast, teeming with lost civilizations and buried histories and countless life forms that struggle for survival. Its visual and art design owes much to French comics artist Moebius as … Continue Reading

Dragon Force (1996, J-Force, Sega and Working Designs for Sega Saturn) Whenever I play Dragon Force, I am easily overwhelmed by the scale of this world and the challenge in leading armies against eight kingdoms composed of dozens of generals, thousands of soldiers and a dozen military classes, all while managing domestic politics, rogue elements, … Continue Reading

Virtua Fighter 2 (1995, Sega AM2 for Sega Saturn) Virtua Fighter 2 is the greatest videogame ever made for Sega Saturn. It is the system’s greatest critical and commercial success, especially in Japan, where Sega was most successful, competing evenly against Sony for several years and even beating Nintendo. The arcade game was an enormous … Continue Reading

Virtua Cop (1995, Sega AM2 for Sega Saturn) Virtua Cop is the third of Sega’s blockbuster trilogy that revitalized the Sega Saturn in Christmas 1995, giving the troubled system a second chance at life. Such an idea must sound strange, considering the machine was launched in May that year, but Sega found themselves reeling from … Continue Reading

Choro Q Park (1998, Nextech for Sega Saturn) Choro Q Park is a charming little kart-style racing game that is based on those adorable little Penny Racer cars that were a fixture in my childhood. They were called “penny racers” because you could attach a penny to the trunk of the tiny cars and when … Continue Reading