Side-scrolling beat ’em up Coffee Crisis getting physical limited edition on PS4
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Side-scrolling beat ’em up Coffee Crisis getting physical limited edition on PS4

Four years after debuting on the Sega Genesis – yes, Sega’s 16-bit console from the late ’80s and early ’90s – Coffee Crisis is out now on PS4 and Switch. If you’re unfamiliar with it, Coffee Crisis is a side-scrolling beat ’em up centered around a team of baristas, Nick and Ashley. The latte-drinking duo are…

Streets of Rage 4 release date confirmed
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Streets of Rage 4 release date confirmed

It’s been a while since we heard anything about Streets of Rage 4. Today, we just learned the release date and additional details. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, the executive producer of the game announced that the first game in the series in a quarter-century is coming out later this month with a…

Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 coming to Nintendo Switch
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Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 coming to Nintendo Switch

Sega is bringing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 to the Nintendo Switch on February 20 as part of their Sega Ages lineup. The Sega Ages series brings classic Sega titles back to life on the Nintendo Switch with new features. M2 is the studio behind the ports, the same Japanese developer responsible for…

Ichidant-R and Columns II coming to Nintendo Switch later this month
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Ichidant-R and Columns II coming to Nintendo Switch later this month

Sega is bringing two puzzle games never before released in the West to the Nintendo Switch as part of their Sega Ages lineup: Ichidant-R and Columns II. Originally released for Japanese arcades in 1994, Ichidant-R is a spin-off of Bonanza Bros. featuring a compilation of wacky mini-games set in a fantasy medieval backdrop. The game combines puzzle…

Aladdin and The Lion King are being remastered for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch
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Aladdin and The Lion King are being remastered for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch

The Sega Genesis and SNES classics Aladdin and The Lion King are being remastered for modern consoles. The games – which were first released in 1993 and 1994, respectively – will be packaged together. They will launch this fall on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The announcement was leaked from a GameStop conference. According…

Sega shows off Genesis Mini titles in new trailer
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Sega shows off Genesis Mini titles in new trailer

Sega has released a new trailer highlighting some of the games included in the upcoming release of the Genesis Mini throwback console, which launches next month, just in time for the classic 16-bit system’s 30th anniversary in North America. The miniature system – which is similar to Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic systems, as well…

Sega Genesis action-platformer Phantom Gear reaches Kickstarter goal
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Sega Genesis action-platformer Phantom Gear reaches Kickstarter goal

Indie developer Mega Cat Studio announced today that their action-platformer Phantom Gear for the Sega Genesis has reached its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. The developer hoped to raise $25,000 in order to finish the game and release a boxed physical edition. With nine days to go, they have already passed their goal and are currently…

Indie dev hopes to crowdfund Sega Genesis action-platformer Phantom Gear
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Indie dev hopes to crowdfund Sega Genesis action-platformer Phantom Gear

Indie developer Mega Cat Studio is creating an action-platformer for the Sega Genesis that they hope to get funded through a campaign on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Phantom Gear, as it’s called, takes inspiration from 8 and 16-bit classics like Mega Man X, Gunstar Heroes, and Castlevania. The game features skill progression, multiple weapons, “massive” boss…

Flashback Mobile is a remastered classic coming to iOS and Android devices
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Flashback Mobile is a remastered classic coming to iOS and Android devices

The classic sci-fi puzzle-platform game Flashback is being remastered for mobile platforms on the App Store and Google Play. It will be released later this summer. If you’re unfamiliar with it, Flashback is a trailblazing sci-fi game from 1992, first released on the Amiga and then ported to MS-DOS, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, and other…

Sega to release Genesis Mini for system’s 30th anniversary
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Sega to release Genesis Mini for system’s 30th anniversary

Sega will be releasing a new Genesis throwback console called the Genesis Mini in time for the classic 16-bit system’s 30th anniversary in North America. It will include 40 classic titles, including Altered Beast, Gunstar Heroes, and Sonic the Hedgehog. The Genesis Mini is based on the design of the original Sega Genesis first released…

Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Scrap Brain Zone
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Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Scrap Brain Zone

Scrap Brain Zone is brutal, unforgiving and at some points even a little cheap. This is the last full zone before the final boss fight — and it shows through its steep difficulty. In short, don’t expect an easy ride. Whereas the similarly difficult Labyrinth Zone derived much of its challenge from the underwater feature…

Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Star Light Zone
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Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Star Light Zone

It’s one the quickest levels in Sonic the Hedgehog. You can easily beat it in under two minutes without breaking a sweat. Just don’t mistake Star Light Zone as a pushover. The fifth zone in the original Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis — which looks like it takes place in outer space — is…

Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Labyrinth Zone
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Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Labyrinth Zone

The fourth zone in Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis is also the most treacherous. Labyrinth Zone takes place through a vast underground network of ancient, deteriorating ruins that are submerged underwater. The enemies and hazards are not the biggest challenge of Labyrinth Zone. The water is your biggest enemy in these stages. Sonic…

Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Spring Yard Zone
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Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Spring Yard Zone

The third zone in Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis is a light-hearted, zany environment that at some points resembles a pinball machine with springs, bumpers and secret areas. The inspiration for future casino levels found in most Sonic games came from Spring Yard Zone’s showy style. Spring Yard Zone, which was the first…

Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Marble Zone
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Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Marble Zone

The second zone in Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis is far more unforgiving than the first. The grey and dreary Marble Zone contrasts drastically with the bright, colorful and vibrant Green Hill Zone. Blue skies have given way to dark clouds in this more ominous-looking zone. The pace is also much slower. Green…

Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Green Hill Zone
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Let’s Play Sonic the Hedgehog: Revisiting Green Hill Zone

It’s perhaps the most iconic level of its generation. Lush grassy hills, checkered soil, and abundant life: Green Hill Zone — the first area that players visit in the original Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis — is easily the most inviting level in the entire game. Players become accustomed to the game mechanics…