Sonic the Hedgehog was proven to be a massive success selling over 15 million copies. A sequel was a no-brainer. Problem is, the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka, left due to a disagreement in policy. Fortunately, Mark Cerny, founder of Sega Technical Insitute (STI) managed to convince Naka to return to Sega as […]
Hidden Palace has closed out the year with another legendary prototype drop. Following last year’s release of the first major Sonic 3 proto, now comes the release of the first major Sonic 1 proto!
Do you know what I don’t like about retro games during the NES era? You would have to start ALL OVER once you get a game over. To go through the same slow levels over and over again feels just dull and repetitive sometimes. This is how Yuji Naka felt when playing Super Mario Bros. […]
VHS footage of a cancelled Genesis game called "Segapede" (later "Astropede") has been uploaded by SEGAbits. This prototype was developed at Sega Technical Institute and was intended to be connected to the Sonic universe. This footage is from former STI artist Craig Stitt, who had previously worked on Sonic 2 and Sonic Spinball. The level […]
Sega tweeted out the last 12(!) games for the Genesis Mini. No Sonic games this time around. That means no S3&K, which I sort of predicted. But it also means no 3D Blast… take that as you will. Third party highlights on the western side include Strider, Road Rash II, and the particularly rare hidden […]
Sega just revealed the next 10 games to be included in their new Genesis/Mega Drive Mini console. Sonic Spinball is making its way to the English side. Not a game I personally would've selected, but I know it has its fans. That's four Sonic games for the English console, including Sonic 1, 2, and Mean […]
Sega tweeted out an update on the Genesis Mini and… boy is it a big'un. Sonic 2 was confirmed, which I sorta predicted in the previous post. On the third party front we got Contra: Hard Corps (hell yeah) and Earthworm Jim (woah, whaaat). Other highlights include Shinobi III and Streets of Rage 2 (two […]
At this year's Sega Fes, more details were unveiled about the mysterious Genesis/Mega Drive Mini console. If you remember, its release was initially delayed for quality reasons. The initial theory (and fear) was that this was simply going to be a reskinned clone console from the dreaded AtGames. Well, put those fears to rest. Here's […]